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Private Tours in Spain

Do you want to discover the real Spain? Do you find package tours in Spain too superficial? If you need to escape the herd, break away from the tourist traps and experience Spain like a Spanish local, then a local private tour is the way to go. Withlocals puts you in touch with real local people offering authentic Spanish tours to connect you with those parts of Spain that most visitors will never see.

Who could be better equipped to give you local insights on Spanish food, history and culture than the people who have been there all their lives? You'll see a side of Spain that is still off limits for most visitors by enjoying the daily Spanish life on unique tours that can't be found in the guidebooks. Discover the great live music scene on a private tour with a local in Madrid or see rival towns compete against each other by building human towers in Catalonia.

Travelers fall in love in Spain, maybe for its weather, awesome tapas, nature, the atmosphere of its cities or just for the charming local people. Spanish people are friendly, fun and expressive, so doing a tour with authentic Spaniards can make your trip an unforgettable experience!

Hidden Gems in Spain

  • Spain is famed for its beaches, but did you know that it also has ski resorts - such as Baqueira-Beret in the Pyrenees and Sierra Nevada in the south?
  • Try an afternoon of foraging on a nature tour, picking wild asparagus in Huétor Tájar (Granada area) or mushrooms in Sierra de Aracena Mountains (Huelva area)  with an expert guide raised in the area.
  • Did you know that the great Spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s wasn’t shot in the USA but Almería in Andalucia?
  • The best pintxos or tapas bars are the ones the locals use, so rely on a local to help you find the best “patatas bravas” in Barcelona!
  • Barcelona is loved for its modernist buildings constructed by Antoni Gaudí, but many city centres across Catalonia are also full of modernist heritage which you can explore on a local tour.
  • In the Middle Ages much of Spain was under Moorish rule, and many churches across the country are built on the foundations of mosques. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit them!
  • Few foreign tourists make it to La Vera in western Spain, but it's a stunning place with a microclimate ideal for cultivating pimentón (smoked paprika powder), a popular  ingredient in Spanish food
  • Asturias in the north, with its mild climate, wild Atlantic beaches and mountains, contradicts many people's concepts of Spain.
  • To get an idea about old Seville, get lost in Barrio de Santa Cruz in Seville. That’s where jews, muslims and catholics lived together in the same neighbourhood.
  • In Spain they have a special kind of Versailles Palace, it’s called Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso. Their gardens are massive and you’ll surely be impressed!.

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Habits in Spain

  • Eating times are crazy! They usually have breakfast about 10 AM, have a heavy lunch about 2 PM and have the late dinner (could be light or heavy) about 9 pm. You can easily  find a restaurant with the kitchen open until midnight.
  • Spain is very known for the “siesta”, a short nap that you can do after midday. The truth is most of the Spanish people do this nap just during summer.
  • Sobremesa literally means "over the table" and refers to  the moment after the meal when people are still staying at the table  and start have a relaxing conversation
  • The standard way of greeting is kissing. Spaniards are used to do the two-kiss rule, often starting with the right cheek.
  • Depending on the region, people dress up a lot to show off their new cool outfits. the more south you go, the more dressed up ladies you’ll see!
  • Spaniards are quite flexible with appointments, they don't arrive on time but at least they get there in the first 15 minutes.
  • Merienda time is a kinda light meal time about 5 or 6 PM in the gap between lunch and dinner. People usually eat cakes, fruit or even a salty snack with coffee or hot chocolate drink.