The food tour; Tapas and Cooking

8 days, from £1,200 pp

During any trip to Andalusia you will encounter incredible local food and drink but we have put together this tour for those of you never want to let a delicacy pass you by. For those of you who taste a dish and want to know how it was created. For those of you who appreciate the origin and the people behind the olive oil that you’re drizzling over your tostada. This ones for you; foodies!

This itinerary is based on mostly taking private transfers between locations. If you would prefer to hire a car, which is another great option and easy to do, then let us know! We can even book that for you too if it’s easier. Send us an email and we can plan your perfect trip for you; spain@fleewinter.com

Day 1 - Flamenco and tapas

Upon arrival at Seville airport you will transfer into the city and to your first hotel. After you’ve settled into your room, head out into the streets for your first feel of Sevillana city life. Depending on your arrival time, we will have plenty of recommendations for you for the rest of your day/evening. From authentic flamenco bars, fabulous park and river walks and of course, the best tapas spots in town. Tonight you will enjoy a sunset rooftop cocktail and dinner at a fabulous riverfront restaurant.

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Day 2 - City food walking tour

This morning we recommend you head out to one of our favourite breakfast cafes where you can do as the locals do and drench your locally made toasted bread in quality olive oil and fresh tomato. Late morning, you will meet up with your expert guide and culinary master to take a tour of this beautiful city. Food is culturally very important in Spain and through market visits and guided tastings, you’ll dive into Seville’s history and traditions. Tonight you’ll eat at one of the cities most celebrated spots; a sustainably focused restaurant featuring a modern twist on local food.

Day 3 - Olive oil farm tour

Today is an opportunity to explore outside of Seville and head for the source of an Andalusian staple; olive oil. This brilliant day-trip takes you east of Seville to the ancient city of Carmona. After a fascinating tour around the ancient Roman ruins of which Carmona is famous for, you will head to a family owned and run olive oil farm for a tour, culminating in a tasting. After the tour, you have the chance to take part in a specialised culinary workshop which we can design to your taste! After eating the fruits of your labour, it’s time to head back to Seville. Perhaps this evening you’d like to sip on a fino sherry whilst watching some authentic flamenco; we can provide all the tips you need!

Day 4 - Sherry tour and cooking class

This is your last morning in Seville before you head on to Jerez de la Frontera, the sherry capital. We recommend taking a train to Jerez which only takes 1 hour and then we can arrange a short transfer to your hotel. Spend the morning walking around this beautiful and historic city. We will provide you with a walking tour map to ensure you see all the highlights. Stop off for lunch at one of our recommended tapas bars before our knowledgeable, English speaking guide will meet you and take you around sherry bodegas for some tasting! Tonight we have arranged for you to enjoy a very memorable evening at a fantastic restaurant with a sherry tasting menu.

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Day 5 - White Village of Arcos and cooking course

After breakfast, you will be collected by a driver and taken to your next destination, Arcos de la Frontera. This stunning white town is full of charm and you’ll have the chance to wander around and witness the enchanting history steeped in Moorish architecture. We have a brilliant circular walk which takes in the sites of the centre of town and then loops out along the river and through the countryside. This evening we have arranged an intimate cooking course. You’ll get to learn local cooking techniques with local, fresh produce from the morning market.

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Day 6 - White Village of Zahara de la Sierra

This morning you will transfer to the beautiful white town of Zahara de la Sierra for lunch and then on to your next countryside hotel. En-route, stop off for a walk in the stunning Grazalema mountains and then enjoy lunch at one of our favourite restaurants in Andalucia, in Zahara de la Sierra. Spend the rest of the day exploring the atmospheric little town, visit the castle and have a swim in the lake. Then you will transfer on the short distance to your next hotel which sits just outside Ronda. Tonight you can dine in the magnificent restaurant at your hotel.

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Day 7 - Tapas and wine tasting

We recommend heading out on a morning hike to take in the stunning scenery on your last day. Then we have a special treat lined up for you; a tapas and wine tour through two picturesque villages, on electric bikes! We recommend eating in your hotel restaurant again on your last night – it’s that good.

Day 8 - Farewell

This is your last morning before you head back to Seville airport for your flight home. Safe travels!

Including

Airport transfers

Other transfers specifically mentioned in itinerary

7 nights accomodation

Guided walking tapas tour of Seville

Sherry tour in Jerez

Cooking class in Arcos

Wine and tapas electric bike tour