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Surprising wines of Andalusia (8 days)

Guided wine tour through Andalusian flavors, from sherry cathedral wineries to wineries of the Malaga sierra

A tour through Andalusian flavors. Sherry cathedral wineries and wineries of the Malaga sierra.

The South of Spain offers much more than flamenco dance, fascinating architectural displays, and impressive palaces. The journey takes us to a different Costa del Sol from the one you might know from tour operator brochures, a place of mountains and white villages. 

We also visit the magnificent Capital of Western Andalusia: Seville, with its monuments including the Giralda, el Alcázar and the Cathedral. You will discover the picturesque city of Ronda and its unexpected vineyard-landscapes.
The essence of Sherry wines is found in Jerez de la Frontera, which provides us with a wealth of opportunities to understand the “criadera and solera” ageing process, while tasting 10 year+ aged Sherry wines in one of the “tabancos” where we meet only locals.
Finally, the journey ends with a visit to the Andalusian School of Equestrian Art and dinner on the roof terrace of the Arabic baths.
At the end of this journey, you should be able to distinguish the different varieties in the family of Sherry wines, and have a totally different Andalusian experience after exploring beyond the Spanish Costa del Sol and find that there’s much more than sand and sea!

Day 1: Malaga
Arrival and welcome, pick-up at Malaga airport
Visit the historical town of Malaga
Accommodation in Malaga

Day 2: Malaga – Moclinejo – Sayalonga- Malaga
Tour of a winery in the remote village of Moclinejo
Lunch
Tour of a traditional winery and wine tasting, Sayalonga
Accommodation in Malaga

Day 3: Malaga – Setenil de las Bodegas – Ronda
Trip to Ronda with a stopover in the picturesque village of Setenil
Tapas Tour in Ronda
Accommodation in Ronda

Day 4: Ronda
Tour of a bodega in Ronda and lunch. Amazing panoramic view
Afternoon: tour of a modern bodega in a huge Finca
Accommodation in Ronda

Day 5: Ronda – Seville
Tour of the most emblematic side of Seville
Accommodation in Seville

Day 6: Seville – Jerez de la Frontera
Trip to Jerez
Afternoon: tour of a traditional Sherry winery
Evening: dinner and flamenco spectacle, sherry tasting in typical tabancos
Accommodation in Jerez

Day 7: Jerez de la Frontera
The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art 
Exhibition “How the Andalusian horses dance”
Tour of the Vineyards, Sherry tasting and Lunch in vineyards near Jerez de la Frontera 
Evening: Hammam, Arabic baths and dinner on the roof terrace
Accommodation in Jerez

Day 8: Jerez de la Frontera – Manilva – Marbella - Malaga
Stopover in Marbella
Tour of the Information Centre of vineyards and Manilva vines
Tasting session and lunch
Tour of a typical popular winery
End of our services
Hail and Farewell

The accommodation has been carefully hand-picked for you.

About your Accommodation

You may notice that we make no mention of particular details regarding the full accommodation options in the accommodation itinerary section of our site. Why not? Simply because we work with a network of accommodation partners, representing an array of hotels, from rural cottages to small luxury hotel, there is a range of prices and categories of accommodation.


Accommodation in Malaga

A few hotels have been selected at the heart of Málaga, situated in the historic centre. Two hotels are housed in an historic building, one of the 19th century, converted into a remarkable multi floors hotel with cozy rooms.  
The other hotel offers renovated facilites in a fully refurbished building

Accommodation in Ronda

This is a luxurious boutique hotel, situated conveniently in the very town centre, near the Puente Nuevo bridge.
The location is incredible, with unmatched views overlooking the Tajo de Ronda, flowing at the bottom of a ravine 110 meters deep . The hotel is restored in a modern design style. Tangible amenities like swimming pool.

There are three bridges in Ronda: El puente Romano, also known as the Puente San Miguel, Puente Viejo, also known as the Puente Árabe or Arab Bridge and Puente Nuevo, aslo known as the new Bridge, span the canyon.
Did you know that the great novelists Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles had numerous stays in Ronda as part-time residents. They took their inspiration in the city's exceptional beauty and location.

