Extremadura (Days 1-4)

Day 1

9:00-10 AM, Pickup at  Madrid Airport or Hotel

1:00 PM, Lunch, – in Trujillo
3:30 PM, Mini bus to UNESCO city of Cáceres
4:00 PM, Arrival at hotel – Hotel NH Palacio de Oquendo  Free time

7:00 PM, Guided tour of Cáceres, given by one of Spain’s most awarded guides Marco Mangut –https://www.linkedin.com/in/marco-mangut-0aa86b57?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=pYMy&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A202195138%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1486924387928%2Ctas%3AMarco%20Man
9:00 PM, Tapas dinner

 

Day 2
9:00 AM, Breakfast at hotel
10:30 AM, Transfer to cork forest, to experience the harvest
1:00 PM, Transfer to agrotourismo – Finca El Cortiñal
7:00 PM, Visit to traditional cheese maker

8:30 PM, Dinner at El Convento – http://hrelconvento.com

 

Day 3
9:00 AM, Breakfast
10:00 AM, Transfer to Iberian jamon factory
11:45 AM, Visit to cork processing plant
1:30 PM, Lunch in cork forest (Dehesa)
3:30 PM, Arrival at hotel

7:30 Tour an dinner at traditional winery, Encina Blanca –http://encinablanca.es

 

Day 4
9:00 AM Breakfast

10:30 AM, Tour of IPROCOR International cork institute

12:00 PM, Guided tour of UNESCO city Mérida  Roman heritage by our friend Marco Mangut
1:30 PM, Lunch

3:30 PM, Travel to Alcala de los Gazules, Andalusia

7:30 PM Arrival at rural guest house

9:00 PM Dinner

Andalucia (Days 5-6)

Day 5
9:00 AM, Breakfast

10:00 AM, Travel to Nature Park Los Alcornocales
Experience cork harvest
1:30 PM, Lunch
3:30 PM, Transfer to guest house
4:30 PM, Arrival at rural guest house, Casa el Lario – http://casaellario.com
7:00 PM, Dinner and Flamenco in the historical city of Cadiz
10:00 PM, Transfer to guest house

 

Day 6
8:00 AM, Breakfast
9:30 AM, Travel to the city of Ronda
11:30 AM, Guided tour of city
1:30 PM, http://lamelonera.com/en/ tour and tasting and lunch
4:00 PM, Transfer to hotel, Los Tadeos – https://www.facebook.com/lostadeos/

7:30 PM, Oleum Viride Olive Oil Mill organic grove ad production, tour and tasting
9:00 PM,Dinner in the village of Zahara de la Sierra

Catalunya (Days 7-11)

Day 7
6:00 AM,Breafast

7:00AM, Travel to UNESCO city of Seville
9:00 AM, High speed train to Girona, (there will be a 1 hour layover in Barcelona, then transfer to Girona.)
This is a “rest” day. The high speed train is very comfortable,
has wifi and we will have a special lunch.
5:00 PM, Arrival at hotel – Arcs De Monells Hotel

8:30 PM, Dinner in Monells

 

Day 8
10:00 AM,Visit Finca Fitor
Visit to the Area of Natural Interest of Massif of Les Gavarres, (which hosts the largest cork oak forest in Catalonia). Including breakfast, cork harvesting, lunch and cork production lecture and touring various ancient traditional buildings.
3:30 PM, Arrival at hotel, free time

6:30 PM, Tour and tasting Eccoci winery – http://www.eccociwine.com
8:00 PM, Dinner at Cal Carreter -http://www.restaurantesgirona.com/cal-carreter-sant-sadurni-de-l-heura

10:00 PM, Transfer to hotel

 

Day 9
8:30 AM, Breakfast

9:30 AM, Transfer to the city of  Palafrugell

10:00 AM – 12 PM, Cork factory tour- http://jvigas.com/index.php?lang=en

12:15 PM Cork museum tour – http://museudelsuro.cat
2:00 Pm, Lunch La Xicra – http://www.restaurantlaxicra.com
4:00 PM, Transfer to Pubol, tour of Castle Gala- Dali https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/museums/gala-dali-castle-in-pubol/
5:00 PM, Transfer to hotel

9:00 PM,  Dinner in Monells

 

 

Day 10
8:00 – 9:00 AM, Breakfast
9:30 AM, Guided tour of Girona
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Free time in Girona

1:30 PM,  Lunch at Draps –http://en.restaurantdraps.com

3:30 Transfer to seaport city of Palamos,

5:00 PM, Attend fish auction, (until 5:30, then free time)

8:30 PM, Dinner/Cooking demonstration. A local chef will prepare a traditional “fishermans” dinner, (in an exhibition kitchen) with seafood purchased at the fish auction.

10:30 PM, Transfer to hotel

 

 

Day 11
8:30 AM, Breakfast and check out

9:15 AM, Visit to Sparkling wine cork factory Oller – http://www.ollerfco.com/#/ca/oller
10:00AM, Tour and tasting at Spain’s primer cava winery –Cavas Recaredo Winery

2:00 PM, Lunch – http://www.calxim.com_
Arrival at Barcelona Airport or Hotels.