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Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona for Gastronomes & Food Lovers

Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona for Gastronomes & Food Lovers

Prices from 3900 EUROS PER PERSON

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Trip Overview:

Embark on an unforgettable private journey with Totally Spain and our team of expert private guides and drivers to explore the enchanting beauty of Spain and it's world famous gastronomy with a special focus on the regions of Madrid, Zaragoza and Barcelona. In Madrid, your adventure includes a gui...

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Trip Summary:

* 4 Nights MADRID with daytrip to TOLEDO included. * 2 Nights ZARAGOZA * 3 Nights BARCELONA with daytrip to MONTSERRAT and a winery * Private Transfers and High Speed Train * Expert Private Guides * Food & Wine Experiences, Flamenco, Gaudi, UNESCO heritage sights, World class museums and more ...

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Daily Departures. This is a private trip and can be customized to suit your travel dates.

Fly into Madrid International Airport. Depart from Barcelona Airport. This tour may also be done in reverse.

Totally Spain does not arrange or include flights in our tours. You have the flexibility to book the flights and dates you prefer. A website such as Skyscanner is very useful for checking up-to-date flight schedules and prices.

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Tour Itinerary

Madrid, Spain

Arrive in Madrid. You’ll be met at the airport by your private driver who will transfer you directly to your centrally-located Madrid hotel for 4 nights.

Take your time to settle in. Take a stroll in your neighbourhood that is bustling with atmospheric cafes, bars and restaurants.

For Madrid and for all the other places on this tour, we’ll provide you with our Totally Spain City Guides which highlight the best cafes, bars, restaurants along with museums, parks and other cultural spaces you can explore in your free time.  Your Totally Spain agent will also make personal recommendations based on your final choice of hotel and the size of your party.

We can also assist with restaurant reservations and booking other attractions to avoid queues.

 

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • Private transfer from Madrid Airport to your Madrid hotel
  • 4 star quality, centrally located, handpicked hotel in a standard room with full breakfast included. Upgrade available on request

Madrid Markets & Gastronomy Tour, Spain

This morning meet your expert local Madrid guide. A hearty appetite is recommended!

For 2.5 hours, embark on a gastronomic journey through one of Madrid's most iconic neighborhoods. 

Your moveable brunch begins with a traditional breakfast at the neighborhood's `churrería´, a dedicated churro bakery. Following this, leisurely stroll through the charming `barrio´, making a stop at the neighborhood's premier charcuterie shop to sample the pinnacle of Spanish culinary excellence: cured Iberian ham!

Subsequently, experience the joys of market shopping like a true Madrileño at a historic fresh foods market. Here, you'll have the chance to meet Daniel, a charming third-generation fruit and vegetable seller; Miguel, the resident connoisseur of craft beer, Roberto, the fresh olives purveyor, and a host of other captivating local personalities.

Your culinary expedition will culminate with a hearty tapas lunch and drinks at Pedro and Carlos's bar. Much like their father before them, they meticulously source all their ingredients from within the market. This final stop also provides ample opportunities to glean valuable tips and recommendations for the remainder of your sojourn in Spain. 


Activities & Services Included today

  • Private Guided Gastronomic tour including delicious snacks, tapas and drinks.
  • 4 star quality, centrally located, handpicked hotel in a standard room with full breakfast included. Upgrade available on request

Meals Included today

  • Full Brunch and drinks

Madrid Culture, Flamenco & Michelin Dining, Spain

 

 

Today enjoy a private guided walking tour of Madrid city which includes the magnificent Royal Palace. 

Time at leisure following your tour.

This evening enjoy a spectacular flamenco performance with a special `tasting´dinner menu included at one of Madrid's premier flamenco tablaos - considered one of the best in the world - which also holds a coveted Michelin star.  

 


Activities & Services Included today

  • Private Half-Day Walking tour in Madrid with expert, English speaking guide
  • Pre-Booked Entrance tickets for the Royal Palace
  • Flamenco performance
  • 4 star quality, centrally located, handpicked hotel in a standard room with full breakfast included. Upgrade available on request

Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast
  • Special dinner during flamenco show - tasting menu with drinks included

Daytrip to Toledo, Spain

Today your destination is Toledo. You'll be transferred from your hotel to Madrid Atocha train station to board the high speed train to Toledo.  Upon arrival you’ll meet our expert local guide who will first take you by taxi to the Cigarrales area for some magnificent panoramic views of Toledo city over the Tagus River.

