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Spain & The Balearic Islands

Discover the beauty and flavors of Spain, from the stunning capital city of Madrid to delicious Barcelona and the breathtaking Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Ibiza. 

Madrid - Barcelona - Mallorca - Ibiza

September 7 - September 18, 2022

10 Nights / $5,500 per person

From indulging at mouthwatering food tours, tapas crawls and gourmet market halls to driving jaw-dropping coastlines and mountains, to touring royal palaces, world renowned cathedrals and museums and the mesmerizing sites and designs of Antoni Gaudí, to chic beach clubs and swimming coves with restaurants that hang from the cliffs above and strolling the world famous Barceloneta Beach, to winding through cobblestone streets and sipping drinks at rooftop bars while lounging in your rooftop hotel pool taking in the most golden sunsets, you will enjoy an authentic taste of Spain. I will personally accompany you on this magical 10 night guided tour Spain, taking you to some of my favorite spots, from street food and tapas to chic tabernas and gourmet dining, you will see and do it all.

Your trip begins in...

Madrid

Your journey begins in the Madrid, where you will take in some of the capital city's most iconic sights like the world famous Prado Museum and the Royal Palace (the largest functioning royal palace in Western-Europe).  You will also go on the ultimate food tour, from an incredible gourmet market hall to street food and churros, and dinner at the world's oldest restaurant for crackling, roast suckling pig!  Oh, and you will of course take in my absolute favorite Flamenco show in the city, all while staying in the heart of the city centre...should I mention you'll be staying in a former palace with the city's best rooftop pool, with cocktails and the most incredible view of the city skyline?

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Day 2: You'll be staying right in the heart of the historic city-centre, lined with cobblestone streets, boutique shops and cafes.  Rest up or explore at leisure. 


Day 1: Fly to Milan.

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After you're rested up from your day of travel, we'll head out for aperitivo at the hottest rooftop cafe in Milan, Terrazza Aperol, where you'll enjoy, of course, an Aperol Spritz (because you just have to!) while sitting directly across from the Duomo Cathedral.  

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In the evening, we'll gather for a welcome dinner at an incredible Italian restaurant for classic dishes from the region like Ossobuco and pizzas and pastas featuring fresh local porcini mushrooms. 

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Day 3: Today, I'll take you on a walking tour of the historic city-centre where we will visit Milan's famous Duomo Cathedral, which took over 600 years to build.  From there, it's time to get your shop on, starting at the historic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Italy's oldest and largest shopping center.  From there, we'll make our way to Via Montenapoleone, the city's most famous shopping street where you'll find everything from high fashion to bargain shopping and boutiques. 

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After you've had a chance to rest and freshen up back at the hotel, we'll head out to Navigli, Milan's hip canal district for aperitivo, where you'll enjoy Milan's very unique way of offering happy hour...order a drink and the food is free, an all you can eat Smörgåsbord of Milanese specialities...it's the place to be! After that, we'll head out to one of the hottest bars in the city for inventive cocktails.

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Our next stop is...

Barcelona

From there, we'll take the train to Barcelona for what will be an incredible journey into stunning Gothic architecture, twisting cobblestone streets and tapas crawls that will make you go mmmmm.  During your stay in the capital of Catalonia, you'll enjoy some of the city's best tapas bars, both famous and hidden, for literally some of the best food I have had in all of Europe (and this is no joke!).  You'll also visit the world famous Barceloneta beach for some fun in the sun and drinks on the beach.  You'll also take in the iconic sights of Antoni Gaudí, from the La Sagrada Família to Casa Batlló and Parc Güell.  And you cannot leave Barcelona without visiting one of Europe's most beautiful markets, La Boqueria.

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Day 4: After breakfast, we'll depart Milan for Bologna where you'll be staying at one of the oldest hotel's in the historic city-centre, right (and I mean right) next to the famous Basilica San Stefano just steps away from Piazza Maggiore, the most lively and breathtaking piazza in the city, lined with cafes, fountains, musicians and nightlife.  At the hotel, enjoy your time wandering the halls as the property is part museum and part art gallery, with an incredible collection of artifacts and curated seasonal art on display exclusively for hotel guests.  

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After settling into the hotel, we'll head out for aperitivo in Piazza Maggiore, followed by dinner at one of Bologna's best restaurants...the cuisine and wines are simply exceptional.  After dinner, we'll take a late night sightseeing stroll on the way back to our hotel where I'll show you some of the city's hidden gem landmarks and best kept secrets.

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Day 5: Today, I'm personally taking you on "my" food tour of the city, a leisurely walking tour where we'll have time to sightsee famous landmarks like the due torri (the two towers) and shop, all while stopping at several must-visit places for food and wine, from street food and cafes to bakeries and markets. 

