Madrids Royal Palace must be seen to be believed. This Royal Palace Tour will give you a detailed, all-access visit with an expert professional guide, to make sure you miss nothing of this spectacular building. Visit the Throne Room, the Hall of Mirrors, the Banquet Hall and the private Royal Apartments, seeing a stunning array of tapestries, ceramics, old watches, swords and army and famous artworks by grand masters such as Goya and Velzquez. Learn how the Spanish Royal Family have lived throughout history and how they live today seeing in the different of the building how Spains turbulent history and rise and fall of empire have had a profound effect on the lives of its Royal Family. You will even have the chance to explore the Palaces 19th century English Gardens, which include two extraordinary neo-classical fountains and some incredible flower arrangements.
Following the tour of the Royal Palace, you will then walk through the city to Madrids stunning central city park, El Retiro a favourite spot for locals and visitors alike to walk, run, visit historic monuments, see exhibitions, relax with friends or simply enjoy their lunch.
El Retiro has over 19000 trees from 167 different species, a lake and a wide variety of different sculptures, notable buildings and gardens which make the park one of the worlds most famous parks and one of Madrids top attractions. Despite being incredibly large, it is possible to see all of El Retiros jewels and hidden gems on this tour your guide will lead you on a route through the best known sites of El Retiro (such as the Crystal Palace, the Gate of Philip IV and the Royal Observatory), as well as to a few places that dont feature in all the guide books.
Here your tour will finish, leaving you with the opportunity to relax on the grass, enjoy an ice cream or even rent a row boat and explore the parks famous lake.