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Granada: A Culinary Discovery

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Spain  
Specialty Categories: Food & Wine   Cultural Journey  
Season: June
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2125 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2400 Euro (EUR)

This cooking holiday is based on Andalusian Cuisine. Granada, the historical meeting grounds of Arabic and Western cultures and home of the mythical Alhambra palace, our cooking classes. What a better way to bring to you the tastes of Andalusia than to take you directly into an Andalusian kitchen. Beginning with Granada and its spectacular Alhambra palace, our route will take you through a land of contrasts, where the warm Mediterranean waters bathe the foot of the highest mountain range in mainland Spain.

Spanish cuisine owes a large part of its riches to the Arabs. Although many cultural achievements from that period were forgotten when the Christians recaptured Spain, the art of making sweet has remained. You will learn how to prepare some of the most exquisite recipes coming from Al-Andalous times. You will make an unforgettable excursion to Las Alpujarras along the winding roads amidst a landscape of incredible beauty. The Lecrin Valley, a magical land where time seems to have ceased, among becks and rivulets, olive groves and orange trees. White villages dot the landscape, treasuring its customs, traditions and gastronomy.

A blend of hands-on class experiences and culinary and cultural visits which will allow you to learn all about the regional recipes while discovering a millenary culture. What a better way to bring to you the tastes of Andalusia than to take you directly into an Andalusian kitchen. Join us for a week in Granada, the last Muslim Kingdom in Spain, and learn about the Arabic legacy still present in the succulent cuisine of this beautiful Eastern Andalusian region.

Beginning with Granada and its spectacular Alhambra palace, our route will take you through a land of contrasts, where the warm Mediterranean waters bathe the foot of the highest mountain range in mainland Spain. Spanish cuisine owes a large part of its riches to the Arabs. Although many cultural achievements from that period were forgotten when the Christians recaptured Spain, the art of making sweet has remained. You will learn how to prepare some of the most exquisite recipes coming from Al-Andalous times. You will make an unforgettable excursion to Las Alpujarras along the winding roads amidst a landscape of incredible beauty. The Lecrin Valley, a magical land where time seems to have ceased, among becks and rivulets, olive groves and orange trees. White villages dot the landscape, treasuring its customs, traditions and gastronomy.

A blend of hands-on class experiences and culinary and cultural visits which will allow you to learn all about the regional recipes while discovering a millenary culture. What a better way to bring to you the tastes of Andalusia than to take you directly into an Andalusian kitchen. Join us for a week in Granada, the last Muslim Kingdom in Spain, and learn about the Arabic legacy still present in the succulent cuisine of this beautiful Eastern Andalusian region. Beginning with Granada and its spectacular Alhambra palace, our route will take you through a land of contrasts, where the warm Mediterranean waters bathe the foot of the highest mountain range in mainland Spain. Spanish cuisine owes a large part of its riches to the Arabs. Although many cultural achievements from that period were forgotten when the Christians recaptured Spain, the art of making sweet has remained. You will learn how to prepare some of the most exquisite recipes coming from Al-Andalous times.

You will make an unforgettable excursion to Las Alpujarras along the winding roads amidst a landscape of incredible beauty. The Lecrin Valley, a magical land where time seems to have ceased, among becks and rivulets, olive groves and orange trees. White villages dot the landscape, treasuring its customs, traditions and gastronomy.A blend of hands-on class experiences and culinary and cultural visits which will allow you to learn all about the regional recipes while discovering a millennial culture.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Granada

Group transfer from the airport to the hotel, a beautifully restored 16th century palace located in the famous Albaizin quarter, of intense Arabic flavor and wonderful views of La Alhambra. You will have time to rest before joining our guide for a welcome drink. Overnight in Granada.

