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Madrid: Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

1. Madrid: Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

Discover masterpieces of art on a skip-the-line guided tour of the Prado Museum and explore the galleries of Spain's national art museum, located in the museum district of central Madrid. Widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 12th to the early 20th century, the Prado Museum also boasts the single best collection of Spanish art in the world. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculptures in 1819, it was enlarged by the addition of short pavilions at the rear of the magnificent building between 1900 and 1960. See masterpieces by Francisco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch and Peter Paul Rubens, along with acclaimed paintings by El Greco, Titian and Diego Velázquez. Journey through the story of Spanish and European art through the centuries and get expert explanations along the way. If you select the tapas tasting option, following the tour of Prado Museum, you will then walk through the city to one of the most important bars in Madrid where you will have the opportunity to taste several tapas of Spanish food. Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history. Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience the food culture of Madrid like a local. Here your tour will finish, leaving you with the opportunity to walk through the center of Madrid.

Madrid: Wine and Tapas Walking Tour

2. Madrid: Wine and Tapas Walking Tour

Go beyond the usual tourist's perspective of Madrid's main sights on a guided tapas tour. Taste tapas like the locals do and discover hidden spots in the very heart of Madrid. Enjoy at least 12 tapas at four different places, as well as a glass of wine at each location. Find something special at each venue, be it a typical dish, a specific type of wine, or the atmosphere. Go to a bar, enjoy your wine and free tapas, order something extra to eat if it catches your fancy, and, once you’ve finished, move on to the next venue. It's as simple as that. Get ready to taste your way around Spain with a range of dishes and wines from various regions of the country. Learn about the origins of the dishes, and hear anecdotes about Madrid from your guide.

Madrid: The Original Tapas Crawl

3. Madrid: The Original Tapas Crawl

Take part in an exciting outing with your knowledgeable local guide who will show you the best tapas Madrid has to offer. This tapas crawl will allow you to visit 4 locations, including a market cuisine restaurant, a well-known ice-cold beer bar for locals, a new slow food tavern, and a one-century old bodega in a high-quality and non-touristy tapas area. Feel like a local as you dine amongst true Madrileños. Learn from a local guide who will share with you their years of knowledge and insights into the area. Your guide is also well acquainted with many of the families that own the businesses, giving you special insight into what makes their version of tapas so special. There is a lot of food on this tour, up to 12-15 tapas servings, so make sure you come hungry!

Madrid: 10 Tapas 2.5-Hour Cooking Class

4. Madrid: 10 Tapas 2.5-Hour Cooking Class

Learn how to prepare typical tapas with the help of a professional chef. Immerse yourself in the culinary traditions of Spain and prepare 10 small dishes that explain each region of the country. Get tutorials on traditional techniques and local ingredients and benefit from personalized attention during the 2.5-hour class. Make authentic dishes such as gilda (pepper and anchovy skewers) from the Basque Country and pan tumaca (bruschetta) from Catalonia. Sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor with a glass of Spanish sangría. Get a gift of the recipes you created and an apron as a keepsake.

From Madrid: Toledo Tour with Wine Tasting and 7 Monuments

5. From Madrid: Toledo Tour with Wine Tasting and 7 Monuments

Discover the city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a day trip from Madrid and learn about the history of this multi-confessional city. Stroll through the medieval streets to find a diverse mix of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim monuments. Meet your guide at Julio Camba Street and start the bus tour to Toledo. Arrive at your destination, one of the most beautiful sites in Toledo, to enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. Embark on a guided tour of the city to learn about its history and most important sites. Then, if you choose, opt to visit monuments, and experience the most emblematic places, such as the church of Santo Tome and the synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca. With this option, you will have access to 7 monuments (3 of them with a guided tour inside, and the remaining 4 you will visit on your own). You will also enjoy a wine tasting in a wine cellar of the city. Learn about the history and tradition of winemaking in Castilla La Mancha while sipping wine and tasting tapas. Enjoy a few hours of free time to visit the monuments you like the most, or stroll through the Jewish quarter and learn about the peaceful coexistence of the three faiths. At the end of the tour, the guide will indicate the time to return to Madrid in a comfortable bus that will leave you in the same place where you started the tour.

