The flavors of Andalusia – Featuring the magical cities of Seville, Córdoba and Granada. Experience firsthand the unique flavors of this famed southern region of Spain on an 7-day journey. Guided by a team of local experts, learn about Spain’s colorful history and modern day society, through its food, history and culture.
Day 1: Arrive in Seville
Arrive in Seville’s San Pablo Airport, where you are met by a local guide. We will then transferred to a mansion that has been converted into an elegant hotel located in the heart of Seville. Free time for check-in and rest (a light lunch can be served at the hotel upon request). Afterwards stretch your legs and take a walking tour around the hotel surroundings. Later that evening join us for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant favorite.
Day 2: Triana Market and Andalusian Cooking Class
After a refreshing night’s rest and delicious breakfast at our hotel, we visit the Triana Market to shop for what we will prepare during our customized, hands-on Andalusian cooking workshop. Then we enjoy the fruit of our labors during lunch with our chef. Then it is off to Seville’s Cathedral, Royal Palace (Alcázar) and the Jewish Quarter (Barrio Santa Cruz). Later that evening join us for a flamenco music and dance show followed by dinner at a local gastobar.
Day 3: Aracena and Tapas Galore
After breakfast we depart by private coach to Aracena to visit to this picturesque, mountainside village and savor their famous cured hams and other local delicacies. Wander the quaint village to raise your appetite for lunch favored by locals. Then we return to Seville for a free afternoon of shopping and exploring. We meet up again in the evening for a tapas and tavern tour to eat, drink and merrily learn more about Seville’s history.
Day 4: Córdoba
We bid Seville farewell and depart for Córdoba. On our way we visit an olive mill and grove and enjoy an oil tasting led by a master olive oil producer. We continue onward to Córdoba, our home for the night. After a tapas lunch, we visit the Jewish quarter and synagogue. That evening dinner will be provided at a local favorite spot, followed by a special visit of the Great Mosque-Cathedral.
Day 5: Granada
After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful city of Córdoba and depart for Granada. After checking into our hotel, we will take a private walking tour to explore this enchanting city. Once we have worked up an appetite we will break for lunch and then move onward for a tour of the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. Enjoy a free evening exploring on your own (with suggestions, of course, from us.)
Day 6: Take a trip to the coastline
Today we enjoy the sun, surf and beach. After breakfast we depart for a day trip to Nerja beach and take part in an exclusive and authentic sardine skewer cooking class, followed by lunch on the beach. Afterwards enjoy the lovely beach before returning to Granada. That evening we take a tapas tour and walk through the Albayzín quarter for views of the Alhambra from Mirador San Nicolás.
Day 7: Farewell Granada
We say adios to Granada, where you will either fly home or continue on this amazing journey with a trip extension to Barcelona. (Please note: Barcelona can be added to the front end of the trip as well.)
For more information regarding an add-on to Barcelona please contact us and we will be happy to assist you!
The cost for this wonderful seven day holiday depends on the number of travelers:
Minimum of 2 travelers: $4800/person, double occupancy
Minimum of 4 travelers: $3500/ person, double occupancy
Minimum of 6 travelers: $3000/person, double occupancy
Minimum of 8 travelers: $2750/person, double occupancy
Solo traveler fee: $600
Our standard tour includes the following:
All airport transfers and in-country transportation in private, non-smoking, deluxe air-conditioned van.
English speaking tour guides
Entrance fees to museums, tastings and cooking classes
Six nights in luxury hotels and quaint inns
All meals- except two light lunches and two dinners
What’s not included:
All alcoholic drinks and beverages
Gratuities and tips
If you aren’t available to join us on one of our planned trips, no worries at all. Please let us help you arrange a memorable travel experience at a time that is convenient for you.