"Treasures of Andalusia" Experience
A trip to discover Andalusia’s millenary heritage

"Andalusia’s Treasures” Experience is a Rusticae tour to discover the best of Andalusia’s millenary heritage. Visiting its most beautiful cities, combined with a unique stay in a 300 hectares Spanish Fighting Bull raising ranch, where you can share their daily tasks. Staying at our selected Rusticae hotels and assisted by the best private guides.

 

DAY 6: ÚBEDA AND BAEZA

DAY 6: ÚBEDA AND BAEZA

The 6th day of this incredible trip starts with a wonderful breakfast in the Añadio, where there is no shortage of the best olive oils, with fresh toasted bread and natural fruit. Then, we will take you to Úbeda and Baeza, two magnificent cities with samples of the best Andalusian Renaissance style, where you will discover its secrets at your own pace. You will visit Úbeda in the morning and Baeza in the afternoon. Transfers and return to the farm are included. In the evening, again a delicious dinner awaits at the Añadio, and the well-deserved rest after an intense day.

DAY 7: CÓRDOBA

DAY 7: CÓRDOBA

Day 7 starts at the Añadío, with another great breakfast. Then, we have to leave for our route’s last city: Córdoba. After settling in a Rusticae hotel, a specialized guide in art and history will be waiting for you (at noon), to take you on a private tour through the historic city centre. It will last around 2 hours, visiting the Roman Bridge over the Guadalquivir River, the Puerta del Puente and the Saint Rafael Triumphs. The Triumph of Saint Rafael on Bridge’s Gate is one of the many existing triumphs in Córdoba, dedicated to Saint Rafael archangel, the town’s guardian angel. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It is located in Plaza del Triunfo, Cathedral district, very close to the ancient Mosque. The tour will continue through the alleys of the medieval quarter, and the Fernandina churches (a set of religious constructions built by King Ferdinand III the Saint, after the conquest of Cordoba in 1236). In the afternoon, it is time for one of the most expected visits of this trip, also with a private guide: the magnificent Mosque and the Jewish quarter. The Mosque is undoubtedly Andalusia’s most important monument, together with the Alhambra, as well as the most emblematic of the Umayyad Hispanic art. It is considered Humanity Cultural Heritage, being one of the most popular monuments in Spain. This visit lasts about 2 and a half hours.

DAY 8: MEDINA-AZAHARA AND END OF THE TRIP

DAY 8: MEDINA-AZAHARA AND END OF THE TRIP

The end of the trip arrives. After enjoying breakfast at hotel, our guide will escort you to visit the beautiful Medina-Azahara ("the bright city"). With the tour of this palatial city built by Abderramán III in Sierra Morena, on the outskirts of Córdoba, we arrive at the end of this unforgettable trip through Andalusia’s Treasures.

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DAY 5: DISCOVER THE FORM OF LIFE IN A LIVESTOCK

DAY 5: DISCOVER THE FORM OF LIFE IN A LIVESTOCK

Our route continues after breakfast and the next stop is Jaén. This time, at a hotel located in a 300 hectares cattle farm, dedicated to the Spanish Fighting Bull. This experience in the midst of nature presents you this noble animal and the rancher’s way of life. Daily activities at the hotel start at 11h, so make sure to leave Granada around 9h. Once on the estate, there will be a 4x4 tour through the different quarters accompanied by the foremen. We have prepared a picnic basket for lunch, so that you may enjoy nature, incredible views and fresh air. In the afternoon, we propose a horseback ride, the best way to enjoy our countryside. A well-deserved rest awaits you in the evening, with a nice dinner at the hotel’s main dining room or, should the weather allow it, on the outdoor porch.

DAY 4: FINALLY THE ALHAMBRA

DAY 4: FINALLY THE ALHAMBRA

The day begins with a magnificent breakfast at the Villa Oniria hotel. Afterwards, we will finally make the most awaited visit, the Alhambra with a private guide, including: the Alcazaba, Medina, Torres, Gerenalife, Nasrid Palaces, Carlos V Palace and the Alhambra Museum. The tour lasts about 3,5 hours. After that exciting proposition, nothing better than enjoying a Spa session at Villa Oniria hotel. Free afternoon to walk around or do some shopping, enjoying the atmosphere of this beautiful city.

DAY 3: ARRIVAL IN GRANADA

DAY 3: ARRIVAL IN GRANADA

Early start in Seville with breakfast, departing afterwards for Granada. The journey by car takes around 2 hours, so we recommend getting up early in order to make good use of the day. Once in Granada, Villa Oniria will be your headquarter. A knowledgeable private guide will escort you to every corner of this magical city, be your companion to discover the cathedral’s Royal Chapel, the Jewish quarter and the Realejo neighbourhood at the footsteps of the Alhambra. Lunch will be in the restaurant of the Villa Oniria hotel, called La Fábula (except on Sundays and Mondays). In the afternoon, the same guide will accompany you to discover the Royal Room of Santo Domingo, an old Almohad palace. To visit the so called “cármenes” (houses with orchard or garden) is a must, following until Paseo de los Tristes, one of Granada’s most romantic and picturesque walks, with an original view of the Alhambra. To enjoy the best views of Granada and Sierra Nevada, our guide will accompany you to the Mirador de San Nicolás. In the evening, you will enjoy one of the flamenco shows that this city has to offer. It is the best ending for a perfect day.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN SEVILLE

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN SEVILLE

Your trip begins in Seville, a town full of light and life. After arriving at the hotel, we propose a tour by horse-drawn carriage and on foot for about 90 minutes through the traditional Arenal-Triana area. Our private guide is the perfect company for this tour. The Arenal quarter is located next to the River Guadalquivir, extends until the Cathedral. The visit goes on to the Triana neighbourhood, which embodies the city’s atmosphere, a bohemian refuge for bullfighters and artists also famous for its tapas bars, river views and the small Sevillian tiles shops.

DAY 2: DISCOVERING SEVILLA

DAY 2: DISCOVERING SEVILLA

After breakfast at the hotel, a new day begins to discover the city accompanied by your private guide. Today’s visit includes the Macarena district and basilica, just a short walk from the hotel. The guide will also show you to the Metropol Parasol, a modern building known as "Setas de Sevilla" because of its shape, which has spectacular views of the historic city centre. Your tour continues with a visit to the Real Alcázar of Seville, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco and the well-known neighbourhood of Santa Cruz ( historic quarter where the Cathedral, Real Alcázar and Town Hall are located). After the lunch break, the guided tour continues with a visit to the Cathedral, Giralda and the historic city centre. After an intense day, a well-deserved rest arrives at the hotel Alcoba del Rey in Seville.