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
    €35.00  EUR
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

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!

  • 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!

This experience will be personalized to you!

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)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. 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.

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Reviews for this experience

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.

October 2018

Reviewed by Delia-Rose F

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.

October 2017

Reviewed by Calvin B , hosted by Alba

Reviews for Madrid

City tour with Silvia

My mother and I toured with Silvia on our first day in Madrid. She is very friendly, full of energy and provided us with her inside view of 3 neighborhoods (Salamanca, Malasaña and Centro). She took us off the touristy streets and it made the tour more personable. She also took us to one of her favorite lunch spots...La Pescaderia. It was delicious and very reasonable. If you’re looking for an overview of the city, I highly suggest requesting Silvia!

Reviewed by Cindy K, hosted by Silvia

Wonderful company with Silvia

My son, his wife and I had a WONDERFUL evening with Silvia. We walked through her neighborhood, visited some tapas bars, went to a gallery, and stopped at a tea and spice shop. The highlight of our evening was sharing wine and dinner at one of her favorite restaurants. We could have talked for hours, but time was running very late and she had an early flight in the morning. A FANTASTIC TIME WITH SILVIA!

Reviewed by Eva Q, hosted by Silvia

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!

Reviewed by Francisco L, hosted by Nicola

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