Seven Day Food Tour of Southern Spain
The Discovery Tour
This seven day holiday will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the culture of southern Spain, while sampling the fantastic produce and cuisine of the region. Tours are available from all four major cities in southern Spain – Granada, Malaga, Cordoba and Seville – with each starting point offering a different and unique itinerary, which can be tailored to your wishes upon request.
What Oliveo Can Offer You
Sample seven day tour starting in Malaga
Your private chauffeur will pick you up from Malaga airport and transfer you to Granada (1½ hours away) where you will be checked into your 4-star hotel. Afterwards you will be given a private tour ...of the splendid Alhambra palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of southern Spain’s most iconic landmarks. You will wrap up the day with a relaxing tapas meal.
On your second day, we’ll take you to the town of Úbeda. The fertile region around Úbeda is where nearly 20% of all olive oil production in the world takes place, plus half of the olive oil production in ...Spain itself. A visit to one of the most renowned producers here will include a walk through the groves, an olive oil tasting and a talk about production techniques.
After the tour you can visit Ubeda or Baeza. These twin towns, which were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are home to some of the best preserved Renaissance architectural sights in southern Spain.
You will visit Priego de Cordoba, a town that has been producing olive oils since Roman times. The high quality of local produce has been recognised by the EU and awarded its own designation ...of origin. Here, at one of the local farms you will sample Picuda, a famous sweetly scented, fruity olive oil.
Afterwards you will have lunch at a local restaurant where you can try salmorejo, a hearty, refreshing Andalusian soup, served with a selection of top olive oils from the region, including Picuda, Picual and Hojiblanca. Following that we will head back to the hotel, where you can enjoy the rest of the day on your own, or if you prefer, you can opt for a horse riding experience.
Apart from the magnificent, and slightly dizzying views, Ronda is also well known for its vineyards and winemakers. You will pay a visit to a local producer who specializes in red wines. Afterwards you will enjoy a hearty lunch and you will have the rest of the day to yourself to explore this charming town.
Your fifth day will include a truly unique cultural experience. We’ll kick off with a visit to finca Jandilla, a bull’s breeding ranch set in the countryside. Apart from watching the magnificent ...cattle grazing on the ground, you will also learn about the history of bullfighting. You’ll be offered to step onto the tentadero, a bullring for training young bulls and see some of the fighting bulls.
We will wrap up the day with a visit to Vejer de la Frontera – an atmospheric, Moorish-influenced town perched on a hilltop. With its dazzling white-washed houses, winding alleys and historic sites, Vejer de la Frontera is a real hidden gem. You will enjoy a relaxing lunch and recharge your batteries before you head out to explore this picturesque white town.
Your last day will take you to Jerez de la Frontera, which is known as the birthplace of sherry. You will visit several bodegas, among which the highly esteemed Gonzalez Byass and Tío Pepe wine ...producers, where you will try a variety of sherry brands, from dry, clear finos to dark, sweet olosoros – all served with tapas.
After your sherry crawl you will have time to explore the local sights at your leisure – the Baroque Cathedral of Jerez and the Alcazar, a medieval Moorish fortress.
After breakfast your driver will take you back to Malaga Airport. We won’t let you leave empty-handed – you will return home with a few personalized gifts, a little something to remember...your trip. Buen viaje!