14 of April Tuesday
- Valencia, Spain – Dinner included
Check in at our boutique hotel, located in the heart of Valencia, where you’ll have time to relax before our Tour Orientation. At the orientation, get to know your tour directors and travel companions, and learn the details of your upcoming trip. Finish the evening with a Welcome Dinner in a centrally located restaurant nearby.
15 of April Wednesday
- Valencia, Spain – Breakfast, Bocairent, Xativa, Banyeres de Mariola Festival and Tour, dinner included
After breakfast we will visit the Valencia province mountains cities in a full day excursion. With the morning mist at her feet, the castle of Xátiva stands high above the valley along a ridge overlooking a natural passageway from the coast to the interior of Spain. Heartland of the Borgia family, it has seen rich and opulent times as well as war and devastation. Burned to the ground in 1707 by the Spanish king Phillip V, and rebuilt, it has many surprises in its streets and castle.
Bocairent lies hidden in the Mariola Mountains, and is flushed by the river Clariano or ‘clear’ in English. Of Moorish origin, the town lies on a hill filled with caves and tunnels. Full of cats and curious people, Bocairent feels like another world where you can feel at ease as you walk along the ‘Magical Route’ under fig trees and between cave houses and vegetable patches. We will visit the Cuevas de los Moros and the Pou Clar mountain springs.
With enough time to take in the sights, we will then go for a nice lunch (on Spanish time!) before slowly making our way back to Valencia. We will return to the city feeling re energized and refreshed., back to our hotel.
In the early evening we will discover the favorite meeting point of designers, poets, moviegoers, music lovers and gastronomes! This trendy neighborhood outside the tourist center is the buzzing Ruzafa neighborhood. Despite its proximity to the city center, many never make it to Ruzafa! And while the center has some great traditional eateries this part of town has an energy that just can’t be beaten! We will try some tapas and dinner in one of the most exclusive traditional eateries in Valencia and back to our hotel.
16 of April Thursday
- Valencia, Spain – Breakfast, Market visit and Lunch Paella class, and Tapas dinner Tour included
To start, we will enjoy a lovely pastry and “pick-me-up” coffee at the Museum of the Ancient Art of Silk (Arte Mayor de la Seda). From there, we will head to the Mercat Central, where we will share with you interesting tales about its origins and evolution throughout history. Get ready for a culinary adventure because you are guaranteed to learn a lot! The chefs will give you all the necessary tips and instructions for cooking paella as well as share valuable information about the history of paella and the varieties of rice that should or should not be used! The class will be taught by professionally trained Spanish chefs and are designed for both accomplished and novice cooks. The menu is frequently updated to include local and seasonal ingredients and includes an appetizer, salad, and classic paella. Also available will be fresh fruits with sangria that you will prepare during the cooking class.
In the early evening we will head to Valencia old town to enjoy the especially rich and dynamic ambient, and is truly unlike any Spanish city you will visit!
We will try Valencia’s most famous sweets (and they’re not churros and chocolate!). We will taste the local pastry (fartons) with ice-cold horchata, local tiger nut milk (a tuber that’s in the potato family). Find out why Horchata and Fartons are a winning combination and a great treat to a wonderful evening of sightseeing,we will tell you all about the history of this delicious beverage and snack
We will also visit the most historic spots in Valencia such as, Plaça Redona, Plaça del Mercat, Plaça del Carme, Plaça de Tossal, Mercat Mossen Sorrell and Placa de la Tapineria and learn inside Your private tour guide will take you through the pedestrian historic center of Valencia, where you’ll find ancient Roman ruins, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, including main administrative Plaza Ayuntamiento, and the Lonja Silk Exchange (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the world’s greatest example of gothic architecture and the “Wall Street” of Valencia during medieval times. In this unique tour you will find information that most tourists would never find out on their visit to Valencia! After all this whole experience about Valencian culture. Back to our hotel
17 of April Friday
- Breakfast buffet at hotel, Hot Springs tour and lunch included
After breakfast we will head in our private coach to this excursion into the mountains and villages of Valencia to a place that few visitors to Valencia know of. Small mountain villages, olive and almond orchards, canyons and forests are some of the things we will see, not to mention the surprises! The gorgeous thermal springs of Montanejos is an adventure you do not want to miss. On this day-trip we take care of all the logistics (goggles, wetsuits and swimming shoes) so that you can enjoy this adventure. This unique tour takes you along the coast, through the orchards, into the villages, along rivers and up into caves and through waterfalls and nature at its best. We have the chance to swim in the hot springs year-round, as they are constantly rising at 25°C. This mineral spring water is known to contain properties that cleanse and revitalize the skin. (Swimsuits, towels or sandals not included)
See the Horta Nord, the scenic countryside that surrounds Valencia and we will drive under the imposing Roman Sagunto Fortress, discovering legends and quirky anecdotes of the different villages and experience nature and rural life in the Sierra Espadán mountains Lunch in local restaurant included
Back to our hotel you will have free time and dinner in our own in Valencia
18 of April Saturday
- Valencia, Spain – Breakfast, Lunch. Costa Blanca Tour, dinner included
In the morning, we will check out after breakfast from our hotel and depart from the center of Valencia at the scheduled time and head to The Costa Blanca on a luxury air-conditioned coach. Discovering this mystical coast could take a lifetime. But we will make it easy for you and take you to some of its most charming corners. See the Rock of Calpe, known as the Gibraltar of the East. Drive along the coastal road above the sea and see villages like Altea with its medieval heart and Villajoyosa, with its colorful beachfront and chocolate factory. We will also explore the best coves and swimming spots to soak in the Mediterranean sun as we enjoy an ice-cream or seafood specialties. Other highlights will be Xabea, Denia and Benidorm. We will have lunch in a local restaurant in the beach front along the route until reach our destination in Elche.
