HISTORY & TRADITIONS
This extended 6-day tour takes you to the heart of Spanish culture and cuisine with a journey through some of the country’s most iconic southern cities. In this culturally rich tour, you’ll get to know some of the most important traditions of the region, from tapas tours to sherry tastings and an Andalusian horse show. There will be no shortage of art and architecture as you explore the beautiful structures of the Alhambra, the art of Greco, and the iconic white villages of the south. You’ll get to escape to the Medieval city of Toledo, famous for its swords and immerse yourself in Madrid’s capital city culture and to learn about the famous tapas culture.
SEVILLE URBAN ESCAPE
Today you’ll spend the day in beautiful Sevilla, focused on the beauty of its art and architecture. On your guided tour, you’ll get to explore the city’s cultural highlights, such as the stately Plaza España, the royal palace with its stately gardens, and the grand Gothic style cathedral. You’ll also see the city’s more modern edge, perhaps taking in the view atop the playful “setas,” the Metropol Parasol.
JEREZ DAY TRIP
Today we spend the day exploring the traditions of Jerez. We begin with a visit to a local sherry producer, where you’ll get to know all about how these specially aged wines are made. From the process to the final tasting, you’ll leave an expert on this invaluable piece of Jerez culture. We’ll follow up the experience with a visit to the historic Royal Equestrian School to see one of the region’s famous horse show.
EXCURSION TO THE WHITE VILLAGES
This day is dedicated to exploring the charms of the south. We’ll begin our day with a visit a family run olive mill, where you’ll learn all about the local olive oil, how it’s made, and of course enjoy a tasting. From there, we’ll travel on to the stunning cliffside villages surrounding Ronda. Filled with quaint corners and picturesque countryside views, you’ll get to explore these small towns, stopping in the local shops and trying the local cuisine. You’ll be spending the night in the city of Ronda, one of the oldest in all of Spain.
GRANADA AND ALHAMBRA
Today we’ll be arriving to the beautiful mountaintop town of Granada where you’ll begin your day a tour of the famous Alhambra palace. There you’ll learn its fascinating history, before exploring the city itself. You’ll have the chance to see other local landmarks, experience the cuisine, and perhaps even a flamenco show in one of its famous caves.
TOUR OF MEDIEVAL TOLEDO
Today we’ll explore the ancient city of Toledo, just a short train ride from Madrid. There we’ll have a tour of the city exploring the different cultures, religions, and dynasties that have left their stamp on this unique Unesco World Heritage site. Stops on the tour includes a walk through the old Jewish quarter, a visit to the Museo del Greco, the local fortress known as the Alcázar, and the famed Arabic bridge, the Puerta de Bisagra. You will also have the chance to try the region’s famous and delectable suckling pig before retiring to your room in Toledo for the night.
MADRID HISTORY AND TAPAS TOUR
On your final day of the tour, you’ll spend the day in Madrid. There, you’ll have the chance to learn about its history and culture through a walking tour, wandering the city’s charming streets and seeing the sights, like the Plaza de Mayor, the Royal Palace, and Retiro Park. You’ll cap off your stay with a final tapas experience, learning about and indulging in the best of Spanish cuisine.