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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Bar hop around town and discover Madrid’s tapas scene from an insider’s perspective! On this 3-hour evening tapas tour, you’ll walk around the city, visiting at least four of its best tapas bars. Enjoy wine tastings and over 10 different types of tapas, while learning fun facts about the Spanish cuisine and wine in Madrid from your friendly guide! Enough food for dinner.

Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Madrid Tapas and Wine-Tasting Tour

Enjoy tapas on a night out in Madrid!

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.

Example 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Jaime was extremely knowledgeable, very friendly. Was a great tour to get some of the story of the wine's regions

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had such a fun time on this tour! We booked the Tapas tour for our first night in Madrid and it was a great introduction to Spanish Tapas and how everything works. We tasted some amazing food and our host, Enrique was wonderful! He really did a fantastic job. We would definitely recommend this tour. Was a great experience and we felt worth the price.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Alejandro was an excellent guide and took us to some great bars to sample many types of wines and beers!

Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a lot of fun. We had a great group of people and Enriquez, our guide was excellent. There was a great selection of food to try, terrific wines and superb company! All in all it was an outstanding evening.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great guide who took us to local places and spoiled us with good wine, or specialty beer if you asked for it. A great introduction to Madrid and very minimal walking involved.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour and guide!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Was an amazing experience. Ismael, our guide was great!! He brought us to 5 different Tapas bars. Each one better than the next. He was full of fun information and was able to modify foods for my wife who has some food intolerances. Everyone enjoyed. Only 5 people in our group which made it very comfortable and easy to talk. I recommend this to everone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I booked the Madrid Tapas and Wine-Tasting Tour through Viator, which turned out to be provided by a local tour company. I was traveling alone, and this was one of my favorite activities in Madrid. There were only six people in our group, including our excellent guide Enrique. We met at 7:30 at Plaza Santa Ana and visited four spots, ending up in Plaza Mayor. Enrique tailored the evening to what the group wanted in terms of wine, food, and history. We enjoyed about ten different tapas plus the free tapas some places provided with our drinks, such as Iberian ham, sautéed baby shrimp in garlic, a spinach/egg dish, fried cuttlefish, eggplant with tomato and honey sauces, battered fried shrimp, beef roulade, chocolate truffles, and more. The dishes were paired with wonderful wines chosen by Enrique, and he does know wines! We all had plenty to eat, and by the end of the evening I felt like I had made new friends. Among our group was a 10-year-old girl, who was delightful to have along. Enrique knew how to include her in conversation, dishes, and drinks in a way that pleased everyone. I would highly recommend the tour company to anyone families, couples, or solo travelers looking for a fun and memorable experience in Madrid!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had such a great time! Our guide was knowledgeable about the city and the food and wines of Spain. Some of the tapas places were better than others- my favorite was La Casa del Abuelo. If I had more time in town, I would have gone there every day for the garlic shrimp! Definitely worth the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

By far the best food tour I've done in Europe. Drinks, food and information flowed freely. Taken by a local tour guide he took us to all his favourite food and drink places, some you would never visit as a tourist. We were well satisfied with plethora of food and drink provided. Highly recommended.

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