CME, Cultural & Gastronomical Tour
of Spain & Portugal 

October 13 - 29, 2012

Gourmet Inclusions: Enjoy a series of exclusive group cooking classes with Chef Fernando Garcia of LaVinia Restuarant, Toronto

"This trip surpassed all my expectations... the tour itself was very well organized, the wineries were a treat, and teh physicians and their spouses were lots of fun! I would be happy to do another trip!"

Dr. Stephen Traplin, Guelph (for more from our customers click here)

Hola Gastronomía!

From its Roman relics to Muslim palaces, baroque cathedrals to Modernista constructions, Spain is a treasure chest of artistic and architectural marvels across a matchless cultural palette. It’s landscape is a mixture of rugged mountain ranges, fabulous beaches and historic medieval towns dotted across it’s rolling interior. Marvel at the sites and witness the zest for life of the vibrant local people as you visit many of it’s most famous centers. 

Spain’s neighbour on the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal, is one of Europe’s true unspoilt gems. This land of traditional villages and vibrant cities has a charming countryside steeped in history and boasting a wide assortment of World Heritage sites - natural and cultural wonders that offer a window into this once great seafaring nation.

Combine all this with visits to local wineries as you sample the region’s finest assets, it’s superior wine collections, as well as experiencing many of the different gastronomical flavors of the local provinces – including hands-on cooking classes in regional specialties with Fernando Garcia, Executive Chef, Piatto Restaurant, Mississauga. A rich tapestry of experiences that will leave you hungry, and thirsty, for more….

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the history and culture of Barcelona, Zaragoza, San Sebastian, Burgos, Madrid, Toledo, Lisbon and Porto
  • Visit spectacular local vineyards, including wine and port tasting
  • Cruise along the Douro Valley – the oldest demarcated wine region in the world
  • Experience hands on cooking classes led by Chef Fernado Garcia (Piatto, Mississauga)
  • Savour finest local cuisine (15 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners including wine with meals)
  • 4 star and 5 star hotel accommodation

CME Program / Group Medical Director: Dr. Peter Bloch, Toronto

(15+ CME hours and Certificate of Attendance provided)

  • Presentations by Canadian & Spanish medical experts & interactive discussions
  • Visit to world famous Barraquer Opthamology Center (Barcelona)
  • Visit to Ruber Clinic (Madrid) and local hospital in Lisbon

Pricing, Inclusions & Exclusions

 Price includes:

  • Flights from Toronto to Barcelona, Spain and to Toronto from Porto, Portugal

  • 16 days activities and scheduled itinerary (including exclusive cooking classes with Executive Chef Fernando Garcia)

  • 15 nights 4 and 5 star hotel accommodation

  • 15 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners sampling the finest local cuisine and including regional cooking classes hosted by Fernando Garcia. Wine included with all meal

  • Comprehensive daily itineraries including escorted tours of local cultural sites and museums. Douro River boat cruise

  • Escorted tours and wine tasting at local bodegas highlighting the different grapes of the regions

  • Academic program and tour of local medical facilities

  • Fully escorted tour including services of local English speaking cultural guides

 Price excludes:

  • Local airport taxes and entry visas (as of April 2012, there are currently no departure taxes payable and an entry visa is not required to enter Spain for Canadian citizens)

  • Travel insurance

Useful Links and Files (Click below to download!)

Spain & Portugal CME - Oct 2012 - Flyer

Spain & Portugal CME - Oct 2012 - Full Brochure 

Spain - Sample Menu

Our recommended RBC Travel Insurance is available when completing the registration form above. However, for Canadian clients residing outside of Ontario, you should click on the RBC Insurance button below to take out travel insurance.

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