Elias Gonzalez

Have you ever been on holiday and felt you didn't get to experience the real essence of the country? You spent so much time on organised trips to the main tourist hotspots that the authentic culture passed you by?

I'm here to change that. As the "Eat Northern Spain" founder I will designed for you a bespoke holiday around your interests. Crafted from the finest ingredients (exceptional lodgings, incomparable insider access, stellar food and wine), Eat Northern Spain trips combine foodie experiences with unparalleled cultural immersion in one of Spain's greatest destinations.
Northern Spain, in particular the areas of Cantabria, Asturias, Galicia and Castilla y León, have so much to offer, I want to share them with you. As a native of the area, it has been my home for almost 40 years, so who better to show you around?
I want to help you discover the real country as the locals live it.
Tailored to your interest, I will take you on a private tour. Providing a full concierge service, I will pick you up from the airport, arrange your itinerary, and provide all transport and accommodation.
I shall be your guide, your interpreter, your friend.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I'm a travel specialist in Bespoke Escorted Food & Wine Holidays in Northern Spain, from Basque Country to Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León and Spain's world famous wine regions Rioja & Ribera del Duero.

I have designed more than 50 full-day tours to choose from and they are exclusively arranged by “Eat Northern Spain” customers . Every full-day tour has 3 different experiences: a food/wine related experience + a sightseeing/cultural activity + a unique accommodation.

My customers can mix & match any of the 50 full-day tours to enjoy fine-dining meals, private cooking classes, tapas bar crawls, visits to markets, food producers or wineries and many more… All combined with luxury stays in castles by the beach, 16th century abbeys surrounded by vineyards or boutique hotels at the mountains of Picos de Europa National Park… I’ve personally selected all places and experiences to guarantee the best quality of the products we offer.

Please feel free to browse our ready-to-book short breaks of 3-4 days HERE. Customers can combine any of these tours or modify them to create a bespoke tour tailored around their interests. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"My love for authentic food has led me to travel to Europe, America, Asia and Africa in search of gastronomic experiences ranging from Michelin starred restaurants to vibrant local markets.
But there was a problem. Because I didn’t speak the language well, I was afraid of going in to local restaurants and bars because I was unsure of what to order and I didn’t want to be taken advantage of.
I found myself having to find local guides to help me discover what I was looking for, and that’s what sparked the idea behind Eat Northern Spain.

Northern Spain, in particular the areas of Cantabria, Asturias, Galicia and Castilla y León, have so much to offer, I want to share them with you. As a native of the area, it has been my home for almost 40 years, so who better to show you around?

I want to help you discover the real country as the locals live it.

Tailored to your interest, I will take you on a private tour. Providing a full concierge service, I will pick you up from the airport, arrange your itinerary, and provide all transport and accommodation.

I shall be your guide, your interpreter, your friend."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My most memorable travel experience would be Kenya. From the spectacular plains of Amboseli, to the magic beauty of Mount Kenia and the breath-taking experience of being part of the Great Migration in Masai Mara. I stayed in eco-lodges in private reserves so I had the chance to meet real Masai people working in their natural environment and to make it even better I proposed to my wife during a hot-air-balloon ride overlooking the Great Migration and the Mara river. "