Escape the Airport: See Madrid on Your Layover

Stretch your legs, bask in the sunshine and see a touch of intoxicating Madrid while you wait.

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 5 hours

  • From
    €90.00  EUR per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

So your layover is in Madrid, is it?

As lovely as we’re sure the airport building is, there’s no reason why you can’t bust out of your terminal and hit the tarmac of Madrid’s streets instead for a spot of sightseeing.

Whether you’ve got a few hours or are spending the night, with one of our Madrid hosts by your side, absolutely no time will go to waste in making your layover the ultimate stayover!

They’ll navigate and ensure you’re back in time for your connecting flight, so the only question becomes, why not?

Take to the cobbled stone plazas and get exploring. Is there a neighborhood you’ve always wanted to see?

Would you like to stretch your legs in elegant Retiro Park or maybe go for some sherry tasting? It’s noon somewhere in the world, right?

Alternatively, indulge in some of Spain’s most delicious food at the San Miguel Market, making sure you order a Cortado for that much-needed caffeine kick during your travels.

At least when you go, it will be with a full heart, fuller belly, and knowing you’ve had a kiss of that Spanish sun on your skin.

Who knows? Perhaps you’ll be returning for a full vacation next time!

 

Experience highlights

  • Don't waste your layover in Madrid waiting at the airport - get out and explore the city

  • With your host’s tips, you’ll make the most of the time you have in Madrid

  • Don’t worry about navigating or missing your connecting flight - we’ll take that into account

  • Squeeze in some sightseeing and visit the city's iconic attractions

  • Swap airport food for an authentic Spanish meal at an open-air market - ahh, much better

  • Let your host personalise an experience for you that fits your schedule, budget and the places you'd most like to see

  • Get a taste of Spain’s sunshine-filled streets, or, if it’s winter, warm your belly with some tasty sherry or port

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private & personalized itinerary
  • 5 hours with a host
  • Pick-up and drop off at Barajas airport by taxi
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs other than airport transfers
  • 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 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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