Must see Madrid with  a local
Must see Madrid with  a local

Must see Madrid with a local

European art, chocolatería churros and a palace (or two, you never know when you’d need a spare).

  • Private &

  • 8 hours

  • From
    $50.85  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

Madrid has been known to steal hearts and you’ll soon see why as you join one of our local Madrid hosts as they lead you on an adventure through the colorful streets of the city, soaking up its inimitable energy and passion for life.

Of course, we know you couldn’t possibly see all of the city’s unmissable sights in a day, but it all comes down to what you count as a must-see. Do you have a Madrid bucket list crammed with spots like Plaza Mayor, El Retiro Park or the Royal Palace? Now’s the time to hand it over!

Or would you prefer to let your host take the reins and share with you what they think are the unmissable spots in their city? You’ll stop for a meal along the way, or maybe you’d like to graze your way through the day (this way, there’s more room for calamari sandwiches, churros, and tapas)? And let's not forget Madrid's artistic side.

Countless rich repositories of European art line the streets, housing some of the greatest works, and there are also numerous smaller contemporary galleries throughout the city. Our point is, you couldn’t see it all in a day, but you can certainly soak up the feeling of the unmissable sights which make Madrid so special!

  • See some of Madrid’s most famous sights, through the local lens added by your host

  • Tick off your ‘must see’ famous sites in a day, or let your host share with you the places which they feel makes their city unmissable

  • Stop for a delicious meal along the way, or stop for many delicious meals! There are street eats, tapas, churros and everything in between to try

  • Get tips from your host for the rest of your stay in Madrid - there’s tapas to be eaten, Cava to be sipped, art to be mused over, and neighborhoods to explore!

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 8 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 it works

  • 1

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!

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.

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Reviews for this experience

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!

October 2019

Reviewed by Cindy K , 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!

July 2019

Reviewed by Francisco L , hosted by Nicola

Personalized Attention with a Passionate and Knowledgeable Guide

Joanna asked me what my favorite experiences were and then created a fabulous personalized walking adventure in Madrid. We spent eight hours seeing gardens, markets, shopping, eating, and taking pictures in all the historical districts. We walked a lot, but the conversation and historical information shared made the day be totally pleasurable. We toured multiple art museums together and her expertise in Art History was obvious. She prides herself in her guests having a great experience. Wonderful day with a wonderful person.

July 2018

Reviewed by Amy W

Reviews for Madrid

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

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.

Reviewed by Glenn C

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!

Reviewed by Joy N , hosted by Silvia

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