The city of Toledo is the capital of the province of the same name, and is also the capital of the Autonomous Community called Castilla-La Mancha. The city is located at 529 metres above sea level, in the Castillian meseta (plateau), practically in the centre of the Iberian peninsula. and just 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of Madrid.  The monumental city centre sits atop a craggy rock, which is almost entirely encircled by the Tagus river.  UNESCO declared Toledo a World Heritage city in recognition of its uniqueness and its past as a host to Christian, Islamic and Hebrew culture which the splendid architecture of the city still relects - being almost impossible to walk its streets without stumbling on a Gothic or Mudejar church, an ancient mosque, a Romanesque or Visigothic structure, a former synagogue or a Renaissance palace.

Your guide will lead you on a walking tour exploring the old city while you learn about the three cultures that lived side by side during the Middles Ages and see the most important sights in Toledo including Zocodover Square, Alcazar of Toledo, Santo Tome Church,Transito Synagogue, Santa Maria La Blanca and cathedral (entrance included).

Lunch is included today at a charming traditional restaurant situated within the Old Quarter of Toledo.  We've arranged a special menu for you with wine included.

After lunch some time at leisure before returning to Madrid by high speed train where you will be met by your driver and transferred back to your hotel.

Activities & Services Included today

  • Private transfer from Madrid Hotel to Madrid train station
  • High speed train from Madrid to Toledo - Tourist class (30 mins)
  • Private transfer from Toledo train station to the city center with panoramic views along the way
  • Private Half-Day Walking tour in Toledo with expert, English speaking guide
  • Included entrance tickets to the monuments you visit..
  • High speed train from Toledo to Madrid - Tourist class (30 mins)
  • Private transfer from Madrid train station to your Madrid hotel
  • 4 star quality, centrally located, handpicked hotel in a standard room with full breakfast included. Upgrade available on request

Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch with wine

Zaragoza (by High Speed Train) - Tapas Evening, Spain

This morning depart Madrid and travel north by high speed train to the charming city of Zaragoza, situated just 1 hour south of the mighty Pyrenees mountains.  

The delicious gastronomy of Zaragoza and the Aragon region will surprise your senses with numerous and exquisite dishes for all tastes.  The typical gastronomy includes prime regional ingredients with denomination of origin such as jamon from Teruel, lamb and olive oil from Aragón as well wines with D.O. Cariñena, Calatayud and Somontano.

This afternoon you are joined by your local guide and food expert for a private tour of Zaragoza combining both the culture of the city with its incredible tapas scene.

 

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • Private transfer from Madrid Hotel to Madrid train station
  • High speed train from Madrid to Zaragoza - Tourist class (1hr 15mins)
  • Private transfer from Zaragoza train station to Zaragoza hotel
  • Private Culture & Tapas Food tour with all drinks and food included.
  • 4 star quality, centrally located, handpicked hotel in a standard room with full breakfast included. Upgrade available on request

Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast
  • Tapas and drinks evening meal

Zaragoza Food & Wine Experience, Spain

Today you decide which gastronomy related experience you would prefer to do.  Which option you choose must be selected at time of booking.

1. Private cooking class with a market visit included.  The venue is a lovely modern cooking school/ kitchen club in the centre of Zaragoza. You'll be accompanied by your guide and lunch with drinks is included as you will dine on the various dishes that you prepare during your class.  The menu you prepare will be focused on delicious regional dishes. 

A sample menu might be:  

- Regional Rose tomato, anchovy and black olive tartar
- Borage (typical to Zaragoza) with a ham veloute, creamy potato and egg cooked at a low temperature
- Traditional Chicken `chilindron´ (chicken and vegetable stew typical from the Aragon region)
- Pears in white wine with saffron, almond crumble and whipped cream

all accompanied by local wines.

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2. Private full day excursion with driver-guide to visit the Cariñena wine region, tour a local winery and enjoy a tasting.  This visit will also appeal to art aficionados as we take you to the birthplace, and visit the house-museum,  of Francisco Goya.  Lunch is also included.

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • Private cooking class with market visit OR full day excursion wth private driver-guide to Cariñena wine region as detailed above
  • 4 star quality, centrally located, handpicked hotel in a standard room with full breakfast included. Upgrade available on request

Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch with drinks.

