TAILORMADE ANDALUCIA

Tailormade Andalucia combines local knowledge with a traveller's eye to hand craft authentic and private holiday experiences.

From our location in Seville, the capital of Andalucia, we endeavour to take you off the beaten track and show you the real Spain.

We are a local travel company specialist in Andalucia and Spain.

Our travel designer team is dedicated to create and plan a customised holiday with passion and a personal touch.

WE ARE ORIGINAL

We love to think outside the box. Our experiences are far removed from mass travel forums and all things mainstream!

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REAL EXPERIENCES

The biggest isn’t always the best. The most luxurious isn’t always unique. But real experiences are the most memorable.

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PERSONAL

Size matters! Being a small travel company we are able to go that extra mile.

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THE BEST GUIDES

Our company was created by a guide! We want our guides to be your host, your friend and your bridge into the Spanish underworld!

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INDEPENDENT

We’ve forged our own identity and enjoy complete freedom to pioneer travel experiences without the constraints of being a cog in a bigger machine!

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TRUSTED

CEAV (Spanish travel agent confederation) members. Turismo de Sevilla. Junta de Andalucia

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Hiking the Caminito del Rey

The other day I had the honour and the pleasure of hiking the Caminito del Rey in Málaga Province. The Caminito del Rey feels like a blend between a hike and an aerial adventure. Visitors trek through beautiful scenery as well as edging along wooden walkways attached to a sheer cliff face located many hundred feet […]

A Tailormade itinerary in Seville

a tailormade itinerary that revolved around history, architecture, art (old and new), gastronomy and most importantly, getting under the skin of Andalucia and meeting some of the locals. We recently had the pleasure of sharing our home city of Seville with a delightful group from England! This tailormade itinerary was 9 months in the making. Gillie and Alison […]

We all absolutely loved Spain, so much to see and do and amazing history. The accommodation was excellent, all of the hotels had lots to offer and were small enough to still feel unique and personal. The guides and drivers we had in Spain were also wonderful, we connected with each of them and really enjoyed our time. We were also lucky enough to have our guide in Malaga meet us again in Ronda which was lovely. Francisco was wonderful to deal with, really professional and everything ran perfectly. We ended up cancelling Toledo and having a free day in Madrid on 20th July which was exactly what we needed. Bill and I walked to El Retiro Park and around the Salamanca area. James and Sophie used electric scooters to look around then met us for lunch. They also had friends travelling in both Madrid and Barcelona that coincided with our stay so also managed to catch up with them. We are already talking about our next trip to Spain! In summary, we had a fantastic experience in Spain. Tailormade Andalucia were brilliant to deal with and the accommodation, drivers and guides all excellent.

Sue Baker & Family

Clients of Classic Safari Company (Australia)

What also really made the holiday as happy and relaxing as it was, was that every aspect of the week had clearly been meticulously planned so we didn’t once have to think about any logistics or timings. Every car was waiting for us to arrive, every tour guide was early and boundless with enthusiasm. Every hotel was as luxurious and original as we had hoped it would be. Having come back from the trip now, one thing that really shines through was how quickly Sam and Tailormade totally grasped the sort of trip that we wanted to go on but then went that extra mile to push our boundaries and create a week that felt truly unique.

Sophie O’Sullivan

UK

We celebrated my granddaughter birthday in Spain and when we got back from a day trip they had a bottle of champagne waiting for her.

Memories of a lifetime were made on this trip and those memories would not have happen if not for the planning that Sam and his team did for us.

Anyone travelling to Spain should contact Tailormade Andalucia for a fantastic trip.

Cathy Mcclure

UK

For us, it was probably a once in a lifetime experience but some of our friends have more money and time on their hands (and no kids) so hopefully you'll get a few referrals, you certainly deserve it. My only wish is that you were experts in travel across the whole of Europe!!!

Thank you Sam for your incredible itinerary and patience in designing it, thank you Rocio for your prompt responses and support during our holiday and a huge shout out to Delia. She was incredible. Don't ever let her get away!!

Carissa Harford

Australia

We got more out of our days by having guides. We had never done a vacation with private guides before and were pleasantly surprised by the small extras we enjoyed (learning to make tomato bread and tinto de verano at lunch (Jose Luis), eating fruit from the tree and fresh cheese from the cheese maker during a bike tour (Olga)).
This was easily one of the best, if not the best, vacation we’ve had. I’m so glad I took the gamble to work with TailormadeAndalucia. I look forward to doing so again! Thanks, James and Rocio!

Carol Price

USA

We had a great time, overall the experience exceeded our expectation.
James was very professional throughout the preliminary and delivered a perfect package for us.
Thank you!

