Tapas, Taverns & History Tour Madrid

4 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


Madrid’s history comes to life through food and fascinating stories on this one-of-a-kind tapas crawl. In between stops at some of the city’s oldest tapas bars, you’ll embark on a journey through hundreds of years of history past legendary monuments, unassuming hidden corners, and everything in between. You’ll also gain firsthand knowledge of how to go out for tapas just like the locals do in Madrid!


  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • 4 tasting stops with 8 tapas and 5 drinks
  • History walk through Madrid’s historic centre

What to expect

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Stop At: Centro, Centro, Madrid

Your evening begins at a historic tavern in the heart of Madrid, where you’ll enjoy your first tapas of the evening along with vermouth—Spain’s favorite aperitif. Get a crash course in the art of tapeo as your guide shares some of the secrets of going out for tapas here in Madrid.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Royal Palace of Madrid, Calle de Bailen s/n, 28071 Madrid Spain

After that, you’re off to discover Madrid’s history up close on an expertly guided walking tour! From iconic sights like the Royal Palace to hidden squares only locals know about, you’ll discover how each stop along the way has played a role in the city’s story.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Madrid De Los Austrias, Puerta Del Sol, Madrid Spain

Having worked up an appetite, it’s time for more tapas at two more beloved bars in the historic center. Each of these bites is a time-honored local favorite that has won the hearts of generations of madrileños over the decades! And as you make your way from one to another, you’ll get even more insights into Madrid’s fascinating past.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Huertas, Huertas, Madrid

Finally, you’ll sit down for a dinner of shared plates at one last classic tapas bar that’s consistently packed with locals. You’ll leave with plenty of knowledge of how to enjoy tapas like a local in Madrid, and how the city’s history and food go hand in hand.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour is in English.
  • Guests with serious food allergies will need to sign an allergy waiver at the start of the tour
  • This tour is not recommended for vegans and children.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This tour is adaptable for: Vegetarians, Pescatarians, Gluten free (not celiacs), Dairy free, Non-alcoholic options & Pregnant women. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking.
  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair accessible. Those with wheelchairs should contact us so we can arrange your visit.
  • Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Devour comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Madrid government guidelines for the most up to date information
  • This tour covers breakfast and lunch
  • Our top priority is to keep our guests, guides and tour partners safe.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2023

What. A. Tour!!! George our guide was fantastic so nice and super knowledgeable. All of the food we tried was delicious as were the drinks. Highly recommend Devour Tours!!

May 2023

Thanks to George, we were able to navigate the Spanish tapas scene like locals!! We took this tour at the beginning of our trip to Spain and we learned a lot about local customs and what to look for to find the best tapas. We're so glad we did this tour because it made the rest of our trip so mu...

May 2023

The food was incredible, but the wine was otherworldly. The history part was nice because I don’t know about Spains history. But the highlight was our guide Cassie. She’s a Londoner but she’s lived in Madrid for 15 years and was very passionate and very personable. She definitely made this tour w...

May 2023

Our tour leader, Ellie, was excellent. She offered historical commentary about Madrid and Spain equal to that of a University Professor. She was funny and offered the connection between Spanish history and the food we were enjoying. Our visit included some of the oldest establishments in Madri...

May 2023

Eleanor was very knowledgeable and friendly and did a great job! We really enjoyed the whistling garlic shrimp!

Linh M
May 2023

This guide was very helpful and informative for anyone who likes food and exploring the city. Our guide Montse was amazing with her knowledge of the city and food. Highly suggest doing this as your first thing to do in Madrid.

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