 

Barcelona (by High Speed Train) - Gothic Quarter & Boqueria Market Tour, Spain

Today following breakfast transfer from your hotel to Zaragoza train station for your high-speed train to Barcelona.  A driver will meet you upon arrival in Barcelona and transfer you to your centrally located hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

Prepare to be swept off your feet by the sheer enchantment of Barcelona, a city that effortlessly blends centuries of history with cutting-edge excitement. This Spanish gem boasts an architectural landscape that´s nothing short of spellbinding, where the likes of Gaudi, Domenech i Montaner, and Puig i Cadafalch have sculpted a world of whimsical beauty. You´ll find yourself wandering the enchanting streets, feeling as if you´ve stepped into a fairytale with its Catalan Art Nouveau and Modernisme influences. The city´s iconic landmarks, like the mesmerizing Sagrada Familia and the Casa Mila, are living testaments to the genius of these visionaries. Stroll through its enchanting streets, and you´ll discover monumental sculptures by local masters like Joan Miro, adorning charming public spaces. If you crave a deeper connection with art, the city´s museums are treasure troves. Marvel at the ancient Roman artifacts or lose yourself in the brilliant strokes of Picasso and the surreal world of Salvador Dalí. As the sun bathes the city in golden hues, you´ll be captivated by the vibrant outdoor markets, where fragrant spices, colorful textiles, and local crafts beckon. And let´s not forget the Mediterranean port, a bustling hub of activity that offers a refreshing escape from the urban bustle. For the discerning palates, Barcelona is a gastronomic delight. With its plentiful array of stylish restaurants, you can savor authentic tapas, fresh seafood, and delectable Spanish cuisine. Whether you´re sipping sangria at a charming outdoor cafe or indulging in a gourmet meal, your taste buds will dance with delight.

 

This afternoon rendezvous with your expert local guide for an exclusive half-day private walking tour in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.  Meander through ancient cobblestone streets, while your guide will unveil the secrets of the old Quarter, revealing its hidden treasures and captivating stories.  Discover the iconic Ramblas, a tree-lined pedestrian promenade stretching 1.2 kilometers.  Encounter a captivating array of street entertainers who add a touch of magic to your journey. Enter the lively Boqueria Food Market, one of Europe's largest and most renowned culinary hubs. Here, your senses will awaken as you explore a kaleidoscope of colors, flavors, and aromas. A perfect start to your stay in Barcelona.

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • Private transfer from your Zaragoza Hotel to Zaragoza train station
  • High speed train from Zaragoza to Barcelona .
  • Private transfer from Barcelona train station to your Barcelona hotel
  • Private Half-Day Walking tour in Barcelona with expert, English speaking guide
  • 4 star quality, centrally located, handpicked hotel in a standard room with full breakfast included. Upgrade available on request


Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast

Barcelona - Sagrada Familia, Park Guell & Evening Tapas Experience, Spain

Enjoy a hearthy breakfast before meeting your expert private guide and driver.  Today you’ll see why Barcelona is the heart of architectural modernism and experience the work of Antoni Gaudi, the maximum exponent of this spectacular artistic movement.

You’ll visit the remarkable Sagrada Familia - one of the most famous and spectacular of Gaudi’s works. It’s a Christian temple where Gaudi worked on fulltime from 1915 until his death in 1926 – even living on-site in the year leading up to his death. His remains are buried in the crypt. Work continues to this day on the building!

You’ll also visit Parc Guell – adored for brightly coloured mosaic tiles in animal forms and its great views over the city. Gaudi lived here from 1906 until 1925 – his former residence is now the location for the Gaudi Museum. 

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

This evening you’ll take part in a guided small group tapas tour with all food & drinks included. It’s a great way to experience Barcelona's most interesting and authentic bars and restaurants without the research or guesswork. Your guide will recommend the wines and other drinks to try and order the speciality tapas at each bar or tavern. Your guide will talk about the history of tapas, the types of tapas served in Catalonia and elsewhere in Spain and will also give you a history of the neighbourhood you are visiting as well.

Activities & Services Included today

  • Private Half-Day tour in Barcelona with expert, English speaking guide
  • Private driver and transport for half-day
  • Pre-Booked Entrance tickets for Sagrada Familia
  • Pre-Booked Entrance tickets for Park Güell
  • Guided Gastronomic walking tour with a small group. Includes delicious tapas and drinks ( 10 people maximum)
  • 4 star quality, centrally located, handpicked hotel in a standard room with full breakfast included. Upgrade available on request


Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast
  • Tapas style dinner

Barcelona - Daytrip to Montserrat & Winery, Spain

Today you'll enjoy a daytrip in a small group (16 maximum) from Barcelona to visit the Monastery of Montserrat and afterwards, a charming winery.  You'll make your own way to the departure point which is very centrally located although a transfer can be arranged if required..