In the early evening we will arrive to Elche and check in our centric hotel located in the World Heritage Site of Palm Grove, the bigger and better preserve garden of millennial palm trees in Europe, where you will feel like you are in a Bible garden and where we will enjoy a welcome dinner “al fresco” in these magic surroundings.
19 of April Sunday
- Elche, Spain – Breakfast, Lunch, Tour, dinner included
After breakfast we will have a guided tour through the historic center of Elche. We will appreciate the different artistic styles that are combined in the ample monumental set formed by the Basilica of Santa María and the Castle-Palace of Altamira.
The culminating point of the tour of the city will come with a visit to the Palm Grove of Elche. Its more than 200,000 palms make it the largest in Europe. Elche’s sprawling palm groves were first planted by the Phoenicians, and the town’s distinctive stone buildings recall years of Moorish rule. The palm groves laid out under Arab rule during the 10th century, and find out how Moorish people used irrigation to transform the arid landscape. Enter the Basilica of Saint Mary, where the UNESCO-listed Mystery Play of Elche is staged each August, then discuss the two debated origin stories for the liturgical drama.
In the Huerto del Cura, National Artistic Garden, you’ll find a rock garden, ponds, sculptures, and a rare palm tree that’s more than 165 years old, and named for the former Empress of Austria We will go back to the Muslim period of the Iberian Peninsula to know the history of this botanical jewel, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After the tour we will have lunch in a centric Elche restaurant.
Free evening to discover the city until we will have a great dinner in the beautiful gardens with pool view and candles in the restaurant of our beautiful hotel in Elche
20 of April Monday
- Elche, Spain – Breakfast, Lunch and Wine tasting, City of the Arts visit and Valencia beach front dinner included
In the morning, we will depart from Elche at the scheduled time and head to the countryside on a luxury air-conditioned coach where we will visit a Vineyard It consists of a visit to a typical winery guided by its owner. We will visit his house, winepress and museum, vineyard, fermentation building and barrel room. We will taste several wines (ex.white, rose, red and or sweet). We will taste an individual dish with local food such as coca (typical type of pasty), dried sausages, cheese, homemade bread with extra virgin olive oil and dried fig and date bread with lunch included.
After lunch we will head to Valencia and we will check in our central located hotel close to the modern area of the city, some free time to leisure before our next experience.
Board our air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the City of Arts and Sciences, an architectural complex featuring buildings dedicated to culture and science.
With your guides, explore the site’s four main sections: Hemispheric, Museu de les Ciències Principe Felipe, L’Umbracle, and Oceanographic. Marvel at their structures, pose for pictures, and discover a wealth of information inside each one. Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences features distinctive architecture and exhibitions, but getting the most out of the sprawling site can be difficult. Follow your guides as they lead you around the main museum sections, including the planetarium and aquarium, we will experience a magical 4D experience in one of the most modern. complexes in the world.
After that we will head to the beach port area in Valencia where we will dine in one of the most exclusives traditional restaurant where we will admire a magical sundown over the Mediterranean Sea while we enjoy our gourmet dinner with local products, back to our hotel
When fully satiated, with knowledge and food, relax as we’re taken back to our hotel.
21 of April Tuesday
- Valencia, Spain – Breakfast, Tour, and Dinner included
Free leisure time in Valencia, some advice will be offered after breakfast, lunch in our own.
In the early evening we will visit the Hemispheric and the Oceanographic in Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences followed with a Farewell dinner in the fantastic Oceanographic restaurant. With the most exceptional quality is the circular aquarium that surrounds the restaurant, where we will enjoy its exquisite dishes in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere
22 of April Wednesday
- Valencia, Spain – Breakfast buffet at hotel and Farewell
Check-Out and Departure Time flies when you’re having so much fun, but alas…it is time to check out and depart this delicious, “Gabi Food Adventures.” May your future travels come from sweet dreams, and create tasty memories!
- 9-day fully guided tour
- Tour guides who are experts in the culture, history, art, architecture, food and wines
- All accommodations (4 * and 5* hotels)
- Transportation in a private coach
- Breakfast in the hotel daily
- Lunches and dinners at select restaurants and cafes, as per the itinerary
- Gratuities at restaurants
- Day hands-on cooking class in Valencia, tapas and paella
- Bodega/winery visits in Valencia province
- Wine tasting class
- All site entrance fees
- Built-in free time to relax, discover or dine on your own
- Transportation from and to the Airport is not Included
- Some meals during free time (see Daily Itinerary)
- Alcoholic beverages besides beer and wine during meals are NOT included
- Travel Insurance
PRICE: $ 4000.00 (based on double occupancy; single supplement + $600)
Prices subject to change without notice. Culinary Adventure starts in Valencia and finishes in Valencia, Spain. Please plan travel accordingly.
Minimum Group Size: Minimum of 10 guests needed for group trip; maximum size is 15 guests
About This Adventure
Birthplace of the paella, Palm oasis, Wines and Hot springs
(14th of April until 22nd of April 2020)
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