MALAGUENOS HERITAGE TOUR 2023
6/25/23 - 7/6/23
from $4295 per person + air
Optional Single Supplement $600
Show your Spanish Heritage with this adorable charm!
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- 10 Nights at Hotel Cortijo Chico - Alhaurine De La Torre
- Breakfasts and dinners are included in your package
- 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
- Daily transportation via motorcoach
NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE:
- Flights to and from Malaga
- Tips for Jose Manuel, bus drivers, tour guides, etc.
- Daily lunches
- Transfer to and from the airport
- Travel Insurance
- Personal items, souvenirs, snacks, or drinks you purchase along
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.
Monday, June 25, 2023 – Overnight Flight to Málaga, Spain
Tuesday, June 26, 2023 - Bienvenido a Málaga
Welcome to Málaga. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by your tour guide José Manuel De Molina.
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.
Wednesday, June 27, 2023 -
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.
Thursday, June 28, 2023 - 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.
Friday, June 29, 2023 - Day trip to Nerja and Frigillana
Visit the beautiful seaside villages of Nerja and Frigiliana where you will experience breathtaking views from the Balcony of Europe. This is a fulfilled day of discovering these cities, shopping, and sightseeing.
Saturday, June 30, 2023 - 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, its 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.
Sunday, July 1, 2023 - 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.
Monday, July 2, 2023 - Daytrip to visit the Rock of Gibraltar
Visit the historic Rock of Gibraltar where your ancestors sailed through the straights on their way to their new homes in Louisiana.
Tuesday, July 3, 2023 - 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.
Wednesday, July 4, 2023 - Celebrate the 4th of July
You will enjoy an afternoon 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 RevolutionToday, You celebrate the 4th of July with the people of Malaga in a reenactment of the Battle of Pensacola
Thursday, July 5, 2023 - 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 !!
Friday, July 6, 2023
Today you will return home.