Old Town Madrid Gourmet Tapas and Wine Tasting Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Spain, Spain, Madrid
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Madrid
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Join a member of the Spanish Wine Tasting Association on a walking tour of his favorite bars to learn how to pair the signature tapas of the country with award-winning wines from his own cellar.
• Small groups, not touristy, more like a local friend showing you around.
• Unforgettable Spanish wines you will not find in any other tour.
• The tour is in English, in the evening and at the most beautiful and historical part of the city: The Hapsburgs.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

The evening begins in a 19th-century tavern sipping on the aperitif of the city, “vermut de grifo”, which we will pair with olives and a traditional Madrid tapa: “Soldaditos de Pavía“.

Next, I’ll whisk you off to my favorite ham bar to taste Spain’s finest food: “Jamón Ibérico de bellota“, which we will pair with Victoria 2, best Spanish white wine (Gourmets Wine Guide). The wine has intense melon aromas and flavors that compliment the ham to perfection. We will also taste other iberico cold cuts like chorizo, lomo and salchicon.

Next comes the famous Spanish omelette. A dish hard to pair due to one ingredient: onion, which is a well-known wine killer. Luckily, Manzanilla, that is, the most original Spanish wine, pairs onion to perfection. We will taste my favorite: Manzanilla Solear Pasada en Rama (International Wine Challenge 2013: Gold Medal).

It is now time to go deeper into Old Madrid through its narrow cobblestone streets and make our way to a restaurant housed inside an 18th-century mansion!

We will sit down to taste Presa Iberica, Spain’s favorite cut of Ibérico pork, which accounts for a mere five pounds of the pig’s weight, hence the price of forty dollars a pound.

Now is perfect time to begin with the reds. We will start with the best wine in Spain (Wine Spectator), Rioja Viña Ardanza. Depending on group size I will open more premium red wines from the most exciting Spanish wine regions: Rioja, Priorato, Ribera del Duero and Toro.

To round off the night we will taste two unforgettable dessert wines:
• 25-year-old PX La Cañada, chosen many times the best sweet Spanish wine (Gourmets Guide). The wine will perform a miracle by turning vanilla ice cream into rum & raisins ice cream with a caramel note and a toffee finish.
• Alvear PX de Añada, one of the very few Spanish wines to achieve the highest honor in the world of wine: Robert Parker 100 points.

What we will have this wine with is so surprising that I ‘d rather keep it secret.

Inclusions
  • Wine tasting
  • Food tasting
  • Local guide

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please do not bring children to the tour.
Departure Point

Central location in Madrid


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Ziad M

We had an amazing night with Andres. The food was great, the wines were super, and most importantly we enjoyed the company. Andres knows a lot about wine and he made us try dishes and different types of wine that we wouldn't have known about on our own and he went out of his way to accommodate our requests. This tour should be the number 1 thing on your to do list in Madrid.

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barndi

My boyfriend and I had a great time on this food tour where we got to not only eat delicious food but learn the layout and a little history of the city. I always recommend that folks do this at the beginning of their visit bc it’s an ideal way to get your bearings.

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Jaime T

Wonderful tapas! I wish I could remember the name of the restaurant we went to at the end of the night where we had the pork steak. It was so delicious. Also, I loved the place where we went for the Spanish Tortilla. It was divine!

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Jenn C

We booked this tour during a LONG layover before heading to France! It allowed us to conveniently leave the airport by taxi, meet a group for a walking tour of Madrid, with literally a NICE taste of local Spanish tapas and drinks! We were buzzed and full by the time we got back to the airport, made our flight, and couldn't imagine a better way to have spent our day!!!

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Ian C

A MUST. Fantastic value for money. Andreas was a fantastic host. The selected alcoholic beverages were amazing. You don't walk very far. You just sit, eat and drink with friends you have just met. I have been on similar tours in other cities and cannot believe the quality/quantity of food supplied on the tour. Thank you Andreas, you made Madrid for us.

User's Picture Gallery

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The seared pork was so good that we came back the following evening!

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The seared pork shoulder cooked rare on a sizzling platter. Great!

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Casa Paco for great wine and tortilla.

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Tortilla at Casa Paco.

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Great drinks

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