Madrid City Sightseeing and Royal Palace Tour
- Type of tour: Bus & Minivan Tours
- Duration of this tour: 3 hours
- This tour commences in: Madrid, Spain
- Region of Spain: Madrid
Marvel at the sights of Madrid on this tour of the city and the Royal Palace. Learn about Madrid’s past and the events that have shaped the city you see today.
Discover Madrid’s multi-faceted history, from its Arab origins to the reigns of Phillip II and Charles III, and finally to present day Madrid. It was during the reign of Charles III in the 18th century that artistic and cultural ideas were introduced, enabling Madrid to become an important cultural and scientific centre.
Walk past such well-known sights and squares as Monumento de la Encarnacion, Plaza de Oriente, Mayor, Puerta de la Operal, Ramales, de la Villa, Sacramento, Puerta del Sol and Colón square, where you can stop, relax and enjoy a complimentary soft drink.
Continue to Madrid’s Royal Palace. Built in the 18th century on the site of an ancient Alcassar (Arab-fortress) in the classical Italian baroque style, it is one of the most beautiful and best preserved palaces in Europe. Your tour of the palace reveals rich tapestries, exquisite china pieces, clocks in every room