Madrid: Local Tapas and Wine Tour with Drinks & Views

6. Madrid: Local Tapas and Wine Tour with Drinks & Views

Enjoy the true art of Tapeo in this experience in which you will discover Spanish gastronomy from bar to bar visiting different neighborhoods. The tour will start at the San Miguel square and head to La Latina, Cava Baja street, where most of the famous sites for Tapeo exist. There, taste traditional Spanish croquettes, particularly ham or even shellfish, of course, a good wine to pair. The route will continue through different bars in the center of Madrid, where you taste typical mushroom tapas or Padrón peppers. Answer the important questions, why are some hot and others not? accompanied by a beer or cider. Near the last stop, the tour arrives in the San Miguel Market, to taste the famous pintxos of Bilbao accompanied by a Txakoli glass. Afterward, walk through the Plaza Mayor and Barrio de las Letras, where famous poets and artists spent the best years of their lives. The last tasting stop is a traditional meat cheek with mashed potatoes, paired with a good wine, preferably red. Can you think of a better ending than going up to a terrace with excellent views of Madrid to enjoy a drink? Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a small group premium tour.

Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

7. Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

Embark on a route through El Retiro's most famous sites such as the Crystal Palace and the Philip IV Gate, as well as some places that are not listed in guidebooks. Pick up insight from your knowledgeable guide along the way. El Retiro has more than 19,000 trees of 167 different species, a lake, and a variety of different sculptures, important buildings, and gardens that make the park one of the most famous in the world and one of the main attractions in Madrid. Then, enjoy a tapas tasting in one of the most important restaurants in Madrid. You will have the opportunity to taste several tapas typical of Spanish cuisine. Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history. Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience Madrid's unique food culture like a local.

Madrid: Flamenco Workshop and Show with Dinner and Drinks

8. Madrid: Flamenco Workshop and Show with Dinner and Drinks

Experience an authentic flamenco evening in Madrid, watching a splendid show and taking part in a flamenco workshop. Learn about the history of this long-standing art form, before tucking into a delicious local meal and sipping on refreshing drinks. Start your experience with an introduction to the iconic art of flamenco. Through a fun workshop, learn about the history of the dance, some of its curiosities, and try out a few dance steps. Then, tuck into a local meal. Enjoy the choice of soup of the day or "El Cortijo" salad for your starter, followed by a choice of "raciones" — traditional food made for sharing — from the menu. Finally, sit back and enjoy the show. Let your senses be hypnotised as some of Madrid’s finest flamenco artists will delight you with a show full of sentiment, passion, and energy.

Madrid: Old Madrid Walking Food and Wine Tour

9. Madrid: Old Madrid Walking Food and Wine Tour

Your culinary stroll will begin at 7:00 PM at the Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree (Puerta del Sol). From here, you will begin your tour with a local expert in history and gastronomy to some the most popular tapas bars of Madrid. You will experience the same venues that the locals go to, seeking traditional tapas such as iberian ham, manchego cheese, garlic shrimp, fried cod (a typical tapa from Madrid) padron peppers, bravas, Spanish Omelette, and more tapas according to the tapas bars that you will visit on the day. You will also get to try a delicious dessert of chocolate with churros (in the winter), or ice cream (in the summer). You will also pass by iconic Madrid landmarks such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa (the old city council), San Miguel Market, the Austrian's Neighborhood and the San Gines Church. During your tour, you will learn more about the history of Madrid as well as about the tapas tradition, being able to ask as many questions as you like during your tour.

Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

10. Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

Benefit from the deep knowledge of a local guide in Madrid's tapas scene with a walking tour and tasting experience. In a small group of no more than 10 people, find some secret spots with great tapas traditions in the old city. See, smell, and taste the astonishing San Miguel Market with its narrow and old-stone city streets and discover the very Spanish tradition of "going for tapas".   For more than three hundred years, Spaniards from all localities continue to enjoy this custom. It is claimed that King Alfonso X ordered that in the small restaurants of Castile, no wine be served if not accompanied by food. Another version of history claims the origin of tapas lies in the bars and taverns that began to cover glasses with pieces of bread or slices of ham to prevent flies from entering the drink.

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What people are saying about Madrid

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 712 reviews

Carmen was terrific. So knowledgeable about the best local foods and drink. She has great enthusiasm for her work and enjoys her clients. She will also teach you about the history of Madrid and show you good places to eat during your trip.

This was a great experience. Tried lots of great food and great drinks. Our guide, Alfonso, was very knowledgeable about the food, drinks, and Madrid/Spain. Had a great time interacting with others on the tour, too.

This was an amazing food tour. I went with my 18 year old son and we had the best time. Met great people and our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend!

Met some great people on our tour. The food snd wine was abundant and delicious- you should book it!

Our guide was where and when he was supposed to be.