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Private Tour

Private Walking Tour of Madrid with a Local

Discover the overlooked aspects of Madrid's past and present while stopping for traditional jamón along the way.
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Things to know

Duration:

3 hrs

Suitable for:

Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, History Buffs

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

  • Entrance tickets to St. Antony's Church, the Jamonería and Museo del Romanticismo.

Type of tour:

Walking tour - the cost of all public transport is not included between sights. Your guide will help you with this.

Other inclusions:

  • A tasting of one of the best hams in the city.
  • A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group.
Meeting points: Outside the entrance to Lara Theatre, with the bright red doors.

What makes this tour special

Uncover some of Madrid’s less-visited treasures on this local tour, from Baroque churches and Romanticist museums to the now trendy Malasaña neighbourhood and tasting the most unique jamón (ham) the city has to offer.
 
 A metropolis of culture, art and nightlife, Madrid has earned its place as one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals. Straying away from its main tourist draws, this short but sweet three-hour tour explores a hidden side to the city, taking in some of its more unusual neighbourhoods and landmarks.
 
From Baroque churches to famous jamón
 
Your expert local guide will kick-off the tour at one of Madrid’s lesser-known religious buildings, the Iglesia San Antonio de los Alemanes (Church of St James of the Germans). This Baroque wonder is a Roman Catholic church that dates back to the 1620s and was built by King Felipe III. It’s hidden charm lies within its ellipsoidal, fresco-covered interior, which features elaborate works of art by Luca Giordano and Francisco Ricci.
 
Now it’s time to sample one of Madrid’s top culinary delights - Jamonería López Pascual. Founded in 1919, this legendary, family-run shop offers the city’s best hams and has been handed down over three generations. The current owner, Alberto, loves to show off his 36-month, cave-­cured shoulder of black­-footed, Iberian pig from the mountains of Huelva. He may even pour you a glass of Manzanilla (sherry) while he describes the curing process to you, step by step.
 
Romanticism and Madrid’s most bohemian neighbourhood

Walk off that ham with a stroll through the delightful Malasaña neighbourhood, which has become Madrid’s bohemian heartland. The streets have an alternative vibe, decorated with street art and lined with vintage clothing shops, trendy cafés and hipster haunts. This student mecca is loved for its weekend market stalls and traditional tapas bars.
 
The tour finishes at the Romanticism Museum, housed in a former neo-classical palace. Here, you can explore 19th century artworks and artefacts from famous names like Goya, Federico de Madrazo, and Leonardo Alenza. This is the perfect place to learn about the Romanticism movement.
 
Want to discover more than just Madrid’s postcard attractions? This tour will give you a unique, local’s view of Madrid and its hidden cultural wonders.

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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