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Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Discover Madrid’s vibrant culinary scene on a delicious tapas tour. Stroll through the evening-lit streets with a guide and sample delicious tapas dishes at popular restaurants while learning about the local ingredients. Treat your palette to delicious Spanish wines complemented by items like Iberian ham, salted cod, rich chickpea stew and more. To keep this experience intimate, group size is limited to 12 people.
  • Evening Madrid tapas tour led by an expert local guide
  • Visit much-loved tapas bars and enjoy a wine tasting and tapas dish in each one
  • Sample classic Spanish dishes like Iberico ham
  • Learn about Spanish cuisine in Madrid and of the local ingredients that are used in tapas dishes
  • Small-group walking tour with a maximum of 12 people ensure a more personalized experience
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Local Guide
Wine Tasting
Tasting more than 12 different tapas
Visit to 4 tapas bars (Where Madrileños go)
A drink (Wine, Beer, Soda or Mineral Water) at each bar
Cocktails or spirits
Gratuities
Plaza de Santa Ana , Plaza de Sta. Ana, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Depart Point: Lorca’s bronze statue Address: Plaza de Santa Ana (Santa Ana Square) –  Lorca’s bronze statue. In front of the theatre. https://goo.gl/maps/ygeAV8jYNqF2 Closest Metro Stations are Puerta del Sol and Sevilla. https://goo.gl/maps/ygeAV8jYNqF2

Plaza Mayor , Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain

Concludes in a centrally located Madrid bar not necessarily at Plaza Mayor but so close.

Greet your gastronomical guide in central Madrid and set out to explore the esteemed eateries of the city. As you stroll, listen to your guide’s culinary commentary of the capital, hearing about the origin of tapas and the inspiration for the delicate dishes. 

Visit several bars during your tapas tour, all of which showcase the influence that Madrid’s immigrant population has had with their cosmopolitan cuisine. Taste wines designed to complement each dish as you feast upon Spanish specialties such as delicately salted cod, flavorsome Iberian ham, rich chickpea stew, and roasted eggplant with honey. Sip refreshing beers and soft drinks and conclude your tour in a centrally located bar that allows you to continue exploring independently.   

