Tapas, Taverns & History Tour
Madrid's top-rated tapas tour! A 2-in-1 adventure with amazing tapas plus a fascinating tour of Madrid’s historic center.
- The true Madrid tapas experience (no tourist traps here!) including a hearty dinner across four of Madrid's most authentic and unique local tapas bars
- Madrid's main sites on a historic walking tour: the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa and more
- An evening with an insider local guide who will teach you to do tapas like a local-- Madrid style!
- The chance to touch history as you visit 100-year-old family-run tapas bars and taste recipes passed down through generations
- The riveting story of how the small village of Madrid transformed (almost overnight!) into the capital of an empire
- A quick crash course on local drinking culture, as you taste sparkling cava, delicious Spanish wines, and a special drink that only the locals know about
This tour MADE our trip to Madrid. Our guide Oliver was well-educated, informed and very engaging guiding us through thousands of years of history while feeding us all the best tapas Madrid has to offer. The tour took us through several wonderful neighborhoods and past the city’s famous landmarks. I can not recommend this tour highly enough.
Highlight of our Madrid visit! Absolutely loved this evening of unique tapas tastings—fun, informative, relaxed, delicious! Guide Margit was a delightful, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and welcoming host. We especially appreciated experiencing the speciality tapas venues that we would never have known to try on our own. Wonderful wines, great company, plenty to eat and drink. Outstanding in every respect.
We hit a number of classic Madrid locations for tapas and drinks throughout the evening, all while learning about the vibrant history of Madrid. Our tour guide Yvonne was a delight – deeply knowledgeable and great company to be around. I've been living in Madrid for nearly a year now, and I should've done this right when I first arrived!
What to Expect on Your Tour
Learn to do tapas like a local as you make your way through Madrid’s city center! In between four iconic Madrid tapas bars, you’ll hear the story of how Madrid went from a small village to the capital of one of the world’s greatest empires! Between sipping Spanish wine and devouring the best of Madrid’s tapas, your expert guide will bring the city’s fascinating history to life as you wind in and out of grand plazas and mystery-filled streets.
Start your night by popping into a hidden family-run ham haven, where you’ll sip cava (Spanish sparkling wine) and taste the very best jamón ibérico de bellota and cured meats from across Spain.
Next up is Madrid’s royal palace, where you’ll get a mini-lesson on how Madrid was founded. As you wander through the oldest part of Madrid—the Habsburg neighborhood—you’ll discover its hidden squares and secrets.
The next tapas bar is known for one thing—fantastic grilled mushrooms! While here, you’ll learn what most locals drink (it’s NOT sangria!) as you enjoy its famous mushrooms and Padrón peppers.
As you make your way to the third tapas bar of the night, you’ll pass through two of Madrid’s key squares as your guide brings more of Madrid’s storied past to life.
At the third tapas bar, a famous historic wine bar full of atmosphere, you’ll taste delicious home-cooked tapas and enjoy them with delicious local wine.
To end the night with a bang, you’ll head to an incredible, unique tapas bar (which holds an amazing secret) to enjoy modern tapas (including the country’s finest cut of grilled pork) and sip wines, before rounding the evening off with a decadent dessert.
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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Explore Madrid's most famous historic squares and hidden alleys in the capital's majestic center