Spain recently is on the radar of foodies all over the world thanks to the attention of media on the molecular gastronomy movement. It is not only for the Spanish chefs’ experimental techniques but also for the Spanish traditional cuisine that inspires the chefs. This two weeks culinary-focused Europe travel package let you explore what the cuisine of Spain has to offer and experience in-depth firsthand why the country is in the gastronomic spotlight.
(Day 1): Arriving at Barcelona
(Day 2): Exploring Barcelona
(Day 3): Cooking Session in Barcelona
(Day 4): Wine Tasting Tour in Barcelona
(Day 5): Heading to Madrid
(Day 6): Exploring Madrid
(Day 7): Visiting Ezcaray
(Day 8): Wine Tasting in Ezcaray
(Day 9): Experiencing Food Culture in San Sebastian
(Day 10): More of San Sebastian
(Day 11): Venturing to Seville
(Day 12): City Tour of Seville
(Day 13): A Tour of Pig Farm in Seville
(Day 14): Cooking Session in Seville
(Day 15): Departure Back Home
Barcelona, Madrid, Ezcaray, San Sebastian, Seville
Your Spanish journey will begin today as you arrive into Barcelona, capital of the Catalonia region. Upon arrival, you'll be met by your private guide and transferred to your hotel located centrally for a bit of down time to relax and absorb the vibe of the city.
Today, cycle through the streets of Barcelona and get to know the city, stopping to sample tapas. Take in sights along the way like the cathedral and La Rambla.
This morning, get ready to join a cooking session by diving head first into Spanish cuisine and learn how to prepare one of Spain’s famous dishes, paella.
Today, relish tours and private tastings at several wineries located in the Penedès region, which is famous for producing the world-famous sparkling wine of Spain, cava.
This morning, you’ll board a high-speed train from Barcelona to Madrid, the capital city of Spain. After checking into your luxurious hotel, embark on a panoramic tour of the city. Venture through the heart of the city before being rushed to the outskirts of the city by to explore further.
Today, you’ll be whisked outside of Madrid to visit the historic capital of Spain, Toledo. Explore its medieval streets and distinctive architectural styles. Once you have explored enough with your private guide and enjoyed some free time, head back to Madrid, stopping in between a countryside winery for a tour and tasting.
Today, make your way north from Madrid to La Rioja, famous for being one of the country's significant wine regions. En route, stop in a local winery for some delicious lunch accompanied by a selection of local vintages.
Rioja is famous for its wines. Today you'll spend the entire day experiencing several of the vintages that emerge from the area. Embark on tours and relish tastings at a selection of various wineries throughout the region, relishing a curated wine-tasting lunch en route.
Today make your way north from La Rioja to San Sebastian in Spain's Basque Country, famous for boasting one of the highest concentrations of Michelin stars per capita in the entire world. Experience the renowned food culture of the city through a tasting tour of pintxos.
This morning, get ready to experience the unique culinary history of San Sebastian as you relish lunch in a gastronomic society, which are usually open only to members. Buy ingredients for and then as the guest of a member of the society prepare the meal. You will be explained the history of these clubs later on. In the afternoon, you'll get some free time to enjoy the gorgeous beaches of San Sebastian.
Today, head west of San Sebastian to visit Bilbao and its art museums, including the world-famous Guggenheim. After spending enough time in the city, make your way to the airport and catch a flight south to Andalusia, to spend some time in Seville.
This morning, you’ll tour Seville exploring the different architecture and learning about the history behind its distinctive style. Later in the evening, enjoy an expert flamenco performance before you embark on a tapas tour with your private guide.
Southern Spain is also famous for producing Spanish ham. You are going to tour a pig farm and also ham producer today where you'll learn about how the pigs are raised, the distinction between various kinds of Spanish ham and, of course, taste some for yourself.
Now that you've tasted enough of traditional Andalusian cuisine, it is now time to try preparing it for yourself in an Andalusian cooking session. Together with a professional chef and your classmates, learn how to prepare a traditional meal that you'll later relish over a glass of wine.
Today, your Spain journey comes to an end as you make your way to the International Airport for your flight back home.
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