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Madrid: Local Tapas and Wine Tour with Drinks & Views

1. 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.

Madrid: Market Brunch Tapas Tour

2. Madrid: Market Brunch Tapas Tour

Dive into the rich terrain of Spanish cuisine in the country's bustling capital city. Head to a vibrant local market alongside a friendly guide who will ensure you taste only the most authentic and delicious favorites of Madrid gastronomy. Make 5 different stops and learn 3 ways to enjoy the food on offer. Get in touch with food culture and local lifestyles. Come hungry as the different dishes will add up to the equivalent of a hearty meal. And don’t forget the drinks. Every tapas dish you try will come with the ideal drink pairing so you can enjoy the full gastronomic experience.

Madrid: Tapas, Taverns and History Tour

3. Madrid: Tapas, Taverns and History Tour

Your evening begins at a historic tavern in the heart of Madrid, where you’ll enjoy your first tapas of the evening along with vermouth—Spain’s favorite aperitif. Here you’ll start to get a crash course in the art of tapeo as your guide shares some of the secrets of going out for tapas here in Madrid. After that, you’re off to discover Madrid’s history up close on an expertly guided walking tour! From iconic sights like the Royal Palace to hidden squares only locals know about, you’ll discover how each stop along the way has played a role in the city’s story. After working up an appetite, it’s time for more tapas at two more beloved bars in the historic center. Each of these bites is a time-honored local favorite that has won the hearts of generations of madrileños over the decades! And as you make your way from one to another, you’ll get even more insights into Madrid’s fascinating past. Last but not least, you’ll sit down for a dinner of shared plates at one last classic tapas bar that’s consistently packed with locals. You’ll leave with plenty of knowledge of how to do tapas like a local in Madrid, and how the city’s history and food go hand in hand.

Madrid: Morning Markets and Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour

4. Madrid: Morning 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.

Madrid: Local Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

5. 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: Tapas Experience with Expert

6. Madrid: Tapas Experience with Expert

Experience the highlights of Spanish cuisine with a tapas expert. Learn about the history and regions of each dish and paired drinks. Visit 3 traditional Tapas bars, each with its own unique flavors. Choose from a private tour any day of the week or a shared tour on Wednesday or Friday. The tour will start with tasting the famous cider from Asturias and some tapas from the same region in the north of Spain. From there you will sample some of the traditional liquor from Madrid called “madroño” served in a chocolate shot glass, plus a complimentary drink and some tapas appetizers. Finally you will enjoy a mixed "dinner" of different tapas, plus some sangria or wine.

Madrid: Historical Restaurants and Bars Tour

7. Madrid: Historical Restaurants and Bars Tour

Madrid is packed with an eclectic mix of bars that offer a scene for every style. The city is also the melting pot of typical food from every region of Spain. Throughout this experience you'll discover why Madrid’s gastronomy is so special, as well as some of the typical foods of the city. Taste traditional Spanish tapas, pinchos, patatas bravas, tortilla española, Iberic ham, and many other foods as you listen to flamenco music. All of this will be accompanied by local beer or a glass of traditional vermouth. Get ready to experience Spain from a different perspective, as your local charismatic guide reveals interesting facts about Madrid’s gastronomy and culture.

Madrid: Royal Palace, City Stroll & Tapas tasting

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

You’ll start near Madrid’s jaw-dropping Royal Palace where you’ll meet your guide and small group in the beautiful Plaza Oriente. Before opening hours, visit Almudena Cathedral where you'll experience a unique panoramic view of the area - just like one the royal family would have had a century ago. Looking down you can see your next stop: El Palacio Real. Enter the Palace to explore opulent interiors gilded in riches from the Spanish conquest of the Americas and decorated with paintings by Caravaggio, Goya, Velázquez, and more. Your guide will tell you the history of the palace and the immensely powerful royal dynasties that once called it home. Leaving the palace, you’ll step off the normal tourist trail and into Barrio de la Morería, where the city’s Muslim roots are still visible, and end up in a historic Spanish restaurant for an authentic food experience. Enjoy a crash course in Spanish food culture as you taste wine, olive oils, cheese and ham, and learn why the Spanish custom of tapas is one of the country’s most treasured institutions. The medieval streets of central Madrid await you next as you learn how the city went from being an outpost of the Moorish empire to a center of Catholic power in Europe. Along the way, you’ll stop in the jaw-dropping Plaza Mayor, where heretics were once burned at the stake, and the Puerta del Sol, the focal point of the modern city. From there your guide will point out the different neighborhoods of the city and give you plenty of recommendations for what to see, do, and eat during the rest of your stay. Sites Visited: Teatro Opera (outside) Almudena Cathedral Panoramic Viewpoint from Dome (inside) Plaza de Oriente Palacio Real (guided inside) Catedral de la Almudena (outside) Historic Spanish Restaurant Mercado San Miguel (outside) Plaza Mayor Puerta del Sol

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What people are saying about Community of Madrid

Our flight was delayed out Arizona caused us to miss our connecting flight to Madrid. I had already scheduled the tour, because of the delayed we arrived a day later. Original tour set for 1130hrs. There was no way we were going to make our tour in time. I called the number for the tour, spoke with a real person explained situation . We were re-booked for the evening tour , which turned out to be a great experience.

This tour was amazing! Laura was very knowledable and an absolute joy to be around. I would do another tour with her any day. The tapas were delicious, the drinks were great, and the atmosphere of the tour was wonderful. I learned things about the city I would never know without a local like Laura giving you the extra knowledge!

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Madrid. We enjoyed four different tapas and drinks and ended on a beautiful rooftop with a view. Enjoyed the tour with a few other tourists, and it was a pleasure meeting everyone. Definitely recommend!

Absolutely amazing! Our guide was Agustin and he is amazing! Bring his energy and vibe to the group! We were a mix of all ages and we were a big group enjoying the great tapas and company! Highly recommended

This was our fourth tour with the company. It did not disappoint! Our guide Lisa was vibrant, knowledgeable, and very informative. We had a great group and lots of fun.