Barcelona is synonym of urban modernity, design, impressive architecture, arts and culinary revolution. When it comes to culinary delights, awaiting you are real big players, from a collection of Michelin starred restaurants to a list of only-locals traditional bars and “casa de menjars“. Tapas, pintxos and vermouth are last culinary trends, small bites seem to seduce local and foreign palates. Not very far, Penedés wine region hosts some of the largest organic wines production and is homeland of famous sparkling wine cava.
Tarragona will welcome you with a fascinating mix of Mediterranean beach life, Roman history and medieval alleyways. The Roman ruins of Tarraco have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Natural Park of the Ebro Delta constitutes one of the largest humid areas of the Mediterranean Europe and has been declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO on the 28th of May 2013. It is one of the most important rice production areas of the whole Peninsula and it is well known for its excellent salty-sweet delicious oysters whose main market is France. Less than one hour drive, the Priorat wine region hosts some of the most internationally acclaimed wines in a stunning scenery.
This Barcelona & Tarragona Gourmet Week gathers 39 Michelin stars (Barcelona-35, Tarragona-4) to unwind and escape.
- A P&T exclusive itinerary crafted by experts native locals fruit of an intensive R&D
- We go the extra mile to offer the most authentic experiences
- Learn about authentic Spanish culture by being integrated with locals and staying away from mass tourism and crowded destinations.
- One-of-a-kind cultural visits and workshops
- Dive into local cuisine, local wines and local traditions: rice, oysters and mussels, EVOI, prawns, etc.
- Learn the basics and the basis of new avant-garde Catalan cuisine
- Discover fascinating natural areas
- A perfect cocktail with Michelin-starred restaurants and classical establishments
- Signature winery visit in Priorat
DAY 1 BARCELONA
Upon arrival, private transfer to the hotel and check-in. For lunch, a table will be booked at one of the most emblematic an traditional restaurants by the harbor. Paired-degustation menu. Free afternoon. In the evening enjoy an exclusive wine and tapas tour with one of our local sommeliers and get an authentic picture of Barcelona visiting the must and the lesser known areas.
Barcelona hotel: one of our personally curated and preferred establishments, the one the best suits your style
DAY 2 BARCELONA
Modernism & Gaudí private-guided chauffeured tour with an architect to see the indispensables. You will visit the main historic and artistic spots of Barcelona. Lunch at one of our favorite restaurants serving local cuisine with renovated energy.
Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the city at your own pace.
DAY 3 BARCELONA
Early in the morning the chef will pick you up at your hotel and take you to La Boqueria market, one of the most famous food markets in the world. Explore its darkest corners with your personal guide and chef whose singular and unmistakable style will combine Greek, Roman and Arab traditions in his speech. Then, be immersed in a hands-on cooking class and enjoy what have cooked in a relaxed paired lunch.
Free afternoon. Your farewell dinner in Barcelona will be fixed in a charming restaurant to suit your taste and party requirements.
DAY 4 BARCELONA - TARRAGONA
Private transfer to your hotel in a countryside estate, only few kilometers away from Tarragona city. A private-guided visit of the city is scheduled in the morning that will start observing a model of the ancient Roman citadel. Degustation pairing lunch at one of our preferred restaurants.
Free afternoon to enjoy Tarragona at your own pace. We are at your disposal to arrange any kind of activity. Relaxed dinner at the hotel.
Tarragona hotel: Mas La Boella (within an olive grove and vineyards)
DAY 5 TARRAGONA
Be ready for a spectacular and savory day trip at the Natural Park of the Ebro Delta, one of the largest lagoons of Catalunya to see part of the colony of flamingos and natural specimen. After a cruise along the river we'll head to Sant Carles de la Ràpita to one of the most important oysters and mussels farming center. Shallow waters, good temperatures and an abundance of nutrients, make this natural area an ideal place. From April to September you will navigate and admire from a boat the whole process in a cruise led by the President of the Oysters and Mussels Producers Union. All year long you can taste the jewels of the sea and if you like fishing, we could even arrange a traditional kite fishing since mussel beds are an ideal territory for fishes. Oysters and mussels degustation, with a fresh glass of cava!
For lunch, a traditional rice speciality with local and famous prawns will be set, considering the region produces some of the best rices with several varieties recognized under the appellation D.O. Delta de l'Ebre.
Back to the hotel, visit the olive mill from the 12th century and enjoy a private extra virgin olive oil masterclass.
DAY 6 TARRAGONA
It's wine day in Priorat. You'll be driven up the winding roads to reach a spectacular scenery of rugged cliffs where some wine heroes make outstanding singular wines. It is precisely here where Álvaro Palacios winemaker produces L'Ermita; it's not by chance he was named Decanter's Magazine Man of the Year 2015. You'll be welcome at a family awarded winery and guided through the terroir and the winemaking process before a memorable wine tasting.
Lunch will have place in the winery, in an organic environment, paired with the home wines and their homemade EVOI.
Bak to the hotel. Free afternoon. Farewell gourmet dinner in a 2-Michelin stars restaurant.
DAY 7 TARRAGONA - BARCELONA
Private transfer to Barcelona International Airport.
Might you wish to extend your journey or add any specific activity, please let us know and we will assist you.
We care about your privacy, please let us know what is your perfect balance between free time and activities and we will adjust the program to suit you.
Prices are available upon request since each itinerary is different and adapted to your party details, needs and schedule.
- P&T Hotel Selection (personally curated luxury boutique hotels & 5* GL for their gourmet vision, at best available rate and personalized stay)
- Private airport transfers
- Private expert bilingual local native official guide
- All visits and workshops as listed in the suggested itinerary
- All meals and gastronomic tours specified in the itinerary
- Luxury chauffeured-service or car rental for self-drive option
- All taxes
- Personal purchases