An exclusive journey

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Spain

October 12 – 20, 2018 | Sold Out
Waitlist Available

8-24

Guests

9 / 8

Days / Nights

21

Meals

Please join Brooks Wine on an exciting expedition for patrons of our wine club. We are exploring Northwestern Spain for nine days in October 2018. This will be an exciting time visiting wineries in the Ribera del Duero and Toro regions, discovering art, and tasting incredible food along the way. Come along and learn about the history and culture of this ancient region.

Enjoy

wine tastings at some of Spain’s most prominent wine estates

Explore

Spain’s “Golden City” of Salamanca, filled with ancient monuments and fascinating history

Taste

delicious dishes and bites, from traditional tapas, to an exquisite Michelin-starred meal

Day 1

Madrid 

Land at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport this morning, and meet your Travel Director. Take a private transfer to the Ribera del Duero area, your home for the next seven nights.

Quintanilla de Onésimo

Continue on to the Ribera del Duero wine region and check in to our hotel, a centuries old, restored water mill. Come together to enjoy a special welcome dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, featuring a wide range of wines from Castilla y León.

Lunch, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Posada Fuente de la Aceña

Day 2

Medina del Campo 

Stop at Campoveja Queseria, a cheese shop located in the heart of Castilla y León. Tour the facility, learn about their cheesemaking process, and taste five different sheep's milk cheeses. Next, drive to the stunning town of Medina de Campo and view the Castle of La Mota. Learn the history and cultural importance of the castle during a tour.

Valladolid

After, head to a winery in La Seca, a village and appellation of Rueda. Enjoy a tour and tasting before lunch at at winery. Tonight, we'll savor a traditional Spanish dinner at one of our favorite restaurants tonight in Valladolid.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Posada Fuente de la Aceña

Day 3

Cigales

Explore the Cigales D.O. area today, known for producing award-winning rosé and red wines. Head to Sinforiano Winery for a tour and tasting of their premium wines. Next, we’ll feast on lunch in a 13th-century wine cellar. Enjoy traditional dishes from the region, such as delectable Castilian roast lamb.

Cigales

After lunch, continue on to the 300-year-old La Legua Winery. Meet the winemaking staff, learn about their cultivation practices, and see the recently built production building and barrel room. This evening we’ll enjoy free time and dinner together in Valladolid.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Posada Fuente de la Aceña

Day 4

Valladolid

Head to a traditional market in Valladolid to view the local produce and delicacies. We’ll head over to the the international cooking school for a hands-on class. Learn about tapas, or small plates, that are one of Spain’s most famous and traditional foods. Make a lunch out of the tapas created in our class, complemented by Valladolid wines.

Íscar

Refresh your palette at an amazing microbrewery, La Loca Juana. Head to Iscar Castle, an ancient fort on a hilltop, where this microbrewery is located. Tour the great halls, tower, and fermentation areas. Enjoy a tasting of beers and tapas. Savor a dinner in Sardón de Duero of traditional grilled lamb skewers.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Posada Fuente de la Aceña

Day 5

Ribera de Duero

Head to a boutique winery in Peñafiel producing wines from the Tinto Fino, or Tempranillo, varietal. Tour the facility and then taste some of their wines with the owner. After, head to the Pago de Carraovejas Winery for a special tour and tasting. Enjoy lunch at José Maria’s restaurant.

Peñafiel

Visit the Provincial Wine Museum in the gorgeous Peñafiel Castle. Listen as an expert guide gives an extensive overview of the rich wine-making history of Valladolid. Enjoy dinner at your leisure this evening.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Hotel Posada Fuente de la Aceña

Day 6

Plaza Mayor, Salamanca

Spend the day in Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the city with an expert guide, passing gorgeous Baroque architecture and historical landmarks like Plaza Mayor, Casa de las Conchas, the old and new cathedral, and Casa Lis.

Salamanca

Delight in a special lunch at the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Salamanca. Experience Chef Victor Gutiérrez’s experimental creations with Peruvian roots. Explore at your own pace this afternoon, then head back to the hotel for dinner at your leisure.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Hotel Posada Fuente de la Aceña

Day 7

Toro

Travel to Quinta de la Quietud Winery this morning and learn about their organic farming methods and respect for the environment. Next up, discover the family-owned Teso la Monja Winery with over five generations of grape growing experience in Rioja. View the vineyards spread over the foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria and tour the beautifully designed estate. Lunch is served at the estate.

Valladolid

Back in Valladolid this evening, we’ll discover the city’s tapas scene via a lively tapas crawl through the old quarter. Enjoy the unique tastes of Spain!

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Posada Fuente de la Aceña

Day 8

Madrid

Check out of the hotel, then take a private transfer to our new hotel in Spain’s lively capital city of Madrid. Take time to walk through the Madrid city center on your own. Perhaps take a walk through Mercado de San Miguel, an open-air market filled with various bars, cellars, tapas stalls, and fresh produce. You are free to enjoy lunch at your leisure.

Madrid

After soaking up the vibrancy of Madrid come together for a farewell dinner tonight. Celebrate our experiences and newfound appreciation for Spanish wines and culture.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Catalonia Atocha Madrid

Day 9

Madrid

Savor your last breakfast before checking out. Take a private transfer to the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport for flights home, or stay for an optional three-day extension in Madrid. Buen viaje!

Breakfast

Extend your trip

+ 3 days in Madrid

Day 9

Explore the city during a morning panoramic tour, visiting some of Madrid’s most important historical sites and enjoy a visit to the Prado Museum with an expert guide. The rest of the afternoon is on your own. Enjoy lunch and dinner at your leisure.

Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Catalonia Atocha Madrid

Day 10

The day is on your own to explore this cosmopolitan city at your own pace. Stroll through the historic boulevards and well-manicured parks. Enjoy a laidback dinner at our favorite vinoteca for tapas and regional wine.

Breakfast, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Catalonia Atocha Madrid

Day 11

Savor your last breakfast in Spain, and check-out of the hotel. Take a private transfer from your hotel to the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport for flights home. Safe Travels!

Breakfast

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Details

Dates

Program: Oct 12 – 20, 2018  sold out
Extension: Oct 20 – 22, 2018

Flight Information

If you would like assistance with reserving your flights, please contact us at guestservices@experi.com.

Activity Level

This trip has been designed to include daily exploratory walks that range from one to three hours. Guests should feel comfortable meandering along cobbled surfaces, walking up and down stairs, and sauntering down uneven nature paths. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities. Please contact us at guestservices@experi.com if you have questions.

Note: Group maximum is based on double occupancy.


Included

  • 8 nights accommodations, including all taxes and fees
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 6 dinners, plus wine pairings with most major meals
  • All private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local speakers, guides, entrance fees, gratuities, and transportation
  • Full guiding services of a dedicated Experi Travel Director
  • Private airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the program

Not Included

  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities
  • All types of personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional alcoholic beverages beyond those included with major meals

Rates*

Classic: $3,495  sold out
Single: $4,695  sold out

Call to discuss availability and rates for triple, quad, and child accommodations.

Extension Rates*

Classic: $1,295
Single: $1,795

*Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars.


Deposits

A $1,000 deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no later than 90 days prior to departure. An additional $500 deposit is required for extension reservations.

Travel Terms & Conditions

View our complete terms and conditions here at https://experi.com/terms.

About Experi

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