Half-Day (Duration: 4h approx.)
On Request Best Rate
Embark on a small group food journey into Madrid´s history, culture and delicious tapas scene!
Tapas at 4 family-run tapas bars (enough for a full dinner) perfectly blended with a fascinating guided walking tour through historic Madrid
Start your night off in true Madrid style—surrounded by locals as you sip vermouth and nibble on tapas in a historic tavern with connections to the Spanish Civil War. Your expert guide will let you in on the secret to this local aperitif tradition as you discover what going for tapas really means here in Spain.
Next up is a walk down to Madrid’s royal palace, where you’ll get a mini-lesson on how Madrid was founded. As you wander through the oldest part of Madrid—the Habsburg neighborhood—you’ll discover its hidden squares and secrets.
The next tapas bar is known for one thing—fantastic grilled mushrooms! While here, you’ll learn what most locals drink (it’s NOT sangria!) as you enjoy its famous mushrooms and Padrón peppers. As you make your way to the third tapas bar of the night, you’ll pass through one of Madrid’s key squares and its hidden backstreets, as your guide brings more of Madrid’s storied past to life.
At the third tapas bar, you’ll taste one of Madrid’s signature tapas, gambas al ajillo—a dish this family-run bar claims to have invented! They’ve been in business since 1906, so we’ll take their word for it! You’ll also be able to order a glass of wine made from the same family’s vineyard in the Toro region.
Before heading to our last tapas stop of the evening, you’ll walk through another of Madrid’s iconic squares where your guide will bring to life stories from Madrid’s fairly recent past, and finally, you’ll squeeze into one of Madrid’s last remaining traditional tapas institutions– a no-frills place where locals pack in for favorite dishes (including the Madrid specialty– pig ear!). Adventurous or not, there’s something delicious for everyone at this spot.
At the end of the tour you will get a list of our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! Put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Madrid like a local!
Join a small group (up to 10 people max)
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NOTE: This tour is adaptable for... Vegetarians, Pescatarians, Gluten free (not celiacs), Dairy free, Non-alcoholic options, Pregnant women.