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Experience a mouthwatering 14-day gastronomic tour through Central and Northern Spain, immersing yourself in the culinary delights of Madrid, Segovia, Ribera del Duero, Burgos, La Rioja, San Sebastian, Bilbao, the Basque Coastline, and Barcelona. This extraordinary journey combines food and wine experiences, cultural exploration, relaxation, local immersion, luxury, flamenco, and visits to renowned cellars.
In Madrid, savor the city’s vibrant food scene and explore its cultural treasures. Indulge in Segovia’s fairytale-like charm and the traditional roast suckling pig.
Journey through prestigious wine regions like Ribera del Duero and La Rioja, savoring exceptional wines and enjoying vineyard tours and tastings. Explore the medieval city of Burgos, known for its rich gastronomy and historic charm.
Delight in the gastronomic meccas of San Sebastian and Bilbao, indulging in pintxos, exquisite Basque cuisine, and Michelin-starred restaurants. Discover the stunning Basque coastline, along with charming fishing villages, immersing yourself in local traditions and flavors.
Conclude your culinary journey in Barcelona, experiencing the blend of Catalan cuisine and vibrant city life. Explore the renowned Penedes region, famous for its sparkling wines, and visit a prestigious cellar.
This gastronomic adventure promises an unforgettable journey, combining the finest food and wine experiences, cultural immersion, relaxation, and a touch of luxury throughout Central and Northern Spain.Less
Upon arrival at Madrid Airport, you'll receive a warm welcome from our private transfer service, ready to whisk you away in a luxurious vehicle to your exceptional hotel located conveniently in the heart of the city.
Once you've settled into your accommodation, the rest of the day is yours to explore Madrid at your own pace.
If you're eager to fully immerse yourself in the local culture and indulge in the city's culinary delights, we highly recommend joining an evening tapas tour in Old Madrid.
Led by an expert local guide, this gastronomic adventure will take you on a delightful journey, allowing you to savor a variety of traditional tapas dishes while discovering the charming essence of the metropolis.
Embark on a captivating walking tour led by an expert local guide and delve into the rich history of Madrid. Step by step, explore its iconic monuments and landmarks that form the city's artistic and architectural legacy.
In the historic neighborhood of "de los Austrias,", witness the remarkable transformation of Madrid from a modest town to the capital of a vast empire during the reign of Phillip II. Admire the noble facades, convents, and majestic squares, including the renowned Plaza Mayor, which serves as the epicenter of Madrid's vibrant life.
At the Plaza de Oriente, behold two magnificent creations. The neoclassical Cathedral of Almudena stands proudly facing the expansive Palacio Real, the largest royal residence in Western Europe, housing treasures such as the Throne Room, Royal Armoury, and a rich collection of paintings, sculptures, and tapestries.
In the evening, treat yourself to an unforgettable experience of an authentic flamenco performance and dinner at one of Spain's most renowned tablaos.
Embark on a captivating journey from your Madrid hotel to the stunning Ribera del Duero region, with an unforgettable stop in the historic city of Segovia. Travel in comfort and style in a premium vehicle as you make your way to Ribera del Duero. Along the way, immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural wonders of Segovia, guided by a knowledgeable local expert.
Marvel at the magnificent Roman aqueduct, a marvel of ancient engineering. Explore the majestic Alcazar of Segovia, a castle that exudes fairy-tale charm and offers breathtaking views. Stroll through the elegant city center, adorned with Romanesque churches and the enchanting Jewish quarter.
After the tour, indulge in the local cuisine recommended by your guide and take some leisure time to explore the city at your own pace. Then, continue your journey to Ribera del Duero, where a luxurious hotel nestled amidst picturesque vineyards awaits you. Prepare to be immersed in the beauty and tranquility of this renowned wine region.
Indulge in a unique epicurean experience in the Ribera del Duero wine region. Visit two renowned bodegas and be guided by passionate winemakers.
Your private driver will transport you to the first winery, where you'll learn about the fascinating journey of winemaking, from vine to bottle. Taste three exquisite top wines and discover the rich history and intricate processes involved. Continue to the second winery near the Duero River, where tradition meets innovation. Explore cutting-edge techniques like AI and satellite technology that contribute to exceptional wines.
Accompanied by your knowledgeable host, explore the winery and savor a delightful dining experience featuring local dishes paired with signature wines. Immerse yourself in the region's natural beauty, gain insight into winemaking, and indulge in the renowned flavors of Ribera del Duero wines.
Travel from Ribera del Duero to La Rioja in a private transfer and stop along the way in Burgos to explore its historic gems and indulge in its genuine cuisine.
Immerse yourself in the city's rich cultural heritage on a private walking tour led by a knowledgeable local guide. Marvel at the magnificent Burgos Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece adorned with exquisite artwork from renowned European artists. Admire the intricate façade, the impressive spires, and the sculpted Sarmental Gate.
Step inside the Cathedral to discover treasures like the Tomb of El Cid and the opulent Chapel of the Condestables. Wander through lively squares, admire palaces boasting majestic coats of arms, and delve into the city's vibrant history as a bustling center of wool trade and an important stop along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.
After savoring a delightful lunch in this gastronomic capital, continue your journey to your luxurious hotel nestled in the heart of the La Rioja wine region.
Experience the vibrant essence of La Rioja with a full-day private tour. Discover picturesque medieval villages like Briones, Haro, and Laguardia, nestled amidst lush vineyards. Explore Laguardia's underground tunnels and cellar caves, where barrels age in the perfect conditions.
Marvel at avant-garde architecture by renowned architects, housing iconic wineries that seamlessly integrate with the surrounding landscape. Visit a family-owned winery and an innovative cellar, gaining insights into winemaking processes, grape varieties, and the region's renowned terroir.
