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Andalusia & Madrid with a Chef

Tour Overview

Get a taste of the diverse culinary delights of Andalusia and Madrid on a 10-day chef-led adventure with Premier Tours & Travel. Our hand-selected range of experienced chefs will lead you through the gastronomic highlights of the region, revealing the history and cultural significance behind each dish on an epicurean tour like no other.

Sip sherry wines and vermouth at our hand-selected bodega, accompanied by hand-prepared tapas. Enjoy an educational olive oil tasting on an organic farm in Ronda where a community of nuns have been crafting the liquid goodness for over 200 years.

Along with sampling some of Spain’s most marvelous foodie creations,  sit down to many meals freshly prepared by our Expert Host (and you) and tick off many of the country’s most iconic landmarks, such as the glorious Seville Cathedral, the picturesque town of Ronda, the spectacular Alhambra,  and the enchanting village of Mijas.

Premier Experiences, Premier Advantages

  • English-speaking Premier representatives

  • Unparalled Expert Host

  • Private transportation and baggage portage*

  • Purposefully small groups

  • Hand-selected, private experiences

  • Private, guided walking or panoramic city tours

  • Curated accommodation

  • Internet (where available)

  • 24/7 Premier support

Itinerary

Highlights of Seville

Day 1

Arrive at Aeropuerto de Sevilla and meet a Premier Tours & Travel representative to transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a guided, panoramic carriage ride around the city before embarking on a hand-curated, guided tapas walking tour.

Day 2

Take a guided, cultural walking tour of Seville and see the unique architecture of the Barrio Santa Cruz, the marvelous Giralda Bell Tower, the stunning Seville Cathedral, and Royal Alcazar. Enjoy time at leisure to enter the Alcazar Gardens (included). Meander with the group to one of the most active local food markets in the city, Mercado Triana, for a guided tour and tasting lunch.

Spend the evening exploring the city at your leisure.

Day 3

Spend the day learning about the history of Jamón Ibérico at the Jamón Iberico Farm in Andalusia’s Natural Park of the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche. Enjoy a private visit to the curing cellars in Jabugo and a VIP Jamón carving and tasting masterclass. 

Indulge in an outdoor feast at lunch overlooking the picturesque valleys and mountains. Return to the hotel for time at leisure, including dinner. Reconnect with the group for a traditional Flamenco with Andalusian artists. 

Highlights of Mijas, Grenada & Ronda

Day 4

Depart from Seville to Sierra da Loja. On the way to the hotel, enjoy a guided visit of Jerez de la Frontera before visiting our hand-selected bodega and learn about the iconic sherry wines of Jerez de la Frontera. Check in to your new accommodations and take the time to relax before sitting down to a Welcome Dinner.

Day 5

Explore the white-washed village of Mijas with our local guide. Spend time at leisure before returning to the hotel to help our Expert Host with the Chef’s dinner.

Day 6

Visit an organic olive farm in Ronda where a religious community of nuns began producing the product over 200 years ago. Spend the day picking your own organic vegetables and learning about the science and art behind the production of olive oil before sitting down to an educational tasting masterclass. Enjoy an olive oil tasting and  lunch overlooking the olive groves and valley, including the vegetables you selected.

Stroll around the beautiful city of Ronda in the afternoon, exploring the ancient architecture of the Old Town and gazing over one of Spain’s oldest bull rings. In the evening, enjoy paella with the group.

Day 7

Tour the famous palace and fortress of La Alhambra, which has been recognised as the 8th wonder of the world. Take lunch at your leisure in Grenada, the last stronghold of Spanish Moors, before returning to your hotel for our Chef’s delicious evening meal. 

Day 8

Depart to the Spanish capital of Madrid aboard the high-speed AVE train. Our Premier Tours & Travel representatives will meet you upon arrival and transfer you to your hotel. 

Check-in and spend the balance of the day at leisure. 

Highlights of Madrid

Day 9

Embark on a panoramic, guided walking tour of Madrid. Wander along the city’s cobblestone streets as your expert guide shares fascinating insights into its history. Reconnect with the group this evening for a Farewell dinner experience.

Day 10

On your final day, bid your group goodbye and transfer to the airport where you can begin your homeward journey.

Optional Pre- and Post-Tour to Barcelona, Segovia, and/or Toledo

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    Our Expertly Done Culinary & Wine Travel Includes:

    • EXPERTLY CURATED ITINERARIES

      Over 35 years of experience goes into planning every custom itinerary and represents a balanced blend of cultural, culinary, and wine-related experiences.

    • HAND-SELECTED EXPERT HOSTS

      Carefully selected Expert Hosts to ensure each tour is enhanced with knowledgeable, approachable insights, and hands-on cooking and/or wine tasting and education.

    • INTENTIONALLY SMALL GROUPS

      Each tour is kept intentionally small to ensure more one-on-one experiences with our Expert Hosts.

    • CAREFULLY CHOSEN ACCOMMODATIONS

      Hotels, villas, and chateaus are expertly chosen with an eye toward modern-day comfort, amenities, and location that enhance your experience.

    • ASSURANCE

      Our team is at the ready to assist you any time, for any reason while traveling — 24/7.

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