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Embark on a delectable 14-day gastronomic tour through Central and Southern Spain, immersing yourself in the culinary delights and artistic treasures of Madrid, Ribera del Duero, Seville, Cadiz, Jerez, Cordoba, Granada, and Toledo. This extraordinary journey combines food and wine experiences, cultural exploration, relaxation, local immersion, luxury, and a taste of flamenco.
Begin your gourmet adventure in Madrid, where you’ll savor the city’s vibrant culinary scene and explore its cultural treasures. Journey to Ribera del Duero, renowned for its exceptional wines, and indulge in wine tastings and vineyard visits.
Continue to Seville, where you’ll be captivated by its vibrant atmosphere and enjoy traditional tapas. Discover the coastal charms of Cadiz and Jerez, famous for their sherry production, and indulge in wine tastings and visits to historic bodegas.
Immerse yourself in the rich culinary heritage of Cordoba and Granada, savoring traditional Andalusian dishes and exploring local markets. Conclude your gastronomic adventure in Toledo, where you’ll experience a blend of flavors influenced by Christian, Jewish, and Moorish cultures.
Throughout the tour, enjoy luxurious accommodations, a captivating flamenco performance, local traditions, and learn about the culinary techniques passed down through generations.
This gastronomic tour promises an unforgettable culinary journey, combining the finest food and wine experiences, cultural immersion, relaxation, and a taste of luxury in the captivating region of Central and Southern 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.
Experience a captivating day trip from Madrid to the prestigious 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.
Relax and enjoy the comfort of premium seats on a high-speed train as you journey from Madrid to Cordoba. Arrive in Cordoba and check into your conveniently located hotel in the historic center.
In the evening, treat yourself to a delightful tasting dinner of local gastronomy at a charming Cordoba Patio restaurant. The enchanting sounds of a live Spanish guitar fill the air, adding to the ambiance of the flourished patio. Every aspect of this establishment immerses you in the essence of Cordoba, captivating your senses.
The traditional patio decor, combined with the tantalizing aromas and flavors of Andalusian dishes, creates a truly memorable experience. Indulge in the culinary delights and enjoy a private concert, creating treasured memories that will stay with you forever.
Delve into Cordoba's illustrious history on an exclusive tour led by an expert local guide. Learn about its past as the center of the Umayyad Caliphate, known over a thousand years ago for its cultural advancements. Marvel at the stunning Great Umayyad Mosque with its arches and columns of jasper, marble, and granite. The Cathedral within the mosque showcases Renaissance and Baroque treasures.
Explore the charming streets of La Judería, once home of a vibrant Jewish community. Cordoba's charm is evident with its whitewashed houses, elegant mansions, and beautiful patios adorned with flowers and plants.
After the tour, join us on a culinary journey that explores the shared history of East and West through a tantalizing tasting menu and wine pairing experience in a 2 Michelin stars restaurant of Cordoba. After the culinary experience, continue to your hotel in Seville.
Sit back and unwind in the luxurious premium seats of a high-speed train as you travel from Cordoba to Madrid. Upon arrival in Cordoba, check into your centrally located hotel in the historic center.
In the evening, experience the vibrant culinary culture of Seville with a tapas tour through its charming old streets. This walking tour will lead us to local taverns where we can savor traditional tapas, immersing ourselves in the flavors of the city.
This tour offers a delightful blend of history and gastronomy, allowing us to appreciate the rich heritage of Seville while indulging in its culinary delights. We will have the opportunity to enjoy a few drinks and experience lunch or dinner in the tapas style, just as the locals do, fostering social connections and creating memorable moments with friends and family.
Join us on this immersive journey, where we'll discover the hidden gems of Seville's culinary scene and create lasting memories through the joy of tapas.
Experience the multicultural heritage of Seville on a private walking tour with an expert guide. Discover the Alcázar Real, where Islamic and Christian artistic traditions intertwine in palaces and gardens from different periods.
Visit the Cathedral, a grand Gothic church housing 80 chapels and the tomb of Christopher Columbus. With remnants of its Muslim past, such as the Orange Tree Courtyard and the towering Giralda, it stands as an iconic symbol of Seville.
Wander through the charming Santa Cruz quarter, once home to a thriving Jewish community. Explore its peaceful passages, plazas, and courtyards, immersing yourself in the district's distinctive Sevillian atmosphere.
