Gourmet Spain Tour March 22-29th, 2015

Gourmet Spain Tour born following many requests about our tours outside Madrid, we are happy to announce our Gourmet Insider’s Spain tour hosted together with our friends at Iberian Wine Tours.

We move beyond the capital to offer a gourmet overview of central and southern Spain, allowing you to see, taste and breathe the wonders that Spain has to offer. We visit wonderfully diverse landscapes in Castile and Leon, Extremadura and Andalucia, beginning and ending in Madrid.

The trip is jointly hosted by Joanna Wivell (Insider’s Madrid) and Iberian Wine Tours. Their combined insider knowledge offers a double inside track on how to taste the very best of Spain, underpinned by many years uncovering the heart and soul of Iberia.

Wines

The love of wine, and the stories surrounding, it is one of the key elements of this trip. We experience tastings of top class wines from established winemakers as well as visits to what are considered the best new wineries in the region. We visit several contrasting wineries to taste some stunning wines:

Dehesa La Granja is top winemaker Alejandro Fernandez’s country estate near Toro
La Setera is an artisan producer of wine made from the little known Juan Garcia grape
La Zorra produces quality wines from the Rufete grape (93 Penin points)
Santa Marina is spectacularly situated on the site of an old Roman vineyard in Extremadura (91 Parker)
Lustau is a top sherry producer since 1896
Fernando de Castilla is one of the oldest bodegas in Jerez
(93-95 Parker points)

Sherry Casks, Jerez

Sherry Casks, Jerez

Gastronomy

We provide a selection of top class restaurants on the tour ranging from small and traditional to international standard award-winning venues to include the following:
Dinner at Madrid’s opulent 2*

Michelin restaurant, Club Allard
Long lunches at the wineries of Dehesa La Granja, La Zorra, 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
Goat’s cheese and wine tasting in La Setera
Taste of Andalucia; tapas and sherry pairing in Jerez

Estado Puro, Madrid

Estado Puro, Madrid

Accommodation

We have selected comfortable and stylish accommodation.
We will be staying in the following hotels during the trip:
In Madrid we stay at the fashionable 5* Palacio de Tepa
In Salamanca we stay at the historic 4* Palacio de Castellanos
In Caceres we stay at a former 14th century palace, the 4* Parador
In Seville we stay at the 4* Las Casas de la Juderia

Casas de la Judería

Rooftops of Seville from Las Casas de la Juderia

Experiences

We aim to provide an experience which goes beyond wine and food, to enable you to get a feel for the region and its culture. The following activities offer an alternative flavour of Spain:

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage cities of Avila, Salamanca, Caceres and Merida.
Tour the fantastically preserved Roman ruins in Merida
Go golden eagle spotting on a boat trip along the Douro River
Enjoy Flamenco in its spiritual home city of Seville

Flamenco in Seville

Flamenco in Seville

  • Price: $3750 per person
  • Price if booked before 31st May: $3550
  • Single supplement:$650
  • Tour deposit booking : $600
  • Duration: 7 night
  • What´s included: The price includes all accommodation, visits and tastings at wineries, an expert guide, all breakfasts and 6 lunches and 3 dinners during the trip (for other meals you are free to make your own plans), all wine at meals, and local transport.
    Flights, insurance, tips and incidental extras are not included
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Price information in pounds and euros: Please contact us.

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