• Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: Flexible
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Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and intriguing history of Spain’s spectacular capital on a half- or full-day walking tour of Madrid with an accomplished private guide. Inform your guide of your interests prior to your tour then enjoy a customized itinerary that promises to satisfy all cultural cravings. Enjoy complimentary public transport and pre-planned logistics as you discover significant sights such as the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace of Madrid whiles listening to commentary tailored to your interests.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a hassle-free itinerary customized to your interests
  • Experience Madrid through the eyes of a private, local guide
  • Discover hidden gems like Mercado San Miguel, underground concert halls, and locally-loved restaurants
  • Visit the Prado Museum, Retiro Park, the Royal Palace of Madrid and much more

What You Can Expect

Private Custom Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Prado Museum Ticket

Make the most of this customized private tour and discover Madrid's top landmarks

Experience Madrid your way with an itinerary devised to suit your every need. Discuss the sights you wish to see with your guide prior to your tour then simply look forward to discovering Madrid according to a personalized itinerary. 
On the day of your tour, greet your guide at a convenient pre-arranged location and set out to see the legendary landmarks scattered around Spain’s capital city. Public transportation costs are included in the tour, however meals, entrance fees and private transportation are not. 
Venture to legendary landmarks such as the Royal Palace of Madrid to admire the imperial majesty of the structure; discover secluded secrets such as El Rastro, the city’s oldest flea market; and marvel at the neoclassical splendor of Acalá Gate, an ancient gateway.
See the Itinerary below for a sample full-day tour.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Ioana Monica M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

My mother and I really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Luis David Zapata Madronal was incredible. He planned the tour in such a cohesive, enjoyable way that we were able to absorb and understand all the information and really grasp the chronology of events. After 4 hours of walking we really had a good sense of the history of Madrid. We highly recommend this tour.

John R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent day tour in Madrid - highlights but also local insights. Highly recommended.

Anna W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

What a great day! Pedro was awesome. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about the city of Madrid and the architecture. I would highly recommend this tour!

curtis m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

It is important to be really clear with your expectations up front, so that you get the maximum value from this tour. It is an excellent tour to get to know your areas of interest quickly. We were able to get to know the central areas of Madrid through this tour and so were able to plan the rest of our visit. Madrid is a city that needs to be walked to appreciate its architecture and history.

Herb Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our guide Pedro made this tour a memorable experience. We travelled through the back streets to find hidden plaques dedicated to Spain's famous writers and poets. Pedro described the differences in the buildings of Madrid, from the centuries old structures to the incredibly beautiful new buildings on the Gran Via, explaining how the architects designed the buildings to retain the flavour of the past. He took us inside buildings to view underground Roman structures that were clearly visible as you walked over the glass frames that protected them as if they were in a time capsule. His passion was obvious as he talked about a city that he loved.
This was a great way to understand more about Madrid, and we finished the tour with wonderful memories and knowledge that we would not have gained on our own.

Jose V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Enrique was awesome! Kids loved it. He was very passionate about his culture and it showed. He took us to some off the beaten path places and we loved it. Highly recommend him.

E Frances F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Given our limited time in Madrid this custom half day walking tour was well worthwhile especially given the great 'local knowledge' of our guide, Ester. She did a good job of sourcing out the main sights we indicated that we wanted to see for example, Puerta del Sol, Calle de Postas, Plaza Mayor, Mercado San Miguel, Almudena Cathedral, Royal Palace, Plaza de Oriente and Calle del Arenal and she explained the significance of each in just the right amount of detail so as to not overwhelm us with too much detail.

Patrick C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

We had only 8 hours in Madrid, so we decided to book the 2 1/2 hour walking tour. We are so glad we did! Pedro showed us his Madrid that he loves so passionately. We love history and art, and Pedro is an art historian. He generously gave us over 3 hours of his time and showed us the highlights of the area bounded by Gran Via and Calle Mayor and the Palace and Paseo del Prado. There were many amazing moments on this completely enjoyable tour. Pedro was so warm and friendly and wonderful to be with. It was all that we hoped for and so much more!

Triwanna F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Unfortunately we had to do the half-day tour due to time constraints but our guide was very knowledgeable. He even helped us arrange transportation around the city which is something he didn't have to do. We definitely recommend the tour especially if you are there for half a day like we were

Tom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

I arranged this tour as our first activity in Madrid so we would then be familiarized with the city for our week long visit. Turns out to be one of the best Viator tours ever. It started as soon as I booked it about three months in advance when Karolina communicated by email to gather all necessary information to tailor the tour to us and our interests. She even went beyond and helped me obtain a Madrid Card for multiple sights when I was having difficulty buying it on line. She made me feel like I had a family member there helping out! Then came the tour itself. Luis David arrived at our apartment exactly on time and our education and entertainment began at once. His knowledge of his city was inexhaustible and he was prepared with countless pictures and visual aids on his iPad. He is a Madrideños but spoke nearly perfect English vocabulary and completely understandable accent. He introduced Madrid in a fascinating combination of chronological history coupled with a strolling tour of meaningful sights and contemporary customs. His assistance extended to marking up maps and making recommendations for meals at the end of our seven hours together which flew by because it was so interesting and fun. I know this tour is a little pricey, and I hesitated before booking, but let me tell you that it was worth every penny. We have already found ourselves better prepared to fully enjoy this rich city. The company, Discovery Walks, provides similar services in many other places and I plan to use them again and again. Thank you Karolina, Luis and your whole team.

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