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Tours of Spain & Portugal ~ Featured Topic
Cooking, Food & Wine Tours of Spain

Cooking, Food & Wine Tours of Spain - In the recent February issue of Food & Wine Magazine there is a great article featuring Spain's Top Food Critic José Carlos Capel discussing issues like "Why is Spain the world's most exciting food destination right now?" more... As well in this same issue Anya Von Bremzen gives some insider tips on... "Where To Go Next: Catalonia, Madrid, Galicia | Spain"

This year we have many new exciting culinary & cooking holiday and deluxe wine tours for travelers who would like to savor Spain with a Gourmet Appetite!

Starting off your journey you could try a Galician Coastal Cooking, Food and Wine Tour on the Atlantic Coast of Spain. Galicia is famed for it's fresh, abundant Seafood, highly-acclaimed Albariño white wines and recently new young chefs like; Xose Cannas of Pepe Vieira who was just mentioned in this months issue of Food & Wine. On the Rias Baixas the sea plays an important role in peoples lives, come visit this magnificent coastline from the sea on our Gastronomic Sailing Journey. For an in-depth view of this undiscovered region of Spain try our 8 Days or 12 Days Deluxe food & wine tours. Even if you only have a couple of days in this region you could take a one day wine tour sampling Albariño white wines of the D.O. Rias Baixas or Mencia red wines of the D.O. Ribeira Sacra. If you are just stopping through, or arriving at one of the ports of call on cruise and have time only for a half-day, we can offer guided tapa tours in Vigo, La Coruña, Santiago de Compostela and Lugo.

Moving across Northern Spain to the Basque Country, one of the most notable regions for it's dynamic cuisine with top chefs like; Arzak, Berasategui, etc... In San Sebastian you could take a half-day hands-on Basque cooking class in one of the authentic gastronomic societies or a Pintxo tapa tour of the old quarter enjoying the "tasty little bites" in the most emblematic bars and taverns. For more days we could recommend our week-long Basque Country & Cantabian Cooking Holiday. For wine touring you could visit a Txacoli white winery from Bilbao, as well we can't forget to mention the world-renowned Rioja wines of the Basque/Rioja wine region D.O. Rioja which are a "must-taste" if your are in the area.

On the Eastern side of Spain you will discover the delights of Catalan Cuisine!Another region of "Hot" chefs like; Ferran Adria.  Either basing your stay in Barcelona or exploring the countryside of Catalonia we have various tours to offer, for example in Barcelona how about a half-day private cooking class with a visit to La Boqueria Market to shop for the special ingredients for your class with a professional chef. Evening or midday tapa tours with a Food & Wine guide are also a lot of fun to wander the city's old quarter. Venturing out from Barcelona for the day you could learn about the Roots of Catalan Cuisine or a private wine tour to one of the regions like; Penedes, Cava, Priorat & Montsant, Emporda-Costa Brava, Coster del Segre or Conca de Barbera. As well you could try a short-break or week-long trip to learn in-depth about the wines with a expert wine guide. Gourmet Culinary Holidays in the Priorat region are also available for short-breaks or week-long stays.

If you are traveling as a group of ten or more you could stay at the Luxurious 5* Read's Hotel on the Balearic Island of Mallorca and learn the cooking secrets of the Michelin-starred Chef Marc Fosh.

In the middle of Spain lies Madrid, the heart and capital of this country which has much to offer for culinary travelers. Learn about Castilian Cuisine with a professional chef for a half-day cooking class or up to week-long cooking vacations. In the evenings or for lunch this is yet another Spanish city where tapa tours are very popular, or try a more "sit-down" gourmet dinner with a commented Spanish Olive Oil tasting in Madrid at a prestigious city centre restaurant. Ribera del Duero, one of Spain's most important wine regions can be reached in a day as a private VIP chauffeur driven tour or joining a deluxe small group tour from Madrid. Or how about a group excursion of Toledo and the wines of Castile Spain. Explore Quixote Land and discover the roots of Spanish Saffron of La Mancha.

Down South in Passionate Andalusia we have various, cooking, food & wine related tours. Leaving Madrid by high-speed train you could join in on a one day or short-break deluxe tour of Cordoba and the Wines of Montilla. In Seville we have two options for private half-day cooking classes. Learn how to make Spanish Tapas in the well-equipped kitchen of the apartment of an expert chef, or an exclusive cooking classes with one of Seville's most prestigious chefs Willy Moya at his restaurant Poncio. Also within reach from the city are day wine tours to Jerez (Sherry), Sanlucar de Barrameda or Ronda as well visits to Olive Oil Mills and Spanish Cured Ham producer. Try a 4 Day or 7 Day stay in Seville and enjoy all these culinary activities. Nearby Seville in the beautiful Andalusian Countryside can be found the 5* Grand Luxury Hacienda Benazuza, where you could learn the original recipes of Ferran Adria in La Alquería Restaurant (two Michelin Stars) prepared by chef Rafael Morales, under the management of the "El Bulli" team. In Granada learn about the ancient Arabic influences in the rice dishes of the region by cooking with local women of Granada. Down on the Costa del Sol in Marbella relax, play some golf and do a bit of wine touring.

After this delectable summary of cooking, food & wine tours we offer to Spain, we are also capable of creating a "personalized" culinary holiday just for you! Lets us know your desires and we will do our best to fulfill your appetite for a food and wine adventure in Spain... as well as Portugal!

