Traditional Andalucia

The Trip

Andalucia is a bastion of traditional food–tapas, Sherry, goat's milk cheeses, olive oil, tuna, and jamón ibérico. Visit artisan producers, learn about Sherry, and spend three days in traditional white Andalusian villages.

6 days / 5 nights

Trip starts in Sevilla and ends in Vejer

2 nights Sevilla; 1 night Ronda; 2 nights Vejer de la Frontera

Highlights

  • Private flamenco guitarist
  • Tapas tours
  • In-depth Sherry tasting
  • Artisan makers in the mountains near Ronda
  • Pueblos blancos: Ronda & Vejer
  • Specialized tuna restaurants
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Interesting

The ancient practice of almadraba tuna fishing takes place in the spring and you can see the tuna brought in.

Some excellent organic wines are produced in the mountains outside of Ronda.

Itinerary

Traditional Andalucia

Day 1 – Arrive in Sevilla. Private guided walking tour through historic Sevilla and its charming labyrinthine streets. Visit the Alcázar, a Moorish-built palace, and the Gothic cathedral – the third-largest church in the world. 

Evening tapas tour. Sample authentic traditional tapas, accompanied by wine and beer. Here's your chance to discover the Sevilla tapas bars and to get up close with the world of Spain’s traditional flamenco music. Meet a local flamenco guitarist who will demonstrate the complex rhythms and structure of flamenco. A true insider’s glimpse into the normally inaccessible world of flamenco.

Day 2 – Travel to Jerez de la Frontera to taste sherry–the most underrated fine wine in the world. Lunch in Sanlúcar de Barrameda–one of the best places in Spain for fine seafood. Back in historic Sevilla, enjoy dinner on your own, and perhaps a glass of wine in Sevilla’s oldest bar. You may want to enjoy a flamenco performance in one of Sevilla’s flamenco performance centers. Option to attend a performance of the world-famous Andalucían “dancing stallions”, at the Royal Andalucían School of Equestrian Art in Jerez.

Day 3 – Travel to Ronda, a lovely white village set in the mountains, visiting a cheese maker, an olive oil farm and a winery on the way. In Ronda see the dramatic gorge, the historic bull ring and the beautiful old town. Tranquil luxury boutique hotel in the hills outside of Ronda. Enjoy a traditional home-cooked dinner in the hotel.

Day 4 – Visit a boutique winery and enjoy lunch in a winery. Go on to Vejer de la Frontera, the picturesque pueblo blanco of Moorish origin near the Atlantic coast. Tapas tour – southern Andalusian specialties.

Day 5 – Spend the day on the Atlantic coast. Barbate is where the tuna is caught almadraba style, a method inherited from the Moors, whereby nets are stretched across the sea at this narrow to capture the tuna migrating from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. Lunch of fresh and cured locally caught tuna dishes in a traditional  restaurant. Hike through the Breña Park pine forest before dropping down to the most beautiful beach in Andalucia, with impressive Roman ruins and silky sand dunes. The views from the coast here are spectacular–on clear days you can gaze across at Africa! Enchanted evening in the white village. 

Day 6 – Private transfer to the Cádiz train station for the train to Madrid, or to the Sevilla airport for a flight to Madrid or Barcelona for your onward journey.


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Customize this trip to match your interests and dates. We can add days and activities, or swap out those tours that interest you less. Call us to talk about your interests.

Extend Your Journey

Add days in Sevilla to further explore the culture and cuisine.

From Ronda: Spend two days in Granada visiting the Alhambra and the gypsy flamenco caves.

Relax in  Málaga on the Mediterranean, where the tapas and wine are excellent, and the museums astounding: Picasso Museum, Thyssen Museum, Pompedeu, Botanic Gardens.