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ProductID: 1153

Type: Private Group Tour

Country: Spain

Theme: Culinary and Cooking Holidays

Region: Catalonia

Group Size: 2 to 6+ People

Start City: Barcelona

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Lodging: Hotel 4*


 
Introduction:
Catalan Cuisine A Mediterranean Morsel
Catalonia has long enjoyed a delicious and refined cuisine throughout its varied lands, embracing the coast, mountains, and plains. You can enjoy anything from the wide array of fish from the coast, to typical inland dishes such as escudella (a meaty broth with pasta, usually followed by carn d´olla, a hearty stew) and roasts.

You will be lodged at the La Padrosa, a 4 star family hotel, located in the heart of the Costa Brava, surrounded by 40,000 square meters of woodland and panoramic views, comfortably equipped and elegantly decorated. La Padrosa has direct access to a lovely cove and picturesque coastal walks.

Less than an hour away is the home of Dali. You will have enough time to explore Dali´s trail (Figueres, Cadaqués…), visiting the homes and exhibits related to this famous painter, coupled with culinary visits to traditional bakeries and markets. And you will top it all off with a wine tasting session.

You will get to know the medieval villages and towns of Girona, Pals, Peratallada, Palafrugell… historical sites within beautiful landscapes of shaped cliffs, the unforgettable Mediterranean Sea, and endless olive groves and vineyards; a true opportunity to experience and understand what the Mediterranean has been for its people over the centuries.

We will organize a cooking class to make you familiar with the most traditional recipes of Catalonia, at the prestigious Aula Gastronomica del Ampurdá.
Catalan Cuisine A Mediterranean Morsel
The area also holds a significant number of higher quality restaurants that feature the local cuisine of L´ Empordà, which has become famous for the constant references found in the writings of famous Catalan writer Josep Plà.

 
Day by Day Itinerary:
5 Days / 4 Nights

DAY 1:
TAMARIU - LLAFRANC - CALELLA - TAMARIU

- Morning check-in at your hotel in Tamariu, in heart of the Costa Brava. Hotel La Padrosa is a small, rural and quiet, family owned hotel, surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean countryside
- You will lunch in Llafranc, enjoying excellent dishes by the seaside
- In the afternoon, take a stroll around some of the typical fishing villages of the Costa Brava: Llafranch, Calella and Tamariu.
- Then it’s off to la Escala, for a visit to the Salt and Anchovy museum, where you will learn about the art of preserving anchovies, the transformation of fresh fish, and the history of salt
- Afterwards you have a free evening to enjoy dinner on your own.
- Overnight in Tamariu
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DAY 2:

TAMARIU - PALAFRUGELL - PALS - PERETALLADA - ULLASTRET - LA BISBAL - TAMARIU
- Breakfast
- This morning you will visit the open-air Palafrugell market
- Stop at a traditional bakery along the way
- You will participate in an excellent wine tasting, conducted by a local expert
- Today's cooking lesson will feature traditional Catalan dishes, which you will prepare and enjoy as lunch
- After, discover nearby medieval villages, such as Pals, Peretallada, and the Iberian settlement of Ullastret
- Then move on to La Bisbal, the capital of the district, known for its ceramics
- The last stop is a visit to a goat cheese factory in Ullastret, and the rest of the day is free.
- Overnight in Tamariu
B, L


DAY 3:
TAMARIU - CADAQUES - PORTLLIGAT - FIGUERAS - TAMARIU

- Breakfast
- Full day excursion along the Dali Trail
- In the morning, visit Cadaques, a typical Mediterranean fishing village, and Portlligat, where Dali lived
- Enjoy lunch in a typical cellar in Cadaqués, and after lunch visit to the Dali Museum in Figueras (optional)
- On your way back to the hotel, you will visit a wine cellar, and then enjoy the rest of the day on your own.
- Overnight in Tamariu
B, L


DAY 4:
TAMARIU - GIRONA - TAMARIU

- Breakfast
- This morning take pleasure in an excursion to Girona
- You'll visit the historical city center, with its Gothic cathedral, remains of walls from the Romanesque period, numerous stately houses, and the old Jewish quarter
- Enjoy some free time for shopping before your farewell lunch at the best restaurant in Girona, one of the most acclaimed in Catalonia, with two Michelin stars
- Afterwards, return to Tamariu and relax with a free evening and dinner on your own.
- Overnight in Tamariu
B, L


DAY 5:
TAMARIU

- Breakfast
- Enjoy a wonderful breakfast as the end of your stay at the Costa Brava.
- Departure arrangements on your own
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