Prado Museum Tour & VIP Botin Lunch

Skip the line at the Prado Museum as your expert guide brings its masterpieces to life before sitting down to a 3-course Spanish feast!

RATED FIVE OUT OF FIVE:
INCLUDES: Guided tour of the Prado Museum & two food stops - including a full lunch with wine at Botin, the world's oldest restaurant.
SMALL GROUP: Maximum 7 guests
TIMES: 9:45am
DURATION: 4 Hours

What's Included

  • Special access—skip the line and see the best of the Prado Museum in just 1.5 hours!
  • Early behind-the-scenes tour of the oldest restaurant in the world, El Sobrino de Botin
  • Experience Botin's famous cuisine & hospitality over a hearty Spanish 3-course lunch
  • Visit a century-old tavern steeped in history and serving some of Madrid's best local vermouth!
  • Discover the mystery and intrigue behind the Prado Museum's masterpieces with your expert guide
  • Explore the gorgeous Literary Quarter where many of Spain's most famous artists lived and worked

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Foodie Highlights

You'll Eat

  • Roast suckling pig
  • Creamy homemade croquettes
  • Market-fresh vegetables with Iberian ham
  • Unique local olives
  • Scrumptious, classic Spanish desserts

You'll Drink

  • Local vermouth on tap
  • Rioja red wine
  • Local beer and soft drinks also available
  • Water
* Actual tastes may change depending on season or availability.
This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • Dietary restrictions
    We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. This tour is not recommended for vegetarians and, due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not recommended for those with celiac disease. This tour includes at least 2 km of walking; therefore, we do not recommend this tour for guests with mobility issues.

    What to Expect on Your Tour

    TOUR SNAPSHOT

    Experience the best of Madrid’s culture and cuisine at its two most famous landmarks—the Prado Museum and Sobrino de Botín, the world’s oldest restaurant! Spend the morning walking through the Prado and soaking up Spain’s complicated history. Tales of intrigue, power and mysterious love affairs swirl behind each masterpiece you’ll see! After an aperitif in the famed Literary Quarter, you’re off to Botín, where you’ll enjoy a traditional 3-course Spanish meal, complete with Rioja red wine and roasted suckling pig.

    STOP-BY-STOP

    There’s no more fitting spot to meet than right in front of Francisco Goya’s statue! Before entering one of Spain’s greatest art collections, your expert guide will set the scene for the dramatic stories you’re about to hear.

    And into the Prado you go! Your 1.5-hour tour will cover 20 masterpieces that highlight Spain’s storied past. You’ll discover the characters and events that inspired these works of art, and you’ll go beyond the paint and into the minds of those behind them! From Velazquez and Goya to Bosch and Titian, your expert guide will give you a firm footing to appreciate and understand each painting.

    Next up, you’ll be whisked away for a stroll through the gorgeous Literary Quarter, well known as the stomping grounds for many of Spain’s literary greats. You’ll pop into a century-old tavern to open up your appetite and enjoy Madrid’s most traditional aperitif!

    Finally, it’s time to head to the world’s oldest restaurant—Sobrino de Botín—for a three-course Spanish feast. Your expert guide will walk you through hidden escape tunnels and other history-filled secrets before sitting down to a three-course meal. You’ll enjoy roasted suckling pig, which is made in their 300-year-old ovens, market-fresh vegetables and dessert. All of this, of course, is washed down with plenty of Rioja red wine.

    And as with all Devour Madrid  tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Madrid guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Madrid like a local!

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    About Our Expert Guides

    Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!

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    Map Your Tour

    Meeting point Prado Museum
    Places we'll visit Literary Quarter

    Step back into the Golden Age along the narrow streets where Spain's literary greats lived and worked!

    Ending point Plaza Mayor
    Great question! A Devour Madrid food tour is a fun, fascinating and (most importantly!) delicious introduction to the majestic city of Madrid. Our food tours visit some of the city’s best traditional eateries, including tapas bars, local markets, taverns and shops, and hidden gems that few even know exist! You’ll taste some of Madrid’s best local food, and gain fascinating insight into its age-old traditions. We keep our groups small and every tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows Madrid like the back of their hand, and loves it to bits.
    You’ll enjoy a 2-in-1 experience that combines a tour of the Prado Museum’s key pieces, with a meal at Madrid’s oldest restaurant, the Sobrino de Botin. The tour price includes entry into the museum along with all food and drinks (enough for a hearty lunch!). You’ll learn all about Madrid’s local cuisine and your guide will give you a rich understanding of the Prado Museum, one of the most incredible art museums in Europe. You’ll be led by a knowledgeable and fun English-speaking guide and Madrid expert. Plus, when you book you’ll receive a link to our Devouring Madrid mini-guide, packed with recommendations so you’ll eat well before and after your tour!
    The tour lasts approximately 4 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) and there is seating at the tapas bar and at Botin.
    Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive hoard following a guide with a flag or a flamenco fan! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 7 people and we only require two guests to operate a tour.
    We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for.
    This tour is a great fit for curious kids and teens who would enjoy learning about Spanish history through the masterpieces of the Prado, and who would enjoy the magic of eating a delicious roast lunch at the world's oldest restaurant. We offer child and teen pricing and guests under 18 will be served non-alcoholic drinks. If you'd like the Prado portion of the tour to be adapted more specifically for your children, please get in touch about a private tour.
    The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are).Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10-15%.
    Most importantly, your appetite! Also, keep in mind that tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometres. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
    Of course! We regularly offer private tours to families, groups of friends and corporate groups. Email us your group size, the date you'd like the tour and anything else you'd like us to keep in mind, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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