Perfect Pairings: Seville & Rural Andalucia

Spain
5 nights private tour from $7,500
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At a glance
  • Get lost in the magic of Seville - an immersive introduction to the multicultural identity of the Andalucian capital 

  • Indulge in a very exclusive dinner experience with a local Sevillian with fascinating and topical discussions of local life

  • Unwind in the picturesque Andalucian countryside choosing from an abundance of activities at Finca La Donaira 

  • Get off the beaten track and explore the beautiful hiking trails of Sierra de Grazalema 

Journey highlights
  • Get lost in the magic of Seville - an immersive introduction to the multicultural identity of the Andalucian capital 

  • Indulge in a very exclusive dinner experience with a local Sevillian with fascinating and topical discussions of local life

  • Unwind in the picturesque Andalucian countryside choosing from an abundance of activities at Finca La Donaira 

  • Get off the beaten track and explore the beautiful hiking trails of Sierra de Grazalema 

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Andalucia has a Mediterranean climate, making it a year-round destination. In general you can usually rely on lovely weather or hot temperatures from April to early November. In Andalucia there are plenty of warm, sunny days, including during the winter months, although the best time to visit Seville is in the spring and autumn when temperatures are pleasant. During July and August it can be extremely hot and some days the temperature can reach 40°C.

Your Itinerary

Delve into the vibrant seduction of Seville as you discover its deepest roots before diving headfirst into the glorious beauty of the countryside. Wind your way through Seville’s captivating streets soaking up life as a local whilst exploring the lesser-known corners on bespoke tours. Let peace and tranquillity wash over you as you submerge in the countryside at Finca La Donaira, a boutique eco-luxury farm in the depths of Ronda’s Mountain range, blending the two regions seamlessly.

Seville

Your Itinerary

Begin this marvelous perfect pairing with your arrival at your luxury boutique hotel, Corral del Rey. Hidden away in the bustling streets of Seville, this is a carefully renovated Moorish property full of traditional charm, combined with contemporary chic interiors and modern touches. The open roof terrace, with a small plunge pool, is perfect for relaxing, or gazing across the rooftops of Seville towards the Cathedral and Giralda. A marvelously luxurious respite after a busy day sight-seeing, tapas eating and exploring. 

After a blissful night, you will be well rested for the start of your explorations in Seville. Meet your expert local guide for a private walking tour through the hidden corners of the Andalucian capital. Here you will experience an immersive introduction to the multicultural identity of Seville, visiting the most iconic sights in Seville, along with the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, which housed the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon your guide will take you on a stroll to gain special insight into how Seville is for the locals and discover how they live in their city. You will come across various convents and churches hidden between the narrow alleys and corners, normally out of reach by the day-to-day visitor. You will have the chance to taste some typical sweet delicacies hand-made by the nuns of the convents; as well as the opportunity to understand why the inhabitants are so devoted. Take in the beauty of hidden Seville by getting to explore their unique private patios - the Sevillian's have learned to create real-life orchards inside their homes, these are very special to visit.

In the evening you will have the chance to experience a very exclusive dinner with a local Sevillian. You will be taken to their delightful home, overlooking the Cathedral, in the very heart of the city, and right above an illuminated Baroque church. You will meet the owner and have dinner together while discussing the intricacies of Seville and life here.

Andalucia

Your Itinerary

Kick-start the day with a vibrant and fascinating bike tour through the Sevillian neighborhoods taking in the majestic buildings and life bustling around you. Feeling peckish you will end the ride at the food market where you will enjoy an exclusive hands-on cooking workshop with the chef. Prepare and devour a tapas menu soaking up the buzzing ambiance. After lunch your private transfer will take you to your next hotel, Finca La Donaira. You will be amazed by the peace and tranquillity that exudes from this divine estate, a boutique eco-luxury farm in the depths of Ronda’s mountain range. On 1700 acres there are just nine luxurious rooms along with unparalleled service, food and outdoor experiences. The estate features a spa, pools and a yoga platform. Settle into your new surroundings and dine at the divine hub of the cortijo, where the chefs whip up delicious feasts featuring ingredients from the farm to be enjoyed around the communal kitchen table. 

Start with a leisurely breakfast and ponder how best to spend your day at La Donaira, with a multitude of activities to enjoy. Hiking, biking, spa and wellness programs, farm and garden tours, cooking sessions, wine and olive oil tasting and guided stargazing are all offered on the property. With a thorough wellness program, pilates, yoga and meditation strongly feature here also. The equestrian center is a real highlight of the estate, complete with 70 Lusitano horses raised using natural horsemanship, alongside a computerized dressage area, plus lessons and trails for all level of riders. 

