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Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

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Enjoy Spain's legendary nightlife and mouth-watering tapas culture during this 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. 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 10 guests, also includes visits to multiple bars, a drink and tapas at the first bar and language assistance and advice when ordering.
  • Evening walking tour of Madrid's tapas bars and restaurants
  • Visit typical bars and restaurants with the 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 10 people
Get a taste for the lively tapas culture and raucous nightlife in Madrid, Spain's capital of commerce and cuisine, during this small-group walking tour to the city's many tapas bars, limited to just 10 guests. Over the course of your tour, you 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 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 helps to explain the traditions of Madrid's famous eating and drinking culture, help translate when ordering and provide suggestions of the best local specialties. 

During your tour, stop at various 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. Along the way, you're likely to taste local specialties 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.

When you finish your evening, make your own way back to your hotel or talk to your guide, who can help arrange a taxi (at your own expense).
Itinerary
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On the walking tour you'll visit four traditional bars/restaurants to try authentic Spanish delicacies. It might be chorizo in cider, octopus from Galicia, cider from Asturias, sherry from Andalucia or other regional specialties. The tour price includes your first drink and tapas at the first bar you'll visit. You can then choose how much or how little you'd like to eat and drink at the other bars/restaurants you'll visit on the evening walking tour. For a satisfying night out you should expect to spend about 30 to 35 euros per person. Along the way, your English-speaking guide will explain the traditions behind Madrid's food and wine, and advise on local specialties. Your local guide will also assist with language and translation, while providing interesting facts about Madrid's history, culture and customs. As the average maximum group size is ten people, you will enjoy a unique personalized experience on this special evening walking tour of Madrid's fabulous tapas bars and restaurants. It's the perfect way to discover local insights, while sampling traditional food and drink in great company. Ultimately, adding more color and flavor to your Spanish sojourn! -------------------- ITINERARY -------------------- First stop: An authentic Asturian bar, frequented by Spaniards of every age and description. A great place to kick off the evening trying their specialties of cabrales (blue cheese), chorizo and cider, which is poured in a very original way! Second Stop: A typical, very traditional "fino" or Sherry bar. This hostelry has changed very little in the last century with standing room at the bar or seating at wooden tables at the back. The bar is complete with the authentic oak sherry casks. "Fino" and "Manzanilla" sherries of various hues and tastes are served by the glass or from bottles filled directly from the kegs. Drinks come with complimentary olives or bread sticks. Next stop: This intimate local bar gives you a real taste of Madrid, with bulls' heads on the wall set off by various football shirts, and sawdust on the floor where locals deposit their olive pips before a final clear up at the end of the night. On the bar there is a huge selection of "tapitas" and "pinchos" (similar to canapes). Beside the bar is a model ship full of prawns which are usually provided as your complimentary "tapita" with drinks. Final stop: A very popular bar/restaurant serving wonderful "tostadas" and great salads, meats, cheeses and Tapas. This is a fantastic eatery with very good quality, no nonsense food and a great atmosphere with orders being shouted from waiter to waiter to bar to chef! After this the night is yours! With the largest density of bars and restaurants per square meter in Europe, Madrid is famed for its vibrant nightlife. Even at 4 o'clock in the morning the streets are teeming with revelers, some only part way through their night out, others going to partake of the traditional "chocolate y churros" (gloopy hot chocolate and deep-fried doughnut twists) before bed. Madrid is not a place to sit back and watch the world go by, but rather somewhere you should throw yourself into the melee! THE ABOVE ITINERARY IS AN EXAMPLE ONLY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free

