Discover Historic Madrid’s Tapas on an Insider’s Walking Tour
One of the most scenic and delightful parts of Madrid is the Old Madrid neighborhood, a small and mainly undiscovered area that provides an assortment of authentic Spanish bars, taverns, and restaurants. Whether you are staying at a hotel nearby or you simply wish to explore the gastronomic delights of this neighborhood, you’ll enjoy a walking Tapas Tour of Old Madrid.
Perhaps the only thing you will recognize on your tapas tour of Old Madrid is Botin, renowned as the oldest restaurant in the world. Yet this is just one of the many outstanding restaurants and bars in the area serving traditional Spanish cuisine, including tapas and the best wines Madrid has to offer.
The walking Tapas Tour of Madrid features English speaking guides that are members of the Spanish Wine Tasting Association. Introducing you to some of Madrid’s most amazing traditional eating and drinking establishments is their pleasure and specialty, and you will learn a great deal about Spanish food and wine as you sample both on your tour.
The walking tour includes stops at four establishments where you will sample tapas and drinks. The first stop is at an historic family owned and operated Asturian bar. Blue cheese, chorizo and cider are some of the specialties featured here. On your second eating stop, you’ll enjoy pale Sherry and Jamon Iberico at an authentic “fino” or Sherry bar. You’ll stop at a traditional Spanish bar next, and your tour will end at a very popular and distinguished restaurant.
Although the schedule may vary somewhat, your tour is guaranteed to include stops at four establishments. You will enjoy more than enough food for a complete evening’s meal on your tour, plus first drinks at each bar or restaurant visited are included in your tour fee. The tour lasts an average of 3 hours, and your will find the prices are more than reasonable for an evening out in Madrid. You can make your walking Tapas Tour reservations online or find out more at WalksOfSpain.com.
This Insider’s walking tour is an excellent way to discover some remarkable places to re-visit during your visit to Madrid. If you would like to book accommodations in or near Old Madrid for your vacation, HotelsCombined.com features a handy “map it” feature that will allow you to pinpoint where your hotel is located. You will also enjoy impressive hotel rate savings by booking through this online travel-booking site.