Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from your guide.
- 3-hour evening Madrid tapas tour led by an expert local guide
- Visit at least four much-loved tapas bars and enjoy a wine tasting and tapas dish in each one. Enough food for dinner
- 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
Recent Photos of This Tour
Outside Restaurante Taberna ...Photo by: Art
FriendsPhoto by: Andrea C
Vermouth on tap!Photo by: Andrea C
Wine!!Photo by: Andrea C
Place 2Photo by: Andrea C
learning the regions of Spain ...Photo by: Andrea C
Shrimp in garlic and olive ...Photo by: Natalie B
What You Can Expect
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.
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.
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.
A warm and bustling tavern welcomes you with their open kitchen were you can see how the dishes are prepared
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.
Excellent! Great tapas and bars. Very little walking between bars.
Great tour and Guide.
The tapas and wine was vewry good and lots of it.
Ishmael was an excellent leader and we really enjoyed the small number in the party which ga ve us chance to meet people from other countries. From that we are in contact by e mail with an American couple who have invited us to stay if we are ever in the vicinity.
Great guide, delicious food and wine. Highly recommended.
A definite must do in Madrid. It's fun, relaxing and you get a chance to meet interesting people as well. Our tour guide Ismael was absolutely great and shared good knowledge about the historic city of Madrid.
A fabulous way to begin our introduction to Madrid. It was the right size walking group, great guide whose knowledge of wines added to the experience, and overall a fun experience....would do it again! Connected with others in our group who we went to dinner with the following evening. Donna H
Ismael was a wonderful guide. His knowledge of the city and its food was extensive. It was a great experience.
Our guide, Ishmael, took us to 4 tapas bars, where the small servings of many types of foods were all fantastic. Ishmael has a wonderful sense of culture and history, combined with sense of humor. We had a great time, met lots of nice people. All that, plus great wines. We would highly recommend this tour.
A very comprehensive look at Madrid and it's Tapas bars, lived the tour and would recommend it to everyone
What a great night! Great wine, tapas and a great guide. Most of our group knew each other but four people from 2 different countries joined us. It was fun getting to know them. The whole evening was fun, walking from bar to bar, seeing different parts of Madrid and learning how Spainards enjoy tapas and wine. Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Would do it again!