Royal Palace of Madrid Tour with Flamenco Show and Dinner

See the famous palace with skip-the-line entry before tapas dinner and dancing at the iconic Tablao

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 4 Reviews · 8.00h · Madrid, Spain

Looking for the easiest way to tour the Royal Palace of Madrid and see an authentic flamenco show in one day? You’re in luck! This perfectly designed tour gives you both, with a passionate local guide to help you make the most of your day in Madrid. Explore Spain's luxurious royal residence with its opulent decorations, paintings from world-famous artists, and historical artifacts. Then head to Torres Bermejas Tablao for tasty tapas and an evening flamenco show that'll get your toes tapping.

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  • Royal Palace Tour with flamenco show and dinner
  • Discover the amazing royal residence
  • Throne Room, Banquet Hall, Private Apartments, and more
  • See the royal art collection
  • Explore the palace's elaborate gardens
  • An evening of Spanish culture and cuisine
  • Enjoy an authentic tapas dinner with wine
  • Experience true flamenco culture

On this amazing small group tour, you'll have the best chance to fully immerse yourself in Spanish history and culture! Meet your passionate local guide and skip the line to witness the art and luxury of kings inside the Royal Palace of Madrid. It's affectionately known as the Spanish Versailles as you'll discover when you see the amazing Rococo frescoes and artwork by masters like Caravaggio and Goya. To end your evening, you'll head to Torres Bermejas Tablao to see the traditional flamenco entertainment while dining on the beloved tapas dishes of the Spain.

Madrid Royal Palace, Flamenco, and Tapas Tour Description

Your 5-hour guided tour includes:

  • Skip-the-line Royal Palace of Madrid tickets

  • 2-hour guided tour of the palace

  • Explore Spanish history and iconic art by Goya, Velasquez, and more

  • Friendly, English-speaking local guide

  • Tickets to the Torres Bermejas Tablao flamenco show

  • Tapas dinner with wine or soft drinks

  • Maximum group size of 30

Meet Your Guide Outside the Royal Palace

Your day begins at Plaza Isabel II in front of the Royal Opera House, just a block away from the Palace. Meet your guide, learn the itinerary for the day, and head to the Royal Palace.

1,000+ Year History of the Palace

Skip the line and enter the 18th-century palace built by the Spanish branch of the Bourbon family. Climb the elaborate stairs towards the Throne Room where the business of royalty has taken place for nearly 300 years. Prior to the Bourbon reign, the palace had been home to a 9th-century mosque. Your guide will describe the Moorish influence on the city's culture, history, and the land where the palace was built.

The royal family no longer live here full time and the Palacio Real is now reserved for major state events, but history flows from the walls of over 3,000 rooms, including Stradivarius Hall and the Gasparini Room.

Works by Goya, Caravaggio and More

As kings and queens are known to do, Madrid's royal family has gathered a major collection of art and artifacts. With Rococo frescoes by the Venetian Tiepolo, the Italian influence in the palace is clear. Other Italian masters are present throughout the residence, most famously with Caravaggio's Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist.

If you also visit the Prado Museum while in Madrid, you'll be quite familiar with the impactful works of Francisco Goya. At the palace, you can examine Goya's portraits such as Charles IV in Hunting Dress and María Luisa Wearing a Mantilla.

This famous Spanish painter eventually became the Primer Pintor de Cámara (Premier Court Painter), which was the highest rank in the courts. Your guide will explain how Napoleon led Goya to change his style, world view, and sanity.

Flamenco Show with Traditional Spanish Dinner

After the palace tour, you will have some time to explore Madrid before your evening flamenco show with dinner. Your guide will ensure you have the correct voucher for the night and bid you a great rest of your trip.

Head to the Torres Bermejas Tablao and grab your seat. We recommend arriving at 6:30 pm to get the perfect seat for the 7:00 pm show. Sit back, relax, and enjoy authentic Spanish fun. Taste delicious tapas and local wines for an unforgettable finish to the perfect tour in Madrid.

What you get with this tour
Skip-the-line Royal Palace of Madrid tickets
2-hour guided tour of the palace
Explore Spanish history and iconic art by Goya, Velasquez, and more
Friendly, English-speaking local guide
Tickets to the Torres Bermejas Tablao flamenco show
Tapas dinner with wine or soft drinks
Maximum group size of 30
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30 May 2024
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Melissa J. Griffin

Lydia was a great tour guide for the royal palace tour. I would recommend this tour as the interior rooms are beautiful and full of history. The flamenco show and dinner did not disappoint. What an amazing experience. Highly recommend both.

10 January 2024
Reviewed by
Adria Beaman

18 September 2023
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Sergio Moran

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Please bring your voucher (digital or printed). We also recommend comfortable walking shoes.

What does the dinner include?

The menu for the show includes Spanish omelet with caramelized onion, homemade croquettes, Iberian ham and cheese, Andalusian-style squid, toast with tomatoes and Iberian ham, Valencian paella, chicken fingers, homemade cheesecake with blueberry sauce. Drinks include red or white wine and water.

What to bring?

Please bring your voucher (digital or printed). We also recommend comfortable walking shoes.

What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other requirements?

Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our tour partners to provide you an alternative when possible.

Will the guide accompany me to the flamenco show?

No, your guide will arrange tickets but you'll go to the show independently.

Should I come dressed for the evening?

There will be time in between the palace tour and show, so if you're staying in central Madrid then you'll have time to go back and change outfits.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, it's run by one of our trusted partners in Madrid.

What if I’m concerned about my mobility?

If you have concerns about your mobility, please contact our team before booking.

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