Seville & Granada with Tory Miller

Sept 24 - Oct 1, 2022 | One Exclusive Departure

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Andalusian Adventure

Savor southern Spain’s rich cultural, architectural, and culinary heritage with chef Tory Miller

Sept 24 - Oct 1, 2022

One departure only - limited spots available

8 Day, 7 Nights

The best of Seville, Granada and Andalusia

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$7,000

Per person, based on double occupancy

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You’re wandering the back streets of Seville, halfway through a full-on tapeo (tapas crawl). As you choose among jewel-like salads, savory toasts, garlicky gazpachos and succulent seafood, all you can think is ¡Ponerse púo! (bring it on!). You roam from bar to bar, savoring dozens of delicacies in the company of a world-class chef who’s every bit as excited to be here as you are. There’s so much more to see and do in the upcoming week, so many architectural and culinary wonders to explore. But right now, you’re in no rush. You sit back, take another sip of wine, and ponder your next bite.

With you on this eight-day Andalusian adventure is award-winning chef Tory Miller, the force behind Madison’s globally inspired, locally sourced dining scene. His latest restaurant, the Spanish-inspired Estrellón, is an homage to tapas. No surprise, Tory is deeply excited to return to the source of his inspiration: Andalusia.

If your idea of the perfect getaway involves sampling the freshest regional delicacies in the most lush settings, this trip is for you. Together, we’ll seek beauty in all its forms, from the grandest palace to the most rustic marketplace. Let’s explore the best of southern Spain.

Celebrate

The rich complexity of Andalusian cuisine—from tapas and jamón to elegant sherries

Discover

The art and architecture that have drawn travelers to Andalusia for centuries

Explore

Granada's architecture, Seville's tapas, traditional flamenco, glorious countryside

Connect

With Tory, with local chefs and farmers, with the culinary and cultural traditions of Andalusia

3 Reasons to Travel with Tory Miller

Eating at chef Tory Miller’s restaurants in Madison, Wisconsin, is like going on a culinary world tour. Each with their own flavor and focus, Tory melds his passion for locally grown food with global inspiration. He’s a James Beard Award winner for Best Chef in the Midwest, and even beat Bobby Flay on Iron Chef Showdown. Seville and Granada with Tory will be a master class in culinary inspiration through travel.

He's Full of Good Ideas

A French-inspired Madison staple. A New York gastropub sendup. Fast-casual pan-Asian. Spanish tapas. These don’t sound like the restaurants of a single chef. But Tory has made a name for himself bringing new ideas to the table, all with joyful flavor and innovative thinking.

He Cares About Community

Tory’s restaurants provide locally-sourced cuisine to a larger audience while expanding on his love of worldly flavors. He wants people eating at L’Etoile, Graze or Estrellón to feel that blend of local and international.

He Loves Spain

Estrellon, Tory’s ode to Spanish tapas, is his newest endeavor and already a big hit. Tory traveled extensively in Spain to prepare for this new concept, and he’s dying to go back!

Your Experience

“Spanish food is how I love to eat. Tons of little bites; lots of different flavors; in-season and local. To me, that’s when everything is at its best.”
Tory Miller

Seville, Granada, Andalusia

“Anytime you have a chance to see where food is produced and taste it in the same soil is just going to be amazing.”
Tory Miller

Day by Day

Day 1

Welcome to Seville, the capital of Andalusia! Seville (suh-BEE-ya to locals) has been occupied by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans and Moors; a stroll down its bustling streets is the best kind of history lesson. This morning, we’ll meet up with Tory and head out to Triana, one of Seville’s oldest districts and the traditional home of flamenco. We’re here to explore the Triana market, with more than 100 stalls of local purveyors selling garden-fresh produce, freshly caught seafood, straight-from-the-oven bread, olives and Andalusian spices. We’ll pick out our favorite items, then head to our own private kitchen for a hands-on lunch featuring sevillanos tapas prepared for us by Tory and a local chef.

