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Madrid: Private Food Tasting & Markets Tour

1. Madrid: Private Food Tasting & Markets Tour

The way Spanish people eat is known to be very different from the rest of the world : breakfast in the morning, break around 11 am for a quick tapas, lunch at 2:30 pm… Join our food adventure in order to learn more about it and finally truly live it. Between Chamberi and Chuecas areas you would be able to feel an atmosphere, learn about the culture of the country, and try the food that all real ‘’madrileno’’ is used to have on a daily bases. You will see ! This part of Madrid concentrates most of the pleasures the city offers: old mansions, trendy art galleries, fashion shops and of course a huge range of food shops. During this tour, you will discover some typical shops along the street, try specialties from Madrid or more generally from Spain. But you will also have the opportunity to discover two really different markets with different identities. First of all the Mercado Barceló, where Spanish people rush every day, to find calamaries and ‘’bacalao’’ at the fishmonger stand , the famous iberico ham, and fresh vegetables from different regions. Then the San Anton market ! This market is now one of the places to be in Madrid if you want to share some tapas and a glass of wine with your family and your friends. You choose your stand : pinchos, tortilla, croquetas, ham and cured meat, pick a glass of wine, and just enjoy the moment in this great atmosphere. You are curious of the way we live in Madrid, you want to learn about the culture of the country, and improve your knowledge about the food? This tour is made for you. If you have any special request, do not hesitate, we will be happy to try to make your dreams possible. Places of interest : The Mercado Barceló The iconic gay area The Mercado San Anton Madrid tiny streets

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 2.5-hour tapas crawl will allow you to visit 4 locations, including a market cuisine restaurant, a well-known 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!

Madrid: Local Tapas and Wine Tour with Drinks & Views

3. 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? Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a small group premium tour.

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.

Toledo: Full-Day Guided Bus Tour from Madrid

5. Toledo: Full-Day Guided Bus Tour from Madrid

Check-in at the office in central Madrid 15 minutes in advance of your tour. Leave the city towards Toledo aboard an air-conditioned coach. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the way to the city. Follow your local guide on a walking tour of the Historic City of Toledo, World Heritage City since 1986. Once Spain’s capital, it is a perfect mix of Arab, Jewish and Christian cultures. Learn about its fantastic heritage and see how the coexistence of cultures through the centuries influenced its current architectural style. Walk amid the courtyard cloisters and royal coats of arms at the San Juan de los Reyes Monastery. Admire the building sponsored by Queen Elizabeth from Castilla to become a royal mausoleum, the most important construction built by the Catholic Monarchs. Right after the visit, walk to the Synagogue of Sta. Maria la Blanca. Originally built as a synagogue, it was expropriated and became a Church only 211 years after it opened its doors. Today, it is a fantastic museum of the Mudejar (Arabic) style that you will visit. Admire the world-famous painting by el Greco – The Burial of the Count of Orgaz – at the Church of St. Tomé.  If you decide to include the option, relish on a wonderful tapas menu for lunch at around 1 PM. Those of you who did not add the option to your bookings will have 1 hour of free time for lunch. After that, meet your guide again for a visit to the Cathedral of Toledo. Considered one of the most important Gothic Cathedrals in Spain. Admire the stained glass windows decorating the naves and discover the history of this great monument. See more than ten paintings by el Greco and wander around the location listening to your guide. Heading back to Madrid, stop for an artisan demonstration of the famous damascened technique.

Madrid Region Wineries: Guided Tour and Tastings

6. 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.

