Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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Spain                              

ANDALUSIA - BASQUE COUNTRY - CATALONIA - RIOJA

Culinary Delights of Andalusia

(Options: Customized Itineraries, Longer stays)
Andalusia, Spain - 4 nights
Available February to November (excluding August)

 

Come join us for cooking classes with a talented chef in a small hilltop Moorish village overlooking a romantic turquoise-colored lake which lies in Parque Natural de las Sierras Subbéticas in the southern part of Córdoba province. It is an incredibly beautiful region and yet it is still relatively unexplored.

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Gastronomy in Costa del Sol

(Options: Day Cooking Classes, Team Building Corporate Days, Wine and Sherry Tours and Tastings, Tapa and Artisan Tours, Private Chef Services)
Costa del Sol, Spain - 4 or 6 nights
Available year round

 

Join us for an extraordinary gastronomic experience based in the beautiful Costa del Sol, Andalucía, Spain. You will be surrounded by a professional staff with one goal in mind: to create the most memorable gastronomic holiday for you that will exceed your expectations and ensure at all times that your are completey satisfied. Choose from a four or six night program but we also offer tapas tours, team building corporate days, wine and sherry tours and artisan visits. Looking for a private chef to cook a fabulous meal for you and your guests in the comfort of your own home or villa? We have that covered too!
The Legacy of Al Andalus

(Options: Customized Tours, Tapas Tours, Day Cooking Lessons and Excursions)
Andalusia, Spain - 7 nights
Available year round

 

The Legacy of Al Andalus will enable you to discover and explore the abundant history and culture of three of the most enchanting cities in the region, Seville, Granada and Córdoba - especially in its exceptional food and wine. In Andalusia, life is lived to the fullest and eating and drinking are taken very seriously. This seven night culinary holiday offers you unrivalled gastronomy, incredible wines, food and cultural visits. Enjoy a tapas tour, take cooking lessons in an authentic Spanish farmhouse with an incredible chef, learn about ham production and taste sherries and wines - this is the tour for the serious foodie.

 

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Los Pueblos Blancos in Andalusia

(Options: Full Day Market Visit, Custom Tours, Tangiers Excursions)
Estepona/Marbella, Spain - 5 nights
Available year round

 

Explore the beautiful and impressive white washed villages (los pueblos blancos) of Andalusia while also partaking in healthy, hands-on organic cooking classes at a beach villa in an open kitchen facing the beautiful blue Mediterranean Sea. Your hostess not only speaks Arabic, French, English and Spanish, but  is a passionate cook and advocate of healthy, organic food.

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Sevilla and Beyond

(Options: Customized Itineraries)
Seville, Spain - 2 or 5 nights
Available year round

 

The city of Seville is renowned for its fascinating history and wealth of beautiful buildings, but most of all for its fine culinary traditions which are strongly influenced by its Moorish past. We offer you two options: a short two night break which wiill immerse you in the colors, flavors and textures of Andalusian cuisine or a five night tour, which will help you discover the astonishing array of places to eat and drink in this wonderful region as the two night tour, but taking you beyond Seville, into Aracena, Jerez, Cadiz, Grazalema and Arcos. Both options feature a hands-on cooking class in the local market with a professional chef.

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A Taste of Seville

(Options: Customized Tours, Tapas Tours)
Seville, Spain - 3 or 5 nights
Available year round

 

A Taste of Seville offers exceptional sherry, wine and foodie tours in Sevilla. Your guide will take you to the finest bodegas, food producers and hidden gems in the area. Choose from a three or five night tour - both are the perfect immersion into Sevilla offering beautiful accommodations, gourmet dining and the inside scoop on the finest tapas bars in the area.

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Wine and Gastronomy in Seville

Seville, Spain
Available year round


Visit Seville, the magnificent and historic city in southern Spain, where life is lived to the fullest and where eating and drinking are taken very seriously. Choose from a variety of interesting foodie tours including tapas tours and cooking classes with a popular chef in Seville, excursions outside of Seville including a foie gras tour, an olive oil tour, a cheese tour, a distillery tour and various wine trips in the area. These tours offer you unrivalled gastronomy, incredible wines, food and cultural visits. If you have a passion for food and wine and wish to learn the traditions and culture of this very special city and its surrounding areas, take a look below.

 

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The San Sebastián Gourmand

(Options:  Optional Activities, Longer Stays, Custom Itineraries, Cycling Holidays)
Basque Country, Spain - 3 nights
Available March to December

 

San Sebastián (known as Donostia, in Basque language) has become a virtual Mecca for the modern gastronaut. World-class gourmands flock to this lovely seaside city, in search of exquisite restaurants, fashionable pintxos bars and renowned culinary societies. The elegant cultural atmosphere on display here is not unfounded: no other city in the world has as many Michelin stars per capita. Our gastronomy extravaganza provides a few truly astonishing culinary experiences and the chance for some hands-on practice at the art of la buena cocina. This three night tour may be easily combined with a visit to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao or any other tour in Northern Spain.