In the afternoon, we’ll have time to wander on our own before reconvening in the evening for cocktails at our hotel. This is just a prelude to a truly special welcome dinner at Michelin-rated Ispal, where we’ll toast to our adventures to come.

Day 1 Highlights

  • Triana market tour
  • Hands-on tapas lunch prepared by Tory
  • Dinner at Ispal
  • Stay at Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

Day 2

This morning we’re off to explore Seville by e-bike, pedaling through the bike-friendly city and covering many of its most interesting districts, including the old quarter of Santa Cruz with its centuries-old gardens and whitewashed houses. We’ll peddle past the vast medieval cathedral, La Giralda, and the mighty Alcazar, the city’s magnificent royal palace.

For lunch, we make like the locals do, embarking on our own tapeo, or tapas crawl. With Tory and our local guide, we’ll wander maze-like alleys to buzzing tapas bars, from traditional to contemporary. Along the way, we may sample anything from sizzling shrimp and toast topped with quail’s eggs to spinach-and-chickpea stew. We’ll learn how to pair our tapas with local wines, elegant Sherry and crisp Spanish beers.

Back at our hotel, enjoy another local tradition—the afternoon nap—or simply relax and lounge by the rooftop pool. The afternoon and evening are yours to explore this magnificent city.

Day 2 Highlights

  • E-bike tour of Seville
  • Tapas crawl lunch
  • Stay at Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

Day 3

Today we head north into the Sierra de Huelva, homeland of the world-renowned Iberian pig. We’ll wend our way through hilltop towns near the Portuguese border, where jamón ibérico de bellota—the finest ham in the world—is cured in the fresh mountain air for up to three years, producing its signature silkiness and succulent flavor. We’ll be warmly welcomed at a family-run pig farm in the foothills of the Sierra de Aracena mountains. We’ll visit the acorn-strewn grounds where the pigs graze, and the salting area, tasting as we go.

Lunch is in the nearby village of Jabugo. We’ll visit the cellars where the vast hocks are hung to cure and sit down to a delicious rustic lunch featuring ham, of course, plus regional cheeses, mushrooms, wild asparagus and artichokes—all accompanied by spectacular local wines. After lunch, we’ll head back to Seville for an evening to explore the city’s restaurants and tapas bars on our own.

Day 3 Highlights

  • Private tour of family-run pig farm
  • Bodega lunch in Jagubo
  • Stay at Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

Day 4

Our destination today is Jerez de la Frontera, one of the three towns that form Spain’s celebrated ‘Sherry Triangle.’ Here, the limited rainfall and strong sun give local grapes—Palomino for dry, Pedro Ximénez and Muscat for sweet—their uniquely high sugar content, producing wines with elevated alcohol content and a rich golden hue. Sherry was once highly regarded (and William Shakespeare’s drink of choice); today it’s associated with the brandy-fortified cooking version and widely under-appreciated. We’ll taste true Sherrys at a small, family-run bodega in the city center, using a traditional venencia to serve traditional Sherry straight from the barrels. It’s the perfect prelude to our home-cooked bodega lunch on the patio.

Tonight is a special treat: dinner and a traditional performance of flamenco. This typically Andalusian spectacle of color, music and dance strikes such an emotional chord with its audience that there’s even a special word for the intense passions it inspires: duende!

Day 4 Highlights

  • Explore Jerez de la Frontera
  • Bodega visit & Sherry tastings
  • Dinner & flamenco show
  • Stay at Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

Day 5

Our goal today: magical Granada. But first, as we drive through the lovely Andalusian countryside through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, we’ll go behind the scenes at an olive mill and estate. The Romans referred to this stuff as liquid gold; we’ll learn about the entire production cycle, from growing and picking to pressing and bottling, at a private tasting and lunch on the estate grounds.

In Spanish, they say that quien no ha visto Granada, no ha visto nada—the person who hasn’t seen Granada hasn’t seen anything—and for good reason. Its exquisite beauty is a direct product of centuries of Arab influence, a fairytale-like place of minarets, flowing fountains and cármenes (garden-shrouded villas). In this “city of a thousand castles,” every corner hides a surprise, whether it’s an unexpected vista spied through a stone window, or a sunset turning stone ramparts of the old town a gentle rose-gold. After settling into our hotel in the heart of the old town, we’ll walk to dinner in a traditional cármen (urban house) hidden by terraced gardens and an orchard in the middle of Granada’s ancient Moorish quarter.