   
Tours of Spain & Portugal ~ Vacation Spotlight
Galician Cooking Food and Wine Tour in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Galician Cooking, Food & Wine Tour Spain

 A Special culinary and cooking tour of Spain based in Santiago de Compostela, capital of Galicia. You will get the chance to learn in-depth about the gastronomy of Galicia...
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 Here are some tour highlights of this months Vacation Spotlight!

Hotel Highlight

Galician Coastal Cooking, Food & Wine Tour Spain ~ Galicia Charming Manor House
CASA DO OURO
Charming Galician country house
 Get away from the noise of the city and enjoy a rural country atmosphere located within the small fishing village of Aldan, Cangas, Pontevedra. The house is full of light with views of the garden and valley, the 6 rooms are exterior facing. All the rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Excellent local cuisine is severed for their guest in the restaurant of the manor...
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Restaurant Highlight

Galician Coastal Cooking, Food & Wine Tour Spain ~ Xose Cannas of Pepe Vieira
RESTAURANTE PEPE VIEIRA
By Anya Von Bremzen
Xosé Torres Cannas works with brawny flavors—glazed farmyard chicken with Albariño grapes; pressed pig's feet with seared scallops—arranging his food in modernist compositions. His deconstruction of Michel Bras' famed chocolate cake with a liquid center resembles an avant-garde sculpture. Last year, Cannas's brother, Xoan, won Spain's most coveted sommelier prize for Pepe Vieira's well-edited wine list...
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Attraction Highlight

Galician Coastal Cooking, Food & Wine Tour Spain ~ Cies Islands
ARCHIPELAGO ATLANTIC ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK
 Islands of the Gods
The Cíes islands lie midway between the Vigo ria and the sunset. Sailing towards the sunset islands is one of the greatest adventures the Galician coast can offer. The Illas Atlanticas de Galicia, which comprises four archipelagos, Cíes, Ons, Sálvora and Cortegada, guarantees the preservation and the improvement of these highly exclusive but fragile ecosystems in the 21st century...
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Tours of Spain & Portugal ~ Customized Tours
Our services included many types of unique tours and customized travel to Spain and Portugal. Trips are related to a wide variety of interests/preferences like: Wine, Food, Culture, Golf, Spa, Honeymoons, VIP Private Guides, Driver/Guides, Small Groups, Airport Transfer, Accommodations, etc...

 Over the years we have built up an extensive database of all different types of customized tour services. Whether it is just a privately guided day tour in Barcelona, or a Cooking Lesson with an expert Basque Chef, we can help you fulfil your unique vacation needs...
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  Vol. 22, 2005

 

Tours of Spain & Portugal ~ Hot Picks!
 Here are our featured Hot Picks! of the month...

 

Deluxe Food and Wine Tour in Misty Enchanting Celtic Galicia Green Spain
Deluxe Food, Wine & Cultural Tour in Galicia, Spain. A Private driver/guide will show you gastronomical and historical delights of this area. Discover distinct Spanish wines, cuisine, music more...

Small Group Tapa & Wine Tour of the Old Quarter of Vigo Port

Semi-Private Small Group Tapas and Wine Tour of the Old Quarter of Vigo Port
On the this wine & tapa tour you will visit some of the emblematic taverns/bars/vinotecas of Vigo´s Old Quarter. An excellent option for those who would like a light lunch or dinner tasting various Galician fine wines and tapas... more...

All Spain Highlights Coach Tour from Madrid
Group Bus Tour from Madrid visiting all of Spain. Important cities like: Barcelona, Cordoba, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Oviedo, Gijon, La Coruña, Lugo, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Salamanca, Merida, Seville, Ronda, Granada, Valencia, Toledo more...

Spain Portugal and Morocco Group Bus Tour from Madrid
Bus group Tour from Madrid to Portugal, Morocco, Andalusia ending in Madrid. Important cities like: Avila, Salamanca, Fatima, Lisbon, Seville, Costa del sol, Marrakech, Casablanca, Tangier, Granada, Toledo more...

Galician Coastal Cooking Class and Boat Ride on Vigo Bay
Our foodie tour leaves from Vigo, boat ride on the bay of vigo then savor the secrets of sea by preparing seafood dishes with a Galician Chef in a coastal village... more...
Tours of Spain and Portugal ~ Recent Topics
Spain & Portugal Private Shore Excursions
Spain & Portugal Private Shore Excursions
While at shore in Spain and Portugal why not travel in style at your own pace with a private VIP guide. For small groups or couples it is a perfect option to explore various important port cities like... more...
Tours of Spain and Portugal ~ Recent Press
CNN/Money (06/Jan/2005): Traveling on your stomach
By Les Christie, CNN/Money staff writer
Tired of trudging through museums and art galleries? Culinary tours are a hot travel market.

Culinary tours can get quite specialized. EuroAdventures has a six-day holiday called "The Route of the Spanish Iberico Ham," which takes pig-loving tourists to the home ground of Iberia's premier meat treats...
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Tours of Spain and Portugal ~ Testimonials
What Clients are saying about EuroAdventures...
Sachin S Chitnis
Chicago, IL, United States

The trip was EXCELLENT!!! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, so much that we really did not want to come back to the states. The recommended restaurants were great, the cooking class and tours fun, and hotels were fantastic...
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Traditional Bone-In Jamon Serrano  Ham -  18 Month 'Reserva'
 Traditional Bone-In Jamon Serrano Ham - 18 Month 'Reserva'
by Redondo Iglesias
Size:
16-18lb/7-8kg
The Finest Available Ham from Spain!
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Spain produces many fine wines
Fine Wines of Spain
We've selected some excellent, hard-to-find wines for you to try... Red wines, Sherries, White wines, Sangria, and Cava sparkling wines,
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