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Wine and Tapas in Madrid: 2.5 Hour Tour

1. Wine and Tapas in Madrid: 2.5 Hour Tour

This tapas tour in the historical part of Madrid will give you a new perspective of the city from an old point of view. There are two sides to Madrid - the one you see as a tourist and the one you need a local person to show you. We’d like to invite you to enjoy the experience of tapas as locals do. You will discover hidden spots in the very heart of Madrid, each of which has something special to offer, be it a typical dish, a specific type of wine or its atmosphere. Go to a bar, enjoy your wine and your 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!  This is a truly unforgettable experience of wines and tapas. Get ready to taste a fantastic parade of dishes and wines from various regions of Spain. By the end of the evening you will have discovered the history of the origin of the dishes. Some are rooted several hundred years ago, as old as the streets you will stroll along. Example itinerary: First of all you will meet up with the rest of the tour group at the meeting point in the Santa Ana Square. It is important to be on time. Walk to the first stop while the guide tells anecdotes about Madrid. The first stop will be at a place that is traditional in its concept and has been running for more than 80 years. The bar is tucked away at the back of a shop. If you like what you eat or drink in the bar, you can purchase it from the shop. This place is a temple to Iberian ham and you can try dozens of types of cheese. You will choose the drink and can taste 3 or 4 dishes. After leaving the first tavern, you will walk on to the second stop while the guide comments about Madrid. In an old-style Castilian tavern, surrounded by painted tiles and huge blackboards showing the names of dozen of wines sold by the glass and the daily tapas available, you will get acquainted with the history of tapas. The guide will advise on the wines and will order more dishes for you. Another tavern found their recipe for success a hundred years ago serving garlic shrimp cooked on the spot and served with vermouth or wine. They haven’t changed it a bit in the time since. Once again the guide will advise you the on wine and ask for the food for you. On to the next venue, the warmth of the wine and the food will make the walk to the last tavern pleasant. You will finish in a typical “Madrid tavern”. Hidden and cozy, where full-bodied wine is served along with warm dishes and roguish conversation. You will try some more dishes and some desserts to finish with a sweet taste. After leaving the last bar the tour has finished. The food and drink will have filled you and you will have completed the whole Madrid tapas experience. The guide will be able to indicate where to go next if you want to continue your evening. This itinerary is an example, the taverns and bars may change depending on the dates but all have the highest quality standards and are places that Madrid locals go to. Someone said that to be a madrileño you just need to spend the night in Madrid and enjoy the streets more than your home. This tour offers you the freedom of the city, its drinks and its dishes.

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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 3-hour tapas crawl will allow you to visit 5 locations, including a market cuisine restaurant, a well-kwown 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!

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From Madrid: Ribera del Duero Tour of 3 Different Wineries

3. From Madrid: Ribera del Duero Tour of 3 Different Wineries

Journey to the Ribera del Duero wine lands and stop at 3 wineries in the heart of the Duero Valley. Sample the acclaimed wines of the region and learn about old and new wine-making techniques. Hear how grapes are grown in extreme weather and listen to stories about the families that turned the area into one of the world's most popular red wine producers. Journey back to the Middle Ages and encounter medieval villages and historic castles.  After visiting the first two wineries, there will be free time from around 1:00 PM-2:00 PM to have lunch (at own expense). You can lunch with a guide in a traditional restaurant with several options of Castilian regional food, ranging from tapas, a light lunch, or a full 3-course lunch (approximate budget = tapas €12-15, Full 3-course €30).

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Madrid: Old Madrid Walking Food and Wine Tour

4. 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.

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Madrid: Half-Day Winery Tour with Tasting

5. Madrid: Half-Day Winery Tour with Tasting

Start an exciting journey through the region surrounding Madrid, where you will discover one of its most traditional wineries. Accompanied by the professional guide, you will visit all the facilities of the winery and learn about the traditional winemaking process. At the end of the half-day tour, you will also enjoy a typical wine tasting. Continue the conversation about winemaking and ask the winemakers any questions you may have.  After finishing your excursion, you will return to Madrid with a greater understanding and interest in the world of wines.

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From Madrid: Toledo Tour with Wine Tasting and 7 Monuments

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

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of Toledo on a day trip from Madrid and learn the history of the multi-faith city. Stroll down medieval streets to find a diverse mix of Christian, Jewish and Muslim monuments. Learn more about the court of King Charles I and the life of Miguel de Cervantes from a professional guide with optional visits to emblematic sites such as the church of Santo Tome and the synagogue of Santa María La Blanca. Stroll through the Jewish District and hear more about the peaceful co-existence of the 3 faiths over the centuries. Learn about the history and tradition of wine making in Castilla La Mancha and enjoy a wine and tapas tasting. Upgrade your experience on booking and benefit from free entrance tickets to 7 different monuments in Toledo.

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Madrid: Tapas and History Tour Through Old Madrid

7. Madrid: Tapas and History Tour Through Old Madrid

Your culinary stroll will begin at 12:30 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 of 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 pass by iconic Madrid landmarks such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa (the old city council), San Miguel Market etc.