Day 5 Highlights

  • Olive estate tour, tasting & lunch
  • Traditional cármen dinner in Granada
  • Stay at Hospes Palacio de los Patos

Day 6

They say that a visit to the Alhambra “breaks all the senses.” We’ll spend the morning exploring this sprawling, hilltop fortress complex, with its stunning array of royal palaces, serene patios and reflecting pools from the Nasrid dynasty. A World Heritage site since 1984, it has been a tourist attraction for centuries, luring weary travelers from all over the world to its halls and gardens to experience its dreamy geometric precision and riotous color.

We’ll stroll in the orange-blossom air, the sound of birdsongs and soothing splashing of fountains—just like Moorish kings of yesteryear. We’ll have the afternoon and evening to ourselves, to keep the spell unbroken.

Day 6 Highlights

  • Alhambra visit
  • Stay at Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos

Day 7

The day is ours to explore Granada. Perhaps start with a strong café con leche on the sunny terrace, then head off into the cobbled streets and leafy parks, the historic palaces and traditional tapas bars, that make Granada an absolute wonder to explore. 

‘Celebration’ is the theme for the afternoon and evening as we head to Sacromonte Abbey, a 400-year-old masterpiece perched atop Valparaíso mountain with views of the Alhambra. We’ll start with cocktails in the abbey’s cloister, and have time to explore the abbey’s grounds. Next, we move to a private room for a farewell feast to remember, with dishes prepared by Tory and a local chef. Whatever dishes we end up making, this will be a feast to remember, a time to come together and celebrate everything we’ve learned, seen and done over a leisurely, wine-filled Andalusian feast.

Day 7 Highlights

  • Sacromonte Abbey visit
  • Cocktails in cloister
  • Farewell dinner by Tory & local chef
  • Stay at Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos

Day 8

After breakfast, we’ll say farewell to Tory and to our new friends, and transfer to Seville’s airport for flights home. Our time together has come to an end, but Andalusia will remain in our hearts.

Day 8 Highlights

  • Transfer to airport

Where We Sleep

A stunning property in the center of Seville, an elegant former palace in the heart of Granada's old town—our accommodations reflect the best of Andalusia's artistic and historic influences.

Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

Seville

This 18th-century masterpiece is in the heart of Seville’s old town, with all the comforts you'd expect wrapped in beautiful historical architecture. Have a snack—or a swim—on the rooftop deck as you revel in Seville’s glorious skyline.

Hospes Palacio de los Patos

Granada

Nestled in the city's old center, our magnificent Granada hotel is an artistic and historic monument built within an 18th-century palacio where water flows through the beautiful gardens. The Albaicin and Sacromonte sites, the wonderful Triunfo Gardens, and of course, the Alhambra, are all within walking distance. It’s our slice of that Granada magic to call home.

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  1. What does the price include?

    Seven nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.

  2. What does the price not include?

    International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.

  3. Where does the trip start and end?

    Our adventure begins at 9:30am at the Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza in Seville, Spain. The closest airport is the Seville Airport (SVQ). Our adventure ends in Granada, Spain. On our final day together, we will organize transport from our hotel in Granada to the Málaga Airport (AGP). Your flight home from AGP airport should be scheduled to depart at 2:30pm or later from here.

  4. What travel documents are needed?

    US citizens are not required to have a visa for stays under 90 days in Spain. Just bring a valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with the Spanish Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.   

  5. Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?

    For solo travelers, there is a $1,750 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  6. Who is going on this trip?

    Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.

  7. Who is leading this trip?

    This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure Trip Leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.

  8. Do I need Travel Insurance?

    We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.

  9. What is the cancellation policy?

    You may cancel on or before May 27, 2022 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after May 28, 2022, there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after July 26, 2022 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).

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