Our itineraries explore a deeper engagement
with the land, its people & traditions
In Search of Picasso in
La Terra Alta
Following in the footsteps of a giant
Terra Alta's wild natural beauty, influx of artisan producers & elegant mix of rustic accommodations are driving a quiet yet sophisticated rural revival. From the Knights Templar to Picasso's earliest forays in Cubism, this land has been a source of mystery & inspiration for centuries and today strikes a unique balance between Old World and New.
At just 125 miles from Barcelona, Terra Alta is easily reachable yet remains romantically remote, an ideal destination due to its open spaces & scarce population.
Discover Terra Alta's richly layered artistic, architectural, cultural & culinary legacy from the inside on one of our privately led experiences.
An international wine region is born
We've selected El Priorat as an exemplary destination for its remarkable wines, fascinating hilltop villages, striking landscapes & unique cultural heritage.
El Priorat has produced grapes since ancient Roman times but it was only in the 1970s that a group of wine enthusiasts, recognizing the potential of its terroir, turned El Priorat into one of the most exciting wine regions in the world.
Discover internationally acclaimed wines on private tastings in the region's most prestigious wineries & learn firsthand how this rugged terrain requires intensive labor and unwavering dedication to craft.
in the Steps of
The fateful exile of a genius
In the midst of WWII, Berlin-born philosopher Walter Benjamin fled his native country in search of intellectual & religious freedom. However, his journey and his life were cut short in the Spanish border town of Portbou.
Learn of Benjamin's fascinating story in this sleepy village of spectacular beauty, part of a larger tale of man's escape, exile and search for freedom.
The Heart of
For most Catalans cava is a way of life
From ancestral practices to bio-dynamic wine making, gain a fuller understanding of the vital role that cava plays in celebrating day to day Catalan culture and meet the families who dedicate their lives to it.
Discover the cava making process from seed to bottle, descend into generations-old cellars and taste several vintage cavas on an unforgettable picnic in the vineyards of small-scale family producers.
the Cradle of
The Birthplace of Kabbalah in Spain
Girona's roll in the development of medieval Jewry cannot be underestimated. While Barcelona was the capital city, Girona was her intellectual and spiritual sister.
Glimpse at the now empty slots of chiseled stone where families once hung their mezuzah and admire the most important collection of medieval Jewish headstones in the Iberian Peninsula in Girona's Jewish History Museum. Step outside the Jewish Quarter to visit 11th century Arabic Baths as well as some of the most important Romanesque architecture in all of Catalunya.