From Madrid: Ribera del Duero, Peñafiel, and 2 Top Wineries

7. From Madrid: Ribera del Duero, Peñafiel, and 2 Top Wineries

Explore the winemaking region of Ribera del Duero during a guided day trip. Take guided tours of 2 top wineries to learn about the winemaking process and sample local food and wine local to the region. The first stop is one of the world’s best wineries according to the magazine Wine & Spirits, situated in the lands near Aranda del Duero. Enjoy a guided visit of the cellars and learn about the history of the family winery and its methods of wine production, following it from the soil to the bottle. Then, led by an expert enologist, taste how the unique climate and soil from the region of Ribera del Duero merge into the wine selection. After the first visit to the vineyard, visit the town of Peñafiel, an enclave in the center of the Ribera del Duero. Here you will have free time to explore its narrow streets and have lunch on your own. Continue the day by visiting an award-winning vineyard, discovering the technology used to produce their high-quality premium wine. A true passionate expert will lead the visit and describe every detail about wine crafting. Treat yourself to a unique and exclusive experience within a stunning rural landscape composed of endless vineyards. After discovering the origin and history of one of the top wines in the region and the ecological process of its production during an exclusive and personalized experience, enjoy another wine tasting.

Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

8. Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

Embark on a route through El Retiro's most famous sites such as the Crystal Palace and the Philip IV Gate, as well as some places that are not listed in guidebooks. Pick up insight from your knowledgeable guide along the way. El Retiro has more than 19,000 trees of 167 different species, a lake, and a variety of different sculptures, important buildings, and gardens that make the park one of the most famous in the world and one of the main attractions in Madrid. Then, enjoy a tapas tasting in one of the most important restaurants in Madrid. You will have the opportunity to taste several tapas typical of Spanish cuisine. Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history. Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience Madrid's unique food culture like a local.

2.5-Hour Evening Tapas Tour through Madrid

9. 2.5-Hour Evening Tapas Tour through Madrid

Eating tapas with friends is something every visitor to Madrid should do. Immerse yourself in the culinary world of tapas and discover Madrid characterized by the small delicacies. On this 2.5-hour tapas bar tour you will learn the basic rules of Spanish cuisine and sample a variety of tapas. Learn why you should not drink without eating and that you should know what to order. Find out which drinks go well with which tapas as well as what is typical of Madrid. Listen to anecdotes about the bars and the people of Madrid. Visit three or four tapas bars and enjoy the best combinations of food and drinks. Your tour guide will make recommendations on which dishes you should try. You can also learn more about the origin of tapas culture and the present meaning of tapas.

Madrid: Tapas, Taverns and History Tour

10. Madrid: Tapas, Taverns and History Tour

Learn to do tapas like a local as you make your way through Madrid’s city center. In between 4 iconic tapas bars, you’ll hear the story of how Madrid went from a small village to the capital of one of the world’s greatest empires. Your expert guide will bring the city’s fascinating history to life as you wind in and out of grand plazas and mystery-filled streets.   Start your night off surrounded by locals as you sip vermouth and nibble on tapas in a historic tavern with connections to the Spanish Civil War. Discover here what going for tapas really means in Spain. Next up is a walk down to Madrid’s Royal Palace, where you’ll get a mini-lesson on how the city was founded. As you wander through the oldest parts of Madrid—the Habsburg neighborhood—you’ll discover some more of its hidden squares and secrets.   The next tapas bar is known for one thing—fantastic grilled mushrooms. While here, learn what most locals drink (hint: it’s not sangria) as you enjoy its famous mushrooms and Padrón peppers. At the third tapas bar, taste gambas al ajillo, a dish this family-run bar claims to have invented. 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 your 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. Finally, 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).

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 870 reviews

Our tour guide Val was amazing! She was so knowledgeable and enjoyable to hang out with. She made the whole experience seamless. The food and drinks were fantastic. We loved the mushrooms and the view at the top at the end. Great tour we will recommend this to our friends coming to Madrid in a few weeks. We will also tell them to request Val she was great!

We really enjoyed our Tapas Wine tour. Our tour guide Paula (Polla) was excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable. she made everyone feel comfortable and welcome. she told us about the history of the area and the history behind each restaurant/bar we visited. We enjoyed each restaurant/bar wine and food that was offered. Great variety.

Great tour with Rocío this morning. She was very informative, gave very interesting facts about Parque Retiro and also took nice pictures. Definitely a very good last minute decision to book this tour in the same morning.

Lindsey was an awesome host, so friendly. At first I was disappointed about how far away it was from the center, but when she explained, it made complete sense.

Our tour guide Carlos was so fun to talk to and he explained a lot to us about all the different wine and foods we were having! Would highly recommend!