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Madrid: Private Food Tasting & Markets Tour

1. Madrid: Private Food Tasting & Markets Tour

The way Spanish people eat is known to be very different from the rest of the world : breakfast in the morning, break around 11 am for a quick tapas, lunch at 2:30 pm… Join our food adventure in order to learn more about it and finally truly live it. Between Chamberi and Chuecas areas you would be able to feel an atmosphere, learn about the culture of the country, and try the food that all real ‘’madrileno’’ is used to have on a daily bases. You will see ! This part of Madrid concentrates most of the pleasures the city offers: old mansions, trendy art galleries, fashion shops and of course a huge range of food shops. During this tour, you will discover some typical shops along the street, try specialties from Madrid or more generally from Spain. But you will also have the opportunity to discover two really different markets with different identities. First of all the Mercado Barceló, where Spanish people rush every day, to find calamaries and ‘’bacalao’’ at the fishmonger stand , the famous iberico ham, and fresh vegetables from different regions. Then the San Anton market ! This market is now one of the places to be in Madrid if you want to share some tapas and a glass of wine with your family and your friends. You choose your stand : pinchos, tortilla, croquetas, ham and cured meat, pick a glass of wine, and just enjoy the moment in this great atmosphere. You are curious of the way we live in Madrid, you want to learn about the culture of the country, and improve your knowledge about the food? This tour is made for you. If you have any special request, do not hesitate, we will be happy to try to make your dreams possible. Places of interest : The Mercado Barceló The iconic gay area The Mercado San Anton Madrid tiny streets

Madrid: The Original Tapas Crawl

2. 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 2.5-hour 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!

From Madrid: Toledo Tour with Wine Tasting and 7 Monuments

3. From Madrid: Toledo Tour with Wine Tasting and 7 Monuments

Discover the city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a day trip from Madrid and learn about the history of this multi-confessional city. Stroll through the medieval streets to find a diverse mix of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim monuments. Meet your guide at Julio Camba Street and start the bus tour to Toledo. Arrive at your destination, one of the most beautiful sites in Toledo, to enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. Embark on a guided tour of the city to learn about its history and most important sites. Then, if you choose, opt to visit monuments, and experience the most emblematic places, such as the church of Santo Tome and the synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca. With this option, you will have access to 7 monuments (3 of them with a guided tour inside, and the remaining 4 you will visit on your own). You will also enjoy a wine tasting in a wine cellar of the city. Learn about the history and tradition of winemaking in Castilla La Mancha while sipping wine and tasting tapas. Enjoy a few hours of free time to visit the monuments you like the most, or stroll through the Jewish quarter and learn about the peaceful coexistence of the three faiths. At the end of the tour, the guide will indicate the time to return to Madrid in a comfortable bus that will leave you in the same place where you started the tour.

Madrid: Local Tapas and Wine Tour with Drinks & Views

4. 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? Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a small group premium tour.

Madrid: 10 Tapas 2.5-Hour Cooking Class

5. 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: Old Madrid Walking Food and Wine Tour

6. Madrid: Old Madrid Walking Food and Wine Tour

Your culinary stroll will begin at 7:00 PM at the Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree (Puerta del Sol). From here, you will begin your tour with a local expert in history and gastronomy to some the most popular tapas bars of 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 (in the winter), or ice cream (in the summer). 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's 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.

Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

7. Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

Embark on a route through El Retiro's most famous sites such as the Crystal Palace and the Philip IV Gate, as well as some places that are not listed in guidebooks. Pick up insight from your knowledgeable guide along the way. El Retiro has more than 19,000 trees of 167 different species, a lake, and a variety of different sculptures, important buildings, and gardens that make the park one of the most famous in the world and one of the main attractions in Madrid. Then, enjoy a tapas tasting in one of the most important restaurants in Madrid. You will have the opportunity to taste several tapas typical of Spanish cuisine. Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history. Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience Madrid's unique food culture like a local.

