Spain is filled with revolutionary cuisine that stems from evolutionary flavors. The beauty of every dish comes from simple pleasures and decadent combinations. Whether trendy modernist plating or traditional tapas bars, you will taste the divine on this 10-day ultimate Spain tasting tour through Barcelona, Granada, Marbella, Seville, and Madrid. Find the rich saltiness of bellota ham and celebrate the creamy seafood in paella big enough to share. Traverse the historic quarters of famous cities...
The First Flavors
Spain is a country known for its simple and remarkable, or simply remarkable, cuisine. Arrive in Barcelona at the start of your romantic getaway to Spain and your private transfer meets you at the airport. The city is majestic, set alongside the sea and filled with brimming culture, boundless architecture, and a specific energy unlike anywhere else in the world. The traditions of the food scene have brought gastronomic adventurers from around the country and the world, to create an experience for the palate. La Rambla is a large boulevard lined with vivacious trees. The pedestrian walkway is always filled with people enjoying a nice stroll, in search of local goods, or viewing the local artists at work.
The boulevard extends to almost a full mile and is bordered by the Gothic Quarter. A large mosaic decorates the ground near the Art Deco façade of the Liceu Theatre. The atmosphere is mesmerizing and embracing. In the evening, you will have your first taste of the city and the country, able to indoctrinate yourself into the flavors of Spain. You can indulge in the style of Saüc, a restaurant known for its quality and decadent cuisine. The Michelin Starred restaurant provides an array of traditional and unique flavors, including a tasting menu of roasted fish and clams, with herbaceous fennel and vanilla.
Meeting the Locals
A Sample of the Hillside
View from the Rock
The Sensations of the Hills
A Different Flavor
The Scent of Flowers
The Capital’s Sweet Allure
- Experience a Flavorful Tapas Tour through the hidden tapas bars of Seville
- Delight in a private cooking class to learn traditional Catalan dishes in Barcelona
- Explore the gorgeous Alhambra palace complex
- Dine in a restaurant with over 250 years of history
- Witness the artistic and architectural integrity of Barcelona
- Visit vibrant local markets filled with the cultural delicacies
- Travel to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar
- Discover the spirit of the countryside with a visit to an Andalusian ranch
- Marvel at the artistry of the Great Mosque in Cordoba
- Delight in the enchanting rhythms of a flamenco performance
Indulge in the historic ambiance of the oldest restaurant in the world. Listen to the captivating sounds of onions sizzling, prepared by your own private chef and instructor. This ultimate Spain tasting tour through Barcelona, Granada, Marbella, Seville, and Madrid is tailored to your savory tastes and culinary desires. Find the true flavors of Andalusia and witness the rainbow colors of the Market of Marvels in Madrid. You will find new stunning perceptions every moment and relish every bite. Your time on this Spain vacation tour will fill you with unparalleled cuisine and unforgettable culture.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, which brings the particular flavors of a unique culture to the forefront. The Mediterranean Sea brushes against the borders of the city. The energetic streets create relaxed but vibrant ambiance. Embark on a captivating tour of the city that takes you to the top of Montjuïc hill and through the marketplace on a private culinary tour. Visit Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Basilica and savor the tremendous flavors unveiled to you by your instructor. The Gothic Quarter provides insight into the exemplary past, and the Boqueria is the largest market in all of Europe.
Fly to Granada and explore the wide range of olive oils, filled with inherent flavor and creamy texture. The Alhambra towers over the city’s ancient streets in a display of regal dominance and historic wonderment. Tour through the palace complex before venturing to Malaga. Explore the Picasso Museum and the medieval city’s historic center. Relax at your resort in Marbella. Spend the day visiting the Rock of Gibraltar. Take a ride in the cable car to the top and witness the exceptional panorama. Delight in a dinner at Garnacha to celebrate the evening. En route to Seville, you will arrive at Campo Abierto. The ranch offers a great chance to witness the cultivation and training of stallions and bulls against the backdrop of stunning countryside.
Continue to Seville and traverse the expansive collection of tapas bars hidden along the winding narrow streets. Discover the Gothic cathedral and the old Jewish district of Santa Cruz. Take in a fabulous flamenco show to witness the traditional dance ingrained in the city’s culture. Spend the day in Cordoba. The Mezquita is an elegant display of Andalusian history, submerged in Moorish artistry and embraced by the locals. Arrive in Madrid and wander through the city’s treasured flavors, from its museums to its markets. Your private transfer, arranged by one of Zicasso's Spain tour companies, will escort you to the airport, but Spain has made an everlasting, flavorful impression.
$3,115 per person (excluding international flights)
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