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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Madrid Handpicked - A Celebration

Madrid, SpainPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Erin

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Locals are referred to as Madrileños and by the end of our time together I guarantee you will feel like one too! An online romp through all aspects of Madrid life, we will travel through time to understand the origins of the city, hear tales of crazy Royals, gruesome inquisitions, a flourishing golden age, dark times under dictatorship and the riotous movement 'La Movida' that followed - all the way up to present day and how the city's citizens have bonded together in these strange times. You´ll discover what Madrileños like to eat and drink, and how and why we like to eat and drink it! Through stories, curated local photographs (*NO GOOGLE IMAGES!), and interaction you will have an immersive cultural experience into all areas of Madrid life and leave with a list of tips for if - no, when - you come to experience the city in person! We will cover:

- Plaza Mayor
- The Royal Palace
- Sobrino de Botins (The World´s Oldest Restaurant)
- La Movida Madrileña
- Tapas and Vermut Culture and origins
- Importance of Jamon and how it goes from farm to plate
- The Bear and the Strawberry Tree and its unique liquor

If there is anything else you are interested in please, or would like a different time , do not hesitate to let me know and I will tailor the experience just for you.
Locals are referred to as Madrileños and by the end of our time together I guarantee you will feel like one too! An online romp through all aspects of Madrid life, we will travel through time to understand the origins of the city, hear tales of crazy Royals, gruesome inquisitions, a flourishing golden age, dark times under dictatorship and the riotous movement 'La Movida' that followed - all the way up to present day and how the city's citizens…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.

What to bring

  • Please bring a tapa (small snack) and a drink either alcoholic or non, to enjoy during the experience.
From $15
/ person
Fri, 4 Dec
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
$15 per person
$15 per person
Sat, 5 Dec
10:00 am - 11:00 am (EST)
$15 per person
$15 per person
Sat, 5 Dec
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
$15 per person
$15 per person

Meet your host, Erin

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 25 Reviews
  • Identity verified
A natural born storyteller, I trained as an actress before becoming a certified European Tour Guide. For the last 6 years I have led over a thousand guests to over 40 different countries, introducing them to each place's unique history, culture and food and drink. For the past 3 years I have been based in Madrid engaging with travellers and honing my expertise as a private Spanish history, food and wine guide and giving exclusive tours of the world´s oldest restaurant (over 300 5* reviews). I love to hand pick the most exciting, meaningful, and often pretty quirky, stories and facts from all areas of Madrid life and thrive on getting to know my guests and making life long connections. A British native and now proud to call Madrid my home, I feel I have a unique advantage to guide you through all areas of Madrid life!
A natural born storyteller, I trained as an actress before becoming a certified European Tour Guide. For the last 6 years I have led over a thousand guests to over 40 different countries, introducing them to each place's unique history, culture and food and drink. For the past 3 years I have been based in Madrid engaging with travellers and honing my expertise as a private Spanish history, food and wine guide and giving exclusive tours of the world´s oldest restaurant (over 300 5* reviews). I lo…
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Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 25 reviews.

Valia
November 2020
Erin experience is nice to get a first overview on Madrid. Erin is professional when it comes to tell you the history behind some monuments in Madrid and main Spanish dishes. Erin is also very kind, genuine and dedicate to her job. I would have liked to have more details on more places to visit in Madrid and more of specific culture related to Madrid. I would also liked to have more input on the local life.
Erin experience is nice to get a first overview on Madrid. Erin is professional when it comes to tell you the history behind some monuments in Madrid and main Spanish dishes. Erin…
Tamzin
October 2020
This was my first online Airbnb experience and I didn't know what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised by the overall relaxed setting. Erin did an amazing job of taking time to get to know everyone a little before starting and making connections between guests who did know one another. This created a warm and engaging space where everyone was comfortable to interact and share their thoughts and ask questions. Erin's knowledge of Madrid is highly evident and her passion for discovering new places is contagious. We had a wonderful evening and I highly recommend to follow this experience. Thank you Erin!
This was my first online Airbnb experience and I didn't know what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised by the overall relaxed setting. Erin did an amazing job of taking time…
Mandy
October 2020
Erin’s virtual tour provided a very nice selection of personal favorites, history and gastronomy. I can’t wait until I can visit Madrid in person, to enjoy everything she shared with us!
Velina
October 2020
I have lived for 5 years in Madrid so I was pleasantly surprised by the interesting curious things I learned with Erin. It’s definitely worth it to do this tour with her 😀
Francesca
October 2020
Erin took us for a nice tour of Madrid history, traditions, food and culture. She picked a few interesting stories to tell and made us get to know the city a little more. A relaxing hour to spend "in Madrid", I recommend it!
Keeva
October 2020
We enjoyed this experience and learned quite a bit about Madrid. Erin is a great guide - she is very personable and has a wealth of knowledge and experience, not just about Madrid but all of Europe. The food imagery will make you hungry so be sure to bring your own tapas.
We enjoyed this experience and learned quite a bit about Madrid. Erin is a great guide - she is very personable and has a wealth of knowledge and experience, not just about Madrid…

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  • Fri, 4 Dec
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    $15 per person
  • Sat, 5 Dec
    10:00 am - 11:00 am (EST)
    $15 per person
  • Sat, 5 Dec
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    $15 per person
  • Sun, 6 Dec
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    $15 per person
  • Mon, 7 Dec
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    $15 per person
  • Tue, 8 Dec
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    $15 per person
  • Wed, 9 Dec
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    $15 per person
  • Thu, 10 Dec
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    $15 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.