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Insider's Madrid

Madrid, Spain
+34 699 49 31 93
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Ranked #9 of 301 Activities in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Our food and Tapas Tours, the Botin Experience and Flamenco Discovered are some of our most popular...
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Owner description: Our food and Tapas Tours, the Botin Experience and Flamenco Discovered are some of our most popular tours alongside our Private Walking Tour

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Piermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

We took Joanna's Tapas Tour. She let us know that she was unavailable but Heather could take us in her place. She trusts Heather, that combined with some reviews, and we were on our way. First, Heather was fantastic. It amazes me how someone can be so comfortable around people she just met. We went to four restaurants, the food... More 

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Piermont, New York
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

We landed in Madrid and met Joanna a half hour after arriving at our hotel for a 3 hour walking tour. I wasn't worried about being late as she promised to monitor our flight and adjust times if needed. What can you say bad about a tour whose first stop was 3 doors away from our hotel and Joanna treated... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A wonderful evening with an amazing guide. Joanna is probably the best you can get and her dedication and inspiring approach still puts smiles on our faces. We started the evening with a tapas tour, visiting three places with different types of tapas. Great food and nice settings. After having a final Cava we headed for the Flamenco-show that without... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Having Joanna take us on our walking tour definitely brought a new perspective to the way we viewed Madrid. The little alley ways, unique artisan stores, bull fighter's bar right by Plaza Mayor gave us an insight which would not have held any meaning if we had walked right by it. This was a special 4 hours and well worth... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Joanna is amazing! We started with a get-acquainted walking tour of Madrid and the restaurant Botin. Joanna also helped us make reservations for a dinner at Botin for a few days later. We had an excellent table. The highlight tour, however, was an hour long flamenco lesson for my adult daughter and me. We are not trained dancers, but our... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

On the recommendation of a local friend, I contacted Joanne Wivell at Insider's Madrid and cannot recommend her company highly enough. She set us up with a 4 hour tour guide of Toledo first- our guide was wonderful- he showed us the things we really wanted to see and not just the touristy spots. He told us so many interesting... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

There good Spanish food, and then there's blow-your-mind amazing Spanish food. Joanna, my tour guide on Insider's Madrid's Gourmet Tapas Tour, 100 percent understood the difference. She snuck our small group into two just-out-of-plain-sight restaurants that were soaked with authenticity and tradition. She ordered us ridiculously delicious plates of traditional Spanish dishes, all of which were a few notches above... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My husband and I had a really lovely time with Heather on our tour. Food was delicious and we enjoyed each of our stops. It's so nice to saunter into each restaurant with an expert and be treated like VIP's. A perfect activity for the first night of our stay in Madrid. The next evening, we enjoyed the Flamenco show... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The four of us were a little apprehensive about our first visit to Madrid. It's a big city (bigger than the other Spain locales we had visited) and, therefore, we thought would be rather intimidating. Hiring a guide turned out to be an excellent idea. And, it turns out that we hired, in our opinion, the best. With Joanna leading... More 

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la
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

dear joanna... i cannot express to you how much we enjoyed every minute of the activities you organized for us - it was truly magical!.. hands down easily the most special evening of our madrid visit... i don't usually gush but the emotional reaction from my parents (and my wife!) at both the restaurant and especially at the flamenco show... More 

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