Best of Madrid: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Best of Madrid: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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( 215 reviews ) star City tour Madrid 1 - 8 watch_later 3.5 hour
  • Admire Madrid’s famous highlights
  • Learn about Spanish culture & history
  • Be amazed by the diverse architecture
  • Stroll through the charming streets
  • Enjoy the city’s green spaces
  • Discover less-known places

You will meet here: Plaza de Isabel II

What you can expect

Experience Madrid in a local way! Be amazed by the history of the city, admire the most popular sights and let the locals show you their favorite hidden gems.

Meet your private guide at Plaza de Isabel and start your experience with the intriguing life story of Queen Isabel. Enjoy the breathtaking sights of The Royal Theatre and Plaza de Oriente while listening to unique local stories from your favorite host. Find out more about the history of the beautiful Royal Palace and admire its Italian Baroque style.

From there, pass through a true hidden gem only known by a few locals, the Park Emir Mohamed I. Here you’ll discover the Moorish influences in Madrid’s architecture and the locals will give you all the insights you need. There’s more! Stroll through the heart of the medieval city - Plaza de la Villa - on your way to Plaza Mayor. A square dominated by Renaissance architecture, Plaza Mayor is Madrid’s main square.

Before sipping a refreshing drink with your local host, get ready to take in a breathtaking view over the city from a rooftop terrace. Snap amazing pictures, take in the city’s vibe and enjoy the company of your friends or family.

Just a moment later, you’ll pass the museum house of Lope de Vega - a famous Spanish writer, the majestic Neptune Fountain and the crown jewel of Madrid - Prado Museum with its famous masterpieces. Discover more interesting attractions along the way such as Glass Gallery Cibeles Palace and Alcala Gate, one of Madrid’s symbols.

Finish your tour at Retiro Park, a beautiful green space loved by the locals. Admire the Crystal Palace located in the center of the park and ask your private guide for personal recommendations before you say goodbye. If you wish, your local guide can take you to the metro station or you can enjoy the rest of your day in the park. The place is full of nice terraces and it’s the best place to take a break after this walking tour.

Our enthusiastic locals can’t wait to show Madrid in their own way. They can always personalize your experience according to your wishes, just let them know! Check out their personal videos, pick the one you like the most and create memories together!

This is the plan

Meeting point
Plaza de Isabel II under the statue of Isabel II (METRO: Opera)
Stop 1
Stroll around The Royal Palace and Plaza de Oriente
Stop 2
Discover one of Madrid's more secret spots at Park Emir Muhamed I
Step 3
Right in the heart of Madrid you'll find Plaza de Villa
Stop 4
It can't be a highlights tour without the inclusion of Plaza Mayor where you will find the hustle and bustle of the city
Stop 5
For a short break your favorite host will take you to a local place where you will be invited to try a delicious refreshment
Stop 6
Head up to catch a glimpse of Madrid from a rooftop terrace
Stop 7
It's time to check out the house of famous Spanish writer Lope de Vega
Stop 8
The fun continues as we appreciate the beauty of Neptune fountain along with Prado Museum
Stop 9
A visit to one of Madrids more famous structures Alcalá Gate
Stop 10
Finishing up at Retiro park: a good place to unwind!

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
3.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Plaza de Isabel II
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
check1 alcoholic drinks

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  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.