Andalusia: Malaga, Cadiz, Seville – March 1st – 8th, 2020 Sample Itinerary
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Savour the tastes and sensual pleasure of ancient and modern Andalucia on a journey linking three vibrant cities, each with a very different story.
We start in the city where Picasso was born. Malaga, an exciting cultural reference point since its recent reinvention with a vibrant foodie scene to go with it.
We climb up into the hills of Malaga to understand this region’s Premium wine and its winemakers, visiting bodegas from the likes of heroic viticultor, Lauren Rosillo at Sedella and Friedrich Schatz, the Swiss former flower seller, one of the champions responsible for the Sierra de Malaga’s comeback in producing premium non-fortified wines.
Beyond the famous Andalusian white villages, we travel to the southern tip of Spain where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean to Western Europe’s oldest city, Cadiz. The gateway to the Americas when Columbus set sail and returned with new riches for the palate. We savour all its culinary heritage, fresh fish, fortified wines and everything in between.
Long lunches, lazy dinners and engaging local flavour – its people and its cuisine. On to Seville for our last night Michelin star extravaganza and raise a glass to this land of contrasting cultural heritage.
Some highlights from the tour:
Visit to the Picasso Museum in Malaga
Tapas and wine tasting in Malaga
Lunch and tasting at Finca el Rosalejo, summer home to the Duke and Duchess of Ahumada
Taster menu at the Casino de Cadiz
A tour of Cadiz and its seafaring legacy
Visit to Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Seville behind-the-scenes tour
Michelin star dinner at Seville’s Abantal restaurant
Spain has always had a strong attraction for Joanna. While she was studying in Andalusia, she was drawn to flamenco and this in turn led her to explore the Spanish way of life. After working in television in the U.K., she travelled extensively for two years’ in Asia and Latin America where she always sought the hidden treasures.
She eventually moved to Spain in 1999 to produce programmes for the TV lifestyle channel “Canal Estilo”. Joanna then went on to work on the launch of Fox Entertainment & National Geographic Channel in Spain and Portugal. In 2004 she set up Insider’s Madrid providing tailored tours of the capital and the cities around it for families and private groups and subsequently offering behind-the-scenes travel experiences through her pan-Spanish company Corazón Travel.
What’s Included & Extensions:
2 nights at the Hotel Vincci Posada del Patio, Malaga
1 night at the Parador, Ronda
3 nights at Hotel Casa de las Cuatro Torres, Cadiz
1 night at Hospes Casa del Rey de Baeza, Seville
Private transport by luxury coach
English speaking guides
Breakfast daily; 6 lunches, 7 dinners
Entrances and activities as specified
All winery visits
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