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From Seville to the Sea

Forever 
Andalusia

April 23-30, 2023

Insider access to the gallant feria celebrations in Seville. The timeless tuna hunt of the almadraba. Some of Spain’s best eating and drinking around Cádiz and Jerez. Andalusia is a kaleidoscope of history, culture, and cuisine, and Spring is its finest season.

Alejo Sabugo

Our Host

Fixer, producer, explorer
Alejo Sabugo

Nathan Thornburgh

Trip Guide

R&K Co-Founder
Nathan Thornburgh

R&K Trip Itinerary

Insider access to the gallant feria celebrations in Seville. The timeless tuna hunt of the almadraba. Some of Spain’s best eating and drinking around Cádiz and Jerez. Andalusia is a kaleidoscope of history, culture, and cuisine, and Spring is its finest season.

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April 23-30, 2023

Day 1

Apr 23 Sun

An Andalusian Welcome

  • Hotel Mercer Sevilla
  • Calle Castelar, 26 41001 Sevilla
  • +34 954 223 004
  • Private transfer from Seville Airport
  • Welcome cocktail at the Hotel Mercer Seville, the city’s most luxurious hotel
  • A first dinner of Andalusian classics in the ancient city center

Day 2

Apr 24 Mon

The City Dances

  • Hotel Mercer Sevilla
  • Calle Castelar, 26 41001 Sevilla
  • +34 954 223 004
  • Morning drinks while we get outfitted in classic clothes of the feria, the greatest festival day on the Spanish calendar
  • Traditional horse-drawn carriage processional through old Seville
  • Lunch at our private feria caseta—a festival homebase available only by VIP local invitation
  • Optional attendance at the bullfight at the Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza
  • Back to the caseta for dancing, dinner, dancing, sunset, sunrise… wherever the spirit of the feria takes us

Day 3

Apr 25 Tue

Onward to the coast

  • Casa la Siesta
  • Camino de los Parralejos, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera
  • +34956739551
  • Sleep in, sleep off the feria, and say goodbye to Seville (for this trip at least)
  • Lunch at Bodega San Rafael La Pañoleta, the iconic classic rural tapas bar
  • Welcome drinks and private chef dinner at Casa la Siesta, the stunning hacienda we will have exclusively to ourselves for the week

Day 4

Apr 26 Wed

The Grand Esteros of Andalusia

  • Casa la Siesta
  • Camino de los Parralejos, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera
  • +34956739551
  • Leisurely morning and time off at our Andalusian hideaway
  • Meet with Three-Michelin-star chef Angél Leon for an afternoon in the estuaries where he is revolutionizing seafood
  • A long dinner of fresh fish and Spanish wines with Angél’s friends who fish the estuaries

Day 5

Apr 27 Thu

Of Sherry and Showmanship

  • Casa la Siesta
  • Camino de los Parralejos, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera
  • +34956739551
  • An insiders visit with the inimitable sherry-masters at Palo Cortado Bodega
  • Lunch at La Marea de Marcos, the hidden gem of old Jerez
  • A private show at the fabled Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art
  • End the night with a classic, raw, authentic tablao flamenco performance

Day 6

Apr 28 Fri

Cuisine of the Unknown Seas

  • Casa la Siesta
  • Camino de los Parralejos, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera
  • +34956739551
  • Tapas lunch and a ramble in the narrow alleyways and broad plazas of old town Cádiz
  • In the afternoon, that great Andalusian innovation, the siesta
  • Take a boat out to Aponiente, Angél Leon’s three-Michelin-star cathedral of modern seafood
  • Dinner at Aponiente in the care of Angél and his incredible team

Day 7

Apr 29 Sat

A Day of Tuna

  • Casa la Siesta
  • Camino de los Parralejos, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera
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  • Tuna fishery and butchery masterclass at the port
  • A glimpse into culture of the mighty almadraba, the world’s oldest continuous tuna hunt
  • Chef Juan Viu guides us through a tradition-laced, yet elevated tuna feast at VIU Restaurante for lunch
  • Dinner at La Castillería with Andalusian grillmaster Juan Valdez

Day 8

Apr 30 Sun

So Long Andalusia

  • Casa la Siesta
  • Camino de los Parralejos, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera
  • +34956739551
  • One last magnificent breakfast at Casa la Siesta
  • A sip of sherry, maybe a glass of wine, and a fond farewell
  • Private transfer back to Seville Airport
  • Fin

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