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Insider's Madrid

Madrid, Spain
(+34) 91 447 3866
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Ranked #3 of 184 activities in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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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Jackson, Mississippi
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We were so fortunate to find Joanna for our tour of Madrid. I took my 85 year old parents on a trip through Spain and Joanna helped us in Madrid. Before Joanna, we were lukewarm on the city....after a couple of hours with her, we were hooked!!!! She helped my mom shop, gave us good culture, of course stopped in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Our family of 3 had an excellent time doing the Botin Tour, with the very knowleagable guide, Joanna. Thanks Joanna, for providing so much info and showing us around this historic Resto, from the wine cellar to the Hemingway seat and to the kitchen where the very yummy suckling pigs are being cooked in the century old oven. Great wine,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

Every tour with JoAnna was amazing!! Her passion and knowledge made me fall in love in love with Madrid!!!

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you haven't visited Madrid before then Joanna's tapas tour is a must! We visited amazing little tapas bars that I would not have normally gone into and tried various sherry's; wines and cava's along with tapas to go with them. We tried some great food including ibeian pork, oxtail and cured meats. We even got some very nice little... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The highlight of our trip! My boyfriend and I went to Madrid earlier this month and did this tour on the second night. We ended up retracing our steps to some of the restaurants because they were simply amazing. I am a foodie 100% and this was the best tapas I've had in Spain or anywhere else. The tour goes... More

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Fresno, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were with Joanna on three separate occasions in Madrid. We met for tapas before a Flamenco show the first night. What a great experience. While we had attended Flamenco shows in the past Joanna's guidance made the experience much more meaningful. On another occasion we walked through Madrid stopping at various stores and trying the ham cheese olive oil... More

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Joanna Wivell is a superb and reliable communicator, who always replies swiftly to enquiries. She has never, ever let me down, and, because of her passion for Madrid and her in-depth knowledge, everything I have ever booked with her has always had an extra element of "Value Added", be it a spontaneous little tour with some interesting historical information, some... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
21 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Probably one of the most enjoyable tours I have ever been on in a very long time! Joanne is the perfect guide and really knows her subject which she imparts with so much enthusiasm, it’s infectious! There was certainly no shortage of very fine food and wines included. Her knowledge and expertise ensured that our small group were taken to... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Entertaining, knowledgeable, and smart, Joanna was the perfect guide for the Botin restaurant experience. A fun evening, which ended happily in a feast, (Joanna had remembered from my booking form that it was one of our party's birthday-he was astonished when an extra dessert arrived just for him, topped with lighted candles!) We will certainly try her other tours on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a fantastic time with Joanna on the Tapas Tour. We visited great restaurants and bars that we never would have seen or eaten at if we were on our own. It was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Spanish Tapas, try a variety of food and drinks, and learn some interesting history and facts about the city... More

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