Thinking about Spanish wine is extraordinary, Spaniards say, “Beber este vino es como hablar con Dios” – tasting this wine is like talking with God. Roman aqueducts, Islamic Palaces, Gothic cathedrals, beautiful cities and villages are just some of the sites you will encounter on your Spanish wine vacation. Almost every village has a medieval castle with a diverse variety of music that vibrates the streets.
Miles of vineyards, working farms and quaint towns are spread across the gorgeous countryside. Goats, lamb, rabbits and quail are raised for regional cuisine, and a variety of mushrooms, potatoes, fruit groves and vegetable gardens can be spotted. Horses also are a big industry throughout Spain, and seeing these beautiful animals adds romance to any vacation. Immerse yourself in Spain’s wine regions when we combine tastings with several other unique activities.
Barcelona sited between the sea and the mountains, has found a formidable balance: a foot in the traditional things and the other in the avant-garde. Barcelona has the reputation of being the most cosmopolitan, modern and avant-garde city in Spain and it has renewed for the 1992 Olympic Games. A land of rich historical past, ever evolving urbanization and scenic splendour, Barcelona has everything on its platter.
The capital city of Spain, Madrid was the historical center of the Spanish Empire. The city's royal past can be seen in the historical monuments and palaces that stand displaying the grandeur of the medieval period. Madrid is famed for its artistic heritage and its perfect blend with the modern lifestyle. Madrid homes the famous Royal Palace, monuments and buildings that were once built by the Spanish Monarchy. Madrid has one of Spain's two most famous wine regions Ribera del Duero and other being La Rioja as well as the lesser-known wine regions around the capital.
After getting settled in your hotel, get ready for fun and a fast-paced tour that includes the most important sights of Spain’s second largest city and the Capital of Catalonia. After you tour, prepare for an enjoyable dinner at a lively local restaurant.
Your first tour includes a market walk to learn about the gourmet food of Spain. Explore the secrets of the Catalan gastronomic culture as you sample food in specialty shops while on your tour. You will even wander through a famous roaster, known for its specialty coffee bean and nuts. Then walk through the Picasso Museum for a fascinating view of the exquisite art displays.
Taste the delicate sparkling Cava wines on your private winery tours in the Penedes wine region. Your day will also include a wonderful winery lunch! This evening you will check into a winery lodge, where you will relax and prepare for a lovely dining experience.
Taste the bold wines of the Priorato wine region today, as you make your way up to on the Costa-Brava coast. Your winery excursions will be very exclusive Emporda and cover the best wineries in the region. Before dinner, walk along the beautiful sandy seashore in this region.
It’s off to Bilbao today, the most northern tip of the Rioja wine region. Your day of travel includes a refreshing welcome wine tasting. Then find your stay arrangement where Freshen up and bring your appetite for an authentic Basque dinner.
Begin your day with a visit to the Guggenheim museum before tasting magnificent wines in the area. Taste your way to Burgos while savoring the most delicious wines of Rioja. This evening take the time to explore this marvelous city by night.
The Ribera del Duero has more incredible wines for you to taste. The Ribera del Duero is a beautiful vineyard region and also has a variety of delightful restaurant options for lunch.
The scenic drive to Madrid is pleasing.
Stay arrangement and then Take the rest to become familiar with your surroundings while strolling through the streets window shopping at the many specialty and boutique stores. Dinner tonight is authentic Tapas and a Flamenco show.
Enjoy your city tour of Madrid this morning, stopping at the Prada Museum and the Royal Palace. Your afternoon may include souvenir shopping for family at home.
Spend the day taking in the sights of Toledo today; Toledo is a National Monument to Spain’s art and history, combining Arabic, Mudejar Gothic and Renaissance architecture. The city is surrounded by the River Tajo and the atmosphere of the walled town will surely be a highlight on your wine country vacation. Return to Madrid for dinner for a special wine tasting and Farewell dinner.
Peacefully drive to the Madrid airport, where you will begin your journey home.