Mauro Cirili

USA

Our train trips, tours, rental cars, hotels were all set up by the TMA team! Did I mention we had a Spanish liaison Rocio who went out of her way to check in with us at every stop to make sure we were enjoying ourselves!
We couldn’t have asked for a better vacation and it definitely wouldn't have been so smooth and easy without TMA! We are already ready to start planning our 2020 trip and will absolutely use this service again!
Thank you James, Rocio and the TMA Team

Kenya Costa

USA

When we decided to vacation in Spain, the first thing we knew was that we did NOT want to be one of fifty tourists on a big bus, wearing headsets and struggling to keep up with a tour guide.  While that might be a good idea for some, we wanted to be able to see the sites that are most interesting to us, and to have the freedom to set our own itinerary. Not knowing when, or if, we might return to Spain, we really wanted to be able to maximize our time there without running ourselves ragged.  We also wanted to “get off the beaten path” a bit.    We did quite a bit of research, and had a general plan of where and when we wanted to go.  But organizing it all, including all the connections and finding good, local guides, was somewhat intimidating.

And then we found Tailormade Andalucia.

Laura and Jim Pekarek

Chicago, IL

I returned home last night after 2 days in London. I cannot thank you enough for all you did to make our trip such a success. Apart from the weather which was ‘variable’ it was pretty well perfect.

We enjoyed our hotels specially Hotel Las Casas de la Juderia in Córdoba which was truly luxurious with both showers & baths… We were very happy in Ladron de Agua but it was good to go there first as we were spoiled in Cordoba & might have been disappointed if it had been the other way round.

Our guides were excellent & the restaurants you chose offered delicious food & wine. To go through our programme. We loved our walk in the Albaycin & our dinner that night was memorable with the view of the floodlit Alhambra in the distance. The Alhambra needs no write up from me. It is so utterly beautiful & somehow so peaceful. We loved our guide!

Gillie Keown-Boyd

UK

Francisco y Sam (now known by our family as SamFrancisco)

Thanks for organising a brilliant holiday for us. It was the little things that touched us, you both contacted us during the trip, the package you supplied was the best we have had in a long time. All the hotels and trips were "estependo" they all had their own charm, beauty and character. The drivers and the guides were very pleasant and knowledgeable people. Places like the Alhambra and the Mizquita in Cordoba left lasting impressions on us as did a lot of places on the trip. When we saw the Grand Canyon at sunset many years ago we felt exactly the same. You cant describe them well enough in words you have to see them. Do you do other parts of Spain? Tailormade Andalucia seems very specific. We normally take a holiday in February or March each year. Looking for the good weather we have tended to go for the southern hemisphere which is getting too far to travel these days.

Once again thanks

Ken y Phyllis Fennah

UK

Querido Sam gracias a Dios por el momento de serendipia que nos hizo descubrir a Mi querida España de nuevo y regalarme vistas rejuvenedoras de gentes y maneras de ser humanas casi olvidadas. Como recuerdos del pasado nostálgico puestos en una caja de zapatos y creer no volver a ver. Dios que encuentro tan vivificante, multisapido ,oloroso, texturizado en la seda acariciante en cada bocado de Tapas , vino y Noche azaharina. Tejido de mil años en historias y anécdotas todas REALES, que fluían de las miradas y bocas generosas de nuestros guías todos maestros, cada uno a su manera magistral o manejando o acompañando....MAGICO. Gracias Sam a ti y a todos ...lamento y me doy mordiscos al codo por desbocado y No me llevé una Pantoja...quizas pronto lo hare. Te gustaron los chocolates? Una vez más reciban todos un inmenso abrazo desde aqui San Diego tambien pedacito de tus afectos.

Be well and in Health

Francisco y Claudia Antonorsi

San Diego USA

Hello Sam

Thought it time we contacted you and Francisco to express our appreciation for planning our recent tour in Spain. Everything went like clockwork, (the exception being Richard's brief illness...!), the hotels were all lovely in different ways, the mix of visits & leisure, city & country were all ideal. I think your guides were wonderful...the personal contact with them and the locals they introduced us to added a very memorable dimension to out trip. Now back in NZ, the brain is still processing .....Many thanks for a great tour.

Please don't hesitate to be in touch if (or when) you come to N Z. We would love to have you stay if you wanted to spend time in the Marlborough Sounds!

Kind regards

Linda & Richard Avery

New Zealand

We felt very well looked after. James made us feel very special throughout the whole process and we really felt he cared and wasn’t trying to just get ‘another booking.

The itinerary worked very well and all the various arrangements you made clicked into place with no problems to us whatsoever.

Prof. Mahesha Kapurubandara

Sri Lanka

Sam and Fran arranged our whole trip, covering internal flights, airport hotel transfers, hotels and a number of private tours, everything was incredibly well organized, on time and all of the personnel they used were very professional and helpful in every way. The guides were amazing and certainly gave us an insight into the localities and landmarks we visited. It really enhanced our experience and we felt we were visitors rather than tourists.

