HISTORICAL ANDALUSÍ SPAIN: MAGIC AND AUTHENTICITY
Madrid, Cordoba, Granada, Sierra Nevada National Park, Alpujarras, Cape of Gata Natural Park
This itinerary is a Genuine Spain proposal, we can tailor it to suit your needs!
Discover the most authentic side of Madrid with the locals.
Get lost in the largest World Heritage historic center.
Enjoy the traditional Andalusian gastronomy.
Live an unforgettable experience in a traditional hamman.
Visit the Albaycin and the Alhambra at night.
Learn to dance a little flamenco.
Tour around the beautiful typical villages of Alpujarras.
Chill out at sunset in Cabo de Gata.
Our local host will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your accommodation in Madrid city center and have some time to relax or wander around the city. In the afternoon, you will take part in a traditional Spanish cooking workshop with a local chef and, of course, taste the end result!
After breakfast, our local guide will pick you up at your hotel to visit the highlights of the city on foot or by public transport. At noon you will go to a home of a madrileño where you will enjoy the most renowned dish of the region: cocido madrileño.In the afternoon, you will enjoy some free time to visit the most outstanding museums of the city (Prado, Thyssen, Reina Sofia) We can arrange the ticket entrance for you, but the visit will not be guided. At dusk, you will embark on a very special gastronomic route: tapas and traditional famous between locals in the Barrio de las Letras.
After breakfast, you will take an electric bike to discover the green side of Madrid: a huge metropolis with large green areas like the entire river bank of the Manzanares and the famous Casa de Campo, where Spanish kings hunted centuries ago. You will make a stop to enjoy a local picnic lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time until it’s time to head to a cave in La Latina to take part in a workshop of Latin rhythms and Spanish cajón. This is a fantastic opportunity to check your skills with professional instruments in a relaxed atmosphere!
Free time for dinner with recommendations.
Today right after breakfast, you will make your own way to transfer Atocha train station to take the AVE (high-speed train) to Córdoba. Upon your arrival in Cordoba, you will be taken to your charming accommodation in the city and enjoy some time to take a rest. In the afternoon, you will visit the Museum of Art in Leather of the Omeya period and an artisan who preserves the very same tradition who will explain the process of these works of art. At dusk, you will take a guided night tour of this World Heritage city. Dinner at a traditional local restaurant.
After breakfast, you will visit the archaeological site of MedinaAzahara, a real city built by the first Cordoban Caliph Abd Al-Rahman III in the 10th century. Later on, you will return toCórdoba to enjoy a private guided tour to the city, the Mosque-Cathedral and the Jewish quarter.
Dinner of local tapas.
After breakfast, you will departure by train to Granada. On your arrival, you will get a transfer to your charming accommodation in the neighbour of Albaycin. You will enjoy some free time to walk around this historic neighbourhood and get closer to its beautiful viewpoints.
Today’s special dinner will be in one of the most authentic tablaos in the city.
After breakfast, you will take a guided tour of the surroundings of the Alhambra to see for example, the Royal Acequias still in operation. You will enjoy a magical visit inside this WorldHeritage Site and finish off the morning having lunch in a good tavern.
At dusk, you will join an authentic flamenco dance workshop with local artists to learn some moves! Dinner will be served in a local cuisine restaurant overlooking the Alhambra at night.
Today you will enjoy a free day to visit on your own other areas of the city such as the Realejo and the Cathedral, where the Catholic Monarchs are buried. We can also offer you some suggestions for lunch. In the afternoon you will have a Hamman session waiting for you in a very special one that was built over an ancient Hamman on the river bank.
Free time with dinner, also with our suggestion should you wish.
After breakfast, you will departure on your private transport to the Alpujarras. Upon arrival at the village of Lanjaron, you will meet a local guide to show you around Nigüelas, Falla, Molino y acequia Pavilla. You will enjoy a selection of assorted dishes for lunch in the village bar. With your energy level replenished, you will start the outdoor Thermal Route in the Secret Garden of the Medicinal Spa of Lanjarón, whose waters are born directly from the peaks of Sierra Nevada (the Spa is a member of the European Charter for sustainable tourism).
Dinner at your accommodation, featuring excellentAndalusian cuisine.
After breakfast you will head to the Poqueira valley, there you will take a walk around the villages to discover the architecture and particular urbanism. You will have lunch at the restaurant Ruta del Mulhacén, where you will learn about the local cuisine that you will soon taste. In the afternoon, you will visit the workshop of a loom artisan, where you will be shown how to make a traditional jarapa.
After breakfast, you will leave for Laujar de Andarax to visit and taste their famous wines in a small ecological local winery. You will enjoy its local products and gastronomy without losing sight of the beauty of Sierra Nevada. In the afternoon, you will head to the desert of Tabernas to take part in an interpretive experience featuring iconic landscapes shown in many western films.
Cape of Gata Natural Park
After breakfast, you will take a stroll along the seafront of Cabo de Gata to enjoy these astonishing landscapes and the Beach of the Genoveses, Monsul, the Route of the ArtilleryCastles ... Time to relax.
Cape of Gata Natural Park - Almeria
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Almería to take your flight back to Madrid for your departure home.