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Madrid Old Town Tapas & Wine Small Group Tour
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Madrid Old Town Tapas & Wine Small Group Tour

By Madrid Tapas Tour
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Avoid the trap of Madrid’s tourist trail and savor authentic tastes of Spanish cuisine on a gourmet tapas and wine tasting walking tour. Sample regional delicacies, including ham, fish, and Spanish omelets, accompanied by gourmet Spanish wines, such as Rioja Vina Ardanza and Manzanilla Solear Pasada en Rama. Pick up recommendations from your local guide, and learn more about the city’s history as you stroll to its top tapas spots.
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Ages 21-75, max of 10 per group
Duration: 3h
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Highlights
  • Indulge in gourmet tapas in Madrid, thoughtfully paired with fine Spanish wines
  • Benefit from a local guide’s personal recommendations
  • Savor an authentic taste of Spanish cuisine
  • Relax with departure from a convenient central location

  • English-Speaking Member of the Spanish Wine Tasting Association
  • At Least 4 Fine Wines Such as Viña Arana Gran Reserva or Pedro Ximenez Perez Barquero 6 años
  • At Least 6 Outstanding Tapas, enough for dinner
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meet your guide at a central location in Madrid. Stroll to a traditional tavern and sample the city’s characteristic aperitif, “vermut de grifo,” along with olives and a fish tapa. Next, head to a ham bar for an authentic taste of “jamón ibérico de bellota,” as well as lomo, chorizo, and salchichon. Pair with a glass of Spanish white wine and savor their complementary flavors. Next, try a typical Spanish omelet, coupled with a glass of Manzanilla fino sherry. Stroll further into Old Madrid, admiring its cobblestone paths and then arrive at your next destination, ready to indulge in “Presa Iberica,” regarded the best cut of Iberian pork. Pair with a Spanish red and relish the luxury, before concluding the evening with two gourmet dessert wines. When fully satiated, bid your guide farewell at your initial point of departure, leaving with recommendations for the rest of your trip.

