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Madrid: Live Flamenco Show with Food and Drinks Options

1. Madrid: Live Flamenco Show with Food and Drinks Options

Experience the passion of flamenco dance and music at the historical Torres Bermejas tablao in the heart of Madrid. Opened in 1960, it is the most important flamenco show in the world, unique for its stunning room that reproduces the interiors of the Bermejas towers of Granada's beautiful Alhambra. Marvel at the walls of Arabic motifs, ornate tiles and wood-carved ceilings as the flamenco performers captivate you with their unforgettable artistic interpretations. Watch the stunning choreographies of the Cuadro Flamenco, composed of the best singers, guitarists, clappers and dancers of the flamenco tradition. Be part of this amazing folkloric culture at a flamenco night complete with dining options inspired by traditional Spanish cuisine.

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Madrid Flamenco Show at Café Ziryab

2. Madrid Flamenco Show at Café Ziryab

The flamenco shows at Café Ziryab showcase different artists every week or so, offering a great variety of styles in dancing, guitar playing, and singing. Enjoy an 80-minute performance with your pre-booked admission ticket. On Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 PM, established soloists and promising young talent are on stage for a late show. Shows attract those who are already part of the flamenco community, as well as a general audience of visitors interested in this rich art form, declared an Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The charming Café Ziryab creates an intimate and familiar atmosphere, where you can enjoy good wine, a cool beer or a drink and a delicious tapa. On Sunday afternoons, refreshments include tea or coffee along with cake. Flamenco shows at 9:30 PM include a drink with the price of admission. There is a different admission rate for the late shows (11:00 PM) on Friday and Saturday. The tour operators speak English, French, and German.

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From Madrid: Ávila with Walls & Segovia Full-Day Tour

3. From Madrid: Ávila with Walls & Segovia Full-Day Tour

Meet with your group in central Madrid 15 minutes in advance of the tour. Travel towards the city of Ávila on an air-conditioned bus. Upon arrival, embark on a guided walking tour of the Old Town to discover the impressive history of the city. See Romanesque style churches, Gothic palaces, and a fortified cathedral dating back to the the Middle Ages. Visit the well-preserved walls of Ávila hear of the events that they have witnessed throughout the centuries. Marvel at the fortification and towers, which have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After the tour, enjoy some free time to explore the other areas of the town. Meet your guide again at the designated time to continue the tour to Segovia. If you decided to include the option, enjoy a wonderful gastronomic menu for lunch. Alternatively, enjoy some free time in the city to see other sites, such as the Roman Aqueduct of Segovia. Meet your guide again in front of the Cathedral for a guided tour of the city. Walk through the old Jewish quarter of the city, following your guide towards the Alcazar of Segovia. Enjoy a guided visit of the site and marvel at its spectacular architecture which served as inspiration for a famous Disney film.

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Wine and Tapas in Madrid: 2.5 Hour Tour

