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A Taste of Spain in Historic Andalusia

(A Cultural and Culinary Tango of Southern Spain Including Málaga and Seville)

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$3,998 USD *
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)
* Plus taxes. Tours sold on an availability basis.
8 days | 7 nights

Mediterranean Cultural and Culinary
Traditions along the Pueblos Blancos

Witness how locally grown and sustainable products are transformed into a cultural tango of meats, wine and fresh produce. The inland Pueblos Blancos (white towns) provide a sunny taste of Spain in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Provinces of Málaga and Seville . The culinary traditions of southern Spain are as diverse as its landscape, from fantastic fish and seafood on the coast to delicious sausages, stews and game dishes inland. Eating is a way of life in Spain, and the Pueblos Blancos are literally food obsessed. Mealtimes are relaxed, social occasions, allowing plenty of time for experiencing the fantastic flavors of the Mediterranean. Spain is famous for its Rioja wine, a full-bodied red wine served slightly chilled. Southern Spain is also famous for its sherries, the most famous being Jerez from Andalusia. Your culinary vacation package includes round-trip Málaga airport transfers, welcome reception, boutique accommodations, delicious meals served with house wine, foodie tours, hands-on cooking classes, wine and olive oil tastings and market shopping with your host chef. Some meals will be at the hotel or local restaurants, while others may accompany your cooking classes. You will even enjoy a free day in Seville, Andalusia's largest city, to explore at the end of your hosted tour.

A Taste of Spain in Historic Andalusia

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VACATION HIGHLIGHTS
Please note: Our tours are designed with flexible itineraries to accommodate seasonality and desired dates of travel.
3 Nights 4-Star Boutique Hotel in Málaga
4 Nights 4-Star Boutique Hotel in Seville
Airport Transfers in Málaga and Seville
Host Guide for all Scheduled Tour Activities
Andalusian Breakfast Each Morning
Welcome Dinner Upon Arrival in Málaga
Farewell Dinner in Seville
Spanish Paella Cooking Class with Lunch
Spanish Tapas Cooking Class with Lunch
Guided Cadiz Tapas Food Tour w/Tastings
Guided Tour of Ronda and White Villages
Cheese Making Experience with Tastings
Ham Curing Experience with Tastings
Wine & Vineyard Tours with Tastings
Olive Mill Tour with Tastings
Brandy & Sherry Production Tour & Lunch
While our tours are designed as soft adventure experiences, walking, climbing stairs, and in rare cases mild hiking may be required. If you have mobility issues, you should speak with one of our culinary travel specialists to determine if this tour is appropriate for your situation.
AVAILABLE DATES
Available dates in May, September and October. This tour starts on Sunday and ends on Sunday. (Please note that groups of 4 or more can request other dates between March and November based on availability).
SAMPLE ITINERARY
Please note: Actual itineraries are subject to change due to seasonality.
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Day 1
Málaga Airport Pick-up and Transfers | Welcome Dinner Your excursion into the land of Andalusia is a full-immersion culinary adventure designed to create memories that will last a lifetime. All tours run eight days and seven nights with arrival on Sundays and departure on Sundays on scheduled departures throughout the season. Upon arrival at the Málaga Airport, you will be greeted by your driver and transferred to your boutique hotel that you will call home for the first three nights. After a quick orientation of the city, the rest of the day is free to relax. In the evening, your group will visit a traditional Spanish restaurant to enjoy a meal, meet other guests, and then transferred back to the hotel.
Day 2
Morning Breakfast Buffet Each morning, relax and enjoy a full Andalusian buffet breakfast to energize you for the adventures ahead. Savor fresh fruits, yogurts, breads and pastries, as well as cooked items. If long, leisurely breakfasts aren't your thing, grab a quick bite and take a morning walk through the historic streets.
Ronda Village Visit | While Villages of Andalusia | Cheese Making at the Bodega After breakfast, the group will travel north into the Sierra Grazalema to see the preparation of two of the basic ingredients of Iberian cuisine – cured cheese and wine. First there will be a stop in Ronda to take some photos of this beautiful town perched on a gorge. From there you will travel to see one of the famous White Villages of Andalucia. In Grazelma you will visit an artisanal cheese bodega. There will be instruction in how the cheese is prepared, a visit to the goat pastures, and a chance for the group to make their own cheese, with instructions on how to complete the process.
