A view of the city of Cadiz on a Spain wine tour.
Typical Spanish tapas with wine and vermouth during a culinary tour of Spain with TIK
Tapas during your culinary tour of Spain
Tapas of octopus during a cooking vacation in Barcelona
Vineyard in Tuscany visiting during a Tuscany wine tour.
Assorted tapas enjoyed on a culinary tour of Spain
A view of Malaga during your culinary tour of Spain
The arean of Malaga, visited during your culinary tour of Spain
Sherry on tap in Malaga, as enjoyed on your culinary tour of Spain
Detail of Sevillian architecture seen on a culinary tour of Spain
Plaza in Seville visited during your Culinary Vacation
Overview

Amazing Andalusia Wine Tour: Malaga, Cadiz, Seville

Typical Spanish tapas with wine and vermouth during a culinary tour of Spain with TIKDiscover the tastes and traditions of ancient and modern Andalusia on a journey to three vibrant cities, each with a very different history and vibe.

Start in Picasso’s native city of Malaga, an exciting cultural reference point since it has undergone significant reinvention in recent years with a vibrant and growing foodie scene.

Head up into the hills of Malaga to learn about this region’s premium wines and to meet its winemakers. Visit such wine producers as the heroic viticultor, Lauren Rosillo at Sedella, and Friedrich Schatz, a former flower seller from Switzerland who has helped lead the charge for the Sierra de Malaga’s comeback in non-fortified, premium wine production.

You will see the Andalusian white villages and then travel to the southern tip of Spain and the fabled city of Cadiz. Nestled where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, Cadiz is Western Europe’s oldest city and was the “gateway to the Americas” during the exploratory voyages of Columbus. Savor the culinary heritage, fortified wines, and fresh fish of this delightful city.

Your culinary tour of Spain will include delicious lunches, lazy dinners, and engaging local flavors. Next it is on to Seville for your last night, in which you will enjoy a Michelin-star extravaganza and raise a glass to toast this land of contrasting and fascinating cultural heritage.Some of the highlights of your Spain food tour will be a visit to the Picasso Museum in Malaga, Tapas tastings, lunch at the summer home of the Duke and Duchess of Ahumada, a tasting menu at the Casino de Cadiz, and numerous cultural and culinary tours.

Your guide for this incredible Spain food tour is Joanna Wivell, who has long led our Insider’s Gourmet Tour of Spain, and who has a true passion for all things Spain. She will help you taste the very best Spain has to offer!

Itinerary

A view of Malaga during your culinary tour of SpainDay One – March 1

  • Arrive in Malaga and transfer on your own to the hotel.
  • Meet in the lobby at 7:00 pm to start your Malaga food tour featuring the best tapas of the city.
    Overnight.

Assorted tapas enjoyed on a culinary tour of SpainDay Two – March 2

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Walk to the Picasso Museum for a guided visit.
  • Next, meet your driver for a journey into the Axarquia region, where you will visit two prestigious wineries. First, Sedella, with owner Lauren Rosillo, and then the Bauhaus winery of Bodegas Bentomiz for a tasting and lunch.
  • Return to Malaga, time to relax before dinner.

The beautiful town of Ronda visited on a cooking vacation in SpainDay Three – March 3

  • Breakfast and check out.
  • Transfer to the hills of the Serranía de Ronda for a guided visit and tasting at the Cortijo los Aguailares winery, known for their award-winning Pinot Noir under winemaker Bibi Garcia.
  • Stop for a tapas lunch at the bodega beloing to Friedrich Schatz, a biodynamic oenologist whose family’s winemaking traditions date back to 1641!
  • Drive on to Ronda and check in at the Parador.
  • Free time before dinner at the hotel.

The dramatic "El Tajo" in Ronda, visited on a cooking vacation in SpainDay Four – March 4

  • Breakfast and check out.
  • Head out on your walking tour of Ronda, where you will discover the unforgettable view of the Puente Nuevo bridge and Spain’s oldest bullring.
  • Next, drive across the Sierra de Cadiz. Stop for lunch at Hacienda el Rosalejo, which belongs to the Duke and Duchess of Ahumada. Your lunch will include wine pairings from the Duke’s extensive cellar.
  • Continue on to Cadiz and check in at your hotel.
  • An evening stroll and some tapa will finish the day.

Tapas of octopus during a cooking vacation in BarcelonaDay Five – March 5

  • Breakfast.
  • Discover the secrets of Cadiz’s cultural and culinary legacies since the arrival of the Phoenicians in the 11th Century to its peak at the 18th-Century gateway to the Americas.
    Enjoy a tasting lunch at a private club, the Casino Gaditano, as you enjoy the views onto its ornate Mudejar-style inner courtyard.
  • Free afternoon and some light tapas for dinner.

Glasses of sherry wine on a cooking vacation in SpainDay Six – March 6

  • Breakfast.
  • This morning take a ferry ride across the bay to Puerto de Santa Maria and Spain’s first industrial estate, the Campo del Guia, and to one of the few surviving sherry bodegas dating back to 1838, Gutiérres Colosia. Drive next door to the sherry “triangle” and visits of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Hidalgo la Gitana.
  • Lunch at the legendary Casa Bigote on the seafront.
  • Afternoon at leisure, tapas dinner in Cadiz.

Detail of Sevillian architecture seen on a culinary tour of SpainDay Seven – March 7

  • Breakfast and check out.
  • Head to Sevilla, or Seville, where you will have an insider’s tour of the city visiting four different neighborhoods.
  • Tapas lunch, then some free time to explore.
  • This evening, a special Michelin-star dinner at the restaurant El Abantal.

Day Eight – March 8

  • Breakfast and check out.

Trip Details

Included in the 7-Night Trip

Accommodations

2 nights at the Hotel Vincci Posada del Patio in Malaga
1 night at the Parador, Ronda
3 nights at the Hotel Casa de los Cuatro Torres in Cadiz
1 night at the Hospes Casa del Rey de Baeza in Seville

Food & Beverages

  • Daily Breakfast
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • Winery visits and tastings

Excursions

  • Activities as per itinerary, entrance fees included

Transfer Details

  • Arrival and departure transfers not included

Miscellaneous

  • Private transportation during the tour
  • English-speaking guides

Accommodation Information

2 nights at the Hotel Vincci Posada del Patio in Malaga
1 night at the Parador, Ronda
3 nights at the Hotel Casa de los Cuatro Torres in Cadiz
1 night at the Hospes Casa del Rey de Baeza in Seville

Pricing & Tour Dates

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2020 Pricing:

7-night Program
US$4248 per person based on double occupancy
  • Add US$590 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

Please inquire for 2021 pricing. 

30% deposit due to confirm booking.
Balance payment due 90 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!


Tour Dates

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