Private tour in the center of Madrid, tapas tasting and La Pocha card game lesson
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Madrid Card Game and history Tour

Madrid Pocha Card Game and historical walking tour

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Enrique's TEAM | about the guide

Dive into Madrid's deep culture as you stroll around the city center and its main highlights such Teatro Real, Plaza de la Villa and Plaza Mayor. Led by your local guide, you will learn about the legends and stories which have shaped the Spanish Capital. Then, passing through some of the oldest neighborhoods, you will discover the real culture of Madrilenos while stopping in different tabernas. There, you will play the local card game, La Pocha, and savour some croquettas, tortillas, fried calamaries and other tasty tapas, accompagnied by wine.

(2 reviews)
  • Madrid
    Spain
  • 1 day
    DURATION
  • 6
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Madrid gastronomy, Madrid tapas, Madrid sightseeing, Madrid Card game, Plaza Mayor, Madrid walking tour, La Pocha Madrid, Madrid tabernas
transport :
On foot
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
Tour not appropriate for children
LANGUAGES:
Espagnol/Spanish (native), Portuguais/Portuguese (Bilingual), Anglais/English (Bilingual)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
6

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Pocha card game activity - Snacks and drinks during the tour - Surprise at the end of the tour - Madrid hotel pickup and drop-off

NOT INCLUDED

- Transport - Personal purchases during the tour

ITINERARY

Departing from your hotel in Madrid, you will enjoy a sightseeing walking tour of the city with your local guide, passing through Palacio Real, Teatro Real, Plaza de la Villa, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor, La Latina and Santa Ana. As you stroll, you will stop in different small and cosy local bars and taverns in the city center of Madrid where you will learn how to play the traditional Madrid card game, La Pocha. There, you will also enjoy drinks and snacks such as croquettas, tortillas, meatballs and many others.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel in Madrid
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Madrid city center

about
your guide

Enrique

MADRID

languages :
Espagnol/Spanish, Portuguais/Portuguese, Anglais/English

Born and raised in Madrid, I am a professional tour guide with a degree in art history and a PHD in nineteenth century art. Passionate by tour guiding and tourism in general, I decided eight years ago to create my own company with a little team of local experienced guides, speaking English, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, German and Russian. Also a blogger, I love to write articles about Madrid's history and legends. Little streets, hidden places, secret stories... There are a lot of unknown parts in the Spanish Capital and I enjoy bringing people there and showing them how locals live. With us, you will have a true perception of Madrid, going through the best foodie haunts during a gastronomy tour, discovering the history of Madrid sculptures, visiting the different neighborhoods, and learning how to play card games in local tavernas. We have decided to start doing tours in Lisbon as well as it is one of the major cities in the Iberian peninsula, and believe or not we consider Portugal and the Portuguese as our brothers. I have a close connection with some friends in Lisboa which I met in my tourism guiding career, so we decided to join forces and start offering in their city the concept of uniqueness that has built us! Portugal and Spain have a very close relationship in many ways, but history is the one that connects us the most, especially after the addition of Portugal to Spain in around 1580 by the king of Spain Felipe II. Also on the times of the catholic kings and through the "Tratado de Tordesillas" which divided the Atlantic Ocean and "The new world" in two parts, one for the kings Isabel y Fernando and the Other for Juan II king of Portugal. As a lover of this city for its unique feeling and the passion for our beloved Peninsula, the project began on the hands of our trusted colleagues in the Portuguese side, and here we are... trying to make visitors enjoy and love as much as our team does, the greatest corners of this amazing land called "The iberian Peninsula" NOTE : my tours could also be guided by Ignacio or Marta.

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2 reviews

average rate :
Samantha
United States - 30.11.2016

One of the best tours! We felt like we were spending the day with a good friend. Enrique was a great guide providing us lots of facts about Madrid and Spain while also providing us a glimpse into Spanish history and culture. The tour brought together our passion for travel, food and card playing. I can not wait to get home to teach the card games I learned to my family and friends. I know this will be part of our Christmas festivities. If you have a day to spend in Madrid, you can't go wrong booking this tour with Enrique!

guide answer

Thank you for you kind words Samantha, Iam so happy to read it and I hope you will play for many years to come with your new spanish cards deck! Happy hollydays and a big hugg to you and your sister. Enrique

UTF
France - 29.03.2016

"The tour should take about 1,5 to 2 hours, according to the leaflet and he expected that we would finish close to the 1,5 hours because with 2 persons there should be not too much delay. However we started at 18:00 hrs sharp and he finished at 20:15 hrs; what a tour !!!! We travel a lot in Europe and often take the opportunity to join a guided city tour, even in our own city, Amsterdam. So, in our opinion your guide of that afternoon can be ranked among the best we have had in the last few years. Perfect story, side-lines no problem, comparing history with our Europe of today, his “luggage” was more than enough. Our French neighbours would say: “chapeau”." Written before the UTF site launch

Madrid Card Game and history Tour Private tour in the center of Madrid, tapas tasting and La Pocha card game lesson
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 2 customer reviews
Product description: Dive into Madrid's deep culture as you stroll around the city center and its main highlights such Teatro Real, Plaza de la Villa and Plaza Mayor. Led by your local guide, you will learn about the legends and stories which have shaped the Spanish Capital. Then, passing through some of the oldest neighborhoods, you will discover the real culture of Madrilenos while stopping in different tabernas. There, you will play the local card game, La Pocha, and savour some croquettas, tortillas, fried calamaries and other tasty tapas, accompagnied by wine. Customer reviews:
Madrid Card Game and history Tour ,
5/ 5stars
One of the best tours! We felt like we were spending the day with a good friend. Enrique was a great guide providing us lots of facts about Madrid and Spain while also providing us a glimpse into Spanish history and culture. The tour brought together our passion for travel, food and card playing. I can not wait to get home to teach the card games I learned to my family and friends. I know this will be part of our Christmas festivities. If you have a day to spend in Madrid, you can't go wrong booking this tour with Enrique!
Madrid Card Game and history Tour ,
5/ 5stars
"The tour should take about 1,5 to 2 hours, according to the leaflet and he expected that we would finish close to the 1,5 hours because with 2 persons there should be not too much delay. However we started at 18:00 hrs sharp and he finished at 20:15 hrs; what a tour !!!! We travel a lot in Europe and often take the opportunity to join a guided city tour, even in our own city, Amsterdam. So, in our opinion your guide of that afternoon can be ranked among the best we have had in the last few years. Perfect story, side-lines no problem, comparing history with our Europe of today, his “luggage” was more than enough. Our French neighbours would say: “chapeau”." Written before the UTF site launch