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Madrid: Highlights & Parks Small Group Electric Bike Tour

1. Madrid: Highlights & Parks Small Group Electric Bike Tour

Madrid is the perfect city to explore by bike. Discover its flat and magnificent historic center with emblematic sites such as the historic market - Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor, and the Royal Palace. Ride on electric bicycles so can enjoy a guided tour of the city with minimum effort. Avoid the traffic and travel through the capital city on a route on which you will discover all the details of Madrid's culture and history, thanks to the entertaining explanations of your guide. Be amazed by the views of Plaza de Oriente, located between the Royal Palace and Teatro Real. Visit Plaza de la Armería to see the main access to the palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Visit the King's Bridge, Casa de Campo, Madrid Río, and the impressive Retiro Park.

Madrid: Paella and Tapas Cooking Class with Local Market

2. Madrid: Paella and Tapas Cooking Class with Local Market

Meet your expert guide near one of Madrid’s most historic markets, where neighborhood residents have been shopping for over a century. Head inside to discover a gastronomic haven of delicious, high-quality Spanish products that form the building blocks of local cuisine. After stopping at several stalls to learn about some of Spain’s most essential ingredients, you’ll enjoy a typical aperitif of sweet vermouth and light tapas. Now that you have a solid understanding of Spanish food basics, it’s time to get hands-on. You’ll head behind the scenes of one of the most exciting restaurants in Madrid’s Huertas neighborhood into a beautiful cooking space reserved just for your small group. Here you’ll meet your instructor, a talented chef who’s studied at the Basque Culinary Institute in northern Spain and worked under a Michelin-starred chef in NYC. Over the next few hours, he’ll help you make a selection of traditional tapas representing the best of regional Spanish cuisine, along with the star of the show: authentic seafood paella. You’ll sit down to enjoy your homemade lunch and dessert with your choice of beer or wine, and head home with a deeper knowledge of Spanish cuisine (and several easy and delicious recipes to recreate in your own kitchen).

Madrid: Private City Tour by Tuk Tuk

3. Madrid: Private City Tour by Tuk Tuk

Explore Madrid from the comfort of a Tuk Tuk on this guided city tour. Experience some of the city’s most popular sights and learn about each one from your driver and guide. Choose from a 1-, 1.5-, or 2-hour tour. Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and head to the Los Jeronimos neighborhood to begin your private Madrid sightseeing tour. From here, make your way past the emblematic Retiro Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Puerta de Alcalá, Paseo del Prado, the Royal Palace, and more, making stops along the way to take in each of the attractions. At the end of your tour, your driver will take you back to your hotel. 

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.

Madrid: Morning Markets and Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour

5. 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

6. 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.

Walking Tour Madrid and San Miguel Market

7. Walking Tour Madrid and San Miguel Market

A Private Official Tourism Guide will pick you up at the hotel or agreed meeting point, to take you to the Heart of old Madrid and tour the squares and narrow streets constituting the old Madrid. The route will finish at the famous San Miguel market, a beverage is included (soft drink or wine or beer).   Habsburg Madrid (The Austrias): This tour encompasses 16th-17th centuries Madrid, including the grand plazas and traffic arteries that the Habsburg families built to transform a quiet town into a world-class capital. In this tour, you will visit the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), CalleMayor (Mayor Street), Palacio de Abrantes (Abrantes Palace), Palacio de Uceda (Uceda Palace), San Nicolás de los Servitas Church, Mercado de San Miguel (San Miguel market), Plaza Mayor (Mayor Square), Callede Toledo (Toledo Street), Iglesia de San Isidro (San Isidro church), Colegio Imperial (Imperial school), Plaza de Cascorro (Cascorro Square), Calle de Segovia (Segovia Street), Calle de Cuchilleros (Cuchilleros Street), CalleBordadores (Bordadores Street) and Iglesia de San Ginés (San Ginés church). Being a private tour, you can decide the date and the starting time. This tour will run for 2 and a half hours. Please contact the operators with your hotel or accommodation details. The meeting point and the guide details (name and telephone) will be provided after booking. This tour is available in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese.

Madrid: 4-Hour Tapas Tour with Private Guide

8. Madrid: 4-Hour Tapas Tour with Private Guide

Starting at your accommodation, you will have a run-through of Madrid´s city center, which will take you back to the city´s history so as to understand the many culinary aspects of Madrid and Spain. While stopping at four to five different locations, you will taste and visit a variety of places from old to new and get to experience traditional eateries, modern gastrobars, and taverns. From traditional farmers markets to modern tasting-markets and from old boozers and city wineries, to local family-run restaurants. You will learn to distinguish and recognize tapas, pintxos, platos, platillos and raciones. You will find out about parts of Spanish culture that the average foreign visitor in Madrid will not learn about.

Madrid Private Walking Tour and Flamenco Show with Tapas

9. Madrid Private Walking Tour and Flamenco Show with Tapas

Discover the history and culture of Madrid on a guided walking tour through Spain's majestic capital. Walk through the medieval streets and the most famous squares of the old town, accompanied by a friendly local guide. The tour will take your from Debód Temple to Puerta del Sol, stopping along the way for you to sample delicious Spanish tapas. The tour passes by the Royal Palace of Madrid, Plaza de Oriente, and the exterior of Sabatini's Gardens. You will also view the Almudena Cathedral, the beautiful Plaza de la Villa, and the center of medieval Madrid and its winding streets. You will explore San Miguel Square and its famous market, Arco de Cuchilleros, Plaza Mayor and much more.

Madrid: Historical Center 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

10. Madrid: Historical Center 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Learn the fascinating history of Madrid on a 2.5-hour walking tour, and travel back in time as you stroll the medieval streets of the historical city center. Marvel at the monuments of Plaza Mayor and admire the Baroque façade of Santa Cruz Palace. See the impressive Almudena Cathedral up close, and learn the curious story about the Casa de la Panaderia (Bakery House) where the city's tourist office is located. Watch the locals going about their everyday life at San Miguel Market. Learn more about the Habsburg rulers of the 16th and 17th centuries, and discover the site of the world's oldest restaurant. Explore the Bourbon history of the city and see main monuments such as the Royal Palace of Madrid and the gardens of Plaza de Oriente. Get a deeper appreciation for the history of notable characters who shaped the history of the city along the way.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 47 reviews

It was my first food tour in Spain and I loved it. The drinks and tapas tasting was very nice with variety and unique combinations. It was also very interesting to meet people from other parts of the world. Our guide taught us a lot about the neighborhoods, the culture and the history of the food and drinks, he was also very attentive. I really appreciated your kindness. Afterwards we were able to enjoy a great traditional flamenco show. Thanks for this tour. I highly recommend this experience.

It was a beautiful tour of tapas, drinks, Spanish history & Flamenco dancing. Laura was an amazing tour guide- so friendly and full of knowledge and helpful tips about Madrid! It was a group of 11 people and now we're all best friends! Haha I wouod highly reccommend this tour

Marina was excellent! Highly informative and knowledgeable. Tapas were tasty and excellent. Highly recommend!

Very nice and informative trip. A highlight was definitely the sprinkler system in the tuk tuk.

Very good tour with nice guide! A nice change from the classic city tour!