• Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Experience the unique flavor and culture of the Spanish capital on a history and tapas walking tour in Madrid, including dinner. Stroll through the winding, atmospheric streets of the old city center while your guide illuminates the many-layered history of sights like Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace and Puerta del Sol. Along the way, stop at several authentic tapas bars, where you’ll feast like a local on an array of traditional appetizer-sized dishes paired with Spanish wine, sangria and typical liquors.

Highlights

  • 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, Plaza Mayor and the old Arab walls
  • 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 You Can Expect

Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner

Home style paella

Discover some of the best bites in Madrid on this 4-hour evening walking tour. Meet your local foodie guide at Plaza Isabel II 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 four 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 4-hour tour concludes in the late evening back at Plaza Isabel II.

Customer Reviews

Alexander S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Excellent food tour very funny and knowledgeable guide !

Greg W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Danny met us promptly and led us off on a tour of Madrid that was based around its history, told wonderful stories from history and his life all linked to locations and food. The tapas were great, and we went back to some of them later on. He also recommended a number of places we did not have time to visit that evening, but which we went to alone, which meant we ate the best suckling pig ever! The evening was entertaining and enlightening and sprinkled with great food, ending with a full dinner with sangria and after dinner shots of Spanish liqueurs. Really a great night.

Vee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

If you like a lot of walking and history with a few tapas to keep you going before sitting down to a lovely dinner then this is the tour for you! Our guide Rafa was passionate about history, professional and accommodating.

Helena T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

What an incredible Madrid experience with Daniel and Native Spanish Tapas on 12 March! Let me start by saying that as it turned out, only my wife and me were on the tour. In retrospect, it would have been easy for Daniel or Viator to have canceled the tour. But no, they honored their reservation. This speaks highly to their professionalism and commitment to customer service! hard to find in many areas today

We met Daniel at Plaza Isabela promptly at 7pm and started our 4 hour adventure into Madrid's history and wonderful food options. Daniel provided us keen insights into the city's history. He also introduced us to many incredible restaurants and tapas bars that only the locals visit! In our travel experiences, we always look for the spots the locals eat and avoid the touristy joints. A great way to learn the lay of the land is to start with a tour such as Daniel's.

What wonderful food and conversation with the locals at each stop! From the croquettes and jamon to finally the dinner, each stop was an incredible experience. At the final stop Daniel personally introduced us to the chef and she prepared us a delicious 4-5 course paella dinner that was the best we've eaten anywhere!

We left full, historically enriched, and hating to see the evening end. My wife and I have taken many walking tours in many different cities, but Daniel was the most engaging and knowledgeable we've ever encountered.

Final advice: If you plan to spend one day or several days in Madrid, start with Daniel and one of his walking history tours. It will open the city to you and provide a basis for the rest of your wanderings. A truly wonderful experience!

Anthony H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Wonderful tour with a great guide. Great food and it gave us a wonderful insight as to which places to return to during the day. Interesting facts and great food. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and Rafa our guide.

Pam R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The guide was entertaining and extremely knowledgeable. He was familiar with many of the owners of the shops. It was fantastic to visit the non-tourist spots. His knowledge of history of the area was phenomenal. He offered a wide variety of experiences. He spoke very clear English but could have also done it in Spanish w/o difficulty The food and drink experiences were nicely varied and plentiful. Wear comfortable shoes, you owe it to yourself so that you can enjoy every minute because it is well worth it. He can appeal to all age groups.

jaeok c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We had such a great time!! Daniel brought us on an informative, beautiful and delicious tour of Madrid. He was very knowledgeable and personable and we really appreciate his introduction to Madrid and its culture!

judois2001

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

You'd do well to take this tour to better appreciate being in Madrid. It was a wonderful overview of Spanish culture and history. Our guide was Daniel Beers who was as familiar as any American friend that you may have and as aware as the native Spaniard that he is. He gave us brief, interesting histories of Madrid with every palace, plaza and place of interest he took us to see. There were 8 in our group. We ate like locals as we hopped from eatery to eatery and ended the evening with a nice light dinner around the table of a local restaurant.

JoAnna P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I went on several tours while I was in Madrid and this was my favorite. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was fantastic. A must, must, must do.

Aðalheiður J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was fantastic! A small group around 12 people, and the guide was so funny! He had some interesting insides and storys. The restaurants were amazing and the food was fun, tasteful and the bear/vine was so nice, and the Scottish ascent of our guide was so fun to listen to in Spain!

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