Discover Andalusian Delicacies private tour
07 days/06 nights, Seville/Cordova
2019 depart: year round
Cost from: $4683 pp twin share 4 persons minimum
Single supplement on request.
Special rates for more participants
day 01 Seville- Arrival
Check -in at your charming 4* hotel, housed in an old palace in the heart of Seville. Meet our local English-speaking guide for a walking tour, visiting main monuments.This will be combined with a tapas itinerary along the historic centre, especially the Santa Cruz quarter, a labyrinth of narrow winding streets, just behind the impressive Giralda and Cathedral.
day 02 Seville
Today is cookery day. First, visit with our instructor chef a colorful food market in the hustle and bustle of the start of the day. From there it’s on to your private cooking class. You’ll be rolling up your sleeves and actually help to cook a whole meal featuring Andalusian specialties. Once the cooking is done, enjoy a delicious meal in a laid back atmosphere, there’s no hurry. The evening is free for you to enjoy Seville on your own.
day 03 Aracena Natural Park
Today you will visit the beautiful Aracena Natural Park, just over an hour’s drive from Seville, the land of world-famous Ibérico ham. You will learn how this extraordinary ham is elaborated on a private visit to an artisan Ibérico ham producer, followed by a tasting of the house Ibérico ham and charcuterie. Walk through a beautiful family-run Ibérico farm to spot Ibérico pigs roaming free in their natural habitat, the Dehesa landscape, a magnificent evergreen oak forest. Enjoy a delicious home-made lunch in the farmhouse, featuring Ibérico products and seasonal organic products. Back to Seville and enjoy your evening at leisure.
day 04 Jerez & Sherry wine
The excursion of the day is to Jerez de la Frontera, one hour drive from Seville. Here is where the Palomino grape, the albariza soil, the local climate, and the distinctive “criaderas & soleras” system produce an amazing variety of Sherry wines. You’ll be visiting a traditional cellar for an insightful look into the history and process of elaboration of these truly special wines, followed by a tutored tasting. Then, indulgence yourself with a delicious lunch at one of the best restaurants in town.
day 05 Cordova
Transfer from Seville to Cordova. Check-in at a charming 4* hotel in the historical centre of Cordova. In the afternoon, our guide will pick you up for a guided walking tour through the old town. You will be amazed by Cordova’s walls, narrow winding streets, beautiful patios and hidden tiny squares, not to mention the breath taking Mosque! Tonight’s dinner will be served at a great local restaurant in Cordova.
day 06 Olive Oil day
It’s Olive Oil day, visiting the area of Baena. In just one hour drive from Cordova you will reach Zuheros, a hilltop white washed village with wonderful views of the Subbética Natural Park. You will visit a prestigious olive oil producer in the area, his olive groves and almazara (olive oil mill), where you will learn how Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils are elaborated, and how to taste them! From there to Priego de Cordoba, another white charming small town where you will enjoy a lunch with an authentic taste of Andalusian home cooking.The setting is an old olive oil mill now housing a wonderful rustic restaurant, where the friendly chef and owner will certainly make you feel at home. After lunch, it’s back to Cordova, where you’ll have some free time to rest, maybe do some shopping or take an evening stroll.
day 07 Cordova – Departure
Enjoy your last breakfast in Cordova before getting back home or continuing your trip through Spain independently.
Inclusions: 6 nights’ accommodation in charming 4-star hotels with excellent location, breakfast daily, local English-speaking expert guides, private chauffeured transportation as per the itinerary, 4 Lunches (one following the cooking class) accompanied with fine Spanish wines, private cooking class, 2 Dinners, (one a Tapas tour) accompanied with fine Spanish wines, 1 Hands-on cooking class in Seville and dossier with recipes, culinary and cultural visits and activities as per the itinerary, gourmet gift, all local taxes, our suggestions of additional local restaurants and activities.
Note: Airport transfers available on request