Smoked salmon and sauce cooked by molecular gastronomy technique in Barcelona, Spain

12 Michelin Stars of Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon and Porto Tour

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Countries Visited

Portugal, Spain

Places Visited

Madrid, Barcelona, Porto, Lisbon...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Follow the Michelin Starred restaurants across Western Europe for an unforgettable journey through Spain and Portugal. Restaurateurs gain inspiration from the local tastes and culinary traditions to create meals comparable to works of art and shape unimaginable flavor profiles. The radiant culture of Barcelona brings a different aesthetic than the modernist lifestyle of Madrid, while the historical desire for discovery has influenced the now traditional spices of Lisbon and promises of port structure...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the distinctive flavors and unique inspirations of the diverse menus crafted by Michelin Star chefs across Spain and Portugal
  • Sample the traditional flavors of Barcelona during a visit to La Boqueria Market connected to the pedestrian avenue of Las Ramblas
  • Wander along the preserved grounds of a fortress-monastery built by the Knights Templar in the 12th century in Tomar, Portugal
  • Listen to students of the Salamanca University perform 16th-century music in the city’s main square while wearing period costumes
  • Revel in a unique view of the Changing of the Guard at Spain’s Royal Palace while touring the opulent grounds that encompass nearly 3,000 rooms
  • Wander through the halls and salons of the Prado Museum in Madrid for a private tour of Spanish Masters between the 12th and 19th centuries
  • Explore the fairytale palaces and historical castles that decorate the countryside outside the town of Sintra in Portugal
  • Allow your dinner table to become a canvas for the artistic dishes crafted in Madrid

Detailed Description

Your 10-day Michelin Star tour of Spain and Portugal will layer the flavor found in culture, history, luxury, and cuisine for a delicious adventure across the Iberian Peninsula. Your journey will begin with your arrival in Barcelona, Spain. Your private transfer will greet you at the airport and escort you to your gorgeous hotel in the heart of the distinctive city. The remainder of the day will be yours to enjoy the lifestyle found along Las Ramblas as the aromas fill the marketplace of iconic La Boqueria. The next day, you will have a private tour of Barcelona’s monuments in the Gothic Quarter to the architecture of Antonin Gaudi. In the evening, you will savor your first of a variety of Michelin Star restaurants across Spain and Portugal.

Wake the next morning, and your private transfer will take you to the train station to board your first-class car on the high-speed train bound for Madrid. Once in the Spanish capital, your guide will lead you on an engaging tour of the Royal Palace to see the Changing of the Guard, and then to wander along the bustling street of the Grand Via. Discover the medieval charms of the city of Toledo the next day, and you can add a bonus Michelin Star restaurant for lunch in Toledo before returning to Madrid to visit the Prado Museum. In the evening, you will discover the intersection of art and gastronomy with a special restaurant experience.

Your private transfer will greet you in your hotel lobby the following day and escort you to Lisbon, Portugal. On your way, stop in the city of Salamanca, Spain to enjoy the historical architecture, unique ambiance, and lunch at a Michelin Starred restaurant. The next day, you can traverse the undulating cobbled lanes of Lisbon to experience the culture of Portugal’s capital city with its gorgeous architecture and bustling cafes. Dine at a Michelin Star restaurant for insight into the evolution of traditional flavor, and then travel to Sintra the next day for time spent amongst the storybook palaces and castles. Delight in the unique atmosphere, and then enjoy a fantastical meal.

The following day, you will travel with your private transfer to the town of Tomar to view the fortress-monastery built by the Knights Templar. Continue to the captivating streets of Coimbra to enjoy the streets that overflow with history before reaching Porto. The next morning, your guide will lead you on an in-depth tour of Porto that will include the riverside promenades, the elegant museums, and the charismatic culture. Your day will conclude with your final Michelin Starred meal in the Iberian Peninsula, and then conclude the next day as your private transfer will escort you to the Porto airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$6,995 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • Some or all activities and tours
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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