Vineyards in Basque, Spain

Indulgent Gastronomy Tour of the Iberian Peninsula

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Spain, Portugal

Places Visited

Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Sintra...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

This luxury 9-day itinerary invites you to explore the gourmet pleasures of Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon, while also being introduced to a myriad of magical sights and embarking on an abundance of elite excursions. Feast your eyes on three of Europe’s most fascinating cities and have the chance to actually feast on the flavors of these cities on an epic luxury getaway. From a decadent chocolate tour in Barcelona to a private hike and wine expedition in Sintra, you will be in heaven on earth the...

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Trip Highlights

  • Head to the stunning countryside just outside of Madrid as you spend the day being introduced to the finest Spanish wines
  • Arrive in Lisbon, tour the highlights of the city, taste its best flavors, and learn how to bake one of the country’s signature pastry desserts
  • Indulge in a decadent Spanish meal before being treated to a fiery live Flamenco performance
  • Partake in a delicious Spanish tapas tour in Barcelona before taking a private cooking class to learn how to make your own
  • Start the day in Barcelona with a private yoga session on the beach before being treated to a gourmet brunch by the water
  • Discover the most decadent chocolates in all of Barcelona as you tour this niche world of Spanish sweets
  • Hike amid the heavenly Sintra scenery before being wined and dined in one of Portugal’s most romantic and awe-inspiring enclaves

Detailed Description

The three European gems of Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon have always been renowned across the globe for their exciting sights and unmatched beauty. However, to not fully experience each of these captivating cities’ mouthwatering epicurean delights would be to miss out on one of life’s true pleasures. You will discover each and every one of them, one delicious bite and sip at a time, in the trio of European destinations on this 9-day luxury itinerary.

Your handcrafted gourmet getaway begins in Barcelona, where you will spend your first evening enjoying an authentic Spanish dinner before watching a live Flamenco performance. The following morning, kicking off your first official day in Spain, you will indulge in a private tapas tour with a local gourmand guide, who will take you to all of the secret spots with the most savory sips and bites. You will then learn to make all of these creations yourself with the help of a master chef as you spend that evening taking a private tapas cooking class.

Your Barcelona discovery begins with a private yoga session on the beach, followed by a lovely gourmet brunch. You will then continue onward to sweeten your day with a decadent private chocolate tour alongside your local guide. The night will be free for you to stroll the beautiful city streets and take your pick among a plethora of impressive al fresco dining options.

As you embark on another exciting event, you will be practicing your Spanish as you depart Barcelona and head to Madrid. Upon your arrival in Madrid, you will join your private guide in exploring the highlights of the city, while also tasting the best flavors from the best local vendors en route. To make things even more interesting, the entire way, you will be learning all of the Spanish phrases and terms for everything that you see, as well as trying your hand, or tongue, at conversing with the locals as you order your appetizing selections.

Day five will find you venturing to the stunning Segovia for a full day of exploring its best sights, as well as sampling its unique flavors as well. A private wine tour in the Spanish countryside follows the next day before you then depart Madrid towards Lisbon.

Once you arrive in Portugal’s capital city, you will enjoy a private tour with an expert guide, taking you around to all of the most iconic landmarks and monuments. En route, you will also be getting to taste some of the city’s most savory and sweet signature treats. That evening, you will then get the opportunity to learn how to make one of the amazing treats that you tasted earlier in the day with your own two hands, all with the help of a local master chef during a private baking class.

Your final day in Portugal will be spent amid the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Portuguese countryside surrounding idyllic Sintra. Throughout your entire gourmet vacation, you will stay in luxury accommodations and have every detail of your trip handled for you, including all private transfers to and from every destination and airport. The only thing that will be on your mind will be what to sample, savor, and sip next.

Starting Price

$2,155 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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