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Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Discover Madrid’s vibrant culinary scene on a delicious tapas tour. Stroll through the evening-lit streets with a guide and sample delicious tapas dishes at popular restaurants while learning about the local ingredients. Treat your palette to delicious Spanish wines complemented by items like Iberian ham, salted cod, rich chickpea stew and more. To keep this experience intimate, group size is limited to 12 people.
  • Evening Madrid tapas tour led by an expert local guide
  • Visit much-loved tapas bars and enjoy a wine tasting and tapas dish in each one
  • Sample classic Spanish dishes like Iberico ham
  • Learn about Spanish cuisine in Madrid and of the local ingredients that are used in tapas dishes
  • Small-group walking tour with a maximum of 12 people ensure a more personalized experience
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Local Guide
Wine Tasting
Tasting more than 12 different tapas
Visit to 4 tapas bars (Where Madrileños go)
A drink (Wine, Beer, Soda or Mineral Water) at each bar
Cocktails or spirits
Gratuities

Departure Point

Plaza de Sta. Ana, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Depart Point: Lorca’s bronze statue Address: Plaza de Santa Ana (Santa Ana Square) –  Lorca’s bronze statue. In front of the theatre. https://goo.gl/maps/ygeAV8jYNqF2 Closest Metro Stations are Puerta del Sol and Sevilla. https://goo.gl/maps/ygeAV8jYNqF2

Return Details

Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain

Concludes in a centrally located Madrid bar not necessarily at Plaza Mayor but so close.

Greet your gastronomical guide in central Madrid and set out to explore the esteemed eateries of the city. As you stroll, listen to your guide’s culinary commentary of the capital, hearing about the origin of tapas and the inspiration for the delicate dishes. 

Visit several bars during your tapas tour, all of which showcase the influence that Madrid’s immigrant population has had with their cosmopolitan cuisine. Taste wines designed to complement each dish as you feast upon Spanish specialties such as delicately salted cod, flavorsome Iberian ham, rich chickpea stew, and roasted eggplant with honey. Sip refreshing beers and soft drinks and conclude your tour in a centrally located bar that allows you to continue exploring independently.   

See the sample Itinerary below for details on the different bars you may visit.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Plaza de Santa Ana
Meeting Point. Important to be on time. The tour departs on time. Meet your guide in Santa Ana Square, and set off on a tapas crawl of the city, exploring the best bars that only locals really know of. As you stroll, your guide will chat to you about Madrid, the local cuisine and, of course, the tapas bars that no great evening in Madrid should be without! Like all Spanish cities, Madrid has its own regional cuisine with an emphasis on use of local ingredients. Perhaps more so than others, Madrid has been influenced by its immigrant population, who’ve brought in flavors and ideas as cosmopolitan as the city itself. Visit up to four bars on your tour of the town, enjoying wine tastings in each. Sample beautiful Spanish wines made from well-known grapes like tempranillo, malvar, garnacha, and parellada, and enjoy a complimentary tapa (tapas dish) to complement the wine's flavors. Beer and soft drinks (one per bar) are also included should you prefer this to wine! While the dishes vary on each occasion, you can be sure it’s a taste bud tingling treat! Examples of dishes include eggplant with honey, cod brandade, Spanish omelet, Iberian ham and chickpea stew. See the example itinerary for details on the different bars you may visit. Your tapas tour finishes in a centrally located bar so that you’re well-placed to continue your night out independently. ITINERARY -------------------- Bar 1: Head inside an atmospheric Castilian sherry bar, and learn all about fortified wines, from crisp and dry finos to old olorosos. Admire the chalk boards scrawled with daily tapas specials and soak up the atmosphere inside this delightfully old-fashioned bar. Bar 2: Visit a wine bar that doubles up as a store – tucked away behind liquor bottles! If you like what you eat or drink here, then purchase it from the shop to take home. Bar 3: A warm and bustling tavern welcomes you with their open kitchen were you can see how the dishes are prepared Bar 4: Round off your evening in style at a dark and bohemian Madrid tavern, which is still in business after 100 years, you will enjoying a full-bodied glass of wine. Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras)
Visit up to four bars on your tour of the town, enjoying wine tastings in each. Sample beautiful Spanish wines made from well-known grapes like tempranillo, malvar, garnacha, and parellada, and enjoy a complimentary tapa (tapas dish) to complement the wine's flavors. Beer and soft drinks (one per bar) are also included should you prefer this to wine! While the dishes vary on each occasion, you can be sure it’s a taste bud tingling treat! Examples of dishes include eggplant with honey, cod brandade, Spanish omelet, Iberian ham and chickpea stew. See the example itinerary for details on the different bars you may visit. Your tapas tour finishes in a centrally located bar so that you’re well-placed to continue your night out independently. ITINERARY -------------------- Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change. Bar 1: Head inside an atmospheric Castilian sherry bar, and learn all about fortified wines, from crisp and dry finos to old olorosos. Admire the chalk boards scrawled with daily tapas specials and soak up the atmosphere inside this delightfully old-fashioned bar. Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras)
Bar 2: Visit a wine bar that doubles up as a store – tucked away behind liquor bottles! If you like what you eat or drink here, then purchase it from the shop to take home. Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras)
Bar 3: A warm and bustling tavern welcomes you with their open kitchen were you can see how the dishes are prepared Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras)
Bar 4: Round off your evening in style at a dark and bohemian Madrid tavern, which is still in business after 100 years, you will enjoying a full-bodied glass of wine (or other drink) and food. Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Plaza Mayor
Depends on the day, time, guide, venues and weather the tour ands on different places on the Literary Quarter. Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age for wine tasting is 18 years
  • Operated by a bilingual guide in English and Spanish
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Small Group Tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gourmet Madrid
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour?
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
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This tour requires some walking but no more than 3-5 minutes at a time, so can be accessible to most people with some mobility." See review
  • "Highly recommend you take this tour, and if you can, please request doing the tour with Rodrigo!" See review
  • "This is an activity that is best done upon arrival into Madrid so one knows where to get good food and drink while staying in Madrid." See review