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Toledo: City by Night Tour with Tapas Tasting

8. Toledo: City by Night Tour with Tapas Tasting

Enter the heart of Toledo and immerse yourself with an expert official guide. Visit the Jewish quarter and the convent area. Visit the most emblematic places of the city, discover its history and its main monuments such as the Cathedral of Toledo, where you will learn everything about its architecture, which is a wonderful example of the Spanish Gothic Style. During the tour, make a first stop to taste the most admired products of La Mancha: Iberian ham from the pastures, Manchego sheep cheese and a good selection of wines from the land of Castile. Afterwards, continue your route to reach a traditional place in Toledo, where you will taste the famous Spanish omelette accompanied by whichever drink you prefer. Let yourself be seduced by the wonderful Toledo at sunset, and enjoy the city in a unique atmosphere, without crowds, and taste the local cuisine in its best taverns. Finally, you cannot leave Toledo without trying its fantastic marzipan in one of the oldest ovens in the city. Have fun and feel unique in your experience on this small group premium tour.

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Madrid Region Wineries: Guided Tour and Tastings

9. Madrid Region Wineries: Guided Tour and Tastings

The wine country of the Madrid region is just a short drive from the city center. The picturesque countryside is home to wineries that blend tradition and innovation. On this full-day tour we’ll visit 3 wineries where you’ll learn about winemaking and the history of wine in this part of Spain. The Madrid region’s wineries have supplied the capital with wine from the time the Castilians conquered the city occupied by the Moors. Winemaking has been carried out for over 900 years on the fertile river bank area where the Manzanares, Tajuña, Jarama, Henares and Tajo rivers meet. You’ll see the clay vats and centennial caves and the vineyards with seemingly endless rows of tempranillo grapes used in making Spain’s full-bodied red wines. You’ll also taste wines at each of the wineries you visit.  South of the Sierra de Guadarrama's granite foothills are the environmentally protected territories where the wine suppliers to the thirsty and growing new capital of the 16th-century Spanish Empire grew their grapes and made their wines. The wines produced here were celebrated in the writings of Cervantes and all the Golden Century writers and painters, and from the Royal Palace to every tavern in the city.

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Madrid: 4-Hour Markets and Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour

10. Madrid: 4-Hour Markets and Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour

Your Madrid gourmet tapas adventure begins in front of the Opera House, in the oldest part of the city. After setting the scene, your expert local guide will lead you towards one of the most famous chocolaterias in town to enjoy a deliciously sweet breakfast of hot chocolate and churros! Afterwards, take a stroll around the city center, as your guide shows you some key landmarks and regales you with historic tales about the Spanish monarchy and the people of Madrid over the centuries.  Your second stop will be the first ever gourmet tapas market in Spain, Mercado de San Miguel, built in 1916. Taste a few different tapas dishes as you hear about Spanish culinary culture, food traditions and the introduction of gourmet markets to the foodie shopping scene.  Next, head to Madrid’s only remaining cluster convent to buy homemade sweets, a proud tradition of Spain. After your visit to the convent, make your way to the neighbourhood of La Latina to discover hidden historical corners and heritage inns from the 18th century. The third stop will be the local grocery market of La Latina. After the tasting, walk through the biggest flea market in Spain, El Rastro. Your guide will give you the lowdown on this popular market. Next on the foodie agenda is the multi-cultural Lavapies neighborhood, home to the original born-and-raised Madrileños, a common name for the people of Madrid. This area has now transformed into an exciting and tasty fusion of world cultures. African restaurants rub shoulders with Asian shops and Indian cafés. Along the way, explore an old Inquisition prison and discover its stories.  Your gourmet tapas tour of Madrid will end in Barrio de las letras, a very bohemian and chic neighborhood in the heart of Madrid. Make a stop at the market in Anton Martin where you will enjoy a tasting of organic olive oil and wine. Spain is the orchard of Europe and its wine and olive oil industries are among the largest in the world. The agriculture is moving more towards organic production now, respecting the land and promoting high-quality products. This tasting will help you better understand this organic revolution. After the tasting, you’ll dig into dishes of delicious gourmet tapas paired with a glass of Spanish wine.

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What people are saying about Madrid

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 207 reviews

Pedro is friendly, knowledgable and clearly passionate about all things Spanish culture! We had the best time with him, learning not just about Wine & Ham but also about other aspects of Spanish culinary culture. He also had a great sense of humour and made us feel so at ease in his company. If you only do one tour in Madrid, make it one of his!

Enjoyed the wine tour. Pablo was excellent knowledgeable, and friendly. Visited some 2 small family owned wineries and one larger. Seeing the clay pots and caves was especially interesting. Would highly recommend.

Our guide gave us a great introduction into Spanish tapas and let us try an amazing mix of different delicacies. (One was Spanish sausage with honey - it works!)

James is an excellent guide/host! Food and drink is delicious! The tour was so much fun and the group were very friendly! Great for a solo traveller!

Carmen made the tour very personable and gave us great tips. The food choices were a good introduction to Spanish cuisine.