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Lunch Tour starts at 01:30 PM - Only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Afternoon Tour starts at 4:00 PM - Only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. *Please be at the meeting point at least 15.. read more
Departure Details :
Plaza de Isabel II, Pl. de Isabel II, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Return Details :
Mercado Jamón Ibérico, C. Mayor, 80, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
Learn about Spanish wine and discover traditional Iberian ham houses in Madrid. During this 2.5 hour tour, taste several cuts of Iberian meats like chorizo, salchichon, lomo, and ham paired with manchego cheese and other classic tapas. As you do so, learn about the fascinating history and culture of wine, the differences between each type of ham you can find in the market and master how to shop for them like a local.
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Get inside tips from a local
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Madrid Tapas Trip, Madrid
Pass By: Plaza de Isabel II, Madrid
Meeting point - A historic Square at Madrid Old Quarter.
Gastronomy-specialized local guide
Iberian ham, cured meats, Tapas and cheese tasting
Glass of wine, beer or soft drinks in each bar/Jamoneras
English-speaking tour guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Other food and drinks not mentioned above
Transportation to the meeting point
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please provide details of any special requirements (dietary, allergies or otherwise) at the time of booking
This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Vegetarian option not available
Please wear comfortable shoes
Minimum age is 18 years
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Most travelers can participate
Not suitable for vegetarians
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Traveler ReviewsSee all reviews
This was an absolutely amazing experience that I could not recommend highly enough! It was an intimate setting, as there were only 5 of us on the tour (by design). We were guided by Brian, whose knowledge on the subjects of Iberico ham, wines, and traditional Spanish cooking were vast. I used the phrase, "He's probably forgotten more about these topics, than I'll EVER know!" LOL He was engaging and entertaining, and he took us to places that the local people go. Outside of some of the more touristy areas. I appreciate that SO much! The tour started in a small local restaurant and bar. We were served what Brian described as a traditional "Sunday dinner". It was what I would best describe as a deconstructed stew. It consisted of boiled beef cuts, chorizo, chickpeas, cabbage, carrots and a rich, hearty broth served in a demitasse cup. All of the elements are boiled together to create the broth, but individually removed and served. It's unlike "stew" as I prepare it, where all the ingredients are cooked and served together. The broth contains all the flavors of each element, but they're served individually. Along with the stew, there was a slice of Spanish tortilla, which was amazing, a croquette, and of course, wine! We tried two different wines, one was a Madrid wine, and the other a Spanish red. Forgive my lack of detail on the wine. We had a few glasses. LOL However, both were excellent. The nose, body, taste and finish of each were superb! After our meal, we walked to Jamonaria Julian Beccarra for the next leg of our gastronomic adventure. This was the part I was really looking forward to. I was in Spain 6 months ago and had the opportunity to try genuine Iberico ham. This, of course, ruined me forever regarding all other ham. LOL it IS expensive, but when you taste the highest purity level of this ham, you'll know immediately where your money went. We each had a plate with 3 different grades of Iberico ham, 2 types of Manchego cheese, and several different cold cuts. Brian walked us through the history and grading of each Iberico ham, and had us try each grade individually. Using a delightful Cava as a palate cleanse between each tasting. I won't go into any of the history or grading, I'll leave that to Brian, the expert. Take the tour you won't regret it. I promise! It was a simply brilliant evening. Made even more memorable by our co-conspirators, Diane, Cindy and Laura. Shout out to you crazy kids! Love to you all! A special thanks to Brian for providing us with the opportunity to learn more about the history of this incredible product. This ham is so ingrained in the tradition of Spain, the two cannot be separated. Nor should they ever be. Any inconsistencies in this review are mine alone, and alcohol may have been a factor. LOL Take the tour and judge for yourself! ❤
Excellent experience I’d happily recommend to anyone visiting Madrid / Spain. We got a great look at what makes certain jamon’s different and how to tell them apart in markets. It was fascinating to learn also about the wines and various regions of Spain. Overall we really enjoyed the experience and our visit wouldn’t be the same without it.
This was an excellent tour. Pedro was very friendly, had lots of great information, and you could tell he enjoyed the subject! I had lots of questions and he was happy to get into the fine details. The staff and atmosphere at the two stops we made were wonderful as well, and the multiple ham products, the tapas, and the wine we tasted were outstanding. Thanks Pedro!
My partner and I loved this intimate ham tour! We got to learn a lot about the history of ham in Spain and loved the guided tastings of traditional Spanish cuisine.
We loved our tour with Brian! He did such a great job of explaining the differences in jamon and what makes it so special. All the food and wine were delicious! We had such a wonderful time and highly recommend the experience!
What a fantastic experience! Delicious food, amazing knowledge of the hams, and great personality for the tour. Couldn’t ask for a better experience!
Pedro was a great guide to a fun tour! The small group kept the tour intimate and open for questions. We even made friends on the tour and spent the rest of the afternoon together. Pedro gave us a bit of history knowledge when we asked as well🙂 You will learn the grading system of Iberian ham and it will help when you order it in the future. Do this tour early in your trip to Madrid so you don't get scammed by expensive ham sellers! Pouring wine into each other's mouths was definitely the highlight!
Highly recommend this tour! Our guides were very knowledgeable and engaging - I would recommend this tour for anyone vacationing in Madrid.
Great experience, we had a small group and our guide Pedro was very knowledgeable! Got a lot of information and loved to food and wine!
Pedro was a wonderful engaging informative guide. The places he chose were all wonderful and I so appreciated how he made adjustments for my granddaughter who has Celiac Disease and can't eat gluten. It was a fun day and I learned so much about Spain, Madrid and its food customs. I certainly recommend this tour. My wife and daughter took it as well a few days later and enjoyed it also.