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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Madrid Private Tour

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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Madrid Private Tour

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Experience the highlights and hidden gems of the Spanish capital on this private tour. Accompanied by your private guide, visit memorable landmarks such as Plaza Mayor, the Prado Museum, and the Royal Palace; escape the crowds to explore Park Emir Mohamed I and Retiro Park and more. As this is a private tour, you can explore at your own pace and spend as long as you want taking photos.
  • Magnificent views and photo opportunities around Madrid
  • Customized itinerary and the flexibility to make changes on the day
  • Receive tips on where to eat, drink, and shop in Madrid from a local guide
  • Choice of departure times available throughout the day
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Private tour
Local Guide
1 local drink/tasting
Snacks and extra drinks
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Plaza de Isabel II , Pl. de Isabel II, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Plaza de Isabel II, in front of the statue of Isabel II (Metro Station Opera also known as Opera Square)

Plaza Canovas del Castillo , Pl. Canovas del Castillo, 28014 Madrid, Spain

Neptune Fountain

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please specify your preferred starting time
  • Service animals allowed
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Withlocals
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Madrid Private Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Madrid Private Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Madrid Private Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Ask her anything and she will anticipate your interests and taylor the tour of her local area to your needs." See review

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We had an amazing time!
, Aug 2022
We had an amazing time! Our guide was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor! Private tour was definitely the way to go because our time in Madrid was limited. Highly recommend!
Highlights of Madrid with Maria
, Jul 2022
We had a great tour of Madrid with Maria. She has an excellent knowledge of the history and culture of Madrid, and the tour was a great orientation to a city we had not visited in several years. She was so accommodating to our group, and we enjoyed our time with her. I would highly recommend this tour and Maria as a guide!
Highlights of Madrid
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide, Julian, was not only very knowledgeable, but personable and charming, too. We all had a wonderful experience. Ask for Julian!
Paid for a private tour but the tour was not private. Be careful
, Jun 2022
I paid for a private tour but it was not private. There were two other people there. Majo the guide told me that Viator should have informed me that this was going to be a group tour and that she has lots of problems due to Viator. When I contacted the tour operator the response I received is that the company runs only private tours and that they will investigate. They are now silent. I am asking for partial refund. Having said all of this the tour is good. It is actually about hidden gems. But why pay for a private if the tour is not private? This is not serious.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi there, my name is Lieke from Withlocals and I am part of the quality and support team. At Withlocals we want our guests to have the best experience of their trip so we are very disappointed to find out about your negative tour experience. As we cannot directly get in touch with you from here, please email us at and we will make sure to follow up on this issue. We are looking forward to your email. Thank you and please accept our apology on behalf of Withlocals. Have a great day, Lieke | Withlocals
Take this tour to understand where you are in Madrid.
, Jun 2022
This was our first trip to Madrid and we wanted to get a lay of the land. Our guide took us, not only to many of the neighborhoods, but while in each, we were given a history and so many amazing stories. At first, I thought this was going to be another-- see a church tour, but it was so enveloping, that I had to take notes on my phone as I took pictures. We toured a crypt. We saw the original city. We toured the neighborhoods. We saw Hemingway's table. We bought cookies from nuns we could not see. (don't buy the cookies). We saw the first terrorist attack spot. I could go on and on. We walked and walked but it was flat and easy. I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to hear the history of this city and also see the various neighborhoods. A great guide who spent time with us and answered all of our questions.
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Madrid secrets
, May 2022
Our tour guide, Mahoe, gave a wonderful private tour of the City. She took us to places off the beaten path and shared a wealth of knowledge on the history of the area.
Maria is a fabulous tour guide!
, May 2022
Maria is a superb tour guide. We saw a lot of Madrid in a short time. As Americans on our first trip to Spain, we appreciated that she was engaging and informative, and that her English was impeccable.
A Wonderful Introduction to Madrid
, May 2022
We did Majo's walking tour on our first day there, which turned out to be a wonderful introduction to Madrid. The experience left us with a deeper appreciation and understanding of the history, culture, and gastronomy of Madrid. We found the tour to be excellent value for money and time well spent. This tour was made even more enjoyable by her enthusiastic storytelling. We never wanted it to end. She also gave us detailed recommendations on the best places to visit, eat and relax. We highly recommend Majo's walking tour of Madrid.
A Great Introduction to Madrid
, May 2022
We had one day in Madrid, and so we wanted to see as much as possible. I chose this tour because I prefer walking to bus. It was the right choice. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Majo was a very knowledgeable guide who was fun to be with. Highly recommended.
A great way to get to know Madrid.
, May 2022
My guide was knowledgeable and fun. I learned many interesting historical facts but I really enjoyed the cultural education. My guide made sure that I understood the traditions that make this city special.
Enjoyable experience.
, Apr 2022
Carmen was delightful and gave us a lot of history. She struggled with her English and was sometimes hard to understand, but the time spent with her was still very enjoyable.
Madrid tour
, Apr 2022
This was a good tour with minor problems. Our guide was a lovely woman with excellent knowledge. At times it could be a little hard to hear her over the crowd noise, especially when wearing masks.
Well worth taking this tour.
, Apr 2022
Maria was really knowledgeable, helpful and spoke perfect English. The tour included a great mix of historical setting, anecdotes and hidden gems. We had a well timed stop for a coffee at the Miguel market. Maria was very kind to recommend several restaurants and shops. I wish we had asked Maria to guide us around the Prado too. It would have really added to our trip.
, Mar 2022
Majo was a fantastic guide! She was knowledgeable about the city, shared true hidden gems, and made the tour truly personal.
Great tour of Madrid with excellent local guide
, Jan 2022
This is a nice walking tour to get the flavor of the Madrid and manageable with older children. Our guide was very knowledgeable and really went out of her way to make it interesting for the whole family.
Julian is the best!
, Dec 2021
Julian was amazing, he knew everything you asked him. Very knowledgeable about the city! He's very sweet and easy to talk to. Highly recommended
Wonderful tour
, Nov 2021
Maria was wonderful ! We took a leisurely stroll through the city. She took us through all the highlights. She was friendly , knowledgeable and so much fun !
Majo is wonderful!!!
, Oct 2021
I really enjoyed my tour with Marie Jose (Majo). Majo was extremely knowledgable and even shared interesting facts and stories that you wouldn't find on other tours or in tour books. It was a delightful tour and I would highly recommend Majo!
Fantastic tour
, Oct 2021
Majo is an absolutely amazing tour guide. Took the private tour, had lots of places to take photos and she gave good recommendations on what places would be nice to visit.
Great tour…..thanks Julian!!!!
, Sep 2021
This was the 1st trip to Spain for my friend and I chose a private tour to acclimate her to Spain. Julian was a great guide and we appreciated him teaching us the history of Spain.

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