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Gourmet Spain Tour May 2017

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  • Spain is passionate, sophisticated and devoted to living the good life. The passions of Spain’s people are the fabric of daily life – this is a country with music in its soul and where food and wine is a national obsession!!!

    Spain is a country that lives very much in the present and ‘fiesta’ is one of the best-known words in the Spanish language. It’s because life is itself a fiesta here and everyone seems to be invited. Perhaps you’ll sense it at night when all of Spain comes out to play. Or maybe that moment will come when a flamenco performer touches something deep in your soul. Whenever it happens, you’ll find yourself recognising that, THIS IS SPAIN

    The tour includes:

    • Barcelona

    • Seville

    • Ronda


    Thursday 18 May - 21 May - BARCELONA
    We land in Barcelona, and meet at the airport for our transfer to our hotel.
    Barcelona, Spain’s most innovative seaside city, offers a staggering array of attractions.
    The city was reborn with the Olympics in 1992 and stresses the importance of Catalan history and culture. Take in the Passeig de Gracia, the most stylish street of Barcelona, lined with boutique shops and art galleries. Also La Rambla, with its outdoor cafes, flower stands, exotic birds and equally colorful street performers.
    Just off La Rambla are the antique stalls at La Boqueria, Barcelona’s outdoor market considered to be one of the best markets in the world. Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter rests on the ancient Roman city of Barcino, today full of buildings from the 13th to the 15th century. Then of course Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's most famous work and a worldwide symbol for Barcelona.
    Join me as we relish strolling the cobblestone lanes of the Gothic quarter, thinking about all the people in past centuries who walked these same streets.
    The city streets are an extension of the lives of its inhabitants; they are part of their homes, their way of sharing and living together in what is, in short, their home or everyone's home. If we walk through Barcelona, we'll see that every street has its own unique story to tell. If you ask any Barcelona local to name the best Catalan invention of all time, nine out of ten will probably reply "el pa amb tomàquet!" (bread rubbed with tomato). More than a simple recipe, culinary technique or custom, the gesture of rubbing tomato on a piece of bread is a sign of Catalan identity. Just wait until you taste it!!!
    We will tour the city taking in all the history, culture, food and a cooking lesson – and of course free time to explore or shop on your own.
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    Sunday 21 May to Thursday 25 May - Seville, Andalucia
    Today we fly from Barcelona to sultry Seville in Andalucia.
    The scent of orange blossom, the thrash of a flamenco guitar, the glimpse of a white village perched spectacularly atop a crag, memories of Andalucía stay with you like collected souvenirs.
An amazing Tapas tour is planned with a local resident for our first night in Seville. Seville is possibly the best city in Spain for tapas. It is after all, the home of the tapas and has the largest number of bars per inhabitant anywhere, offering an amazing range of food. There’s something for everybody, whether it be meat, seafood, vegetables, olives, cheese etc. You name it, somebody is sure to have used it in a tapa. In charming small bars in the heart of Sevilla’s historic area, sample hearty food in manageable portions, helped down with some pleasingly potent wines, and amidst the joyous hullabaloo of the welcoming Sevillanos. The variety is extensive, encompassing seafood, salads, cured hams, cheeses, red pepper dishes, the obligatory Spanish potato omelette and so on. Tapear’ in Sevilla is a fun and recommendable alternative to the full-blown sit down meal.
    This is the area of the famous Iberian pig and we will taste the most amazing “jamons” washed down with fine wine.
    We will witness the authentic passion of Flamenco at an authentic venue. With roots tracing from Andalusian, Islamic, Sephardic and Gypsy origins, flamenco is a combination of intricate guitar playing, powerful singing ranging from the exuberant to the sorrowful, and passionate yet graceful dancing. A visit to Spain without a flamenco experience is not complete...
    A half day tour of the city will finish with an informal lunch in a local eatery.
    We have a cooking lesson planned with one of Seville’s most prestigious chefs who will share some local secrets with us - and of course free time to explore or shop on your own!!
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    Thursday 25 May to Saturday 27 May - Ronda, Malaga region
    Today we make our way to ancient Ronda. Ronda is Málaga province’s most spectacular town. It has a superbly dramatic location, and owes its name (‘surrounded’ by mountains), to the encircling Serranía de Ronda.
    The beautiful town has a colourful and romantic past in Spanish folklore. Ronda was a favourite with the Romantics of the late 19th century, and has attracted an array of international artists and writers, such as Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles.
    We will enjoy a walking tour of the town, wine tasting, olive oil tasting and of course free time on your own. I have heard many people tell me that this is their favourite town in the whole of Spain!!
    On Saturday the 27 May we make our way to Malaga airport, where we will catch our connections home.