I would not hesitate to recommend Sam and his team to other travelers.

Gavin and Susie Martin

Australia

Recently my husband and I were fortunate to travel to South Spain. We were recommended Tailormade Andalucia Tours by our local travel agent in New Zealand to help plan our tour.

We found the company friendly, very professional to deal with and nothing was ever a problem to sort out to make our trip a fabulous adventure to remember. They went that extra mile!

We would absolutley recommend Tailormade Andalucía and will certainly use them in the future if we ever visit Spain again.

Jo and Trevor Dewis

New Zealand

We cannot recommend Sam Lister and Tailormade Andalucia highly enough! We have used him on two different trips to Spain and each time, the tours he arranged were the highlights of our trip!

Whether you are looking for someone to plan one day or your whole trip, Sam is your guy! We only hope we return to Spain again soon so we can use his services again!

Debbie and Joe Kasle

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

We have just returned from an excellent trip to Andalucia, organised by Sam at Tailormade Andalucia.

We would never have been able to organise so much on our own and can thoroughly recommend the skills of this company, remaining friendly, approachable and patient at all times. The guides they provided were knowledgeable and interesting, each injecting their own personalities into our tours. First class – thank you!

Caroline & Desmond Bradley

UK

Sam, Fran and their collaborators at Tailormade Andalucía made us see what a fascinating country Spain is – and in particular Andalucia. The service provided by Tailomade Andalucia was impeccable – great choice of hotels, very knowledgeable guides, and since the first contact, Sam paid attention to all the details, provided extensive information about the itinerary, and made as many changes as needed to make this a perfect trip.

Barbara Mattos

Brazil

Sam, thank you for the amazing vacation that you and your team planned for us in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz and Granada. You took great care to understand our interests, time we had on vacation, kids ages etc., to plan an amazing trip that we will never forget. From the smallest of details, to the comfort that as non-Spanish speaking people, wherever we went, you had arranged an English speaking guide, who was a local and could give us an insider's view of the city and attractions. The guides were very knowledgeable.

Rajesh Nambiar

USA

Hi Sam and Fran,
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you very much for coordinating our trip in an outstanding manner. We really appreciate, how you and your team, did such a wonderful job at every step of the way. There were too many highlights to single out a particular one.
Sam, thank you very much, from all of us, for meeting us at Triana and your gifts. That was extremely unprecedented and so thoughtful.

D. Barman

San Francisco, USA

Sam is a quick study!

His travel company was recommended by friends who loved his itinerary, but our lifestyle and interests were entirely different than our friends - but Sam listened carefully and nailed it perfectly.

We couldn't have been happier with the variety and insider touches that he provided.

Daphne Gillam

Montana, USA
Hi, Sam - We are back home now from a truly wonderful trip to Spain with Tailormade Andalucia. We loved our time in Spain and thank you for the very efficient and personal attention you gave us at every step of the way. From our first contact, you listened carefully to our likes and dislikes and put together a memorable itinerary. Along with outstanding lodging choices, your selection of guides was consistently excellent, as they brought it all alive for us. Our private drivers were polite and always on-time, and provided very comfortable transport.

Paul & Carla

R, USA

I will complete the survey but at the end of the week as I will be up to my ears in work. We really enjoyed our guides - all different, all knowledgeable, all very patient, all lots of fun. I shouldn't say so but we had a particularly good tour with Jaime in Seville as he knew so much about all the things we wanted to find out about. We're only sorry that we had such a short time with all our guides as the time went by incredibly quickly and it was hard to believe we'd been together for two or three hours.

Sheena Ashford

UK

“We used to think that ‘Guided holidays’ were for people who needed looking after. Not any more!

The five days we spent with Sam were brilliant. He definitely gets five stars for organisation, content, knowledge and charisma!

You see and learn so much more when a visit is planned andorganised for you, involving people with specialist and local knowledge to show you around. We can’t wait for the next one!"

Hilary & Graham Taylor

UK

Sam was fantastic. His communication was superb, he listened to our requests well and provided excellent experiences coordinated by reliable, on-time, friendly, competent and helpful drivers and guides. He made us reservations at restaurants with unbelievable vistas - we couldn't believe our views in Granada and in Ronda - once-in-a-lifetime dining! Our guide in Seville was our favorite - Delia was kind, helpful, friendly, engaging and professional. The bike ride she took us on was fabulous and tapas and Flamenco was delicious and captivating. The bull fight was an unforgettable experience and visiting the Bull farm on the same day was perfect timing. We loved all the towns we saw and enjoyed being in cities as well as the country side. Overall an EXCELLENT trip and we will be recommending you to our friends as well as using this service again ourselves. FIVE STARS!!!

Paula Katze

USA