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Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour

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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
Children under 9 years can not take part of the tour.
Plaza de Santa Ana , 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

Plaza Mayor , 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
  • Small Group Tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 9 years can not take part of the 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.

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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
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

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star-5
very fun and worth it!
Tiffany_C
, Jun 2022
This tour was so much fun! We had great group and a fun tour guide. We were able to try different wines/drinks plus some delicious food! Plus a little bit of history thrown in. Purchase this tour!
star-5
Our family had a...
samira_w
, Jun 2022
Our family had a wonderful tapas and wine tour. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable. What a great way to see the city.
star-5
So much fun! Got to visit...
Christopher_U
, Jun 2022
So much fun! Got to visit the best tapas bars in Madrid and tried some amazing wines. 10/10 recommend!
star-5
We loved our tour guide,...
Melissa_G
, Jun 2022
We loved our tour guide, meeting new people, and experiencing Madrid by foot to 4 amazing restaurants. We were thrilled with the entire evening.
star-5
Enjoyable Evening!
Nicole_B
, Jun 2022
Carlos was a fantastic host very personable. Great locations to sample tapas and wines . Very enjoyable evening.
star-5
Don’t miss this tapas tour!
Julie_P
, Jun 2022
We had a lovely tour of 4 varied tapas bars/restaurants. Each one had unique wines and delicious foods to sample. The best part was meeting and socializing with a fun and interesting group that we just met! Hearty amounts of food and drink :)
star-5
Fun in Madrid!
Julie_R
, Jun 2022
The food was delicious and our guide was very knowledgeable about the wine and the history of Madrid. I met many new friends!
star-5
Just as good as the first time!
Carrie_C
, Jun 2022
This is the second time I have taken this tour in Madrid. The first time was with my husband - this time I took my Mom and daughter. I loved it just as much as I did the first time. You get to experience SO many different kinds of foods and drinks. Plus.. huge bonus- some of the most amazing 'historical' restaurants in Madrid! You also get to enjoy the evening with some wonderful new friends! It is a great introduction to the food & drinks in Madrid! I highly recommend it!
star-5
Perfect excursion to experience Madrid tapas as locals do!!!
Jennifer_P
, Jun 2022
Manfred was EXCELLENT!!!! He was a fabulous tour guide- led a great group and took us to 4 amazing non touristy tapas venues!!! Can’t rave enough about this! Super fun way to experience the heart of Madrid! And always go with his recommendations!!! Spot on!!!!
star-5
Great tour--Great Guide!
Cesar_B
, Jun 2022
Great food and great tour guide. The guide speaks 4 languages- we requested the English tour but a member of our group only speaks German. The guide speaks German as well and went out of his way to ensure everyone felt included and welcomed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Tapas and wine - great night in Madrid
Melissa_B
, Jun 2022
Very enjoyable night with a lovely guide who spoke excellent English. We visited four tapas bars and sampled different food and drinks in each one. She explained the different foods and gave us insights into life in Madrid. Thankyou Marina! As a solo traveller I also enjoyed the opportunity to chat with other travellers.
star-4
Our guide Paula was very...
Thomas_T
, Jun 2022
Our guide Paula was very knowledgeable about Madrid’s history and architecture. The restaurant choices and sampled wines were interesting and enjoyable. It was a lot of fun!
star-4
We enjoyed our evening...
Gina_S
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed our evening Marina our guide was knowledgeable & engaging We met some lovely people & enjoyed their company
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Lovely tour of four great tapas bars
Harry_H
, Jun 2022
A lovely little tour. Four good tapas bars and a good fun group, plenty of food and some good wine, the toro being a favourite. Noemi an excellent and patient guide explained each dish and tipple.
star-5
Eat, drink and be merry
James_S
, Jun 2022
Thank you to Ishmael, our wonderful guide, for giving us a glimpse into your beautiful city Madrid. Ishmael was knowledgeable and made the evening fun. Plenty of delicious tapas and drink on his recommendations. Highly recommend this tour and Ishmael.
star-5
Tapas tour
Gregg_M
, Jun 2022
Fantastic walking tour around Madrid with stops in four tapas bars that offered wonderful tastes of Madrid!
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Tapas tour
MariaLF
, Jun 2022
Carlos was great! Very friendly and knowledgeable. The tapas were delicious! I highly recommend this experience.
star-5
Amazing Tour with Tapas and Wne
LasanthaRanasinghe
, Jun 2022
Naomi, our guide was amazing and so was the small group we were with. There were other people from the US and 3 wonderful ladies from Switzerland in our group. We had a great time sampling some amazing tapas and wine at 4 different bars. Naomi was very knowledgeable and explained everything at each bar. We loved the fact that the bars we visited were not touristic but the places that regular Madrid folks go to. We had an amazing experience and highly recommend this tour! ❤️
star-5
Great tour!
Karen_I
, Jun 2022
Great tour and great value for money. We visited four bars and had a glass of wine and substantial tapas at each. Lots of variety too. And our host Paula was great! Thank you!
star-5
Highlight of our time in Madrid
Brian_C
, Jun 2022
Great experience! Excellent variety of wine and tapas, ranging from trendy to traditional. Naomi (unfortunately I’m sure I’m spelling that wrong) was wonderful! Very informative about what we were experiencing as well as offering advice and recommendations not only in Madrid but throughout the rest of our time in Spain. Highly recommend!

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