Spanish Flavours

Immerse yourself in the flavours, scents & sounds of Spain's rich gastronomic and cultural traditions. Visit colourful fresh markets & exclusive wine cellars. Taste authentic Spanish tapas and enjoy an evening of Flamenco followed by a typical Paella dinner!   

Spanish Flavours
Spanish Flavours

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Immerse yourself in the flavours, scents & sounds of Spain's rich gastronomic and cultural traditions. Visit colourful fresh markets & exclusive wine cellars. Taste authentic Spanish tapas and enjoy an evening of Flamenco followed by a typical Paella dinner!   

Day 1: Madrid

On arrival at Madrid airport, collect your luggage and make your way to your centrally located hotel. For added convenience, a private is available on request. The remainder of the day is at leisure to begin exploring this cosmopolitan city. 

Day 2: Madrid - Authentic Tapas & History

Today join us on a small-group tour to discover the authentic Spanish tapas gastronomy. Our authentic Tapas walking tour combines a variety of tastings with history & culture of this quintessential Spanish tradition. Streetwise local guides will take you to the best tapas places and hideouts in the city. You’ll visit 4-5 emblematic venues and enjoy drinks and authentic tapas at each stop, and get an inside look into tapas culture. The tapas culture involves ancient and vibrant social traditions passed down from parents to children, generation after generation. Conversations about life combine with fantastic Spanish wines and food. Our guides are Madrid-born connoisseurs with a deep knowledge of Spanish culture, history, and traditions, who enjoy cooking and know all there is to know about tapas. For centuries Madrid has had the benefit of the finest products from farms and the bounty from the seas, including the Mediterranean, Cantabrian, and Atlantic. You'll have a chance to taste over 10 different types of tapas including Iberian ham, chorizo, local cheese, gazpacho, croquettes, and a lot more delicious favourites with a selection of red and white Wines, beer, or soft drinks. Make the most of your visit to Madrid with this tour and get hints and tips from your guide to continue exploring this capital. With a maximum of 12 participants, this tour has a duration of approximately  3 & 1/2 hours. The remainder of the day is free to continue exploring on your own. (B.L)

Day 2: Madrid - Flamenco Show with Dinner

Enjoy a full day at leisure to spend as you please, perhaps visiting some of the many historic sites or museums Madrid has to offer. Then in the evening, you'll be treated to a traditional flamenco show! Founded in 1970, Cafe Chinitasis located in a beautiful and inviting 18th-century mansion – a perfect place for those wishing to combine Mediterranean cuisine with the best flamenco in the Spanish capital. Some of flamenco’s most important artists have performed at Cafe de Chinitas. Tomas de Madrid, La Chunga, always barefoot and spontaneous, the legendary Rosario, Maria Albaicin, Carmen Mora, Pastora Imperio, Manuela Vargas, and the "Los Pelaos" family… And also the most outstanding singers dominating a variety of styles, such as Carmen Linares, Tony Maya, Maria Vargas, Enrique Morente, El Lebrijano, and Jose Merce, who started his career in this tabla to become one of the most famous flamenco artists of the moment. Among the guitarists that have performed here, one must not forget the grand maestro Victor Monge "Serranito", Andres Heredia, Manuel Sison, El Entri and the Carmona brothers, better known as "Los Habichuela". Nowadays, some of flamenco’s top virtuosos and young promises perform regularly at Cafe Chinitas, who see the tabla as a door to the flamenco world. The show has a duration of approximately 1 hour & 30 minutes. (B.D)

Day 4: Madrid | Barcelona

Today make your way to Madrid railway station to board your train to Barcelona. Sit back, relax and watch the scenery change as you are comfortably whisked to your next destination. On arrival in Barcelona, make your way to your centrally located hotel and enjoy the remainder of today to get acquainted with your new surroundings. (B)    

Day 5: Barcelona - Wine, Cava & Vinyard Tour

Wine and gastronomy are part of Catalonia’s popular wisdom and today you can delve into the Penedès region to learn all about the fascinating world of wine. The influence of the sun and the Mediterranean Sea make the Penedès a privileged territory for winemaking. We will travel on a luxury private bus to visit 2 hand-picked selected wineries. Our first stop is a family-run boutique winery which has been cultivating vines for more than two thousand years. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by an expert winemaker who will tell you about the history of this millenary winery and guide you into the subterranean wine cellar. In this remarkable space, learn fascinating facts about grape varieties, vine growing, wine making or the optimal conditions for its storage. It is now time to savour 4 charming wines in a stylish tasting room, accompanied by an assortment of gourmet delicatessen. Next, we will visit the traditional manor house (current residence of the owner family) and the vineyards to discover the art and secrets of winemaking! To add a glamorous touch to the experience, continue the visit through the vineyards on board of a convertible 4x4 car (approx. 40 min.) accompanied by your guide and a viticulturist, a true passionate expert! A unique and exclusive way to visit a stunning rural landscape with endless vineyards. Along the way, admire a Romanesque church settled among the vineyards and belonging to the manor. The second cellar visited is an equally historical winery specialized in cava, a naturally sparkling wine with an unmistakable flavour deeply rooted in Catalonia. Here you have the exclusive opportunity to enter the Capella, the heart of the cellar & oldest part of the winery -  an enchanting ancient candlelit room where time stands still. After visiting the vineyard and cellar, you'll taste 4 unique Cavas paired with a selection of appetizers to enhance the experience. Raise your glass for a toast to a great wine experience! Expect a mid-afternoon return to Barcelona and rest of the day free to pass as you chose. (B)

Day 6: Barcelona - Foodies & Markets Tour

This morning learn how history and food go together when talking about Barcelona, as you take part in a comprehensive 4-hour gourmet food tour of Barcelona designed by Foodies, for Foodies, a window into the world famous gastronomic culture of Catalunya. You will explore markets, tapas bars and unique historic buildings, immerse yourself in foods and drinks specifically selected for each location. Begin with a glass of cava in Barcelona's Old Town and El Born district, sipping your fizzy wine whilst admiring the city from a unique aerial vantage point at the top of the tower of the ancient Santa Maria del Pi Basilica, taking some of the best photos in Barcelona as your view stretches from the mountains to the sea.  Open your senses to an explosion of colours and smells in the world-renowned La Boqueria Market just off Las Ramblas, where some of the world's best food is bought and sold. Taste locally sourced products directly from the stalls of their owners, chat with them and hear their unique stories. Visit three different tapas bars and taste a local delicacy in each. Whether a gourmet pincho or an artisan tapa, each plate comes accompanied by a matched local wine or carefully selected beer, helping you to unwrap a range of vibrant Spanish flavours. Expect variety, expect quality, expect to have fun and take great photos of this unique, gourmet tapas and markets tour. (B)

Day 7: Barcelona

Sadly, today your gastronomic tour of Spain tour comes to an end. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before making your way to the airport or railway station for your onward journey. An optional departure transfer is available on request. Adios! (B) 

Daily departures

Some excursions featured in this tour do not operate daily; itinerary will be modified to suit.

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