The Heart and Soul of Spain

Embrace Southern Spain, with its dance, its cuisine and traditions. Join locals in their zeal to preserve a rich cultural heritage.

For those looking for a feast for the senses and a truly authentic Spanish experience. Live and breathe the intensity of the flavours, the music, the history and the electric atmosphere of this festive region

9 days
From US$ 4,500 pp
The Heart and Soul of Spain
The Heart and Soul of Spain

Why our trip is different:

  • Insider tapas tour with a Michelin-starred chef
  • Visit the studio of a private art restorer in Madrid
  • Access to the palace of one of the oldest families in the region and dine with them
  • Join in a flamenco lesson with one of the most acclaimed dancers in Seville
  • Unique Gastronomy Day in and around Ronda
  • Private cruise down the Guadalquivir River, joined by Flamenco musicians
  • Exclusive palace visit in Seville and tea with the Marquesa of Motilla
  • Olive oil tasting in Seville followed by a private local foodie tour
  • Tile painting workshop in Andalucia
  • A historic walk and private visit to one of the capital’s most captivating artist’s studios
  • Exclusive access to Madrid’s botanical treasures, followed by lunch in a private garden hosted by the owner
The Heart and Soul of Spain


D1  Arrive in Madrid * Check in Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques* Insider Tapas Tour of Madrid

D2  Private tour of Madrid including the Prado Museum

D3  Old Madrid walking tour * Private visit to acclaimed artist

D4  Check in Hotel Alfonso * Private foodie tour and visit to the oldest tapas bar in Seville, El Rinconcillo Bar

D5  Sevilla with a local expert guide * Private cruise down the Guadalquivir River with Flamenco musicians

D6  Exclusive palace visit in Seville *  Tea with the Marquesa of Motilla * Private visit to art restorer's home and studio

D7  Private touring of the countryside white villages * Check in La Fuente del la Higuera, Ronda

D8  Hiking excursion in Serrania de Ronda or a unique gastronomy tour

D9  Depart from Seville or Malaga

All sample itineraries are designed to inspire and are customised on consultation.

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Our favourite places to stay:

Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques - next to the Royal Palace and el Opera Theatre

Hotel Alfonso XIII - an iconic cultural landmark in Santa Cruz next to the Seville Cathedral

La Fuente del la Higuera - a romantic boutique hotel in the secluded hills of Ronda

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