Delight in a wine tasting and indulge in a delectable assortment of tapas, showcasing the authentic flavors of La Rioja. A true sensory delight awaits.
Leave your hotel in La Rioja and enjoy a comfortable private transfer to San Sebastian in a premium vehicle. Check in to your hotel, ideally located near the picturesque Concha Bay.
In the evening, prepare for a delightful pintxo tour of San Sebastian led by a knowledgeable local guide. Discover the vibrant streets and lively bars renowned for their exquisite Basque-style pintxos, small but flavorful bites.
Indulge in a variety of mouthwatering pintxos crafted with fresh, local ingredients, showcasing the region's culinary expertise. From traditional tortilla de patatas to innovative creations, experience a diverse range of flavors and textures. Enhance your gastronomic journey by pairing your pintxos with local beverages like txakoli or cider.
Learn about the rich history and culture of San Sebastian as you immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the bars. This culinary adventure promises to be a memorable delight for all food enthusiasts.
Embark on a captivating day excursion from San Sebastian, immersing yourself in the rich diversity of the Basque region. Your private guide and driver will accompany you as you explore must-see highlights, including the iconic Guggenheim Bilbao, the medieval hermitage of Gaztelugatxe, and the symbolic town of Guernica.
The journey begins in Bilbao, where you'll visit the renowned Guggenheim Museum. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, this architectural masterpiece stands as a tribute to Bilbao's historical connection to the river, with its abstract ship shape and titanium panels resembling fish scales.
Continuing the adventure, you'll make a detour to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a medieval hermitage perched on an island in the Bay of Biscay. Capture stunning photos of this enchanting location from two scenic viewpoints.
In the heart of the region, you'll explore Guernica, a city that symbolizes Basque nationalism and inspired Picasso's famous antiwar painting. Learn about its historical significance, as it was devastated by German aircraft during the Spanish Civil War in 1937.
Experience an exclusive culinary journey into the heart of Basque gastronomic traditions. Gain access to the Sociedad Gastronómica, a members-only cooking club where Basques gather to cook, dine, and socialize, preserving their rich culture and recipes.
Start the day with a visit to San Sebastian Central Market, handpicking seasonal products from local farmers and producers. Then, in a traditional private Gastronomic Society, cook and savor these ingredients, immersing yourself in the Basque way of cooking.
With a glass of local wine in hand, prepare delicious dishes showcasing the market's bounty, including seasonal produce, charcuterie, fresh vegetables, fish, and seafood. Delight in the flavors of the land and embrace the camaraderie and profound passion for gastronomy that defines Basque cuisine.
Experience a private day excursion from San Sebastian to the enchanting fishing village of Getaria and its scenic countryside. Your knowledgeable guide and driver will collect you from your hotel, guiding you along the breathtaking Cantabrian coast.
Discover a charming sheep farm nestled in rolling hills, where you'll learn about and taste the renowned Idiazabal cheese. Engage in the cheese-making process using fresh milk and indulge in a tasting of four cheeses paired with cider or wine.
Immerse yourself in the local wine culture with a visit to a family-run txakoli winery, situated on terraces overlooking the ocean. Uncover the secrets of crafting this sparkling and subtly briny wine, complemented by tuna, chorizo, and chili peppers.
In the captivating fishing village of Getaria, stroll through cobbled streets with your guide, admiring the traditional fishermen's houses adorned with wooden balconies. Delight in a satisfying lunch at a restaurant specializing in grilled fish, savoring the essence of the sea.
fly from San Sebastian to Barcelona. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by a private transfer service that will whisk you away in a premium vehicle to your exceptional hotel, which is conveniently located in the heart of the city.
After settling into your hotel, the remainder of the day is yours to explore Barcelona at your leisure.
For those looking to immerse themselves in the local culture and indulge in the city's culinary delights, we highly recommend an evening tapas tour in Old Barcelona. Accompanied by an expert local guide, this tour will take you on a gastronomic adventure, allowing you to sample a variety of traditional tapas dishes while uncovering the historical charm of the city's old quarter.
Embark on an exclusive tour with our knowledgeable guide, immersing yourself in Antoni Gaudí's architectural masterpieces. Begin at Park Güell, atop Mount Carmel, offering breathtaking panoramic views of Barcelona's captivating cityscape.
Explore La Sagrada Familia, an awe-inspiring and unfinished work embodying Gaudí's vision and the essence of Barcelona's Modernist movement.
Continue the adventure along Passeig de Gracia, renowned as the city's most elegant boulevard. Marvel at the "Block of Discord," where rival architects and Modernist greats proudly display astonishing façades.
Get ready for a captivating journey as you immerse yourself in the extraordinary world created by Gaudí's visionary mind.
Indulge in a premium wine and cava tasting experience in the captivating region of Penedès, located just an hour away from Barcelona. This area is renowned for its exceptional wines and renowned sparkling cavas.
Nestled between the majestic Montserrat Mountain and the serene Mediterranean coastline, the vineyards stretch across picturesque rolling hills, benefiting from an ideal soil and climate.
Explore two prestigious family-owned cellars renowned for their organic Grand Cru wines and Reserve sparkling cavas. Delight in the breathtaking vineyard landscapes, indulge in tastings of 8 premium wines and cavas paired with local delicacies, and savor an optional tapas lunch at a winery.
Gain insights into the art of winemaking from knowledgeable guides and immerse yourself in the passion and craftsmanship behind these exceptional organic wines and cavas. This unforgettable journey through Penedès guarantees a refined culinary adventure and lasting memories in a picturesque setting.
Conclude your Spanish adventure by checking out of your hotel in Barcelona and enjoying a private transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
We sincerely hope that you have had a delightful experience exploring the finest attractions and aromas that Spain has to offer!