Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour

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Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour
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In this all included tapas tour, discover Madrid’s vibrant tapas scene alongside a knowledgeable guide during a 3-hour evening tapas tour of the city. Stroll around the ambient streets of Madrid in the evening and visit at least four of its most popular eateries; sample up to 10 tantalizing tapas dishes while learning about the city’s rich culinary heritage. Sip refined wines and pleasure your palate on this excellent epicurean experience. 

Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from your guide.
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In Brief

Location:
Madrid, Spain
Country:
Spain
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Free drinks included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Vegetarian meal option available
Overview
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Plaza de Santa Ana, Madrid Spain

Meeting Point. Important to be on time. The tour departs on time.

Meet your guide in Santa Ana Square, and set off on a tapas crawl of the city, exploring the best bars that only locals really know of. As you stroll, your guide will chat to you about Madrid, the local cuisine and, of course, the tapas bars that no great evening in Madrid should be without!

Like all Spanish cities, Madrid has its own regional cuisine with an emphasis on use of local ingredients. Perhaps more so than others, Madrid has been influenced by its immigrant population, who’ve brought in flavors and ideas as cosmopolitan as the city itself.

Visit up to four bars on your tour of the town, enjoying wine tastings in each. Sample beautiful Spanish wines made from well-known grapes like tempranillo, malvar, garnacha, and parellada, and enjoy a complimentary tapa (tapas dish) to complement the wine's flavors. Beer and soft drinks (one per bar) are also included should you prefer this to wine! While the dishes vary on each occasion, you can be sure it’s a taste bud tingling treat! Examples of dishes include eggplant with honey, cod brandade, Spanish omelet, Iberian ham and chickpea stew. See the example itinerary for details on the different bars you may visit.

Your tapas tour finishes in a centrally located bar so that you’re well-placed to continue your night out independently.

ITINERARY
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Bar 1:

Head inside an atmospheric Castilian sherry bar, and learn all about fortified wines, from crisp and dry finos to old olorosos. Admire the chalk boards scrawled with daily tapas specials and soak up the atmosphere inside this delightfully old-fashioned bar.

Bar 2:

Visit a wine bar that doubles up as a store – tucked away behind liquor bottles! If you like what you eat or drink here, then purchase it from the shop to take home.

Bar 3:

A warm and bustling tavern welcomes you with their open kitchen were you can see how the dishes are prepared

Bar 4:

Round off your evening in style at a dark and bohemian Madrid tavern, which is still in business after 100 years, you will enjoying a full-bodied glass of wine.

Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras), Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras), Madrid

Visit up to four bars on your tour of the town, enjoying wine tastings in each. Sample beautiful Spanish wines made from well-known grapes like tempranillo, malvar, garnacha, and parellada, and enjoy a complimentary tapa (tapas dish) to complement the wine's flavors. Beer and soft drinks (one per bar) are also included should you prefer this to wine! While the dishes vary on each occasion, you can be sure it’s a taste bud tingling treat! Examples of dishes include eggplant with honey, cod brandade, Spanish omelet, Iberian ham and chickpea stew. See the example itinerary for details on the different bars you may visit.

Your tapas tour finishes in a centrally located bar so that you’re well-placed to continue your night out independently.

ITINERARY
--------------------
Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.

Bar 1:

Head inside an atmospheric Castilian sherry bar, and learn all about fortified wines, from crisp and dry finos to old olorosos. Admire the chalk boards scrawled with daily tapas specials and soak up the atmosphere inside this delightfully old-fashioned bar.

Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras), Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras), Madrid

Bar 2:

Visit a wine bar that doubles up as a store – tucked away behind liquor bottles! If you like what you eat or drink here, then purchase it from the shop to take home.

Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras), Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras), Madrid

Bar 3:

A warm and bustling tavern welcomes you with their open kitchen were you can see how the dishes are prepared

Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras), Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras), Madrid

Bar 4:

Round off your evening in style at a dark and bohemian Madrid tavern, which is still in business after 100 years, you will enjoying a full-bodied glass of wine (or other drink) and food.

Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Mayor, Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid Spain

Depends on the day, time, guide, venues and weather the tour ands on different places on the Literary Quarter.

Please note that the above itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.

Duration: 5 minutes

Inclusions

  • Local Madrilian guide (Bilingual Spanish / English), Bilingual Tour.
  • Wine tasting and explanation of selected wines
  • Tour the area where you will learn about some of Madrid's most characteristic places
  • Tasting more than 12 different tapas
  • Visit to 4 tapas bars (Where Madrileños go)
  • A drink (Wine, Beer, Soda or Mineral Water) at each bar
  • No extra charges, all food and drinks included
  • Small Group tour

Exclusions

  • Cocktails or spirits
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Plaza de Santa Ana, Plaza de Sta. Ana, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Returns To

Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age for wine tasting is 18 years
  • Operated by a bilingual guide in English and Spanish
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great food and wine. Good intro to tapas. Rodrigo was an excellent and quite knowledgeable host for the evening.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
A must do when in Madrid! Both Viator and the local tour company were exceptionally well organized, very accommodating. We were assisted by both with a late cancellation and rescheduling of this particular tour with little to no hassle! The local tour company we were assisted by both with a late cancellation and rescheduling of this particular tour with little to no hassle! The local tour company provided a fantastic evening And everyone in our small group of 12 enjoyed the tour!
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
We just arrived in Madrid and had this tour booked to help us get familiar with Madrid and to recover from jet lag. This was a great idea. Our guide Rodrigo was fantastic and very friendly. He took us to neat places with good food we never would have found on our own - we went back to one of the places for lunch. He sent us an email after the tour listing the places we went to and food we tasted which we found helpful. Recommend this tour.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
fabulous experience our guide was amazing as was the food, and wine. Would recommend highly to any one. Was a little pricey but worth the experience
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
A great night with a great guide Rodrigo was funny ,informed ,and made the experience well worth the time and $$.Totally full and plenty of wine was offered.The places chosen were local and just what I was hoping for ,not the typical tourist traps .Kudos to Rodrigo and Viator ,a great way to spend a night in Madrid
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
If you only take one wine and tapas tour, take this one. Paula, our host, took us to four different tapas bars and each place was wonderful in its own right. The food was delicious and the wine was yummy (I always had the Ribero del Duero red). Paula is a gifted hostess. Her enthusiasm was infectious and her knowledge of the local cuisine made each meal even better. When choosing a tapas and wine tour, this is the one to choose.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
This was an excellent tour. Plenty of food and wine to keep us happy! Paula was very knowledgeable about the history and areas we visited.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
We really enjoyed this! The variety of food and wine was perfect and there was plenty to eat and drink. Our guides were great and we loved the 4 places we visited!
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
Brilliant! Absolutely fantastic tour. A must do for anyone who likes good food, excellent wine (or beer) and enjoys making new friends. Tour guide Rodrigo was everything a tour guide should be. My friend and I had the most amazing time and made excellent memories.
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
Good selection of stops.....good food and wine....enough commentary from guide to make it really interesting.....
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
The 4 bars we visited had great tapas and wine. We even tried the cidre in one of bars. Rodrigo was a great guide.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Carlos our guide was terrific !! He was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a wonderful afternoon learning about Spanish wines and enjoying delicious tapas ! Mucho gracias
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
This was a fabulous food tour, and a great introduction to the f00ds and wines of Spain. Carlos was a terrific tour guide. he really knew his history as well as wines and foods. We had a great time with him.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2019
Guide was very good! We visited four tapas restaurants. We chose wine, beer or soft drinks and he ordered tapas. We lost count but think we had a total of 15 different tapas. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Our host was very engaging and knowledgable. He took us to four tapas and wine bars to sample both. The food and wine was excellent. If we return to Madrid, we will do this trip again.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
Good food (average two dishes at each of four venues), good wine (a glass at each venue), good company and an excellent guide. What more could you want?) A warning though, this is dinner so don't eat before!
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
The mood was set the moment we arrived when our tour guide, Raul, introduced himself with a bit of humour. The tour was fantastic and exposes you to a lot of authentic Spanish cuisine from the region. At easy restaurant you visit you get a choice of different drinks to try with the food. This tour is perfect for any visitor to Madrid.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
We enjoyed our tour visiting local restaurants that are well known for their specialties and or history. Our tour guide taught us a long our tour of history and important sites as we walked through the neighborhoods. Paula our tour guide was fantastic. Thank you!
• Submitted 26 Jul 2019
Absolutely loved this tour. Alfonso was excellent and everyone on the tour was there to have a great night. The food and wine was excellent and there was lots of it. The places we went to had lots of atmosphere with lots of people eating and drinking. Got lots of recommendations on the night and Alfonso was full of enthusiam, knowledge and genuine. HIghly recommended!
• Submitted 22 Jul 2019
This tour was one of the highlights of our whole trip to Spain. Our guide, Carlos, was amazing. So friendly and knowledge. He took us to great spots with a very local feel. The food and wine we're all incredibly. We had all the classic tapas and some I'd never even heard of but would gladly eat again. And we drank Spanish red vermut which was delicious. We ended the night in a great location to continue on our own for more tapas and wine. We had a great small group who all really got along and enjoyed each other's company.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2019
Our guide Carlos was an excellent communicator who not only provided a lot of historical information whilst moving between venues, but also a great knowledge of the food and wines which were all excellent. Do yourself a favor if you're ever in Madrid.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2019
We had lovely time at the Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour with Carlos. He was very passionate about his region, very knowledgeable and accommodating. The selection he made for the 4 sites of the tour was brillient, we could not have discoveref them known the history behind.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
Excellent. Knowledgeable guide with a sense of humour. Variety of tapas and drinks. Good group to be out with - enjoyable company. A leisurely walk between venues.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
Paula, was an awesome guide. Very knowledgeable about the food and wine. Also gave great history of Madrid and Spain. Restaurants and food choices were amazing. Had a great day and would recommend the tour highly.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019

In Brief

Location:
Madrid, Spain
Country:
Spain
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Free drinks included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Vegetarian meal option available