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Let us make it Happen: Your Wishes + Our Travel Savvy

Planning a trip is enough work in itself to make you need a vacation! We know the value of your time and that is why at Gourmand Breaks we take the burden off your shoulders and work on your behalf to build your unique and perfectly planned tour itinerary. Our Private Wine, Gourmet and Cultural tours can be for two people or even sometimes for 30! You only have to let us know when, where and how many guests and we will put your ideas together and then, with you, refine your custom built tour itinerary until it suits your very personal requirements.You can let your chauffeur take the driving strain, self-drive with a premium rental vehicle or take comfortable high speed trains, whichever you prefer, just let us know. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, don’t dismay, contact us today!

Our website is here to inspire you. The itineraries, though “ready to wear”, are simply examples of the type of trips we do. Do you have a specific experience that you would like to include to enhance your trip? Just let us know, we’ve plenty of ideas up our sleeves ☺

Tell us when you’re coming and what you’d like to see and do. Let us know your interests, your passions, your priorities, your pace, your budget etc. and we’ll put together our ideas The more information we have, the better!

No two tours are the same because no two people are identical – we listen to your needs and deeply respect your preferences. Then, we use our expertise and creativity to inspire you with an itinerary based on your interests, not on our convenience. We want your tour with us to be inspirational and create unique, life long memories for you. It is all handcrafted to you and to your liking only!

And remember, we are at your service throughout, right from the planning stages up till the end of your tour, to ensure you enjoy a wonderful, perfectly planned and stress-free holiday! We would love to combine your ideas and preferences with our experience and extensive knowledge of Spain, Portugal and SW France, to craft an unforgettable travel experience for you. To find out more about how we work, take a look at Why choose Gourmand Breaks for your travels .

There are many experiences waiting for you in Spain, Portugal and SW France to enhance your tour: Maybe you would like tickets to watch Barça at the Camp Nou Stadium or cheer on Real Madrid at Bernabeu. Maybe you would like Premium seats at the Masters 1000 Tennis, held in Madrid or, as the Formula 1 passes through Spain at Montmeló, Barcelona - we would be delighted to arrange tickets for you.

Maybe you would like to enjoy a night at the opera at Barcelona's famous opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, where you will be able to appreciate the fin de siècle atmosphere of 19th century Barcelona, or, take in a concert in Bordeaux, where along with the operas of Versailles and Turin, the Grand-Théâtre has one of the most beautiful 18th century concert halls in the world. In Lisbon, the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos is a magnificent 18th century opera house, one of the prettiest in Europe, reminiscent to La Scala in Milan.

If you’re looking to spread your wings and fly high, what about a hot air balloon or a helicopter? Taking an early morning balloon flight, over the volcanic area of La Garrotxa or the vast Alentejo wine region, to breathe in the fresh air provides a stunning way to view the beautiful area. But if you would rather be inside then a helicopter ride, over Madrid or Porto, will find you viewing the historic and majestic monuments from a different perspective.

And there’s so much we could happily include for you: Horseback riding on rural estates in Andalucia, scuba diving in the best waters on the Costa Brava or sea fishing in the Algarve … See more about leisure activities in our Active Leisure & Camino de Santiago.

And, for the young (or young at heart), what about a nightlife crawl to the vibrant city hotspots for the best cocktails and roof top terraces? The cocktail bars in Barcelona are among the best in the world, especially if Gin & Tonic is your tipple! The award winning OneOcean Bar is ideal for a sophisticated cocktail by the water, it’s not open to everyone but we’ll be delighted to get you in. For a drink with a view, head up to the likes of SkyBar, La Isabela, or Blue View for breath-taking panoramic photo opportunities. Lisbon offers a diverse mix from glitzy venues to relaxed and down to earth alternatives, from Portuguese beers to contemporary cocktails. Regardless of tour tastes, the Bairro Alto and the Alfama districts are filled with great venues. Toulouse’s nightlife offers enough variety to seduce everyone from pubs to clubs and from cocktail bars to concert halls, so you can drink, dance and sing all around town. Not to mention the intense nightlife Madrid is famous for, along with many more cities in this Mediterranean part of Europe, which lives up to its reputation.

Whatever your preference, whether you are looking to just relax and unwind or challenge yourself, we can custom build your perfect itinerary once we know what type of experience you’re looking for. Please Contact Us to arrange your Private Wine, Gourmet and Cultural Gourmand Break in Spain, Portugal or SW France and our team will be delighted to make your dream vacation a reality!

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller

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Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey. Pat Conroy