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Have fun and learn something new and exciting during this great gourmet, cooking, ham, wine and Spanish bulls itinerary through Madrid, Salamanca and Bejar. Offer this tour as a corporate event, incentive travel in your company or decide to participate yourself in a private surrounding. Come and join us for this unique event at a reasonable price.

 
Itinerary offered through a Madrid located travel company :


Day 1- Friday
Pick up at Madrid Barajas airport at the agreed time and transfer to our chic and modern hotel situated in one of the prettiest quarters of Madrid. Briefing of the trip over a tapas style welcome dinner with wines with Designation of Origin.

Day 2- Saturday
10:30 hour. After a gourmet breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel to take you to our cooking school in Madrid in the center of the city. We will visit a local market to buy and learn about the ingredients we will use to cook our Spanish recipes. Then we will go to our prestigious cooking school and put on our aprons while the workshop will last about two and a half hours and will consist of: Complete menu with first and second dish and dessert, based on regional or other typical Spanish recipes. We will finish with a delicious lunch based on what we have prepared.

City visit: We will see the Cibeles and Neptuno Fountain and Puerta de Alcala, the Puerta del Sol and the majestic Royal Palace, just on the beautiful Opera Plaza. From here, our guide will lead you on a private walk to some interesting sites which currently form part of what is known as the Madrid of the Habsburg, in the area surrounding the beautiful arcaded Main Square (Plaza Mayor). We will stop at a lovely bar to taste the famous hot chocolate with churros, a typical sweet served as a snack, for breakfast or during Spanish fiestas.

Rest of the afternoon free. You can try typical tapas in this part of the city full of taverns and cheerful bars, suggestions will be given.

Day 3- Sunday
After a full breakfast at the hotel we will head off the beautiful valley towards Salamanca.

City visit: Among its many monuments we will not miss the spectacular Main Square, the University and its Cathedrals. Salamanca is famous for its delicious Iberian ham and sausages. Lunch will follow.
In the afternoon we will drive on and check in at our fabulous wine hotel and visit its own wine cellar right there. We will have the opportunity to witness the old tradition of winemaking in Spain, to learn the how, what and when of grape cultivation and harvesting. We then will walk among their 1.450 barrels and smell the wine as it ages, and for course, enrich or update our knowledge during the tutored tasting from one of the top wine producers of this region.
Free afternoon to rest at our hotel and have dinner in its gourmet restaurant.

Day 4- Monday

After a full breakfast we will visit an Iberian ham drying shed.

Did you know that Iberian cured ham is unique in the world and that it is made with pure Iberian pork leg from acorn-fed pigs?

The particular micro-climate of this region originates the unequalled and finest of Iberian cured ham in the world. We will have the chance to visit the installations of one of the best ham producers in a village near Salamanca. One of the owners will explain us the secret of how the “blacked hoof pigs “are reared and their production methods: Serrano means "from the mountains", as the cool dry mountain air offers the perfect conditions for the curing process. You will have the chance to taste this aromatic and very fine meat, which is glory enough in itself.

We will then head on to Candelario and Bejar, two beautiful antique towns very well preserved. We will have a typical local lunch at a charming restaurant.


Back to the hotel and rest of the day free.

Day 5- Tuesday.


Last full breakfast. Today we will have the chance to visit one of the most important ranches in breeding brave bulls for the bullfights in the world. These cattle are registered and their bravery is guaranteed. Any animal that fails to exhibit the behaviour that distinguishes fighting stock from other bovines will be replaced.

The very owner and also the cattle raiser will drive us in four wheel drive vehicles (all-terrain) to the field where we will see these huge and beautiful brave bulls, some of them 700 kilograms of weight, just a meter away from our vehicles. They will tell us the secrets about the breeding, selection, pedigree, etc.

Afterwards we will enjoy a delicious lunch based on the specialities of this region such as Castilian soup or garlic soup, mixed potatoes, Salamanca meat stew, Iberian sausages, Armuña beans….

Before we depart to Madrid, we will stop at a great castle to have a coffee in its lovely dining-room.

Transfer to Madrid – Approximate arrival at 7-8 p.m.

 
 
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