Andalucia’s rich and fascinating culture is one of the most exciting and distinctive in all of Spain. This area was deeply influenced by more than half a millennium of Muslim rule during the Middle Ages, and this small group walking tour takes you through a magnificent tapestry of people, architecture, landscape and cuisine. This is where bullfighters, beaches, flamenco, white towns, ancient palaces, tiny villages, religious processions, Picasso, tapas and sherry converge in a colourful procession of culture that is both charming and somewhat addictive.
We explore the heart of southern Spain, including the cities of Seville, Córdoba and Granada. We walk through smaller villages and ‘white towns’ to meet the locals and experience natural beauty, such as the Grazalema Natural Park declared Reserve of the Biosphere by the UNESCO. The Muslim rulers established universities and brought together the greatest achievements of all of the civilisations they had encountered. We see their stunning legacies, such as the amazing Alhambra in Granada, the Mezquita in Córdoba and the Reales Alcázares in Seville.
We savour authentic Andalusian cuisine, such as gazpacho, pescaito frito (fried fish), jamón from Trevélez, and some of the best tapas in Spain. And of course, indulge in the wines and sherries of the Jerez region and take a guided tour of one of the most illustrious Bodegas in Jerez.
23 September – 7 October 2018
This tour can also be arranged as a private journey for two people or more.