Spain: Culinary Arts

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Length

10 days

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Cities

Valencia

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 8 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinners
  • Traditional Paella Lunch
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Full Time Guide & Assistance

Program highlights

  • Tapas Cooking Session
  • Authentic Valencian Paella Cooking Class
  • Bike & Tapas Tour
  • Winery Tour
  • Day Trip to Albufera (National Park & Boat Tour)
  • Flamenco Show
  • City of Arts and Science (Oceanografic)

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart Home for Valencia, Spain

Day 2 – Valencia

  • Arrive in Valencia, Spain
  • Airport Transfer
  • Check In, Relax & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour –The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc.
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic Spanish dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 3 – Valencia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Valencia Historical & Cultural Walking Tour –
    Valencia has many attractions, all in one place: The city has a vibrant old centre, with a knot of little streets and splendid medieval buildings.
  • Lunch Break
  • Authentic Valencian Paella Cooking Class – Step into the shoes of a Spanish chef and learn to make Valencia’s signature dish with a hands-on paella cooking lesson.
  • Structured Free Time & Culture Immersion

Day 4 – Valencia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Visit the City of Arts and Science (Ciudad de las Artes y
    las Ciencias- Oceanográfico) – The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia is one of the largest scientific and cultural complexes in Europe. It is made up of impressive buildings such as the Hemisfèric and Oceanogràfic, and stands out because of its avant-garde architecture, designed by renowned architects Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela.
  • Lunch Break
  • Roman History Walking Tour – Valencia’s rather lengthy history doesn’t cover just a few centuries; instead, it spans entire millenniums! From the day Roman warriors set down roots along the River Turia, they knew that Valencia was bound to be something special.

Day 5 – Valencia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Valencia Winery Tour
  • Lunch Break at Central Market
  • Street Art Walking Tour of Valencia – Get a primer on Valencia’s culinary scene and street art scene, rolled into one 3-hour walking tour. Stroll through the creative city, which can feel like an open-air museum, stopping for a snack of horchata and fartón, local favorites.

Day 6 – Albufera

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Albufera – (The Birthplace of Paella)
  • Traditional Valencian Paella Lunch
  • Albufera National Park & Boat Lake Tour – Albufera, south of Valencia, is home to Spain’s largest lake and some of the country’s most scenic wetlands and lagoons. The park’s natural biodiversity features hundreds of native plants and 340 bird species, including rare and endangered ones. Locally grown rice is featured in many regional dishes, suchas paella.
  • Return to Valencia

Day 7 – Valencia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Tapas Cooking Session – Going out to eat tapas is one of the most popular activities in Spain. But there’s a lot of misunderstanding about what exactly tapas means. A ‘tapa’ is a ‘lid’ or ‘cover.’ In the early days of tapas, a slice of cheese or ham was given with your drink and placed over your drink.
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion
  • Flamenco Show – Enjoy an authentic Flamenco Dance Show. It dynamically presents several of the most important palos or styles of flamenco so that the spectator can get to know the richness and variety of this art form.

Day 8 – Valencia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Valencia Beach Activities

Day 9 – Valencia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Valencia
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 10 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Valencia, Spain for Home

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