Live as Locals

These unique tours are what travelling is all about. Specialized, multi-day trips emphasising a "through-the-back-door" looking to engage with local cultures. Regional food, the culture of food and mixing with the locals, are the key components to these trips, as are face-to-face visits with producers, artisans and wine-makers. One of the primary goals of the Unique Traveller is to offer itineraries that enable mutual understanding within a global community through travel, creating educational- exciting tours that highlight the uniqueness of the regions of Spain and culture for our guests.

Food Education

Hands-on cooking classes/demonstrations, wine-making/tastings and food-wine pairing : Not only do we want to spoil our guests with great regional foods and wine culture, we also aim to educate them about the history and background of regional dishes and wine making as they relate to the culture, interacting with local people passionate about their products. Lunches in private family homes.

Participation in Local Festivals

Food/wine/religious. Again, local experience vs. touristic experience. How do locals take part in these events? Guest will participate in the festival with the locals. Learn the history, arts, customs and traditions among the locals of each region visited.

The Culture of Food

How is food grown, harvested and season-products. Constantly educating guests on the importance of food & how people eat, their approach to food, the symbolism of food, & and allowing them to taste and enjoy local products, ideally organic/natural.

Regional Visits

Regional food markets, local producers, farm and allotment visits: family cheese makers , olive oil mills, family wine-makers.

Foodie-Active and healthy lifestyle, our ideal tour should include spectacular walks as a means of sight-seeing, experiencing the countryside and the local way of life.

Book your next getaway with Unique Traveller

Here at the Unique Traveller, we understand that our clients want more than a touristy city break abroad. Whether you're looking for a weekend in Barcelona, a week-long tour of Andalucia or a longer journey that allows you to really experience every aspect of Spanish life in places like Catalonia and Rioja, we can help you plan a special getaway unlike any other.

To find out more, or to get started planning your next holiday, contact us today. A friendly member of our team will be happy to discuss your requirements and put together the perfect holiday package.

Discover the Real Spain with Local Experiences Holidays

From the glorious beaches on the Costa del Sol to the towering spires of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, you don't have to look hard to find good reasons to visit Spain. Indeed, there's the historic Plaza de Espana in Seville, the Museo del Prado in Madrid and the modern Guggenheim museum in Bilbao to name but a few of the many popular destinations that this country has to offer.

But there's far more to Spain than the top tourist spots, and if you want to discover the real Spain, then a local experiences tour from Unique Traveller could be the perfect choice. It will give you the chance to see life from the perspective of a person who lives there and get a taste of the regional cultures and traditions - as well as the amazing wine and gastronomic delights.

Whether you want a backstage pass to see how Spanish red wine is made, enjoy a hands-on introduction manufacturing goats' cheese, dine by candlelight in the middle of a vineyard or get to know the locals at small village festival, we can help your dreams for a truly unusual and unforgettable holiday come true.

Local Life in Spain

If you really want to learn about genuine Spanish life, then the best way to do it is by immersing yourself in the culture and day-to-day lives of the people.

Explore a town, wander the countryside, browse the goods at a village market or visit a workshop where local crafts are handmade using traditional techniques.

Take a cooking class in Spain to learn how to prepare tapas the traditional way, learn about the age-old art of vinifaction (making wine), participate in a local festival or help out on a farm and milk some goats.

Alternatively, experience the sounds, colours, smells and flavours of a local festival: throw tomatoes at La Tomatina in Valencia, run with the bulls in Pamplona or dine at the feast of Corpus Christi.

If you're a sports fan, why not attend an event in Spain? Football, F1, sailing, tennis, sailing - whatever you choose, you'll enjoy VIP treatment as you cheer on the athletes.

Meanwhile if you really want to engage with the local people, we can arrange for you to dine with a family in their home, and even help them prepare the meal. This will be a fabulous opportunity to really learn about the inner workings of a Spanish family - and maybe even make some new friends.