Wine Tour with Tapas Lunch in the town (on your own) will be followed by a visit to the vineyard of Cortijo Los Aguilares. There will be a walking tour of the vineyards and then the bodega to follow the whole process, and a wine and tapas tasting service to finish, with each wine paired with a local tapa. From here, the group will return to Málaga in the evening.
Day 3
Morning Breakfast Buffet Each morning, relax and enjoy a full Andalusian buffet breakfast to energize you for the adventures ahead. Savor fresh fruits, yogurts, breads and pastries, as well as cooked items. If long, leisurely breakfasts aren't your thing, grab a quick bite and take a morning walk through the historic streets.
Spanish Paella Cooking Class with Lunch | Vineyard & Wine Tour After breakfast there will be a cooking class in Malaga, with the chance to try out the preparation of a typical Spanish Paella. After the paella is completed, the second half of the process will be to sit down and enjoy the food you prepared with a glass of wine. In the afternoon, the group will visit an artisanal vineyard in the mountains overlooking Málaga Velez, with views of the sea. There will be a guided tour with wine tasting to finish. The group returns to Málaga in the evening.
Day 4
Morning Breakfast Buffet Each morning, relax and enjoy a full Andalusian buffet breakfast to energize you for the adventures ahead. Savor fresh fruits, yogurts, breads and pastries, as well as cooked items. If long, leisurely breakfasts aren't your thing, grab a quick bite and take a morning walk through the historic streets.
High-Speed Train to Seville | Tapas Cooking Class with Lunch After Breakfast, the group will travel to Málaga Maria Zambrano to catch the high-speed AVE train to Seville (journey 2 hours). On arrival you will transfer to the hotel for check in. In the afternoon you will travel to the centre of Seville to enjoy your second cooking class, with the chance to make some typical Andalusian tapas. You will have the opportunity to make four different types, and afterwards to enjoy them as a tapas lunch before the group is transferred back to the hotel.
Day 5
Morning Breakfast Buffet Each morning, relax and enjoy a full Andalusian buffet breakfast to energize you for the adventures ahead. Savor fresh fruits, yogurts, breads and pastries, as well as cooked items. If long, leisurely breakfasts aren't your thing, grab a quick bite and take a morning walk through the historic streets.
Cured Ham Bodega Tour | Olive Mill Tour After Breakfast, the group will travel into the Sierra Aracena (1-hour journey) to visit the Cinco Jotas Bodega de Jamon (a ham bodega). The visit comes in three parts. Firstly, the group will travel to the pastures where the pigs are cultivated, and the guide will explain how to differentiate a 100% Iberian pig from the more common breeds. From here, you will travel back to the bodega and visit the drying rooms where you will witness the artisanal process. This is a very hands-on experience. Finally, the guests will be able to sample the ham, see how it is properly sliced, as well as pairing each cured ham with a local wine. In the afternoon, the group will travel cross-country to a traditional Olive Oil Mill to see the process of turning the olives into olive oil, followed with tastings. The group is then returned to Seville where the evening belongs to you.
Day 6
Morning Breakfast Buffet Each morning, relax and enjoy a full Andalusian buffet breakfast to energize you for the adventures ahead. Savor fresh fruits, yogurts, breads and pastries, as well as cooked items. If long, leisurely breakfasts aren't your thing, grab a quick bite and take a morning walk through the historic streets.
Brandy & Sherry Tour with Lunch | Tapas Tour After breakfast, the group will travel to Jerez de la Frontera, to visit the Bodega Fundador. There will be a guided tour of the bodega, and an explanation of the processes involved in making brandy and sherry, and a tasting opportunity afterwards. Lunch will take place in the Bodega with a pairing of wines with each course. In the afternoon the group will travel to Cadiz (30-minute journey) for a walking Tapas tour of the town with a local guide, stopping in three bars to try a typical tapa while the guide explains a little of the history of this important town and its traditional cuisine, before returning to Seville. In the evening there will be a final meal for the group in a local restaurant.
Day 7
Morning Breakfast Buffet Each morning, relax and enjoy a full Andalusian buffet breakfast to energize you for the adventures ahead. Savor fresh fruits, yogurts, breads and pastries, as well as cooked items. If long, leisurely breakfasts aren't your thing, grab a quick bite and take a morning walk through the historic streets.
