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Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the unique flavor and culture of the Spanish capital on a history and tapas walking tour in Madrid, including dinner. Stroll through the atmospheric streets of the old city center while your guide illuminates the many-layered history of sights like Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace. Along the way, stop at several authentic tapas bars, to feast like a local on an array of traditional appetizer-sized dishes paired with Spanish wine, sangria, and typical liquors.
  • Evening walking and food tour of Madrid
  • Learn about the medieval and modern history of the Spanish capital
  • See major sights like the Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor
  • Taste authentic regional cuisine at four of the city's best tapas bars
  • Learn to order and eat tapas just like a local
  • Soak up the city's nighttime atmosphere
  • Get tips from a food-loving guide on the best places to dine, drink, and explore around town
  • 4-Course dinner included

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Plaza de Isabel II
    Pl. de Isabel II, 28013 Madrid, Spain

    19:00 at the statue in the middle of Plaza Isabel II Square.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Discover some of the best bites in Madrid on this evening walking tour. Meet your local foodie guide in the city center, and set off by foot to explore the surrounding streets and plazas steeped in centuries of history. Catch scenes of local nightlife in bustling Plaza Mayor, see where residents shop at the San Miguel Market and admire the stately buildings of historic Calle Segovia. Discover the city’s Moorish history while strolling along the old Arab wall, and hear about Spain's blue-blooded rulers while walking past the Royal Palace.

Along the way, pop into a few of the city’s best tapas bars, hand-picked for their authentic cuisine and traditional atmosphere. At the first few stops, stand just like the locals do while enjoying a selection of typical tapas like Spanish tortilla, Manchego cheese, jamón, chorizo, and paella. Taste how the flavors complement one another, and round out the tasting experience with Spanish wine, beer or sangria plus traditional digestifs like Pacharán and Licor de Hierbas. At the final tapas bar, rest your feet while seated around a table and enjoy a family-style feast of delicious regional cuisine.

The tour concludes in the late evening.

Plaza de Isabel II (Pass By)

An authentic Madrid night out of local's tapas experience accompanied by a fun and dynamic bilingual guide explaining the past and present history of Madrid.

Calle Preciados

Our first food tapas stop is at a quaint tavern that has been operation since 1860 offering some of the best Croquettes in Madrid

