This tour was so fun! Rose was so down to earth and is so knowledgeable about the history of san jose. The food choices were amazing & the Mezcal was a good way to end the tour. Mexican food and tequila is always a good combination. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to explore San Jose. Thank you Rose and Rosalie :)
Granada’s Alhambra is an enduring symbol of seven centuries of Arab rule in Spain. The towers of the Moorish palace stand out against the distant backdrop of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada, a contrast that echoes the complexity of Granada’s cuisine. The city sits at a culinary crossroads, looking south to North Africa for sweet flavors and spices, north to the mountains for hearty fare, and west to the Atlantic and east to the Mediterranean for the bounty of the sea.
The gastronomy, craftwork and urban planning are influenced by its glorious past. Fountains, viewpoints and “Cármenes”, houses surrounded by typical gardens of this city, create unforgettable corners in the city. It is no surprise that one of its old neighborhoods, the Albaicín, has been awarded the World Heritage designation, together with the Alhambra and Generalife.
Jesse Haro is a regional expert, as he collaborated with Granada’s regional culinary and wine experts, resulting in co-ownership of “Carmen San Miguel Wine Imports” . The love for the region, the relationships he established and the experiences have inspired him, to share these experiences with you.
Hotel Alhambra is a luxury hotel, dominating the hill of Sabika, and located in the surrounding of the citadel of the Alhambra, the Hotel Alhambra Palace is at 5 minutes walking distance from the palaces and from the Generalife gardens. It is easy to arrive at the Hotel Alhambra Palace for all types of vehicles, through Granada ‘s highway, Ronda South Alhambra.
It takes only 10 minutes walking distance to be at the main Historical Center of the city. You can walk down the hill and enjoy an unforgettable ride through the forest of the Alhambra, or stroll through the typical Realejo neighborhood.
Pricing includes accommodations,guide, transportation, daily cultural activities, to include a day trip to Sevilla.
The group will be limited to 12 guests.
Pricing: $1,999 – Double occupancy
$2,499 – Single occupancy
After check-In is complete, the group will enjoy a welcome dinner at the Alhambra Palace Hotel
The day will begin with a tour of Alhambra, the most visited monument in all Spain.
Followed by lunch a the picturesque Carmen San Miguel Restaurant. The afternoon will be free time.
The day will end with dinner and drinks at Jardines de Zoraya Dinner and a Flamenco Show!
A one of a kind experience, a cooking class with Jorge Matas Comino , well known Granadino chef and owner of Carmen De San Miguel Restaurant. Guests will experience a hands-on cooking class of traditional Granadino dishes and enjoy the prepared dishes prepared with the help of chef Jorge and his team. Each dish will be paired with delicious wines from Bodegas Vilaplana. Winemaker, Luis Vilaplana, will be there to describe the winemaking process of each paired wine.
Free night to explore the recommended shopping and tourist spots to visit and dine.
We will start the day with a visit to a historic Tropolis where you will learn the traditional style of cheese and bread making. Next, we will head to the Sierra de Nevada region of Granada to taste the award-winning wines of Bodegas Muñana and enjoy traditional Granadino dishes nestled in this up and coming Andalucian wine region.
Wednesday Night1(Optional): We will follow the tapa hopping route as experienced by the famous Anthony Bourdain in his visit to Granada. We will start at world-renowned wine bar Taberna La Tana, and continue to visit and taste the tapas of several famous Granadino tapa dining bars(Bar Oliver & Bar Gallard). For those with a sweet tooth and room for one more delight, we will stop for churros and chocolate at the over 100-year-old Cafe Futbol.
Day Trip to Seville, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalucia region, and visit its ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, the Gothic Seville Cathedral, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring.
Evening free time
We will enjoy the day with a Tour and Olive Oil Tasting of the international award-winning Orodeal olive oil of Algarinejo, followed by a special lunch at Casa Piola’s Restaurant.
On our last day, Jesse will host a farewell Granada dinner at Restaurante El Tendido, nestled in Granada’s Plaza de Toros.