See the sample Itinerary below for details on the different bars you may visit.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Plaza de Santa Ana
Meeting Point. Important to be on time. The tour departs on time. Meet your guide in Santa Ana Square, and set off on a tapas crawl of the city, exploring the best bars that only locals really know of. As you stroll, your guide will chat to you about Madrid, the local cuisine and, of course, the tapas bars that no great evening in Madrid should be without! Like all Spanish cities, Madrid has its own regional cuisine with an emphasis on use of local ingredients. Perhaps more so than others, Madrid has been influenced by its immigrant population, who’ve brought in flavors and ideas as cosmopolitan as the city itself. Visit up to four bars on your tour of the town, enjoying wine tastings in each. Sample beautiful Spanish wines made from well-known grapes like tempranillo, malvar, garnacha, and parellada, and enjoy a complimentary tapa (tapas dish) to complement the wine's flavors. Beer and soft drinks (one per bar) are also included should you prefer this to wine! While the dishes vary on each occasion, you can be sure it’s a taste bud tingling treat! Examples of dishes include eggplant with honey, cod brandade, Spanish omelet, Iberian ham and chickpea stew. See the example itinerary for details on the different bars you may visit. Your tapas tour finishes in a centrally located bar so that you’re well-placed to continue your night out independently. ITINERARY -------------------- Bar 1: Head inside an atmospheric Castilian sherry bar, and learn all about fortified wines, from crisp and dry finos to old olorosos. Admire the chalk boards scrawled with daily tapas specials and soak up the atmosphere inside this delightfully old-fashioned bar. Bar 2: Visit a wine bar that doubles up as a store – tucked away behind liquor bottles! If you like what you eat or drink here, then purchase it from the shop to take home. Bar 3: A warm and bustling tavern welcomes you with their open kitchen were you can see how the dishes are prepared Bar 4: Round off your evening in style at a dark and bohemian Madrid tavern, which is still in business after 100 years, you will enjoying a full-bodied glass of wine. Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras)
Visit up to four bars on your tour of the town, enjoying wine tastings in each. Sample beautiful Spanish wines made from well-known grapes like tempranillo, malvar, garnacha, and parellada, and enjoy a complimentary tapa (tapas dish) to complement the wine's flavors. Beer and soft drinks (one per bar) are also included should you prefer this to wine! While the dishes vary on each occasion, you can be sure it’s a taste bud tingling treat! Examples of dishes include eggplant with honey, cod brandade, Spanish omelet, Iberian ham and chickpea stew. See the example itinerary for details on the different bars you may visit. Your tapas tour finishes in a centrally located bar so that you’re well-placed to continue your night out independently. ITINERARY -------------------- Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change. Bar 1: Head inside an atmospheric Castilian sherry bar, and learn all about fortified wines, from crisp and dry finos to old olorosos. Admire the chalk boards scrawled with daily tapas specials and soak up the atmosphere inside this delightfully old-fashioned bar. Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras)
Bar 2: Visit a wine bar that doubles up as a store – tucked away behind liquor bottles! If you like what you eat or drink here, then purchase it from the shop to take home. Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras)
Bar 3: A warm and bustling tavern welcomes you with their open kitchen were you can see how the dishes are prepared Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras)
Bar 4: Round off your evening in style at a dark and bohemian Madrid tavern, which is still in business after 100 years, you will enjoying a full-bodied glass of wine (or other drink) and food. Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Plaza Mayor
Depends on the day, time, guide, venues and weather the tour ands on different places on the Literary Quarter. Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age for wine tasting is 18 years
  • Operated by a bilingual guide in English and Spanish
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Small Group Tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 9 years can not take part of the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gourmet Madrid
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This tour requires some walking but no more than 3-5 minutes at a time, so can be accessible to most people with some mobility." See review
  • "Highly recommend you take this tour, and if you can, please request doing the tour with Rodrigo!" See review
  • "This is an activity that is best done upon arrival into Madrid so one knows where to get good food and drink while staying in Madrid." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great time by all.
Billy_P
, May 2022
Nacho was the best guide. We could do this same tour over and over, it was so good and informative. The group we met were a fun group and all had a very memorable time.
star-5
Excellent tour
David_B
, May 2022
Really good tour with plenty to eat and drink, our guide was informative and our group had a wonderful time
star-4
Very good experience
Leif_L
, May 2022
Very nice experience with a good energetic tour guide. The wines were excellent, and most of the tapas were good. A nice mixture of calm and busy places
star-5
Do this for sure
Donna_W
, May 2022
Excellent experience, we enjoyed trying all the local specialties and wines. Lots of food and wine offerings at each stop
star-5
Great night in Madrid!
Janet_R
, May 2022
Many guidebooks say that you can do a tapas night on your own. And maybe you can, but you won't get the variety and specialties that this tour will offer. There were some very special secrets shared.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Well worth the history
Chase_V
, May 2022
Our guide was amazing, English speaking group (forgot name), but thank you so much! You don’t ever know who’ll you meet on these groups yours :).
star-5
Great tapas tour
Leslie_C
, May 2022
Paula was a fantastic tour guide! She took our group of about 12 people to 4 great tapas bars. I thought all of the food and wine was wonderful! Especially the garlic shrimp! She told us about some Spanish history and about the neighborhoods. My recommendation is that you do this early in your trip so you can go back and visit some of the places again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Fun experience
Lisa_F
, May 2022
Getting to try foods and restaurants I would not have otherwise been aware of. I would suggest though that the group should be slightly smaller. It is hard to move around with 12-13 people in a crowded city and visit small restaurants.
star-2
Very disappointing evening
Mandy_D
, May 2022
Very disappointed done similar tour in Barcelona which as good this was not value for money would rather have spent 160 euros on nice meal hardly any food and 4 small glasses of wine
star-5
Awesome!
April_T
, May 2022
Great tour! Tried some excellent tapas and wine. Very friendly and informative. Easy walking and food was great!

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