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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* 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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Madrid Markets & Gastronomy Tour, Spain
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.
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.
Daytrip to Toledo, Spain
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.
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.
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.
Barcelona (by High Speed Train) - Gothic Quarter & Boqueria Market Tour, Spain
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.
Barcelona - Sagrada Familia, Park Guell & Evening Tapas Experience, Spain
Barcelona - Daytrip to Montserrat & Winery, Spain
SUGGESTED TRIP EXTENSIONS
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.
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.
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.
Accommodation (based on 2 people sharing)
Private Guided Tours
Pre-Booked Entrance Tickets
Group Guided Tours
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.
3900 EUROS PER PERSON
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