Sabor Andaluz

Spain Teacher Training | Friday, February 12th – Saturday, February 19th, 2021
Malaga skyline and port

DAY 1: USA | MÁLAGA

  • Fly overnight to Málaga.

DAY 2: MÁLAGA

  • ¡Bienvenidos a España! Your Forum Tour Manager will greet you at the airport and remain with your group for the length of your stay.
  • Transfer to your hotel to drop off your luggage.
  • Upon arrival, follow your Tour Manager on a walking tour: admire the ruins of the partially-excavated Roman amphitheater, see Málaga’s Renaissance Cathedral, or as the locals call it, La Manquita, meaning “The One-Armed Lady.“
  • Walk along the elegant Calle Larios, the city’s main shopping boulevard or take a stroll along Muelle Uno, the city´s happening port.
  • Enjoy dinner at a traditional bodega.
  • Night accommodation in Málaga.

DAY 3: DAY TRIP TO GRANADA

  • This morning after breakfast, board your private bus to Granada.
  • Upon arrival in Granada, enjoy a guided visit of the magnificent Alhambra. Explore the Generalife gardens and the Palacio de Carlos V.
Andalusian flamenco dancer
  • Then, follow your tour manager and explore the old Arabic district called the Albaycín quarter. Stroll along “la calle de las teterias,” lined with traditional tea rooms, and climb up to the Mirador de San Nicolás to enjoy the amazing view of the Alhambra palace and the Sierra Nevada mountains in the distance.
  • Don’t miss the Catedral de Granada and the Capilla Real, where the remains of Los Reyes Católicos, Isabel I de Castilla y de Fernando V de Aragón, are buried.
  • Later, head to Sacromonte and stop at Museo de las Cuevas de Sacomonte to learn about the customs of the inhabitants of those caves and the origins of Flamenco.
  • Tonight enjoy the sounds and colors of Spain at a Flamenco Dinner Show at La Cueva de la Rocío.
  • Return to Málaga for night accommodation.

DAY 4: DAY TRIP TO RONDA

  • This morning after breakfast, board your private bus to Ronda. Located in the mountains, between Seville and la Costa del Sol. Ronda can truly claim to be one of the most scenic towns in Andalucía.
Spain-Andalucia-Ronda-Puente-Nuevo-Cliffs-El-Tajo-Front
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the town, then bisit the bullring, the oldest of Spain. Ronda is the birth place of the art of “tauromachia”.
  • Admire the impressive Puente Nuevo and visit the 18th-century palace, the Casa del Rey Moro, which shelters in its interior the mine of Ronda with Arabic origin.
  • On the way back, stop at one of the famous wineries. Explore the vineyards and taste some local specialties.
  • Drive back to Málaga for dinner (on your own) and night accommodation in Málaga.

DAY 5: MÁLAGA

  • This morning after breakfast, explore the Alcazaba, an Arabic fortress and palace built between the 11th and 15th centuries. The museum inside houses an interesting exhibition hall where ceramics from this period are displayed.
  • After reaching the top of Mount Gibralfaro, visit the interior of the Gibralfaro Castle.
  • Head to the vibrant Atarazanas market and have some free time for lunch.
Spain Mijas pueblo
  • This afternoon, visit the Picasso Museum. Exhibits at the museum chart Picasso’s progress from the late-19th century until his death in 1973.
  • A few minutes away, you’ll find the house where Picasso was born in Plaza de la Merced that you will.
  • Tonight, attend a soccer match at La Rosaleda FC (subject to schedule).
  • Night accommodation in Málaga.

DAY 6: SCHOOL VISIT | ALFARNATE | MÁLAGA

  • This morning after breakfast, visit a local Spanish school and participate in classes and activities with students. Learn about the differences between Spanish and US teaching practices.
  • Later, drive to the beautiful whitewashed village of Alfarnate.
  • Tour a local olive oil factory, visit a typical Andalusian house and try some of the local delicacies such as almonds, honey and figs.
  • As the highlight of your visit, indulge in a five-course lunch in the home of a local family!
  • Return to Málaga and enjoy a free afternoon and evening to discover the city on your own. Why not relax at the Hammam Al Andalus and experience the modern counterparts of the Arabic heritage of the city (optional).
  • Night accommodation in Málaga.
Spain - Cordoba Day

DAY 7: DAY TRIP TO CORDOBA | MÁLAGA

  • Today, board your private motor-coach and head to Cordoba, once capital of the Moorish kingdom of Al-Andalus and one of the greatest centers of art, culture and learning during the Middle Ages.
  • Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the awe-inspiring Mezquita, an 8th-century Mosque turned cathedral that symbolizes the many religious changes that the city experienced over the centuries.
  • Explore the city’s most famous landmarks including the Roman temple and bridge, Jewish Quarter and Synagogue.
  • Drive back to Málaga.
  • Tonight, enjoy a delicious farewell dinner at El Pimpi!
  • Night accommodation in Málaga.

DAY 8: DEPART

  • Pack your bags and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA.

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Idioma Education & Consulting