Free Day to Explore Seville After breakfast you will have a full day to explore Seville on your own. Seville is the capital and largest city of the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville. The city is known for its rich history, stunning architecture and authentic culture that includes plenty of tapas tasting and Flamenco dancing. You won't want to miss Alcazar (Royal Palace of Seville), the Seville Cathedral and La Giralda, Plaza de España, or Metropol Parasol (Mushrooms of Seville)…just to name a few.
Day 8
Morning Breakfast Buffet Each morning, relax and enjoy a full Andalusian buffet breakfast to energize you for the adventures ahead. Savor fresh fruits, yogurts, breads and pastries, as well as cooked items. If long, leisurely breakfasts aren't your thing, grab a quick bite and take a morning walk through the historic streets.
Check-Out and Departure Time flies when you're having so much fun, but alas…it is time to check out and depart this delicious, "Edible Destination." Remember, short excursion packages are often available in nearby cities or historic destinations. Should you desire an extension, please let your culinary travel specialist know prior to check-in. This morning you will be transferred to the Seville Airport to begin your journey back home. May your future travels come from sweet dreams, and create tasty memories!
Hotel Petit Palace Málaga
Your trip through Málaga starts every day at Petit Palace Plaza Málaga. Get lost as you wander through the charming pedestrian streets to reach Calle Larios, the Picasso Museum and the Pompidou Centre. Or savor a delicious plate of espetos along Malagueta Beach or discover the rouge side of the city in Soho. Enjoy a holiday in the warm sun of Málaga. This boutique hotel in the historical centre of Málaga is a few steps from the Cathedral, Picasso Museum, Carmen Thyssen Museum, Casa Natal de Picasso, Calle Larios, Plaza Constitución, Puerto Deportivo, Soho... as well as the most exclusive shopping area and the best historical streets in Málaga. En suite bathroom, air conditioning, Satellite TV, Free WiFi.
Hotel Ribera de Triana Seville
We welcome you to the Ribera de Triana Hotel, our 4-star hotel is located in one of the most emblematic areas of the city, the popular Triana neighborhood. Its streets and squares, the bustle that is noticeable in the atmosphere, its bars and restaurants make Triana one of the most attractive neighborhoods in Seville. Enjoy from your room wonderful views of the Guadalquivir and the Triana Bridge. Let your gaze explore the city, glimpsing the Giralda emerging above its rooftops. The hotel offers a modern decoration, with references to the Arab cultural heritage of Andalusia. En suite bathroom, air conditioning, Satellite TV, Free WiFi.
Malaga, SpainSeville, SpainRonda, Spain
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Currency is being quoted?
The Currency Code is listed directly after the published amount. If it states USD, then the quoted price is in United States Dollars. If it states CAD, then the quoted price is in Canadian Dollars. If it states EUR, then the quoted price is in European Union Dollars…etc. However, please note that all charges are processed in USD, and Epitourean’s Merchant Bank automatically calculates the currency conversion on the day of the charge.
What does Double Occupancy mean?
Two persons traveling together, and staying in the same room. Tour prices are normally quoted as “per person, double occupancy” in case two people are traveling together and staying in the same room, but paying separately. The cost of the lodging is also shared by two people, thereby reducing costs. This could be a married couple, two friends or relatives.
What is a Single Supplement?
Whenever a person travels alone, the cost of their lodging cannot be shared by another person. When tour products are priced, they are normally stated as “per person, double occupancy.” Whenever a guest occupies a room as a solo, the whole cost of the lodging must be incurred by that one individual. Tour companies accommodate this by charging a Single Supplement. Epitourean does its best to keep the single supplement as low as possible, but it is a real cost that tour companies must absorb, and must pass along to the single traveler.
If I am a Solo Traveler, will I be paired with another person?
Epitourean never pairs a solo traveler with another person without a special request. If you book Single Occupancy, you will have a room entirely to yourself. However, should you wish to be paired with another solo traveler to save on the single supplement, you may make this request. We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate such requests, since it would take another solo traveling on the same tour for the same dates. But if requested, we will certainly try.
Is a Deposit required to book a tour or getaway?
