Discover Spain and Portugal with Tom Smith Travel

At the amazing medieval castle of Manzanares el Real…just outside of Madrid!

Few countries can match the allure of Spain. The endless summer of the Costa del Sol. The busy tapas bars serving up the freshest dishes west of Rome. And the late-night buzz of its ancient towns and cities. All these help make it one of the most exciting destinations in the world. While vacationers seek the simple pleasures on the beaches of its southern and western coasts, Spain’s long history means its art and architecture are among the best in the world, pulling in cultural tourists to Barcelona, Madrid, Grenada and Seville. Foodies and wine buffs, meanwhile, have plenty of options, with fabulous Rioja in the north and Andalusia to the south just two of the country’s gastronomic hotspots.

Spain is one of the most popular countries in the world for tourists. And it’s that Spain has so much to offer to any and all of those who come to visit us. From the beaches, local traditions, and culinary tradition to the great cities like Barcelona and Madrid, the breathtaking and ever-changing landscapes and the attitude of the Spanish people, this country still has many well-hidden corners for the traveler to enjoy.

What Tom Smith Travel can do for you is create a unique and customized itinerary for whatever your interests are for travel to Spain and Portugal, be they historical, art, wine and food, hiking in the mountains or relaxing at the beach.  Tom has been to every corner of Spain (and its islands) & Portugal  and can help you find delightful destinations, unique experiences and great food and wine.

Whether you have a week, 2 weeks or a month with Tom’s expertise he will be able to find you that perfect hotel or parador, map out a route of travel, take care of train tickets or get you a rental car or internal flights.  There is not a part of Spain that Tom has not visited….so take advantage of his esperience.

 

For Wine & Food Lovers:  Here are some ideas for day trips out of Madrid or Barcelona

We work with WineTours of Spain as they are the very best!  Here are some selections of the type of day tours you can choose from either Barcelona or Madrid:

1 Day winery and wine tasting Tour from Barcelona

BEST PRICE GUARANTEED – This is an 8 hour group bus tour from Barcelona, which will take you to 3 local wineries for wine tastings and tours of the wineries. This tour is a great way to get to know the wine region of Barcelona and visit 3 very different wineries to really appreciate Cataluña´s wine production history. This winery tour also includes light tapas at each winery. A great group bus tour and fantastic value for money. You can also discover more Barcelona wine tours in our 1 day Wine Tours (from Barcelona)

Montserrat & winery with lunch full day tour from Barcelona:

Located just one hour away from Barcelona, is the impressive national park of Montserrat and its impressive mountain which you will have the opportunity to explore on this full day tour. Afterwards, enjoy a homemade Catalan lunch and visit a beautiful winery estate set in the 10th century castle, Oller del Mas. A fantastic tour through the winery and its vineyards with organic red wine tasting before heading back to Barcelona after a unique and unforgettable experience. Group sizes up to 15 people. Transportation by bus, may be shared with other groups

Priorat private wine tour from Barcelona

A private full day wine tour to Priorat from Barcelona. Priorat has emerged as one of the world´s most respected wine regions in recent years. Enjoy a wine tour to Priorat with a local expert guide/sommelier. Pickup from your hotel in Barcelona and transportation in a comfortable sedan. You will get to understand the importance of Priorat´s landscape in the quality of its wines. 2 wineries are visited and you will enjoy tastings of quality red wines at each winery. This private tour also includes a quality traditional lunch at a local restaurant in one of the beautiful villages in Priorat

Catalan tapas, wineries & Montserrat from Barcelona

On this half-day tour, you will visit the magical Mountain of Montserrat, an iconic mountain near Barcelona, and experience its majestic beauty. You will then visit the beautiful winery estate of Oller del Mas set in a 10th century castle for a guided tour with wine tastings and several tapas. Perfect for seeing the beautiful landscapes of the Pla de Bages wine region and visiting a special winery. This is a guided bus tour. Small groups of up to 15 people per tour guide

Ribera del Duero day tour from Madrid

BEST PRICE GUARANTEED – This is a luxury guided wine tour of Ribera del Duero accompanied by a friendly wine expert. You can forget about the hassle of driving and be picked up from your hotel in a luxury minivan. Enjoy 3 visits to the best wineries, including wine tastings of at least 6 high quality wines and a high quality lunch. You will also enjoy fantastic views of ancient castles and monuments… For sure one of the best wine tours in Spain!. This is a unique tour that you will not find on any other site. Maximum 7, average group size 4. Private tour option available

Day tour Madrid wineries

Be transported from the bustling city to the charming countryside on this Madrid wine tour. Discover fantastic wines and explore the rich history of the charming village of Chinchón. This tour includes visits to 2 wineries and wine tasting, as well as a 3-course lunch where you can taste traditional high quality food. Discover Madrid wine region with a friendly local guide and relax in a luxury air-conditioned minivan. This is a unique tour with a small group size for a more personal experience. Max. 7, average group 4

Toledo Tour from Madrid

BEST PRICE GUARANTEED – An amazing tour to Toledo and more. Visit La Mancha and the windmills of Don Quixote, a winery that produces award-winning wines and enjoy a high quality lunch at a superb restaurant in a 13th Century cave. Visit Toledo city in the afternoon and 2-3 of its monuments, including the cathedral and a synagogue or the famous painting by El Greco, ´Burial of Count Orgaz´. A unique, tailor-made wine tour to Toledo from Madrid. Maximum 7 people, average group size 4

Segovia Tour from Madrid

This is not just another tour to Segovia, this is a special cultural and wine tour from Madrid for very small groups, with an expert guide.You will visit things that are not included in any other tour to Segovia, such as a short stop at the amazing El Escorial Monastery and La Granja de San Ildefonso (a beautiful Royal Palace surrounded by gardens and fountains -Spain´s Versailles). Enjoy a fantastic visit to a local wine cellar with wine tastings of top, high quality wines. This is a unique tour. Maximum 7. Private tour option also available

 

Tasting some Cava in Catalunya!

 

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Tom is a certified specialist for: Spain, Catalunya(Barcelona), Tenerife-The Canary Islands and World Heritage City Specialist in Spain.

 

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