If you love Spain and its wonderful cuisine, there is no better way to enhance your cooking skills, taste the most renowned specialties and feel the Spanish cuisine as a part of its culture than Spain cooking vacations. The Spanish cuisine today has a kind of Renaissance: in addition to numerous local diversities, it has two major tendencies of development, which are authentic and traditional cooking and an outstanding avant-garde culinary art. Spain culinary vacations allow a close touch to both variants. The offers of Spain cooking vacations are diverse and can suit each taste and budget. Whatever you are looking for - chic or modesty, professionalism or enthusiasm - can be suited into up-to-date travel itinerary.
Luxury Spain cooking vacations are designed for the most discernable travelers. The best of these are provided by Cellar Tours, a highly professional Luxury Wine Tours company, offering exclusive vacations in Spain, Italy and Portugal for English speakers. Numerously featured in the Departures Magazine, the Travel and Leisure Magazine, Time Magazine (Europe), The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Sunday Telegraph (UK), The Observer (UK), Spain Magazine (UK), Wanderlust Magazine (UK), The Cultured Traveler (US) and many others, Cellar Tours is not to speak about, it is to travel with.
Cellar Tours VIP cooking vacations are proposed to individuals, groups, cooks and enthusiasts, and include professional cooking classes in Madrid, San Sebastian, Barcelona and Costa Brava; an olive oil tasting, a visit to a Basque cheese farm, a wine tasting in La Rioja and ultra luxurious accommodation in small charming Relais Chateaux. The company offers culinary and wine tours of Central and Northern Spain, supplied with cooking, wine tasting and sightseeing. The highlights of the tours are the olive oil tasting in Toledo, cooking in San Sebastian, climbing the medieval wall in Avila and a "tapas tour".
A very original offer is awaiting gourmet honeymooners, who can have a culinary vacation in Barcelona, accomplished with VIP wine tastings, a private cooking class with a top chef in the gorgeous Costa Brava, spa treatments, hot air ballooning and luxurious accommodation. Cellar Tours also offer culinary weekends in Madrid, Barcelona, Priorat, San Sebastian and Bilbao, all complete with extensive culinary and entertainment programs plus ultra-luxury. Gourmet cooking classes in a number of famous cooking destinations of France, such as Mallorca, Madrid, San Sebastian, are specially designed for travelers, wishing to profoundly expand their knowledge of the Spanish cuisine and gain more comfort in dealing with Spanish recipes and dishes.
While Spain cooking vacations are based on one destination, culinary tours to Spain cover several cities as to allow tour participants to see Spanish cuisine and traditions in all their uniqueness and diversity. Taste of Spain is an excellent company to help you with planning your tour itinerary. They present scheduled and customized gourmet food and wine tours throughout Spain, including cooking classes, a wine tasting, an olive oil tasting, a visit to producers and tapas tours.