Spanish Flavours

Immerse yourself in the flavours, scents & sounds of Spain's rich gastronomic and cultural traditions. Visit colourful fresh markets & exclusive wine cellars. Learn to prepare authentic Paella, and enjoy an evening of Flamenco followed by a typical Pintxo & Tapas 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. Learn to prepare authentic Paella, and enjoy an evening of Flamenco followed by a typical Pintxo & Tapas 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 - Paella, Tortilla & Sangria

Enjoy a leisurely morning before taking part in a fun introduction to the Spanish gastronomic culture. Learn how to cook Spanish dishes that have travelled the world, including Paella, Tortilla, Sangria and more, preparing the dishes yourself under the guidance of an experienced chef and in a small group setting. The tour begins with a visit to the fresh food stalls of Torrijos Market (Mercado de Torrijos), where the chefs will give you plenty of tips on picking local, seasonal products. Then you can start cooking dishes like Paella, Spanish omelette (Tortilla), Andalusian salad, Sangria, all the while enjoying & learning about Spanish cuisine. After you have prepared your dishes, it is time to taste what you have prepared while trying different Spanish wines.  Before leaving, your instructor will give you a recipe card so that you can re-create the food yourself at home to impress friends and family! Duration approx 3 hours. (B.L)

Day 2: Fresh Market Tour with Brunch

This morning discover the secrets behind the famous Spanish Cuisine and their high-quality fresh ingredients. Get off the beaten market tours and visit a truly traditional Market of Madrid. Walk around the 200+ market stalls sharing in the knowledge of a local guide. We´ll see how homemakers, as well as Chefs, make their everyday purchases for their delicious Mediterranean recipes. Enjoy a real and unique experience learning about the fresh seasonal products and ingredients, the secret source of Spanish cuisine. The Market Tour starts off by filling one´s belly. You will have the chance to try a typical Spanish brunch of Churros & Chocolate; coffee with milk and a toast of bread and fresh tomatoes with olive oil, or a Tapa of Tortilla (Spanish omelette). It´s your choice! Once we have got our strength back we will be ready to explore the market and discover the variety of fresh Spanish products sold in it. We are visiting Spain´s biggest fresh market, with 8.800 square meters (10524,71 square-yards) and stalls of fruit and vegetables, delicious olives, meats, hams, and fresh fish & shellfish from our three seas. We will make several stops in different stalls, learning first-hand from shopkeepers, and buying seasonal products to delight them during the tour in market´s bars. Don´t miss the opportunity to buy some, special ingredients like saffron, paprika, canned white tuna, extra virgin olive oil and quirky jams of red peppers or chestnuts. You are in the right place! (B)

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!  Mid-afternoon return to Barcelona and rest of the day free to pass as you chose. (B)

Day 6: Barcelona - Walking Tour, Flamenco Show & Pintxos Dinner

Spend a leisurely day to explore Barcelona at your own pace. Tonight enjoy a small group walking tour through one of Barcelona's trendiest and most authentic districts in Barcelona, the El Born district followed by an intimate and beautiful flamenco surrounded by the by the Baroque atmosphere of Palau Dalmases. This former Baroque palace from the 17th Century on the historic Calle Montcada is a rare architectural gem which was once the meeting place of an aristocratic scholarly society. End your evening enjoying a gourmet Pintxos & Tapas dinner with a drink at one of the best Pintxos places in Barcelona. (B.D)

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) 

Departure Days

Tour departs on Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday

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