Girona & Emporda Food & Wine Tour

Girona is a splendid Catalonian city north of Barcelona that concentrates in its historic quarter a formerly Jewish quarter, a soaring cathedral and well preserved atmospheric streets. Girona is also a great eating city, what with El Celler de Can Roca restaurant (3 Michelin stars and #2 on the 50 Best Restaurants list). We like the specialty food shops and markets in the old town, and love to include a wine tasting with Catalonian cheeses and charcuterie with our favorite sommelier. Outside of the city of Girona is the Costa Brava and the DO Emporda wine region. The Costa Brava is

known for scenic ocean-view cliffs hiding tiny coves below, quaint villages, boutique hotels and excellent cuisine, including Michelin star and Michelin-recommended restaurants. A week or a weekend on the Costa Brava will be filled with charming restaurants serving up traditional specialties or contemporary cuisine, local Emporda wine, coastal walks, medieval villages and luxury boutique hotels. Wine tastings and cooking classes are optional.


Girona, Costa Brava & Barcelona Food & Wine Tour

7 days / 6 nights

Madremanya – 3 nights | Mediterranean coast – 2 nights | Barcelona – 1 night


Highlights

  • Historic Girona walking tour

  • Wine tasting in Girona

  • Private cooking class at your Madremanya village hotel

  • Emporda goat cheese maker visit and tasting

  • Lunch in a vineyard cottage near the Pyrenees

  • Emporda winery visits

  • Visit Dali Museum in Figueres and Dali's house in Cadaques

  • Lunch in Cadaques in Compartir, the restaurant run by ElBulli alumni

  • Walking tour in Barcelona's Gothic district

ALL TRIPS INCLUDE

  • Private expert professional guides

  • Exclusive private tours and visits

  • Experiences with local insiders such as chefs, winemakers, artisans, and artists

  • Luxury hotels and accommodations

  • Restaurant and wine concierge services for meals and wine tastings

  • Premium wine tastings at all wineries

  • Recommendations and reservations for restaurants in all locations

  • Private chauffeur-driven air-conditioned transportation

  • Airport and train station transfers

  • Expert travel advice and support before and during your trip


Girona, Costa Brava & Barcelona Food & Wine Tour

Day 5 – L’Escala

  • Explore the beaches and Greek ruins near your hotel, or spend time in the hotel spa. 

  • Visit Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Seafood lunch in a fishing village

  • Dinner in the hotel’s contemporary restaurant

  • Overnight L’Escala


Day 6 – Barcelona

  • Transfer to Barcelona.

  • Off-the-radar market tour and lunch

  • Afternoon walking tour in Barcelona's Gothic neighborhood.

  • Overnight Barcelona


Day 7 – Departure

  • Transfer to the Barcelona airport for departure.

Day 1 – Girona - Madremanya

  • Walking tour of historic Girona

  • Charcuterie and wine pairing with a local sommelier

  • Michelin-starred lunch

  • Cooking class in village hotel

  • Overnight Madremanya


Day 2  – Madremanya - Emporda

  • Catalan goat-cheese maker visit and tasting

  • Northern Catalunya winemaker visit with lunch in the vineyards

  • Dinner in the hotel

  • Overnight Madremanya


Day 3  – Madremanya - Emporda - Costa Brava

  • Emporda winery visits

  • Lunch in a seaside village

  • Costa Brava coastal walk

  • Dinner in a Michelin star village restaurant

  • Overnight Madremanya


Day 4   – Madremanya - Cadaques - L’Escala

  • Dali Museum in Figueres

  • Casa Museo Dali in seaside village of Cadaques

  • Lunch at Compartir Restaurant in Cadaques

  • Check in to boutique hotel on the coast

  • Overnight L’Escala