    PRICE - EUROS 3100 PER PERSON SHARING ( 9 nights and 10 days ) SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - EUROS 700
    PAYMENT
    A 1000 Euro non-refundable deposit is required upon booking. This will secure your place on the trip.
    The final payment of 2100 Euros will be due 60 days before departure.

    INCLUDES:
    ACCOMMODATION: Standard Twin
    BARCELONA - 3 nights - May 18-21
    SEVILLA - 4 nights - May 21-25
    RONDA - 2 nights - May 25-27

    MEALS:
Breakfast and main meal of the day, either lunch or dinner.
    BUFFET BREAKFASTS EVERY DAY AT YOUR HOTEL                                                                                              
TAPAS DURING GOURMET TOUR IN BARCELONA ON MAY 18                                                                            LUNCH AT LOCAL EATERY IN BARCELONA ON MAY 19
                                                                                             LUNCH AFTER COOKING CLASS IN BARCELONA ON MAY 20 
                                                                                 TAPAS DURING GOURMET TOUR IN SEVILLA ON MAY 21
                                                                                     LUNCH AT LOCAL EATERY IN SEVILLA ON MAY 22
                                                                                                LUNCH DURING TOUR IN ARACENA ON MAY 23
                                                                                                     LUNCH AFTER COOKING CLASS IN SEVILLA ON MAY 24
                                                                                     DINNER IN RONDA ON MAY 25
                                                                                                                                      LUNCH AS PART OF CULINARY EXCURSION ON MAY 26

    PRIVATE TOURS & SPECIAL EXPERIENCES
    AFTERNOON GOURMET TOUR IN BARCELONA ON MAY 18
                                                                                  PRIVATE TOURING OF BARCELONA ON MAY 19
                                                                                                     PRIVATE EPICUREAN TOUR FOLLOWED BY COOKING CLASS, MAY 20                                                           PRIVATE TAPAS TOUR IN SEVILLA ON MAY 21
                                                                                                       PRIVATE TOURING OF SEVILLA ON MAY 22
                                                                                                                FULL DAY EXCURSION IN ARACENA ON MAY 23
                                                                                            FLAMENCO SHOW IN SEVILLA ON MAY 23
                                                                                                             PRIVATE COOKING CLASS AND LUNCH ON MAY 24
                                                                                               PRIVATE WALKING TOUR OF RONDA ON MAY 25
    PRIVATE CULINARY EXCURSION, RURAL ANDALUCIA ON MAY 26                                                                         
ALL ADMISSIONS INCLUDED WHILE WITH EXPERT GUIDE

    TRANSPORTATION:
    ARRIVAL TRANSFER FROM BARCELONA AIRPORT TO HOTEL                                                                           PRIVATE MINIBUS FOR HALF DAY TOUR OF BARCELONA
                                                                                 PRIVATE TRANSFER TO BARCELONA AIRPORT
                                                                                                     PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM SEVILLA AIRPORT TO HOTEL
    PRIVATE MINIBUS FOR FULL DAY ARACENA EXCURSION
                                                                                 PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM SEVILLA TO RONDA
                                                                                                                       PRIVATE MINIBUS FOR FULL DAY EXCURSION IN RURAL ANDALUCIA
    PRIVATE TRANSFER TO MALAGA AIRPORT AND ADIOS 

    ALL ARRANGEMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.

    EXCLUDED:
    Flights

    
Travel insurance

    
Drinks with included meals
    Whatever you do in free time
    Gratuities

    Additional information on this tour: http://www.tablememories.com/spanish-adventure-18-27-may-2017/

    I LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING A MAGICAL TRIP WITH YOU !!




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  • Claudia L.

    I would like to research more about this , always wanted to go to Spain too, especially those rhythmical spanish dancers and the sound of those castanets :)

    September 29

  • Loren L.

    I'm keen, sounds awesome, dependent on tour cost!

    September 6

    • Debbie

      Hi Loren. Thanks for your interest. Click on the link for the details http://www.tablememor...­

      1 · September 7

    • Loren L.

      Really looks amazing Debbie, unfortunately a bit too expensive :( hope you guys have an amazing time!

      September 9

  • Gabrielle

    wow very interested, somebody please pay for me..."(crying out Loud)"

    September 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everything Loren said :)

    September 6

  • Gena D

    Hello, this sounds wonderful!!! Is this an organised tour? Is there any indication of time frame and costs etc. etc. etc.

    September 6

  • Isabel de A.

    I'd love to do this but will look into it when we know prices and definite confirmations. Thanks Isabel

    September 6

  • Gillie

    Sounds lovely... I am definitely interested but could not yet confirm for certain.

    September 6

  • henry s.

    Hi ive been thre before! How many days,and what is the price and accomodation like?

    2 · September 6

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