Start:
  • Plaza de la Villa, Pl. de la Villa, Centro, Madrid, Spain
    Plaza de la Villa, please do not confuse with Plaza de la Villa de Paris Directions: Your guide will wait for you BEHIND THE STATUE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SQUARE. HE WILL BE WEARING A BACKPACK.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8651P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 21 years
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please do not bring children to the tour.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • Madrid Tapas Tour
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    • Kristo87
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must do while in Madrid!
      A fantastic walking tour this weekend with Andres. He was incredibly knowledge about the city of Madrid, all the best tapas spots and perfect drinks pairings with the tapas. Great conversations had and atmospheres enjoyed! He was very flexible - tailoring our tour to our group’s dietary restrictions, which didn’t phase him. Much more of a personalised experience than the large companies offering similar walking food tours. He will give you some great food and drink recommendations for the rest of your trip too!
      Written February 4, 2024
    • Paul B
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good introduction to the hustle and bustle of Madrid Tapa bars
      Came across this during some research prior to our first visit to Madrid. Communication was excellent throughout and as the day of our tour drew near it transpired that we were the only booking for that evening. We took a relaxed view and offered Andres the opportunity not to bother if it was not worth his while but he went ahead and so we had a private tour. All the bars we visited were good in their own different ways the highlight been the Iberican ribs. If you are working to a budget then you could get the food/wine cheaper by wandering around yourself, but there are so many bars in Madrid that the local knowledge is well worth paying for.
      Written December 4, 2022
    • drumree
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best guide ever!
      We took an Urban Adventures Tapas and drinks walking tour of Madrid last week and despite the fact that it was raining heavily most of the time, we had a fantastic night with the most wonderful, knowledgeable and pleasant guide ever - Leila. We visited several tapas bars including the San Miguel Market which is great fun. Leila was full of interesting facts and we learned so much about the real Madrid. I would highly recommend Urban Adventures (I have been on others of their excursions in various cities) and Leila in Madrid especially.
      Written April 29, 2019
    • the_scotts777
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Third time on this tour
      I've been on this tour 3 times (once by myself and twice with visitors) and each time it has been phenomenal. Andres is a friendly and very knowledgable host. We went to several places and by the end had eaten a full meal with a lot of wine along the way. It was an excellent value for the money. I highly recommend.
      Written April 3, 2019
    • Vidal A
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wine Tour
      Enrique is absolutely wonderful! I loved our tour around Old Madrid, the wine, the food.....impeccable! It was the perfect way for me to end my trip.
      Written March 21, 2019
    • Sofiya L
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent food and wine pairings with very knowledgable guide!
      Andres is very knowledgeable regarding wine and food pairings, offering some exceptional options that you won't be able to try anywhere else. For the quality of food and wine, I found the tour to be a very good value.
      Written October 17, 2018
    • benjandkira
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Definitely a must in Madrid if you want to know about Spanish wines and food!
      My husband and I went to Madrid to celebrate his birthday and I spoke to Andres about surprising him with this tour. It was fantastic. Andres was not only knowledgeable about wine and Spanish food, he made sure that all of us appreciated the art that went in every meal, every drink he gave us. The deep cultural tidbits he shared made us appreciate the experience so much more. What I loved most about the tour was it was so intimate. He knew all of us by name and made sure we had an amazing time at every stop. We ended the night with a bottle of brut marking the celebration of a beautiful evening.
      Written October 9, 2018
    • Jedadia W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wine tasting and tapas tour.
      You will have a great time with a man who knows the city well and if you like wine 🍷 this the right tour for you. By the end you will try many different wines with different tastes in each of them. You will also have many snacks and different kinds of foods that are just an excellent taste with the wines and by the end you will be full. Bring an appetite because you will have your fill during one of my favourite tours.
      Written July 11, 2018
    • sldolan
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      He will cancel on you
      We were very excited for our tour with Andres and even rearranged our Spain trip to make this tour. Unfortunately, other people who signed up for the tour didn't make it and Andres brought us to a touristy market and then left us there. We did not get the tour that we reserved months in advance. So forewarning, if other people don't show up (which you have no control over) and he does not have a full tour, he will cancel it right there on the spot. VERY disappointing.
      Written July 5, 2018
    • martint2904
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great value
      Booked through attraction world.com Great tour and amazing value Our guide was Mathias. He was very friendly, knew all the answers to my questions. Thank you. We visited 3 very different Tapas bars all in the Sol area of Madrid. A must and would definitely recommend
      Written June 30, 2018
    • Marlene M
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Madrid Authentic Tapas and History Lunch Walking Tour
      Our family of 5 availed of this 3 1/2 tour organized by Madrid Tapas Trip last May. We would consider this trip as the highlight of our Madrid Trip. We believe that we got the best guide, a local named Señor Pedro de Blas, who is an expert in what he is doing. He is professional, articulate and totally knowledgeable about the “Villa de Madrid” according to him, the country-its history, cuisine and others. He brought us to 3 areas where we availed of the best tapas, matching wines, and the best churros place in town. We learned a lot from him and we will surely recommend his services to our friends who will be visiting Madrid someday soon.
      Written June 16, 2018
    • Joan S
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best food and wine!
      My husband and I booked this tour with Andres on a recommendation from friends. We were not disappointed. We were introduced to some of the finest Spanish wines and delicious, and sometimes unusual, tapas. Andres knows Madrid, food and wines and makes this the most interesting evening. I'm a little slow getting this review up but life can get in the way. We recommend this tour!
      Written June 12, 2018
    • SuntanC
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      ¡mejor!
      We joined Andrés for a tour at the weekend, and this was one of the best food and drink tours EVER! The sheer amount of fantastic food and beautiful wines and sherrys is more than worth the price of the tour, but Andrés himself really makes it. He's got great knowledge of Madrid, food and especially wines, and was so patient with me trying my pidgin Spanish. I'm so glad we followed the advice to have a light lunch as there was far more food here than I've had on any other tour. My only regret is that we were flying with cabin baggage only, so we were unable to buy any of the fantastic wines to take home. We were lucky to meet a good bunch of people, and the evening very much felt like having some food and drink with new friends. I would recommend this tour to anyone, and if, like me, you love food, wine, Madrid and good company, this will be an absolute highlight.
      Written May 30, 2018
    • Megan D
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good tour for wine lovers
      This is a great tour for wine lovers. Andres is very very knowledgeable about Spanish wine. The food was delicious (and definitely more than enough for a meal), but the food was the secondary focus as far as explanations, etc. Andres is a great host; my mom is a vegetarian and he made sure to accommodate her. He sent us some really helpful links after the tour as well. If you’re interested in wine, this is a great tour for you and a good introduction to Madrid (or just a fun night out with lots of drinks and yummy food).
      Written May 21, 2018
    • Henrik_Hallebrand
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Just great
      Andres is delivering. Starting with a local wine not so known by tourists. Then some white that is very complex and not so common. Great variarity. End with some great reds with superb meat that tops the evening. He also tell you about the history of Madrid when we pass by different historic buildings. Do it!!
      Written May 11, 2018
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    47marthaelizabethc
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Family
    Wow! Just Wow, If you want to go tasca hopping like a Madrileño this tour is for you, Perfectly planned and timed , all the tapas & the wine pairings were amazing, The stories and the history of the neighborhood was interesting and really added to the flavor of the tour, We highly recommend this tour. I’ve visited Madrid many times over the past 40 some odd years, and this tour really added to my knowledge of Madrid, awesome experience!
    Written June 2, 2023
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    Thank you Martha! I was so happy it didn't rain! Group got along very well, such interesting mix of people and nationalities! Thank you again
    Written June 3, 2023
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    dianenield2
    Warrington, UK9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    Andres is an excellent guide. His knowledge of Madrid, it's history and of the local food and wine is the perfect combination. I would highly recommend this tour!
    You'll sample lots of different foods that you don't normally taste in a tapas restaurant. For instance 'Battered Cod' and 'Pork Scratchings' a real taste of home!
    3 different restaurants with plenty of wine pairings and the opportunity to meet new people who all have a love of food and good wine
    What more could you ask for?
    Written October 27, 2023
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    traspi12
    Watford, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If I could give this tour more than 5/5 I would. Our host Andres is very knowledgeable on his lovely city, the food we ate and the wine we drank. He is more than patient with the questions we had about everything. Cannot recommend this tour more highly not at all touristy. We were in a small group of 5 plus our host. I have never really enjoyed tapas but this has changed my mind absolutely. I now have a bit more confidence of what to order when in Spain. Communication prior to the visit was excellent and meeting point easy to find.
    Written September 12, 2023
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    Justin B
    Cumming, GA2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Andres was a great guide and connoisseur on the tour. I really enjoyed learning the history of the old Town and was surprised at the variety of foods and wines. I enjoyed seeing Andres passion for the pairings and his caring for making sure we all enjoyed ourselves. I was only in town for 2 days for a work thing but this was the highlight. I hope the group of 18 he was planning for went smoothly. 😝
    Written October 4, 2022
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    Thanks! Still planning on this wedding group of 18! Since they know each other it won't be a problem but if people don't know each other it is very important not going over 10. For example the group you joined was 9 people and it worked beautifully!! Thanks again for the review Justin.
    Written October 5, 2022
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    Ron Needle
    Atlanta, GA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Couples
    I have been in the wine trade for over 20 years, well versed in wine from around the world, so when I decided to take a tapas tour, I wanted to drink good wine. Wow, I was not disappointed! Andres, who is a member of the Spanish Wine Society led our group of six on a 2 to 3 hour tour of several of Spain's wine regions accompanied.by an incredible assortment of tapas, all without leaving Madrid. We started with Vermouth straight from the tap with matching tapas and we went on from there finishing with steak seared on a hot ceramic dish. at another location. I'm older and I was worried about the walking pace, but no problems. Andres was very accommodating to everyone's likes and dislikes. The vegetarian in the group seemed happy with a wide assortment of options and beer was available to the beer drinkers. It was a very friendly group which got even friendlier as the night went on. Andres seemed to know every restaurant we entered and seemed to be on a first name basis with the restauranteurs. I completely recommend this friendly and happy evening to all, you will not have a better time in Madrid.
    Written May 13, 2023
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    Lee P
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great night with Andres on the tapas tour. He is a gentleman who knows his wines and shared his knowledge of good wine and food with our small group. A lot of fun was had by all. I recommend this tour highly.
    Written October 1, 2023
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    Melany V
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Couples
    Andres is an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the restaurants in Madrid and more importantly he is very knowledgeable about wine. We had a great experience on our tour and would let him guide us through the city any day of the week. If you are on the fence just book Andres!! You will not be disappointed!!
    Written May 30, 2023
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    Avinash P
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Solo
    Truly an amazing experience! Highly recommended. Andres is fantastic, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable about Madrids history. The tapas and wine pairings were tasty and highly quality. Definitely worth the price!

