Itineraries

ANDALUSIA: LAND OF AGRICULTURAL AND FARMING

7 days/6 nights – Granada/Seville/Jerez/Torremolinos
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Olive oil and much more

DAY 1 MALAGA-ANTEQUERA-GRANADA

Airport Arrival at Malaga airport and transfer to the fertile town of Antequera. ANTEQUERA Visit of COOPERATIVE HOJIBLANCA, which serves to farms devoted to the production of olives and virgin olive oil. Continuation to Granada. GRANADA Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 2 GRANADA-TRAVELEZ-GRANADA

Breakfast, dinner and overnight at hotel. Departure to the small town of Trevelez, located in Las Alpujarras. This region was the last refuge of the Moorish in Spain, known for its white villages perched on the sides of the mountains. TREVELEZ Visit of a HAM’S DRYING, with tasting of Serrano ham, and return to Granada. GRANADA
Afternoon guided city tour with visit of the ALHAMBRA, impressive complex of monuments located on a rocky hill. This former fortress and royal residence, with its profusely decorated palaces and “patios” (courtyards), evokes the splendour of the Arabic past of the city. Then visit of GENERALIFE gardens, a taste of paradise, plenty of delicate flowers and murmuring fountains.

DAY 3 GRANADA-BAENA-CORDOBA-SEVILLE

Breakfast and departure to Baena. BAENA Visit of an old traditional olive oil mill and typical breakfast with olive oil, before continuation to Cordoba. CORDOBA Afternoon guided city tour with Visit of the Aljama MOSQUE, one of the most emblematic buildings of Islamic art, whose construction was initiated by Abderramán I in the 8th century. It has a remarkable column forest and a sumptuous “mihrab”. Walk on the JEWISH QUARTER, labyrinth of fresh narrow streets and Andalusian “patios”, where we will find the only SYNAGOGUE preserved in Andalusia. Afterwards, continuation to Sevilla. SEVILLE Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 4 SEVILLE-JEREZ

Breakfast Morning guided panoramic tour with visit of the Gothic CATHEDRAL, the largest in Spain, with the Giralda tower (striking minaret of the former mosque). Walk by SANTA CRUZ QUARTER, a maze of small alleys with colourful names stepped in legend and lovely squares. JEREZ Departure to FINCA FUENTE REY in Jerez, property of the famous bullfighter on horseback Fermín Bohorquez, mainly devoted to the raise of brave bulls and horses. The farm also gives over part of its land to cultivate wheat, beet and sunflowers. Visit of the farm and return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 5 JEREZ

Breakfast, dinner and overnight at hotel. Visit of DOMECQ VINEYARD. Domecq is one of the oldest wine companies in Jerez, established in 1730 in an old 16th century mill. We will also visit the wine cellar to learn more about the production process and try some of its most reputed wines. Horse dressing show at the ROYAL ANDALUSIAN SCHOOL OF EQUESTRIAN ART, a unique exhibition of horsemanship called “How the Andalusian Horses Dance”. In the afternoon, visit of a DAIRY FARM, with about 500 heads of Frisian dairy race cows. During the visit, speech by an agricultural engineer. Return to hotel.

DAY 6 JEREZ-RONDA-TORREMOLINOS

Breakfast and departure to Ronda. RONDA Morning guided tour, visiting the old town split in two by an impressive sheer cleft over 300 ft deep called El Tajo. We will visit the CHURCH OF SANTA MARÍA, formerly the Mosque, the OLD TOWN, with interesting palaces and convents, and the BULLRING, built in 1784, totally of stone, which is considered to be the oldest in Spain. Visit of the wine cellar EL JUNCAL, with professional wine tasting. Continuation to Torremolinos. TORREMOLINOS Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 7 TORREMOLINOS-VELEZ MALAGA-ALMUÑECAR-MALAGA

Breakfast and departure to Velez Malaga. VELEZ MALAGA Visit of TROPS (Exportation Cooperative of fruits, citrus and vegetables) and continuation to Almuñecar. ALMUÑECAR Visit of FINCA EL ZAHORÍ, experimental farm created to study the environmental impact and the rational use of water, fertilizers and chemical products in the production of subtropical crops. MALAGA Airport Transfer to Malaga airport and departure with flight…

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