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Food & Wine: A Taste of Spain

12 days |  15 days with Seville extension
12 days |  15 days with Seville extension
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buildings in plaza major in madrid spain
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The flavors of Spain’s vibrant regions will surprise and entice.

From the cava of Catalonia to the pintxos of Basque Country, Spain’s cuisine is calling you. Sample regional dishes and take in the culture of Barcelona and Madrid, savor San Sebastian’s world-famous fare, and taste tempranillo wines of La Rioja and Ribera del Duero on this small group Food & Wine Tour.

Your tour package includes

  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners with beer or wine
  • 3 lunches
  • 5 wine tastings
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Included highlights

  • Barcelona's Gracía district
  • Santa Caterina Market
  • Catalan cooking class
  • Cava and Rioja wine tasting
  • Pintxo tasting
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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Barcelona today.

Barcelona3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Barcelona
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Spain! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner featuring regional wines.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Barcelona
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Get to know the Catalan capital on a guided sightseeing tour of the oldest part of the city.

  • Set off on a walking tour through the Gothic District, the history heart of the city with winding alleyways, peaceful squares, medieval buildings, and vibrant nightlife.
  • Begin in El Born, a trendy neighborhood home to the historic Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar—the only surviving Catalan Gothic style church.
  • Stroll through Plaça Sant Jaume, the center of the Gothic Quarter and Barcelona's government.
  • Explore El Call, the city's Jewish Quarter, and learn about the long history of the Jewish population ranging from the first century to present day.
  • Stop for a tasting of churros dipped in chocolate or refreshing cup of horchata.
  • End in King's Square, a former palace courtyard turned public square boasting impressive Gothic style architecture.

Enjoy a free afternoon in Barcelona or add an excursion.

Gaudí's Barcelona: Park Güell & La Sagrada Família

From $159 per person

Day 4: Cooking class & Cava wine tasting
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine tasting

Try your hand at preparing an authentic Spanish meal during a cooking class.

  • Tour the Santa Caterina Market in search of fresh ingredients.
  • Pass through the Gothic Quarter as you make your way to a culinary school.
  • Prepare your own lunch of traditional Spanish dishes with the help of a professional chef and relax while enjoying it with a glass of wine.

This afternoon, travel to the Cava wine region to visit a winery and sip this sparkling Spanish specialty.

San Sebastián2 nights
Day 5: San Sebastián via Pamplona
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Board a train and travel through the Aragon and Navarra regions to Pamplona, which is located in Basque Country, and get to know the old city on a walking tour.

  • Begin with an included lunch featuring txakoli, a locally-produced white wine.
  • Pass Plaza de Toros and walk along the Running of the Bulls route.
  • Admire Pamplona Cathedral and Pamplona City Hall.

Then, continue on to San Sebastián. You’ll visit a cider house in the city for an included dinner paired with a tasting of Basque Country cider.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of San Sebastián
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

A local guide leads this morning’s tour of San Sebastián, a town considered by many to be the culinary capital of Spain.

  • Pass by Playa de la Concha and make your way through the Old Quarter.
  • Gaze at the balconies that once held the ringside seats for bullfights at Plaza de la Constitución.
  • Get a taste of Basque culture as you eye the fresh catches at the fish market.
  • See the best places to pintxos hop and hear the best way to order this regional version of tapas.
  • Enjoy a tasting of a variety of small plates at a traditional pintxos bar.
La Rioja Region2 nights
Day 7: La Rioja Region via Bilbao
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Travel west along the scenic Costa Verde to Bilbao and set off on a guided sightseeing tour of the city.

  • Admire the architecture in Bilbao’s Old Quarter, known as Casco Viejo.
  • Enter the Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum, a showplace of modern and contemporary art, and admire the unique architecture alongside a local guide.
  • Enjoy regional fare and wine during an included lunch inside the museum.

Then, continue on to La Rioja region and enjoy a free evening in the area or add an excursion.

Logroño Food Tour: Tapas & Wine

From $109 per person

Day 8: La Rioja villages & wine tastings
Included meals: Breakfast, Wine tasting

Spend the morning exploring the villages of La Rioja region, then head to a winery for a tasting.

  • Enter the Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture in Briones to learn about wine history on a self-guided tour with an audio guide.
  • Drive through the Ebro River Valley and take in views of the beautiful vineyards and landscape.

In the afternoon, enjoy free time in the quaint village of Laguardia, which is known for its medieval architecture and city walls. Then, enjoy a tour and tasting in Rioja’s wine region where you'll sip several Rioja tempranillo wines while nibbling on traditional Spanish tapas.

