6 Days Tapas and Cooking Holidays in Seville, Spain

  • Fresh Cooking Spain, Calle Imagen 12, 6B, Seville, Spain

Overview

Seville Culinary Tour

If your passion is cooking and discovering new recipes and foods, you have to try this gastronomic experience. During this holiday, you will be able to prepare and taste delicious authentic recipes from traditional Spanish culture, all while staying in one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Seville! You will also get to experience the very best of this ancient town's culture by visiting local markets and an olive oil mill farm, as well as tasting tapas, wines, and more!

Highlights

  • Hands-on cooking classes
  • Enjoy the best tapas and wines in Seville
  • Discover the historical center and its hidden treasures
  • Discover how an oil mill farm works and taste different olive oils
  • Learn about the traditional food market and its importance
  • Welfare dinner with typical Andalusian dishes
  • Delicious daily breakfast included
  • 5 nights accommodation

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 6.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • French, Spanish, English
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During this holiday, you will be staying at an apartment in an old restored traditional house, located in the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, which is just a five-minute walk from the Giralda, the Alcázar, and the Archivo de Indias. The building has five apartments of the highest quality; one of them has a private terrace and a communal terrace with magnificent views of the Giralda and the church of Santa Cruz.

All apartments have bathroom, kitchen, wardrobes, digital television, 48-inch high definition smart television, and air conditioning. The building has an elevator and offers washing and drying clothes service upon request and with an extra fee. These apartments are an excellent choice because of their privileged location in the historical center of the city, close to numerous restaurants, bars, shops, and the main attractions of the city.

Day 1

Starting at 12:00, you can check-in at the reception, where you will receive a briefing with the schedule of activities, holiday orientation, and extra information.

In the evening, at 17:00, you will meet the host and chef Ana López, with whom you will enjoy your first cooking class. You will prepare two traditional Spanish dishes. After the cooking class, you will taste your creations in a terrace with gorgeous views, shall the weather allow it.

At the cooking classes, you will have your own workplace and work area, which includes tools and stoves only for you. This is not a conventional cooking class, where you need to watch an instructor and take notes. In these classes, you will prepare yourself the delicious traditional Spanish recipes.

Day 2

At 10:00, you will Immerse yourself in the antioxidant qualities of the Ribera del Duero red grape spa treatment. Then, you will have some leisure time for tourism, shopping, and lunch. You can also enjoy some tapas close to the apartment; you will receive a list of suggested bars and restaurants.

At 17:00, the second cooking class will take place. You will prepare another two dishes and you will also discover how to prepare a great sangria.

Day 3

At 10:00, you will have a private transfer to visit an ecological olive oil mill farm. You will have a guided visit where you will walk through olive trees, visit the museum, and learn the ancient tradition of how the extra virgin olive oil is produced. The visit will be followed by a guided olive oil tasting.

For lunch, you will visit a signature cuisine bar in Mairena del Alcor Village, specialized on gourmet tapas. After a delicious lunch, you will take the private transfer back to Seville for two hours of leisure time. At 17:00, you will have your third cooking class and dinner.

Day 4

Today, you will enjoy a guided visit to the popular Barrio de Santa Cruz, where you will discover the typical narrow streets, the old stately houses, the patios with flowers, and the gorgeous fountains.

For lunch, you will have a tapas tour in Barrio de Santa Cruz, which is very well-known for its delicious gastronomy and superb wines. You will find a wide range of tapas to choose from. This tapas tour will give you a real taste of the best of Seville and its local gastronomy.

After lunch, you will have leisure time until the start of your next cooking class. In the afternoon, at 17:00, you will have your fourth cooking class and dinner.

Day 5

This morning, at 10:00, you will be taken for a guided market tour in Seville. You will visit the oldest and the newest markets in the city, having a stop to enjoy a drink.You will buy some fresh ingredients to prepare the dishes for your last cooking class.