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Terrific Tapas Tour
maureen_s
, Mar 2020
Charlie was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Fun evening with a good sampling of tapas and beverages.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you for your review, We try to get you straight to the heart of Madrid, its history, culture and above all food and drink. We take you to 4 different bars and advise you on what are the specialties in each and try to get you to try a great variety of fantastic Spanich food and drink. Do try us out in Seville next time
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Yes!!!!
Katerina_K
, Feb 2020
Amazing! Our guide was so wonderful she knew so much about the history and answered many candid questions, she brought us to the best places and it was so delicious!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the review. We always try to give you an insider's perspective on Madrid and it history, culture and food scene, so not only so you get to see how it works on the tour but so you can get out an explore on your own. Do try us out in Seville next time!!!!
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Madrid Tapas and Drinks
kandp2012
, Feb 2020
We had a fabulous experience in Madrid with our guide Charlie. When we arrived in Madrid we had no idea where to go for tapas and drinks. Charlie took us to 4 places and they were all tasty and unique. Charlie filled us in local etiquette such as tipping Overall, top notch tour with great food and drinks. We highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Delighted you enjoyed the evening. We always recommend people join us right at the start of their visit to get all the hot tips on what to see/eat/drink during the rest of their stay and to get an insight into how Spanish tappassing is done. Do try us out in Seville next time.
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Tapas tour
sandraabell
, Nov 2019
The tapas tour was great- only recommendation would be to suggest people have 20-25 euros per person for drink and food after first bar- was not clear on the description that we would need to pay 20-25 additional euros during tour. The description read as one drink and food per bar would be covered and anything over one drink and food per bar would be individual responsibility
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Just to clarify for other clients: the tour fee includes the drinks and tapas in the first bar. Thereafter clients pay for what they eat and drink so they can decide whether to splash out or not. We calculate that visitors will spend a total of c.EUR30-35pp on food and drink on the night and will have eaten and drunk to their stomach´s content. This is likely to work out cheaper as part of a group. Do come back again or try us out in Seville
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This was a blast!
Terri F
, Nov 2019
Did this tour the day we arrived from the US and we were afraid we would be tired but it was so much fun that we didn't even think about being tired. It was so very informative. Our guide told us so much about the city itself, not just about the food and wine, but the food and wine were definitely the highlight! He was fantastic.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
So glad you enjoyed it. We always recommend people come right at the start of their visit so they can get all the hot tips on what to eat/drink/see during the rest of their stay.
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Madrid Tapas walking tour
shashipatel01
, Oct 2019
We had best time. Our guide she was so knowledgeable all the food, culture even gave us highlights of attraction. Thank you
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thanks for your review. It is always a pleasure to help discover the fantastic food and drink on offer in Madrid and Spain and to show you why we love the city so much. Many thanks and hasta luego
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Best food and drink walking tour ever!!!
SusanB5884
, Oct 2019
Thomas our guide was wonderful from start to finish! He really knew the city and the best spots to go for local food and drinks, and he was attentive to our every need. Also, he was very knowledgeable and funny so we were learned a lot and we were entertained. I definitely recommend this tour for anyone who likes to get to know a city, its layout, culture, food, and wine from a local perspective.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Many thanks for your review. We always aim to give you an insider's view of the city, its history and culture (all in a light anecdotal way) and get you to some of our favourite bars, which you might not otherwise find. Do try us out in Seville if you are ever there
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Taste of Spain
flowerchild5
, Sep 2019
We actually did 2 Tapas tours, one was the dinner and wine tour-> awesome. Great food and wine. Alfonso was our tour guide and he was fantastic. The 2nd one was the cheaper version and it was fun, but tapas and wine in first tour were better.
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Met and exceeded my expectations
SoCalBridges
, Aug 2019
The tour delivered exactly what I expected: An introduction to tapas, a brief overview of the city center and good food and drink. Any tour lives and dies with the guide and we lucked out with Charly. I was a guide myself for 20+ years and Charly delivered just the right mix of information, entertainment and useful tips. Food and drink in the first restaurant is included, figure another $20 per person for the remaining 3 locations - which I considered to be very reasonable for what we got.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
So glad you enjoyed it and Charlie will be delighted. All our guides are there to ensure that clients have the best possible night out, Our pay-as-you -go system enables us to personalize things to clients' likes/dislikes on the night and is aimed at giving you more control over where your money goes. Do come back and visit us again or try us out in Seville, Many thanks and hasta luego
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Nothing special
bugbeanooo
, Aug 2019
The tour was decent but it didn’t matter what your allergies were - he orders the same thing every time regardless. A woman on our tour had strict food restrictions and the host didn’t care. We hoped for guidance in how to order tapas but that wasn’t part of it. No real opportunity for questions either.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for your review. We do try to cater for special dietary restrictions on the night and to ensure that everybody on our tours gets to try a variety of different dishes. In some places people with strict dietary restrictions may eat more and in others less but by the end of the night we are confident they won't be going home hungry. However Spain is a very carnivorous/fishy place and we always ask clients to advise us in advance of any special dietary requirements so we can better cater for their needs

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