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8 Days Insider's Spain Gourmet Culinary Tour in Spain

NH Collection Palacio de Tepa, Calle de San Sebastián, 2, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Wonderful Spain Gourmet Culinary Tour

This tour offers a gourmet overview of central and southern Spain, allowing you to see, taste, and breathe the wonders the country has to offer. You will visit wonderfully diverse landscapes in Castile and Leon, Extremadura, and Andalucia, beginning and ending the trip in Madrid. You will experience tastings of top-class wines from established winemakers, as well as visits to what is considered the best new wineries in the region.

Meet the instructors

Joanna
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Highlights

  • Visit to a fine winery of La Zorra
  • Visit and tasting at Fernando de Castilla
  • Enjoy Insider’s Madrid gourmet tapas tour of Madrid
  • Visit to British winemaker Charlotte Allen and enjoy a tour and tasting
  • An afternoon to explore Madrid and visit to the Flamenco museum
  • Visit to Extremadura and the historic walled city of Caceres
  • Daily gourmet meals tasting various authentic dishes
  • 7 nights accommodation

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7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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Accommodation

During this holiday, you will be staying for two nights at the fashionable five-star Palacio de Tepa, Madrid, two nights at the historic four-star Palacio de Castellanos, Salamanca, one night at a former 14th-century palace, the four-star Parador, Caceres, and two nights at the four-star Vincci La Rábida, Seville.

Program

What to expect

This amazing trip is hosted by Joanna Wivell whose insider knowledge offers an inside track on how to taste the very best of Spain, underpinned by many years uncovering the heart and soul of Iberia. The love of wine and the stories surrounding it is one of the key elements of this trip. You will experience tastings of top-class wines from established winemakers as well as visits to what is considered the best new wineries in the region.

Trip itinerary

Day 1: Gourmet tapas tour

This trip starts from Palacio de Tepa in Madrid. The route takes you through the bustling streets of the historic center as you visit both the classic and the new wave Madrid tapas bars, introducing a range of wines and dishes from across Spain combining great tapas with the cultural insight of tapas hopping, giving an overview to the Spanish culture and an introduction to Madrid.

Day 2

Head for the medieval walled town of Avila, to the private estancia of one of Spain’s most famous winemakers, Alejandro Fernandez. Lunch at Dehesa La Granja is a selection of local products from the estate, cheese, ham, olive oil, tempranillo jelly and suckling lamb, all accompanied by Alejandro’s wines. Dehesa La Granja is top winemaker at Alejandro Fernandez’s country estate near Toro. You will depart for Salamanca and check in to the hotel for the next two nights, the Palacio de Castellanos.

Day 3

Leave for the rugged terrain of Arribes to visit British winemaker Charlotte Allen. You will enjoy a tour and tasting and lunch in her wine cellar. After lunch, you will take a boat cruise along the Douro River, where the very steep gorges create a dramatic and hushed environment. Free evening in Salamanca.

Day 4

After breakfast, you will leave Salamanca for a short drive south to Guijuelo. The first stop is Simon Martin, a producer of the finest jamón Iberico since 1907 and 2012 winner of the best jamón in Spain. You will have a tasting of a range of Simon Martin’s jamon, chorizo, and salchichon. On to Mogarraz to visit La Zorra, a fine winery followed by lunch in the restaurant that owns the bodega. La Zorra produces quality wines from the Rufete grape (93 Parker points). After lunch, you will go to Extremadura and the historic walled city of Caceres and stay at the Parador.

Day 5

Drive to Merida for a tour of the old Roman city. It is southwards for visit and lunch at the Santa Marina winery. Santa Marina is spectacularly situated on the site of an old Roman vineyard in Extremadura (91 Parker). Onward, to the majestic city of Seville at the hotel for the next two nights, Vinnci La Rabida. Orientation walk before free evening.

Day 6

Leave the home of sherry, the town of Jerez de la Frontera. The first visit is to Lustau, producers of highly rated sherries since 1896. Lustau is known for its “Almacenista” tradition of bottling sherries from small family bodegas in the region and its Solera Reserva range. Visit and tasting at Fernando de Castilla, owned by Jan Pettersen, hailed as one of the champions in the region for producing wines in keeping with the old-fashioned style.

Visit the Flamenco Museum. After a short tour of the museum for an introduction to the roots of flamenco, you will sit down to see a performance of this fascinating art. You will then enjoy Jabugo ham tasting and dinner at the historic Taberna del Alabadero.

Day 7

Take the high-speed AVE back to Madrid. After a gourmet picnic lunch on the train, you will check back into the Palacio de Tepa and have an afternoon to explore Madrid. The last night dinner is a lavish introduction to modern Spanish gastronomy at the elegant two-star Michelin restaurant El Club Allard.

Day 8

This is the end of the tour.

Included excursions

  • Visit both the classic and the new wave Madrid tapas bars
  • Visit to British winemaker Charlotte Allen and enjoy a tour and tasting and lunch in her wine cellar.
  • Visit to La Zorra, a fine winery
  • Visit to Extremadura and the historic walled city of Caceres
  • Visit and tasting at Fernando de Castilla
  • Visit to the Flamenco museum
  • An afternoon to explore Madrid

Instructors

Joanna Wivell

Location

This holiday will take place in Spain. Beginning and ending in Madrid, you will visit wonderfully diverse landscapes in Castile and Leon, Extremadura, and Andalusia.

Spain

Spain has more land under vine than any other country and has a rich and varied wine history.

Food

During this holiday, you will be served daily breakfasts, six lunches, and six dinners along with wine. For other meals, you are free to make your own plans.

Meals highlights

  • A dinner at Madrid’s opulent two-star Michelin restaurant, Club Allard
  • Long lunches at the wineries of Dehesa La Granja, La Zorra, and Santa Marina
  • Insider’s Madrid gourmet tapas tour of Madrid, prize-winning tapas with a twist in Seville
  • Prize-winning jamon tasting at Guijuelo, one of the world’s great ham locations
  • Jabugo ham tasting and dinner at the historic Taberna del Alabadero
  • Taste of Andalusia; tapas and sherry pairing in Jerez

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Visits and tastings at wineries
  • All wine at meals
  • Visit both the classic and the new wave Madrid tapas bars
  • Visit to British winemaker Charlotte Allen and enjoy a tour and tasting and lunch in her wine cellar
  • Visit La Zorra, a fine winery
  • Visit to Extremadura and the historic walled city of Caceres
  • Visit and tasting at Fernando de Castilla
  • Visit to the Flamenco museum
  • An afternoon to explore Madrid
  • Private transport by luxury coach
  • Services of a tour manager
  • Daily breakfast, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • Other visits and activities as specified in the itinerary
  • An expert guide
  • Local transport and VAT
  • 7 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Tips and incidental extras
  • Airfare
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Gratuities for guides

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Madrid Airport (MAD). Transfers by taxi are 30 EUR flat fee to the city center.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Sunday October 27, 2019
Departure: Sunday November 3, 2019

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