About Me

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Hi! Gracias for your interest in my tours.

My name is Daria Gushchenkova.

I believe that we travel the world to satisfy our craving for that special local experience – to see and feel the authentic way of life that locals lead (and even their.. sometimes crazy.. traditions!). I know that’s what I am all about…



My obsession with Spain started a long time ago. At the age of 22 I started learning Spanish and vacationed in Spain whenever I could afford it.

Before moving to Spain, I lived here and there: Siberia, Kuril Islands, Moscow and San Francisco, CA. Then in 2010 I got married to a Valencian boy and moved to Valencia… On the occasions when my family and friends came to visit, I would always be so thrilled to take them to the hidden gems I had discovered, both in Valencia and outside!

So I have created Delicious Valencia Food Tours to be able to share the vibrant and diverse Spanish culture & the amazing regional food with people who seek authentic experiences!



I carefully prepared and started running an off-the-beaten-path tapas & wine tour in July 2016. Luckily I have been getting great feedback, so I am currently working on developing more food experiences in Valencia.

Whenever I get a chance to visit other parts of Spain, I like to take the opportunity to tour local farms, markets and food factories – to advance my knowledge about the best Spanish products, such as Iberian ham, cheese, olive oil, wine and so much more. I have also completed a wine tasting course (Level 1) by the local wine authority – Denomination of Origin Valencia.

I have majored in Linguistics and I am about to get my masters degree in Tourism at a Spanish University.




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