• Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Enjoy Spain's legendary nightlife and mouth-watering tapas culture during this 4-hour, small-group walking tour in Madrid. Follow your expert foodie guide as you trace the typical evening rituals of your average Madrileno, stopping along Madrid's hard-to-find side streets for snacking at some of the city's incredible array of tapas bars. You'll come away from your evening with a renewed appreciation for the lively people and tantalizing food and drink on offer in the Spanish capital. This small-group walking tour, limited to just 8 guests, also includes visits to four bars, a drink and tapas at the first bar and language assistance and advice when ordering.

Highlights

  • Evening walking tour of Madrid's tapas bars and restaurants
  • Visit four typical bars and restaurants
  • First drink and tapas free
  • Insightful commentary about Madrid's history and traditions
  • Entertaining and knowledgeable local guide, who can provide assistance with language and translation when ordering food and beverages
  • Small group tour with a maximum of eight people

What You Can Expect

Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

Get a taste for the lively tapas culture and raucous nightlife in Madrid, Spain's capital of commerce and cuisine, during this 4-hour, small-group walking tour to the city's many tapas bars, limited to just 8 guests. Over the course of your tour, you'll get a chance to taste a variety of delicious regional foodstuffs from across the country, learning about the city's unique culture and rituals as you go.

Begin your evening at 7 or 8pm (depending on the tour option selected) in front of the city's famous Statue of the Bear (Oso y Madrono) located in Madrid's Puerto del Sol area. Meet your guide, who will help explain the traditions of Madrid's famous eating and drinking culture, help translate when ordering and provide suggestions of the best local specialities. 

During your tour, you'll stop by four different bars to sample a variety of food and drink. One drink and a tapas is included at your first stop, after which you can choose how much or how little you'd like to purchase to consume at the subsequent stops. A satisfying night out typically costs around 30 to 35 euros per person. Along the way you're likely to taste local specialities like chorizo in cider, Galician octopus, Asturian cider or Andalucian sherry, among other favorites. Take a look below for a sample itinerary of your trip.
Finish your evening at your fourth tapas bar or restaurant, after which you'll make your own way back to your hotel or talk to your guide, who can help arrange a taxi (at your own expense).

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Brian R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was an excellent experience and definitely worth doing. Unfortunately it was torrential rain which could have spoiled it completely 3 people didnt turn up because of the weather but our guide, James, made it a good night. He had a loud deep voice which meant that as we walked along we could hear him clearly. The tapas ordered was varied and ,although I personally didnt like it all, was great to give it a go. James pointed out a number of things that we certainly wouldn't have found out for ourselves about traditions etc. We visited 4 places and sampled different foods in each one. Only the first stop price is included in the price but James organised food and drink in the other 3 and we all put in enough money to cover the cost. This suited us and worked well and wasnt expensive. We manage to find our way back to one tapas bar for our last evening and got great food!!

amh.howard

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A great evening. The people, fool and drink were all terrific. It was nice to spend time with other people and to laugh and eat together. Highly recommend.

jen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was the most fun that we had in Madrid. Our tour guide Miriam was THE BEST. She paid close attention to every person in the group, made sure that everyone was comfortable and being served what they wanted when they wanted it. Our group was a very nice size - 11 persons - and every one was so great - we had time to chat and learn about where everyone was from, where they were headed next, etc. It was a great social event, but even more so, Miriam taught us about North and Southern Spain, how the food and drink in each place differs, how to be aware what type of bar we were in and how to order accordingly, etc. She brought us to places that we would have never thought of to go, and had us try food that we would have never known to try. We LOVED it and stayed out past the final stop, our guide had to head on her way long past her required job time! and we had the extreme privilege to enjoy time with one of the couples on our tour the next evening whilst we were both still in Spain. We made friends that we hopefully will keep forever! A WONDERFUL introduction to Madrid's city center. HIGHLY recommended. Miriam was the BEST.

Joseph S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

Hobart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

James was the best possible guide we could imagine for this fun Tapas Tour in Madrid. Do it your first night there so you can get a culinary overview of all the possibilities in this beautiful city. With 7 people total we were able to socialize, relax and enjoy great wines and tapas

Jasmine D United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A big part of my first and so far only trip to Spain's success can be attributed to our guide Miriam, a native who led us on a brisk, informative, and fun tour of some tapas bars in and around the Puerta del Sol. As a novice solo traveler, I knew joining a group for some activity would be recommended, and I was not wrong.

The walk from one bar to the next were easy, even in the crowded streets, with occasional stops to admire landmarks or ask questions. Even if a bar was not expecting our party, the nature of each place was such that a group of 10 people was easily accommodated, and very quickly fed and served drinks. All of which was delicious and reasonably priced. The price of the tour included drinks and tapas at our first stop, and then we each pitched in 20 euros at Miriam's suggestion to cover the bill for the rest of the tour. So affordable! And so much fun. I definitely plan to do this tour again should I return to Madrid.

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

So glad we picked this tour! Our guide was from the UK but showed us Madrid like a native. So worth it!! Long night but you won’t realize it until the night is over.

Rick R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

My friend had warned me Madrid might not be great for a single traveler since everyone goes in groups. Whether or not he was right, this was a great way to do tapas my first night in Spain. James our guide made it great by getting everybody introduced. Lots of food and drinks. Very much worth it.

mbtchitown

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great tour with a wonderful guide who took us to 4 tapas bars from the different regions of Spain. The price included the first bar and then we chipped in 20 Euros each to cover the remaining bars. We had enough to cover all and some to spare. I highly recommend the tour for those who want an introduction into this culinary adventures of Madrid.

Tim V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Awesome experience!! Must do in Madrid

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