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Culinary Vacation in El Priorat - Catalonia, Spain

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 6 people
Destination(s): Spain  
Specialty Categories: Food & Wine   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3140 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3430 US Dollar (USD)

Catalan cuisine is in a category of its own within the realms of other Mediterranean foods. Dishes such as escalivada, esqueixada, or Bacalla a la llauna, simple things such as pa amb tomaquet, and famous desserts like crema catalana are but some of the specialties you will learn how to make during your gastronomical holiday. Apart from its fabulous Priorat wines, this area also produces a delicious olive oil made from arbequina olives. This oil is produced right here in El Masroig, and its acidity is no more than 0.3 degrees, a true sign of quality.

Alicia and Jonathan will welcome you as if you were part of the family. From the moment you arrive at the Barcelona airport, where we will pick you up, you will not have to worry about anything but enjoying a relaxing vacation. Each day you will learn how to cook a new Catalan dish. Daily excursions will enable you to discover most of the Priorat and visit its vineyards, wine producers, and olive oil presses.

This program will enable you to learn the basics of Catalan cuisine as you will have a total of six classes of approximately three hours duration each. The fourteen meals you will be having during this time, five of which are in restaurants, will allow you to sample a wide variety of different Catalan dishes. The Priorat wines will no longer be a secret to you after the wine tasting session at “Can Miquelet del Mano”, and the many trips to vineyards and a wine museum. You will not only love the olive oil that you will be using on a daily basis, but you will also get a chance to see how it is made.

The daily excursions will unveil most of the Priorat and its history so that when the time comes to leave, you will truly feel you have discovered the essence of this beautiful region. This is also your vacation and so we want you to have time to relax as well, and if you have any requests for a change in the planned schedule, we will surely try and accommodate your needs.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Barcelona - El Masroig

Arrival at the Barcelona airport and transport via tha Catacurian minibus to El Masroig. Room assignment, time to settle in, and a welcome aperitif to accompany the program presentation. Walk to the Agricultural Cooperative of El Masroig for a tour of the winery, including a wine tasting session. Walk through the town, and the nearby vineyards and olive groves. In the evening the official reception at “Can Miquelet del Mano” with a welcome dinner made of local produce, and wines from the Cooperative of El Masroig. Overnight in El Masroig. Includes: (D).

Day 2: El Masroig

8:30 Breakfast. Trip to the Celler de Capçanes winery in Capçanes. Includes tour of the facilities and wine tasting. Visit the Ermita de Sant Gregori in Falset, followed by lunch in a Falset restaurant. Free time in El Masroig. Excellent for a siesta or a walk! Catalan cuisine class followed by dinner with a selection of wines from the Celler de Capçanes. Overnight in El Masroig. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: El Masroig

8:30 Breakfast. Trip to the Costers del Siurana winery in Gratallops. Includes tour of the vineyards, of the winery, and a wine tasting session. Lunch at the Celler de Gratallops restaurant. Free time in El Masroig. Siesta, walk, or enjoy a book in the living room. Catalan cuisine class followed by dinner with a selection of wines from the Costers del Siurana winery. Overnight in El Masroig. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: El Masroig

8:30 Breakfast. Trip to Scala Dei where we first have a guided tour of the Cartusian Monastery, a historical landmark. Then we visit the Conreria de Scala Dei winery, which includes some wine sampling. Light lunch at the Tastevins de Scala Dei. On we go to visit the beautiful town of Siurana, weather permitting! Free time in El Masroig. Wine tasting session at Can Miquelet del Mano, presented by the enologist from the Conreria de Scala Dei winery, followed by dinner (prepared by Alicia) with a selection of the wines sampled during the tasting session. Overnight in El Masroig. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: El Masroig

8:30 Breakfast. Trip to the Templar castle of Miravet with a guided tour. Visit a large regional ceramic and pottery store where you may purchase local ceramics. Lunch in a Falset restaurant. Free time in El Masroig. Catalan cuisine class followed by dinner with a selection of wines from the Priorat. Overnight in El Masroig. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: El Masroig

8:30 Breakfast. Visit the Ermita de Les Pinyeres in El Masroig. Trip to the town of La Figuera and a walk to the "Balcó del Priorat¨from where the whole of the Priorat can be seen. Visit the agro-store "El Circell" where Priorat wines, olive oils, olives, and regional handicraft may be purchased. Lunch in a restaurant in La Figuera. Free time in El Masroig. Catalan cuisine class followed by dinner with a selection of wines from the Priorat. Overnight in El Masroig. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: El Masroig

8:30 Breakfast. Visit either the winery of Mas den Gil in Bellmunt, or the winery of Capafons-Osso in Falset. Trip to the town of Porrera and lunch in the same town. Catalan cuisine class followed by diploma presentation and dinner with a selection of wines from the Priorat. Overnight in El Masroig. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: El Masroig - Barcelona. Breakfast and transport to the Barcelona airport where the time has come to say farewell and we hope to see you soon again! Includes: (B).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Notes:
- When you book your vacation, an agreement is made between you and our company and others who provide services. Upon request we can provide you with our general terms and conditions governing the provision of these holidays.
- A non-refundable upfront initial deposit of € 200 Euros is due within 7 days of the initial booking request.
- Final payment is due 45 days before the tour departure.
- Within 45 day full payment is due upon booking request.
- All prices, itinerary etc… listed are subject to change without notice.
- No unused portion of the vacation can be refunded.
- Cancellation penalties apply & Change fees after booking is confirmed, refer to our general terms.
- Please inquire for pre or post tour add-ons/hotel stays.
- Prices based on current Euro to US Dollar conversion and is subject to change without notice.

About This Supplier
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Location: Spain
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2001
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We are a specialty tour operator based in Galicia, Northwestern Spain, where our founder Sean O'Rourke is dedicated to personally escorting many of our food and wine tour departures to this intriguing corner of Spain. Our services include many types of unique tours and customized travel to Spain and Portugal....

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