Olive Oil at its Best
Five days immersion tour – Cordoba & Jaen (Andalusia)
B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner
Day One – Cordoba sights and tapas
Check-in at your cozy 4* hotel in the heart of Cordoba, housed in an old palace house.
Meet your local English-speaking guide for a walking tour through the enchanting centre of Cordoba, a labyrinth of narrow winding streets full of history, including a visit to the stunning Mezquita (Mosque).
Taste delicious Andalusian Tapas along the way.
Night in Cordoba.
Day Two – Baena olive oil region
Today starts your chauffeured journey through the Andalusian olive groves, in the company of your olive oil expert guide.
Enjoy a private visit to a family-owned Cortijo and mill, producing award-wining organic olive oils in the Baena DO territory. Take a stroll through this property’s beautiful olive groves and learn about the distinctive characteristics of the Picudo, Hoijablanca and Picual olive varieties. Then, visit nearby Zuheros, a hill top white-washed town with spectacular views of the endless olive groves of the Baena region.
Make yourself comfortable at a splendid Hacienda, a 4* rural hotel with restaurant nearby Zuheros, in the heart of the Subbética Natural Park, where you will stay for 2 nights. You will have time to take a walk around that wonderful landscape.
Enjoy dinner with the authentic flavor of “home cooking” at the restaurant of the Hacienda.
Night in the Hacienda.
Day Three – Priego de Cordoba olive oil region
The territory of Priego de Cordoba DO awaits you, the other olive oil region in the province of Cordoba. Visit a premium producer with century-old olive trees in his olive grove. Take a stroll through Priego de Cordoba, a beautiful town known as the cradle of Spanish Baroque.
Enjoy lunch at the best restaurant of the area, featuring seasonal local products.
Back to the Hacienda, if you wish, you can relax in the hotel’s Arab-style baths.
Dinner will be on your own.
Night in the Hacienda.
Day Four – Jaen province, olive oil and monuments
Today you’ll be moving on to the province of Jaen, in Northern Andalusia, with olive trees as the inseparable companions of your journey. You will make a stop in Bailén for a visit to another Spain´s top producers. Your time there will be a master lesson on the “abc’s” of making excellent olive oil.
After this visit, you’ll continue to the beautiful town of Ubeda, where you’ll check in at the Parador – housed in a Renaissance palace in the heart of town. Lunch will be on your own.
You will enjoy a most interesting visit of Ubeda and nearby Baeza, two splendid monumental towns recognized as World Heritage sites, by the hand of a local guide.
Tonight you will enjoy a mouth-watering farewell dinner, showcasing first quality ingredients in a menu with a modern twist, at the best restaurant in Ubeda.
Night in Ubeda.
Day Five – Back to Cordoba
After breakfast, private transfer to Cordoba (1 ¾ hour drive).
End of your tour.
Local English-speaking guide, specialized in olive oil, will be joining you throughout the tour
Private chauffeured transportation throughout the itinerary
4 nights’ accommodation in 4* charming hotels
2 lunches and 2 dinners (one of them a tapas tour), accompanied with fine Spanish wines
Culinary and cultural visits as per the itinerary, including city tours, Cordoba’s Mezquita, olive oil mills, tasting sessions…
Entry fees as per the itinerary
All local taxes
Our suggestions of additional local restaurants and activities, according to your taste