Insider's Gourmet Tour of Spain
A Taste of Madrid, Salamanca, Caceres, Seville
Enjoy spring in Spain during this insider's access tour! Your 7-night itinerary will offer you a gourmet overview of central and southern Spain and a chance to taste the wonders of this amazing country. From the diverse landscapes of Castile, and Leon, Extremadura and Andalucia, to the famed city of Madrid, your gastronomic tour guided culinary vacation in Spain will feature one highlight, and one amazing meal, after another.
Lunch with famous winemaker Alejandro Fernandez on his private estate near Toro. Sample the prize-winning jamón of Guijuelo. Visit the famed Roman ruins of Merida, and have lunch on the site of an old Roman vineyard. Taste home-made artisanal goat cheese, then take a trip down the Douro Rriver. Enjoy a private sherry tasting in Jerez, and a flamenco performance in Seville, and finish with dinner in Madrid's only 2-star* Michelin restaurant.
Accommodations during your Spain culinary vacation will be at a variety of lovely hotels in Spain. Your first and last nights will be at the 5-star* Palacio de Tepa in the center of Madrid. You will also stay two nights in the 16th-century, 4-star Palacio de Castellans in Salamanca; one night in the 4-star* Hotel Parador de Cáceres, a Renaissance-style palace in the center of the Cáceres's old quarter; and two nights in Seville's Vinnci La Rabida, a charming Moorish-style hotel in the center of Seville.
Your guides for this incredible week-long culinary vacation in Spain are Joanna Wivell (pictured), who specializes in Madrid, and Jeremy Shaw, whose focus is wine tours. Both have a passion for all things Spain: Joanna for the quirky and classical sides of Madrid, and Jeremy for the wines and the vintners behind them. Their combined insider's knowledge offers you an in-the-know way to taste the very best Spain has to offer, reinforced by their many years of experience introducing curious travelers to Iberian gastronomy.