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Overview

Custom Cooking in Andalusian Olive Country

A custom 4-night version of our Cooking in Andalusian Olive Country.


Trip Details

Your 3 hands-on cooking classes with be with your host and chef, Clive.

Itinerary

Day One

Please note that we recommend you be in relatively good shape to do this itinerary, as the excursions require a good deal of walking and negotiating stairs and inclines.View of the olive groves on your cooking vacation in Spain

  • Afternoon pick up (after 2 p.m.) at Granada or Málaga international airport or Antequera/Santa Ana train station and transfer to the farmhouse in the heartland of Andalusia.
  • Enjoy welcome drinks followed with some free time to settle in.
  • In the early evening you will have an opportunity to take a stroll around the charming whitewashed lakeside village of Iznájar, perched on a rocky outcrop, where you will enjoy a spectacular view of the Lake of Andalusia.
  • Tonight’s dinner will feature contemporary Andalusian cuisine and will be served by your hosts at the finca.
  • Overnight.

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Day Two

  • After breakfast, you will travel through the delightful Andalusian countryside to visit one of the world’s greatest architectural masterpieces, Mezquita in Córdoba. You will learn about the different cultures that shape the region — Moorish, Jewish and Christian. You will visit the most famous street, the Callejón de las Flores, whose balconies and walls are decorated with hanging pots of vibrant-colored geraniums in summer.
  • Following, you will have a quick stop at the Moroccan tea salon and then free time to wander around the World Heritage site, the Judería, or old Jewish quarter.
  • Lunch will take place at a popular tavern with a Moorish-style patio offering some of the most celebrated regional cuisine.
  • Return to the farmhouse, refresh and attend your first hands-on cooking session with your host, followed by dinner.

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Day Three

  • After leisurely breakfast, depart for an award-winning olive mill, where you will be guided by an official olive oil taster for the DO Priego de Cordoba and taste one of the finest olive oils in the world.
  • Visit the energetic and lively town of Priego de Cordoba, which is known as the Baroque Jewel in Andalusia with its glorious Baroque architecture, national monuments and stunning attractions, and yet it is delightfully unspoiled.
  • Following a gentle stroll in the narrow passageways of Barrio de la Villa, or the Arab Quarter, bedecked with a myriad of colorful flowers, stop at a typical Andalusian tapas bar for lunch with fino, the local wine.
  • After a relaxing lunch, return to the farmhouse and time for a little relaxation.
  • Meet Clive for your next cooking session, followed by dinner.
  • Overnight.

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Day Four

  • Following breakfast, your day begins with a visit and tasting at one of the best-known producers of wine, a vineyard founded in the eighteenth century in Montilla. Nobel Prize writer Camílo José Cela praised the wine from Montilla in his travel essays, declaring “its quality is as good as its soil: so pure, so gold, so delicate… and the taste is superior!”
  • Return to the Finca to unwind by the pool or by the terrace for a light lunch.
  • In the late afternoon, you will enjoy a farewell cooking session outdoors (weather permitting), followed by dinner.

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Day Five

  • After breakfast transfer to Granada or Málaga international airport, or Antequera/Santa Ana train station.

Trip Details

Included in the 4-Night Trip

Accommodations

4 nights accommodation at charming finca (farmhouse) B&B

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • Wine, water, and coffee with all included meals

Classes & Instructors

Your 3 hands-on cooking classes with be with your host and chef, Clive.

Excursions

  • Excursion to Córdoba
  • Olive mill visit with tasting
  • Visit of Priego de Cordoba
  • Wine producer visit and tasting

Transfer Details

  • Arrival transfer from Granada or Málaga international airport, or Antequera-Santa Ana train station (on day 1 please plan to arrive in the afternoon after 2 p.m.)
  • Departure transfer to Granada or Málaga international airport, or Antequera-Santa Ana train station (check out by 11 am).
  • Please note that due to driving restrictions we cannot usually accommodate pickups or dropoffs from/to the city centers. Late arrival and early departure may incur a surcharge, please inquire. 

Accommodation Information

The husband and wife owners of this 200-year-old property have lovingly restored this finca (farmhouse) while still retaining some of its original features, such as wooden beams. The rustic finca includes four bedrooms that have underfloor heating and electric fans. The property, in addition to the amazing views, includes a wood burning stove for the winter months, and a beautiful pool and patios for the warmer months. Please note that there are no accessible rooms, and as it is a rural farmhouse there are stairs, including the original staircase, which your hosts had restored. One of the upper floor rooms is on 2 levels, and the annex suite and one of the ground floor rooms have a few steps leading down from the door.

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Pricing:
Pricing for one person in single occupancy room

4-night Program
US$2380 per person based on double occupancy

    30% deposit due to confirm booking.
    Balance payment due immediately, as it is within 60 days of start date.
    Questions? Please contact us!


    Tour Dates

    Available February 24-28 or February 25-29, 2020.

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