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Madrid Markets Walking Tour

Tour Description

A fabulous new addition to Madrid has been the explosion of Gourmet Food Markets.  In our Madrid Markets Walking Tour, we will take you on an adventure and expose you to three of the most popular ones via metro, walking and maybe taxi. We will walk and talk about the culinary traditions of Spain, point out interesting habits of the culture, discuss the odd eating hours and tricks on how to adapt and point out some of the best neighborhoods where the food is high quality, but not necessarily expensive.  We will show you the ¨must taste ¨ items displayed in these colorful markets, full of choice, tapas and desserts and even the Spanish champagne, cava along with the divine ¨ vino tinto,¨ Spanish red wine, that everyone is talking about.  

Shopping at a local Market is one of the most traditional and important elements to the Spanish Society.  From interaction with the food specialists to buying the most critical raw products for favorite dishes, the shopping experience is a fundamental to daily life.  Also important to note, is the social aspect of seeing neighbors and enjoying the atmosphere, markets in Spain provide many facets of socialization.  From a food standpoint, the local is interested in freshness and  quality at the right price and our aim is to expose you to this and teach you to shop like a Madrileño.  The tour will also help you to identify the popular trends in the Spanish culinary scene and help you to discern where to find the quality and how to ask for it. Our informative and colorful Madrid Markets Walk will inspire you and leave you wanting to come back for more.

  • Private Guide  
  • Map with marked itinerary
  • Numerous tips and recommendations on how to spend your time
    • Introduction to gourmet foods in Madrid and around Spain
    • Introduction to some of the best and stylish food markets in Madrid
    • Presentation of many traditional specialty shops holding products typical in the Spanish diet or Mediterranean diet
    • Overview of good gourmet tapa bars and restaurants

        Meeting point is typically near Gran Via as that puts you close to the markets.  We will be visiting 3 markets in Madrid and some specialty shops.  If you decide you would like to have a bite to eat along the way, that is totally possible.  This is a fun walk to do around lunch or dinner as you can taste and try.  There will be hot tapas, cold and items ¨to go.¨ 

        As this is a private tour, we are happy to have our guide customize it to a degree. This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. We prefer to know in advance if it is something specific. 

        Duration: 3h
        Start:  10:00am
        Start point: Meet outside McDonalds on Gran Via at the entrance on Calle Montera.

        *Weekend or holidays: This tour carries a surcharge of $40 on Weekends or Spanish holidays as the local guides charge more at this time. 

        Optional for this tour:
        We can combine this tour with an introduction to tapas some of the markets. 

        Other information
        We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you

        In a big city like Madrid, it can be difficult finding the ideal ¨tiendas¨ or shops for the best ingredients, from cheeses to fine canned fish to high end olive oils.  It is good to have an insider´s list. Let us guide you in this very comprehensive tour covering not only some of the new Mercados in Madrid that still remain a secret, but stylish shops where you have the option of buying on the spot or getting a business card and returning later.  

        Would you like to try a tapa or two?  We hope so.  We will leave it open and if you see something that looks delicious, we will dig in!  Be prepared for a dynamic tour as our objective is to maximize what you see.  Be prepared to walk, take the metro or even a city bus with your guide to get to the best of what Madrid has to offer.  You pay transport.  This is not a shopping tour.  This tour is meant to introduce you to the Spanish Culinary World through places where the local´s shop for their main ingredients. For all you foodies, we will talk gourmet, we will discuss local dishes, favorite places, the concept of tapa and the odd hours that the Spanish eat and tricks to help you navigate this system as a visitor.

         

         

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        Group Size:
        $345.00

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