A seven-night holiday in the tranquil riverside setting in Valverdόn in Salamanca, where Hacienda Zorita promises a fascinating array of food and wine experiences. Spend your time sampling the simple pleasures of the region, with a Michelin-starred restaurant and a unique wine spa. We also include a two-hour introduction to estate wines and regional produce for those seeking sensory indulgence in the Castille & Leon region of Spain.
The holidayThis seven-night holiday commences with a flight from London Heathrow to Madrid, where you will collect your hire car. The two and a half hour drive will be a scenic introduction to central Spain, ending on the peaceful banks of River Tormes, home to the five-star Hacienda Zorita. A former 14th century monastery turned flour mill in the 19th century, Hacienda Zorita is now a luxury wine hotel and spa, and each of the 40 rooms, suites and villas boast vineyard or river views. While away the days indulging in the flavours of Zorita’s Kitchen, where Michelin-starred Chef Victor Gutierrez crafts the menu around what is fresh on the estate’s organic farm. These meals often consist of Mediterranean flavours and hearty regional staples, all devoured in the rustic dining room setting, where large tables foster a communal dining experience. Meanwhile, the unique addition of a wine spa offers ultimate sensory indulgence. This is just one of the wine-themed experiences of Hacienda Zorita thanks to the age-old vines that have adorned this sprawling riverside plot for over seven centuries. For example, we include in this package a one-off encounter with the Hacienda’s ‘magister’, or teacher, who will give an introduction to produce from the Duero region. You will get to sample the estate’s own Marques de la Concordia wines, as well as extra virgin olive oil, Iberian hams and raw cheeses. The session will take around two hours. Make sure you take the time during your stay to visit Salamanca, with its museums, palaces, plazas and the UNSECO-listed Old City. Your final day will conclude by returning your footsteps with a drive to Madrid Airport, where you will drop off your hire car and catch your return flight to London.
Holiday factsStar rating Five starOpening dates 1 March to 31 OctoberLocation Valverdόn in Salamanca, Castille and LeonNearest Airport MadridDistance from nearest airport 152 milesHotel facilities Restaurant, Wine bar, Lounge, Wine Spa, Swimming pool, Room service.
- Scheduled flights with British Airways London Heathrow to Madrid- Seven nights’ bed and breakfast in a double room at Hacienda Zorita- Hire car for the duration of the holiday- One two-hour introduction to the food and wine of the region at the hotel
Prices From £800 per person.
Practical informationBritish Airways flights London Heathrow to Madrid available over 10 times a day. Flying time is 2 hours and 20 minutes.We can also book you with EasyJet London Gatwick to Madrid, with services available multiple times a day.
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