Day one - Transfer from arrival point in Seville to your
charming 4 * hotel. We will enjoy a welcome dinner and a Flamenco
show and have a first glance of this cheerful and lovely city
Day two - Tapas and city tour and cooking class
Today we will immerse in the tapas world as there cannot be
a more flavourful introduction to the lifestyle and cuisine
of Andalucia than choosing from hundreds of different small
tasteful delicacies. We will enjoy a walking tapas tour at
the most authentic bars as we stroll around the Cathedral,
the Giralda (if you wish we can climb the steps inside the
tower for a magnificent view of the city), the Alcazar Palace,
the Casa de Pilatos, a large sixteenth-century mansion where
Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance styles blend harmoniously
amidst exuberant patios and gardens.
Afternoon: Cooking class with dinner. The chef will teach
you how to prepare special Andalusian recipes such as Gazpacho
(depending on season), Andalusian tapas, “pescaito Frito”
( tiny fried fish with vegetables).
Day three - Excursion to Jerez, home of Sherry
Early departure to Jerez and visit to a winery: A guide leads
you through the rows upon rows of casks – many of them
signed by illustrious visitors in the past – explaining
the criadera and solera system used to blend different vintages,
and the difference between the dry finos, amontillados and
olorosos. The tour ends in the "sacristy" –
with a tasting of the various wines, expertly drawn from the
barrel by the “venenciador”, using a cup attached
to a slender rod.
Visit to The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art to
see its show entitled "How the Andalusian Horses Dance"
*, a unique exhibition, one of the best equestrian shows in
the world. An equestrian ballet accompanied by totally Spanish
music and 18th Century style costumes, all put together and
choreographed using movements based upon Classic Dressage,
Doma Vaquera and the daily chores of traditional equestrian
Then we will continue to Sanlucar, half hour driving from
Jerez, to have lunch at a renowned restaurant by the Shore
of Guadalquivir river. You will be able to taste for yourself
that the Sherry of Sanlucar can accompany your appetizer "Tapa"
and then your main course, because fortunately, in Sanlucar
de Barrameda there is a Sherry for every dish!
Back to Seville, rest of the evening for leisure
Day Four - Cooking class and leisure time
Morning free to explore this lovely city on your own.
Afternoon hands-on cooking class with dinner.
Day five - Excursion to olive oil mill, winery and Cordoba
Today we will travel along beautiful landscapes of never-ending
olive groves to visit an old olive mill in Baena, one of the
most important areas of olive oil production in Spain. We
will find out how virgin olive is produced using traditional
methods. After an interesting guided tasting we will then
move on to one of the oldest wineries in Spain, founded in
1729, to see firsthand the entire process which produces one
of the best sweet wines in the world, Pedro Ximenez, king
of the Montilla - Moriles Protected Denomination of Origin.
After a typical lunch at a tavern we will visit Cordoba,
its medieval quarter, once the home of the Jewish community,
a labyrinth of winding, narrow streets, shady flower-filled
courtyards and picturesque squares and of course, we will
visit the superb 8th century Mosque (Mezquita).
Back to Seville. Rest of the evening free
Day six - Last breakfast. Transfer to airport or train station.
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