ESSENTIAL ADVENTURE - Exclusive Spain
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ITINERARY

ESSENTIAL ADVENTURE

Spain offers so much variety in its people, environment, food, and culture. For a taste of all things essential to Spain, this trip takes you from the Northern beaches to the Southern flatlands with an emphasis on cultural discovery and the experiences integral in all Spaniards lives.
  • Learn to appreciate Basque cuisine with a crash course led by a 400 year old culinary society in San Sebastian.
  • Museum and heritage site visits lead by historians and locals.
  • Begin your sommelier training with tastings and aromatic lessons in wine country.
  • Flamenco show hosted back-room – just for you.
SAN SEBASTIAN
Coastal Cuisine
  • Indulge in the famed tapas of the region, pintxos, with a local expert, cluing you in on the best hidden corner cafes and select wine pairings.
  • Be treated to a once in a lifetime meal and culinary experience as you enter a 400 year old gastronomic society in San Sebastían. Essentially a food family, exclusive access to a tight-knit and welcoming society is truly a unique opportunity.
  • If in season, rub shoulders with the stars backstage at the San Sebastían International Film Festival.
  • Embark on a day trip to Bilbao to visit the Guggenheim Museum.
MADRID
Capital of Culture
  • Special after hours entry to all of Madrid´s premiere museums – accompany gallery directors and art historians through the Reina Sofia, Prado, Picasso, and more. Interview a family that helped save the bulk of the Prado´s collection from destruction in the Spanish Civil War.
  • Visit Toledo – “The City of Three Cultures.” The former fortress contained the seat of power for the Visigothic, Moorish, and Christian kingdoms alike. Its Jewish, Muslim, and Christian roots permeate every aspect of this wondrous town.
  • Bar hop Malasaña guided by a Madrileño local, discovering hidden gems and busy tapas bars.
SEVILLA
Jewel of Andalusia
  • From North to South, Spanish tapas truly delight any diner. Take a stroll through the winding streets of Sevilla sampling fried seafood, iberica ham, and rich cavas and cañas.
  • A short ways South, stop by Jerez de la Frontera for a winery tour at the birthplace of Spanish sherry wine.
  • Witness a truly unique experience; a private, back-room flamenco show accompanied by wine and ham platters in a local, family run bar.
  • Work off some of the calories by biking through the picturesque Sevillan countryside, or use an electric bike for those pesky hills – we won´t tell!