In the afternoon, at 12:00, you will take the cooking class where you will learn how to prepare typical paella in an authentic paella pan. After the cooking class, you will enjoy your creations for lunch. You will have some leisure time in Seville to make some shopping or visit the city afterwards.

At 20:30, you will set a meeting point in a nice restaurant to have the farewell dinner in Seville. After that, if you want, you can to attend a flamenco show in Triana.

Day 6

Check-out ends at 11:00.

  • Guided market tour in Seville
  • Tapas tour in Barrio de Santa Cruz
  • Visit to an olive oil mill farm with olive oil tasting
  • Visit to Barrio de Santa Cruz
  • Ana López

    Ana is a food and traditional recipes enthusiast. In previous jobs related to foreign trades, she had the opportunity to travel in four continents. In those travels, she met many interesting people and discovered recipes from different cultures. Combining her business and language skills with her cooking passion, Ana decided to share the recipes of her childhood with the rest of the world. So, she created her own business, Fresh Cooking Spain, a cooking workshop in the historic center of Seville, which offers incredible gastronomic experiences.

This holiday will take place in Seville, Andalusia, Spain.

Nearby places

  • The Alcázar - 5 minutes
  • The Archivo de Indias - 5 minutes
  • The Giralda - 5 minutes
Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Shopping nearby
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar nearby
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
Services
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Laundry
  • Local market

All the dishes you will prepare during this holiday are based on Spanish tradition and will be prepared with local products. After your cooking classes, you will have time to enjoy the delicious meals you prepared.

Additional to your cooking classes, you will take a tapas tour in Seville, which will help you discover the city and taste some local cuisine. To begin your days in Seville with energy and enthusiasm, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning. An incredible welfare dinner, with typical Andalusian dishes, will be offered on your last night.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Enjoy a flamenco show
  • Go shopping
  • Visit the cathedral, the Giralda or the Alcázar of Seville
  • Walk around Seville and discover its wonders

During this vacation, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the antioxidant qualities of the Ribera del Duero red grape spa treatment.

  • 1 Andalusian farewell dinner
  • 1 apron
  • 1 city tour
  • 1 lunch prepared by you
  • 1 recipe booklet
  • 1 spa experience
  • 1 tapas tour
  • 1 visit to an oil mill farm tour and oil tasting
  • 1 welcome drink
  • 2 glasses of wine during the meals you prepare
  • 4 dinners prepared by you
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 5 Mediterranean hands-on cooking classes
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Transport for excursions listed on the program
  • Additional hotel or apartment expenses
  • Airfare
  • Any other services or activities not stated in the program
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Local car hire
  • Meals and drinks not specified in the program
  • Optional activities
  • Parking
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Tourist visas
  • Transfers from and to airports, train stations, or bus stations
  • Travel insurance

Driving directions from Andalusia and Madrid

Take the A-4 highway, which connects Andalusia and Madrid.

Driving directions from Cadiz

Take the A-4 or E-5 roads. All access to highways and main roads is from the SE-30 ring road around Seville, which has numerous points of access into the city center.

Driving directions from Granada and Costa del Sol

Take the A-92 highway.

Driving directions from Mérida

Take the A-66 highway, which connects with the A-5.

Driving directions from Portugal

Take the A-49 highway.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Seville Airport (SVQ). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

There are two bus and coach stations in the city. The main one is in the Plaza de Armas, with numerous daily national and international services. The Prado de San Sebastián bus station operates scheduled regional services.

Arrival by train

Seville has been served by the high-speed train, better known as AVE, since 1992. These trains offer some twenty daily services, in each direction, between Seville and Madrid, with a maximum journey time of around two hours and 30 minutes. The AVE also connects with Barcelona by way of Zaragoza in around five hours and 30 minutes, and with Valencia in a little less than four hours.

Santa Justa Station is located on Avenida de Kansas City, just a few-minutes walk from the historic city center. Seville is also served by other long-distance railway lines. There are also regional services connecting Seville with the other provincial capitals in Andalusia and numerous towns and villages.

