Traditions of Andalucia

GROUP COLLECTION Departures
2018 | 13 mai, 14 jul, 08 set, 03 nov
2019 | 11 mai
 
Departures for PRIVATE Gold:
2018: Same days of Collection or Sundays on request - other days of the week visits may change
 

Travel itinerary

Upon your arrival to the Sevilla Airport, one of our private luxury bus will be waiting to escort you to the boutique hotel Eme Cathedral, located in the historical centre of Seville, result of the restoration of fourteen typical sevillian listed houses from the XVI century, where our staff will greet you and assist with check-in. After having time to freshen up in the hotel, we invite you to attend our delicious tapas tour meal where we will visit some of the city’s most religious and Semana Santa obsessed tapas bars.
You will spend our morning making the most of the city on foot by enjoying a monumental tour guided by our official expert who will accompany us to the Cathedral, the Alcázar and the Barrio Santa Cruz. You will lunch in an excellent tapas restaurant before discovering a treasure of Sevilla: an art restoration studio where the owners, who are experts in art history, religious imagery and iconography, will show us the religious and cultural importance of the art as well as things to look for in the city during Semana Santa and its pasos. Once we have all the facts, you need to fully understand and enjoy the traditional Semana Santa in Sevilla. You will head to our private balcony to watch the Hiniesta brotherhood and their religious foats pass directly below you.
You will spend the morning in a truly special and exclusive way, visiting some of the chapels where the religious foats are being prepared and displayed before being taken into the streets and meeting a member of a brotherhood who is passionate about Semana Santa - an encounter very few people are privileged enough to experience. In the afternoon you will meet one of Sevilla’s renowned chefs who is in charge of one of the city’s top tapas restaurants. You will enjoy a cooking class that combines show cooking, watching our maestro work his magic, as well as our own preparation of local delicacies and traditional Semana Santa dishes. Once we have prepared these dishes, we will sit down to an early dinner and enjoy our creations!
Today is a more leisurely day. You will have the chance to relax and explore the city. Beginning an hour before sunset, we have arranged a very special evening for you. Meet in the hotel lobby and walk around to our private penthouse terrace that overlooks the Cathedral and Alcázar. As the sun sets, we will enjoy canapés, aperitifs and a candlelit dinner whilst viewing the Plaza del Triunfo, listening to the procession of musicians and watching the hustle and bustle of Semana Santa under the spectacular lighting of Sevilla’s gothic cathedral. This is truly a night to remember.
Depart from Sevilla in our luxury bus and drive south towards Jerez. On our way we will visit a private bull farm and meet the owner, the future Countess of the De La Maza family. We will be taken out into the countryside, in either a 4x4 or on an open wagon, putting you extremely close to the fighting bulls in order to see their size and strength. Upon our return to the main building we will be treated to an introductory class on how to fight a bravo bull. Learn about the capes, the swords and the numerous difficult maneuvers a bullfighter must employ in order to evade these mighty animals. We will then be privy to a special lunch in the manor house of the De La Maza family. Very few people have the pleasure of being invited into their private residence. When you are ready, we will return to our transport and continue on to our hotel in Jerez, Palacio Garvey Hotel, an exclusive 19th century palace, located in the heart of the historic quarter of Jerez de la Frontera.
Our private luxury bus will be waiting to transfer you to Jerez de la Frontera Airport.
  • 6 nights in 5* and 4* Boutiques hotel, including hotel taxes and service charges.

  • Meals as indicated in detailed itinerary (6 Breakfast + 3 Lunch + 4 Dinner).

  • All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees, as indicated in detailed itinerary.

  • Services of a local guides and All local experts and specialists Expert, local and English speaking Tour Leader during the whole itinerary.

  • Private Luxury Bus.

  • The full services of a Concierge before, during and after your trip.

  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service.

  • Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists.

  • Airfare, airport taxes and fuel surcharge.

  • Travel visas and permits (if required)

  • Travel insurance.

  • Beve- rages during lunch/dinner.

  • Personal and other expenses.

While touring, stay in only the most unique accommodations with our 4-star hotels
 
Tradition, personality, passion and art - these are all words that represent the essence
of Sevilla, a warm city of genuine people that allows us to enjoy one of the greatest spectacles in Spain, The Semana Santa of Sevilla.
Easter is a deeply-rooted religious festival in the noble city of Seville. The various brotherhoods permeate the streets, scented with orange blossom and incense, with their Catholic figures (pasos) of those who unleashed passions and feelings worthy of being lived.
These nostalgic days, when sadness and celebration are entwined along with arrows, saetas (famenco sacred song) and Capirotes (hoods), are an ideal time to visit the Andalusian capital. If you want to discover the authentic Sevilla, traveling to Spain during Holy Week is your opportunity.
 
Do not choose to simply travel; choose to experience.
 
Hotel Eme Cathedral
Chic, contemporary decor, a cosmopolitan ambiance that is evident in its 50 rooms, and a complete offer of services make Hotel Miró your best choice for immersing yourself in the city and discovering its surrounding areas.
 
Hotel Palacio Garvey
Palacio Garvey, built in 1850, was in its day, the grand residence of the Garvey family. Today, this spectacular monument has been meticulously restored and transformed into a luxury hotel while maintaining its original 19th century neo-classical architectural style.
 
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Duration 10 days
Departures GROUP COLLECTION Departures 2018 | 13 mai, 14 jul,

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