Joanna

Great For
Children and families, Food & Drink, Senior travellers, Solo travellers
Vetted Locals
We handpick and interview all our Hosts to ensure they meet our strict acceptance criteria
Local Insights
Our hosts know their city very well and can share insights, tips and stories that a guidebook can't
100% Personalised
No cookie-cutter tours. Our Hosts plan experiences around what you want to see and do.
Real Authenticity
Our Locals host visitors in their spare time because they love sharing their city and meeting new people.

About me

Hello! I am Joanna. I am an art historian, mountain hiker, good food and good movies lover and yoga apprentice. I have been living in Madrid for over 5 years. When I came to Madrid I knew it was a different kind of city and so I started to study it and explore on my own which I do still do continuously. Now I enjoy offering visitors shortcuts to get to know the city deeper, faster, more profoundly, especially if they stay here for a little while. I hope you will enjoy your time in Madrid with me as much as I usually enjoy the time spent with people who want to share their experiences with me. I must say that hosting City Unscripted guests I also learn a lot and maybe it is the most exciting thing for me about this activity. I am quite flexible to plan an experience according to your needs whether you want to go to the park or to the city center. I can tell you the story, show the monuments and hidden gems. I don´t mind shopping with you on our way. Some people during rainy days don´t want to waste a moment. If it is the case: a rainy day, I am well prepared to show you around the Prado or the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum so you don´t get stressed and don´t miss any of the important works of art. I am sure that in the end of the day you will be amazed with the "dolce vita" that Madrid offers and, most probably, you will fall in love with this city as much as I did.

Languages

English, Spanish, Polish

My Interests

Stroll the Most Beautiful Streets in Madrid and enjoy an evening in the theatre or in the restaurant, Enjoy a bike tour in Madrid, the Old City and the parks, Great museums of the Paseo del Arte , Flamenco Shows in Madrid, wine and tapas, Barrio de las Letras and Rastro, a vintage market on Sunday

Total: EUR
per adult
Start when you want

You can specify your preferred start time after booking

How it works

1. find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Host's profiles and book your favourite one directly

2. tell us about you

We'll send a questionnaire to find out more about you, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you're after

3. chat & plan

We'll match you to your ideal Host (if you didn't book one directly) and they'll contact you to plan your personalised experience.

4. explore together

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the things and places that locals love and which make the city unique

My most exciting things to do in Madrid

Madrid

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  • Iñaki Is Great For

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How many hours should you book?

Following is a brief guide to help you decide how many hours to book your Host for

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your Host for a coffee anywhere in the city or at your hotel and get advice on things to do and see during your stay
  • Explore a small area or street of the city to get insider insights and advice from your Host
2 hr
Perfect for exploring a small area of the city
  • Explore a mainstream area of the city to see the main tourist sites but also to discover hidden gems that most tourists miss
  • Discover an "off the beaten path" area of the city loved by locals and get a feel for what makes the city so special
3 hr
-4 hr
Perfect for exploring a larger area of the city or an in-depth discovery of smaller area
  • Visit some of the main tourist sites, get insider insights from your Host and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Focus on a specific neighbourhood or larger area of the city, discover its streets and places locals frequent and get a real insight into what really makes the city beat
  • Explore an area of the city that offers interesting things to see and do day and night and stop for a drink at some of the best bars along the way
  • Visit a child friendly area of the city and have time for the kids to run around and explore any interesting shops and attractions. Get advice from your Host on child friendly places to eat and visit during your stay
5 hr
-6 hr
Perfect for exploring 2 or 3 areas of the city
  • See all or most of the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for a drink or quick lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Host and based on what you like, get insider insights and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Mix it! Visit some of the main tourist sites and then go off to explore an off the beaten path neighbourhood loved by locals. Stop for a drink or quick lunch along the way
  • Choose a theme such as food discovery, best markets, vintage shopping, music scene, trendy scene, history, art etc and let your Host plan an outing across several areas of the city covering the best of your chosen theme
7 hr
-8+ hr
Perfect for spending a day experiencing the best of what the city has to offer based on your interests
  • Give your Host a list of all the places you want to visit and things you want to do and let him/her plan an outing that makes the most of your time including organising tickets to attractions etc.
  • See all the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Host, have time to pop into any shops, galleries or places of interest along the way, get insider insights and discover hidden gems
  • Mix it! Visit the main tourist sites and then go off to explore one or more off the beaten path neighbourhoods loved by locals. Stop for lunch or dinner and drinks along the way