IBERIAN WINE JOURNEY
September 5 – 19, 2018
$5395 CAD per person (tour only)
Indulge your love of food and wine on this gastronomical adventure through the vibrant regions and vineyards of Northern Spain and Portugal. Explore this culinary-rich area with your “foodie” expert Barbara Barde and your personal Sommelier Tom LeRoy.
Madrid: Witness the world’s finest collection of Spanish paintings, plus an impressive foreign collection, as you see the Prado Museum with an art historian.
Mucientes: Visit the Bodegas Sinforiano winery, set up in 1966 when Sinforiano Vaquero and Daniela Gomez decided to carry on the family tradition. The winery offers high quality wines through its traditional and refined methods of wine production.
Ribera De Duero: Visit acclaimed wine producers, Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro & Bodegas Alion.
Rioja: Visit the Marqués de Riscal wine cellars, the Complex known as the ‘City of Wine’ offers a special contribution by the Canadian architect, Frank Gehry. Visit the Alta Winery to discover their passion for the pursuit of creating excellent wines.
Oviedo: See 1,000-year-old wall paintings in some of Europe’s oldest churches and relax in a cider house with a glass of Asturia’s famous ‘Sidra’. Watch the waiters demonstrate the art of Cider pouring.
Santiago de Compostela: A local expert will take you through the Gateway to Glory in the magnificent Cathedral to witness the final stage of one of the world’s most ancient pilgrimages, as well as guide us through the old town.
Rias Baixas: Learn the local insights to regional wines at the Bodegas Pazo De Senorans & Oaval.
Douro: Visit two bodegas that are renewed for its fine, rich unfortified wines, both red and white in this region.
Porto: Enjoy an informative journey of a famous cellar at Vila Nova de Gaia, take in the views and taste the port.
Lisbon: Enjoy a tasting of the famous ‘Pasteis de Belem’.
Ribera De Duero: Lunch at Bodegas Vega Sicilia.
San Sebastián: Discover the city’s rich gastronomic with a traditional dinner.
Pontevedra: Enjoy an inviting seafood lunch paired with matching wines in this riverside city.
Porto: Shared experiences and memories are often the foundation for special bonds and friendships. Celebrate with wine and good cheer at a restaurant in Porto, devoted to the enjoyment of regional cooking.
Valladolid: Join you Travel Director and Sommelier for a delicious lunch and introduction to the wines synonymous in the region.