South and west Spain | Seville, Salamanca ham and wine tour

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Get to know with your group or company the beautiful city Seville in Andalusia, south Spain as well as the world famous town of Jabugo, Salamanca and Segovia in west Spain.
Enjoy during 5 days a private tapas tour, visits to a cheese factory and Iberian ham dryers apart from visits to wineries with wine tasting.

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    All about the South and west Spain | Seville, Salamanca ham and wine tour.

    Discover the world of Iberian ham, considered a gastronomic jewel not only in Spain.

    Spain has 4 Denominations of Origin (DO) and you´ll get to know first hand 3 of them.

    Learn about the truth of the authentic Iberian ham fed with acorns, how to differentiate it from  others.

    Get to know the meticulous process of elaboration, from the essential food of the iberic race pigs in the meadow to the drying process for years.

    You will learn a lot about the local gastronomy, tasting the best ham, cheese and wine as well as typical regional dishes.

    During this tour we will visit some big cities, some Arabs, others medieval or Roman, declared World Heritage cities in Spain. You will enjoy a wonderful landscape of extensive meadows of oaks and typical white Andalusian villages with a lot of charm.

    All this with the help of people who are proud of their land and their culture, who artistically work their products and their lands. They will  offer you the best, with dedication, kindness and a big smile.

    Cities and villages in Spain visited during this guided tour:

    Seville (tapas tour), Aracena, Jabugo (world famous for its Iberian ham), Zafra, Mérida (visit of the World Heritage Roman Ruins), Cáceres, Salamanca and Segovia (World Heritage city).

    Activities you will enjoy during this private Spain tour:

    Tapas tour, visit to cheese factory with workshop to make your own cheese and tasting. Visits to Iberian ham dryers with tasting and visits to the “Dehesas” pasture, visits to cellars/wineries with wine tasting.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    • Private transport in comfort bus during the entire itinerary (Sevilla-Madrid).
    • English speaking tourleader/ guide accompanying the entire route.
    • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast buffet, in the selected charming hotels and 3 and 4 stars downtown hotels in a standard double room.
    • 5 meals including a bottle of wine for every two people and water, except for the first meal on a tapas tour that can be chosen from beer, wine or soft drinks.

    • Cultural visits with official guides in:
    1. Visit to Seville with tapas tour.
    2. Visit to grotto of wonders.
    3. Visit to Merida with tickets to Theater and Amphitheater.
    4. Visit to Salamanca with tickets to University and Cathedral.
    5. Visit to Segovia with tickets to the Cathedral and Alcázar.

    • Guided culinary visits and tasting in:
    1. Iberian ham dry shelter D.O. Jabugo with visit to meadow.
    2. Iberian ham dry shelter D.O Extremadura dryer with visit to the farm.
    3. Iberian Iberian ham dry shelter D.O. Guijuelo.
    4. Cheese farm Aracena and cheese making workshop.
    5. Winery in Zafra.
    6. Winery in Salamanca.

    • Local taxes.
    • Travel information.

    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    • Transfer to Seville.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Extra drinks not specified at meals.
    • Extension Madrid Gourmet.

    1. Day 1 Seville city tour and grotto visit in Aracena

      Lunch included.

      12:00 o´clock. Pick up at the airport or train station of Seville.

      • Our guide will welcome you and will take you on a magical tour through the center of Seville, during which you can not only admire the beautiful cathedral, the Giralda and the Alcázar and know its history and legends, but also enjoy a walking tapas tour by bars with much solera where you will taste exquisite Andalusian dishes.
      • Departure to Aracena (approx 1h 15m).
      • Visit to the grotto of wonders. Many millions of years, no less, for the marbles to emerge and take such peculiar forms. Strolling through this grotto is like stepping into a time tunnel. Just wonderful.
      • Check in at hotel with charm. Free time.

    2. Day 2 Visit of cheese farm, ham shelter and winery

      Breakfast and lunch included.

      • 10:00- 13:30h. Today we will enjoy a great gourmet day. During the morning, we will visit an ecological cheese farm, where you will learn about the production process, make your own cheese and taste 6 different types of cheese with wine.

      • 14:00-17:00h. Visit to Iberian ham dry shelter of the D.O. of Huelva (short of Jabugo), great tasting. We will see the process of elaboration and we will visit the pasture where they raise the Iberian pigs in freedom.

      • 18:15h. Trip to Zafra (1 h.). Visit to a prestigious winery with tasting of their wines.
      • Check in at hotel with charm. Free time.

    3. Day 3 Visit to spectacular natural park of Cornalvo and Merida.

      Breakfast and lunch included.

      • 10:00-11:30h. Visit to the 2nd. Iberian ham dryer D.O Extremadura with tasting.

      • Trip to the spectacular natural park of Cornalvo (approx. 1h) for a visit to deer and black merino sheep. An unforgettable experience of the hand of its owners, which will end with a meal in typical Andalusian cortijo or restaurant in Merida of the same owner (according to group size).

      • 16:00 -18:30h. We will visit Mérida, an impressive Roman archaeological site declared a World Heritage Site by the Unesco.

      • Travel to Cáceres (approx. 1 hour).

      • 19:30h. Check in at hotel with charm. Free time.

    4. Day 4 Tasting of Iberian ham and visit of Salamanca.

      Breakfast and lunch included.

      • 9:30h. Departure to Guijuelo (1,30h.).

      • 11:00-14:00h. Visit to 3rd Iberian ham Dry shelter D.O Guijuelo with great tasting (lunch).

      • Departure to Salamanca (45min.).

      • 15:00-17:30h. Guided visit to the university city per excellence, place where the first grammar of Castilian
      was born, a monumental set of great beauty, declared Patrimony of Humanity.
      We will visit the grand and baroque Plaza Mayor, the House of Shells (with more than 300 shells on its façade), its renowned University, the oldest in Spain and its grand Cathedral.

      • 17:30h. Transfer to cellar on the banks of the river Douro. Visit with tasting.

      • 19:00h. Return to Salamanca. Check in. Free time.

    5. Day 5 Guided tour to Segovia and lovely lunch

      Breakfast and check out.

      • We continue our trip to Segovia. Guided tour of the old town and Roman aqueduct (World Heritage Site). In addition to the famous Aqueduct, a multitude of Romanesque churches, Cathedral and Alcázar compose a majestic landscape that dominates these Castilian lands.
      • Lunch today will be based on the typical roasted suckling pig dish, cooked in huge stone ovens.
      • Return to Madrid. End of our services.

    Some of the possible hotels are (in case of availability):

    Aracena:
    http://www.hotelconventoaracena.es/
    Zafra:
    http://www.hotelhuertahonda.com/
    In Caceres and Salamanca: Usually NH or Catalonia hotels.

    Menus will be not “a la carte” and will be fixed before hand by the travel agency. If there is any food you are allergic to or cannot eat, please inform us before your travel.

    The order of days in itinerary or schedule of activities can be modified by the supplier. The customer will receive the confirmed itinerary prior to travel.

    • Prices per person year 2018:
    • Based on double occupancy, VAT included. *
    • Prices subject to change based on hotels occupancy.
    • Minimum size group: 12 people (smaller groups please ask for quotation).
    • Not available first week of October.

    • Group 12-15 people: 1.345 Euro.
    • Group 16-20 people: 1.234 Euro.
    • Group 21-25 people: 1.100 Euro.
    • *Single supplement: +265 Euro.

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