There are several good reasons to visit Spain. From the wonderful history, beautiful art, vibrant culture, gorgeous beaches, and most importantly, the Spanish cuisine. Food is a big part of Spanish culture. From tasty tapas to delicious seafood and traditional roasts, Spanish food is full of flavor and character. When it comes to sampling Spanish dishes, the amount of choices you have can be truly overwhelming. However, if you want a true taste of the Spanish culture, there are some foods that you simply must try. The best way to make sure you get the most out of sampling Spanish foods is to take part in a Spanish food tour. Whether you decide to go alone or with a group, there is a food tour for you. Here are the best food tours that Spain has to offer.
Montserrat Tour with Tapas and Wine
On this tour, you get to marvel over Montserrat and enjoy tapas and wine on this full day, small group tour from Barcelona. You have the pleasure of riding the cogwheel train to the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat while admiring the views over the Catalan countryside and sampling local treats such as coca de Montserrat and Montserrat liquor. Also, you get to tour the wine cellar and stroll the vineyards at Oller del Mas chateau. Finally, you get to enjoy a 3-course meal at one of the local restaurants or a delicious tapas brunch. This small tour is limited to just 16 people to ensure that you get a personalized experience. This is a great food tour to get to know Barcelona a little better.
Barcelona Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour
This three hour evening tour allows you to take a bite out of Barcelona’s live nightlife. This is a small group tour that ends with a flamenco show. Eat like a local as you walk to local tapas bars to sample tasty snacks, such as ‘pa amb tomaquet,’ Manchego cheese, and cured ‘serrano’ ham. You get to walk past Barcelona Cathedral and explore the Gothic Quarter. Sip sangria and eat tapas as you watch a fiery flamenco show starring the best rising stars of the genre. This small walking tour only takes 20 people at a time to ensure a more intimate experience. If you’re looking for tasty treats, good wine, and a fun show, this is the tour for you!
San Sebastian Evening Pintxo Tour with Wine
This tour is sure to satisfy your taste buds with traditional Basque cuisine. Explore the winding streets of the atmospheric Old Town with a gastronomic guide and discover local haunts that serve the best pintxos in town. Immerse yourself in the happening atmosphere of six amazing eateries and sample styles ranging from classic to contemporary. You get to sip cider and fine wines designed to compliment each dish that you consume. This tour is limited to just 10 people so that you get the most out of your experience. This tour is sure to please any wine lover who wants to indulge in a taste of Spain.
Penedes Wineries Small Group Tour
On this small tour, travel through the wine regions of Penedes and Pla de Bages on this seven hour vineyard tour. Make frequent stops and learn about the area’s history, while tasting delicious foods. Visit boutique wineries in each of these picturesque areas while sampling their singular cavas and wines paired with traditional cuisine such as tapas and traditional cuts of meat. Your expert guide will share local knowledge about the region’s wine and cuisine.
Evening Tapas Adventure Walking Tour
On this evening walking tour, get a taste of Madrid’s culinary scene. Explore the local haunts in three of the city’s neighborhoods, tasting tapas and learning about the history of Madrid’s literary quarter. Visit old-world taverns and trendy, modern tapas bars. You also get to visit the first tapas market in the country and learn all about the importance of Spanish market culture. This small group tour is limited to just 12 people at a time to ensure you get personalized attention from the tour guide. This is a tour that you won’t want to miss.
Food and cooking has always been a great passion of mine. Ever since I was a teenager, I enjoyed watching my parents cook and then they taught me how to. I went on to culinary school and that furthered my love for the art of cooking. This is one of the many reasons why I enjoy traveling and taking part in amazing food tours. When I am not cooking or food touring, I also enjoy hiking and pretty much anything that I can compete against others in. Competitive games are my favorite since you can take them with you anywhere. Nothing else gets me as excited, however, food will always be my first love. I can’t wait to explore as many food tours as I can over the next several years! Let’s hear it for traveling and good food!