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Madrid: Tapas and Wine Tasting Trip with a Local

1. Madrid: Tapas and Wine Tasting Trip with a Local

Get an authentic taste of local bites and drinks on this guided tasting tour around Madrid. Explore local favorites like La Latina and Plaza Mayor on foot, tasting Spanish specialties, traditional sweets, wine, and more along the way. Your tapas adventure begins in Plaza de la Villa, the old main square in central Madrid. After a brief introduction to the city and its tapas credentials, head towards Mercado de San Miguel, the first gourmet market in all of Spain, for the first of many food tastings. Try traditional vermouth and taste some of Spain’s most succulent olives. Enjoy a glass of wine and sample some of the best cheeses on offer in the market. Next, head to the pulsating barrio of La Latina to explore its narrow lanes and fascinating history. La Latina is ultra-trendy and is popular with locals for its vibrant food and drink scene. Visit a tiny restaurant off the beaten path that is well known for its traditional tapas dishes - with a fusion twist! From there, you will head back to the oldest part of Madrid and you will learn about the city’s history and food culture along the way. Your guide will point out some artisanal stores where you can pick up authentic, handmade souvenirs.  Your next stop, right in the heart of Plaza Mayor, is to try the iconic bocadillo de calamares, the famous sandwich of the city. Back on the streets, your local guide will point out interesting sights and alternative food and drink stops for you to explore on your own.  At the penultimate stop, try some of Madrid’s most famous croquettes at a heritage tavern, originally built in 1860 and which only specializes in these treats. Your final stop will be at of the most iconic spots in Madrid. Finish your tapas adventure with local dessert and sweet wines in yet another historic location. This joint has been run by the same family for over 100 years, serving a traditional Spanish dessert that might just remind you of something familiar. Once you’ve finished your dessert, your guide will take you back to Puerta del Sol, where they can help you out with directions back to your accommodation or ideas on where to go next.

Madrid: Local Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

2. Madrid: Local Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

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.

Madrid Walking Tour with Tapas

3. Madrid Walking Tour with Tapas

Discover the history and culture of Madrid on a guided walking tour through Spain's majestic capital. Walk through the medieval streets and the most famous squares of the old town, accompanied by a friendly local guide. The tour will take your from Debód Temple to Puerta del Sol, stopping along the way for you to sample delicious Spanish tapas. The tour passes by the Royal Palace of Madrid, Plaza de Oriente, and the exterior of Sabatini's Gardens. You will also view the Almudena Cathedral, the beautiful Plaza de la Villa, and the center of medieval Madrid and its winding streets. You will explore San Miguel Square and its famous market, Arco de Cuchilleros, Plaza Mayor and much more.

Madrid: Royal Palace, City Stroll & Tapas tasting

4. Madrid: Royal Palace, City Stroll & Tapas tasting

Meet your guide near the incredible Royal Palace of Madrid. Enter the Almudena Cathedral before it opens for the day to enjoy a stunning lesser-known viewpoint from its dome balcony. Then walk towards the Palacio Real for an expert tour. Admire its beautiful interiors, created from the riches of the Spanish conquests of the Americas, and learn about the history of the royal palace with the help of your expert guide. Continue your adventure into the Barrio de la Moreria. Visit one of the largest food markets in the city, the Mercado de la Cebada. Enjoy a crash course in traditional Spanish culture, as you explore the stalls and taste wines, olive oil, and local delicacies. Walk through the medieval streets of central Madrid. Stop at the picturesque Plaza Mayor and the Puerta del Sol, the focal point of the modern city. Finish your tour here with advice from your local guide on where to explore next, what to eat, and which areas you should come and visit again.

Madrid: Full-Day Private History and Legends Walking Tour

5. Madrid: Full-Day Private History and Legends Walking Tour

We are inviting you for this full-day walking tour with a local guide, which will give you a comprehensive introduction to the city. You will visit the historic neighborhoods that have grown up during its long history, from its time as part of Moorish Spain, through the Courts of Castille and the Napoleonic Age, until the modern-day. This is a private tour, which allows you enjoy the intimate experience and together you will walk through the historic center from your hotel lobby, through sights such as Parque de las Vistillas, San Francisco el Grande and Puerta de Toledo. You will visit Plaza Mayor and walk down the Gran Via, Madrid’s showcase shopping district and a testament to early 20th-Century Art Deco architecture. You will take in the Puerta del Sol, where Madrileños celebrate New Year’s Eve by eating a grape on the toll of each bell welcoming in the New Year. During the walk you will have the chance to try some "barquillo," the local liquor of Madroño, and to taste some "Callos a la Madrileña" or "Cocido," served in an authentic atmosphere. Madrid has been the hometown to many different cultures, and you will get to explore its intimate neighborhoods, walking along one of the oldest streets in the city to La Latina. The route you follow takes you through the old city, from the Madrid of the Austrias to the first Muslim area, which formed the origins of the city. It includes an overview of the most important sights, talking about its history and legends as you pass sites such as the magnificent royal Plaza de Oriente, and pop into small taverns to try traditional vermouth with the locals. But, perhaps most importantly, you will break for the day and enjoy a typical Spanish set-menu lunch, lingering for a couple of hours, breaking bread, drinking wine and putting the world to rights as you feast on simple yet utterly delicious food.

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What people are saying about Puerta del Sol

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Andrea was just great

I was a little worried that I wouldn't understand everything with my tourist English. But Andrea was just wonderful, took the time to explain something twice, took us through really great tapas bars and into the grandiose market hall. The food was delicious, as was the wine. In any case, I didn't feel like I was in a tourist rip-off, but as if Andrea would like to show us the whole city. Thanks so much.

Great historic stroll through the streets of Madrid, with discoveries of tapas and their history! our guides Juan Carlos and Cynthia were very nice, ready for all the explanations and detours... end of the evening with the discovery of the original Flamenco! We recommend, thanks again to them.

Fun time, as well as informative!

Our guide Alfonso was awesome, he was very funny as well as pointing out areas in Madrid I would never known on my own. He knew so much about different Tapas as well which wines went with them. I would recommend this tour for anyone.

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and showed me around the city with great commitment. A very nice program.

Great tour, delicious tapas, friendly tour guide. Hidden bars in Madrid!