Valencia 2018

23-30 September, 2018

Wine Tour Brand

Valencia has recently stepped out of the shadow of Madrid and Barcelona to become a world class destination in its own right. With its stunning City of Arts and Science (designed by local architect Calatrava), as well as a charming old quarter and a burgeoning gourmet scene, the city is on the rise. 

The region is the birthplace of Spain’s best known dish, paella, and of course is famous for the huge swathes of orange trees that dominate the landscape. Local drinks such as Agua de Valencia (a cocktail made from orange juice, Cava and sugar) and horchata (made from tiger nuts) are not to be missed. Valencia, both the city and region, has the feeling of a place whose time has come to shine and we are delighted to be returning there.

Valencia 2018

23-30 September, 2018

Highlights

  • Wine tours to some the best wineries of Valencia, Utiel-Requena, Jumilla & Yecla including Bodegas Arraez, Los Frailes, Juan Gil, Barahonda, Bodegas Castaño, Gutierrez de la Vega, Pago de Tharsys and Vera de Estenas
  • Cultural visits with art historian Gijs van Hensbergen to the Ceramics Museum and IVAM modern art museum
  • Paella cookery class and boat ride in Albufera, Spain’s largest lake
  • Flamenco show & dinner in former 18th Century palace
  • Michelin star dinner overlooking marina in Alicante
  • Historical tapas and walking tour of Valencia’s old town
  • Cheese tasting at Casa Montaña, one of Valencia’s best wine bars
  • Dinner at La Salita, one of the city’s best new restaurants

Single Supplement $400

What's Included & Extensions

  • 4 nights SH Ingles, Valencia
  • 3 nights at Spa Hotel La Romana
  • Private transport by luxury coach
  • English speaking guides
  • Breakfast daily; 6 lunches/ 6 dinners
  • 1 cookery class
  • Activities as specified
  • 9 winery visits

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Tour Price
(per person sharing)
$3,950.00

  • Euro Price
    €3400
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  • GBP Price
    £2975
These prices are for information purposes only. If you would like to pay in Euro or GBP, please email us on
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Business Development Manager and Tour Host

Simon McGookin

Simon has a lifelong passion for wine and travel, stemming from a visit to the Barossa Valley when he lived and worked in Australia as a teenager. Since then he has visited most of the top wine regions of the world. He studied at Queen’s University Belfast and had a career in IT and professional rugby management before joining Iberian Wine Tours.  After successfully completing the WSET Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits he has worked closely with Jeremy Shaw in overseeing the growth of the company.

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Tour Host

Gijs van Hensbergen

Gijs van Hensbergen is a Dutch art historian, food critic and Hispanist. After training at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London for a BA Hons and Postgraduate research in History of Art he worked for the Knoedler Gallery, in London and New York. Following this, he made the rather eccentric decision to devote 5 years of his life to the art of the Master Chef of the Chaine des Rotisseurs as a suckling pig specialist in Segovia, Spain. He is now the Grand Knight of the Noble Order of the Silver Whisk.

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