Madrid, Spain’s capital, has a distinctly Spanish flair and is a lively city whose grandeur is full of living testimonies, not to mention one of the planet’s greatest collections of art, the Prado Museum. The Palacio Real arranges tours and El Rastro market or the upscale shops in Salamanca provide endless shopping experiences. Small galleries and collectives with contemporary exhibitions by young artists complete Madrid’s cultural panorama.
Madrid’s culinary scene deserves special mention. Its intense social life is reflected in a proliferation of bars and restaurants where people gather to have a glass and share some tapa with colleagues or friends. From old school establishments to cutting edge places, options are infinite. In fact, El Botín is recognized by The Guinness Book of Records as the World’s oldest restaurant, founded in 1725. Rumors say the prestigious artist Goya worked here as a dishwasher during his years as an apprentice of painter. Hemingway mentions it at his novel When the sun also rises.
Madrid is inspired by Southern lifestyle and it’s one of Spaniards preferred tapas heaven. At this private tour, you will take part in a unique itinerary reserved to locals. Explore where Madrileños go in an intimate experience avoiding the sea of tourists traps and getting the real taste of Madrid. Your local English-speaking expert guide will give you some clues to enjoy like a local.
- One-of-a-kind tapas tour led by a local gastronome and chef
- Visit some of the most emblematic bars
- Taste, learn about, and enjoy some of the world’s most famous Spanish wines
- Dive into local culture and traditions of the Spanish capital
- Totally private tour for you and your party
Your English speaking expert guide will meet you at your hotel to start a memorable 3-hour tour to discover the insiders-only secrets in a gourmet tapas tour through the old Madrid while you taste some of the Spanish most famous wine styles.
From delicious jamon iberico de bellota with a glass of manzanilla, to some elegant Rioja with a tasty roast suckling pig, or a glorious Spanish omelette accompanied by delicious red Ribera del Duero wine. Walking from bar to bar, you will discover a magnificent and lively city.
We won’t always have a seat - Madrileños love to stand at the bar and dynamic tapeo, going from one bar to another trying the best tapa from each bar. So we recommend that you dress comfortably, especially footwear.
Might you wish to extend your journey or add any specific activity, please let us know and we will assist you.
Please, advice of any allergy, food intolerance or dietary special request.
Prices are available upon request since each itinerary is different and adapted to your party details, needs and schedule.
- Private expert and bilingual local native guide
- Pick-up at your hotel in Madrid or the arranged meeting point
- Mercedes-chauffeured service when necessary (depends on your hotel's location)
- All drinks and tapas
- 3-hour tapas tour
- Private tour only for you and your party
- Meal: Lunch or Dinner
- All local taxes
- 24/7 Emergency assistance
- Personal purchases
- Travel insurance