Secret Barcelona Gourmet Day Tour

Gourmet Day Tours

Gourmand Breaks private one and half-day tours are a perfect option for discerning travelers who wish to experience the best of local cuisine & wine, but cannot spare a huge amount of time. Whether you visit Barcelona on a cruise or a short business trip, or are visiting Madrid, Seville or Cordoba, our private customized day tours will allow you to make the most of your time. You'll be amazed of how much you can see, learn and experience in just a few hours! We will create a unique and perfect gourmand experience just for you and your group. Join us in Barcelona for la Boqueria market followed by a private cooking class, or discover our secret gourmand route through the Gothic and Born districts. Maybe you prefer to venture out of Barcelona for an idyllic winery visit and local food and wine tastings? The choice is yours - we guarantee you the most authentic and unique experience.


 

Secret Barcelona Gourmet Day Tour

Secret Barcelona Gourmet Day Tour

Private guided gourmet and cultural day tour of Barcelona, la Boqueria market visit, local food & wine tasting; superior delicatessen tapas lunch with wine pairings. This gourmet tour of Barcelona is perfect for discerning foodies who would like to enjoy a day of tasting Barcelona's best food and wine. The journey will focus on the authentic gourmet foods in Catalonia, but will pass by a number of architectural feats in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. You will start with a guided visit to la Boqueria market, Spain's largest marketplace and continue on to enjoy private tastings of Spanish cheeses with wine, a guided visit to a dried fruit artisan, enjoy a delicious light tapas lunch with wine pairings at Barcelona's finest delicatessen and more......

 

Penedes Wine Day Tour

Penedes Wine Day Tour

At Gourmand Breaks we pride ourselves at knowing where the hidden gems are; we know all the best rated Penedes cellars and will take you there. We choose wineries that, though small, are highly rated by the international wine critics, and you will be able to find their wines in some of the best-specialized wine stores back home. In our morning visit to Penedes, depending on your preferences, we will take you to a couple of our favorite cellars, where, of course, you will be able to enjoy a complete tasting of the winery's best and the family expert will be there to assist you. The grapes in this vineyard are all hand picked to ensure harvest at the ideal time for each vine. It is a truly wonderful opportunity to discover the wine connoisseur in you!

 

 

Spanish Wine & Cooking Experience Day Tour

Spanish Wine & Cooking Experience Day Tour

A fantastic opportunity to enjoy a Private winery tour and Catalan cooking class with delicious lunch to follow in the incredibly beautiful Emporda countryside. Your wonderful day tour will include tickets on Spain's famous fast and comfortable AVE train from central Barcelona to Figures - with scarcely time to open your book before you arrive! A full private tour of a superb winery, guided by one of its English speaking owners, passionate about the wine they produce. Our dynamic Catalan chef will teach yiou the secrets of Catalan cooking and you will surely enjoy the lunch which you have cleverly produced, together with a glass of the winery's best wine. Time too, if you wish to visit the Dali Museum, Figueres prior to returning to Barcelona!

 

 

Priorat Wine Day Tour

Priorat Wine Day Tour

This tour gives you the opportunity to visit some of the most precious wineries in the Priorat region. Our experience in the industry means we only send you to the most interesting and highest rated Priorat cellars who able to arrange private visits to small family run wineries where you will be personally assisted by the owners to share their knowledge. During your day in Priorat you will visit three wineries, two in the morning and the other in the afternoon where, of course, you will be able to enjoy a complete tasting of the winery's specialties. The family expert will be there to give you a helping hand and ply you with knowledge. In between the visits you will relax with a delicious lunch paired with some of your favorite Priorat wines you have tasted.

 

 

Madrid Gourmet Tapas & History Tour

Madrid Gourmet Tapas & History Tour

Enjoy a private guided tour of Madrid, including El Prado Museum, historical sites of Old Madrid, visit to the markets of San Miguel & San Anton and gourmet tapas route around the best local tapas bars in Cava Baja and Chueca area - the best of Madrid in one day! After a privately guided walking tour of Old Madrid get ready to prop yourself up at bars, sampling a variety of delicious tapas and wines which, although originally from different Spanish regions, have found their place in the melting pot that is Madrid.

