Active Gourmet Holidays
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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. 

 

Barcelona is one of the most exciting and interesting places in Europe to visit. There is so much history, culture and incredible food and wine in this area that it should naturally be part of anyone's itinerary to Spain.

 

Your stay includes great accommodations in the heart of Barcelona, guided tours including one to the famous Boqueria market, a cooking class, a tapas tour, a tutored wine tasting and so much more. You can even choose to go to a flamenco show with dinner.

 

After your few days here, you will leave with a better understanding of why people from all over the world have fallen in love with this incredible city.

 

 

 

ITINERARY

 

DAY ONE

 

Arrival on your own to your hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner is on your own this evening but you also have the option of experiencing a flamenco show with dinner either tonight or tomorrow night (see additional cost below). We can give you many recommendations for dinner.

 

DAY TWO

 

After breakfast you will meet your gourmet expert guide who will take you to the first gastronomic adventure visiting the famous Boqueria food market. You will enjoy an incredible contrast between colors and activity, perfect to discover why Mediterranean cuisine is internationally known due to its ingredients. Your culinary expert will guide you to the best booths of fruit, vegetables, meats, seafood, bread and desserts.

 

After the market visit your guide will take you through the winding streets of The Gothic Quarter enjoying the Cathedral, a few churches and squares, explaining the history of Barcelona with its Roman and medieval past. In this walking gourmet tour you will be stopping in specialty food shops for tastings of Catalan cheese, charcuterie, pastries, olives and chocolates.

 

For lunch you will be taken to some of the numerous tapas bars to sample some of the specialties of the Spanish cuisine accompanied by delicious local wines.

 

In the afternoon you will have a guided walking tour of the Modernist District enjoying the famous buildings of world renowned Architect Gaudi, including Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

 

Dinner is on your own this evening.  

 

DAY THREE

 

Following breakfast, you will head to the venue for your hands-on cooking class which is a short walk, about 5-10 minutes from your hotel. In this cooking workshop you will learn to cook a 4-course meal of the traditional cuisine of the area. Every dish is prepared one after the other, in a successive way, so everyone gets to cook and you see the whole process for all the recipes prepared. It takes around 2 ½ hours and it is followed by the meal, accompanied by wine and water. This will be an example of a set menu :
 
Tomato soup shot flavoured with Idiazabal cheese
Potato omelette with tomato bread                            
Seafood paella
Catalan cream

 

In the late afternoon at 6pm you will go to the location for the commented wine tasting, immersing you in a wine experience right in the center of Barcelona. You will learn about Spanish wines with four tastings accompanied by typical snacks in a unique wine shop. The wine tasting is led by an English and Spanish speaking wine expert, who will share the history of local wines and its different tastes.

 

Dinner on your own this evening.

 

 

DAY FOUR

 

Check out of your hotel after breakfast. (Please inquire if you would like to stay an additional night).

 

 

 

 

GROUP SIZE

 

A minimum of 2 participants is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 8 participants. (Please inquire about larger groups)

 

(The number of participants refers to how many persons are required to run the tour, not to how many persons you must have in your party. Please inquire.)

 

 

 

HOW TO ARRIVE

 

Closest Airport: Barcelona Airport - 15km (10 miles)

 

Closest Train Station: Barcelona Sants - 1.5km (1 mile)

 

*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour.

 

 


 

BOOKING INFORMATION

2017 Fees Per Person

 

Double Occupancy/US$925
Additional Nights' Stay Supplement/US$95 (Per Person)
Flamenco Show/Dinner Supplement/US$85 (Per Person)

 

*Please inquire about lower pricing for 4 or more participants

 

*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation or season

Deposit

 

After availability is confirmed, a 30% deposit and the completed and submitted registration form will secure your reservation. Final payment is due in full 75 days before your arrival date. 

 

2017 Dates

 

Available year round upon request.

 

Included


*Personalized English/Spanish speaking local expert guide
*Three (3) nights' accommodation in central Barcelona based on double occupancy with private bath
*Three (3) breakfasts
*A tutored wine tasting in Barcelona
*Transport on the first day in Barcelona
*One (1) hands-on cooking class including lunch
*A full day guided excursion with a gastronomic tour including Boqueria Market, Gothic quarter heritage and delicatessen shops, tapas tour and Gaudi architecture in the afternoon: entrance to Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera and Casa Batllo (panoramic views) - Tapas lunch included
*Two (2) lunches (after cooking class and a lunch based on tapas)
*All Taxes

 

NOT INCLUDED:

 

*Airfare
*Transfers from/to airport
*Transfers to the cooking class and the wine tasting (or Flamenco Show)
*Meals and Drinks not Specified
*Personal Expenses
*Tips and Gratuities

 


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CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

 

 

 

CLIENT REMARKS

Furnished upon request.

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MAP*

This exciting region is depicted below. You can also access Google MapsTM by clicking HERE

 

*In some cases mapping may give clients a general sense of location due to changes in venue. Please inquire about specific location.

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CINQUE TERRE COOKING & WALKING

"Believe me we were impressed...very impressed...I don't know how we could possibly top this vacation...any suggestions? Active Gourmet did good. Everyone we came in contact with was superb. Friendly, professional, efficient, accommodating,fantastic. What a pleasure having them assist us with our vacation....it was the best vacation I ever had. Thank you." Fran and Daniel U., Torrance, California

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