DAY TOUR, MADRID: MADRID AND HER ARTISANS, A WALKING TOUR

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3 hours with your private artisan guide to meet the people behind the traditions that make Madrid what it is. The cape-makers who have clothed Picasso, Carolina Herrera and so many others. Enter the guitar maker’s workshop and learn the difference between the classical Spanish and the flamenco guitar. Visit the workshop of the leather-makers and visit the streets where the artisans first arrived in Madrid.

RESTAURANT TOUR, MADRID: THE BOTIN EXPERIENCE

45-minute guided tour of the oldest restaurant in the world, El Restaurante Botin, before you have lunch or dinner. Learn the history & see the original oven from 1725, the medieval underground bodega & tunnels, before your 6-course meal.

EVENING TOUR, MADRID: FLAMENCO UNCOVERED

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A 3-hour evening experience. Your private guide is a professional flamenco dancer meets you at a tapas bar & explains the roots, rhythms, & secrets behind the art of flamenco while you enjoy a selection of tapas & wine. She then accompanies you to your excellent table at our favourite flamenco tablao to watch the show. She sits with you & is able to answer any questions you might have throughout the evening.

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

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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.

DAY TOUR, CADIZ: CADIZ HISTORY, HERITAGE & FOODIE TOUR

A 5 hour tour with your private guide through the ancient port city of Cadiz with 3000 years of history, taking in ancient artefacts at the Museum of Cadiz & merchants’ mansions bought with profits from the Spanish treasure fleets. Visit local markets, taverns, & tapas bars to savour local specialities & learn how the city’s trading history feeds into its food culture.

DAY TOUR, BARCELONA: DAY TRIP: MONTSERRAT & CAVA COUNTRY DAY TRIP

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A full day, 8-hour tour with your private guide & driver to the Montserrat mountain range. Ascend to the 1000 year old shrine of Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat to admire the breathtaking view. Visit the church, museum & the modernist basilica housing paintings by Dalí & Picasso. Enjoy a private visit & tasting at one of Catalonia’s oldest wineries in beautiful cava country.