- Arrival in Seville on your own during the morning or by train if you choose the optional extra day in Cordoba.
- Welcome meeting at 5 pm.
- Visit the Maria Luisa Garden and Plaza de España.
- Group dinner at 9 pm at Taberna del Alabardero
Join us on a nature, culinary and cultural tour of the region of Andalusia, one of the most visited and most famous parts of Spain. Whether this is your first tour with us or one of many, we know that you will enjoy being immersed in the culture and beauty of Spain accompanied by our team.
This tour is a balanced blend of nature, culture and our selection of local gastronomy and wine experience. Andalusia is a unique region in Spain so be prepared for a completely new experience. It is an active tour with an average of 5-mile walks every day on an easy terrain, whether in nature or cities.
Andalusia was occupied by the Moors for 800 years and retains its moorish influence in the architecture and food —making it a very unique region of Spain. The only intact Arab palace outside Africa is found in Granada, and the royal gardens in Seville are a marvel to see. It is also, of course, the home of Flamenco. But did you know it also has famous Roman ruins and a stunning coastline? This area is so rich in history, culture, food, and natural beauty that it is a treat for all of the senses.
Our tour of Andalusia is designed to be an active tour, but not a walking tour like the Camino de Santiago routes. It has all the amenities and attentiveness to our clients that you expect from us. We have selected charming places, delicious food, and activities to awaken all your senses.
* The extra first day in Cordoba includes transportation in a high-speed train from Madrid to Cordoba (1 hour and 25 minutes) and from Cordoba to Seville (45 minutes).
We use first-hand experience and expertise to carefully select quality hotels that provide excellent service and comfort. Each hotel has its own unique charm. Below are some of the hotels that we often book:
Your adventure through Andalusia will begin with arrival to Seville’s Airport. Set off for the dazzling center of Seville for check-in to your 18th century palace turned chic five-star hotel. This evening you will celebrate the start of your encounter with an elegant dinner of modern Andalusia cuisine at one of the city’s most refined eateries.
Discover the scenic neighborhoods and spirited atmosphere of Seville’s UNESCO designated historic core during a private walking tour. Your local expert will lead you through such defining sites as the 15th century Seville cathedral, burial site of explorer Christopher Columbus and admired for its Gothic and Renaissance architecture.
Visit the city's crown jewel, the Alcazar palace, with its sprawling gardens and sumptuous interiors combining Moorish and Renaissance flourishes, before enjoying free time to dine at one of the city’s many bustling eateries or continue exploring independently. At night experience authentic Andalusia Flamenco during a special performance and dinner.
The Natural Park La Breña and Marismas del Barbate is the smallest Natural Park, but this is not an impediment for us to find a great diversity of landscapes and unique elements, splendid contrasts between the marsh, the cliffs and the Atlantic.
The cliff is shaped like the most impressive image of the space, with more than one hundred meters of height and crowned by a dense mass of pines. In these coasts are located the towers battlements, built in the sixteenth century for the surveillance of the coast of Cadiz in the face of pirate attacks.
Numerous birds find their shelter and resting on the cliffs and in the marshes, of which we can highlight the egrets, which form here one of the only colonies or roosts on cliffs. The peregrine falcon is also one of the visitors of these landscapes, as well as a multitude of small marsh birds.
In the spring and summer months, many tunas are crossing the Strait of Gibraltar towards the Mediterranean. The Romans already fished these tuna with very special nets, the trap net.
Barbate and Vejer are the two towns most related to the Natural Park. The first, on the banks of the Atlantic and the Barbate river, is located between the marsh and the cliff. The origins go back to the Paleolithic, with various Phoenician, Roman and Arab settlements. Vejer de la Frontera, declared Historical Monumental Site, is located in the northern part of the Park, vigilant on its promontory over the Barbate River and border with the region of La Janda.
The Ministry of Environment has made available to visitors a series of trails, viewpoints and recreational areas to enjoy a good day in the field. Several mountains, Dunes of Barbate and Breñas Alta and Baja, next to the marsh formed by the river Barbate at its mouth, make up this peculiar Cadiz protected space. It was declared in 1989 by the Junta de Andalucía, initially with 3,261 hectares, and later expanded to 5,077 with the inclusion of marshlands. In its limits we can find sea beds, cliffs 100 meters high, marshes, dune systems and beaches, as well as large pine forests with abundant scrub.
Baelo Claudia is one of Andalusia's most significant and well-preserved Roman archeological sites. The extensive ruins are situated on the Costa de la Luz, some 15 km north of Tarifa, by the small town of Bolonia and its beautiful beach.
The site's important history rests on the former city having been a strategic point for trade routes between Europe and North Africa; the Straits of Gibraltar are just 14 km wide at their narrowest point, and Baelo Claudia profited from this proximity. The remains of the impressive temple, Forum, basilica, baths, aqueduct, and large fish-salting factory in particular, can all be seen today, giving an insight into the former glory of the city.
Enjoy an incredible adventure and learn about the Whales and Dolphins that lives around The Strait of Gibraltar. The price depends on how long and far you want to go and how many people comes aboard.
Delight in the signature whitewashed architecture and enchanting period charm of the region’s most tucked-away towns, including Arcos de la Frontera, before traveling to the dramatic city of Ronda, immortalized by writer Ernest Hemingway.
Suspended above the imposing El Tajo gorge, admire the city’s impressive network of bridges, the Puente Nuevo, Puente Viejo and Puente Romano, while falling in love with the romance of Ronda’s oldest quarter, La Ciudad. Stop to savor lunch at an atmospheric eatery frequented by generations of Spain’s most esteemed bullfighters, before visiting Ronda’s grand Plaza de Toros, the country’s oldest bullring.
With the help of your private guide, you will embark on an intriguing exploration of Granada, beginning with reserved entrance to the city’s magnificent 9th century palace of the Alhambra.
Discover the oldest section of the complex, the Alcazaba fortress, before exploring the wondrous Nasrid palaces and courtyards with their elaborately designed coffered ceilings, carved stucco, brilliant mosaics, and intricate arabesque and geometric patterns. Your visit of the Alhambra will culminate with a tour of the serene palace and courtyards of the Generalife, before traversing the site’s lush gardens adorned with citrus trees, complex water features and colorful flowerbeds.
El Caminito de Rey hike is spectacular all way long: from the Count of Guadalhorce Reservoir to its end at El Chorro Dam. Placed in unique natural surroundings, the path stretches between two gorgeous canyons and a large valley, along pathways or boardwalks. The route is linear, not circular, and it goes in one direction, downwards from the north to the south. Its beginning is in the Town of Ardales and the end in Álora.
Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world with close to three thousand years of history. The Phoenicians originally founded a commercial center here in early 7C BC, which they named Malaca. The name is most probably derived from the word Malac, to salt. The Greeks and Carthaginians were briefly present and further established Malaca as a trading post.
In 3C BC the Romans conquered the city and a created a colony that was federated to Rome until AD81, whereupon it attained the status of a Roman municipality. The city was renamed Flavia Malacita and quickly grew in importance, with the port used to export oil, raisins, wine and salted fish and meat. Malaga’s port and the Roman amphitheater were constructed during this time.
Breakfast and departure from Malaga airport or train station.