Join Chef & Mediterranean Food Expert, Isabel Sanchez, and her hand chosen award-winning chefs on an intimate cooking holiday into the heartland of Spanish regional cuisine for a gastronomic tour for the ages. Immerse yourself in the fantastic flavors and mouth-watering smells of regional Spain while you enjoy the beautiful surroundings from your luxurious accommodation.
Toledo, the capital of Castilla La Mancha (Castille) and birthplace of El Greco, for this stimulating all-inclusive weeklong culinary tour that includes lessons in regional cuisine, guided tours and private tastings of local products such as wines, cheeses and saffron that are valued around the world and make delectable and tasty meals. Enjoy panoramic views of the ancient city of Toledo from your luxurious deluxe hotel furnished in authentic 16th century style as your base for your decadent culinary tour.
Castilla La Mancha - this region with its quiet and unassuming image holds many treasures beneath its surface yet to be explored and tasted. True Don Quixote land, is the focus of this packed 7-day, 6-night journey into the mystery of Castilla La Mancha cooking.
Day 1: Toledo
Check into your hotel & meet the rest of the group to for a walking tour of Toledo. Do some shopping (or enjoy a siesta) before we meet again for dinner. Overnight in Toledo. Includes: (D);
Day 2: Toledo
Breakfast. Wake up bright and early for first cooking lesson. Included will be how to choose the produce, tools of the trade, spices and “hallmarks” of Spanish cuisine. A four-course meal with wine accompaniments follows. Break & then meet again for by typical “tapeo” (night of tapas) in Toledo’s local haunts. Overnight in Toledo. Includes: (B), (L), (D);
Day 3: Toledo
Breakfast. Wake up & head out to enjoy your second cooking lesson. A four-course meal with aperitif, wine and sweet wine accompaniments follows. You will end at about 5 PM for the day.
Overnight in Toledo. Includes: (B), (L), (D);
Day 4: Toledo
Breakfast. The morning starts with your third cooking lesson: a four-course meal with aperitif, wine and sweet wine accompaniments follows. After an afternoon break get ready to head out to taste and learn about the different types of Ques Manchego at an award winning factory. You will end at about 8 PM for the day. Overnight in Toledo. Includes: (B), (L);
Day 5: Toledo - Valdepeñas - Almagro – Toledo
Breakfast. Today’s fun-filled and jam-packed day starts off with a visit the famous vineyards of Valdepeñas & a stop at Almagro, a beautiful setting depicted in Cervantes Don Quixote. We’ll stop for a traditional meal then return to the hotel. You’ll end at about 6PM for the day. Overnight in Toledo. Includes: (B), (L);
Day 6: Toledo
Breakfast. It’s hard to believe it’s almost over! Learn the history, craftsmanship and making of "magnificent marzipan" at an award winning factory. Then learn about the olive oils of the region from an award-winning producer. Finish with a "behind the scenes" look at an award winning chef & enjoy the feast where you will be given certificates for the successful passing of course participants. Overnight in Toledo. Includes: (B), (L);
Day 7: Toledo
Breakfast. Check-out. Independent departure arrangements. Includes: (B);
When you book your vacation, an agreement is made between you, 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. An initial deposit of € 450 Euros at the time of booking. 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
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