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.

RESTAURANT TOUR, BARCELONA: LOS CARACOLES, TOUR & DINNER

A guided tour & dinner around one of Barcelona’s legendary restaurants. Situated in the Gothic area just off the Ramblas, Los Caracoles was founded in 1835 by the Bofafull Family & now run by their 5th generation. Learn about the family, the love story that plays a part in the restaurant’s continuation & why it has been a natural attraction for politicians, musicians & actors alike throughout the decades. Our tour gives you the context to this atmospheric meeting & eating place of Barcelona. Enjoy the tour and the dishes that go with it for a true Caracoles Experience.

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, BARCELONA: DAY TRIP: FIGUERES & GIRONA

A full day, 8 hour tour with your private guide & driver to the city if Girona, known for its medieval architecture, where you will stroll through the Medieval neighbourhood, crossing over the river into the Jewish Quarter. Visit inside the Cathedral, the Basilica of Sant Feliu, & the art museum. Then it is on to the town of Figueres, birthplace of celebrated Catalan artist, Salvador Dalí. Visit the fantastical, dream-like, Theatre-Museum designed by the artist & where, in the crypt below, he was laid to rest.

DAY TOUR, BARCELONA: DAY TRIP: CADAQUES & GIRONA

house in cadaques

A full day, 10-hour tour with your private guide and driver to visit the town of Girona, known for its medieval architecture, where you will stroll through the Medieval neighbourhood, crossing over the river into the Jewish Quarter. Tour the inside of the Cathedral, the Basilica of Sant Feliu & the art muesum. Then it’s on to the quaint fishing village of Cadaques. In Cadaques, stroll around the bay that greatly inspired the work of famed Catalan artist, Salvador Dalí, & visit inside the Portlligat House-Museum, where the artist lived for half a century.

DAY TOUR, BARCELONA: PICASSO MUSEUM AND THE BARCELONETA SEAFRONT

A private 4-hour tour with your experienced & personable guide & art historian to the Picasso museum, one the largest collections of works by the master artist. Explore the vibrant Barceloneta seafront neighborhood, with its flamenco & fishing history, meeting local people & places along the way such as one of the oldest bakeries in the city with a wood burning oven dating back 150 years.