Private tour

Madrid: Book a Local Friend

Madrid: Book a Local Friend

From US$ 68.79 per person

Bustling boulevards, cobblestone walkways and tales of a Spanish Empire. Ditch the travel guides, decide where to go and what to see with your private, personal, like-minded guide. With a guide who knows what you like the city will be at its best.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 8 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
From your hotel or accommodation in Madrid.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • Meet a like-minded, vetted local who loves showing visitors around their city and who will organize an outing based on what you want
  • See the main tourist sites you want to see as well as discover areas, venues and walks that most tourists don’t know about
  • Get lots of valuable advice from your local about other things to do in the city
Full description
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 beguiling city is not impossible with this personalized tour. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together a bespoke itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Madrid that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by locals! The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private tour and let your local show you the Madrid you will love.
Includes
  • Private and personalized 2, 4, 6 or 8-hour tour with a local host
  • Booking of tickets, attractions and venues as required
  • Local guide
  • Pick-up from your accommodation (if reasonable within reasonable distance)
  • Walking tour (other transport can be arranged at additional cost)
  • Food and drinks
  • Any tickets into attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation to/ from meeting point
  • Public/private transportation during the tour
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Tours are fully personalized so any additional requirements like tickets, transportation and food & drinks can be arranged for an additional cost.
  • Private groups are normally no larger than 6 people (if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made).
  • Please book at least 24-hours in advance so the best experience can be built for you.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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My day with Joanna was relaxed, insightful and creative.

Joanna spent so much time creating an individualized experience for me that included the history of Madrid, the best of art museums, shopping and tastings of tapas and wine. I learned a ton and had an adventure that was so rewarding in a city I didn’t know. Do this if you want to spoil yourself and your loved ones. No tour buses needed!

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July 3, 2018

Fabulous

Beautiful experience, our "Friend" also spoke Italian, although the booking was only in English and Spanish. 4 pleasant hours with corners of Madrid not frequented by the tourist mass.

September 5, 2019

Ultimately the tour was not very well customized to our areas of interest... we saw very little urban art (saw lots of graffiti) and in terms of ‘off the beaten path’ shopping, we really only saw a neighborhood flea market with as many resellers as artisans

February 9, 2020

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