Después del desayuno, su guía le esperará en Corral del Rey.
El tour incluye algunos de los principales sitios de interés histórico como la catedral, famosa por ser la iglesia más grande del mundo y construida sobre una mezquita del siglo XII.
El Alcázar,originalmente un palacio árabe que data del siglo XIV es también una visita obligada. El tour termina generalmente con un paseo por el barrio Santa Cruz,
el antiguo barrio judío, que es un laberinto de calles estrechas, puertas de
hierro forjado y patios interiores con fuentes y llenos de macetas.
Al finalizar el tour, el guía te dejará en un restaurante o bar de tapas tradicional, en
función de sus preferencias.
The first ever fans were used to help light fires and to waft away pesky insects. It was only around the fifteenth century that fashion and necessity dictated that hand fans should be used as a form of protection from the heat of the day. As the years progressed, the hand fan began to take centre stage as an item of fashion, elegance and flirtation. Various styles and designs were created and a whole language was born around the movements of the hand fan.
Spend the morning with a professional artist who has exhibited her fan designs in Spain and Asia, learning about the origins and the language of the hand fan. You will enjoy a class in her beautiful private studio overlooking one of Seville’s most historical plaza. During the class you will learn to hand paint your own fans using a number of styles and influences. This activity is perfect for art-lovers, families and creative minds.
Every day except Mondays (all day) and Tuesday mornings 2.5 hours
In the old town of Seville, hidden down a small side street, you will find the studio and home of Jesus and Pablo, two renowned art restorers. You will be accompanied by a guide who will bring you to their home where they will share with you the passion for their profession and reveal the techniques they use to save age-old pieces and bring them back to life.
Far removed from museum queues, Jesus and Pablo take the time to talk you through the numerous works of art that are being restored. Depending on the day, you might find Golden Age paintings, rococo mirrors, ivory crucifixes or Roman pottery over 2000 years old. They will demonstrate how to remove the dirt and grime from an age-old canvas, leaving a clean and fresh original image. Watch them piece together ceramics to recreate Roman pottery. Discover how chips, rips and tears can be cured and hidden as if they had never happened.
Subject to availability, duration approximately 2.5 hours
Spain is filled with castles, palaces and historical houses that have belonged to the same families for centuries. In some cases one can imagine, by looking at their exterior, what treasures may be hidden within their walls. These hidden treasures remain mostly unseen by tourists with many of these beautiful buildings remaining in private ownership and not open to the general public.
Our specialist guide, Maria Andrada, can organise for you a truly special, private visit to some of these magnificent homes. She will arrange for you to meet their owners, learn about their family history and possibly have lunch, dinner or a drink with them.
These visits are bespoke and depend on the owners availability. Maria will put together each visit to best suit our guests requirements. Please give as much advance notice as possible if you would like us to arrange a visit.
The area of Triana began as a working class settlement on the fringe of Seville city. It was often shunned by the main population, left outside the city walls and unprotected against the wrath of the Guadalquivir River.
Against great adversity, it gradually created its own identity. For centuries it was a working class mariners suburb, full of gypsy flamenco, exquisite ceramics, famous bullfighters and the headquarters of the Spanish inquisition. In the silent side streets and behind closed doors are hidden tales and legends from centuries past.
This is a very different walking tour. Step away from the city centre monuments and the tourist bustle. Enjoy stunning views across the river towards the main city. Delve into Triana and listen to swashbuckling tales from the times of Columbus, discover the origins of their renowned ceramic tradition, hear humbling stories of the Spanish inquisition and meet some of Seville’s most unique characters of today and yesteryear.
Duration 2,5 hours
Our Granada guides offer a variety of really wonderful tours and excursions in and around Granada.
The Alhambra is a glimpse into one of the most advanced civilizations of its time. In each decorative corner of its walls your guide will show you the poetry, philosophy, mathematics, geometry, astronomy and history of Al Andalus. The tour includes the gardens of the Generalife where you will find a mixture of arab kitchen gardens, renaissance and formal gardens which tell their own story about the evolution and history of this amazing monument. The tour lasts 3 hours approximately.
We can organise for our most discerning clients a completely private evening visit of the Nazaries Palaces in the Alhambra. The doors will be shut to everyday visitors giving you the chance to visit this beautiful monument in absolute privacy with a truly knowledgeable guide.
Tour lasts 2,5 hours approx
This tour is a complete day. You will discover the treasures of both Islamic and Christian Granada. The tour includes visits to the Alhambra, the Albayzin district and the historic centre of Granada where you will visit the Royal Chapel of Isabel and Fernando, the Catholic Kings who united Spain.
Tour lasts 6 hours approx.
Take a walk through gardens, orchards both in the city interior of the Alhambra and its surroundings. You will be accompanied by an expert who will explain all about the botanical history, the agriculture and hydraulic engineering in the times of Al Andaluz. Please note this visit includes the Palace of the Generalife and Partal but not the Nazaries Palaces.
Tour lasts 2,5 hours approx.
Alfredo your Ronda tour guide will take you on foot to visit the most emblematic sites of the town. As well as visiting the Bullring, Puente Nuevo, churches and palaces, he will also show you the Arab Baths, the Puente Arabe and the Puente Viejo. You will stop along the way and see the various artists with their stalls set up in the tourist district, many of whom are friends of Alfredo. There are opportunities to stop and have a drink or a tapa if you wish.
Tour lasts between 2 and 4 hours depending on the client
Your tour guide will adapt the tour to what you wish to do and see but the main focus of the tour is usually in the old part of Cadiz. The tour starts with a panoramic trip on a bus passing the Royal Jails, Roman Theatre, Cathedrals, beach, Castles, Parks, Alameda, the old city walls of San Carlos and Plaza de España where your tour continues through the historic old town on foot.
This tour also starts with a panoramic bus trip giving you a general overview of the town passing some of the bodegas, Military Yeguada (horse breeders), Convents and Palaces. You will then continue on foot through the old historic town visiting the Alameda and Alcazar, Cathedral, Plazas and monuments. Your guide will adapt the tour to suit your requirements.
Lebrija is just 20 minutes from the Hacienda and is often overlooked by tourists. At first glance it can appear uninspiring but within the new parts of the town are many hidden gems well worth visiting with the help and knowledge of a local expert. Your guide will take you on a tour of the old convents, churches and monuments of interest within the town as well as showing you a more humble old-style home where life for all the families living there centred round a shared courtyard with outdoor loo and a communal kitchen. There is the chance to stop and enjoy a glass of locally produced sherry in Bodegas Ahumada where you will sit with the old men of the town dressed in their flat caps. You will be able to visit the workshop of Juan Lopez, the only local potter left in this area, and also visit a ceramics factory where Julia and Paqui produce and sell hand-painted ceramics.
Tour starts at 10h approx. It is half a day and you can have lunch in a local restaurant at the end if you wish.