Day 2: Granada – Durcal

Breakfast. This morning you'll visit the Alhambra Palace, one of the most impressive palaces in the world. Next you will walk along Granada and its magnificent Renaissance and Baroque monuments. Then, take a tapas tour, famous in Granada for variety and quality, along the old city center. In the afternoon you'll travel to the village of Durcal, 30 minutes outside of Granada. Check in to El Molino del Puente, a restored flour mill transformed into a family run hotel, surrounded by water and lustful vegetation. Evening free. Enjoy the rural cuisine of El Molino's restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Durcal. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Durcal - Vegas Del Genil - Alhama De Granada – Durcal

Breakfast. You'll start this morning with a visit to an old and modest almazara (olive oil mill) of the 15th century. Afterward, you'll visit the Vegas del Genil, stopping at the old spa town of Alhama de Granada, a characteristic rural village built over a huge rock. Here, after tasting migas (an appetizer composed of fried bread crumbs) we will have lunch in a traditional rural restaurant or "venta" where you will enjoy some of the rustic specialties of local cuisine. This evening you'll have your second cooking lesson with one of the local women of Granada, who will teach how to prepare one of the oldest rice recipes from Arabic times, mastered by very few people. Dinner follows the lesson. Overnight in Durcal. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Durcal - Excursion To Las Alpujarras Mountain Ranges To Visit Small White Villages

Breakfast. Full day excursion to Las Alpujarras, an area of lavish mountains and valleys scattered with white villages where the Moorish way of life still prevails. You'll stop at an artisan bakery where bread is made in the ancient way, and then enjoy lunch based on popular stews at a selected rural restaurant. On the way back, stop at several of the small villages in this remote area, where handcrafted rugs and blankets are made. Back at El Molino, evening at leisure. Overnight in Durcal. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 5: Durcal - Excursion To The Topical Coast With Its Beautiful Beaches And Cliffs

Breakfast. You're off to the tropical coast, 100 kilometers of beaches and cliffs, offering some truly beautiful locations. Just 30 minutes away from the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which boasts the highest peaks of the Iberian Peninsula, tropical crops such as avocado and papaya add color to the countryside, displaying some of the biggest contrasts in Andalusia. Lunch will be at the seaside village of Salobrena, where we will sample the local fishes. Free time afterward to explore the town on your own. Back to El Molino, free time. Second cooking lesson focused on the Arabic influence in Andalusian cuisine, with the assistance of Diego Morales, a well-known chef of the province. Dinner follows the lesson. Overnight in Durcal. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Durcal - Granada - Durcal

Breakfast. Morning visit to the bakery at El Molino, where organic pastries and bread are made, followed by a cooking lesson. Diego Morales will help you to disclose the cooking tips of the traditional cuisine of the region. Lunch follows the lesson, with the made on the spot meals. Excursion around the Lecrin Valley where Durcal is placed, an area where the olive groves share the land with the orange-trees. It was called The Valley of Gayness, for they considered that the sweet aroma of orange blossom of its orange and lemon trees cheered senses. Visit to a small goat cheese producer. Celebrate the end of your tour with an excellent dinner at one of the best restaurants of Granada. Then take part in an authentic zambra (flamenco session) in one of the caves of the Sacromonte, the gypsy quarter of Granada. We want it to be a memorable evening. Overnight in Durcal. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Durcal – Granada. The usual healthy breakfast at El Molino. Group transfer to the Granada airport and end of the trip. Includes: (B).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Notes: Prices above are per person based on 6 people traveling. This tour is available for as little as 2 people. Please inquire for exact prices. When you book your vacation, an agreement is made between you, our company and others who provide services. Upon request we can provide you with our general terms and conditions governing the provision of these holidays. A non-refundable upfront initial deposit of € 200 Euros is due within 7 days of the initial booking request. Final payment is due 45 days before the tour departure. Within 45 day full payment is due upon booking request. All prices, itinerary etc. listed are subject to change without notice.

No unused portion of the vacation can be refunded. Cancellation penalties apply and change fees after booking is confirmed, refer to our general terms. Please inquire for pre or post tour add-ons / hotel stays.

About This Supplier
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Location: Spain
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2001
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We are a specialty tour operator based in Galicia, Northwestern Spain, where our founder Sean O'Rourke is dedicated to personally escorting many of our food and wine tour departures to this intriguing corner of Spain. Our services include many types of unique tours and customized travel to Spain and Portugal....

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