MALAGUENOS HERITAGE TOUR 2023 - Heritage Tours
6/25/22 - 7/6/22
from $4395 per person + air
Optional Single Supplement $800
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- 10 Nights at Hotel Cortijo Chico - Alhaurine De La Torre
- ALL meals
- Entrance to all excursions listed in the itinerary
- Genealogy expert and Archivist, Jose Manuel De Molina will be our host and guide throughout the week.
THIS ITINERARY IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING EDITED! PLEASE COME BACK FOR UPDATES!
This is a preliminary itinerary and may be modified at any time before or during the tour due to unforeseen events or to improve or better accommodate the group.
Wednesday, June 27, 2022 – Overnight Flight to Málaga, Spain
Thursday, June 28, 2022 - Bienvenido a Málaga
Welcome to Málaga. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by your tour guide José Manuel De Molina. Tonight, you will have dinner at the hotel. You will use this day as a day to rest and recover from jetlag in preparation to begin your wonderful journey of discovering your ancestral homeland.
Friday, June 29, 2022 - An intro to the Alhaurin De La Torre!
Delight yourself with a Malagueños treat of chocolate and churros followed by a reception with the Mayor of Alhaurin de la Torre. After a visit with the mayor, you will enjoy another culinary experience at the best tapas restaurant in Alhaurin de la Torre for snacks and world-renown Iberian Ham. Afterward, you will take a walking tour of Alhaurin De La Torre, stop for a photo op at New Iberia Avenue and return to the hotel for dinner.
Saturday, June 30, 2022 - Walking in their footsteps
Walk in their footsteps in Málaga, the hometown of many of our ancestors. In Málaga, you will visit the harbor where your ancestors left Málaga for Louisiana, never to return again. You will meet with genealogists at the archives to learn more about your Malagueños history and visit churches where your ancestors worshipped as well as the church where Picasso was baptized and see the home where he was born.
Sunday, July 1, 2022 - Day trip to Ronda, Spain
Visit the beautiful El Camino Del Rey, “The Pathway of the Kings”. After visiting for a while and taking pictures, you will be on your way to Ronda. You will stop to eat at a place only locals know for coffee and local delicacies. You will continue on to Ronda to visit a town famous for its bullfighting ring where you will learn about the famous “Romero” bullfighter. You will see the famous Roman bridge and enjoy the view of the whitewashed homes on the mountainside.
Monday, July 2, 2022 - Day trip to Granada
On the way to Granada, you will stop to visit the town of Santa Fe, which is famous for two things, it’s Pius IX (pinionos) cakes and that it is the place where Christopher Columbus met with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to sign the contract commissioning him for his trip in which he discovered America. Once in Granada you will take a walking tour and visit the tombs of Ferdinand and Isabella. You will have lunch at a local restaurant and visit the famous Alhambra Palace.
Tuesday, July 3, 2022 - Learn to cook Paella
Learn to cook paella just like Malagueños grandmothers made it at a paella cooking workshop. You will be a shoe-in to win the paella cooking contest next year at the Spanish Festival !! In the afternoon you will take a drive up into the mountains to visit Marcharaviaya, Spain, the birthplace of Bernardo Galvez who commissioned the San Joseff, and to aid Spain in fighting against the British in the American Revolution
Wednesday, July 4, 2022 - Celebrate the 4th of July
Today, you celebrate the 4th of July with the people of Malaga in a reenactment of the Battle of Pensacola.
Thursday, July 5, 2022 - Beautiful Cadiz on the Ocean
Visit the beautiful city of Cadiz where your Malagueños ancestors stopped to pick up supplies for their long trip to Louisiana. Visit the church and the marketplaces of the old city center.
Friday, July 6, 2022 - Historic Seville
Take a day trip to Seville, Spain, the capital of Andalucía. You will visit Seville’s famous church and learn about the history of Flamenco dance. Tonight, you will enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel.
Saturday, July 7, 2022
Today you will return home.