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Highlights of Madrid: Walking Tour with Private Guide

1. Highlights of Madrid: Walking Tour with Private Guide

On this 4-hour guided walking tour you’ll see all the important sights of Madrid. You will be accompanied by a local guide who will tell you about the city’s history and share some interesting anecdotes and legends as well. A stop for tapas and a drink at the end of the tour is included. You’ll be met by your guide at your hotel. Your guide will then take you to the impressive and photo-worthy Templo de Debod, San Antonio de la Florida, and the lovely Jardines del Moro. You’ll also see Las Vistillas, San Francisco el Grande, La Latina, Puerta del Sol, and Plaza de la Villa, before the tour concludes. If you are hungry afterwards, your guide would be happy to recommend a restaurant, and a table can be reserved for you for lunch. Please note: the weather may impact this walking tour, so you should be prepared for rain even though Madrid is generally not a very rainy place. Also, if you have any special requirements or would like to end the tour at a different spot, please indicate this when making your booking.

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Madrid: 4-Hour Markets and Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour

2. 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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Market Bites & Tapas: Culinary Tour with Rooftop Drink

3. Market Bites & Tapas: Culinary Tour with Rooftop Drink

As a Spanish cuisine lover, you must learn where and how you can buy the products necessary to cook all those delicious Mediterranean recipes. Learn the main ingredients of the secrets to Spanish cuisine from a professional culinary expert guide. This 4.5-hour Madrid Market Bites & Tapas walking tour includes a local Gastronomic Dinner Experience & Cocktail SkyBar, where you will have the chance to see the historic market of Mercado de San Miguel. You’ll continue the tour with a stop at the oldest restaurant in the world, Casa Botín - winner of a Guinness World Record. On this fantastic culinary tour you will hop from tapas bar to tapas bar, enjoying 9 of Madrid's most traditional tapas, learning the true art of "tapeo". The tasting includes croquettes, potato omelette, cod, Iberian ham, cheese and olive oil, all accompanied by beverages such as cider, red and white wines, beer, or vermouth. The tour will end with a sweet touch in the classic churros bar - Chocolatería San Ginés. To finish this amazing experience in the best way, there is nothing better than a fantastic Sangria cocktail in one of the most exclusive Sky Bars in the city, well off the beaten path, where you can enjoy the best panoramic views of Madrid.

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Madrid: Market Brunch Tapas Tour

4. 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.

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Madrid: Private Tapas Tour

5. Madrid: Private Tapas Tour

Meet your guide at 12:30 PM or 7:00 PM at The Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree in Puerta del Sol. Your guide is an expert in history and gastronomy. Follow them to the most popular tapas bars of Madrid where the locals go to eat the famous tapas of Iberian ham, fried cod, Spanish omelet, and bravas. For dessert, go to one of the best churrerías in Madrid to have chocolate with churros or ice cream. Pass by iconic landmarks including the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, La Latina neighborhood, Plaza de la Villa (The Old City Council), San Miguel Market, and the oldest restaurant in the world. During the tour, learn about the history of Madrid and the tapas tradition in a personalized way. Go at your own pace and ask what you want.  Follow the guide to the most popular tapas bars of Madrid where the locals go to eat the famous tapas of 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).

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Madrid: Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

6. Madrid: 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.

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Madrid: Full-Day Private History and Legends Walking Tour

7. 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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Lonely Planet Experiences: Madrid Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour

8. Lonely Planet Experiences: Madrid Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour

Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience. 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. This neighborhood 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 of 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!

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Madrid: Private Photo Shoot and Professional Images

9. Madrid: Private Photo Shoot and Professional Images

Experience Madrid like never before, and hire a professional bilingual photographer for an exclusive photo session at some of the cosmopolitan city’s most beautiful locations. Your personal photographer guide will create stunning images of your time in Madrid as you discover its Hapsburg charms. The documentary style photography is unobtrusive, natural and perfect for capturing special occasions, or simply as a record of the everyday moments of your vacation. With so much to see, and so much delicious food and wine at your fingertips, enjoying Madrid is easy. But set your sights higher, dress to impress, and make every memory a moment to savor Photo sessions are held in some of the most picturesque neighborhoods, including Huertas, west of the Paseo del Prado. Also known as "El Barrio de las Letras" it’s where many famous writers lived and worked. Now a traditional neighbourhood popular with tourists, its numerous bars and tapas joints provide a picturesque backdrop. Go to the bohemian enclave of La Latina near Plaza Mayor, or pose against the lovely surroundings of the Barrio Retiro. You are free to choose your own location(s) to suit your style and personality. At the end, you will be provided with access to a private online gallery to view your photos, and a portfolio of up to 60 poster size and quality pictures to keep.

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What people are saying about La Latina Neighborhood

Ignacio gave us an absolutely wonderful tour of the city. I have been to Madrid many times before, but I was now traveling with my family. He was knowledgable, engaged and very pleasant. This tour is an absolute must when in Madrid!

Its a lot of walking so bring comfy shoes, but it’s definitely worth it!!! The food was amazing and our tour guide was THEEEE BEST!! Ask for Dylan as your guide! He made the experience spectacular!!!

Guide (Layla) was brilliant, really informative and loads of fun. Took us to lots of great places that you probably wouldn’t see on any tourist sites

This was a fun tour and I went to places I couldn't find on my own. I would definitely recommend this tour to other people.

We highly recommend Phillip…knowledgeable, accommodating, and flexible. We learned a lot and had fun.