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CASTILLA Y LEÓN, THE SOUL OF SPAIN

Past Departure: April 26 - May 4, 2019

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Guests

9 / 8

Days / Nights

18

Meals

Join Seven Bridges Winery on an unforgettable nine day journey to the Castilla y León region of Spain. Explore World Heritage Sites with local experts and taste a variety of regional dishes. Tour highly esteemed estates and vineyards in some of Spain’s best wine regions, such as D.O. Ribera del Duero and D.O. Toro. Meet an array of passionate winemakers and learn about the centuries old winemaking traditions of this fertile area.

Meet

generations old winemakers, artisan producers, and culinary experts

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

Valladolid

Land at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport this morning, and meet your Travel Director. Take a private transfer to historic Valladolid, your home for the next seven nights. Take time to relax, settle in, and discover your surroundings. Join together this evening for a convivial atmosphere with a welcome dinner paired with regional wines.

Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Gareus

Day 2

Medina del Campo

This morning we’ll head to the stunning town of Medina del Campo and view the Castle of La Mota. Learn the history and cultural importance of the castle on a guided tour. After, we’ll head to the Campo Eliseo winery in D.O. Rueda. This region typically produces white wines from the Verdejo varietal. Enjoy the beautiful landscape during an in depth tour and tasting followed by lunch.

Later, we’ll stop at Campoveja Queseria, a cheesemaker located in the heart of Castilla y León. Tour the facility, learn about their cheese-making process, and taste a variety of sheep’s milk cheeses. Enjoy time to explore Valladolid at your own pace – dinner is on your own this evening.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Hotel Gareus

Day 3

Peñafiel

Today, we’ll 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. After, head to the Pago de Carraovejas Winery for an unforgettable tour, tasting, and progressive tapas lunch.

In the afternoon we’ll head to a boutique winery in Peñafiel producing wines from the Tinto Fino, or Tempranillo, varietal. Meet the owner and taste wines together in the production room. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Reservations can be made at your request for dinner tonight in Valladolid.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Hotel Gareus

Day 4

Culinary Workshop

Relax and chat during breakfast, then take a walk through a local food market collecting ingredients. This morning, engage in a culinary workshop where you’ll learn about tapas, or small plates, that are one of Spain’s most famous and traditional dishes. Make a lunch out of the tapas created in the class, complemented by Valladolid wines.

Later, refresh your palette at La Loca Juana, a microbrewery located in Iscar Castle. The castle is an ancient fort on a hilltop. Tour the great halls, tower, and fermentation areas. This evening, savor a dinner of authentic cuisine at a traditional restaurant in Valladolid.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Gareus

Day 5

Toro

Discover the family owned Teso la Monja Winery this morning 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. Learn about the different red and white grape varieties grown and the wines created from them.

This afternoon, we’ll take part in another tour and tasting at Quinta de la Quietud Winery. Learn about their organic farming methods, meander the estate and vineyards, and enjoy lunch with the lead winemaker. Explore Valladolid later this evening during a tapas crawl through the Old Quarter, led by your Travel Director.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Gareus

Day 6

Salamanca

Spend the day in Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll stroll 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. 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 with dinner at your leisure.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Hotel Gareus

Day 7

Cigales

Explore the Cigales D.O. area today, known for producing award-winning rosé and red wines. Head to 300-year-old La Legua Winery for the first of today’s tours. Meet the winemaking staff, learn about their cultivation practices, and see the recently built production building and barrel room.

Feast on lunch in a 13th-century wine cellar. Enjoy traditional dishes from the region, such as delectable Castilian roast lamb. After, continue on to Sinforiano Winery for a tour and tasting of their premium wines. Dinner is at your leisure in Valladolid this evening.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Hotel Gareus

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. Explore the city on your own this afternoon, and soak up its vibrancy and energetic culture. Come together for a farewell dinner tonight, celebrating our experiences and newfound appreciation for Spanish wines.

Breakfast, 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. See the Triángulo del Arte, Palacio Real, Plaza de Cibeles, and Puerta de Toledo. 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 laid back 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: April 26 – May 4, 2019
Extension: May 4 – May 6, 2019

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. The itinerary is subject to change or substitution at any time. You can learn more at https://experi.com/terms.


Included

  • 8 nights accommodations, including all taxes and fees
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 4 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 what has been arranged by Experi to pair with the included major meals

Rates*

Classic: sold
Single: sold

Extension Rates*

Classic: sold
Single: sold

*Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars. Call to discuss availability and rates for triple, quad, and child accommodations.


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 per person is required for extension reservations.

Travel Insurance

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Travel Terms & Conditions

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