Get acquainted with the city’s world-class culinary scene on this 4-hour tapas walking tour in Madrid. With a local guide at your side, uncover foodie hotspots across three different neighborhoods. Brush shoulders with the locals at a lively, central market, and then stroll through Madrid’s literary quarter and the Lavapiés district to taste some of the freshest, most delicious tapas in town. Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from the guide.
Make your own way to Plaza de la Villa, a picturesque square in the heart of Madrid, to meet your local guide and begin your 4-hour walking tour of the city’s gastronomic highlights.
Follow your guide to a nearby, popular market — the perfect place to get acquainted with Madrid’s tantalizing food scene. Browse the aromatic stalls, crammed with fresh produce, mouthwatering cured meat and cheese, and receive an introduction to Spain’s culinary delights from your guide. As you peruse, sample some tasty tapas tidbits and discover the history behind tapas, the jewel in the country’s foodie crown.
After your market visit, walk together with your guide and small group to a charming, little tavern that dates back to 1867. Soak up the old-world atmosphere and enjoy an aperitif, a glass of wine or a soft drink as you sink your teeth into another tasty fresh produce.
Next, to help you digest some of the delectable morsels that you have tasted so far, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the pretty streets of Madrid’s literary district, a trendy area that was once home to writers and poets, including Cervantes, one of Spain’s premier literary figures. Step inside one of the neighborhood tapas bars and feel like a true local as you sip your drink from one hand and nibble a tapas dish from the other.
Head back out onto the bustling, evening streets, and follow your guide to your next stop — a traditional Andalusian tavern. Here, chow down on some delicious Spanish cheese and cured meat, all washed down with a refreshing aperitif or a glass of wine or soft drink.
Your final stop is in the multicultural neighborhood of Lavapiés. Wander past Spanish eateries, African restaurants, Asian shops and Indian cafes, and then slip into one of Madrid’s oldest taverns. Savor your final bites of the tour, and then bid your host and group a fond farewell. From here, choose to make your own way back to your hotel, or perhaps continue hopping about the city’s tapas bars.