The following morning plunge into the Sierra de Grazalema's stunning trails. With your private hiking guide delve into fascinating explorations of the Natural Park. You will get to enjoy a 3-hour scenic hike in the beautiful landscape and scenery before heading into Grazalema village to take a relaxed guided tour across the old town before lunch sampling traditional Andalucian recipes.

Itinerary

Day 1-3

Andalucia

Begin this marvelous perfect pairing with your arrival at your luxury boutique hotel, Corral del Rey. Hidden away in the bustling streets of Seville, this is a carefully renovated Moorish property full of traditional charm, combined with contemporary chic interiors and modern touches. The open roof terrace, with a small plunge pool, is perfect for relaxing, or gazing across the rooftops of Seville towards the Cathedral and Giralda. A marvelously luxurious respite after a busy day sight-seeing, tapas eating and exploring. 

After a blissful night, you will be well rested for the start of your explorations in Seville. Meet your expert local guide for a private walking tour through the hidden corners of the Andalucian capital. Here you will experience an immersive introduction to the multicultural identity of Seville, visiting the most iconic sights in Seville, along with the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, which housed the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon your guide will take you on a stroll to gain special insight into how Seville is for the locals and discover how they live in their city. You will come across various convents and churches hidden between the narrow alleys and corners, normally out of reach by the day-to-day visitor. You will have the chance to taste some typical sweet delicacies hand-made by the nuns of the convents; as well as the opportunity to understand why the inhabitants are so devoted. Take in the beauty of hidden Seville by getting to explore their unique private patios - the Sevillian's have learned to create real-life orchards inside their homes, these are very special to visit.

In the evening you will have the chance to experience a very exclusive dinner with a local Sevillian. You will be taken to their delightful home, overlooking the Cathedral, in the very heart of the city, and right above an illuminated Baroque church. You will meet the owner and have dinner together while discussing the intricacies of Seville and life here.

Accommodation: Corral del Rey ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

Andalucia

Kick-start the day with a vibrant and fascinating bike tour through the Sevillian neighborhoods taking in the majestic buildings and life bustling around you. Feeling peckish you will end the ride at the food market where you will enjoy an exclusive hands-on cooking workshop with the chef. Prepare and devour a tapas menu soaking up the buzzing ambiance. After lunch your private transfer will take you to your next hotel, Finca La Donaira. You will be amazed by the peace and tranquillity that exudes from this divine estate, a boutique eco-luxury farm in the depths of Ronda’s mountain range. On 1700 acres there are just nine luxurious rooms along with unparalleled service, food and outdoor experiences. The estate features a spa, pools and a yoga platform. Settle into your new surroundings and dine at the divine hub of the cortijo, where the chefs whip up delicious feasts featuring ingredients from the farm to be enjoyed around the communal kitchen table. 

Start with a leisurely breakfast and ponder how best to spend your day at La Donaira, with a multitude of activities to enjoy. Hiking, biking, spa and wellness programs, farm and garden tours, cooking sessions, wine and olive oil tasting and guided stargazing are all offered on the property. With a thorough wellness program, pilates, yoga and meditation strongly feature here also. The equestrian center is a real highlight of the estate, complete with 70 Lusitano horses raised using natural horsemanship, alongside a computerized dressage area, plus lessons and trails for all level of riders. 

The following morning plunge into the Sierra de Grazalema's stunning trails. With your private hiking guide delve into fascinating explorations of the Natural Park. You will get to enjoy a 3-hour scenic hike in the beautiful landscape and scenery before heading into Grazalema village to take a relaxed guided tour across the old town before lunch sampling traditional Andalucian recipes.

Accommodation: Finca La Donaira ( 3 nights )
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When to visit

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  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Andalucia has a Mediterranean climate, making it a year-round destination. In general you can usually rely on lovely weather or hot temperatures from April to early November. In Andalucia there are plenty of warm, sunny days, including during the winter months, although the best time to visit Seville is in the spring and autumn when temperatures are pleasant. During July and August it can be extremely hot and some days the temperature can reach 40°C.

Perfect Pairings: Seville & Rural Andalucia
Perfect Pairings: Seville & Rural Andalucia

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  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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