Half-Day Private Tour in Madrid with Art Historian Guide

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From $59.78

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: spain, spain

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


In this tour you will learn everything about Madrid´s architecture, art, culture and history, Join us to discover the capital´s most magical places.

This professional tour offers you a comprehensive insight to the most important neighborhoods and includes all emblematic sights such as the Royal Palace, Teatro Real, Plaza Mayor, Almudena Cathedral, Mercado de San Miguel and much more.

Besides the main route there is the option to include more places into the sightseeing, depending on your preferences. This could be f.eg. the charismatic district La Latina, the modern Gran Via Street or the romantic Literary Quarter. The tour and sightseeing will be adjusted to your interests.

Our tour guide is graduated in art history and offers you extensive and competent knowledge.

On request, coffee and tapas stops can be offered. Our priority is your well-being.

What's Included

Breaks in selected cafes possible

Individual route planning is possible

Local Guide

Private Tour

Specialist knowledge of art history

What's Not Included

Enty into the monuments and museums is not included



Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 7
  • CHILD: Age: 8 - 13
  • YOUTH: Age: 14 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 100

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Puerta del Sol
Our professional guide will welcome you at the King Charles III statue on the main square - the Puerta del Sol - and take you on a walking - tour through the historic city centre.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Teatro Real
See one of the most prestigious opera houses in Europe. For over five decades it hosted the most renowned singers and composers of the time.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Royal Palace of Madrid
See the largest functioning royal palace and the largest by floor area in Europe. The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish royal family, although now it is working mainly as a museum. Moreover it is used for state ceremonies.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena
The Almudena Cathedral is the most important religious building in Madrid. It was consecrated by Pope John Paul II on 15 June 1993, making it the first cathedral to be consecrated outside of Rome. All other main Spanish cities had centuries old cathedrals, and Madrid also has old churches, but the construction of Almudena only began in 1879. The Neo-Gothic interior is uniquely modern, with chapels and statues of contemporary artists, in heterogeneous styles, from historical revivals to "pop-art" decor.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Plaza de la Villa
Plaza de la Villa is a lovely small square, bordered on three sides by buildings that represent Madrid’s different styls of architecture, from the so called Múdejar to Baroque. In the 17th-century it was the main square of the city.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercado San Miguel
Located in the heart of Madrid, the Mercado de San Miguel is a monument to Spanish cuisine. A meeting point for food lovers and famouse landmark of the city.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza Mayor
See the Plaza Mayor, a grand arcaded square in the center of Madrid.The symmetrical rectangular square features a uniform architecture. It was once the centre of Old Madrid. It was first built (1580–1619) during the reign of Philip III. It is very popular with tourists and locals alike.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Calle De La Cava Baja
See the street with the most quantity of tapas in Madrid. Cava Baja is a winding, cheerful street cutting straight through the city’s heart and bustling on both sides with colorful taverns and bars.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

La Latina
The narrow and winding streets of this irregularly laid-out area, mostly dating back to the Middle Ages, usually lead onto a square. Most of them lay outside the Medieval walled village and provided accommodation to a great many merchants who sold their goods at the market. This commercial tradition still echoes in several street and square names, such as Plaza de la Cebada (Barley Square), where the farmers’ market used to be held, Plaza de los Carros (Carriage Square), Plaza de la Paja (Straw Square), or even El Rastro (owing its name to the blood trail of the old slaughterhouse), the city’s best-known flea market.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Barrio de Las Letras
In the seventeenth century, the Golden Age of Spanish Literature, Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Quevedo, Tirso de Molina and Góngora, among other authors, had their homes here – hence the name. Some of the streets in this neighbourhood pay tribute to this and other brilliant chapters of Spanish history, culture and art.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great profesional guide
Jorgezipote, 21-07-2020
Very good tour around the city center. She showed us the local places out of the touristic higway (of course she also showed us the turistic places) The visitt was so genuine. Me and my friends ejoyed it so much.
Knowledgeable guide into the deep history of Madrid
Darryl_C, 28-01-2022
Our guide Veronika gave us a look at Madrid's history far beyond what we had been able to research on our own! We learned about the political forces behind Madrid's art and architecture, and how powerful families and popular uprisings shaped the medieval and modern city. We also enjoyed churros in the historic center and a coffee at a quiet spot in La Latina, and got some inside tips on the best places to visit for a cocktail, people-watching, and other "off the beaten track" activities.
Excellent, interesting and fun
karolek99, 30-07-2020
Actually the best guide i had so far. EVER! Weronika is very passionate about Madrid and knows a lot about history of the city and also as a local, she knows nice (not obvious) places if u want to grab some cerveza :) The tour wasn't a typical one, lead by a guide with a monotonous voice. It was educating, interesting and fun. I recommend Weronica wth all my heart!

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