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If you want to experience the real Madrid, take a tip from us: do as the locals do and nibble and chomp your way through the city. From Madrid’s oldest taverns to its modern hip hangouts, this is your chance to indulge in the most delectable cuisine – tapas. And hey, we’ll even teach you some pro tapas tips along the way, the ultimate souvenir to take home with you! Start practicing your humble brag…
Discover the secrets of the Spanish tapas culture.
Taste samples of tapas while you enjoy the lively Madrid bar atmosphere in three different neighborhoods.
Explore Spain’s culinary scene from the perspective of a local.
Get a taste for Madrid’s culinary history, mixing up the modern gourmet market scene, historical taverns, and new trendy tapas bars.
Local English-speaking guide; One drink and tapa at each stop (5 tasting stops).
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Additional food and beverages; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature; Gratuities for your local guide.
Hours of operation
Available: Monday - Saturday; Start time at 7:00pm.
Approximately 4 hours.
Meeting Point: Plaza de la Villa, at the statue in the middle of the square..
Ending Point: Puerta del Sol.
Begin your Madrid tapas tour at a popular market right in the center of the city, the perfect place to cozy up to Madrid’s food scene. Here, your local tour leader will give you an introduction to Spanish food, and the jewel in Spain’s foodie crown – tapas. Learn about the history of this tasty cuisine over some of the most typical tapas dishes you will find all over the city and country as a whole. Because we all learn best by trying things for ourselves, right?
As we continue our tapas adventure in Madrid, we’ll head to a typical beach bar of the south — known to as a “chiringuito” — where we’ll be introduced to a few fish dishes and learn a bit about sustainable fishing. Then, to help you digest some of the treats we’ve just tried, we’ll take a walk across the main square, then onwards to the oldest restaurant in the world, getting a history lesson from your local guide as we go.
Next, we’ll head to one of the most important old neighborhoods in the city, La Latina, where we’ll visit a traditional “Copla” (heritage folk music) tavern. There, we’ll sample a seafood delicatessen recipe from the north of Spain, along with some organic wines from small family-operated wineries.
Depending on the day, we may also have the chance to try some tapas and wine while overlooking the sunset from a rooftop terrace. We’ll also head to the Huertas neighborhood, where we’ll stop at Madrid’s most famed draught beer bar — the team there are experts the city’s craft beer scene!
Then, it’s back to the 18th century, as we finish our Madrid tour in a historical sherry bar — you’ll feel like time has stopped in this place that maintains the same atmosphere from 100 years ago.
We’ll say our goodbyes in Puerta del Sol, the central square of Madrid, where you can either go back to your hotel or continue the night along! If you want to keep going, you’re in the perfect spot to explore other neighborhoods such as Chueca or Malasaña. Just ask your local guide and they’ll lead you to them!
Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended. We recommend you bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and hat during the summer months.
Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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