M. and G. – New South Wales, Australia – April 2012 – Barcelona and Girona Tour


‘Recently we had a glorious 6 days with Yvan. The tour was perfect as it combined 2 nights in Barcelona followed by 3 nights in Madramanya. Everything about it exceeded expectations…it was wonderful being shown around by someone who knew this beautiful area so well. We had the perfect balance of great restaurant experiences, cooking classes, fine wines, sightseeing of delightful villages and visits to special places that the ordinary tourist would not be able to access. Hotel Placa where we stayed and cooked at Madraymanya was unique – I’ve never stayed anywhere so historic and in such beautiful surroundings. The chef Vincent gives the cooking classes and the 11 course tasting menu on the final night prepared by Vincent and his team was visually and gastronomically amazing! Before the tour began we were disappointed that we were the only 2 on it but we soon realized what a luxury and a joy it is to have your own personal guide who is so knowledgeable, professional and flexible. I would now love to do Yvan’s tour in Provence!’