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Tapas, Taverns & History Tour

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US$ 111.20
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In Spain, culture and cuisine are inextricable. Experience Madrid’s historical and culinary highlights on a 4-hour evening walking tour, perfect for beating the capital’s scorching daytime heat. In between tapas bars, you’ll learn about the ancient history of Madrid’s Old Town and gain insights into Spanish culture. At a number of Madrid’s centennial taverns tastes include chorizo-stuffed mushrooms, sizzling garlic shrimp, Spain’s favorite summer beverage tinto de verano, Spanish vermouth served on tap, cod fritters, and a variety of other local favorites. This small-group tour is limited to ten food lovers.
  • Enjoy a relaxing evening of good food after a busy day’s sightseeing in Madrid
  • A small group size ensures a personalized experience
  • Benefit from a local guide’s insights
  • Tapas and drinks included in the price
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Madrid. Head to a nearby bar and try a local delicacy, washed down with a glass of vermouth. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of Madrid’s nightlife before making your way to your next location. Notice city landmarks and listen as your guide shares insights on Madrid’s history, before arriving at an acclaimed bar for a sampling of sangria and chorizo-stuffed mushrooms. Next, stroll past the site where Madrid, originally called Mayrit, was supposedly founded in the ninth century. Then, visit an authentic tavern for a taste of their fine wines and garlic shrimp. Wander to your final location, a local favorite, and dine on shared platters of meats and salads, followed by dessert. Toast to your evening with a final beer or wine, before bidding your guide farewell on the Puerta del Sol.
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Departure Point
Calle del Arenal, 11, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Return Details
Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain
  • Small-group tour (maximum 10 guests)
  • Food tastings (enough for a full dinner)
  • Wine tastings
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Available for vegetarians, pescatarians and gluten free with prior notice. Please advise when booking.
  • Not recommended for vegans
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tours operate even with just 1 person booked
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

Miguel was excellent: well informed, articulate and friendly and we had a great time. We learned a lot and ate too much and met great local business owners and still had time for touristy stuff that we wound up not caring as much about. We...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank James M
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Our group LOVED the Devour Tour with Claire. She was interesting, fun and did a great job of talking to everyone in our group. The places we visited were wonderful and we enjoyed walking around the neighborhoods of Madrid. Just know that there is a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank erc05
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This is a great way to spend an evening in Madrid. If possible, do it at the beginning of your stay. You'll learn how to properly spot a great tapas bar, and then you would have the chance to return another day. There is plenty...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Deb42159
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic fun tour. Learned lots about the city and the food. Clare is a wonderful guide. Devour Tours turned out to be a great decision. Thank you!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mary C
Reviewed yesterday

This was a perfect way to spend an evening in Madrid. We really recommend doing this the first or second evening in a place. Miguel was a FANTASTIC guide— friendly, funny, and really knowledgeable. We appreciated all of his Madrid insider insight and stories.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jane C
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20 August 2019|
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Response from bjspeedinSpain | Reviewed this property |
There are usually two starting times. I’ve done the one at 6:30 twice. It doesn’t finish until around 11:00 so I prefer it. I have a discount code if you would like to use it, CLAIRE. She’s an awesome guide and was my guide... More
4 July 2018|
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Response from NickAgo | Reviewed this property |
You can book for a single person to join a group tour. If you can't book it then as Soosie8 said it may be full. You can email them too. They are very responsive.
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