DAY TOUR, GRANADA: GRANADA ALHAMBRA PALACE TOUR

view of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

A private 3-hour tour to see the Alhambra Palace, Granada’s hilltop fortress – a complex of palaces, gardens, bath houses, & dwellings that seem to float between the Sierra Nevada mountains behind & the narrow streets below. Go deep inside one of the great expressions of Islamic art & science – a wonder of engineering but also a book of Arabic literature rendered into stone & marble, with prayers & poems carved across the walls in florid script. You’ll finish the tour in the Generalife gardens, where herbs, flowers & water features were arranged by royal botanists & landscapers to heighten the senses & restore health.

DAY TOUR, GRANADA: GRANADA WALKING & TAPAS TOUR

5-hour guided tour. Your private guide spirits you into the Albayzin, the city’s medieval Moorish quarter that survives today as a sideways maze of whitewashed houses. Your visit proceeds into the gothic-romantic atmosphere of the city’s 16th century Cathedral, which houses the tombs of iconic Catholic monarchs, Queen Isabella I & King Ferdinand II. Isabella was an avid art-lover and the Chapel is decorated with her impressive collection of Flemish, French, & Spanish paintings. Finish with tapas & wines in local bars for a real taste of the culture.

DAY TOUR, CORDOBA: CORDOBA MOSQUE & ARTISANS TOUR

A 4-hour deep dive into Cordoba’s past & present. Explore the Mosque, Cordoba’s immense temple with its ethereal vault lofted on hundreds of arched marble pillars, & learn about its historic significance while feeling the power of the place ring in your bones. After a refreshing stop at a local Cordobés café, you’re introduced to three passionate local artists – a leather workshop, a hatmaker, & a guitar luthier.

DAY or EVENING TOUR, CORDOBA: TAPAS TOUR

A delicious 2-hour private tour. Get your bearings by strolling through the city’s old Jewish quarter, with its latticework of narrow, cobbled streets that transmit humming energy like live cables. Thread your way between 3 hand-picked local taverns for an introduction to Andalusian tapas & wine, each dish offered with its own rich backstory. Descend to a private wine cellar & enjoy a glass of local wine on a terrace overlooking the otherworldly Mesquita tower.

DAY TOUR, SEVILLE: SECRETS OF SEVILLE: FROM TAPAS TO TAPESTRIES

A 5-hour tour with your private guide getting to know the city of Seville by visiting off the beaten path sites & meeting locals along the way such as a professional flamenco dancer selling shoes, shawls & dresses in her shop to other professional dancers. The tour includes a visit inside the palace of the countess of Lebrija & the convent of Santa Paula. The tour concludes with stops at 2 tapas restaurants frequented by the locals.

DAY TOUR, SEVILLE: DAY TRIP: WHITE VILLAGES OF CADIZ

Full day, 8 hours, through the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park & to three, well-preserved white villages: Arcos de Frontera, Medina Sidonia, famous for its beef, ham cheese & sweets made by convent nuns, & Vejer de la Frontera, a beautiful walled town above the River Berbate. Lunch is eaten at the charming home & restaurant of two local sisters in Medina Sidonia.

DAY TOUR, SEVILLE WALKING TOUR: HERITAGE SITES

A 3-hour tour with your private guide through the city of Seville, walking along the Avenida de la Constitución, seeing the City Hall, Plaza Nueva, Bull Ring, & Torre del Oro, the dodecagonal military watchtower. Continue along the Guadalquivir river visiting the Palace of San Telmo, an old tobacco factory, Plaza de España, Prado de San Sebastián, Jardines de Murillo & Puerta de Jerez. Go inside the Cathedral, the third largest church in the world, & the Alcazar, one of Spain’s most stunning examples of Muslim ‘mudejar’ architecture.

DAY OR EVENING TOUR, SEVILLE: TAPAS TOUR

A 3 hour tour with your private foodie guide to 3-4 of our favorite tapas bars frequented by the locals. Taste regional specialties such as cold tomato soup, Iberian ham, white anchovies, & pork cheeks. Finish with a traditional Sevillano dessert & a glass of Andalusian sherry.

EVENING TOUR, CADIZ: CADIZ FOOD & TAPAS TOUR

manzanilla-sherry-Cadiz

A 3 hour tour with your private foodie guide to 3-4 of our favorite local tapas bars & market stalls. You will try local specialties such as fishcakes made with Mediterranean shrimp, prime-cut beef from Retin hills, the signature Cadiz tapa dish of papas aliñás, & fino & manzanilla sherries made with grapes from the surrounding coastal countryside.

DAY TOUR, CADIZ: DAY TRIP: WHITE VILLAGES OF CADIZ

Full day, 8.5 hour tour with your private guide & driver, through the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park & to 3, well-preserved white villages: Arcos de Frontera, Medina Sidonia, famous for its beef, ham cheese & sweets made by convent nuns, & Vejer de la Frontera, a beautiful walled town above the River Berbate.