Ribera del Duero Countryside1 night
Day 9: Ribera del Duero Countryside via Aranda de Duero
Included meals: Breakfast, Wine tasting, Tasting, Dinner

Transfer to Aranda de Duero, the capital of the Ribera del Duero region.

  • Discover the town’s underground, interconnected wine cellars.
  • Enjoy a tasting of the region’s classic tempranillos paired with tapas and chocolate in the wine cellar.

Tonight, enjoy a vineyard dinner and wine tasting before settling in to your hotel in the Riberia del Duero countryside.

Madrid2 nights
Day 10: Transfer to Madrid & sightseeing tour of the Old Town
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Travel south to Madrid and enjoy a walking tour through the Old Town.

  • Pass through Plaza Mayor, one of the main squares in the city.
  • Sample some wine and tapas at San Miguel Market.

Spend a free evening in Madrid or add an excursion.

Madrid Flamenco Show

From $189 per person

Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Madrid
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Get acquainted with Spain’s cosmopolitan capital city with the help of a local guide.

  • View the Royal Palace, Spain’s largest royal residence.
  • Pass by the Temple of Debod, a reassembled temple from ancient Egypt.
  • View the city’s many squares, including Plaza de España and the bustling Puerta del Sol.
  • Explore the Prado, a world-class art museum that began as the private collection of the Spanish monarchy and is home to the works of Goya, Velásquez, and more.

Join your fellow travelers for a traditional Castilian farewell dinner at a historic Madrid restaurant.

Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to Seville.

Extension to Seville
With its whitewashed buildings, wrought-iron balconies, and colorful tiles everywhere you look, Seville is truly a dream. Extend your adventure to explore on a guided tour, and journey into the countryside to try Andalusian culinary specialties in Carmona, Jerez, and beyond.
Seville3 nights
Day 12: Train ride to Seville & sightseeing tour
Included meal: Breakfast

Board a high-speed train and head south to uncover the beauty of Seville, the historic Andalusian capital, on a guided sightseeing tour.

  • View the tiled pavilion of the Plaza de España.
  • Pass the whitewashed homes of Barrio de Santa Cruz.
  • See the Gothic Seville Cathedral, the third-largest church in the world.
  • Enter the Royal Alcázar, a palace that was once home to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
Day 13: Sightseeing tour of Carmona & Jerez
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Wine tasting

Journey to the countryside, where you’ll experience Andalusian culinary specialties.

  • Sample artisanal olive oils and learn about their production at an olive oil farm in Carmona.
  • Enjoy free time to eat lunch in the charming town.
  • Travel to Jerez where Sherry, the famous fortified wine, is produced.
  • Tour a bodega to see how Sherry is produced, and then have a taste.
Day 14: Free day in Seville
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Seville or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Landscapes & Flavors of Sierra de Aracena

From $189 per person

Flight Home
Day 15: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5

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    3 out of 5 stars

    4/6/24 by 3rd-time traveler Anonymous

    Spain is an interesting and beautiful country. Unfortunately this tour is designed more as a "bucket list" tour to check off places and events. There was little regard given to experiencing Spain and its people. Instead of truly visiting such sites as the Prado our local guide talked for fifteen ...

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    4/6/24 by 1st-time traveler Jo-Ann

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
    Catalonia Barcelona Plaza

    This contemporary hotel is located in Plaza España of Barcelona. Guests enjoy central courtyard, spa services, and a fitness area. Nearby, you'll find...

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    Silken Amara Plaza San Sebastián
    Silken Amara Plaza San Sebastián

    This artsy hotel is located in the Amara neighborhood of San Sebastián. Guests enjoy bike rentals, a bar, and a library. Nearby, you’ll find the Estad...

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    AC Marriot La Rioja
    AC Marriot La Rioja

    Immerse yourself in our exclusive indoor swimming pool, designed to make our guests are as comfortable as possible during their stay. AC La Rioja Hot...

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    Torremilanos
    Torremilanos

    This elegant boutique hotel is located in the Aranda del Duero neighborhood. Guests enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and wine bar. Nearby, you’ll find t...

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    Novotel Madrid Center
    Novotel Madrid Center

    This spacious hotel is located in the heart of Madrid. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a fitness center. Nearby, you'll find the Prado ...

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    Catalonia Santa Justa
    Catalonia Santa Justa

    This contemporary hotel is located just outside of Seville's historic center. Guests enjoy the rooftop outdoor pool, fitness center, and spa. Nearby y...

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    Flights

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    • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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