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Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

1. Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

Benefit from the deep knowledge of a local guide in Madrid's tapas scene with a walking tour and tasting experience. In a small group of no more than 10 people, find some secret spots with great tapas traditions in the old city. See, smell, and taste the astonishing San Miguel Market with its narrow and old-stone city streets and discover the very Spanish tradition of "going for tapas".   For more than three hundred years, Spaniards from all localities continue to enjoy this custom. It is claimed that King Alfonso X ordered that in the small restaurants of Castile, no wine be served if not accompanied by food. Another version of history claims the origin of tapas lies in the bars and taverns that began to cover glasses with pieces of bread or slices of ham to prevent flies from entering the drink.

Madrid: Local Tapas and Wine Tour with Drinks & Views

2. Madrid: Local Tapas and Wine Tour with Drinks & Views

Enjoy the true art of Tapeo in this experience in which you will discover Spanish gastronomy from bar to bar visiting different neighborhoods. The tour will start at the San Miguel square and head to La Latina, Cava Baja street, where most of the famous sites for Tapeo exist. There, taste traditional Spanish croquettes, particularly ham or even shellfish, of course, a good wine to pair. The route will continue through different bars in the center of Madrid, where you taste typical mushroom tapas or Padrón peppers. Answer the important questions, why are some hot and others not? accompanied by a beer or cider. Near the last stop, the tour arrives in the San Miguel Market, to taste the famous pintxos of Bilbao accompanied by a Txakoli glass. Afterward, walk through the Plaza Mayor and Barrio de las Letras, where famous poets and artists spent the best years of their lives. The last tasting stop is a traditional meat cheek with mashed potatoes, paired with a good wine, preferably red. Can you think of a better ending than going up to a terrace with excellent views of Madrid to enjoy a drink? (Only available on the evening tour.) Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a small group premium tour.

From Madrid: Ribera del Duero, Peñafiel, and 2 Top Wineries

3. From Madrid: Ribera del Duero, Peñafiel, and 2 Top Wineries

Explore the winemaking region of Ribera del Duero during a guided day trip. Take guided tours of 2 top wineries to learn about the winemaking process and sample local food and wine local to the region. Travel by luxury Mercedes to visit 2 hand-picked selected wineries. The first stop is one of the World’s best wineries according to the magazine Wine & Spirits, in the lands near Aranda del Duero. Take a guided visit to the cellars where we will learn about the history of the family winery and its handcrafted wine production, following it from the soil to the bottle. Then, led by an expert oenologist, discover how the unique climate and soil from the region of Ribera del Duero contribute to the character of the wines you will taste. After the first visit to the vineyard, explore the town of Peñafiel, an enclave in the center of the Ribera del Duero. Here you will have free time to explore its narrow streets and have lunch on your own. Continue the day visiting an award-winning vineyard, discovering their great technology applied to all processes to deliver a high quality premium wine, a true passionate expert will join during the whole visit to describe every little detail about the wine-crafting. After discovering the origin and history of one of the most stunning wines in the region and the ecological process of its production during an exclusive and personalized experience. Enjoy a final wine tasting before returning to Porto.

Madrid: The Original Tapas Crawl

4. Madrid: The Original Tapas Crawl

Take part in an exciting outing with your knowledgeable local guide who will show you the best tapas Madrid has to offer. This tapas crawl will allow you to visit 4 locations, including a market cuisine restaurant, a well-known ice-cold beer bar for locals, a new slow food tavern, and a one-century old bodega in a high-quality and non-touristy tapas area. Feel like a local as you dine amongst true Madrileños. Learn from a local guide who will share with you their years of knowledge and insights into the area. Your guide is also well acquainted with many of the families that own the businesses, giving you special insight into what makes their version of tapas so special. There is a lot of food on this tour, up to 12-15 tapas servings, so make sure you come hungry!

Madrid: Wine and Tapas Walking Tour

5. Madrid: Wine and Tapas Walking Tour

Go beyond the usual tourist's perspective of Madrid's main sights on a guided tapas tour. Taste tapas like the locals do and discover hidden spots in the very heart of Madrid. Enjoy at least 12 tapas at four different places, as well as a glass of wine at each location. Find something special at each venue, be it a typical dish, a specific type of wine, or the atmosphere. Go to a bar, enjoy your wine and free tapas, order something extra to eat if it catches your fancy, and, once you’ve finished, move on to the next venue. It's as simple as that. Get ready to taste your way around Spain with a range of dishes and wines from various regions of the country. Learn about the origins of the dishes, and hear anecdotes about Madrid from your guide.

Madrid: 10 Tapas 2.5-Hour Cooking Class

6. Madrid: 10 Tapas 2.5-Hour Cooking Class

Learn how to prepare typical tapas with the help of a professional chef. Immerse yourself in the culinary traditions of Spain and prepare 10 small dishes that explain each region of the country. Get tutorials on traditional techniques and local ingredients and benefit from personalized attention during the 2.5-hour class. Make authentic dishes such as gilda (pepper and anchovy skewers) from the Basque Country and pan tumaca (bruschetta) from Catalonia. Sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor with a glass of Spanish sangría. Get a gift of the recipes you created and an apron as a keepsake.

