Luis Fernández de Vega,
Founder, Hidden in Spain
Hidden in Spain, offers customizable experiences that reveal the country’s hidden cultural, historical and culinary treasures.
Spain has set new tourism arrival records for six years in a row, with over 82 million people visiting the country in 2018, according to the country’s National Institute of Statistics.
Looking to capitalize on this interest is Hidden in Spain, an award-winning boutique tour operator that offers customizable experiences that reveal the country’s hidden cultural, historical and culinary treasures.
I know every corner of Spain and all the exceptional spots because I was born and lived here all of my life. Through Hidden in Spain, I have created an extensive network of talented and highly experienced people to help design the perfect vacation for every interest, whether it’s sports, gastronomy, wellness, culture, or traditional sightseeing. We can take care of every aspect of their vacation, from accommodations, to ground transportation and domestic air, to excursions, like wine tastings to sight-seeing and all activities. Guests can travel on their own or with one of our knowledgeable, English-speaking guide.
We make their search for the perfect vacation as easy as possible. They can select from our pre-planned packages or tell us what they want and we create a tour that precisely meets their needs. It’s as simple as that!
Food for Thought
With Spanish cuisine among the most popular in the world, Hidden in Spain can provide tours that allow guests to sample the widest range of cuisine, from Michelin-starred restaurants to the intimate, local establishments serving the authentic dishes of the region.
A typical, 7-day Food & Wine Tour could focus on the Basque Country of northern Spain. Guests would touch down in Madrid and stay at a 4-star hotel in the city centre. The itinerary could include a private walking tour of the Old Quarter and a meal at a local restaurant in La Plaza Mayor, site of one of the most popular marketplaces until the end of 15th century. They can also enjoy traditional squid sandwiches at a local eatery.
Other activities could include a cooking class given by a master chef at a private, members’ only gastronomy club. They would accompany the chef to the marketplace to purchase the ingredients and return to watch or participate in the preparation of the meal, then “dig in” with a glass of fine Tours could also include a visit to Biarritz, a city that boasts some of the most beautiful coastal villages on the French Basque Coast, with exotic names like Hendaia, Saint Jean de Luz, and Hondarribia.
North and South
For those who would like to sample a little bit of everything that Spain has to offer, Hidden in Spain can design a tour such as A Bit of the North and South. A typical itinerary would begin with accommodations at a 4-Star hotel in the heart of Madrid, close to Plaza del Sol. In addition to guided tours of the city, guests would be treated to a private Flamenco demonstration, led by a local expert in the art, who will explain the dance, its history and the significance of performers’ movements.
Among the activities would be a Pintxos Tour to sample the gastronomic richness of San Sebastian, on the Bay of Biscay. A form of ‘bar hopping,’ guests would go from bar to bar, drinking wine and beer and sampling the different pintxos, the small snacks typically served in these establishments.
On longer tours, they can enjoy a domestic flight to Sevilla and a stay at a quaint 18th century boutique hotel. Guests can delight in an Andalusian horse show in the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.
What makes our tours unique is that we can provide knowledgeable guides at every step of the way. Clients will never feel alone in a strange country, even if they choose to travel independently.