Madrid: Flamenco Workshop and Show with Dinner and Drinks

8. Madrid: Flamenco Workshop and Show with Dinner and Drinks

Experience an authentic flamenco evening in Madrid, watching a splendid show and taking part in a flamenco workshop. Learn about the history of this long-standing art form, before tucking into a delicious local meal and sipping on refreshing drinks. Start your experience with an introduction to the iconic art of flamenco. Through a fun workshop, learn about the history of the dance, some of its curiosities, and try out a few dance steps. Then, tuck into a local meal. Enjoy the choice of soup of the day or "El Cortijo" salad for your starter, followed by a choice of "raciones" — traditional food made for sharing — from the menu. Finally, sit back and enjoy the show. Let your senses be hypnotised as some of Madrid’s finest flamenco artists will delight you with a show full of sentiment, passion, and energy.

Madrid: Royal Palace Tour, Flamenco Show, & Tapas with Drink

9. Madrid: Royal Palace Tour, Flamenco Show, & Tapas with Drink

Save time with a skip-the-line ticket to Madrid's Royal Palace. Uncover the history of the Spanish monarchy on a guided walking tour. Catch a flamenco show at Torres Bermejas Tablao. Sip on a drink and snack on a tapas dish during the show. Meet your guide at the Opera metro station and make your way to Madrid's Royal Palace. Breeze past the long lines to this popular attraction with your skip-the-line access. Hear how the palace has changed over time with informative commentary from your guide. Admire this 18th-centurey palace which is the largest in Western Europe. Complete your experience with an incredible flamenco show at the Torres Bermejas Tablao. Experience the passion of flamenco dance and music at this historic tablao in the heart of Madrid.  Marvel at the Moorish-patterned walls, ornate tiles, and wood-carved ceilings as flamenco artists captivate you with their artistic interpretations. While enjoying the amazing folkloric culture of flamenco, you can make a selection from the tapas menu and have a red or white wine and water. The tapas menu includes Spanish omelet with caramelized onion, homemade croquettes with Iberian ham and cheese, Andalusian style squid, toast with tomato and Iberian Ham, Valencian paella, chicken fingers, and homemade cheesecake with blueberry sauce.

2.5-Hour Evening Tapas Tour through Madrid

10. 2.5-Hour Evening Tapas Tour through Madrid

Eating tapas with friends is something every visitor to Madrid should do. Immerse yourself in the culinary world of tapas and discover Madrid characterized by the small delicacies. On this 2.5-hour tapas bar tour you will learn the basic rules of Spanish cuisine and sample a variety of tapas. Learn why you should not drink without eating and that you should know what to order. Find out which drinks go well with which tapas as well as what is typical of Madrid. Listen to anecdotes about the bars and the people of Madrid. Visit three or four tapas bars and enjoy the best combinations of food and drinks. Your tour guide will make recommendations on which dishes you should try. You can also learn more about the origin of tapas culture and the present meaning of tapas.

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What people are saying about Madrid

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 712 reviews

Our tour guide Val was amazing! She was so knowledgeable and enjoyable to hang out with. She made the whole experience seamless. The food and drinks were fantastic. We loved the mushrooms and the view at the top at the end. Great tour we will recommend this to our friends coming to Madrid in a few weeks. We will also tell them to request Val she was great!

We really enjoyed our Tapas Wine tour. Our tour guide Paula (Polla) was excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable. she made everyone feel comfortable and welcome. she told us about the history of the area and the history behind each restaurant/bar we visited. We enjoyed each restaurant/bar wine and food that was offered. Great variety.

Great tour with Rocío this morning. She was very informative, gave very interesting facts about Parque Retiro and also took nice pictures. Definitely a very good last minute decision to book this tour in the same morning.

Lindsey was an awesome host, so friendly. At first I was disappointed about how far away it was from the center, but when she explained, it made complete sense.

Our tour guide Carlos was so fun to talk to and he explained a lot to us about all the different wine and foods we were having! Would highly recommend!