Tours & activities in Madrid

3-hour Madrid Private City Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive overview of Madrid's fascinating history and must-see sites with your private tour guide

ABOUT THE 3-hour Madrid Private City Tour

This 3-hour private tour will introduce you to Madrid's top attractions and walk you through the history of the Spanish capital. Your local private tour guide will take you to must-see sights such as the Royal Palace, Teatro Real Opera House, Plaza Mayor and much more!


A deeper look into Madrid’s fascinating past

Scratch at the surface of Madrid, and you will find a city rich with stories, secrets, and legends. Today a heavyweight of the European experience, Madrid is one of the few cities cherished by travellers of all ages, interests, and budget ranges.

This 3-hour private tour dives head-first into the city’s gritty history; covering its role in the course of the Spanish Inquisition, as well as the more recent Civil War.

The city is equally famous for its unique gastronomic scene - the tour passes by the world’s oldest restaurant, as well as Madrid’s ‘Robin Hood’ café (which charges customers by day, in order to serve the homeless for free at night).

See Madrid at your own pace

Covering the key sights and attractions that the Spanish capital has to offer, this 3-hour private tour allows for a more flexible itinerary. More time spent together with your expert local guide ultimately means more time to explore areas of interest to you. Whether curious about the city’s history or just looking for tips on where to get the best tapas, this tour has you covered.

Only have time to see the top attractions in Madrid? Choose our 2-hour Highlights Private Tour instead!


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 3-hour Madrid Private City 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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