Sophia's Travel a US based award winning travel company is happy to present several unique epicurean experiences in Madrid and Toledo, Spain.

Unique and different Wine and Culinary epicurean getaways in Spain.


Culinary Toledo

This is a unique opportunity to access a private palace, with the best possible excuse: to experience one of the most memorable culinary experiences possible in life. The ancient Dean’s House in Toledo is now a private residence, closed to the public and only accessible to family and friends. The owner has the enormous luck of living in this historic palace located at the helm of Toledo’s old town, mere meters from the famed Cathedral. According to Jean Passini, this house was the property of Prior Aruche in 1492.

HIGHLIGHTS
■ A UNIQUE SESSION FOCUSED O N  T R A D I T I O N A L , L O C A L SPECIALTIES AND ANCIENT PALATIAL CUISINE 

■ GAME HUNTED BY ASUN’S HUSBAND AND SON 

■ ACCESS A UNIQUE PALACE OPEN ONLY TO FRIENDS

WHAT’S INCLUDED
 ■ UNIQUE ACCESS TO A PALACE  

■ THE CHEF; THE HOUSE’S OWNER 

■ LOCAL INGREDIENTS 

■ ONE-OF-A-KIND PRIVATE COOKING SESSION

BASICS
GROUP SIZE: FROM 2 TO 6 PERSONS LENGTH: HALF-DAY DATES: ALL YEAR LONG  

GREAT FOR: FAMILY HOLIDAYS – GOURMET TRAVELERS – SLOW TRAVEL – CULTURAL TRAVEL


Toledo Urban Winery

TOLEDO OFF-THE-BEATEN TRACK

Visit the only urban winery in Spain.

Paris, Venice, Vienna, New York City and Toledo are the only cities to house urban vineyards - that actually grow their own grapes - within the city proper. After the tasting with breathtaking scenery and wines, enjoy a 3-hour private tour of Toledo with the best local expert available.

HIGHLIGHTS
■ A CRAFTED JOURNEY TO VISIT TOLEDO FROM A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW  

■ AN INTRODUCTION TO THE URBAN VINEYARD CONCEPT 

■ THE BEST GUIDED TOLEDO CITY TOUR – CUSTOMIZABLE TO FIT CLIENT INTEREST

■ OPTIONAL: A PAIRED MEAL AT O N E O F T H E B E S T RESTAURANTS, HOUSING THE THIRD MOST IMPORTANT WINE CELLAR IN SPAIN

WHAT’S INCLUDED
 ■ P R I V A T E W I N E R Y & VINEYARD VISIT  

■ L O C A L E X P E R T C I T Y GUIDE 

■ CHAUFFEURED SERVICE FROM MADRID

BASICS
GROUP SIZE: FROM 2 PERSONS 

LENGTH: HALF-DAY 

DATES: ALL YEAR LONG  

GREAT FOR: FAMILY HOLIDAYS – GOURMET TRAVELERS – SLOW TRAVEL – CULTURAL TRAVEL


TOLEDO OLIVE

EXTRA VIRGIN EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a walk through the 200-year-old olive grove. A unique opportunity to learn how an organic olive grove functions, discover the different methods of cultivation applied throughout the year to ensure that we can obtain high-quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). We will focus in particular on the Cornicabra local olive variety.

A taste of “liquid gold”!

HIGHLIGHTS
■ PRIVATE ONE-OF-A-KIND INTRODUCTION TO EVOO  

■ LEARN THE OLIVE VARIETIES & EXTRACTION PROCESS 

■ TRADITIONAL COUNTRY LUNCH BASED ON LOCAL PRODUCE

WHAT’S INCLUDED
 

■ PRIVATE VISIT TO THE OLIVE GROVE

■ EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL TASTING 

■ LUNCH  

■ CHAUFFEURED SERVICE FROM MADRID

BASICS
GROUP SIZE: 2 TO 9 PERSONS 

LENGTH: HALF-DAY 

DATES: ALL YEAR LONG  

GREAT FOR: FAMILY HOLIDAYS – GOURMET TRAVELERS – SLOW TRAVEL – CULTURAL TRAVEL


MADRID COOKING

WITH A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL SPANISH ACADEMY OF GASTRONOMY

Our mission is to create a one-of-a-kind foodie experience that stands out from the ordinary. This hands-on cooking workshop in Madrid with a master chef includes a visit to a barrio market but means much more: it represents sharing a half day with a very well-connected local native and getting a true taste of Madrid's culture. Not only will you enjoy home-cooking at its finest, but all recipes are easy to reproduce once you return home.

HIGHLIGHTS

■ PRIVATE ONE-OF-A-KIND COOKING WORKSHOP AT THE CHEF’S PRIVATE ATELIER  

■ OLIVE OIL TASTING AND TIPS ON MEDITERRANEAN DIET 

■ MENU, CUSTOMIZABLE TO CLIENT PREFERENCE 

■ ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

WHAT’S INCLUDED

 ■ PRIVATE CHEF, MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SPANISH GASTRONOMY

■ GUIDED FOOD MARKET VISIT 

■ EXCLUSIVE COOKING WORKSHOP 

■ LUNCH & WINES

BASICS

GROUP SIZE: 2 TO 9 PERSONS 

LENGTH: 5/6 HOURS

DATES: ALL YEAR LONG  

GREAT FOR: FAMILY HOLIDAYS – GOURMET TRAVELERS – SLOW TRAVEL – CULTURAL TRAVEL


MADRID TAPAS TOUR

Savor Madrid through its rich gastronomic culture, led by a famous gastronome. Not only will you taste the best traditional foods but you will experience a unique way of life while you stroll along the old cobbled streets. In ancient taverns and bodegas, "tapear" in Madrid is a unique experience which embodies much more than just eating.

HIGHLIGHTS

■ DEGUSTATION OF THE BEST S P E C I A L T I E S A T E A C H ESTABLISHMENT  

■ VISIT 3 TO 4 BARS AND T A V E R N S  W I T H  A  C H E F , M E M B E R  O F  T H E  R O Y A L  A C A D E M Y  O F  S P A N I S H  GASTRONOMY

WHAT’S INCLUDED
 ■ PRIVATE TOUR  

■ PRIVATE CHEF AS TOUR DIRECTOR 

■ ALL FOOD AND DRINK

BASICS
GROUP SIZE: FROM 2 PERSONS 

LENGTH: 3 HOURS 

DATES: ALL YEAR LONG  

GREAT FOR: FAMILY HOLIDAYS – GOURMET TRAVELERS – SLOW TRAVEL – CULTURAL TRAVEL


MADRID WINE TASTING

A LOOK AT SPAIN THROUGH WINE GLASSES

Guided by a private sommelier at a delectable local delicatessen and wine bar that dates back to the 1930’s, now run by the founder’s grandson, enjoy a private tasting of six different wines. The selection will be representative of Spain’s most well-known regions. Did you know Spain is known as “the world’s vineyard?”

HIGHLIGHTS

■ AN INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH WINES. AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD’S VINEYARD, LEARN ALL THE GUIDING TIPS  

■ A CERTIFIED SOMMELIER 

■ T H E L O C A T I O N , A HISTORICAL WINE BAR

WHAT’S INCLUDED
 ■ PRIVATE SOMMELIER  

■ TASTING OF 6 WINES

BASICS
GROUP SIZE: 2 TO 9 PERSONS 

LENGTH: 2.5 HOURS 

DATES: ALL YEAR LONG  

GREAT FOR: WINE LOVERS - GOURMET TRAVELERS – SLOW TRAVEL – CULTURAL TRAVEL

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