The Authentic Andalucian Culinary Tour5 days spent discovering the South of Spain through its incredible food and wine
If you want to get to grips with authentic Spanish food in the places where the locals eat, then this gastronomic experience is for you. Be sure to pack a healthy appetite!
This 5-night culinary tour through the provinces of Málaga and Córdoba in Southern Spain includes:
- Lunches and dinners in a handpicked selection of excellent local restaurants
- Two private cooking classes led by experts in Spanish cuisine – hosted in rural culinary schools boasting incredible views.
- A private wine tasting class in one of Málaga’s most beautiful bodegas, set in the shadows of the magnificent El Torcal mountain range.
- A private olive oil tasting led by a local expert.
- All transport between activities plus airport transfers.
- 5 Nights of bed and breakfast accommodation in hand-picked boutique properties in the provinces of Malaga and Córdoba.
- 2 private cooking classes plus lunch on a wine estate located in the most stunning of natural settings, beneath El Torcal National Park.
- A private olive oil tasting in the heart of olive growing country – class led by a local producer.
- Farewell dinner in a privately owned olive farm, hosted by a group of talented local cooks
- Travel in your own "Travel Pod" - composed solely of you and your pick of travel companions. Perfect for families or groups of friends!
About the tour
Day 1, Tuesday: An Evening in Malaga
Your culinary tour of Southern Spain starts here! Upon arriving in Málaga you will be collected from the airport and delivered to your hotel for the night – a charming boutique property in the city centre.
This evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner and drinks at one of our favourite local restaurants.
Kick off your foodie adventure with a bang by sampling some of the region’s most delectable local dishes!
Day 2, Wednesday: Cooking in the Hills of Málaga
Today your culinary tour of Southern Spain continues with a cooking class in a traditional Andalucian cortijo – or farmhouse- flung out in the olive groves a short drive beyond Málaga.
Your host for the day – an expert in Spanish cuisine- will invite you into her beautiful home and show you you how to make a traditional Andalucian dish using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Your hard work will be rewarded when you settle down to sample the fruits of your labour – either in the farmhouse’s spacious kitchen or outside amongst the olive groves (weather permitting!)
At the end of an unforgettable day, you will be driven on to your hotel for the next two evenings, a charming rural hotel which has been reserved for the exclusive use of your private group.
Enjoy dinner on the hotel’s spectacular terrace surrounded by views of the mountains.
Day 3, Thursday: Lunch in a Hidden Local Gem
We hope you only had a light breakfast because day three of your culinary tour is once more devoted to discovering the joys of Spanish food!
Today we will be taking you for lunch in one of our all-time favourite local restaurants, tucked away in an unassuming mountain village at the edge of the Granada province.
The husband and wife team who head up this fantastic eatery pride themselves on serving gourmet standard food prepared exclusively with local ingredients.
Cooking is in their blood – the restaurant has been in their family for no less than three generations!
After what is sure to be a spectacular lunch, you will be driven back to your hotel to relax.
Tonight’s dinner will be in another of our favourite haunts – a local restaurant in the gorgeous village of Priego in the Córdoba province.
Day 4, Friday: Wine Tasting in the Mountains
Today we will be packing our bags and heading for our next stop in our culinary tour of Southern Spain – the stunning white village of Archidona.
On the way, we will stop for in for a late lunch in one of our favourite restaurants in Antequera, followed by a low-key couple of hours spent exploring this pretty mountain tow.
After we will head for a private visit and evening wine tasting at one of Malaga’s most enviably appointed bodegas – located at the bottom of the El Torcal nature reserve in the shadow of a spectacular mountain range.
After dinner at the bodega, you will be driven to your hotel for the next two nights, a charming converted farmhouse in the centre of Archidona.
The whole property has been rented for the sole use of your group – meaning you will have the run of the hotel and its facilities, which include a cosy reading nook, a sun terrace and an outdoor swimming pool.
Dinner this evening will be in nearby Antequera, in one of the town’s best kept culinary secrets!
Day 5, Saturday: Cooking in the Countryside
The final day of your Spanish culinary tour has arrived – so let’s make sure we go out with a bang!
This morning after breakfast you will be driven deep into the heart of Malaga’s natural parklands, the Montes de Malaga.
Here you will come across an idyllic rural hideaway surrounded by olive and almond groves – the site of today’s cooking class.
Tie on your apron as our expert cook guides you through the creation of yet another Spanish dish, which you will enjoy later on the terrace washed down with a few glasses of excellent local wine.
After a few hours relaxing back at your hotel, this evening’s pre-dinner activity will involve a private olive oil tasting led by a local producer.
Here you will sample Andalucia’s biggest export olive oil- and learn about its cultivation.
This will be hosted by a very special farewell dinner, hosted by a group of local housewives – and fantastic cooks- in the surroundings of a 19th-century olive mill. It’s sure to be a night to remember!
€1,995 per person*
-5 nights’ Bed & Breakfast accommodation
-All transport and airport transfers
-All lunches and dinners
-All guiding fees and entrances
Price does not include:
*Price based on a group of 8 people sharing double occupancy rooms. Single supplement €300. Please be advised that due to the boutique size of the hotels, only two single occupancy rooms are available.