 

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The Best of Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain - 3 nights
Available year round

 

You have heard about Barcelona for years so why not put it on your list of travel destinations? This tour is the perfect way to see and taste all that is Barcelona in just a few short days. It is a combination of gastronomy, wine and architecture and after the tour you will have gained a comprehensive view of what Barcelona is all about: great food, a diverse history and unique buildings and design. Your English/Spanish speaking guide is a local expert in these three areas and is anxious to share the highlights of this spectacular city in Spain. 

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Cycling Medieval Catalonia

(Options: Custom Itineraries, Walking Tours)
Catalonia, Spain - 6 nights
Available year round

 

This six night cycling tour is a perfect way to explore the quieter and less travelled areas of this fascinating region of Catalonia. The tour starts in Girona city and winds its way gently through the undulating and ever changing scenery of the Baix Emporda. You will stay at 4 different hotels located in the medieval villages of Girona, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Llafranc and Monells. All of the cycling takes place on quiet country roads that are part of the Baix Emporda Cycle Network.

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Secret Spain

Barcelona/Penedés, Spain - 6 nights
Available year round

 

What better place to indulge in a culinary vacation than Catalonia, Spain? This private tour exclusively designed for Active Gourmet Holidays, combines three lovely accommodations, inside "foodie" visits including cheese tastings and vineyard visits, fun cooking classes with talented chefs and of course, incredible meals and superb wine, all the while enjoying the architecture of Barcelona and the countryside of the Penedés region. For those looking for a true gourmand experience this tour is for you!

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Tasty Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain
Available year round - Tuesday to Saturday

 

If you want to taste the best of Barcelona this private foodie day tour is for you! Take a culinary journey into this magnificent city for a memorable day-long immersion that includes a guided visit to the city's most famous market, La Boqueria. Your officially licensed experienced guide will lead you through this food heaven taking you to the booths considered to be the very best. You will also be led through the famous Gothic Quarter, which is a must see if visiting this incredible city. Your day ends with a fabulous delicatessen lunch at one of Barcelona's best delis. 

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Walking Coastal Spain

(Options: Custom Itineraries, Cycling Tours)
Catalonia, Spain - 6 nights
Available year round

 

This seven day walking adventure encompasses the true highlights of this fascinating region of Spain. The tour follows the ancient smugglers’ paths, known as the ‘Cami de Ronda’, along the stunning coastal scenery of the Costa Brava. Each headland offers incredible views up and down this beautiful coast as well as giving you plenty of opportunities to dine in the restaurants along the way to fully savour the real flavours of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Gourmet Rioja

(Options: Customized Group or Individual Tours)
Rioja/Basque Country, Spain - 5 nights
Available year round

 

Here’s your chance to get hands-on experience preparing the unique gastronomy of Rioja. Learn from an expert, make the food yourself and then sit down to enjoy the result. Three inspiring meals over five days with wine tasting, too, to find the best wine to crown your achievements. There will also be short tours of hilltop villages, the vine-laden hills and plains, bodegas and a visit to two legendary viticultural dynasties of Rioja.  

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La Rioja Wine Discovery

(Options: Weekend Tour, Customized Group/Individual Tours)
Rioja, Spain – 4 nights
Available year round

 

Welcome to La Rioja, an internationally famous region for its acclaimed wines and gastronomy. Join us for an outstanding gourmet wine vacation, tailor-made for groups or individuals who would like to enjoy excellent wine and amazing food. Visit La Rioja, one of the most famous and prestigious wine-producing areas in the world. Choose the fixed departure date for the actual Rioja Wine Festival which takes place annually in September or choose any other dates year round.

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Rioja for Wine Lovers

Rioja, Spain - 5 nights
Available September - Monday to Saturday

 

This wine tour spotlights Spain’s most famous and historic wine, Rioja. It also features the newer prestige wine zone of Ribera del Duero. Along with in-depth private tastings of top wineries, you’ll visit the Guggenheim Bilbao, the Gothic cathedral of Burgos, and enjoy gourmet wine dinners every night.

 

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BOOKING INFORMATION:  Each program lists the Fees Per Person, Deposit, Dates and what is Included. Use the right side navigation (the booking information link) to view this information listed at the bottom of every program.

 

CANCELLATION POLICIES:  Please inquire about the cancellation and refund policy of the tour in which you are interested.

 

CLIENT REMARKS: Our clients' thoughts and remarks about their experiences are 'click expandable' at the bottom of our tours. Use the right side navigation (the client remarks link) to view this information.

 

 

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COOKING IN THE DORDOGNE

"It was an absolutely marvelous week. The accommodations were superb. I loved the course, the host, and the Chambre d'Hote which is a lovely country house equipped with everything one could possibly need. I was incredibly pleased to when dealing with AGH. All in all, a fantastic experience that I hope to be able to repeat, perhaps in Italy next time." Anita D., Encinitas, California

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