Montserrat is the most important mountain in Catalonia. A unique massif, famous for its gothic shapes and beautiful views. On the way to Montserrat your guide will introduce you to this “magic mountain” where Mother Nature meets religion, history and the identity of the catalan peopple. Enjoy the stunning landscape of this Natural Park. The guided tour includes a short walk to the monastery where you can enjoy spectacular views and get a true feel of spirituality Montserrat has to offer.

After Montserrat continue to the winery, just a few minutes away from Montserrat, one of the most important and beautiful wineries in the region.  Learn how the wine is created there, enjoy a tasting with tapas and time exploring the castle and seeing where the wines are aged.

Return to Barcelona in the late afternoon for your final evening in this magical city. 

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • Guided excursion to the Monastery of Montserrat and afterwards a charming winery with a small group. Includes guide, transport, delicious tapas lunch and drinks (16 people maximum)
  • 4 star quality, centrally located, handpicked hotel in a standard room with full breakfast included. Upgrade available on request

Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch

Departure,

Following breakfast you will be met by your private driver and transferred to Barcelona International Airport for your departure.

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • Private transfer from your Barcelona hotel to Barcelona airport

Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast

Additional Information

 

SUGGESTED TRIP EXTENSIONS

Extra Nights in Madrid

See more of this fine city and / or enjoy additional daytrips to exciting historical places such as Segovia, Salamanca, Cuenca, Aranjuez and Alcala de Henares.  Ask us about this option.

Extra Nights in Barcelona

Discover more of this amazing city, do a cooking class perhaps, and/ or enjoy additional daytrips to places such as the Costa Brava, Girona, Figueres & the Dali Museum, Priorat & Penedes wine regions, ​Tarragona and more.

Extra Nights in Zaragoza

An extra day in Zaragoza would allow you to enjoy more of the city, take a daytrip to the Somontano Wine region and charming Alequezar or visit historical Belchite & an olive oil producer.

 

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What's included

Accommodation (based on 2 people sharing)

  • 9 nights handpicked accommodation in quality 4-star centrally located hotels in a standard room. Upgrade options available on request.

Meals

  • Full Buffet breakfast daily
  • Tapas style brunch in Madrid. All food and drink included.
  • Lunch in Toledo. All food and wine included.
  • Tapas style dinner in Zaragoza. All food and drink included.
  • Lunch in Zaragoza. All food and drink included.
  • Tapas style dinner in Barcelona. All food and drink included.
  • Tapas style lunch at Catalan Winery. All food and drink included.

Transport

  • All private transfers  (airport, train station) as indicated above
  • Half-day private driver in Barcelona (Day 8)
  • High Speed Trains (tourist class – upgrades available on request)
  • Madrid to Toledo roundtrip
    Madrid to Zaragoza
    Zaragoza to Barcelona

Private Guided Tours

  • Private Walking tour in Madrid with expert English speaking guide
  • Private Walking Food Tour in Madrid with expert English speaking guide.
  • Private Walking tour in Toledo with expert English speaking guide
  • Private Walking Food tour in Zaragoza with expert English speaking guide
  • Two Private tours in Barcelona with expert English speaking guide

Pre-Booked Entrance Tickets

  • Madrid – Royal Palace
  • Toledo – Cathedral and former synagogues
  • Zaragoza - Baslica
  • Barcelona – Sagrada Familia & Park Güell

Group Guided Tours

  • Gastronomic guided tour with a small group in Barcelona. All food and drink included.

Special Highlights

  • Flamenco show in Madrid (1 hr duration)
  • Private Half-Day Cooking class OR full day Cariñena Wine region/ Goya excursion in Zaragoza

Other

  • Comprehensive personalized trip documentation including local maps, guides and tourist information
  • Totally Spain's specialist trip planning service and support
  • Spanish Government tax


NOT INCLUDED
Flights, Personal Travel Insurance, Porterage (not commonly available in Spain), Tips, Meals, drinks or hotel extras other than those described above. Anything else not specified above.

 

 

 

 

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3900 EUROS PER PERSON

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