Rome and Madrid – gastronomic tours!
If you are planning a trip to Rome or Madrid this winter, why not book a gastronomic tour to get a real taste of these vibrant capital cities?
If you want to sample the local cuisine during a trip to Rome or Madrid, check out the local guided food tours, which can be booked in advance.
Two of the best local tours include:
A Taste of Rome
Italian cuisine is believed by many to be the best in the world, and during the ´Taste of Rome´ Food Tour you will find out why.
Local food experts will advise you what to eat and where while staying in the Eternal City, and you will get the chance to make your own pizza in one of Rome´s traditional pizzerias.
The tour starts at a typical bustling Roman food market where you will learn about the best local produce to buy and the seasonal fruits, herbs and vegetables used in many Italian recipes.
A friendly local guide will then take you to some of the most famous restaurants in Rome, where you can sample their signature dishes, and also discover the best places to eat, away from the tourist traps.
Small groups of 12 people or fewer ensure that your foodie trip has a personal touch and the expert guides are passionate about Italian cuisine.
The Old Madrid Tapas & Walking Tour
This fabulous tour includes a walk around the most beautiful part of Madrid with a local wine connoisseur and expert restaurant guide.
All food and wine is included in the Old Madrid Tapas & Walking Tour, and you will see parts of the city where few tourists know exist.
Visit the oldest tavern in Madrid, and sample the fortified white wine infused with herbs and spices and the famous blue cheese, Cabrales, which first became popular during medieval times.
Next stop off at a bar specialising in Iberian ham and chorizo, accompanied by a bottle of award-winning Moscatel.
You will also be taken to an incredible tavern, which was dates back to 1880 and resembles a museum. Sample the authentic Spanish tortilla, and soak up the atmosphere of old town Madrid.
Last but not least is an 18th century mansion serving delicious local cuisine, including home-made spinach and cheese croquettes and a choice of Iberian pork delicacies accompanied by Spain´s most famous white wine, Albariño, and excellent red wines, including San Roman 2005.
Madrid and Rome, of course, are also home to some of the greatest historical monuments in the world, so take your time to explore the hidden gems at your own leisure.
If you are spending time in Rome or Madrid for a gastronomic or wine tour, then it is also worth booking a guided city tour, an adventure tour or a cultural and historical tour to get the most out of these stunning cities.