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James was punctual, and was able to break the ice within the group immediately. He was knowledgable on places we passed as well as the bars/restaurants we went to. He explained the etiquette of tapas and what we should expect from the bars. He also recommended places based on each of our needs.
This was actually way more than we expected our tour guide was great very informal but very informative. We had a great group and plenty of laughs. Good time was had by all at least I thought they did because I did.The only negative is this does get to be a little expensive as you have to pay for everything after the first visit.
An amazing wonderful thoroughly enjoyable evening. We learnt a lot about the local culture, about the food and the people. James was an amazing guide, very friendly and informative. The food was delicious and there was so much of it. Wonderful tour around the busy city centre on foot, wear comfortable shoes! We went into restaurants that we would have just walked past had we been on our own. Started out not knowing the other members of the group but we were all chatting like best friends by the end of the tour. Once the tour had finished James took the time to ask if anyone wanted any information about places to go or names written down of some of the wonderful food and drink we had. This was a truly wonderful way to introduce yourself to life Madrid style, cannot rate it highly enough.
What a fantastic tour!!
Our guide James was very knowledgeable. We were a group of 9. We went to 4 traditional tapas bars. All the tapas and drinks suggested by James were simply delicious. He also gave us tips on what and how to order. He also recommended tapas bars and places to visit which was just brilliant.
Highly recommended to do on the 1st evening of arrival as you get to learn a lot about the food and the city.
What a wonderful way to experience a little of Madrid! Casual and friendly with an openness to try new things definitely sets the mood for everyone. Kudos to James for challenging our taste buds from drink to food, while sharing some wonderful local history and tapas culture. Every place we visited was unique in its own way, but with a common theme that everyone enjoy themselves and sample! The charm and personality of Madrid in the evening, came through. It was a great culinary adventure for the 4 of us traveling together, involving all our senses from start to finish.
It was a fabulous tour. James knows all secrets of Madrid and its tapas bars and has a wonderful sense of humour. We visited four bars of diffenent style, tasted delicious tapas and drinks selected by James. This tour was a pleasant surprise. We have been several times to Madrid, but this tour made us discover the city in a new way.
Great Evening - James was a wonderful guide and we certainly enjoyed!!
Miriam the guide was just tops, she took us to some really good bars and we tried some delicious food and drink ( some fabulous wines) we would never have found on our own. Notwithstanding that we are regular visitors to Spain, four times in Madrid and we both have some Spanish. The evening past really quickly and very enjoyably. We picked up lots of good ideas and places for the future. Brilliant tour, terrific guide, lovely night out. Highly recommended.
Wonderful experience. Tasting the regions of Spain on a terrific walking tour of Madrid. Our guide was outstanding!
We would highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide (Miriam) was friendly, helpful and very informative about the drinks, food and customs. We were in a small group of seven, which made it easy to get to know each person. Our group gelled very well and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. It was a great introduction to Spanish life, visiting tapas bars which we would not have otherwise known about, each with its own character. Miriam was great company, encouraging us to try local food and drinks yet she was also happy to accommodate individual preferences. An evening to remember!
Absolutely essential for a tappas novice! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the whole experience unforgettable! The whole evening felt like we were taken around town by an old friend - we definitely recommend this!
We had a wonderful experience. James was fun and had everything planned and under control. He gave us good practical tips which we used throughout our vacation. He took us to great tapas bars and encouraged us all to step out of our food and drink comfort zones. The group was friendly and we enjoyed each other's company. It was a highlight of our stay in Madrid and we highly recommend it.
So much great food. Fun guide and great group of people we got to know during the tour. Fantastic tour!
Your guide was great! Loved the way he personalized where we went and what we ordered based on the group. Awesome night!
An excellent night out I would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone.
There were only 6 in the group and our guide was Miriam. She was wonderful the weather was a bit wet and cool but we had a lot of fun the weather wasn't a bother. She took us to little street bars with the wines or ciders to match their tapas ... Gave us an insight also into the life in Madrid. Would recommend this tour
We arrived in Spain on a Friday morning, our first tour was this with James in Madrid that Friday night.. We are so glad we had him as a tour guide That night. James explain the food, drinks and what to expect in Madrid. Had a great time. Thank you James ......for a great time...a good way to start our vacation!!!!!!!
Being a single woman this was the perfect way to visit several bars and experience tapas safely. The guide was friendly and informative and my fellow tourists a lot of fun.
Fantastic (estupendo!) introduction to Madrid, tapas and drinks to match. James, our host, took time to understand the groups tastes but still got us to try new tapas experiences - all to our immense enjoyment! James ensured that the group held together whilst adding amusing and historic anecdotes. The food and drink accompaniments were 'to die for' and the company just added additional value to our evening. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting, or indeed living in Madrid. One additional factor, that reflected well on James, was the closing note that he wrote to each couple giving recommendations, based on their tastes, to make the stay in Madrid even more enjoyable. 5 star plus from me.
This tour was fabulous. Our guide James was very knowledgeable and full of interesting stories. We experienced a lot of new things. We only hope the walking part of it can be shortened (the venues closer together) since everybody is already tired from walking the rest of the day.
Excellent, does cost more than the price on here so take cash but worth every cent. Guide was excellent and was a great orientation of where to go and what to eat.
I took several tours while I was in Madrid and this one was by far my favorite. The tour guide was exceptional and he took us to local establishments that served delicious tapas. I would go back to Madrid just to take this tour again....that is how much I liked it! Definitely a MUST.