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 was by far the highlight of our trip to Europe. The evening was full of amazing food, interesting history, and just a great time. We saw a side of Madrid we never would have found without a guide. Even one of the places on the tour where we had visited the day before turned out to have a rich, interesting history. I would highly recommend a Devour food tour to anyone who visits Spain. Come hungry and with questions!
We took this tour on our first night in Madrid and couldn't have felt more welcomed to Spain. Beyond knowledgeable, our guide Paula was very personable, fun and engaging. She took us to amazing tapas restaurants off the beaten path that we would have never been able to discover on our own. We learned so much about Spanish history along the way, without it feeling textbook.
This was the best food tour we have gone on! Our guide Margit was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Spanish culture, history and art. We had such a great time and highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to tour Spain as a local. Thanks for making our vacation memorable!
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