Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

From $93.75 per person

Discover the history and culture of tapas with the help of a local expert guide. Walk through the old city and the magnificent San Miguel Market to experience some of the best food spots and smells Madrid has to offer.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste the most delicious Spanish cuisine
  • Walk through the narrowest streets and markets of the old city
  • Share in the traditional culture of eating tapas with friends
  • Go to bars and restaurants only known by locals
  • Taste wines and beers from all around the country
  • Leave Madrid with an experience you'll never forget
Full description
Benefit from the deep knowledge of a local guide in Madrid's tapas scene with a walking tour and tasting experience. In a small group of no more than 10 people, find some secret spots with great tapas traditions in the old city. See, smell, and taste the astonishing San Miguel Market with its narrow and old-stone city streets and discover the very Spanish tradition of "going for tapas".   For more than three hundred years, Spaniards from all localities continue to enjoy this custom. It is claimed that King Alfonso X ordered that in the small restaurants of Castile, no wine be served if not accompanied by food. Another version of history claims the origin of tapas lies in the bars and taverns that began to cover glasses with pieces of bread or slices of ham to prevent flies from entering the drink.
Includes
  • A minimum of 5 stops in markets and local bars and restaurants
  • 8 to 10 tastings of Tapas and shared dishes
  • A drink of wine, beer, or a refreshment of choice per venue
  • The story of Spanish gastronomic history and influences
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    5 /5

    based on 6 reviews

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    Very interesting experience. Had a great time and learned a lot

    July 2, 2021

    February 17, 2020

    I was lucky to be the only tourist. The tour was fantastic, especially since I speak English quite well. I experienced places that I would not have found without a guide.

    November 15, 2019

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