RESTAURANT TOUR, BARCELONA: LOS CARACOLES, TOUR & DINNER

A guided tour & dinner around one of Barcelona’s legendary restaurants. Situated in the Gothic area just off the Ramblas, Los Caracoles was founded in 1835 by the Bofafull Family & now run by their 5th generation. Learn about the family, the love story that plays a part in the restaurant’s continuation & why it has been a natural attraction for politicians, musicians & actors alike throughout the decades. Our tour gives you the context to this atmospheric meeting & eating place of Barcelona. Enjoy the tour and the dishes that go with it for a true Caracoles Experience.

DAY TOUR, SEVILLE: SECRETS OF SEVILLE: FROM TAPAS TO TAPESTRIES

A 5-hour tour with your private guide getting to know the city of Seville by visiting off the beaten path sites & meeting locals along the way such as a professional flamenco dancer selling shoes, shawls & dresses in her shop to other professional dancers. The tour includes a visit inside the palace of the countess of Lebrija & the convent of Santa Paula. The tour concludes with stops at 2 tapas restaurants frequented by the locals.

DAY TOUR, SEVILLE: DAY TRIP: WHITE VILLAGES OF CADIZ

Full day, 8 hours, through the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park & to three, well-preserved white villages: Arcos de Frontera, Medina Sidonia, famous for its beef, ham cheese & sweets made by convent nuns, & Vejer de la Frontera, a beautiful walled town above the River Berbate. Lunch is eaten at the charming home & restaurant of two local sisters in Medina Sidonia.

DAY TOUR, BARCELONA: DAY TRIP: FIGUERES & GIRONA

A full day, 8 hour tour with your private guide & driver to the city if Girona, known for its medieval architecture, where you will stroll through the Medieval neighbourhood, crossing over the river into the Jewish Quarter. Visit inside the Cathedral, the Basilica of Sant Feliu, & the art museum. Then it is on to the town of Figueres, birthplace of celebrated Catalan artist, Salvador Dalí. Visit the fantastical, dream-like, Theatre-Museum designed by the artist & where, in the crypt below, he was laid to rest.

DAY TOUR, BARCELONA: DAY TRIP: CADAQUES & GIRONA

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A full day, 10-hour tour with your private guide and driver to visit the town of Girona, known for its medieval architecture, where you will stroll through the Medieval neighbourhood, crossing over the river into the Jewish Quarter. Tour the inside of the Cathedral, the Basilica of Sant Feliu & the art muesum. Then it’s on to the quaint fishing village of Cadaques. In Cadaques, stroll around the bay that greatly inspired the work of famed Catalan artist, Salvador Dalí, & visit inside the Portlligat House-Museum, where the artist lived for half a century.

DAY TOUR, BARCELONA: PICASSO MUSEUM AND THE BARCELONETA SEAFRONT

A private 4-hour tour with your experienced & personable guide & art historian to the Picasso museum, one the largest collections of works by the master artist. Explore the vibrant Barceloneta seafront neighborhood, with its flamenco & fishing history, meeting local people & places along the way such as one of the oldest bakeries in the city with a wood burning oven dating back 150 years.

DAY TOUR, MADRID: MADRID AND HER ARTISANS, A WALKING TOUR

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3 hours with your private artisan guide to meet the people behind the traditions that make Madrid what it is. The cape-makers who have clothed Picasso, Carolina Herrera and so many others. Enter the guitar maker’s workshop and learn the difference between the classical Spanish and the flamenco guitar. Visit the workshop of the leather-makers and visit the streets where the artisans first arrived in Madrid.

RESTAURANT TOUR, MADRID: THE BOTIN EXPERIENCE

45-minute guided tour of the oldest restaurant in the world, El Restaurante Botin, before you have lunch or dinner. Learn the history & see the original oven from 1725, the medieval underground bodega & tunnels, before your 6-course meal.

EVENING TOUR, MADRID: FLAMENCO UNCOVERED

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A 3-hour evening experience. Your private guide is a professional flamenco dancer meets you at a tapas bar & explains the roots, rhythms, & secrets behind the art of flamenco while you enjoy a selection of tapas & wine. She then accompanies you to your excellent table at our favourite flamenco tablao to watch the show. She sits with you & is able to answer any questions you might have throughout the evening.

DAY TOUR, SEVILLE WALKING TOUR: HERITAGE SITES

A 3-hour tour with your private guide through the city of Seville, walking along the Avenida de la Constitución, seeing the City Hall, Plaza Nueva, Bull Ring, & Torre del Oro, the dodecagonal military watchtower. Continue along the Guadalquivir river visiting the Palace of San Telmo, an old tobacco factory, Plaza de España, Prado de San Sebastián, Jardines de Murillo & Puerta de Jerez. Go inside the Cathedral, the third largest church in the world, & the Alcazar, one of Spain’s most stunning examples of Muslim ‘mudejar’ architecture.