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Andalusia Long Weekend

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January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Andalusia is a fabulous destination for autumn, winter and spring travel. Great weather, evocative culture, lively cities and hardly any cases of Covid-19. The Andalusian region has one of the lowest Covid-19 incidences in Spain, as well as fewer restrictions. And while destinations like Seville are usually crowded, they are empty right now. This example experience shows what you can do now in Spain.

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Day 1 - Seville

Spain Square (Plaza de Espana). Seville, Spain.
Sevilla, Spain, under a clear sky
"The gardens of the Alcazar palace, Seville, Spain"
Sevilla, Spain, under a clear sky"The gardens of the Alcazar palace, Seville, Spain"

History Tour of Seville

Spain

A maze of tortuous streets between whitewashed houses and orange trees. A Moorish palace. The largest cathedral in the world.You will explore them all today, as your local guide takes you through the neighbourhood of Santa Cruz. Discover the royal Alcázar, with its many architectural styles, and learn all about the Cathedral.Admire the view from La Giralda, inhale the fresh citrus scent in the Courtyard of the Orange Trees, and lose yourself in the streets of the old Jewish quarter. In this tour, Seville will show you her most unique and charming places.

Hacienda San Rafael
Hacienda San Rafael
Hacienda San Rafael
Hacienda San Rafael
Hacienda San Rafael
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Hacienda de San Rafael

Spain

Over the hills and far away, half-way between Seville and Jerez, you will discover an 18th century haciendahiding among olive groves and sunflower fields.It’s a small, family-run place, where you will enjoy a blend of rustic and sophisticated charms. Your cozy rooms open onto flowered terraces. You will savour delicious meals under the buganvilias on the patio. Garden crickets and the sweet scent of grass will lull you to a restoring siesta. This is just the place to enjoy privacy, flawless service, and outstanding gastronomy in lovely Andalusian surroundings.

Day 2 - Cordoba Day Trip

Mezquita Cathedral, Cordoba, Spain
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Mezquita. It was built by the Visigoths in 711 and it was converted to a Roman Catholic church, in the 16th century. It is one of the oldest structures still standing from the time Muslims in the late 8th century. Its a World Heritage Site since 1984.
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Mezquita. It was built by the Visigoths in 711 and it was converted to a Roman Catholic church, in the 16th century. It is one of the oldest structures still standing from the time Muslims in the late 8th century. Its a World Heritage Site since 1984.

Private Tour of La Mezquita in Cordoba

Spain

If you feel like the cathedral has no business being inside the mosque, don’t blame yourself: you are not the only one to think so. Very few buildings are like this.Once a magnificent mosque at the heart of Moorish culture, now a baroque cathedral and place of contemplation. Despite the baroque additions, the Moorish mosque is still a jewel. You can imagine there is no church, and the place is full of light. You will see a grove of columns, an oasis of date trees made of stone. As it used to be.Your guide will lead you next to the Alcazar and the synagogue. Here, you will be touched to see Hebrew inscriptions with Moorish decoration. Such harmony between styles is what makes Cordoba and its Mezquita one of the world’s most remarkable settings.

skirts of Spanish Flamenco dancers

Flamenco Lesson in Seville

Spain

This is the class that will have you unabashedly clapping your hands and stamping your feet. Flamenco music really is irresistible.And flamenco dancing is easier than it looks. You will start by clapping to the rhythm, and quickly move on to doing steps and moving your body.Bring your children and partner along as well. They will love this new and artistic way of putting all that energy to use.

Day 3 - Rural Andalusia

A view of the white village of Casares near Malaga in Andalucia, Spain. It is built on top of a tall bluff overlooking the countryside.
Beautiful street in Mijas with white houses decorated with colorful flower pots.
Beautiful street in Mijas with white houses decorated with colorful flower pots.

Trip to the Cádiz White Mountain Villages

Spain

Moorish towers stand on high hilltops, and white houses huddle below on the rocky slopes.These are the famous pueblos blancos, the white villages of Andalusia. Arrive at the top of a hill and you will see to what they own their fame. You will walk stone streets that seem untouched by time. You find refuge from the scorching Andalusian sun in the shadows of whitewashed houses, where vines bloom over the door.From ancient towers and battlements, you will look down on solitary villages lost in the rocky vastness, and hear the lonely call of an eagle above.This is timeless Spain.

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Olive Oil Tasting in a Family-Owned Andalucía Olive Grove

Spain

Stop in the middle of the field. Look around you, and admire the gnarled, centuries-old olive trees. Your guide is a member of the family that owns this oil-producing estate, and he will tell you all about these lovely trees.Next, you will enter the manor house: arcades around a patio, peaceful countryside views from the windows, and the Andalusian charm in everything. You will learn all you want to know about the process of extracting oil from the olives. And lastly, you will delight in tasting the golden oil.This is a private tour evoking centuries-old practices and the Andalusian passion towards olive oil.

Days 4 & 5 - Granada

Alhambra Granada at twilight

Guided Tour of the Alhambra by Night in Granada

Spain

What words can describe the enchantment of being in the Alhambra by night?This is the very heart of Moorish Spain. Light and shadows play in the courtyards, and in your mind’s eye you see a guard, with spear and scimitar, standing under the graceful arches. In the Court of the Lions, the fountains murmur their nostalgia for bygone days. Your steps will resound in the silence of halls and corridors, and you will feel you are outside of time, in a magic and mysterious palace of undying beauty.

Hammam Baths in Granada

Spa Day at Granada Hammam

Spain

Marble pools under colourful traditional tiled ceilings, with the water at just the right temperature. Dense, heavy steam. Then, the cooling freshness of the pool. Repeat as much as you like.Afterwards, you will lie on warm stone, and surrender your body to a relaxing massage with essential oils. In the background, the soothing sound of trickling water.Skin, muscles and soul, you will be cleansed and rejuvenated by the experience of this spa, a modern reinterpretation of an Arab bath that succeeds in combining the best of old and new.

spoon in a bowl of caviar; close up

Caviar Tasting in Granada

Spain

Indulge in the pleasures of the palate by discovering this sturgeon farm, the world’s only one with organic certification for sturgeon and caviar.Your guide will show you and explain everything, from the sturgeon’s life cycles to the processes of preparing caviar. After the theory, you will move on to the practical side, by tasting caviar with different kinds of Champagne and vodka.You probably never knew you could find one of the world’s best caviar in Spain. So toast your discovery.

Day 6 - Departure

Travel Different

Kated is a members only travel club for creative, luxury travel. We provide our members with the inspiration, tools, connections and trip protection to travel their way.

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Your entire trip is 100% protected, giving you the flexibility to book and travel with confidence.