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Tapas, Taverns & History Tour

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Overview
Madrid is known for its tapas culture, but knowing the best spots to indulge can be difficult. After a busy day’s sightseeing, relax under the guidance of a local and visit a number of bars in the Old Town to sample specialties, including chorizo-stuffed mushrooms. Enjoy included vermouth, wine, and sangria, and chat with your guide to receive personalized recommendations as well as insight into the city’s extensive history.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a relaxing evening of good food after a busy day’s sightseeing in Madrid
  • A small group size ensures a personalized experience
  • Benefit from a local guide’s insights
  • Tapas and drinks included in the price
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Madrid. Head to a nearby bar and try a local delicacy, washed down with a glass of vermouth. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of Madrid’s nightlife before making your way to your next location. Notice city landmarks and listen as your guide shares insights on Madrid’s history, before arriving at an acclaimed bar for a sampling of sangria and chorizo-stuffed mushrooms. Next, stroll past the site where Madrid, originally called Mayrit, was supposedly founded in the ninth century. Then, visit an authentic tavern for a taste of their fine wines and garlic shrimp. Wander to your final location, a local favorite, and dine on shared platters of meats and salads, followed by dessert. Toast to your evening with a final beer or wine, before bidding your guide farewell on the Puerta del Sol.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Calle del Arenal, 11, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Duration
4h
Return Details
Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain
Inclusions
  • Small-group tour (maximum 10 guests)
  • Food tastings (enough for a full dinner)
  • Wine tastings
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Available for vegetarians, pescatarians and gluten free with prior notice. Please advise when booking.
  • Not recommended for vegans
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tours operate even with just 1 person booked
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was our third tour with Devour tours (we did the Ultimate tour 3 years ago, and Tastes, Tapas & Traditions tour in Seville 2 years ago). They have all been great. The tours feature small, family-run establishments that are frequented by locals but that you would almost
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Loved learning about the history of the city while also exploring great spots for drinks and tapas! A great tour for anyone visiting madrid! We will book a Devour Tour in other cities for sure!
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An excellent introduction to the city and the art of eating Tapas. Our guide Arantxa was very knowledgable and made the evening great fun.
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What great way to spend an evening! Our guide Arantxa was fun, funny and extremely knowledgeable. I feel like tapas would be really daunting for the uninitiated, but she really showed us how it's done. There were nine strangers at the beginning of the tour, and nine friends by
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The tour was an excellent introduction to tapas, a bit of Spain's history, and local stories. Claire was informative and personable through the entire tour. The choice of food was excellent and relieved me of the anxiety of "learning the ropes". (This trip was my second time
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By: Devour Madrid Food Tours
3,210 reviews
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kyt2013
Houston, Texas
13137
great introduction to Madrid
Although we were jet lagged, this tour provided us an amazing introduction to Madrid and its foods. Rafa was an
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bike-tripper
Missouri
102
Awesome Tapas and Wine tasting evening
This was a fantastic introduction to local wine and tapas in Madrid, especially for a first timer. Our guide
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Daniel C
20
Great Tour
Went on the Huertas tour with my wife, one year old daughter, brother and parents during our recent visit to
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oswinedup
30
Great mix of food and local history
This was our third tour with Devour tours (we did the Ultimate tour 3 years ago, and Tastes, Tapas & Traditions
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indyfranks
Indianapolis, IN
3726
Incredible 2-for-1 combo
Absolutely loved this tour and our guide, Ewan (who personally designed this tour BTW!). My wife and I are not
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Judith H
30
Great sampling of a Wonderful neighborhood!
My sister and I toured with Anna last week and thoroughly enjoyed our experience! It was clear to both of us that
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Tara M
10
Awesome tour!
Loved learning about the history of the city while also exploring great spots for drinks and tapas! A great tour
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pandl2016
Manlius, New York
303
A wonderful introduction to Madrid!
We did the Tapas and Flamenco tour with Arantxa and had a wonderful time! Although there could have been up to 10
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smartrabbit
Madison
6515
Lots of local flavor on this tour
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Joy as the guide. She took us to places I couldn't find on my own and we
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Supski71
Boston, Massachusetts
52
Highlight of trip!
I spent the weekend in Madrid with a friend and Devour had been recommended by my parents. We took the morning
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BKR1
NY
7535
Do the Tapas, Taverns and History Tour
We had the best time with Carolyn as our guide and 5 other Devour Tour mates! We have done many small group tours,
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ebk16
Oakland, California
31481
One of my best food tours!
Loved this tour - the locale, the choice of food spots, and our wonderful guide, Paola. It was great to learn
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Venusbelt
Bellingham, Washington
64
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Recently enjoyed the Prado Muséum Tour & VIP Botin Lunch with Devour Tours & guide Meredith. Meredith expertly
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Tour829545
31
Wonderful way to start our visit to Madrid
An excellent introduction to the city and the art of eating Tapas. Our guide Arantxa was very knowledgable and
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Reedthree
10
Excellent evening for wine and food
This is a wonderful way to explore the wines and tapas of Spain and we had an incredibly knowledgeable guide in
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