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Portuguese Cooking in the Alentejo
Alentejo, Portugal - 7 nights
Spend a week indulging in delicious Mediterranean cuisine of Portugal as you learn hands-on cooking techniques from your hostess and talented chefs. You will use the local flavors and herbs of the Alentejo. Your home for the week will be in the small medieval town of Évora which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An Active Gourmet Holidays' bestseller, this culinary holiday is one you will always remember and cherish.
(Option: Customized Itineraries)
Discover the secrets of Sicily with this unforgettable seven night experience. Stay in three different accommodations while immersing yourself in the tastes and flavors of this very special land. Take hands-on cooking classes with wonderful instructors, including a Duchess and the famous Eleonora Consoli's daughter, Monica, visit areas of interest including The Valley of the Temples and enjoy the culinary side of Sicily! You will be pleasantly surprised at how much Sicily has to offer.
The Best of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain - 3 nights
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.
CULINARY DELIGHTS OF ANDALUSIA
“This was the experience of a lifetime. It was more than a culinary excursion, it was an unforgettable life experience from learning new cuisine to finding serenity in olive country. I was introduced to a wonderful world of Spanish cuisine and the down-to-earth lifestyle that defines Andalusia. I cannot wait to go back!” - Opal H., Northport, Alabama