Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Jerez de la Frontera, Vejer de la Frontera, Ronda and Malaga. Immerse yourself in magic and seduction; exoticism and greatness. the Muslim empire occupied Spain for over 800 years making one of the most cultural significant impacts and shaping the culinary habits in Spain. The new Islamic state in the Peninsula was named Al-Andalus.
Not only eggplant, spinach, sugar cane, rice, apricots and citrics among other products were introduced by the Arabs in the Iberian Peninsula, but also the introduction of irrigation ditches, cisterns and draining systems contributed to expand the existing olive growing. Marinating technique for food preserving and the alcohol distillation were also valuable contributions.
The gastronomic expression of the Islamic civilization is a major indicator of the economical and cultural development of the Arabs who became the artistic, scientific and intellectual elite. They developed the most refined dining experiences up to unimaginable limits and considered gastronomy a successful means of restoring and preserving health at all levels. Arabs upgraded gastronomy to a philosophical and human level. Delight and pleasure while eating were sacred and condiments and spices became essential: saffron, peppermint, cumin, lavender, cardamom, caraway, oregano, ginger, pepper, coriander, clove, nutmeg and so on. Honey and almonds, bread and meal; savor this ancient but fully alive culture while you admire traces of magnificence and unimaginable sceneries. Embark on a hedonist escape across Andalusia.
- A P&T exclusive itinerary crafted by experts native locals fruit of an intensive R&D
- We go the extra mile to offer the most authentic experiences
- One-of-a-kind cultural visits and workshops
- Dive into local cuisine, local wines and local traditions (tapas, tabancos, tabernas)
- Learn the basics about Moorish heritage culture in Andalusia
- Restaurant Noor by Paco Morales, the first and unique focused on Al-Andalus cuisine – part of Bullipedia team –
- 1-Michelin-starred restaurant El Choco by Kisko García
- 2-Michelin-starred restaurant José Carlos García by José Carlos García
- Totally private tour exclusive for you and your party.
- Private transfers
DAY 1 SEVILLE
Upon arrival, private transfer to the hotel. Welcome drink and introduction of the itinerary by your private guide that will help you to understand where you are and where you are going. Classical moorish influenced gourmet paired dinner.
P&T Hotel Selection: Hotel Palacio de Villapanés, Alfonso XIII Luxury Collection, Casa 1800 or Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza.
DAY 2 SEVILLE
Private-guided visit of Seville highlights including the Cathedral, Reales Alcázares and Santa Cruz neighborhood. Gourmet paired lunch in Seville with a more modern-fusion style.
Free afternoon at your own pace to enjoy the city or we can organize any of the following activities:
- Visit to a brave bulls private ranch owned by a member of the Spanish aristocracy (see more details here)
- A flamenco private tour: learn about history of flamenco by the hand of our private flamenco expert, a PhD and professional who manages several renown flamenco artists, can let you in private rehearsals and organize private performances (see more details here)
- Antiques & Boutiques private shopping tour (see more details here)
DAY 3 VEJER DE LA FRONTERA & JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA
Half day visit to the whitewashed stunning village of Vejer de la Frontera facing the Atlantic ocean from a breathtaking hilltop. Combine a tapas tour with a hands-on cooking class or have lunch at the best Spanish fish restaurant (prize awarded at Madrid Fusión 2015).
Arrival to Jerez de la Frontera in the afternoon. In the evening enjoy an exclusive private tabancos tour (learn more here).
P&T Hotel Selection: Hotel Villa Jerez
DAY 4 JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA
Enjoy a private-guided visit to the Cathedral (1264) built on a previous mosque, and then visit the Alcazar, a former Moorish fortress.
Free lunch time. In the afternoon, let's meet a sherry bodega owner to learn not only about sherry wines but also about the origin of the oldest European winemaking tradition brought by Phoenicians 3,000 years ago. It's a totally private and exclusive visit.
Gourmet paired dinner specialized in traditional local specialities and wild fish and seafood.
DAY 5 RONDA - CORDOBA
Early in the morning you will head to Ronda. Enjoy a private-guided visit of the impressive old town and its deep Moorish heritage: the Arab baths, San Sebastián Minaret, Mondragón Palace, Arab wall doors, the mine, Palace of the Arabian King and much more. Paired gourmet lunch in a local traditional restaurant to feel the andalusí flavors or, if you prefer, we can arrange a private winery visit and have lunch within casks and vineyards.
After lunch, way to poetic and discreet Cordoba. Free evening.
P&T Hotel Selection: Hotel Palacio del Bailío, El Balcón de Córdoba
DAY 6 CORDOBA
Private-guided visit of La Mezquita and the Jewish quarter. If we have time we could visit La Casa Andalusí, a 12th-century house furnished with objects from Córdoba's medieval Islamic culture and a Roman mosaic.
Degustation paired menu at a gourmet restaurant with traditional specialities.
Free afternoon. In the evening we suggest a tavern's tour, genuine Cordoba's tapas bars.
DAY 7 CORDOBA - GRANADA
Arrival to Granada and hotel check-in. Degustation Moorish menu for lunch.
6 pm Private conference by an historian about The contribution of Al-Andalus to the science, the agriculture, the gastronomy and the universal literature. Then private visit of the Albaycin quarter.
In the evening, private show-cooking of typical Granada specialties in a carmen, a traditional house with its own garden and patio with views over the Alhambra. We can arrange a private guitar concert if you wish.
P&T Hotel Selection: Hotel Palacio de los Patos, Parador de Granada
DAY 8 GRANADA
You'll leave for the countryside and visit an olive grove with and ancient olive mill, whose cultivation remains and was spread throughout the country by the Moorish. Then, you'll visit a winery where after the wine tasting you will enjoy a fabulous and relaxed paired meal.
Back to Granada for a private-guided visit of the splendorous Alhambra.
Last evening in Granada, farewell dinner at one of the most acclaimed restaurants.
DAY 9 GRANADA - COSTA TROPICAL - MALAGA
In you way to Malaga you will cross the Costa Tropical visiting Almúñecar and its ancient salted fish production facilities from the Phoenician times. Afterwards, you'll stop by a tropical fruits estate, next to the beach. From November to mid May you'll be able to try any type of delicious fruits locally produced. Once in Malaga, relaxed lunch at gourmet restaurant.
Free afternoon or private-guided visit of the city.
In the evening, a guided casual and gourmet tapas tour among the best culinary options. Malaga's cuisine is quickly becoming a popular destination for travelers from all over the world; in fact it hosts a two Michelin starred restaurant combined with a more casual and top tapas eating style.
P&T Hotel Selection: Hotel Posada del Patio Vincci Selección
DAY 10 MALAGA
Private transfer to Malaga International Airport.
We care about your privacy, please let us know what is your perfect balance between free time and activities and we will adjust the program to suit you.
Prices are available upon request since each itinerary is different and adapted to your party details, needs and schedule.
- P&T Hotel Selection (personally curated luxury boutique hotels & 5* GL) at best available rate and personalized stay
- Private expert bilingual local native official guide
- All visits and workshops as listed in the suggested itinerary
- All meals and gastronomic tours specified in the itinerary
- All cooking classes as listed
- Luxury chauffeured-service
- All local taxes
- Personal purchases
- Transfers from/to the airport, to be scheduled and quoted individually