Olive Oil at its Best
Five days immersion tour – Cordoba & Jaen (Andalusia)
I have just spoken to the leader of the Group and she told me that the lunch and the whole visit at the mill was great! Thank you very much for the cooperation…
Again I want to thank you and your team for the very good study tour we had with our staff. The ham in Jabugo and the olive oil in Baena were culinary top hits and specially the kitchen staff loved them.
We had a great time and really enjoyed the itinerary that you put together for us. In detail: Olive oil visit – the tour was very good and the meal absolutely fantastic…we all plan to return to the area as we liked it so much.
Jess and I would like to thank you so much for such a memorable tour of Cordoba–we wish it could have gone on much longer!
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
1,700 Euros per person for group of 6
2,025 Euros per person for group of 4
2,695 Euros per person for group of 2
(Land only, double occupancy)
Single & High Season Supplements: to be confirmed according to dates
Available upon request all year round
Privately organized, starting from 2 people
We can organize extensions to other areas of Andalusia, including culinary activities such as a private visit to a winery in Ronda, a tapas tour in Granada or a hands-on cooking class in Seville or Marbella… Find below more ideas in this region
We’re happy to adapt, combine, even custom-design, our tours and activities to meet your preferences
Contact us, even if you don’t find exactly what you’re after – we like to be challenged!