Half day Half Day in Madrid with a Local
- Madrid, Spain
- 4 hours
- from €36.67 EUR per person
Mercado de San Fernando, an Egyptian temple at sunset and Baroque boulevards.
€50.00 EUR per person based on 2 adults
Multiple languages available (including English)
You’ll spend the day with one of our local Madrid hosts, discovering for yourself the city’s vibrant energy and all-around passion for life. Sounds like the kind of place we want to be. Let us know if there are highlights you’ve been dreaming of seeing for yourself, like Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace or the Museo Nacional del Prado, to name just a few.
But we want to show you some of the city’s more obscure destinations too, you know, the ones that aren’t in guidebooks (those things are heavy anyway, who wants to carry that around with them?) Maybe that’s seeing iconic spots like the Temple of Debod local style (at sunset, with some drinks), stopping for churros at the locals’ go-to spot or exploring a local market like the Mercado de San Fernando.
From the manicured splendor of El Retiro Park and the grandeur of Baroque boulevards to an alternative art museum inside an old tobacco factory and hipster neighborhoods like Malasaña, there’s a side of Madrid you’ll love, and your host can’t wait to experience it with you!
Spend a day with your host falling in love with Madrid and its vibrant energy - it’s inevitable
Explore the city's iconic attractions - if there are any famous spots like the Royal Palace or Plaza Mayor you’d like to see, let us know and we’ll do our best to make it happen
Take a leisurely stroll through an expansive, manicured park like El Retiro, snacks in hand of course!
Enjoy lunch at a locals’ spot, or graze as you go - with markets, churro shops, and tapas bars you won’t go hungry!
Get tips and recommendations from your host for the rest of your trip, they’re happy to answer your 101 questions
What’s not included
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We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.
Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.
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5 average | 2 reviews
Wondering typical neighborhoods, sipping coffee in a local shop, discussing the joys and challenges of today's Spain, sharing life experiences over delicious food in an authentic Spanish restaurant - these were all part of our amazing day with Silvia. Through Silvia we learned so much about life in Spain and its people, one of our primary motivations for travel. This was our first experience with CityUnscripted and it was much more like meeting up with a friend of a friend instead of a tour guide. We signed up for an 8-hour day which I thought may be too long. But the day flew by as we wandered, ducked into neighborhood stores and churches, watched children running through parks, and got to know Silvia, an innovative entrepreneur and journalist with a insatiable curiosity about everything around her and a perpetual twinkle in her eye, and her life. We also did some touristy things but saw them through the eyes of a local. Now back home, when we think of Madrid we do think of the Prado and the Palace and the churros. But we especially think of Silvia and how she lovingly shared with us the city she knows and loves. We will definitely seek out other experiences with CityUnscripted in our future travels. Highly recommended!
5 average | 2 reviews
We had a 3 person tour (myself and my 2 kids, ages 8 and 12) with Silvia. She was great. She showed us everything we wanted to see with some extras too. We walked a lot but also had time to rest in a beautiful park or shop. Silvia is friendly and spoke easily with my kids. Her English is perfect. I would definitely recommend her.
4.8 average | 4 reviews
We met Joanna at the Mercado de San Miguel at the time specified. We had planned 8 hours. However, this was a bit much with all of the walking that we did (about 15000 steps). Joanna was friendly and very knowledgable. We told her what we wanted to do and she organized our day so that we could do it all. Her knowledge of the city and of the history of the city was exceptional. We expected a native of Madrid, but Joanna made up for this. We could not have done everything we did that day without her help. She was also outstanding in making recommendations for day trips and most of all an amazing Mexican food place which we visited repeatedly. Well worth the money and time. But, 8 hours would have been too much without some changes.
Minha experiência começou alguns dias antes da data marcada para o tour, sendo que Nicola, que foi responsável por me guiar no tour, me enviou emails me explicando em detalhes como iriamos nos encontrar, e uma sugestão de intinerário. Na hora marcada, começamos o passeio por Madri. Tive a oportunidade de conhecer vários detalhes históricos dos principais edifícios e ruas da cidade. Além disso, Nicola me levou a dois mercados para que eu pudesse experimentar um pouco da culinária local... o sanduiche ramón é imperdível, como também as croquetas!!! Para finalizar, uma passada por alguns dos museus da cidade, com destaque para o Museu do Prado. Bem, foi um dia agradabilíssimo, com o encontro de mais um amigo. se recomendo, claro, com certeza!
Joanna was our guide and she was fantastic! My son and I found her so easy to get along with. She was very friendly, knowledgeable of the history of the various barrios we walked through, and she turned us on to some some fantastic food and drink treats. Her organization, CityUnscripted, has a real gem of a person/tour guide in Joanna.
The tour and guide Joanna were excellent in every sense. We highly recommend City Unscripted also. They were easy to contact and very efficient.
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