Half Day in Madrid with a Local

Mercado de San Miguel, secret sunset spots and the Museo Nacional del Prado.

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 4 hours

  • From
    €36.67  EUR per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Madrid is a city so full of life and culture and although it may be impossible to see it all in just a few hours, getting an authentic and memorable impression of this vibrant city is not. You’ll join one of our local Madrid hosts for a taste of what makes their city so special, in their humble opinion that is!

Whether you see yourself strolling along grand Baroque boulevards or gritty local neighborhoods, sipping vermut and nibbling tapas on a terrace or seeing some grand sights like the Royal Palace and Museo Nacional del Prado, it’s all up to you.

All we’re sure of is that your experience will be like exploring Madrid with a friend; just let us know what your style is, and we’ll do the rest! This golden metropolis will steal your heart one way or another, we’re just not sure if it will be watching the sunset from the Temple de Debod, in an obscure little tapas bar or while you’re eating your way around the recently refurbished Mercado de San Miguel - that part is all up to you and your host!

Experience highlights

  • Spend half a day with a host who will create an experience that's fully customized to your interests and what you'd most like to see

  • Visit some of the most famous attractions that make Madrid so special, and discover where its energy comes from

  • Discover iconic museums and historic landmarks or get lost (figuratively, of course) in a local neighborhood

  • Try to make time for a food stop or two; Madrid’s cuisine is incredible and your host can’t wait to share an authentic taste of it with you

  • Get tips and tricks from your host on how to spend the rest of your trip in this golden city!

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 4 hours with a host
  • Walking experience ( if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options )
  • Hotel meet-up ( available on request for central location )

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    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.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for this experience

MADRID, HALF DAY IN MADRID WITH A LOCALJoanna

4.8 average | 4 reviews

October 2018

Private Customizable Madrid Tour with a Local

The tour and guide Joanna were excellent in every sense. We highly recommend City Unscripted also. They were easy to contact and very efficient.

Review by Delia-Rose F

MADRID, HALF DAY IN MADRID WITH A LOCALAlba

5 average | 1 reviews

October 2017

Wonderful experience getting to know Madrid

Our host did an amazing job of introducing us to her beloved city. She created a customized tour for us based on our interests and needs. I would highly recommend this tour company and our host for anyone you wants a personalized and unique experience in visiting this beautiful city.

Review by Calvin B

Reviews for Madrid

MADRID, MUST SEE MADRID WITH A LOCAL

July 2019

Uma Visão Geral de Madri

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!

Review by Francisco L

MADRID, EAT LIKE A LOCAL IN MADRID

May 2019

3 Hour Foodie Tour of Madrid- Eat where the locals eat

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.

Review by Glenn C

MADRID, FULL DAY IN MADRID WITH A LOCAL

May 2019

Extraordinary Day in Madrid with Silvia!

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!

Review by Joy N

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