4. Wine and Tapas in Madrid: 2.5 Hour Tour

This tapas tour in the historical part of Madrid will give you a new perspective of the city from an old point of view. There are two sides to Madrid - the one you see as a tourist and the one you need a local person to show you. We’d like to invite you to enjoy the experience of tapas as locals do. You will discover hidden spots in the very heart of Madrid, each of which has something special to offer, be it a typical dish, a specific type of wine or its atmosphere. Go to a bar, enjoy your wine and your free tapas, order something extra to eat if it catches your fancy and, once you’ve finished, move on to the next venue. It´s as simple as that!  This is a truly unforgettable experience of wines and tapas. Get ready to taste a fantastic parade of dishes and wines from various regions of Spain. By the end of the evening you will have discovered the history of the origin of the dishes. Some are rooted several hundred years ago, as old as the streets you will stroll along. Example itinerary: First of all you will meet up with the rest of the tour group at the meeting point in the Santa Ana Square. It is important to be on time. Walk to the first stop while the guide tells anecdotes about Madrid. The first stop will be at a place that is traditional in its concept and has been running for more than 80 years. The bar is tucked away at the back of a shop. If you like what you eat or drink in the bar, you can purchase it from the shop. This place is a temple to Iberian ham and you can try dozens of types of cheese. You will choose the drink and can taste 3 or 4 dishes. After leaving the first tavern, you will walk on to the second stop while the guide comments about Madrid. In an old-style Castilian tavern, surrounded by painted tiles and huge blackboards showing the names of dozen of wines sold by the glass and the daily tapas available, you will get acquainted with the history of tapas. The guide will advise on the wines and will order more dishes for you. Another tavern found their recipe for success a hundred years ago serving garlic shrimp cooked on the spot and served with vermouth or wine. They haven’t changed it a bit in the time since. Once again the guide will advise you the on wine and ask for the food for you. On to the next venue, the warmth of the wine and the food will make the walk to the last tavern pleasant. You will finish in a typical “Madrid tavern”. Hidden and cozy, where full-bodied wine is served along with warm dishes and roguish conversation. You will try some more dishes and some desserts to finish with a sweet taste. After leaving the last bar the tour has finished. The food and drink will have filled you and you will have completed the whole Madrid tapas experience. The guide will be able to indicate where to go next if you want to continue your evening. This itinerary is an example, the taverns and bars may change depending on the dates but all have the highest quality standards and are places that Madrid locals go to. Someone said that to be a madrileño you just need to spend the night in Madrid and enjoy the streets more than your home. This tour offers you the freedom of the city, its drinks and its dishes.

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Madrid: The Original Tapas Crawl

5. Madrid: The Original Tapas Crawl

Take part in an exciting outing with your knowledgeable local guide who will show you the best tapas Madrid has to offer. This 3-hour tapas crawl will allow you to visit 5 locations, including a market cuisine restaurant, a well-kwown ice-cold beer bar for locals, a new slow food tavern, and a one-century old bodega in a high quality and non-touristy tapas area. Feel like a local as you dine amongst true Madrileños. Learn from a local guide who will share with you their years of knowledge and insights into the area. Your guide is also well acquainted with many of the families that own the businesses, giving you special insight into what makes their version of tapas so special. There is a lot of food on this tour, up to 12-15 tapas servings, so make sure you come hungry!

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Toledo: Full-Day Guided Bus Tour from Madrid

6. Toledo: Full-Day Guided Bus Tour from Madrid

Check-in at the office in central Madrid 15 minutes in advance of your tour. Leave the city towards Toledo aboard an air-conditioned coach. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the way to the city. Follow your local guide on a walking tour of the Historic City of Toledo, World Heritage City since 1986. Once Spain’s capital, it is a perfect mix of Arab, Jewish and Christian cultures. Learn about its fantastic heritage and see how the coexistence of cultures through the centuries influenced its current architectural style. Walk amid the courtyard cloisters and royal coats of arms at the San Juan de los Reyes Monastery. Admire the building sponsored by Queen Elizabeth from Castilla to become a royal mausoleum, the most important construction built by the Catholic Monarchs. Right after the visit, walk to the Synagogue of Sta. Maria la Blanca. Originally built as a synagogue, it was expropriated and became a Church only 211 years after it opened its doors. Today, it is a fantastic museum of the Mudejar (Arabic) style that you will visit. Admire the world-famous painting by el Greco – The Burial of the Count of Orgaz – at the Church of St. Tomé.  If you decide to include the option, relish on a wonderful tapas menu for lunch at around 1 PM. Those of you who did not add the option to your bookings will have 1 hour of free time for lunch. After that, meet your guide again for a visit to the Cathedral of Toledo. Considered one of the most important Gothic Cathedrals in Spain. Admire the stained glass windows decorating the naves and discover the history of this great monument. See more than ten paintings by el Greco and wander around the location listening to your guide. Heading back to Madrid, stop for an artisan demonstration of the famous damascened technique.

