8-24

Guests

9 / 8

Days / Nights

20

Meals

See firsthand the rich cultural history of the Castilla y León area and its relationship to art, viticulture, and gastronomy. Discover World Heritage Sites with local experts, and taste a variety of regional dishes. Tour highly esteemed estates and vineyards in some of Spain’s best wine regions, such as D.O. Ribera del Duero and D.O. Toro. Meet passionate winemakers, and learn about the centuries old winemaking traditions of this fertile area.

Enjoy

wine tastings at some of Spain’s most prominent wine estates

Explore

Spain’s “Golden City” of Salamanca, filled with ancient monuments and fascinating history

Taste

delicious dishes and bites, from traditional tapas, to an exquisite Michelin-starred meal

Day 1

Madrid 

Land at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport this morning, and meet your Travel Director. Take a private transfer to historic Valladolid, your home for the next seven nights. Enjoy an introductory walking tour of the city center with your local guide.

Valladolid

Come together to enjoy a special welcome dinner at Los Zagales de Abadía, featuring a wide range of wines from Castilla y León.

Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Gareus

Day 2

Medina del Campo 

Drive to the stunning town of Medina del Campo and view the Castle of La Mota. Learn the history and cultural importance of the castle during a tour. After, head to Bodegas de Alberto, one of the best Verdejo producers in Serrada. Enjoy a tour and tasting before lunch at the winery.

Valladolid

Stop at the Campoveja Queseria, a cheesemaker located in the heart of Castilla y León. Tour the facility, learn about their cheese-making process, and taste five different sheep’s milk cheeses. Enjoy a traditional Spanish dinner at one of our favorite restaurants tonight in Valladolid.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Gareus

Day 3

Peñafiel Castle 

Visit the Provincial Wine Museum in the gorgeous Peñafiel Castle. Listen as an expert guide gives an extensive overview of the rich wine-making history of Valladolid. After, head to the Pago de Carraovejas Winery for a tour and tasting. Enjoy lunch at José Maria’s restaurant.

Peñafiel Winery

Head to a boutique winery in Peñafiel producing wines from the Tinto Fino, or Tempranillo, varietal. Stroll through the vineyards and winery with their expert staff, then taste some of their wines with the owner. Enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure back at the hotel.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Hotel Gareus

Day 4

Valladolid

Relax and chat during breakfast, then head over to a Spanish tapas workshop with Chef Ramiro. Learn about tapas, or small plates, that are one of Spain’s most famous and traditional foods. Make a lunch out of the tapas created in our class, complemented by Valladolid wines.

Íscar

Refresh your palette at an amazing microbrewery, La Loca Juana. Head to Iscar Castle, an ancient fort on a hilltop, where this microbrewery is located. Tour the great halls, tower, and fermentation areas. Enjoy a tasting of beers and tapas. Savor dinner at traditional restaurant in Valladolid featuring authentic regional cuisine.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Gareus

Day 5

Toro

Discover the family owned Teso la Monja Winery this morning with over five generations of grape growing experience in Rioja. View the vineyards spread over the foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria and tour the beautifully designed estate. Learn about the different red and white grape varieties grown and the wines created from them.

Old Quarter, Valladolid

Enjoy another tour and tasting this afternoon at Quinta de la Quietud Winery. Learn about their organic farming methods, meander the estate and vineyards, and enjoy lunch with the lead winemaker. Explore Valladolid tonight during a tapas crawl through the old quarter.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Gareus

Day 6

Plaza Mayor, Salamanca

Spend the day in Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the city with an expert guide, passing gorgeous Baroque architecture and historical landmarks like Plaza Mayor, Casa de las Conchas, the old and new cathedral, and Casa Lis.

Salamanca

Delight in a special lunch at the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Salamanca. Experience Chef Victor Gutiérrez’s experimental creations with Peruvian roots. Explore at your own pace this afternoon, then head back to the hotel for dinner at your leisure.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Hotel Gareus

Day 7

Fuensaldaña

Explore the Cigales D.O. area today, known for producing award-winning rosé and red wines. Head to 300-year-old La Legua Winery for the first of today’s tours. Meet the winemaking staff, learn about their cultivation practices, and see the recently built production building and barrel room.

Mucientes

Feast on lunch in a 13th-century wine cellar. Enjoy traditional dishes from the region, such as delectable Castilian roast lamb. After, continue on to Sinforiano Winery for a tour and tasting of their premium wines. Indulge in a delicious dinner near Valladolid this evening.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Gareus

Day 8

Mercado de San Miguel

Check out of the hotel, then take a private transfer to our new hotel in Spain’s lively capital city of Madrid. Walk through Mercado de San Miguel, an open-air market filled with various bars, cellars, tapas stalls, and fresh produce. Enjoy a lunch at your leisure in the market.

Madrid

Explore Madrid on your own this afternoon, and soak up its vibrancy and energetic culture. Come together for a farewell dinner tonight, celebrating our experiences and newfound appreciation for Spanish wines.

Breakfast, dinner

Overnight at Vincci Soho Madrid

Day 9

Madrid

Savor your last breakfast before checking out. Take a private transfer to the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport for flights home, or stay for an optional three-day extension in Madrid. Buen viaje!

Breakfast

Extend your trip

+ 3 days in Madrid

Day 9

Rise early to explore the magnificent city of Madrid, Spain’s busy capital. Explore the city during a morning tour with an expert local guide, stopping at the most important sites. Learn about the city’s history and architecture. Enjoy lunch and dinner at your leisure.

Breakfast

Overnight at Vincci Soho Madrid

Day 10

Take time to explore this cosmopolitan city at your own pace. Stroll through the historic boulevards and well-manicured parks. Pop into a side-street cafe or wine bar. Enjoy a memorable dinner with expertly paired wines from all over Spain.

Breakfast, dinner

Overnight at Vincci Soho Madrid

Day 11

Savor your last breakfast in Spain, and check-out of the hotel. Take a private transfer from your hotel to the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport for flights home. Safe Travels!

Breakfast

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Dates

  • Program: May 18 – 26, 2018
    Extension: May 26 – 28, 2018
  • Program: Sep 7 – 15, 2018
    Extension: Sep 15 – 17, 2018

Flight Information

If you would like assistance with reserving your flights, please contact us at guestservices@gourmandly.com.

Activity Level

This trip has been designed to include daily exploratory walks that range from one to three hours. Guests should feel comfortable meandering along cobbled surfaces, walking up and down stairs, and sauntering down uneven nature paths. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities. Please contact us at guestservices@gourmandly.com if you have questions.

Note: Group maximum of 24 is based on double occupancy.


Included

  • 8 nights accommodations, including all taxes and fees
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners, plus wine pairings with most major meals
  • All private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local speakers, guides, entrance fees, gratuities, and transportation
  • Full guiding services of a dedicated Gourmandly Travel Director
  • Private airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the program

Not Included

  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities
  • All types of personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional alcoholic beverages beyond those included with major meals

Rates*

Classic: $3,795
Single: $4,995

Call to discuss availability and rates for triple, quad, and child accommodations.

Extension Rates*

Classic: $1,495
Single: $1,995

*Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars.


Deposits

A $1,000 deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no later than 90 days prior to departure. An additional $500 deposit is required for extension reservations.

Travel Terms & Conditions

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