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.
|3nights/4days All Inclusive|| 900 Euro||Double Occupancy Rate/per person|
|5nights/6days All Inclusive|| 1,550 Euro||Double Occupancy Rate/per person|
|7nights/8days All Inclusive|| 1,850 Euro||Double Occupancy Rate/per person|
|Single Day Class & Dinner|| 100 Euro||Per Person (minimum 2 people)|
|Two Day Getaway|| 250 Euro||Double Occupancy Rate/per person|
|Customized Tours||Request Rate|
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Four Wonderful Days
Jul 09, 2013 06:38 am
From the moment we were met on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Pozos until the moment we were waved goodbye, the only words to describe our time with Esme Tours are incredible, wonderful, fantastic and all other superlatives.
Our four days being hosted by Es and Laura were an absolute delight complimented with surprises and unexpected treats everyday. We were warmly welcomed by them and the villagers into this peaceful, quiet location with stunning scenery. Es and Laura were able ... more
A Taste Of Spain
Oct 02, 2012 01:47 pm
This was more then a culinary adventure, it was an imersion into Spanish culture. you get to escape into the mountains and truly grasp what it was like to live in the past and present in Spain.
All the villagers where so warm and welcoming and hour host's Chef Esmeraldo and Laura where phenomenal. They always made sure we were comfortable and were flexible to our needs.
There was always a new adventure and surprise awaiting us. I could no be more grateful to have been able to e ... more
Amazing Food, wine, and travel.
Sep 18, 2012 07:57 pm
Looking for a unique once in a life time experince you have found it!
First the food was unbelivable. Chef Esmeraldo was amazing, we enjoyed some of the best meals I have ever experinced, and learned to cook them as well. Chef Esmeraldo was patient and able to teach the amatures (me) as well as the more advanced cooks.
Besides the fantastic food, travel to the cathedrals, history lessons from Laura and hikes top this adventure off!
Everything was clean, location was g ... more
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