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We had a great time on the Madrid Tapas Tour. Our tour guide, Ismeal was great, taking us to local spots with history, great food and delicious drinks. Each stop had unique food and we were walked through the importance of each tapa and history behind these local dishes. Ismeal even provided us details about Madrid as we walked from place to place. This was one of the best parts of our trip and we would do it again. If you love to eat, drink and experience the local culture, this tour is for you!
My partner and I had arrived in Madrid for the first time. We speak little Spanish and were completly out of our depths to know where or what to do when out. We booked this tour as a bit of a treat and were not disappointed! The group was small (9 of us) and we had the best two local guides! We visited 5 places in total and most were out of the way cosy little hubs - right up our ally! The food ordered ranged from general croquettes to the best creme brulee ever! We had a birthday celebration song and the wine which accompanied each restraunt compimented the food. There was a lass wih ietrary restrictions which the guys catered for without question. Highly recommend for any person , single person or in a couple!
Great tour. Visited several great places which we never had dared to enjoy. Tour leader was very engaging and provided historical and cultural perspectives.
We had a great time tasting wine and tapas we would never have ordered ourselves!!! We would definitely recommend this tour!
have booked tours in many cities across europe and this hands down was the best..ishmael was our guide and he was fabulous! we had a small group, just 3 couples which allowed a personalized tour. we all had great fun. the wine selections and tapas selections he made were right on..i admit i hesitated because of the price but it is so so worth it..
Ishmael was a super tour guide. He took us to great places and we got to sample amazing food and great Soanish wine. I did this tour a few years ago and was so glad to do it again. Different bars except one. It was nice the rain kept away huge crowds. Excellent time!
This tour was a highlight of my trip to Madrid. The guide was very knowledgeable. The food and wine was fabulous. Highly recommended for any trip to Madrid
Loved every minute of this. Ishmael was an excellent guide. Very passionate about the food and wine. Would highly recommend this tour. Great group of people and one of the best nights we had in Madrid. Ishmael was very accommodating and even managed to get my Fiance to eat shrimp!!! Went to tapas bars that we never would have stumbled upon. Would love to contact Ishmael directly to say thanks again.
Despite there only being 3 people booked on the tour we had an amazing night. The tour guide Ismael was the perfect host, very knowledgeable about the food and wine and he took our dietary requirements into account when choosing which Tapas bar to visit. Definitely worth doing. Thank you.
Great tour, great fun. Ismail, our guide, was very good and took us to some great spots we would have never found on our own. He knows his wine, too, and gave us a good primer on vino espagna. This is also a great way to meet fellow visitors.
Great time. Guide made the evening a fun experience for everyone in the group.
We went to several Tapas tours in other cities in Spain - THIS is the ONLY authentic one. Madrid is where Tapas started, and before we did the tour (on our last day) we were paying for Tapas. Our guide showed us the 'real tapas' culture - if only we knew before we left. A must book if you are in Madrid.
The Tapas and Wine Tasting tour was excellent. Our guide Ismael was extremely informative and knew what he was talking about with regard to Spanish wine. The Tapas bars/restaurants he took us to provided us with very tasty food, much more preferable than the many restaurants dotting the streets of Madrid. The staff were all courteous and friendly wherever we were taken. Not only did Ismael inform us about the food we were eating and it's origins but he supplied us with history of the restaurants and the places in Madrid that we walked through. There were four restaurants listed on the tour but we were taken to a fifth after being asked if we would like to go, a bonus.
I would recommend this tour to anybody who wants to explore Madrid and get to know the local cuisine and wines, but do it early on in your stay so that you can choose good eating places during your stay
Fantastic night. Could not fault it. Our small group of five had a great night and visited places we would not have normally gone to.We would say to people visiting Madrid to do this tour and because we were staying in the area where the tour was conducted made it even better.
I'd give this tour 6 stars if that were an option. On our recent trip to Europe, we booked small group tours in Portugal, Italy and Spain, and this tour was one of the very best. Friends had told us that there wasn't much to see in Madrid, but after taking this tour, I heartily disagree with them on this point.
Tour guide Ismael was warm and friendly and he had a great rapport with the proprietors at all of our tour stops. The food and wine were outstanding, and there was plenty of both. We didn't need to eat dinner after this tour. The eateries on this tour were fun and unique to Madrid. Definitely felt like an "insiders" experience.