Renfe Spain Pass allows non-residents to travel around Spain by train. This system is very practical, as it can be used on all AVE long-distance and mid-distance high-speed trains. The Renfe Spain Pass is valid for one month from the first trip and comes in two formats: business club and tourist. It can be purchased up to six months in advance and is available for four, six, eight, 10 or 12 journeys.

Arrival by taxi

When going from the airport to the city center, visitors can opt for a taxi or take a special bus service, connecting the Plaza de Armas in the center of the city with the airport and stopping off at places such as the Santa Justa train and AVE station. The journey takes approximately 35 minutes. A one-way ticket costs 4 EUR and a return ticket 6 EUR.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler from Iowa, USA

    "Four of us did the gourmet tapas and wine tasting class. After cooking each recipe, we received a class on the wine to serve and how to "taste" the wine. It was very informative and fun. We ate and drank out on the terrace, which had spectacular views of Seville. When we were finished, they helped get us a cab. The owner, Ana Lopez, was so down-to-earth and gave recipes and tips you can actually use. Their wine expert, Monica, was very knowledgeable and such a sweetheart. I would highly recommend a class for a nice night out!"

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  • Review by Jeremy A.

    "Ana was incredibly friendly and a very gracious host. She taught me some new techniques and finally unlocked the secret of paella. I loved how willing she was to help me with my Spanish and shared all of the recommendations for tapas in Triana. The location itself was really pretty as well. Take the elevator to the sixth floor and go to the end of the hall. The sign out front is not very big. If you are having trouble finding it, it is near Caixabank."

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  • Review by Stephanie G.

    "We did a couples cooking class with Ana and loved it! She is both personable and professional. We wanted to do something different, but still experience Spanish culture and this was the perfect fit. Ana's local knowledge and cooking expertise made this worthwhile. At the end, we had a nice dinner on the terrace with a great rooftop view. We made three different gazpachos and a meat dish. Then, she provided a bottle of wine and an amazing dessert that she prepared separately. A full dinner, actually more than we could eat."

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  • Review by Jack S. from Chicago, Illinois, USA

    "My wife and I cooked with Ana, the chief executive officer and chef of Fresh Cooking Spain. Ana was fun and had a very nice menu prepared for us to cook. The kitchen was very clean with top of the line appliances. We then got to eat our meal out on the patio with amazing views of the Seville skyline, including the cathedral. A definite must do in Seville!"

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  • Review by Enrique R. from Madrid, Spain

    "When I went to Fresh Cooking Spain for the very first time, I found it very fun and full of possibilities for many reasons. You can enjoy a great Spanish meal, but you can also learn how to prepare it by yourself! Such a nice experience with those unparalleled views of Seville. The last time I visited them, just when you think it could not get any better, they surprised me with new cooking ideas that I could not even imagine. Give yourself the chance to enjoy such an experience, like I did. Great job!"

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  • Review by Karine P. from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    "We had a great cooking experience. We were able to choose the recipes: Spanish tortilla, ham croquetas, and pisto for 100 euros for two persons. This was a private class for my husband and I. The material was new, as it was a new kitchen. We ate our lunch on the terrace, which has a great view. What was surprising is that in this kitchen, everyone has their own kitchen space, so everyone has to work on the same ingredients at the same time, instead of having one person for one task or ingredient, which they do in some cooking classes. This means that each person is able to cook all ingredients of each recipe at all stages. The lunch included a dessert and a glass of Spanish wine. We had a great time and I have to thank Ana Lopez for her patience, her cooking tips, and her kindness. We had a great time."

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Seville, Spain

Fresh Cooking Spain is a cooking workshop where you can learn about Mediterranean food and culture. Enjoy authentic Spanish recipes and traditional food.

Speaks English

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6 days / 5 nights

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This vacation is available all year round, with arrival on Monday.

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