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!
- 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
- Roast suckling pig
- Creamy homemade croquettes
- Market-fresh vegetables with Iberian ham
- Unique local olives
- Scrumptious, classic Spanish desserts
- Local vermouth on tap
- Rioja red wine
- Local beer and soft drinks also available
What to Expect on Your Tour
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.
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!
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!Meet them here!
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Step back into the Golden Age along the narrow streets where Spain's literary greats lived and worked!
Rave Reviews for This Tour
We did the Behind-the-Scenes Botin Lunch & Prado Museum Tour Our guide was so well informed and so much fun to hang out with. It was our first day in Madrid so it was good to have someone to answer not only our questions about the art in the museum but about Madrid as well. We lucked out somehow and it was just the two of us with our guide so having such a small and intimate experience made it even that much better. I would highly recommend Devour Madrid and if we would have had more time, would have booked a second tour!
If you love food and exploring cities like a local, absolutely take a tour with Devour Madrid!
We had a great time and not only ate like the locals, we shopped like them and learned a great deal about the history of Madrid while doing it.