Tours & activities in Madrid

2-hour Madrid Highlights Private Tour

Make the most out of your visit and discover Madrid's main attractions with your private tour guide

ABOUT THE 2-hour Madrid Highlights Private Tour

This 2-hour private tour is the perfect introduction to Madrid and a great way to orientate yourself with the city. Your local private tour guide will take you to must-see spots such as the Royal Palace, Teatro Real Opera House, Plaza Mayor and much more!


Discover Madrid’s historic center together with an expert local guide

With a population of 3.3 million inhabitants, Madrid is the third-largest city in the European Union and a global powerhouse of culture, fashion and the arts. Visitors will be delighted with the exotic mix of modern and traditional lifestyles, as well as stories both old and new. Beginning at the stunning Plaza Mayor, over the course of this 2-hour private tour your expert local guide will walk you through the key attractions and historical milestones that have shaped Madrid’s turbulent history.

Crossing ancient meeting squares and passing by the striking Segovia Viaduct, you will hear about the rise and fall of the Spanish empire. At the city’s Moorish ruins, you will delve even further back into Spain’s history - exploring the founding of Madrid as a colonial outpost.

See Madrid up-close

If your family, friends or tour group are popping into Madrid for a quick trip, then make the most of your stay by booking a private tour that fits your schedule.

Want a more comprehensive overview of the city? Upgrade to the 3-hour Private City Tour! This tour takes an in-depth look into many other interesting aspects of life in the capital: the Spanish Inquisition, the Spanish Civil War, the origins of tapas, and much more!


Is your preferred starting time or date not available online? Do you have something more specific in mind? Do not hesitate to contact us here

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Your 2-hour Madrid Highlights Private Tour starts in front of the Tourist Information Centre in Plaza Mayor

  • Plaza Mayor
  • Alfonso XIII’s anarchist attack
  • World’s oldest restaurant
  • The Spanish Empire
  • Catedral de Almudena
  • Plaza de Puerta Cerrada
  • Segovia’s Viaduct
  • San Miguel’s Market
  • Oriente Square
  • Moorish Ruins
  • Plaza de la Villa
  • Teatro Real (Royal Opera House)
  • Royal Palace


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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Private walking tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
Additional Information
  • Most popular starting times available online
  • We can adapt the tour for you, even when booking online! You will be asked some questions during the checkout process to help us better tailor the tour to the needs of your group
  • Full refund for cancellations with more than 72 hours notice
  • Invoice available after tour date
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With a private tour, you're the boss!


Whether you’re travelling with a group, or simply want your own private guide, SANDEMANs private tours offer you the flexibility to name your time, meeting point and what you specifically want covered, all at some of the best prices in Madrid.

We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Madrid's best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style.

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Tailor your experience with a SANDEMANs private tour

  • Expert guides
  • Regular and bespoke options available
  • Pick-up service from your hotel or hostel available
  • Variety of languages available
  • Excellent customer service support


Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.


I am travelling alone; can I book a Private Tour?

Yes, absolutely!

Is there a maximum capacity per group?

Yes, for us to guaranty the quality of the tour, each tour guide can take a maximum of 30 people.

Larger groups can book two private tours online or contact us at for further quotations.

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