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Lonely Planet Experiences: Evening Tapas Adventure Walking Tour with a Local provided by Urban Adventures

Lonely Planet Experiences: Evening Tapas Adventure Walking Tour with a Local

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Overview
Knowing the best spots in Madrid for an authentic taste of Andalusian cuisine can be difficult. Avoid the tourist traps and learn about the city’s gastronomical scene on a tour of the city center, Literary Quarter, and Lavapiés. Sample five traditional tapas and sip on Spanish wine, as you chat with your guide about the city’s cultural heritage. Receive personalized recommendations and enjoy an intimate experience on a small-group tour.
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You'll start at
Plaza de la Villa
Plaza de la Villa, Madrid, SpainPlaza de la Villa, at the statue in the middle of the square.
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    Plaza de la Villa
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Mercado San Miguel
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 3
    La Latina
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Plaza Mayor
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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  • 5
    Puerta del Sol
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
Puerta del Sol
Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain
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Highlights
  • Discover the history and culture of Madrid’s Literary Quarter and Lavapiés
  • Small-group size for personalized recommendations and intimate experience
  • Sample five traditional tapas and drinks throughout the city
  • Visit a local market for insight into traditional ingredients and recipes
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at Plaza de la Villa and set off to explore the city’s best dining spots. First, visit a local market and peruse the fresh produce, meats, and cheese while your guide explains traditional recipes, before sampling the fresh food yourself. Next, visit a tavern and enjoy a glass of wine or aperitif as you taste another example of Spanish cuisine. Then, head into the town’s Literary Quarter to learn about Madrid’s resident writers throughout history, including Miguel de Cervantes, before popping into a nearby tapas bar for another morsel. Afterward, make your way to a traditional restaurant for more helpings of Andalucian fare, along with soft drinks or wine, before exploring the historic Lavapiés neighborhood. Wander past international eateries on your way to one of Madrid’s oldest taverns for a final tasting plate. Conclude your tour on the Puerta del Sol.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Plaza de la Villa, Madrid, Spain
Duration
4h
Return Details
Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 1 drink and 1 tapas dish at each stop (5 tastings stops - including a cheese and olive tasting, a bocadillo de calamares sandwich, a croquette tasting and a Spanish dessert)
  • 6 alcoholic drinks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • We recommend that you bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and hat during the summer months.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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789elsabev wrote a review 5 Mar
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Alfonso was my guide for the Food walk. This was an unforgettable experience and I’ll highly recommend it. Alfonso will let you experience best of Spanish cuisine and wine while listening to interesting facts about Spanish history and culture. You’ll see places you’d never find
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Response from CeciliaCy, Gerente at Lonely Planet Experiences: Evening Tapas Adventure Walking Tour with a Local
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for this amazing feedback! We are really happy to read the great experience you had with Alfonso! We hope to see you again soon in Madrid! Regards from the entire team of Urban Adventures in the city!
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Ambassador769471 wrote a review Feb 2020
Meridian, Idaho8 contributions
This was a wonderful experience and tour to learn about the beautiful city of Madrid. Who knew that this city has so much to offer. The day before this tour my husband and I walked around the city on our own. We got a small taste of what the city was about but this Walking
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Response from CeciliaCy, Gerente at Lonely Planet Experiences: Evening Tapas Adventure Walking Tour with a Local
Responded 22 Feb 2020
What a fabulous review! It is amazing to read how much you loved the experience and how much your learned about the city because of it! Thank you for mentioning Carolina's excellent service and her amazing knowledge. She is a great professional and a fun person to have as your guide! Also, we are so happy to see how much you interacted with the people on the tour. This is what we want everyone to experience! We hope to see you again soon in another experience with Urban Adventures after such a positive time with the Madrid team!
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Chantal M wrote a review Feb 2020
O'Halloran Hill, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
Brilliant introduction to Madrid, the tour is not the cheapest out there but you need to factor in the quality and quantity of the food and wine included, I didn’t eat the rest of the day. I am traveling solo so not always easy /comfortable to try local foods /restaurants, this
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Response from CeciliaCy, Gerente at Lonely Planet Experiences: Evening Tapas Adventure Walking Tour with a Local
Responded 22 Feb 2020
Thank you for this wonderful feedback! We are extremely happy to read how much you loved the experience! Carolina and the rest of the team work really hard to provide a high customer service and exclusive experiences to everyone joining our itineraries! We are glad to see that your time in Madrid was so great! Kind Regards from the entire team of Urban Adventures in the city!
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Claire F wrote a review Feb 2020
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Would fully recommend this. Best way to get to see and learn about Madrid while eating and drinking amazing food and wine. Andrea was an incredible tour guide. Will exceed all expectations!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from CeciliaCy, Gerente at Lonely Planet Experiences: Evening Tapas Adventure Walking Tour with a Local
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Thank you! ¡Muchas gracias! What a wonderful review! It is so great to see how much you loved the experience! Andrea is a great guide, fun person and a walking encyclopedia! We are so lucky to called her our colleague! We hope to see you again soon in another tour with Urban Adventures! Regards from Andrea and the rest of the team in Madrid!
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Tommaso S wrote a review Dec 2019
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Really enjoyed the tapas tour and every drinks was spot on!! Carolina our host is such a cheerful and a nice person that makes you feel really welcome. Her explanations about the food are so detailed, really appreciate Thanks for the night guys
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Response from CeciliaCy, Gerente at Lonely Planet Experiences: Evening Tapas Adventure Walking Tour with a Local
Responded 23 Dec 2019
Thank you for such a wonderful feedback! We are so happy you had such a great experience on the tour with Carolina! We hope to see you again soon in another tour with Urban Adventures!
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