FERIA EN CORDOBA, SPAIN (ANDALUSIA) May 22 - 30, 2023
WOMEN ONLY TRIP 🦚 (Trip with Founders) Join us for an unforgettable 7-days filled with unique experiences to the Feria de Cordoba. This trip is for women with a desire to explore, learn, network and bond with others while exploring Cordoba’s unique sites and the city’s cultural and historic offerings. Accommodations will be in a unique location that is a piece of living history composed of two 18th-century palaces, its romantic courtyards, arches and ornate carved ceilings giving you a complete essence of Córdoba. Wifi and 24-hour room service available. The Feria de Cordoba is usually held at the end of May, to mark the feast of Our Lady of la Salud (Health). The special fairground in el Arenal. With horse-riders and women in gypsy dress can be seen in the casetas (individual enclosures belonging to each association) which are in the streets of the fairground. All the casetas are public, and the doors are open for visitors to enter as they like, which is half the fun of it all. The uplifting sound of Sevillanas, the fine wine, the tapas, the Cordoban hat and the peinetas (ornamental combs worn by the women) make the Cordoba Fair an amazing experience.
This exclusive experience will take you through the home of the largest old town in Spain and the only city in the world to have four UNESCO-protected sites: Medina Azahara, the historic center of Cordoba, the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the Cordoba Patios.
Córdoba is a must-visit and is the perfect trip whether you are retired, an empty nester or simply needing a getaway to check off the bucket list. Additionally, through our foundation program, your travel will benefit future generations an opportunity to participate in a social immersion program.
DAY 1 - WELCOME TO CORDOBA
WELCOME TO CORDOBA Arrive in Cordoba, Spain train station where you will be transferred to your hotel via private vehicle. Accommodations will be located in the historic heart of the city, next to an early 14th century synagogue and just five minutes from perhaps the most important edifice of our city: La Mezquita Cathedral.
We will be providing local Spanish wines and a beautiful charcuterie board to kick off your arrival. A welcome dinner will be at Moriles Ribera, ranked one of the best restaurants in Cordoba. Resting and relaxing is called for the remaining of the evening or take a walk to enjoy the scenery in the beautiful Juderia, right outside your door.
DAY 2 - Old Cordoba - Mezquita, Flores, ShoppinG & Feria
After some much needed rest and sleep, we can start the day with some breakfast provided by the hotel. We will head out to a private guided Tour of Mezquita (2 hours). The Mezquita-Cathedral of Córdoba, officially known by its ecclesiastical name, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Córdoba. We will walk across the way to visit the world famous Patio de Flores where you will take in the beauty.
After lunch, you will be free to roam the picturestic Juderia for the opportunity to take in beauty and culture. The evening we will visit the Feria de Cordoba.
DAY 3 - Madinat al-Zahra Tour with lunch at Pepe Las Aras & Feria
We get ready for private guided tour of Madinat al-Zahra (2 hours) with private transportation. The Madinat was a fortified palace-city on the western outskirts of Córdoba in present-day Spain. Its remains are a major archaeological site today. The city was built in the 10th century by Abd-ar-Rahman III (912–961), a member of the Umayyad dynasty We close the day with a delicious lunch at Pepe Las Aras.
The rest of the afternoon is free to roam the city, shop or just relax at the hotel. We will meet at El Porton Restaurant for dinner. Located at the entrance of the old city, this restaurant has outdoor seating with some of the most delicious cuisine.
DAY 4 - ROMAN BATH SPA AND RELAXATION, maybe feria
After breakfast, we head out to an exquisite ancient roman bath house that includes a 60 minute massage, sauna/steam room, and a cold dip into the pool. The day is topped with Arabic tea and tapas before going back to our hotel to reminisce about the day. *Lunch provided today
DAY 5 - Alcazar de los Reyes CristianOS & feria
The palace-fortress of the Christian Kings has tranquil gardens and fountains that will take your breath away. The gardens and the views will mesmerize you. We will grab some lunch after our tour and then head back to the hotel to get ready for our glam photoshoot on the Roman Bridge. Dinner will be held at Los Banos Arabes with a spectacular Flamenco show.
*Dinner provided today
DAY 6 - Palacio Viana and Castillo AlmadovaR & definitely feria
We will be visiting Palacio Viana, a Renaissance palace with tranquil courtyards & formal garden, plus art & antiques collection. There will be time for last minute shopping.
There will be Wine Tasting- taste 4 different wines from the Montilla-Moriles region along with tapas and great conversation to close out the night.
DAY 7 - feria, feria and more feria
This day is full of Feria experience. Come dressed in your Gypsy outfit, with lots of energy for fun! There will be lots of eating, drinking, dancing, singing and making new friends.
DAY 8 - LAST DAY IN CORDOBA. last minute shopping and feria
The last opportunity to visit the town and the Juderia to do any souvenir shopping. We will have a farewell dinner to regroup and take pictures.
DAY 9 - GOODBYE CORDOBA
We have to say goodbye, but see you real soon sounds so much better. Check out is at 1100am. Transportation to the train station will be arranged.
Accommodations - Lodging Breakfast - Daily breakfast Welcome and Farewell Dinners - Some lunches are also provided Tours - Transportation and tour fees Photo Session - Professional Photographer Transportation - To and From Train Station in Cordoba
Airfare& Train- Airfare, train transfers. Please make arrangements ahead of time for transfers Visa/Passport Fees - Passports and VisasPlease check US Dept. of State Travelers Checklist at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/travelers-checklist.html Travel Insurance - Please consider purchasing international plan Gratuities - Pls consider at your own discretion Alcohol beverages - Not included Extras - Personal shopping, tours and transportation not included in the itinerary.