Authentic Spanish paella

Spain Gastronomy Tour: Delectable Cuisine in Sunny Barcelona

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Barcelona, Sitges, Figueres, Valencia

Suggested Duration

7 Days

Spain is the home to intricate architecture and a very unique culture, and there is nowhere in Spain that showcases these two components quite like Barcelona. In addition to the detailed buildings and heritage, the culinary scene in Spain is one that can match any other city in the world. The foodie in you will be enthralled because this tasty, 7-day adventure will introduce you to the most prestigious culinary scenes and traditions that Barcelona has to offer. Indulge in cooking classes that...

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Trip Highlights

  • Coast along the tarmac of Barcelona's shimmering shoreline and sample the delicious suquet de peix or fish stew at ocean's edge
  • Venture inside the renowned Sant Ferran Castle in Figueres and stroll along the charming streets of the city's downtown area
  • Peruse the produce of Mercado de La Boqueria as you barter with vendors and embark on a tapas tour of the city's best snacks
  • Marvel at the exquisite architecture of Antoni Gaudi and break away from metropolitan life at one of Catalunya's illustrious vineyards
  • Amble along Sitges' sandy shore and sink your teeth into the region's delightfully fresh seafood
  • Roll up your sleeves and partake in an authentic paella cooking class and revel in a visit to Valencia's Central Market
  • Delight in a visit to the internationally acclaimed Sagrada Familia cathedral, which is a World Heritage UNESCO site, and enjoy lunch at an outdoor cafe

Detailed Description

Some of the most famed gastronomy in the world can be found in Spain's illustrious region of Catalonia. From the capital city of Barcelona to the idyllic coastal towns of Figueres and Sitges and the bustling metropolitan city of Valencia, each location boasts an eclectic array of local bites that will impress your senses. Whether you are looking for salty seafood or sweet red wine, spicy paella or savory tapas, you can find it all on your adventure to Barcelona. All the while, you will follow your expert guide to the region's key cultural and historical points of interest.

You will begin your culinary tour in Barcelona, where the palm trees sway and the ocean water sparkles. Lively chatter will be interrupted only by the hum of motorcycle engines and hurried taxis. On your first night, you will enjoy a lovely seaside dinner of suquet de peix at La Barceloneta port. Then, in the morning, you will venture down Las Ramblas boulevard before arriving at the vibrant Mercado de La Boqueria. Here, you will be able to bite into deliciously sweet fruits and converse with locals as you practice key phrases in the region's native tongue. The same afternoon, you will participate in a tapas crawl that will have you visiting the most renowned tapas bars and restaurants in the city. The following day, you will be led by your expert guide as you marvel at the fairytale-like architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Most notably, you will visit La Sagrada Familia, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Park Guell. Later, you will visit a picturesque vineyard on the outskirts of the city, where you will sample among Catalonia’s most delectable vintages.

During the second half of your Spanish adventure, you will travel beyond the limits of the major metropolis to explore Catalonia's beautiful coastal regions. First, in Sitges, you will tour the downtown area before wandering along the scenic beaches and digging your toes in the soft-sand beaches. You can enjoy a peaceful afternoon before indulging in the town's deliciously fresh seafood. Afterward, you will be led to Figueres, which is filled with charming street cafes and a sunny shoreline. Here, you can climb to the top of the Sant Ferran Castle for amazing seaside views. Lastly, you will visit the artistic city of Valencia, which is the third-largest metropolitan area in the country. Here, you can catch a glimpse of the local harvest when you visit the Central Market before rounding off your Spanish extravaganza with a traditional paella cooking class under the guidance of a world-renowned chef.

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Starting Price

$2,179 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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