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Spain, Multiple Regions – Ultimate Foodie Small Group Tour

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From AUD: $5,975

Duration: 8 Days

Offer Expires: Oct 10, 2020

Short Description

Experience the taste's of Spain. Join us in this once-in-a-lifetime culinary tour through Madrid, La Rioja, the Basque Country and Barcelona.

Trip Highlights
Savor the great food Spain is famous for, from Tapas and Paella to Basque Pintxos and avant-garde cuisine
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culinary and cultural scene of Madrid, San Sebastian and Barcelona staying at 4* centrally located hotels
Visit the Boqueria food market with our local chef, and join him in a hands-on Mediterranean cooking class
Enjoy a truly genuine foodie experience, this time at a members-only Gastronomic Society in San Sebastian
Taste and learn about extraordinary Rioja and Cava wines through private visits to small, family-run wineries
Discover the fascinating world of Ibérico ham and
Sherry wines on a special meal themed around these extraordinary products
Experience the diverse cultures, landscapes and foods of Spain by the hand of our local culinary guide

Madrid, La Rioja, San Sebastian, Bilbao & Barcelona

What people have said about this tour
“A wonderful way to experience Spain in all its glory” Naomi, Sydney
“We cooked, we ate, drank wine and made merry, what more could one ask?” Daphne, NYC
“Fabulous trip, if you are even considering it, go!” Paul, Oklahoma City

Day One Arrival to Madrid
Check in at your 4* hotel, located in the heart of Madrid’s historic centre
Enjoy a welcome drink with tapas while you meet our English-speaking local culinary guide
Overnight Madrid
Meals A

Day Two Guided Walking Tour of Madrid
Ibérico ham & pork themed lunch: featuring products from famous Ibérico pig (ham, charcuterie and meat), paired with selected wines. Take some time to relax a little, before a traditional Andalusian dinner followed by Flamenco show at Casa Patas, considered the Mecca of Flamenco singing and dancing in Madrid.
Overnight Madrid
Meals B,L,D

Day Three La Rioja & San Sebastian
Private bus transfer to La Rioja wine region, stopping on the way for a coffee/drink. Visit to a family-run winery to enjoy a private Rioja wine tasting, followed by a traditional “Riojan” lunch in the winery. Continue to San Sebastian - check in at a 4* hotel themed around San Sebastian’s famous International Film Festival.
Overnight San Sebastian
Meals B,L

Day Four San Sebastian
Private visit with lunch at a members-only Gastronomic Society, traditional cooking clubs that are central to the food culture of the Basque Country - you’ll be welcome to roll your sleeves up to help a club member prepare a traditional lunch for the group, in the same way locals do. Leisure time, then a guided walking tour of San Sebastian, followed by tasting of famous “Pintxos”, the Basque version of Tapas.
Overnight San Sebastian
Meals B,L,D

Day Five Guggenheim Bilbao & Barcelona
Private bus transfer to Bilbao before a guided visit to the Guggenheim museum. Brunch at the Guggenheim’s cafe, before continuing on to Bilbao airport for a flight to Barcelona. On arrival you'll take a panoramic bus tour of Barcelona then check in at your 4* hotel which is walking distance from Barcelona’s vibrant Rambla.
Overnight Barcelona
Meals B,L

Day Six Barcelona
Visit to the colourful Boqueria food market with our local chef, the perfect warm up for a private hands-on Mediterranean cooking class and lunch with a special focus on Olive oils - different varieties and culinary uses
Leisure time
Overnight Barcelona
Meals B,L

Day Seven Cava Excursion & Barcelona
Visit the beautiful coastal town of Sitges, an then learn everything about Cava - the famous sparkling wine from Spain - visiting a very nice winery where you will enjoy a private tutored Cava tasting and lunch. Return to Barcelona and enjoy the afternoon at leisure, before a farewell dinner this evening.
Overnight Barcelona
Meals B,L,D

Day Eight Farewell
Tour ends in Barcelona after breakfast and hotel check out
Meals B

Expert English-speaking local culinary guide throughout the itinerary
Deluxe private bus for all transfers and excursions
Domestic airfare Bilbao-Barcelona
7 nights’ accommodation in double room, at selected 4* hotels
Buffet breakfast daily
Welcome drink with tapas
6 lunches as per the itinerary - 2 of them following private cooking experiences - all accompanied with
selected Spanish wines
3 dinners as per the itinerary, all accompanied with selected Spanish wines
Private culinary/cultural visits and activities as per the itinerary
Entry fees as per the itinerary
Gourmet Gift
All local taxes

Gratuities are not included - while tipping in Spain is not mandatory, it is a common practice when the service provided is particularly good

Adapting to you…
Planning to stay longer in Spain?… we’ll be pleased to program for you add-on activities in/around Madrid or Barcelona, as well as extended culinary itineraries through Andalusia, Galicia, or elsewhere in Spain

Departure Dates
12 May 2019
13 October 2019
10 May 2020
11 October 2020

$5975 per person twin share
Single supplement $1110

Group Size
From 10 to maximum 16 people

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