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Culinary Barcelona

Beautiful, cosmopolitan and - quirky, Barcelona is the capital of Spain's Catalunya region and a favorite of foodies who adore its avante garde chocolate shops, traditional granjas (milk bars) and of course, its sparkling Cava. Ahh, long lunches and romantic late night dinners. Barcelona boasts a wealth of artisanal foods and one of Europe's most vibrant markets La Boqueria, where at dawn chefs choosing colorful produce meet and mingle with hipsters, just out of El Born's pulsating clubs, seeking breakfast. A bustling cruise port poised on the Mediterranean Sea, this amazing city - Gothic and Modernist - has been home to world famous artists (Picasso's first exhibition was held in a legendary cafe here) and many of its magnificent buildings are the work of its own its own architect, the talented Antonio Gaudi. There are fascinating museums to be discovered in its labyrinth of medieval streets. Combine that with seductive shopping, people watching and all the tapas you've dreamed about.

The 4 day Barcelona Culinary offers all that and more in a hands-on cooking lesson preceded by a guided visit to La Boqueria, a full day learn-by-tasting wine excursion focusing on the region's Cava. And some truly memorable meals in unique venues. These experiences are woven through the four days to leave you time to explore - and taste - this stunning city on your own.

Package Inclusions

  • 3 nights luxury accommodations (4 star) in the city's central and historic Gothic Quarter
  • 3 buffet breakfasts daily
  • 2 lunches accompanied with fine Spanish wines
  • Chef -guided visit to colorful La Boqueria Market
  • Hands-on cooking class (in English and with a dossier of all recipes)
  • A full-day private chauffeured excursion to the wine region of Penedes, including tastings of *Cava

*Cava: Spain's signature sparkling wine has been produced on a commercial scale since the end of the 19th century. The process is the same as Champagne, but the taste has a distinctive character due to the native grapes, a warmer climate and the soil of the southern Barcelona province. Today Cava is second only to Champagne in world sales of sparkling wines.

NOTES:

A full itinerary will be sent upon booking and package extensions and other custom arrangements are available upon request.