Embark on a full-day tour from Seville to Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera, immersing yourself in the cultural heritage and wine traditions of these ancient cities. Enjoy a private transfer in a luxury vehicle to the Atlantic port, accompanied by your expert guide.
Discover the landmarks of Jerez, including the 12th-century Alcazar with its old mosque, Arab baths, and residences. Admire the Cathedral, aristocratic palaces, and churches that emerged after the Christian reconquest.
After lunch, explore Cadiz, the oldest city in the Western World, with its Phoenician archaeological remains and the impressive Roman Theatre. Experience the city's rich history and prosperity through its Neoclassical architecture, elegant squares, and the striking Cathedral overlooking the bay.
Explore the vibrant culinary scene of Seville through a popular market visit and hands-on cooking class. Uncover the secrets of Spanish and Andalusian cuisine as you navigate the bustling local market, handpicking fresh ingredients for your culinary creations.
Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the Sevillian market, filled with an array of vibrant vegetables, succulent meats, and fresh seafood. Guided by professional chefs, you'll learn to prepare local classic dishes and savor the fruits of your labor.
This gastronomic adventure will leave you with newfound Spanish cuisine knowledge, allowing you to impress your loved ones with your newly acquired recipes.
Embark on a day excursion from Seville to the Sierra de Aracena, known as the sanctuary of exquisite Iberian ham. Explore the secluded mountain range, picturesque villages, and acorn tree pastures where Pata Negra pigs are bred.
Your driver will pick you up from your Seville hotel and take you to a prestigious ham cellar, where you'll learn about the meticulous elaboration process and traditions behind the renowned Iberian cured ham. Enjoy a tasting of the exquisite ham paired with local wine.
Next, visit the Grotto of the Marvels in the charming village of Aracena. Marvel at the underground galleries, lakes, and caves of extraordinary beauty.
Before returning to Seville, indulge in the local gastronomy by sitting at one of the terrace bars in the beautiful village square. Experience the flavors of the region before concluding your day trip.
Embark on a captivating journey from Seville to Granada, with a delightful stop in Ronda, an enchanting Andalusian town perched above a breathtaking canyon. Explore Ronda's history and landmarks with an expert guide, marveling at the awe-inspiring Puente Nuevo and visiting the prestigious Plaza de Toros. Take a leisurely stroll through the historic streets adorned with vibrant flowerpots and balconies. Experience the tranquility of Casa Don Bosco's Moorish garden and discover the fusion of Christian and Moorish influences in Ronda.
After the tour, nidulge in a wine culture experience at one of Andalusia's finest wineries. Witness the entire process of crafting exquisite organic wines amidst the pastoral surroundings near Ronda, offering breathtaking views of the valley and town.
Explore the rustic finca with an expert guide, visiting the cellar and savoring a wine tasting. Conclude your visit with a unique traditional lunch featuring Andalusian gazpacho, Iberian ham, Payoyo cheese, and Spanish tortilla.
Perched atop a strategic hill in Granada, the Alhambra citadel proudly showcases its enchanting palaces and vibrant gardens, the sole surviving royal residences of an Islamic dynasty from the Middle Ages.
Immerse yourself in a world of courtyards adorned with flowing water and walls adorned with intricate geometric and floral patterns, reminiscent of the fabled Garden of Eden. Throughout the private tour, your expert guide, well-versed in Islamic Art, will unveil the hidden secrets and symbolic meanings embedded within these palaces, evoking the allure of tales from the Arabian Nights.
At noon, Immerse yourself in the historical and culinary heritage of Andalusia through a delightful tour set in the vibrant Granada central market. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, we will explore the stalls brimming with regional products.
Indulge in a tasting session featuring up to six award-winning extra virgin olive oils, recognized in national and international competitions.
Travel comfortably in a premium vehicle from your hotel in Granada to your accommodation in Madrid, making a captivating stop in the historic city of Toledo.
In the company of your expert local guide, immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural tapestry of Spain's former capital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness the profound artistic and scientific contributions born from the fusion of cultures that have shaped this remarkable city.
Explore architectural marvels like the Cathedral, standing proudly on the site of the ancient Great Mosque. Marvel at Santo Tomé Church's blend of Islamic art and Spanish masterpieces.
Visit El Tránsito synagogue, a testament to Toledo's rich Jewish heritage. Enjoy leisurely strolls through winding streets and squares, enchanted by the city's charm.
After lunch in Toledo, continue to Madrid and check-in at your centrally located hotel.
Conclude your Spanish adventure by checking out of your hotel in Madrid 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!