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Madrid: Flamenco Show at Corral de la Moreria

7. Madrid: Flamenco Show at Corral de la Moreria

Enjoy a flamenco show performed by 9 artists at the Corral de la Morería, the cathedral of flamenco in Spain. Sip on a drink during the show, or treat yourself to a gourmet 3-course dinner with drinks. The venue was opened in 1956 by Manuel del Rey and is the most well-known tablao flamenco in the world. Throughout its history, the Corral de la Morería has witnessed performances by some of the finest professionals of this discipline. The venue is located in Madrid’s historic center, next to the Royal Palace. Its decor recreates a setting reminiscent of the original tablao flamenco that will take you back in time. It is popular with many famous personalities, so don't be surprised if you’re seated next to a celebrity, a politician, or a royal.

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From Madrid: Ribera del Duero Tour of 3 Different Wineries

8. From Madrid: Ribera del Duero Tour of 3 Different Wineries

Journey to the Ribera del Duero wine lands and stop at 3 wineries in the heart of the Duero Valley. Sample the acclaimed wines of the region and learn about old and new wine-making techniques. Hear how grapes are grown in extreme weather and listen to stories about the families that turned the area into one of the world's most popular red wine producers. Journey back to the Middle Ages and encounter medieval villages and historic castles.  After visiting the first two wineries, there will be free time from around 1:00 PM-2:00 PM to have lunch (at own expense). You can lunch with a guide in a traditional restaurant with several options of Castilian regional food, ranging from tapas, a light lunch, or a full 3-course lunch (approximate budget = tapas €12-15, Full 3-course €30).

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Madrid: Old Madrid Walking Food and Wine Tour

9. Madrid: Old Madrid Walking Food and Wine Tour

Your culinary stroll will begin at 7:00 PM at the Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree (Puerta del Sol). From here, you will begin your tour with a local expert in history and gastronomy to some the most popular tapas bars of Madrid. You will experience the same venues that the locals go to, seeking traditional tapas such as iberian ham, manchego cheese, garlic shrimp, fried cod (a typical tapa from Madrid) padron peppers, bravas, Spanish Omelette, and more tapas according to the tapas bars that you will visit on the day. You will also get to try a delicious dessert of chocolate with churros (in the winter), or ice cream (in the summer). You will also pass by iconic Madrid landmarks such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa (the old city council), San Miguel Market, the Austrian's Neighborhood and the San Gines Church. During your tour, you will learn more about the history of Madrid as well as about the tapas tradition, being able to ask as many questions as you like during your tour.

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Madrid: Half-Day Winery Tour with Tasting

10. Madrid: Half-Day Winery Tour with Tasting

Start an exciting journey through the region surrounding Madrid, where you will discover one of its most traditional wineries. Accompanied by the professional guide, you will visit all the facilities of the winery and learn about the traditional winemaking process. At the end of the half-day tour, you will also enjoy a typical wine tasting. Continue the conversation about winemaking and ask the winemakers any questions you may have.  After finishing your excursion, you will return to Madrid with a greater understanding and interest in the world of wines.

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What people are saying about Madrid

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 870 reviews

Our guide, Jorge, was excellent. He never rushed his guests or left anyone behind. Please wear comfortable shoes! You will walk a lot and the cobblestone streets are not forgiving. Jorge’s knowledge and humor during the tour made it a great experience. It is a walking tour through the World Heritage Site that is Toledo. Over 1,500 years of history as it changed hands from one conquering group to another with each one leaving its impression on the city. Absolutely fascinating and a completely enjoyable day!

The experience was amazing. the intensity of the performances was something that you won't see anywhere else. a highly recommended thing to do when in Madrid

Carmen made the tour very personable and gave us great tips. The food choices were a good introduction to Spanish cuisine.

The activity started on time. I loved the place, the show was spectacular. I recommend it.

Excellent place, experience and show, as well as the attention of the staff