Join us as we lead you on a journey to taste the true flavors of Granada, and to discover the story and culture of this magical city. Granada is famous for the breathtaking Alhambra, the Moorish palace that perches above the city. But the Alhambra isn’t the only wonderful thing to discover in this city. On our 3 hour food, tapas and culture tour, you’ll taste flavours with fascinating origins, learn how the locals live, eat authentic tapas and understand the rich story of this beautiful city. This walking foodie tour is the perfect way to get a true taste of Granada! We’ll begin in a sumptuous hidden establishment that will transport you back to medieval Moorish Granada. As your expert English-speaking local guide tells you about life in Moorish Spain, you’ll taste a sweet and savoury homemade dish that evokes those times. Next, we’ll visit the city’s most famous family-run pastry shop, a gorgeous 19th-century establishment where they still bake the cities best pastries (and we’ll try their most famous one!) Continuing on, you’ll wind through the heart of this old Moorish and Christian city, discovering hidden monuments and famous landmarks – including the Cathedral, the old Moorish market and the city’s most iconic squares. Next you’ll stop at a family-run delicatessen where you’ll taste and learn all about Spain’s famous jamón – cured ham. Your guide will tell you about this incredible delicacy, and give you tips on telling the good stuff from the great stuff). Then you’ll head next door to a hole-in-the-wall shop where 7th generation fishmongers make the city’s best fried fish – battered and cooked before your eyes! Next, it’s tapas time! Granada is famous for tapas and we’ll take you past the tourist traps and give you the inside track on how locals go out for tapas in Granada. You’ll enjoy dinner across two tapas bars, including an atmospheric hidden wine bar with over 50 wines by the glass and a stylish tavern that’s famed for it’s modern twist on traditional favourites. And of course, we’ll finish with something sinfully sweet! By the end you’ll be happily full and have a deeper understanding of Granada’s food, culture and history. And you’ll see how all three tie together into one fascinating story. And as always with Devour Granada tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Granada mini guide, packed with our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, so you’ll be eating well for the rest of your stay! So join us for memorable taste of magical Granada!
Day 1: Arrive to Seville and adjust to the gentle rhythms of Andalusia. Stretch your legs, and get your bearings on a guided walking tour of your historic hotel and surroundings. That evening we’ll meet for a festive celebratory welcome dinner with other guests and tour leaders James and Lauren. Overnight in Seville. Day 2: Delve deeply into Seville’s culinary traditions on a private walking food tour, tasting at tucked-away family-run establishments. That afternoon discover the city’s iconic sites with a private guide (including the Seville Cathedral, last resting place of Columbus, and the twisting Jewish Quarter). Dinner at a leading modern tapas restaurant includes a private pre-meal chat with the owners. Overnight in Seville Day 3: Head for the rolling Andalusian countryside, tasting and learning about Spain’s world-famous acorn-fed black-hoof ham (jamón) at a family-run producer. Then explore spectacular underground caves before enjoying an unforgettable private visit to world’s first ethical foie gras producer – NPR-featured La Patería de Sousa. Overnight in Seville Day 4: Tour the sumptuous private palace of Seville and Spain’s most famous noble family followed by lunch at your leisure. That evening, be swept up in a night of tapas bars and spellbinding flamenco. As you hop between tapas bars, your expert guide will unveil the mysterious origins story of flamenco before taking in one of the city’s best shows. Overnight in Seville Day 5: Leave Seville by private coach to stroll thriving olive groves and taste award-winning extra virgin olive oil at a magnificent mill, before pulling into captivating Cordoba, a city where Muslim, Catholic and Jewish cultures co-existed in harmony. An expert guide will tell the story of this ancient city on a private tour of its celebrated sites, followed by a stirring pre-dinner concert of sephardic music in a private patio. Overnight in Cordoba Day 6: Savor rich red wines and wander verdant vines at renowned Huertas del Albala winery before lunch in the historic Parador in village Arcos de la Frontera. Then learn to rustle up true Andalusian cuisine in a private cooking class with renowned instructor Annie B in her hilltop Casa Alegre in the ancient village of Vejer de la Frontera. Overnight in Vejer de la Frontera Day 7: Head for the coast, led by Annie B, to discover ancient local tuna fishing, salting and smoking traditions before a tuna-rich tasting menu at famed El Campero. Then step back into the past, strolling spectacular seaside ruins at Baelo Claudia, an ancient Roman fish salting town nestled on the Straits of Gibraltar. Overnight in Vejer de la Frontera Day 8: Strike out for sherry country, touring the enchanting town of Jerez and tasting and learning about the almost mystical (and much misunderstood) sherry wines at glorious 19th century family-run winery Diez Merito. After lunch return to Seville for a farewell dinner of celebrated Andalusian slow food at much-loved local restaurant. Overnight in Seville Day 9: After breakfast at the hotel, guests depart independently from Seville.