Vineyards at sunrise in Basque, Spain

Spain’s Culinary Delights: Autumn Food Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Barcelona, Girona, Madrid, Consuegra...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

During this 7-day culinary expedition through Spain, visit internationally acclaimed tapas bars, Michelin-starred restaurants, and picturesque wine-tasting venues. Along the way, fall in love with frenzied city life in Madrid and Barcelona but also the quiet serenity of Girona and Consuegra. This tour immerses you in the vibrant culture and riveting lore of Spain's most delectable delights.

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Trip Highlights

  • Touch down along the sparkling Mediterranean coastline and indulge in an authentic Catalan meal along Las Ramblas boulevard
  • Partake in a traditional paella cooking class and sip internationally acclaimed wines in the Spanish countryside
  • Amble along the charming cobbled streets of Girona and sample fresh seafood at sunset along the ocean
  • Tour the Royal Palace and immerse yourself in Madrid's eclectic neighborhoods
  • Delight in authentic churros and stroll through the city's Parque El Retiro
  • Wind through the captivating countryside of Castilla-La Mancha and arrive in Consuegra for the village's annual Saffron Festival
  • Relax beneath the shady palm trees of Malaga's pristine beaches and shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs in the city's downtown area

Detailed Description

There is no better way to experience the whimsy, passion, and warmth of Spanish culture than through its culinary excellence. Each region has its specialty, from fresh seafood along the coast to an eclectic blend of savory tapas in central and southern Spain. In between, you will learn about the ingredients and undeniably rich flavors that set Spanish gastronomy apart from any other cuisine. Of course, during the month of October, you will also attend some of the most lively festivals of the year.

You will begin your 7-day tour in the bustling city of Barcelona. Here, locals sit out on sunkissed patios, and children gather to play soccer. In the afternoon, you will roll up your sleeves for an authentic paella cooking class with a private Michelin-starred chef. The following day, you will explore the city's Gothic Quarter, which is home to opulent palaces and grand cathedrals. You will also catch a glimpse of famed architect Antoni Gaudi's whimsical designs at La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. Later, you will venture to the Catalan countryside for a wine tasting event alongside an expert sommelier.

Your tour through Catalonia will continue in the charming town of Girona. Bright facades of yellow, orange, and red will welcome you. You will then tour the exquisite Arab baths and walk along the ancient Roman wall that surrounds the city. That evening, you can partake in a fresh seafood dinner as the moonlight shines on the crashing waves.

Then, you will transfer to the nation's capital of Madrid. Here, you will stroll through the Plaza Mayor and catch wafts of savory tapas in the Plaza del Sol. The next morning, you can bite into sugary sweets known as churros in one of the oldest churrerias in the country. Later in the day, you will walk through the opulent halls of the Royal Palace and visit the Reina Sofia Museum as part of the city's annual Architecture Week. Next, you can continue to the picturesque city of Consuegra, where you will attend the town's annual saffron festival. Here, you will learn about the cultivation of the spice and the integral role it plays in Spain's culinary scene. On your final day in Spain, you will arrive in Malaga, where you can enjoy a morning of leisurely shopping and sightseeing before indulging in a light lunch along the coastline.

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.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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