Accommodation in Seville

Located in in the old quarter of central Seville, a few minutes from the Cathedral. The hotels have been nicely restored to what is today a a small private luxury boutique hotel or a charming architectural design hotel. Both hotels offer chic accommodation  and private dining facilities. The bedrooms are divided into different categories up to penthouse suite.

In the first hotel, the rooftop terrace cannot be missed if one is craving for a glass of wine and some tapas whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the Cathedral and Giralda tower.

Accommodation in Jerez de la Frontera

 Your lodging is in an exclusive 19th century palace, now transformed into a luxury hotel, located in the heart of the historic quarter.

 


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Price inclusive:

  • Mainland transportation to all places
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance to wineries and performances
  • Between 3-5 wines in each tasting session
  • All the scheduled meals of a half board program
  • All full buffet breakfasts
  • Accommodation in shared room (2 persons)
  • All taxes and tips

NOT included in the price:

  • Flights
  • tips and gratuities
  • Meals, services not specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers from and to the airport for participants arriving out of scheduled window
  • Hammam - spa at Arabic baths

    > Single room supplement: about 200 €
    > also available (for an extra fee): transfers from the airport for travelers arriving out of agreed schedule

This is only an indicative price, based on average factors such as group size (5-6 pers), qualitative hotels out of high season prices, and no extras.
When we receive your enquiry and price request for wine holidays, long week-end breaks, it takes a bit of customization to include the holidays request and nature of the group before coming up with a tour proposal that meets your interests, requirements and expectations. Factors such as time of the year, group size, type of accommodation, if rooms are shared or not, duration of the tour, are essential to us to complete the quote.
A constituted group of 5 travelers and more will receive a different price per person than 2 travelers, even if these people join a pair of 2 other travelers on a specific tour.

Slow Wines will adapt the program and price according to the information you will provide us. Take the indicative price as a price tag based on criteria of good quality accommodation and a standard group of 5-6. Remember that this price evaluation needs some adjusting, and this can go slightly down or up depending on the number of persons, and what could be changed from the program. In the end, we will make a quotation which should suit your budget.
 
When all parties are satisfied with the proposal, we ask you to confirm the booking. Our itinerary proposal and quote has to be approved within 10 calendar days, through your booking and first deposit. Keep in mind that the price for air tickets tends to increase the closer to the date of departure the reservation is made. Book preferably your hotels and accommodation well in advance!

We ask for clarity in order to streamline the communication: your group should be represented by one spokesperson. This one-to-one dialogue has many advantages over a one-to-many communication. Communication is more direct, misunderstandings are easily avoided.

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  • Picturesque town of Ronda and surrounding villages
  • A better insight of the broad family of Sherry wines
  • Get a grasp of the “criadera and solera” traditional system
  • Vineyards tour in and around Jerez de la Frontera
  • Flamenco dance and Hammam
  • Discover the Region's traditions and its people

Helena Staels
With a long experience in language tourism and translation, I have dived into the Slowwines wine travel project, as a founding partner. Although I was born and raised in Belgium, Spain became my adoptive country a long time ago and that is why its genuine culture and unwritten codes have no longer secrets for me.
My interest in wine brought me to undertake extra education in Burgundy.
Each acre of vineyard leads to a human story or personal experience worth sharing. I have personally visited all of the Slowwines wineries to design the most enjoyable wine routes, lead private tours and tasting sessions. There are lots of shared moments, with winemakers and with our visitors coming from all over the world, with diverse backgrounds and interests. I am always looking forward to visiting and sharing the next winery or cellar of the Peninsula, as this revives a never ending discovery of Iberian wines.

 

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8 days - Surprising wines of Andalusia

from €1.645 pp

Places of interest

  • Amazing wine tasting on a round trip in Andalusia
  • Majestic Seville with its Giralda and Cathedral
  • Moorish heritage in art, dance and architecture
  • Surprising tour of the vineyards in Jerez de la Frontera
  • The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Foundation
  • Typical cathedral-like sherry bodegas
  • Revived hundred year old vineyards
  • Hammam - Arabic baths

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