    I would do it again!
    Written September 24, 2023
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    howlpat
    Avon, CT144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    Ten years ago on out first trip to Madrid we had a wonderful tapas tour with Andres. When we planned this recent trip with another couple we were pleasantly surprised to see that Andres was still running this tour. Over the years he has kept the same personal attention and educational but entertaining style, while at the same time finding new unique and high quality establishments in Old Madrid. We had a fabulous time and would recommend this to anyone on their first…or their tenth …trip to Madrid!
    Written March 9, 2023
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    Sint-Jakobsstraat916
    Richmond, VA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    Congratulations, you have found the best food tour in Madrid.

    We have done probably 20 of these in our time traveling, and this one was easily topped them all. At each place, we ate the best dish they made there. From the first Bacalao to our last stop, (where we had spectacular wine that our guide brought with him from his personal collection) I felt like we were fully immersed into the many, many possibilities that exist in Madrid.

    Our guide, Andres was gracious, engaging and extremely knowledgeable about the Madrid food scene. His passion for the culture is one of the many reasons this was our favorite tour and when we return, we will certainly do it again
    Written November 13, 2023
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    Thanks! Yes! Food & wine possibilities in Madrid are overwhelming. The city center is so compact you can easily walk to 5 different neighborhoods each one with docens of bars worth visiting. Besides the tour I drive to the city center everyweek R&D. My aim is to find new bars/dishes to feed my tour and my blog. I ve been doing it for years and I still feel there is so much for me to discover. Next time you come I ll make sure to show you my best findings. Take care.
    Written November 14, 2023
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