Reviews

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star-5
So tasty and fun.
Dee_D
, Oct 2021
The entire event was so much fun. Our guide Carlos was awesome. Informative, knowledgeable and fun. The locations chosen were great. We actually went back to one of them for more!! Lots of food and wine. Make sure you are hungry for this one!
star-5
Excellent food, wine and company.
Summer_R
, Oct 2021
Carlos was an excellent guide. He took us to the best local spots instead of tourist traps. He was passionate about the food, wine and the culture of the area.
star-5
Definitely #1 in Madrid
Louise_H
, Oct 2021
Without question the best of the 6 nights in Madrid Our tour guide Carlos so so lovely The group we had so friendly and most importantly the tapas bars and wines like nothing you would come across as a tourist yourself Go for sure Louise & Ann
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A Must Do Tour on Day 1!
Emily
, Oct 2021
Carlos was great. The food, history, and city knowledge was all wonderful. Make sure to try the Vermouth! He even told us about a local flea market that was the most fun! Thanks for the tour, Carlos!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great and interesting tour
Vera_T
, Oct 2021
Very sweet pleasant guid Paula. Nice time walking, talking and trying local food. I would definitely recommend. Thank you
star-5
Meeting and sharing new...
Jordon_C
, Oct 2021
Meeting and sharing new experiences with new people. The wine was very good, and quite a bit of food at each place.
star-5
Beautiful night exploring a new city!
Jonathan_K
, Oct 2021
Pablo was entertaining and very knowledgeable in the food and drink of this very busy city. It is overwhelming to try to select the “good” places on your own and I would highly recommend checking this out because you will visit some fantastic hidden gems. No need to eat prior to or after!
star-5
Don’t eat prior!
Larry_S
, Sep 2021
Outstanding foods and wines. Great introduction into Madrid cuisines and culture. Carlos did a great job.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Super fun night in Madrid!
Rosanna_C
, Sep 2021
Raul was wonderful! We had a great time in a group of 12 going to some delicious and lively tapas bars where everyone was prepared for our arrivals and spots were ready for us. Raul gave us lot of great information and was available and happily answered our tourist questions through Whatapp for the remainder of our time in Madrid. Such a great way to try different local foods you may not find on your own and also a great way to meet other travellers and have a fun night out. Definitely recommend! Thanks, Raul!
star-4
Great tapas and wine tour !!
Nicholas_B
, Sep 2021
Amazing experience tasting various tapas and wines, Carlos was an excellent tour guide knowledge! I definitely would recommend !
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you very much! We hope to get the fifth star next time!

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