Guided tour

Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

4.9 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Wonder Tours Spain
Guided tour

Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

Activity provider: Wonder Tours Spain
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From US$ 85.08 per person

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Discover the history and culture of tapas with the help of a local expert guide. Walk through the old city and the magnificent San Miguel Market to experience some of the best food spots and smells Madrid has to offer.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Taste the most delicious Spanish cuisine
  • Walk through the narrowest streets and markets of the old city
  • Share in the traditional culture of eating tapas with friends
  • Go to bars and restaurants only known by locals
  • Taste wines and beers from all around the country
  • Leave Madrid with an experience you'll never forget
Full description
Benefit from the deep knowledge of a local guide in Madrid's tapas scene with a walking tour and tasting experience. In a small group of no more than 10 people, find some secret spots with great tapas traditions in the old city. See, smell, and taste the astonishing San Miguel Market with its narrow and old-stone city streets and discover the very Spanish tradition of "going for tapas".   For more than three hundred years, Spaniards from all localities continue to enjoy this custom. It is claimed that King Alfonso X ordered that in the small restaurants of Castile, no wine be served if not accompanied by food. Another version of history claims the origin of tapas lies in the bars and taverns that began to cover glasses with pieces of bread or slices of ham to prevent flies from entering the drink.
  • A minimum of 4 stops in markets and local bars and restaurants
  • 4 tastings of Tapas
  • A drink of wine, beer, or a refreshment of choice per venue
  • The story of Spanish gastronomic history and influences
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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4.9 /5

based on 16 reviews

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Our guides were fantastic. The restaurants we visited and the food we ate set the high bar for the rest of our trip. Definitely recommend!

March 19, 2023

Great experience

March 18, 2023

Very friendly and engaging guide - explained Madrid history and gastronomy and really made a memorable tour for us. Word of warning the food portions were very generous so wear accommodating pants

November 3, 2022

Product ID: 254252