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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.
Ismail was our guide for the evening, the instructions on the meeting place are clear and it is easy to find. His knowledge was first class and his choice of restaurants and wines was of equal quality. There is no way the wine and food we sampled on this tour would have been possible if we did not have him as a guide. Where would you select shark from a menu to eat! (It was lovely by the way). He took us to hidden gems that we would not have entered without local knowledge and also gave us an excellent insight into Spanish culture. There was the correct balance between food, wine and learning about the heritage of the restaurants we went to and the history of Madrid as a City. If you are even considering this do not hesitate, DO IT. It will be one of the best nights you will spend in Madrid and the value for money is excellent. The food was top quality and the hospitality was as well and you will pick up valuable tips that will set you up well for the rest of your Madrid stay………………..
This was awesome! It was only the two of us and new single woman, plus the guide. I think he stopped at 8 places and they were just great. We love the food, the information, and the company.
Ishmael our tour guide was on time and met us at the Santa Anna Square at the statue. He customized the tour to the group (for food allergies/vegetarians which we had none) We went to five Tapas bars which were excellent and he explained food pairing with drink selection. He also was knowledgeable about the history of the bars and gave interesting footnotes about them. He was very pleasant, passionate, and able to answer any questions the group had.
Great sampling of historic tapas bars. Our guide was excellent as were the tapas and wine.
Ismael our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable it was like getting a free mini-tour of the city in addition to the wonderful food and wine
A great guide and wonderful evening to come and enjoy the tapas culture of Madrid
It was an amazing tour! Wonderful wine and food. The tour showed us great places to eat that I would have never picked out in Madrid.
Our guide Ismael was very friendly, knowledgable. Went to 4 diff tapas place, definitely more than enough food and drinks! Great way to get oriented with Madrid. Did it on our first night and gave us a lot of ideas how to navigate Madrid's food scene.
This is the best way to get to know Madrid, Spain, and what to look for in food and drink! I would have been lost for my 4 weeks in Spain if not for this tour. The best part is how personal it is with wine choices and even bar choices catered to the individual. And the price is amazing! A must do!!!
Go on this tour first and you will find many back roads with interesting sites.