Yes. We require a 30% refundable deposit for all our domestic (USA and Canada) getaways and tours, and a 50% refundable deposit for international destinations outside of the USA and Canada. Reservations made for destinations within the USA and Canada must be paid in full 30 days prior to departure. Reservations made for destinations outside of the USA and Canada must be paid in full 60 days prior to departure.
Are flights included in the tour price?
No. Flights are never included in the price of our land-only tours. Epitourean does not provide air, rail or sea travel, unless expressly noted in the itinerary.
May I give a culinary tour as a gift?
Yes. Epitourean has a special program designed specifically for this purpose. Our Gift Packages come with features such as special messages to the recipient, gift box option, gift link (without pricing), and floating dates (should you not know when the gift recipient wants to travel). Contact a Culinary Travel Specialist at 800-390-3292 or customerservice@epitourean.com to receive additional information about this unique offering.
May we request separate beds if sharing a room?
Yes. In most cases, Epitourean can accommodate a request for two beds to be placed in one room. Just make sure to make this request in the comments section of the reservation process.
Does each guestroom have a private bathroom?
Yes. Epitourean partners with the best lodging options in each destination, and private (en suite) bathrooms are a requirement. However, you should inquire as to the configuration of bathrooms should you have a special need. For example, some tours include accommodations in medieval villages, where either a shower or bath(but maybe not both) are present.
Can your tours accommodate my dietary restrictions?
In almost all cases, Epitourean can accommodate dietary choices and restrictions. But we do request that you ask a Culinary Travel Specialist prior to making your reservation so that we can assess your individual situation.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Generally, you may cancel any tour or getaway package within 30 days of making a reservation, and receive a full refund of any deposit or payments made, as long as the cancellation is made at least 31 days in advance of departure for domestic tours or 61 days in advance of departure for international tours. Cancellations made 30 days or less in advance of departure for domestic packages (60 days or less for international packages) cannot be refunded due to loss of inventory.
If I am unable to use a portion of the tour, can I get a partial refund?
Unfortunately, due to vendor and supplier contracts, we are unable to provide partial refunds for unused portions of any tour or tour component.
Are Transfers included in the Itinerary?
Round-trip transfers from the airport or train station are normally included in our international tours. Transfers to the destination (for both international and domestic tours) are not included in the tour price. Please see the Sample Itinerary. If it mentions that transfers are included, then yes, transfers are included at no additional cost.
What meals and excursions are included in the tour?
The Sample Itinerary should be your reference. If the meal or excursion is described in the Sample Itinerary, then it is included at no additional charge. For those days where it expressly notes Free time, then any optional activities you elect to participate in might have an additional cost. In addition, if the itinerary states "evening on your own," it would imply that you have the opportunity to visit a restaurant of your own choosing, and at your own expense. If you have any question about inclusions, please submit an inquiry by clicking on the blue "Ask Us a Question" button under the price section.
Is it possible to book pre or post tours or stays through Edible Destinations?
Yes, we often do have optional 2 and 3 night excursions that are priced separately from the tour. We can also assist with pre and post night stays in a hotel if you choose to come in early before the tour starts, or stay on after a tour ends. The price of those hotel stays are not included in the price of the tour, but we would be happy to provide a quote. Simply ask your Culinary Travel Specialist, or submit an inquiry by clicking on the blue "Ask Us a Question" button.
Are Guide or Host Gratuities included in the price of the tour?
Since tipping guidelines and customs vary widely between countries, we do not include gratuities in the price of the tour. Your Culinary Travel Specialist can provide you with recommendations. But the general rule is to tip modestly when you are pleased with a guide’s services, either at the end of the tour, or at the conclusion of a specialty day excursion where you will only be with that guide (or chef) on that day.
Should we plan on any personal expenses during the tour?
All lodging, meals, transfers, classes and excursions mentioned in the Sample Itinerary and Vacation Highlights are included in the price of the tour. However, we highly recommend taking local currency for purchasing personal items, souvenirs, tipping, etc. You can either get the local currency at an airport exchange service, ATM or from your local bank prior to travel. However, you should note that many hosted destinations do not accept credit cards for personal purchases.
Do you recommend Travel Protection?
We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click on the link below or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 06-0248. The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries and may be changed without notice. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex CA Agency License #0D10209. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (formerly known as Stonewall Insurance Company), 1314 Douglas Street, Suite 1400, Omaha, NE 68102. 11.17 E7N
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