Madrid: Paella and Tapas Cooking Class with Local Market

7. Madrid: Paella and Tapas Cooking Class with Local Market

Meet your expert guide near one of Madrid’s most historic markets, where neighborhood residents have been shopping for over a century. Head inside to discover a gastronomic haven of delicious, high-quality Spanish products that form the building blocks of local cuisine. After stopping at several stalls to learn about some of Spain’s most essential ingredients, you’ll enjoy a typical aperitif of sweet vermouth, olives, and cheese. Now that you have a solid understanding of Spanish food basics, it’s time to get hands-on. You’ll head behind the scenes of one of the most exciting restaurants in Madrid’s Huertas neighborhood into a beautiful cooking space reserved just for your small group. Meet your instructor, a talented chef who’s studied at the Basque Culinary Institute in northern Spain and worked under a Michelin-starred chef in NYC. Over the next few hours, he’ll help you make a selection of traditional tapas representing the best of regional Spanish cuisine, along with the star of the show: authentic seafood paella. Sit down to enjoy your homemade lunch and dessert with your choice of beer or wine, and head home with a deeper knowledge of Spanish cuisine (and several easy, delicious recipes to recreate in your own kitchen).

Madrid: Old Madrid Walking Food and Wine Tour

8. Madrid: Old Madrid Walking Food and Wine Tour

Explore the streets of the Spanish capital with a local guide. Learn about the history and food of Madrid while sampling traditional tapas at local hotspots. Try Iberian ham, manchego cheese, churros, and more. Take in major attractions such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and San Gines Church. Begin your tour with a local expert in history and gastronomy to some of the most popular tapas bars in Madrid. You will experience the same venues that the locals go to, seeking traditional tapas such as Iberian ham, manchego cheese, garlic shrimp, fried cod (a typical tapa from Madrid) padron peppers, bravas, Spanish Omelette, and more tapas according to the tapas bars that you will visit on the day. You will also get to try a delicious dessert of chocolate with churros. You will also pass by iconic Madrid landmarks such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa (the old city council), San Miguel Market, the Austrian neighborhood, and the San Gines Church. During your tour, you will learn more about the history of Madrid as well as about the tapas tradition, being able to ask as many questions as you like during your tour.

Secret Food Tours Madrid

9. Secret Food Tours Madrid

Join the Secret Food Tours Madrid and try the many different types of Spanish culinary delights guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling. Firstly, your local Madrilenian guide will take you to a historic pastry shop which has been running for more than 160 years. Then followed by a visit to a deli that has been running for more than 180 years. Where we will try the Crown jewel of our gastronomy, the Iberian ham. An unforgettable experience, a must do if you are in Madrid. Next, you will visit a 100% authentic Spanish bar to try one of the most typical dishes in Madrid. Your personal guide will lead you then to a gourmet market which has been running for almost a century to try two outstanding tapas and a bottle of Spanish cider. Your tour will include two sit-down restaurant stops where you will have the chance to eat mouthwatering dishes and enjoy the illustrious drink that Spaniards have as an appetizer. Of course, there is also a delicious secret dish.

Madrid: Flamenco Show with Tapas and Wine Tour

10. Madrid: Flamenco Show with Tapas and Wine Tour

Experience Madrid through its food culture on a tapas walking tour through various bars in the center of Madrid. Together with a culinary expert guide, you’ll discover authentic signature cuisine, gourmet products, and a vast amount of culinary culture, nowadays hidden in the reformed markets of San Miguel and La Cebada in the La Latina neighborhood of Madrid. Start the tour at the famous San Miguel Market, where you’ll taste the famous pintxos of Bilbao. After the San Miguel Market visit, head to La Latina and enjoy traditional Croquettes in the renowned street Cava Baja. Continue the tour through different bars in the center of Madrid, where you’ll taste delicious Spanish omelet and cod tapas, mushrooms tapas accompanied by a glass of wine or cider. After your tapas walking tour, experience another side of Spanish culture. Flamenco, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2010, is the most authentic and popular expression of Spanish culture. Enjoy an intimate flamenco show surrounded by the fantastic atmosphere of The Tablao Flamenco, a hidden treasure in the center of Madrid. Enjoy a complimentary drink during the show.

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3.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

This tour was amazing. Our guide was super knowledgeable about Madrid and local cuisine. She was super easy to get along with and talk to. Our group of 10 had a blast together and it was a great first night in Madrid to get to know the area! Highly recommend. The wine and tapas were amazing!

We did the booking at the last minute because other tour was cancelled and we were suprise in a good way. The tour was very interesting and Laura was amazing. Totally recommend!

One of the best experiences we booked in the recent years. The guide Agustin was sooo great!

Amazing experience. Lots of fun and good food and drinks. I highly recommend it to everyone

Jorge was a great guide keeping it interesting and accommodating