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

about cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips


Do this early in your visit; you’ll be going back to the places visited on your own.
It is a recommendable trip if you want to spend an unforgettable evening in Madrid.
Get ready to walk around the central part of the city!
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Great tour!
Susan_B, Jul 2022
We love food tastings to get the feel for a town. This one did not disappoint! Fun group , great guide, yummy food and drink!!
Excellent food and easy walk
Patricia_S, Jul 2022
Daniel had the perfect background for being our tour guide. He had an American father and grew up in Madrid. We enjoyed the historical walking tour with Daniel’s stories filled with faction and legends. We stopped at 2 restaurants for tapas and a third restaurant for dinner. There was plenty of delicious food and local drinks. The tour lasted over 4 hours (too long) mostly because Daniel frequently shared other stories about greyhounds, playing in a band, and his cholesterol. We would recommend this tour hoping that Daniel includes more historical stories than personal ones,
Good foodie tour
Aline_T, Jul 2022
Daniel was very informative. The tour was one of the highlights of our stay in Madrid. We tried good food and drinks. Will recommend this tour to anybody.
Daniel was an excellent...
Nancy_P, Jun 2022
Daniel was an excellent host. Good variety of local insight and stories mixed with historical facts. Dinner was excellent with tapas to start and gazpacho, tortilla espanola, paella and sangria.
Gotta do this experience!!
Barbara_M, May 2022
Daniel was amazing!! He was so knowledgeable, fun, interesting, and the food we tasted was awesome. I only wish we would have had more time, maybe next time breakfast and lunch too!!
Response from Host, May 2022
Come back and see us soon! Thanks for the review!!!!!!
Fantastic first night in Madrid!
Sherri_T, May 2022
Upon arrival we had a walking historical tapas tour with Daniel which gave us an overview of Madrid. The food was great and the history Daniel shared was more than fascinating. We shared laughs, good food and friends. I would highly recommend this tour.
Worthwhile!!!
Sarah_S, May 2022
Daniel was an amazing guide! So much knowledge of Madrid and the food we tried! You definitely get your moneys worth! Lots of food, drinks and laughter! Highly recommend doing this on your first night so you know what to eat for the rest of your trip!
Great Intro to Spain Food & History
Patrick_E, May 2022
This Tour is excellent in many ways, but especially for first time visitors to Spain and Madrid. Pablo’s English skills are great, and his personality brings the rich elements of Madrid to life. The food sampling touches on classic Spanish tapas, dishes and drinks. Strongly recommend as an option for a first trip to Spain or Madrid.
Perfect Food and History Tour
rickfield1303, May 2022
This is a great tour. A little history and some awesome food! Daniel is a great host and it was great to try interesting local dishes. We finished with a wonderful dinner. I can highly recommend this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Relaxing tour
Irina_T, May 2022
It was very relaxing. The tasting experience was excellent and enjoyable. The restaurant in the end of the tour was full not only with tourists but with Spanish people as well ( a good sign! ) . Plenty to eat and to drink, but if it’s not enough you could order and pay yourself( we did not) The guide was very friendly, the only munis for us was that it was not enough historical information. The tour was disjointed from that respect with some “drops” of history of Madrid. We’d just flew in Madrid that night and we were looking forward to learn more.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello Irina, sorry to hear the history part wasn't sufficient, who was your guide? Thank you for your time and for the review.
Easy walk, good talk, yummy food
Richard_G, Apr 2022
Had a wonderful, level walk. Entertaining facts in some beautiful lovatons with 3 stops for drink and food. The dinner paella was excellent.Very enjoyable evening.
A great fun evening
jhoare45, Apr 2022
Pablo was an excellent guide - not only did we have an enjoyable evening visiting places that we wouldn’t otherwise have been confident to go into but he gave us valuable tips and snippets of useful information that greatly enhanced the rest of our time in Madrid
Fantastic Experience
Keith_B, Apr 2022
Great tour and guide. Well worth the time and expense. Great local history to give you an appreciation of Madrid and the local culture.
A must do tour with scrumptious food
Claudia_P, Apr 2022
The tour was amazing and our guide was exceptional, very knowledgeable, and fun. The tapas and dinner were spectacular. Be forewarned: do not eat anything at least 4 hours prior to the tour or you will not be able to enjoy everything this tour has to offer (our guide did warn us to watch the bread, but we didn’t listen)!
Fun experience!
Laura_M, Mar 2022
We had a great time with Pablo on our tour. It was fun to meet other travelers too and we were traveling as a family so it was a great way to learn more about the history of spain, walk the streets in the area we were staying and taste some delicious local food and drinks. Highly recommend! And thanks for the flexibility when we had flight delay issues! Much appreciated!
Dan Beers was our guide...
John_S, Feb 2022
Dan Beers was our guide for the evening. Excellent guide and very personable. Had some fantastic food in three different venues with drinks along the way. Heard some unique Madrid history too. Highly recommend if you want some history and delicious food.
Food, history, and fun
Kristina_O, Jan 2022
Had a great time walking around Madrid learning about the history and the cuisine. The food was FABULOUS! Daniel was very knowledgeable and has a great personality. I highly recommend this tour.
Madrid walking tour
Daylene_F, Sep 2021
We had a fun and educational night with Daniel walking around the sites of Madrid, eating and drinking at local establishments. His enthusiasm and passion for Madrid and the Spanish culture was heart felt and genuine.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Historical walking and eating tour of Madrid
Philip_C, Feb 2020
My son and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Padlo and his historical walking and food tour of Madrid. His historial insights, anecdotes and sense of humour were great and the foods and drinks we tasted were fantastic too!
Go with Tour guide Daniel !
Yelena_O, Dec 2019
We had fantastic experience with tour guide Daniel Knowledgeable ,educated , funny ,open minded and fluent in English Time of the tour flew by and we wish it was longer Recommend it to everyone.
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