Our all-inclusive tours are leisurely paced Spanish cuisine and wine experiences. Take in the tastes, culture, and history of Northern Spain while strolling the old streets of Astorga, Pozos, and Leon. Enjoy exclusive visits to unique and locally owned bodegas and vineyards in El Bierzo, visit historical sites including the Leon Cathedral, Astorga's roman ruins, Cathedral de Santa Maria de Astorga, and Antoni Gaudi's Episcopal Palace. Drop in on local textlie and pottery artisans for demonstrations of weaving and the creation of traditional earthenware .
Tasting and creating with Chef Esmeraldo Oteruelo
Local markets and the freshest ingredients
Nature walks, trekking
Visit local chefs, vintners, and farmers
A dossier of recipes for you to take home
Accommodation in Paradores, charming casas rurales, boutique hotels
Pickup and drop-off at airport or train station in Leon
Start your day like a typical Spaniard with freshly squeezed orange juice and cafe con leche, followed by a leisurely breakfast.
Learn to prepare Spanish delicacies such as Cordero Asado, Paella, Cochinillo, Gambas, Churros, Empanada de Batallon, Pulpo a la Gallega, Gazpacho, and Tapas Tradicional in a hands-on cooking with Chef Esmeraldo. (Non cooking options are available).
Feast on your creations with a selection of Spanish wines, sangria, cava, and orujo.
The afternoon may include trekking, visits to wineries, cathedrals, and castles or, if you choose, a siesta.
Village merienda, a late afternoon snack.
Chef Esmeraldo will take you to specially selected restaurants where he has created dishes based on traditional Spanish recipes, and paired them with Spanish wines.
Age range, type of group
Specializing in small groups (6 maximum) to minimize our impact on the fragile mountain environment and to maximize the enjoyment of our clients. Couples, singles, families and seniors are most welcome. Private custom tours are available on request.
Sleeping and meals
Staying in a range of accommodations to enjoy all that Spain has to offer. Paradores, charming family run Casa Rurales, and locally owned boutique hotels. All meals, wine, food tastings, transportation, transfers to/from Leon and excursions are included.
We offer 4 tour options: Currently Availability May 1 to October 31, 2013
Classic Stays - 3nights/4days - 900 per person
- 5nights/6days - 1200 per person
Guided Tours - 5nights/6days - 1550 per person
- 7nights/8days - 1850 per person
Two Day Getaway - 1night/2days - 250 per person
Single Day Class & Dinner - 100 per person (min. two people)
Single Traveler Supplement:
Custom Tours and Weekend Getaways Available Upon Request
Esme Tours Culinary Adventures are focused on learning and enjoyment. By providing meaningful culinary journeys to our guests, we provide an opportunity to discover spanish culture, customs and beliefs, the cuisine and wines, and the people in an area of Spain - La Cabrera - just waiting to be discovered. Our tours showcase the very best of what the real Spain has to offer. We are strong supporters of the Slow Food movement, responsible tourism, and taking steps to have a low environmental impact.