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Madrid: Tapas and History Tour Through Old Madrid

Madrid: Tapas and History Tour Through Old Madrid

From US$ 65.89 per person

Enter one of the most "Castizos" neighborhoods of Madrid, with the help of an expert guide in gastronomy and history. Together with this guide, you will visit three of the most classic bars of Madrid.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit three authentics tapas bars
  • Learn more about the life and gastronomy of Madrid
  • Be guided by an expert in history and gastronomy
  • Experience a fun and informal atmosphere
Full description
Your culinary stroll will begin at 12:30 at Apple Store (Puerta del Sol). From here, you will begin your tour with a local expert in history and gastronomy to some of the most popular tapas bars of Madrid. You will experience the same venues that the locals go to, seeking traditional tapas such as iberian ham, manchego cheese, garlic shrimp, fried cod (a typical tapa from Madrid) padron peppers, bravas, Spanish Omelette, and more tapas according to the tapas bars that you will visit on the day. You will also pass by iconic Madrid landmarks such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa (the old city council), San Miguel Market etc.
  • 3 tapas bars
  • Bilingual guide
  • One drink (wine, vermouth, beer, a soft drink, or water) in each bar
  • Food tasting as listed above
  • A small-group experience with a maximum of 10 people
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation to and from the attractions
  • Tips are not included, it is recommended to tip the guide 10-15% at the end of the tour.
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 18 years
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • People with food allergies
  • People with gluten intolerance
  • People with lactose intolerance
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet at Apple Store (Puerta del Sol). Look for the red umbrella.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • In some bars you may not be sitting, but standing at the bar
  • All the products you will be sampling are of the highest quality, with these tapas bars selected for the best palates
  • The minimum age for this tour is 18
  • This tour is not recommended for vegetarians, vegans, celiacs, those with lactose intolerance and for those who can not eat fish
  • This tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

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I had a very nice experience with Carmen. She’s very friendly, knows a lot and it’s simply like strolling with a friend through the streets of old Madrid. The tapas bar/restaurant are very close to each other, so you don’t have to walk very much. I recommand doing this tour in the beginning of your stay, it’ll help you to find nice places :)

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February 18, 2022

March 20, 2019

Product ID: 200134