Courses and Interests
Spanish language courses
We have arranged a wide variety of Spanish language courses for our clients in Andalucia. Whether you are a college student or would simply like to combine your holiday with some language learning, we can advise you on the best courses and destinations in Southern Spain.
For instance, enquire about our most popular course - learning Spanish in Seville and in the seaside town of Conil de la Frontera!
Or combine Spanish language learning with a horse riding or surfing holiday!
Would you prefer more comfortable accommodation? Allow us to recommend a nearby private villa or town apartment from where you can walk to your language school!
Birds and wildlife daytrip:
Enjoy a full days quality birding around the very best sites on Andalucia's southern coast. Your bird watching expert will guide you using his broad knowledge of the area. He also has up-to-date information on the whereabouts of current species, migratory and rare.
From spring flowers including Orchids, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, spiders and insects. There are also lots of "African" plants and shrubs throughout the limestone mountains and in the massive Alcornocales Natural Park.
If you'd like to specialise in raptors for a day tour then we'll take you to where Booted, Bonelli's and Short-toed Eagles hunt. We can visit the haunts of Black shouldered Kite, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Osprey, Bald Ibis (re-introduction/hacking programme.) Marsh or Montagu's Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, Lesser Kestrel, with good possibilities to look out for the rarer Atlas Long-legged Buzzard and the dashing Lanner Falcon, also a visitor from Morocco.
Culture and vultures daytrip
Andalucia has a rich variety of wildlife, history and culture from the Phoenicians to the Spanish Civil War. Gaze over the the 'Pillars of Hercules' and learn about ancient civilisations. This general nature and history day tour gives a wonderully rounded introduction to Cadiz's history and its more prominent migratory birds. Lizards, Bee-eaters, Preying mantis, all kinds of butterflies, Griffon Vultures, Roe and Red Deer and Iberian black pigs are just some of the creatures waiting to be found and perhaps we'll have a chance to watch the cork-oak harvest in the huge Alcornocales forest during summer. We will see some of the spectacular geology of the area, as Africa still pushes northwards against Europe! We can also visit some minor Roman ruins, Moorish lime kilns and water cisterns as well as the option to visit the larger Roman ruins of the ancient city of Baelo Claudia opposite the Moroccan coast.
Doñaña National Park daytrip
On this day tour, we travel across to the town of Trebujena, just NW of Jerez de la Frontera. Here we stop and sample a local fino sherry at the town's 'bodega'. From the town we descend through the vineyards of this rich sherry area and into the lower basin of the Guadalquivir and look across to the Doñana system of parks. We follow the mighty river southwards passing the networks of fish ponds where Osprey, Red and Black Kites and Booted Eagles are usually present. Checking along the canals and flat salt marshes we'll look for Stone Curlews, Thekla and Calandra Larks, Common Kingfishers and and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse. Continuing on to the Algaida and its large pine forest is where we take lunch at a local restaurant just on the edge of one of the Doñana's Natural Parks where White-headed Duck, Marbled Ducks and Black-necked Grebes and the scarce European Chameleon can also often be found during warmer months.
Price for the daytrip (per day, not per person): From 150 euros
We offer cookery holidays with our chef and friend Anne Manson inVejer. Anne has 15 years experience in the culinary industry, havingowned and run her own catering and corportate hospitality company inLondon. 5 years ago she saw the light and decided to move to Vejer dela Frontera in Cadiz! Over these past 5 years, Annie has become anexpert in Spanish and Mediteranean cuisine. She founded and directs theVejer gastronomy society and with the help of Tailormade Andalucia,offers some fantastic cookery escapes to keen chefs from all over!
Annie´s cookery school is nestled in an old cobbled street in thehilltop town of Vejer de la Frontera. Her stunning Andalucian-styletownhouse is fully equipped with a large, fully-equipped kitchen andpreparation area, perfect for small groups.
What the cookery courses involve:
Obviously chopping, cooking and tasting!
Market visits - both local and in Cádiz
Wine classes - regions and varieties of Spain
Sherry tutorials and Bodega visit
Olive Oil tutorials
Dining in Local restaurants - Vejer, Cádiz, Jerez and along the coast
Some example dishes:
Monkfish and fennel tagine
Watermelon and chorizo salad
Chilli and tomato jam
If you are just looking for a day course or perhaps a cookerysession oriented around a particular dish or Spanish food type, then wewill tailor the perfect cookery session for you. Or perhaps you want toaccompany Annie to the fish market and then cook up your findings?!...If you have any questions or would like to know more then enquire now!
Example day course: Wine and tapas cookery fusion in Vejer
Learn how to 1) taste Spanish wines, 2) cook tapas with Spanish wines, 3) combine tapas dishes with Spanish wines.Revel in an afternoon of tasting, cooking and gastronomic educationwith our local chef and wine expert in Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz. Onarrival you will be welcomed into the kitchen and given a personalisedtalk on spanish wines and a wine tasting. With the expert advice of ourchef, you will then prepare a couple of Spanish tapas dishes, usingdifferent Spanish wines to enhance and further elaborate their taste.Learn how to prepare certain very special tapas dishes and understandthe best wines to be served with them. Finish with a superb meal ofwhat you have coooked along with a healthy selection of wines!
From 65€ per person