Real Food Adventure - Northern Spain

From £1800 for 10 days
Trip Overview
Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of northern Spain on this food-led adventure. Immerse yourself in culture, history and cuisine as you taste local produce at Santa Catarina Market, whip up Catalan specialties in a cooking class and wander the stunning Gothic Quarter. Enjoy the wealth of tapas bars in Logrono, explore the medieval streets and underground wine caves of Laguardia. Venture north to one of Spain’s most celebrated cities, San Sebastian, where beautiful beaches, historic buildings and a thriving food and arts scene bask together under a beaming sun. Experience a traditional Asturian sidreria (cider house) near Oviedo, attend a centuries' old farmers market near the Picos de Europa National Park and devour fresh seafood on the coast in Galicia. End your gastronomic pilgrimage in the holy city of Santiago de Compostela.
Essential Info
Starts: Barcelona
Ends: Santiago de Compostela
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Food
Trip Code: IZMZZ
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Spain
What's Included


3 Breakfasts included
3 Lunches included
2 Dinners included


Public bus,Taxi,Train,Private vehicle


Hotel (9 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Be surrounded by the culture of Catalan cooking (and by jamon hanging from the ceiling) in Barcelona’s many delis

•   Local, fresh produce is at the heart of Catalan food – get a chef’s insight into the best ingredients at Santa Caterina market

•   Logrono is filled with excellent taperias, each with their own speciality, and there’s little better than watching the master of mushrooms at Bar Soriano prepare hundreds of buttery, garlicky wild mushrooms for you to feast on during a tapas crawl

•   Sip a glass of famous Rioja in the unique surrounds of Laguardia – in the centuries old cellars beneath the medieval walled town

•   A walk in the epic Picos de National Park not only gives you stunning views of this Alpine-esque landscape, but also works off the delicious food and up a new appetite

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Price GBP
9th May 2017
18th May 2017
Barcelona - Santiago de Compostela
Fully Booked
30th May 2017
8th June 2017
Barcelona - Santiago de Compostela
Fully Booked
13th June 2017
22nd June 2017
Barcelona - Santiago de Compostela
2 spaces
27th June 2017
6th July 2017
Barcelona - Santiago de Compostela
4th July 2017
13th July 2017
Barcelona - Santiago de Compostela
18th July 2017
27th July 2017
Barcelona - Santiago de Compostela
Fully Booked
29th August 2017
7th September 2017
Barcelona - Santiago de Compostela
12th September 2017
21st September 2017
Barcelona - Santiago de Compostela
Fully Booked
19th September 2017
28th September 2017
Barcelona - Santiago de Compostela
Fully Booked
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Itinerary & Notes
Hola! Welcome to Spain. Barcelona's quirky character and fabulous Catalan cuisine mixes seamlessly with a groundbreaking art scene, Gothic architecture, superb dining and a non-stop nightlife, making it a city you won't soon forget. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today. You can arrive at any time during the day, as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Please check with hotel reception or look on the reception noticeboard for where and when the meeting will take place. If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. Have your insurance and next of kin details on hand as we'll be collecting them at this meeting. For those who arrive early, perhaps explore the streets of the old Gothic Quarter, check out the Picasso Museum, wander the tree-lined pedestrian boulevard of La Rambla, or take the funicular to the top of Montjuic or Tibidabo for panoramic views of Barcelona and the harbour. Celebrate the start of your Real Food Adventure by diving straight into the rhythm of Barcelona; sip a locally produced cava in a local bar then perhaps choose to continue on a tapas crawl through rustic Catalan dishes. Try traditional satisfying bites likes croquettes, fresh anchovy fillets lightly pickled in vinegar with salt and garlic or chargrilled aubergines with peppers and onions.

Additional Activities

Barcelona - Cava or Vermouth tasting
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