On this immersive 6-day itinerary, you'll get a local's eye view of Madrid as you explore its culture and cuisine with a series of guided walks and excursions. After visiting the capital's landmarks and sampling its best tapas, set out on a selection of easy day trips into the surrounding countryside of Castilla y León. Visit the historic towns of Segovia and Pedraza as you tour and taste your way through cheese farms, olive groves, and wineries, returning to the bustle of Madrid each evening.
Private Guided Walk in Madrid
- View Madrid's most important and historical sites, like Plaza Mayor and Templo de Debod
- Walk with a local and get a unique view of the city that few visitors get to experience
- Enjoy a complimentary drink and tapas as you chat with your private guide
- Learn about the city's diverse and unique history
- Discover lesser-known neighborhoods, monuments, and viewpoints
Know before you go
What you'll do
Since your starting point depends on your accommodation, there's no exact route to follow. However, you'll likely wind your way to a few hubs and explore the surrounding areas—plan on strolling through some of the city's main squares. Plaza Mayor dates back to the 15th century when it held the much smaller town of Old Madrid's central market. You can enter the rectangular plaza through one of its nine gates and admire the uniformed medieval architecture. Plaza de Oriente is another impressive square, which you'll find between the Royal Palace and the Royal Theater. Enjoy the beautiful gardens and more than 40 statues of Spain's medieval kings.
Another important monument is the ancient Egyptian Templo de Debod, and your guide will excitedly tell you the story of how it came to Madrid. You can also learn about the June 13th celebrations at the San Antonio de la Florida Chapel, stroll through the beautiful Jardines del Moro, look inside Almudena Cathedral, and explore one of Madrid's liveliest and most unique neighborhoods, La Latina.
There are plenty of additional suggestions of what to experience on your four-hour walk. Perhaps you'd like to see Kilometer Zero and the El Oso y el Madroño statue in Puerta del Sol. Near this area is where you'll find the city's famed Literary Quarter, a district full of stories from writers who lived here in the Golden Age. Follow cobbled streets (a popular one being Calle de las Huertas) lined with tapas bars and cozy pubs where these literary figures used to write and mingle. Consider strolling down Gran Vía, Madrid's boulevard lined with incredible early-20th-century revival architecture. The street eventually leads to Retiro Park, filled with gardens, fountains, and monuments (a great place to visit with kids).
Besides La Latina, you might want to visit the hip shopping area of Malasaña, the international foodie district of Lavapies, or the always-vibrant Chueca. Other top sites include Plaza de España, Cibeles Fountain, San Miguel Market, and the Paseo del Prado. Regardless of your route and what you see along the way, you'll end your stroll with a complimentary drink and tapas with your private guide. As you sip and snack, feel free to ask questions about the city's history and local culture. And before you bid farewell, your guide is happy to offer tips on what else to see in Madrid and where to eat.
- Entrance to free museums and sites
- Use of public transportation if necessary
- Complimentary drinks and tapas
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