04 Aug 20

Madrid: Lively Tapas and Dancing

Rosalind Dempsey Camino

Get a taste for the lively tapas culture and raucous nightlife in Madrid, Spain’s capital of commerce and cuisine, during a small-group evening walking tour to the city’s many tapas bars.

As the average maximum group size is eight people, you will enjoy a unique personalised experience on this special evening walking tour. It’s the perfect way to discover local insights, while sampling traditional food and drink in great company, ultimately, adding more colour and flavour to your Spanish sojourn!

Over the course of the evening, you’ll get a chance to taste a variety of delicious regional foodstuffs from across the country, learning about the city’s unique culture and rituals as you go.

Beginning in Madrid’s Puerto del Sol area, your guide will help explain the traditions of Madrid’s famous eating and drinking culture, help translate when ordering and provide suggestions of the best local specialties. During your tour, you’ll stop by four different bars to sample a variety of food and drink. RAW Travel includes one drink and a tapas at your first stop, after which you can choose how much or how little you’d like to purchase to consume at the subsequent stops. A satisfying night out typically costs around 30 to 35 euros per person.

Along the way you’re likely to taste local specialities like chorizo in cider, Galician octopus, Asturian cider or Andalucian sherry, among other favourites.

After this the night is yours! With the largest density of bars and restaurants per square meter in Europe, Madrid is famed for its vibrant nightlife. Even at 4 o’clock in the morning the streets are teeming with revellers, some only part way through their night out, others going to partake of the traditional “chocolate y churros” (gloopy hot chocolate and deep-fried doughnut twists) before bed. Madrid is not a place to sit back and watch the world go by, but rather somewhere you should throw yourself into the melee!

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