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After visiting the production facility, we'll stop by the farm to see the special Bianca Modenese, a rare white cow used to make the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.  From there, we'll head down the mountain to an incredible mountain chalet restaurant for a feast of local Parmigiano-Reggiano inspired dishes by the fire, paired with wine, from the most savory and crispy mountain flatbread to a whipped sweet ricotta for dessert.

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Day 6: Today, we will head high into the hills of nearby Modena to visit a dairy where you will actually see Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese made before your very eyes.  We'll taste that, along with fresh made ricotta and a variety of other cheeses produced by the dairy, with of course, some local wine.  

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Our next stop is...

mallorca

From there, we'll hop the overnight ferry to the jaw-dropping island of Mallorca, where you will be staying in the capital city of Palma...think Game of Thrones!  You'll explore the city at leisure with me, where we'll shop, eat and take in what is seriously some other-worldly architecture, including a visit to the Cathedral of Santa María which is simply breathtaking.  Oh yeah, along with drinks in the marina at a rooftop bar overlooking the city!  You'll also go a coastal drive to the charming hilltop town of Valle de Mossa, a Unesco World Heritage Site, where we'll wander the cobblestone streets, shop and eat.  From there, you'll continue up the coast to two of my favorite beaches, or should I say swimming coves, where you'll enjoy some time splashing around in the Mediterranean Sea while having lunch at the absolute best tavern on the water, think jumbo lobster, sizzling shrimp and Serrano ham.

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Day 7: Upon our arrival to the town of Benevello, we will check-into our villa and enjoy an afternoon of relaxation on the grounds.  Enjoy a walk around the property, a cocktail in the magnificent bar, a swim in the pool overlooking the vineyard or a spa treatment.

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For dinner, we'll meet in the lobby for aperitivo and then head to the town of Priocca for one of the best Michelin dining experiences in the region, featuring hand-cut Tajarin pasta with fresh white truffle.

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Day 8: Today, we will spend the morning exploring the gothic town of Alba at leisure, followed by a visit to a renowned family-run winery in the nearby village of Treiso for a wine tasting and tour of the winery and vineyard.  At the tasting, you will enjoy a variety of Barolo, Barbaresco and Langhe Roero.

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Day 9: Today, we will head to the village of Montegrosso d'Asti and to the farmhouse of one of the most famous truffle hunter's in the region for our very own private truffle hunt.  We'll head into the woods, dig up our truffle and then head back to the farmhouse for the most incredible lunch by the fire featuring traditional Piemontese dishes such as Bagna càuda and fried egg with truffle (using the same truffle that we found), and of course, more wine!  After lunch, we'll explore the nearby town of Asti where we will wander the streets and local shops before heading back to the villa to rest and refresh before dinner. 

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Day 10: Today, we head to the picturesque town of Bra, home of Italy's "slow food" movement, for a delicious food tour through the local market and surrounding shops where you will sample everything from regional coffee and chocolate to cheese, pastry and meats for the ultimate taste of Piemonte.  From there, we will make our way to the nearby village of Novello to visit an award-winning winery for a wine tasting and tour of the vineyard.  After that, we'll head back to the villa to rest and refresh before dinner.

Day 11: On our last day, we will head to Torino for a relaxed day exploring the capital of Piemonte.  I'll take you on a leisurely walking tour of the city where you will see stunning architecture, cathedrals and piazzas.  You will have plenty of time to do any last minute shopping before heading back to the hotel to pack and rest for dinner.

For dinner, a showstopper!  Tonight, you will enjoy an "out of this world" Michelin dining experience at one of the most elegant and historic restaurants in all of Italy.

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Day 12: Sadly, our journey has come to an end.  We will get an early start from Torino and make our way back to Milan airport for our flight home.

Our next stop is...

ibiza

And for our last stop, we'll take the ferry over to the island of Ibiza...the "party island" (whoops...not really!).  If you think Ibiza is all about partying, think again!  Ibiza is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean, surrounded by blue flag pristine beaches and coves and lush vegetation.  You'll stay in the heart of old town where we'll spend time exploring the city, along with time on the coast for one of the most chic beach club experiences and then a farm-to-table dinner for what is arguable the best Paella I have ever had, did I mention it is lobster paella?  

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Day 7: Upon our arrival to the town of Benevello, we will check-into our villa and enjoy an afternoon of relaxation on the grounds.  Enjoy a walk around the property, a cocktail in the magnificent bar, a swim in the pool overlooking the vineyard or a spa treatment.

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For dinner, we'll meet in the lobby for aperitivo and then head to the town of Priocca for one of the best Michelin dining experiences in the region, featuring hand-cut Tajarin pasta with fresh white truffle.

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Day 8: Today, we will spend the morning exploring the gothic town of Alba at leisure, followed by a visit to a renowned family-run winery in the nearby village of Treiso for a wine tasting and tour of the winery and vineyard.  At the tasting, you will enjoy a variety of Barolo, Barbaresco and Langhe Roero.

