The region of Andalusia is quintessential Spain and its gorgeous capital Seville treats visitors to Moorish influenced architecture, a fascinating history and signature cuisine. Add flamenco dancers, exuberant tapas bars and amazing Spanish wines for even more reasons to go. North, in the heart of Basque Country, world renowned for its food, the stunning coastal city of San Sebastian is considered Spain’s culinary capital. Vibrant markets with stalls filled with glistening fish, its famed Ibérico ham and the Gastronomic Societies draw foodies from around the world. They come for the treasure trove of Michelin-starred restaurants, charming seaside cafes, bodegas and the delightful custom of pintxos-bar hopping. Pintxos is the Basque interpretation of tapas and joining in will enable you to experience local life and culture and feast on these mouth-watering morsels, mussels, bacalao, and perhaps a little veal cheek. These two cities pair beautifully in this package that includes 4-star hotels, private guides, touring, transfers, internal air flights and wonderful food and wine.
After arrival and hotel check in, you’ll enjoy a guided walking and tasting tour of the city. Visiting iconic sites will be blended with a tapas bar itinerary. You’ll stroll the winding streets in an around the historic center and savor the sights, sounds and tastes of Seville. Overnight: Seville (D)
Today’s agenda includes a chef-led visit to a colorful market followed by a hands-on cooking lesson. The dishes prepared will be Andalusian specialties and you’ll enjoy them in a leisurely lunch with wine. This evening you are on your own to explore Seville. Overnight: Seville (B, L)
Seville - Excurision to Aracena National Park & Ibérico Farm
A private excursion to the beautiful Aracena Natural Park will be combined with a visits to an artisan Ibérico ham producer and a family-run farm to see the famous pigs roaming in their natural habitat. Lunch will be home-hosted at a farmhouse and feature Ibérico ham. You’re at leisure this evening. Overnight: Seville (B, L)
Seville - Excursion to Jerez de la Frontera & Sherry
The Palomino grape flourishes in Jerez and its revered as the world capital of Sherry. Today you will learn about the history and production of Sherry including the solera aging process; visit a traditional cellar and enjoy a tutored tasting. The excursion will include a lovely lunch at fine, local restaurant and a return to Seville. Overnight: Seville (B, L)
Seville – San Sebastian
Transfer to Seville Airport. Fly Seville-Bilbao and transfer to San Sebastian. The city will come alive for you this evening on a guided walking tour which allows you to join in the delicious custom of pintxos bar-hopping. Overnight: San Sebastian (B, D)
Savor Seville & San Sebastian
Tapas & Pintxos - A Delicious 7 Day Package
Your day begins with a guided visit to the lively La Brecha Market. Fresh seafood from the nearby fishing villages and the colorful produce will whet your appetite. You will be welcomed to cook at a members-only Gastronomic Society. This culinary tradition is unique to Basque Country and the dishes you will prepare for your lunch will be of the regional cuisine and served with fine local wines. Dinner is on your own and we’d be pleased to recommend restaurants and assist with booking. Overnight: Seville (B, L)
$5,475.00 per person based on double occupancy
Single supplement upon request
Note: Small groups of 4-6 or more can be quoted a lower price.
6 nights luxury accommodations
Roundtrip air Seville-Bilbao
Breakfast daily & meals as indicated
Two hands-on cooking lessons
Guided walking tours; tapas & pintxos
Other culinary activities & tastings as detailed
Add a Day in Bilbao !
$5,995.00 per person based on double occupancy
9 day package with Bilbao addition
1 night 5* hotel – across from the Guggenheim Museum
Walking tour and market visit
Pintxos tasting lunch
Breakfast Day 9
Transfer- Hotel – Airport/Flight to Seville
San Sebastion - Bilbao
Morning transfer San Sebastian-Bilbao. In a guided tour, explore the winding streets in and around Bilbao’s historic center and visit the La Ribera Market. An amazing behemoth of food, it is Europe’s largest and one of its best. The day’s itinerary includes a special pintxos-tasting lunch. The remainder of the day is at leisure and most visitors make time to visit the spectacular Guggenheim Museum. Designed by American architect Frank Gehry, it’s a subject of much controversy but also a symbol of the revival of this once-gritty port city. Overnight: Bilbao (B, L)
San Sebastion - Bilbao
Transfer Hotel-Airport Fly Bilbao Seville. Adiós!
Relax on your private transfer to the airport in Bilbao. Fly Bilbao Seville. Adiós!