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Spain, Multiple Regions – The Ultimate Foodie Spain Small Group Tour

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From AUD: $5,875

Duration: 8 Days

Offer Expires: Oct 4, 2019

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 1, Sunday: Madrid
Arrival to Madrid
Check in at your 4* hotel, located in the heart of Madrid’s historic center
Enjoy a welcome drink with tapas while you meet our English-speaking local culinary guide
Night in Madrid

Day 2, Monday: Madrid
Guided walking tour of Madrid
Ibérico ham & pork meat themed lunch: featuring products from famous Ibérico pig (ham, charcuterie and meat), paired with selected wines
Leisure time
Traditional Andalusian dinner followed by Flamenco show at Casa Patas, considered the Mecca of Flamenco singing and dancing in Madrid
Night in Madrid B, L, D

Day 3, Tuesday: 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
Night in San Sebastian B, L

Day 4, Wednesday: 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
Guided walking tour of San Sebastian, followed by tasting of famous “Pintxos”, the Basque version of Tapas
Night in San Sebastian B, L, D

Day 5, Thursday: Guggenheim Bilbao & Barcelona
Private bus transfer to Bilbao
Guided visit to the Guggenheim museum
Brunch at the Guggenheim’s cafe
Continue to Bilbao airport - flight to Barcelona
Panoramic bus tour of Barcelona
Check in at your 4* hotel, at walking distance from Barcelona’s vibrant Rambla
Night in Barcelona B, L

Day 6, Friday: Barcelona
Visit to the colorful 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
Night in Barcelona B, L

Day 7, Saturday: 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
Back to Barcelona - leisure time
Farewell dinner in Barcelona
Night in Barcelona B, L, D

Day 8, Sunday: end of the tour
Tour ends in Barcelona after breakfast and hotel check out B

Meals included: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

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

$5875 per person twin share
Single supplement $1110

Group Size
From 10 to maximum 16 people

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