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Day 9: Today, we will head to the village of Montegrosso d'Asti and to the farmhouse of one of the most famous truffle hunter's in the region for our very own private truffle hunt.  We'll head into the woods, dig up our truffle and then head back to the farmhouse for the most incredible lunch by the fire featuring traditional Piemontese dishes such as Bagna càuda and fried egg with truffle (using the same truffle that we found), and of course, more wine!  After lunch, we'll explore the nearby town of Asti where we will wander the streets and local shops before heading back to the villa to rest and refresh before dinner. 

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Day 10: Today, we head to the picturesque town of Bra, home of Italy's "slow food" movement, for a delicious food tour through the local market and surrounding shops where you will sample everything from regional coffee and chocolate to cheese, pastry and meats for the ultimate taste of Piemonte.  From there, we will make our way to the nearby village of Novello to visit an award-winning winery for a wine tasting and tour of the vineyard.  After that, we'll head back to the villa to rest and refresh before dinner.

Day 11: On our last day, we will head to Torino for a relaxed day exploring the capital of Piemonte.  I'll take you on a leisurely walking tour of the city where you will see stunning architecture, cathedrals and piazzas.  You will have plenty of time to do any last minute shopping before heading back to the hotel to pack and rest for dinner.

For dinner, a showstopper!  Tonight, you will enjoy an "out of this world" Michelin dining experience at one of the most elegant and historic restaurants in all of Italy.

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Day 12: Sadly, our journey has come to an end.  We will get an early start from Torino and make our way back to Milan airport for our flight home.

Your Itinerary

What's Included

Euro Trotter Personal Guide

I will be your personal travel guide and host during your visit to Italy, overseeing all travel logistics and accompanying you on all scheduled activities and experiences.

Transportation

  • Private ground transportation between scheduled destinations is included during the trip, including ground transportation to and from the airports and scheduled experiences; taxi hire for non-scheduled experiences or travel is not included, or for scheduled experiences that are considered within a 10 minute walking distance.

Accommodations

  • 10 nights hotel accommodations with daily breakfast are included.

  • All rooms have wifi, air-conditioning, and private bathroom with shower.

 

Meals

  • Daily breakfast is included

  • 2 lunches (truffle hunt lunch and parmigiano-reggiano dairy chalet lunch)

  • 2 winery tours and tastings

  • 7 dinners (includes two glasses of wine or two non-alcoholic beverages)

Excursions and Activities

The following activities and excursions are included and listed below by destination:

Madrid:

  • Madrid Food Tour

  • Prado Museum and Royal Palace Guided Tour

  • Flamenco Show

Barcelona

  • Barcelona Food Tour

  • La Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and Parc Güell Guided Tour

  • Chaise Lounge Rental on Barceloneta Beach

Mallorca

  • Private transport for coastal excursion through the Tramuntana Mountains to Valle de Mossa, Cala Deià and Sa Colobra Beach

  • Lunch at Cala Deià

Ibiza

  • Chaise Lounge Rental

Reservation Request

Group size is limited to 6 guests to maintain the exclusivity of the experience. Rates below are per person, based on double occupancy.

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An Italian Truffle Hunt

Sep 24 - Oct 5, 2022

Rate:

$5,500 per person

* All rates are per person, based on double occupancy.  Terms and Conditions apply.  See below.

Covid-19

Travel Restrictions and Required Testing

  • To enter Spain, travelers must be vaccinated and present a negative rapid antigen or PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival to Spain.​​

  • A negative rapid antigen test is required prior to your return flight to the US.

  • The cost of all required testing is not included and is at individual expense.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person based on double occupancy.

 

Upon acceptance of your reservation, you will receive a confirmation email and Welcome Kit from Euro Trotter Travel Experiences.

 

A refundable deposit of $30% per person ($1,650) is required to complete your reservation. 

 

You are accepting this Travel Agreement upon making the deposit and completing your reservation.

 

Cancellations before September 18, 2022 will receive a full refund of your deposit less a $100 processing fee per person. 

 

The remaining unpaid balance is due on or before September 18, 2022.

 

If you need to cancel your reservation after September 18, 2022, your trip is considered non-refundable and you will be required to pay the remaining unpaid balance owed. 

 

If your trip is cancelled by Euro Trotter Travel Experiences for any unforeseen reason, you will receive a 100% refund. 

 

The featured properties may be subject to change. If that is the case, a similar or better property will be utilized for the trip.

 

International flights are not included. Euro Trotter Travel Experiences may not be held responsible for any non-refundable ticket costs and fees for changes or cancellations in airfare.

All scheduled activities and excursions are optional in attendance.

The itinerary may be subject to change based upon the weather or unexpected events and circumstances.

Guests are encouraged to purchase travel insurance, or use a credit card that provides travel insurance benefits.