Barcelona & Girona Cooking Tours
Ready to embark on a memorable, once in a lifetime Girona and Barcelona culinary vacation? See a full itinerary for your trip here to learn more about what to expect:
View and download in PDF
Your English-speaking guide will meet you at the airport or train station and take you to your hotel right in the heart of Barcelona’s famous Gothic Quarter. What a way to start your Barcelona culinary vacation! Before dinner, we’ll meet for an overview of the days to come. Dinner tonight will be in a bustling restaurant in the historic Jewish quarter, next to the Gothic Cathedral, where you will enjoy an assortment of traditional tapas.
The morning’s activities begin with a tour of the famous Catalan market called La Boqueria, considered one of the best fresh food markets in Europe. Then, it’s off to the famous Ramblas of Barcelona and the Gothic Cathedral. After exploring the Old Quarter, we will share a chilled glass of Cava (Catalan sparkling wine) inside the magnificent Palau de La Musica, a Modernist concert hall designed 100 years ago by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
For lunch, we will take you to a unique tapas bar that serves some of the best Catalan wines to accompany the chef’s specialties. Your afternoon and dinner will be on your own to enjoy the city. We will happily give you suggestions on which places to visit during your personal Barcelona culinary holiday for the evening.
Today we leave the bustle of Barcelona to commence the next phase of our Girona culinary vacations, taking you to the beautiful area near historic Girona. We will check into your new hotel that’s situated between the Pyrenees Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, centrally located near all destinations for the remainder of your tour. This morning, we’ll be in the kitchen with Chef Vicenc. The first hands-on experience of our Girona cooking tours will be a cooking lesson which will focus on traditional Catalan recipes. You’ll sit down with the chef after the lesson to enjoy the meal, enhanced by wines selected to pair with the menu.
After lunch, we’ll head for the coast in time to see the fishing boats come back from the sea. We’ll watch the fishermen sell their catch and visit the local fish market. The remainder of the day will include visits to medieval villages such as Pals and a wine tasting in a vineyard. This is a Girona culinary vacation after all, so expect another wonderful dinner, too, in a classic Catalan restaurant.
Today, we’re heading to the lovely and timeless Girona. Four rivers, affording lovely vistas and reflections, grace the city that traces its roots back several thousand years. The Old Town is rich with history, whether visiting the ancient walls, the well-preserved Jewish quarter, the 12th century Arab baths or the magnificent 15th century Gothic cathedral that holds the treasured “Tapestry Of Creation”, created in the 12th century.
Lunch will be at a restaurant that’s well known for its Catalan cuisine. In the afternoon, we will relax at the hotel before meeting with Chef Vicenc for part two of our hands-on Girona cooking tours, your second cooking class. You’ll be dining with the chef this evening enjoying the traditional meal you helped cook – with more excellent wines, of course.
Day 5 of your Girona culinary vacation begins with a trip to a charming village – the home of a very special workshop where a master chef prepares his beautiful and equally delicious chocolates. We will not only see his craft but sample it as well! Then, it’s off to another type of culinary creation – cheese! Our cooking tour includes a visit to a small local producer to see the process of making an excellent local cheese. We will finish the morning’s activities with a visit to the medieval village of Pubol. This is the home of the Dali’s Castle-Museum, a medieval castle restored by Salvador Dali. The castle is rich in architectural beauty and works of art.
The afternoon will be on your own to explore the area, relax by the pool or have lunch on your own. We recommend that you eat a small lunch since dinner will be substantial, as for the last evening of our Girona culinary vacations, we will take you to one of our favorite restaurants.
For the last evening of your tour, we will take you to one of our favorite restaurants.
Chef Vicenç will prepare the meal for you while his wife, Monica, a sommelier, will select the wine. You are sure to enjoy this multi-course tasting meal in this beautiful countryside location.
After breakfast, we will take you to your train station, airport or local hotel, hoping that you will be filled with wonderful memories of Catalonia and that you will join us for another one of our Girona or Barcelona culinary holidays again, like many of our customers.
Map of the Girona & Barcelona Culinary Vacation