The Ultimate Foodie Tour of Spain small group tour
Madrid-La Rioja-San Sebastian-Guggenheim Bilbao-Sitges-Barcelona
8days/7 nights, Madrid/Barcelona
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Day 01 Madrid - arrival
Arrival to Madrid and own arrangement to your 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.
Day 02 Madrid
Guided walking tour of Madrid. Ibérico ham & Sherry themed lunch: featuring products from famous Ibérico pig (ham, charcuterie and meats), paired with selected Sherry wines. Enjoy some time at leisure. Traditional Andalusian dinner followed by Flamenco show at Casa Patas, considered the Mecca of Flamenco singing and dancing in Madrid. BLD
Day 03 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. BL
Day 04 San Sebastian
Private Basque cooking class at a Gastronomic Society with lunch included. A perfect way to experience these
traditional members-only cooking clubs, unique to the Basque Country. Then, you will have some free time. Before going on a guided walking tour of San Sebastian, followed by tasting of famous “Pintxos”, the Basque version of Tapas. BLD
Day 05 Guggenheim Bilbao & Barcelona
This morning, you will be privately transferred by bus to Bilbao where you will visit the Guggenheim museum. Lunch will be at a neo-taberna by the river. Continue to Bilbao airport to fly to Barcelona. Transfer to your 4* hotel, at walking distance from Barcelona’s vibrant Rambla. Guided walking tour of Barcelona’s historic centre. BL
Day 06 Barcelona
Today, you will visit 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. Free time for personal discoveries. BL
Day 07 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 and you will some time at leisure before joining the farewell dinner. BLD
Day 08 Barcelona - departure
The tour ends in Barcelona after breakfast. Own arrangements for departure. B
Inclusions: twin share in 4* accommodation, buffet breakfast daily, 6 lunches including 2 lunches following private cooking classes with fine Spanish wines, 3 dinners with fine Spanish wines, welcome drink with tapas, expert English-speaking, local culinary guides, deluxe private bus, domestic airfare Bilbao-Barcelona, private culinary/cultural visits, entry fees as per itinerary, gourmet gift, local taxes.
Note: small group tour min 10 pax – max 16 pax