Tailor-made 6-hour private walking and food tour is a great way to learn about Madrid´s culture and customs from the inside. On the tour you will see and participate in the street life of the capital, will go to hidden corners and explore different neighborhoods, but most importantly will learn and taste culinary delights and specialties ... More info ›
Tailor-made 6-hour private walking and food tour is a great way to learn about Madrid´s culture and customs from the inside. On the tour you will see and participate in the street life of the capital, will go to hidden corners and explore different neighborhoods, but most importantly will learn and taste culinary delights and specialties. This tour has not pre-set menu or a list of taverns to visit, our guides go with the flow. After meeting you and learning about your tastes, interests and preferences your private local guide from Madrid will take you on a journey of Spanish immensely variable gastronomy, which cannot be separated from its history and culture. As CNN article said "From the fruits of the Mediterranean Sea to the spoils of the Pyrenees, from the saffron and cumin notes of the Moors to the insane molecular experiments of Ferran Adria, Spanish food is timeless yet avant garde". We invite you get to know it in a personal and profoundly informed way.
Starting at your accommodation, you will have a run-through Madrid´s city center for a brief introduction, which will take you back to the city´s history so as to understand the many culinary aspects and corners of Madrid.
While stopping at seven different places, you will taste and visit a variety of places from old to new, you will get to experience the know-how of traditional eateries, modern gastro-pubs, taverns specialties. From traditional farmers´ market to modern tasting-markets, from old boozers, city wineries, to local family-run bars.
You will learn to distinguish and recognize tapas, pintxos, platos, platillos and raciones, the cultural bit of knowledge which would probably pass unobserved by the average foreign visitor in Madrid. You will discover the different types of Jamon Iberico and will get to try it yourself, will be surprised to discover new tastes of products you thought were so familiar to you, like prawn shrimps and scallops, will learn how what it takes to properly make paella and what is a true Spanish summer refreshment, which obviously is not Sangria.
There are 2 things we can guarantee, you will not notice the time pass and you will not feel hungry at the end of the tour. Maybe you will repeat, as each of our tour is unique and takes into account the season, the weather, your interests and personal preferences for this particular moment, so every time there will be something new to learn and try.