- Andalucia, a region blending beauty, culture and lifestyle, with an idyllic climate to match
- Discover Malaga's revival with the Picasso Museum and the Pompidou Centre, through private and exclusive visits
- A quiet retreat in the countryside in a charming Andalusian finca
- You'll have access to our additional services, including our local Concierge
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MALAGA, THE NEW CULTURAL CAPITAL?
FINCA DONAIRA, HAVEN OF ANDALUSIAN PEACEWhen the climate is perfect,
AUTHENTIC ANDALUCIAAlthough you might think you know everything about Andalucia - its turbulent history, its opulent cities, its multi-faceted and distinctive culture - drive for just an hour through its countryside, to experience a new side to this southern Spanish region. There is always an authentic village to discover, a story to listen to or a speciality to sample. The White Village Road does exactly what it says on the tin, whether it is going to Ronda, Grazalema or Ubrique.
FLIGHT TO MALAGA
International flight to Malaga. Stay at Hotel Molina Lario, located in the heart of Malaga. In addition to its ideal walking location, the hotel combines ancient beauty with modern comfort, exemplified by its rooftop swimming pool with stunning views of the cathedral.
Included in the itinerary - Visit to the historic centre. Located at the mouth of the Guadalmedina River, Malaga is the gateway for holidaymakers looking for the sun on the Costa del Sol. Picasso's birthplace enjoys an exceptional climate and a busy port it is proud of. It also has many residential districts whose villas testify to its wealth. The city unveils its character when you visit a few must-sees such as the Picasso Museum, the Cathedral, the promenade, the Plaza de la Merced, the monument-rich historic district, Larios Avenue and finally the Mercado Central.
This three-hour tour, with a private guide, includes admission to the sites visited and a tasting of local products at the Mercado Central.
Included in the itinerary - Free tour of the Pompidou Centre. We have organised tickets ahead of time. Located between the glass walls of El Cubo, the Pompidou Centre, which was relocated to Andalucia in 2015, brings together 90 modern and contemporary works. El Cubo and its minimalist architecture offer a collection of 100,000 works by Bacon, Magritte and Chagall.
Included in the itinerary - It is impossible to stay in Malaga without paying homage to the region's famous son, Pablo Picasso, born in the Andalusian city in 1881. Follow in his footsteps with a private guide who knows every detail of his life. The walk begins with a tour of the city, from iconic site to iconic site, including the school where the artist's father taught. Exclusive access - the museum and the Picasso Foundation are usually closed to the public, but we have secured exclusive access. Like a one-to-one with Pablo himself.
MALAGA - EL GASTOR
After picking up the car, there is a two-hour voyage of discovery to another Andalucia that's more rural and wild. Head for El Gastor, a typical village in an artificial lake, located in a largely agricultural landscape.
Optional Half-day visit to Ronda, the spiritual capital of bullfighting and a city of unparalleled historical richness.
Hotel La Finca Donaira, a haven of peace for body and mind, in the countryside.
Optional - A day in the village of Grazalema and stroll through the Natural Park of the same name. Old stones and protected nature in the itinerary.
Optional - Visit the white villages of Ubrique and Zahara, in the Cadiz Valley.
EL GASTOR - MALAGA – RETURN FLIGHT
You see the wild and agricultural landscapes of Andalucia for the last time during the drive to Malaga Airport, a good two hours away. International return flight.
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Private and in-depth tour of the Alcazaba, the city's fortress, and exploration of Phoenician, Arab and bourgeois Malaga. As the region is also famous for its terroir, the tour ends with a tasting of traditional products including the famous Malaga wine.
Optional - Duration two-and-a-half hours
A DAY IN THE WHITE VILLAGES
On the outskirts of Cadiz, these traditional white villages are full of charm. Set within monumental limestone cliffs and with abundant waters, they proudly dominate the Cadiz Valley. The village of Zahara de la Sierra owes its distinct character to its location. In the heart of Grazalema Natural Park, its balconies and viewpoints offer a unique view over the Guadalete River and the Sierra del Jaral. Its majestic Zahara-el Gastor dam rises at its base and attracts many tourists in the summer. It's an invitation to discover the Arab architecture of its historic alleys and the remains of its Moorish castle. In Ubrique, you have the perfect opportunity to explore its winding streets and historic centre, to contemplate the landscape of the Cruz del Tajo, to visit the Tapitas Leather Museum or to sample its tasty cheeses accompanied by local wine.
Optional - With a private guide
GRAZAMELA VILLAGE AND WALK IN THE NATURAL PARK
Grazalema retains a traditional flavour with its built-in houses and interior courtyards full of flowers. At the heart of the Grazalema Natural Park, from which it takes its name, this privileged commune, at an altitude of almost 2,700ft, has the highest rate of precipitation in Spain, creating a landscape that is unique in the Mediterranean. The visitor cannot leave this exclusive place without tasting its many local specialities, especially the 'payoyo' cheese, which has become a benchmark in Spanish gourmet cuisine. It is also an opportunity to stroll around the village of Grazalema, past La Aurora and San Jose church, a former convent. The tour includes a gourmet break in a cheese factory and a tasty snack based on local sweets and goodies. Today's visits last around six hours with a private guide and include admission to the sites visited and the tasting of the local products. You can also add on a lunch in a local restaurant.
PRIVATE VISIT TO RONDA
In addition to its whitewashed houses and its important Roman, Moorish and Christian remain, Ronda's peculiarity is that it is divided into two by a deep ravine (500ft), the Tajo, formed by the Guadalevin River. Connected by three bridges, including the spectacular Puente Nuevo, the old walled town, on the South Bank, guards churches and palaces built during the Arab and Christian conquests. Ronda is also the spiritual capital of bullfighting; its arenas have seen the birth of great bullfighting dynasties. The Plaza de Toros is one of Spain's biggest arenas and the oldest, after Seville.
Optional - With a private guide
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