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Insider's Madrid

Madrid, Spain
+34 699 49 31 93
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Ranked #9 of 197 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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Thousand Oaks, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Visiting Madrid but want to know more than the Lonely Planet or Rough Guide can offer?? Jo Wivell Insider Madrid took us to places we'd never have found as tourists!! We ate amazingly tasty food, watched incredible Flamenco that Jo explained to us with real passion and understanding then ended up in a fantastic piano bar wishing I knew the... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
43 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We have tried tapas bars before but have been baffled by the etiquette and the vast variety of tapas available. A night with Joanna leading took us to 3 fantastic tapas bars a huge selection of tapas and tasting of wine, sherries and vermouth, concluding with a visit to the "market" with cava and desserts. Joanna has lived in Madrid... More

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Vancouver BC
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120 reviews 120 reviews
48 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We started our visit to Madrid with the gourmet tapas tour and were not disappointed. We had Joanna as our guide and by the end of the evening it felt like we had been out with friends. Her choices of location were all excellent, very authentic, good fun and of course excellent food (and there was a LOT of food... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went on our back of house tour of the restaurant prior to our meal with Phil. Fantastic insight into the history of the restaurant. We had dinner at the table where Ernest Hemingway is reputed to have dined when at the Botin. Tour, food and service were fabulous. A truly memorable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had a private group walking tour with Joanna around Madrid and experienced a very memorable, enjoyable and personal view of this beautiful city. We felt we really had exposure to locally frequented venues (eg Flamenco school, bullfighter outfitters, amazing haberdashers, along with tapas and jamon sellers, shops selling hand made goods) as well as being educated about key sites and... More

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Orlando
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I had so much fun with Heather! It was just the two of us with her so it was just like having a fun night out on the town with a friend (who happened to know a lot about Madrid). We visited several spots, of which a couple we probably would have not ventured into. What struck... More

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Ilsington, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were a group of 10 (two families with teenage kids) so decided it would be better to arrange a private tour. Sounds extravagant, but at what was effectively only €27 per head for a 3 hour tour it represented great value for money. Joanna (a yorkshire lass) has a real passion for Spain, and Madrid in particular, and is... More

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