SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND MOROCCO
Go Local, Gastronomy and Wines
Enjoy our recommendations of experiences dedicated to Go Local, Gastronomy and Wines in our main destinations: Spain, Portugal and Morocco. In them you will be able to live life like a local, enjoy the best gastronomic corners, culture and local crafts. Get out of the tourist routes and get into these unique and irresistible experiences.
OUR EXPERIENCES FOR A TRIP TO SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
The city of Barcelona is a fantastic urban destination, with so much to see and do. But if you limit yourself to staying within the city, you’re missing a lot of what Catalonia has to offer. Within a couple of hours of Barcelona, there is a myriad of seaside villages, pretty hillside hamlets, stunning secret beaches, beautiful historical towns, cultural and natural attractions, and even giant theme parks!
A bike tour is a great way to see Barcelona and it has numerous advantages over traditional walking tours. The most obvious is that being on a bicycle enables you to see much more of the city and those of you who like a little exercise will also appreciate the chance to burn off a couple more calories.
Everyone knows that Spain is a dream destination for foodies, but not everyone realizes just how varied the cuisine is from region to region. If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona there are all sorts of local must-eat foods to delve into, many of which date back to hundreds if not thousands of years. From the famous La Boqueria to the lesser known Mercat de Sant Josep or Santa Caterina market, Barcelona is full of wonderful food markets piled high with fresh produce.
Whether it is climate, culture or geography, Spain offers spectacular variety. From rustic to refined, traditional to innovative, red, white, sparkling and fortified, the wines of Spain along with its legendary cuisine, friendly people and spellbinding natural beauty have something very special to offer visitors. A wine vacation in sunny Spain is a feast for the senses you will never forget!
If you are looking for the coolest wine tours to have in Spain, you came to the right place! Can you think of a better way to discover the Spanish wine than by actually visiting their places of origin? Many of Spain’s leading vineyards are open to visitors: many are hundreds of years old, some boast an extraordinary architectural richness, and others even include interesting collections of art relating to the wine culture.
Have you ever thought about visiting a traditional winery in Spain’s most famous wine region? Did you know that in this country Rioja is synonym of wine? Keep on reading and we’ll tell you all about it!
The landscape of Basque Country is breathtaking. There are lots of different routes that you can take to explore Basque Country where you can also taste its stunning food. Food and wine enthusiasts visiting the Basque Country in Northern Spain discover that Idiazabal cheese and Txakoli wine are two of the most iconic and easy-to-find regional products.
San Sebastian, or Donostia for the Basques, is one of the most famous foodie cities in one of the top culinary regions in the world. With its Michelin-starred restaurants and amazing pintxos bars, it’s easy to be spoiled by the food choices you encounter here. San Sebastian is simply full of good eats. The best pintxos bars in San Sebastian are a buffet of colors and smells.
Madrid is the best city in Spain to go shopping, but you’ll need to know where to look. In the downtown streetsthe blocks with stores with affordable prices, young designer fashion shops alongside traditional ones, alternate with restaurants, cafes and terraces.
Spain is the healthiest country in the world. Much can be attributed to the Spanish cuisine, based on the Mediterranean diet, which is synonymous with health, longevity, and classified as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. We invite you to enjoy the experience of “ir de tapas”, as madrileños do.
Seeing a live flamenco show is definitely one of the best things to do in Seville. Would you like to join us? Spain is known for its history, delicious tapas and wide variety of beaches. However, this beautiful country is also home to world-class folk music and dance.
Let us take you on a journey into the world of bullfighting. Join an exciting and fascinating trip that revolves around the art of bullfighting and gives you an in-depth understanding of this art. Come and experience the Andalusia countryside life!
The mighty Iberian pig is something of an icon in Spain, with ham being the king of tapas throughout the country and beyond. This tour explores the journey of Iberian ham from farm to table, offering you a fascinating insight and appreciation. On our tour of southern Spain you will discover all about Iberian acorn-fed ham.
Taking a Jerez de la Frontera wine tour is more than just an opportunity to taste these local wines. It is a journey into the history of Andalusia that goes back more than 3000 years and traces the centuries of the many civilizations that occupied this rich land.
The southern Spanish city of Seville will steal your heart with its charming streets, glorious architecture and its traditions. Or maybe you prefer hang out at the tapas bars chatting up friendly folks. And if you have some time, why not soak in the cultural air and learn the flamenco dance? Seville is, after all, one of the greatest sources of flamenco in Spain.
Your visit to Malaga in Andalusia wouldn’t be complete without a side trip to one of the beautiful white villages. The dazzling white villages of Spain along the coastline and in the Sierras are charming and make for a perfect day out.
The Portuguese quintas are little known outside Portugal, but they are authentic treasures of ‘quality of living’ in the country. They were family farms surrounded by large plots of land that was intended for both economic sustenance and for family consumption.
The Douro Valley is really stunning. It has a meandering river that makes its way through the valley along the vineyards and creating a breathtaking scenery. It has charming wine-making farms and some green and golden slopes that are covered with vineyards.
This region in Northern Portugal is packed with incredible natural beauty. Besides, from hiking in the Douro International Natural Park to wine tasting and leisurely boat trips, the area offers experiences for all tastes.
Portugal is a very famous travel destination. From Lisbon, Porto, and Douro in the North part, till the Algarve in the South, and even out to the Madeira and Azores Islands, this country is very special when it comes to traveling. Setúbal is not quite popular among the visit destinations. It is a working port, a commercial fishing center, and besides the 6th largest region for wine production in Portugal.
Are you looking for a unique and exciting foodie experience near Lisbon?
If you’re thinking about eating the amazing Portuguese food and at the same time experience the techniques, the history, and the cultural traditions behind it too, this trip is for you!
Next to France, Italy and Spain, the ranking would not be complete without Portugal when talking about wine producing countries. With more than 200 grape varieties, anywhere you go in Portugal you will be close to a winery and to wine-producers from that region.
The coastal region of Algarve from Portugal is known for its dramatic cliffs and for the golden sand beaches, as for the luxury golf resorts and the sensational sunshine. Here the beautiful fishing villages have narrow cobblestoned streets and whitewashed houses. But beside all these beauties, the Algarve is also a charm destination for food and wine lovers.