 

 

A Taste of Catalonia Tour: Food, Wine & Medieval Villages

A Taste of Catalonia Tour: Food, Wine & Medieval Villages

The morning of your one-day private tour of Catalonia starts with a luxury chauffeured transfer from Barcelona to the Emporda Region and follows with a private guided visit to a very fine winery and a sampling of their best wines. Your day will continue to a romantic and picturesque medieval village - as you walk through the narrow village streets, next to the city walls, towers and churches, you will feel as though you have walked into a new time altogether. The stone archways, cobblestone streets, and wrought balconies adorned with flowers create a welcoming feel in this Romanesque village. Your special day continues with a sampling of goats cheeses at a local producer and a typical Catalan luncheon with wine.

 

 

Jewish Heritage Day Tour of Toledo

Jewish Heritage Day Tour of Toledo

This morning you are off to Toledo for the day. On arrival, your local officially licenced guide will be waiting for you and will take you on a visit to the Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca. Remains of the Jewish community are still preserved in the city in the synagogues of Santa Maria la Blanca and El Transito. Nowadays, this Jewish place of worship houses the Sephardic Museum, in which an interesting collection of pieces of art and various objects used in Jewish ceremonies are exhibited. In addition you will enjoy a tour of the Cathedral, which is one of the most outstanding buildings in the city and is considered to be one of the high points of Gothic art. On its main facade the outstanding feature is the doorway, made up of three doors: Infierno (Hell), Perdon (Forgiveness) and Juicio (Judgement).

 

 

Catalonian Treasures Day Tour of Girona & Besalu

Catalonian Treasures Day Tour of Girona & Besalu

A more than memorable day of history in Northern Spain with private guided visits to the wonderful city of Girona and the medieval village of Besalu. Stroll across the magnificent Medieval bridge of Besalu into a cobblestoned town. Wander through the Call of Girona with its twisting narrow streets giving a breath of ancient times. Enjoy a private guided tour of the Cathedral in Girona with its magnificent treasures including the 11th century Creation Tapestry.

 

 

Jewish Heritage Tour of Cordoba

Jewish Heritage Tour of Cordoba

Today you will have a wonderful time in Cordoba, the former home of many Jewish scholars and poets. Awaiting you at Cordoba station will be our Officially Licensed guide, who will take you on a complete tour of everything that Cordoba has to delight. Jews formed a part of Cordoba's cultural mix from as early as the 2nd Century until their expulsion from Spain in 1492.

 

 

Spectacular and Tasty Seville Day Tour

Spectacular and Tasty Seville Day Tour

A wonderful private day tour of spectacular Seville, with our officially licensed guide, to include Barrio Santacruz, the old Jewish quarter, Seville Cathedral, La Giralda and the Reales Alcazares. The cathedral is the largest Gothic edifice in the world and is an incredibly imposing building. It is a real joy to amble around the Barrio with its beautiful squares and narrow streets, forming a labyrinth, where it is easy to get lost, but this is part of its charm. With over 4,000 tapas bars you know you are in the right city in Spain for a fantastic tapas hopping lunch with wine to end your tour.

 

 

Lisbon Sights and Delights

Lisbon Sights and Delights

In the safe hands of your private bi-lingual Officially Licensed Guide who will meet you at your hotel or cruise ship, you will enjoy a magical half day introductory tour of Lisbon, its history and its specialised foods and wines. Taste delicious and exotic products, from dried, salted Bacalhau to sausages, hams and cheeses. Learn the history of Portugal's famous fortified wine, Port and then try some with delicious Azeitao cheese. Learn about sweets and pastries and try the famous custard tart, Pasteis de Belem Hear about the only tea produced in Europe, grown in the Atlantic Island of Sao Miguel, in the Azores. Sample Portuguese wines such as Vinho Verde do Minho (the famous green wine of Minho)

 

 

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