The Splendor of Andalucia Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival, check in,  Walking tour, dinner

Day 2: Seville Monument tour, Flamenco  evening Tapas tour

Day 3: Jerez Sherry tasting, horse how, Lunch.

Day 4: Cooking class in the a farm, Lunch.

Day 5White washed villages, Lunch, Cheese tasting, oilve oil mill 

Day 6Day trip to Cordoba, Lunch.

Day 7: Departure 

Day 1: Arrival, 

Arrive  to Seville by an international flight or by train from Madrid. The ride from the train station to the hotel is short and inexpensive, check in, unpack and relax before gathering at 5:00 pm for a walking tour. We’ll be walking in Barrio Santa Cruz, the charming old Jewish quarter of Seville, with its narrow streets, whitewashed houses, enchanting flowered balconies, and hidden squares shaded by flowering orange trees guiding the way.

Group dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2 - Discover Seville monuments 

This morning we’ll go on a walking tour in the historical center of Seville with famous landmarks like the magnificent 15th century ancient Gothic cathedral and the impressive Royal alcazar -- a Moorish fortress now a residence for Spanish kings. This beautiful palace is one of the oldest royal residences in Europe still in use.

After the guided tour we’ll return to the hotel for some siesta before heading out for a Spanish style evening: Flamenco and tapas. Flamenco is a tradition that gets close to the heart of Spain, with its throbbing guitars, stamping heels and proud passionate gestures. After the show our tour guide will lead us to local tapas bars. There are more than 3000 tapas bars in Seville. We’ll walk through the maze of Seville’s narrow streets to the traditional tapas bars frequented by locals.

Day 3: Jerez, Sherry tasting, horse show, Cadiz, Lunch 

After breakfast we will be driving to Jerez, famous for the sherry and the royal Andalusian school of equestrian arts, which has the best breed of horses in Europe. Like the one in Vienna, the royalAndalusian school is well known for its horse show, an equestrian ballet accompanied by Spanish music and 18th century style costumes. We’ll visit a private Sherry bodega where you will learn about the process and get to taste different kinds of Sherry. After watching the horse show we will drive to explore the port town of Cadiz, And have lunch. After some free time to explore we’ll return to Seville and you will have the evening to yourself.

Day 4: Cooking class in the mountains

This morning we will be driving to Sierra de Aracena mountains for a memorable day in a farm, where we will have a cooking class with a family.

In the afternoon we’ll return to Seville for an evening at leisure.

Day 5: Day trip to the white washed villages, cheese tasting, Olive oil mill

The white washed villages of Andalusia, or pueblos Blancos, are stunning towns perched on cliffs. The white provides a dazzling contrast to the brightly colored flowers which fill the streets and the ochres of their rocky mountain perches. We will visit Grazalema,  one of the classic ‘white villages' with immaculately kept whitewashed houses with windows covered by wrought-iron rejas and plant pots spilling over with flowers,. It's as pretty as a postcard and its setting, in the heart of the Grazalema National Park, is dramatic. What could be a better place to taste fine cheese than in the mountains and this is exactly what we are going to do and also enjoy lunch in this beautiful national park. After lunch we will visit another spectacular white town, Zahara de la sierra which is located on the slopes of the Grazalema mountains with the azure-blue waters of the vast lake below, its Moorish castle perched on a craggy outcrop at the very top. Our final stop today will be at a traditional working olive mill that produces high quality cold pressed olive oil. After a long day we'll return to Seville. 

Free evening

Day 6: Day trip to Cordoba

Today we venture to Cordoba. As impressive and surprising Cordoba presents itself to today's visitor, it remains as impressive and surprising as it was in the past past. Not many know that in the 11th century it was one of the most important capitals in Europe. The medieval city, famed for the peaceful and prosperous coexistence of its three religious cultures (Islam, Judaism and Christianity), Cordoba is also an illustration of the cultural history of the Iberian Peninsula.

 Cordoba today offers a cultural depth and intensity. Its artistic and historical treasures begin with the Mezquita cathedral (Mosque - cathedral) and continue through the winding white washed streets of the Juderia (the medieval Jewish quarter), the jasmine geranium, orange blossom filled patios, renaissance palaces, two dozen churches, and convents and hermitages built by Moorish artisans directly over former mosques.

Free evening in Seville.

 Day 7: Departure

Head home or extend your stay.

The tour includes:

6 nights accommodations
All breakfasts
5 lunches
2 Dinners
Cooking class
Sherry tasting
Tapas tour
Olive oil tasting
Cheese tasting
Jamon iberico tasting
Flamenco show
Private tour guide
Transportation during day trips 

The tour does not include

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Anything not mentioned in the program 

 

This program can be organized for private groups year round. Contact us!

Price per person in a double room: $3450.00    

 

Single supplement: $600.00

Group dates 2019

May 20 - May 26

Sep 29 - Oct 5

Oct 20 - Oct 26 

Terms and Condition For This Tour:

A deposit of $500.00 per person is required at time of booking to guarantee the space on the tour. 
Balance of the full amount is due 90 days prior the first day of the tour.

Adjustments will be made for unpaid balances should the value of the Euro fluctuation.

Cancellation

 Your deposit is refundable within the first 30 days of your deposit, so long as you have booked more than 180 days before the start date of the tour. If you book within 180 days of the start date of the tour, your deposit is immediately non-refundable. 90 days or less before the start date of the tour, the tour is no longer refundable unless we are able to re book another participant for the date/tour you are booked on.

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