Itinerary Highlights
  • 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?

Long focused on solely for its coastal charms, Malaga has suffered by appearing less cultural than its neighbours Seville, Cordoba or Granada. Yet Malaga is a lively and dynamic port with many assets beyond its coastline and climate, in particular, an incredible historical heritage. Founded by the Phoenicians in the seventh century BC, Malaga is one of Europe's oldest cities. A private tour of the historic centre will allow you to enjoy the Roman theatre and Arab fortress as well as the cathedral built on the remains of the ancient mosque. With numerous museums, including those dedicated to Picasso and the new Pompidou Centre, it now shines out across cultural Europe.

FINCA DONAIRA, HAVEN OF ANDALUSIAN PEACE

When the climate is perfect,
the earth generous and the landscape sumptuous, what more do you need? Quite simply some incredible accommodation to create a home from home in this amazing place. You're in luck here, staying at Finca Donaira, near El Gastor. Embedded in this special natural environment, this establishment is the definition of charm and refinement. With old stones, woodwork and and traditional designs, it feels like a step back in time, while modern furniture and facilities keep it comfortable and contemporary To enjoy the great outdoors meet the estate's sheep and Lusitano horses, and stay full board tasting the vegetables fresh from the garden vegetables.

AUTHENTIC ANDALUCIA

Although 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.

Route

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DAY 1

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.

DAY 2

MALAGA

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.

DAY 3

MALAGA

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.

DAY 4

MALAGA

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.

DAY 5

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.

DAY 6

EL GASTOR

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.

DAY 8

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.

A la carte

MEDITERRANEAN MALAGA

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.
Optional

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

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip is £2,200 to £2,500 per person. and the final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost will vary according to several factors, including the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be shown on your personalised quote. The average price for this trip is £3100 per person.
  • International flights with a commercial airline
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Car hire for three days in an all-inclusive package
  • A GPS navigation service accessible from our app, loaded with your itinerary, hotel details and places to visit
  • Four-night stay in the Molina Lario in Malaga in a double room with breakfast
  • Three-night stay in La Finca Donaira in El Gastor in a double room (full board)
  • Guided tour of historic Malaga
  • Tickets to the Pompidou Centre in Malaga
  • The Picasso itinerary, a private tour through the city and some rooms of the Picasso Foundation and Museum, closed to the public
  • Our local Concierge service
  • A few of the benefits of travelling with us
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