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Jerez: Live Flamenco Show with Optional Dinner

1. Jerez: Live Flamenco Show with Optional Dinner

Enjoy an authentic Flamenco show in Jerez, located in the region that is known as the birthplace of flamenco. The show takes place at Tablao Flamenco Puro Arte, a bodega dating from 1739. You will have the opportunity to watch flamenco of different styles, such as martinetes, soleá, and bulerías.  The show has a duration of approximately one hour and ten minutes. It is delivered by a group of four artists and is specifically designed for those who are looking for a high-quality flamenco show. You have the option to upgrade your experience with a dinner option. There are two different menu options that feature some of the best regional specialties. If you choose the show with drink, you can buy tapas dishes from the menu. You can also enjoy local wines from the region.

Jerez de la Frontera: Andalusian Horse Dance and Museums

2. Jerez de la Frontera: Andalusian Horse Dance and Museums

Marvel at the equestrian skills of Spanish horses and riders at a unique "How the Andalusian Horses Dance" ballet at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez de la Frontera. Accompanied by quintessential Spanish music and 18th-century style costumes, the choreography uses movements based on classical dressage, Doma Vaquera, and traditional equestrian chores. The horses carry out advanced exercises to classical music. Each show consists of 6-8 different choreographies such as "The Colts," Airs on Horseback," Pas de Deux," Passage and Piaffer," "Domino on Horseback," Airs Above the Ground" and "Fantasy." See the horses demonstrate their ability to draw carriages which were originally used for transport, but are now used for sport and exhibitions, using classical harnesses and driven by coachmen who dexterously demonstrate their skills. See classical "Haute École" dressage exercises, such as levades, caprioles, courbettes, piaffe (between pillars), and the Spanish walk. Watch the group of horses and riders perform advanced equestrian exercises in unison, providing a fitting end to the performance. The entrance into the premises is through the Visitor Reception Centre, where you will find a digital cinema where you can see a spectacular audio-visual presentation of the history of equestrian art in Andalusia, until 11:00 AM. This area leads into the gardens, which contain a great variety of exotic plants. The Palace itself rises majestically above the gardens and is a beautiful example of 19th Century architecture.  In the basement, find the Museum of Equestrian Art, which consists of 11 rooms where you will discover the origins and history of equestrian art and the horse in Andalusia. Admire the Saddlery, the place where the harnesses are made and repaired. The Carriage Museum marks the end of your journey where you will see harnesses and equestrian costumes.

From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

3. From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

Drive through the Sevillian countryside and visit the Castle of Las Aguzaderas, a medieval structure located at the old Catholic and Moorish kingdoms' border. Continue through the mountains, stopping at the picturesque white village of Zahara de la Sierra. Next, stop at an olive oil factory. En route to Grazalema, you'll drive through the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Enjoy a range of beautiful landscapes, with views over the provinces of Cádiz, Málaga, and Seville, from Puerto de las Palomas, 1,357 meters above sea level. Watch vultures in the mountains, home to the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain. Upon arriving in Grazalema, enjoy a nice meal, surrounded by the picturesque white houses adorned with colorful flowers. After lunch head to Ronda. Along the way, pass through a beautiful Mediterranean forest of cork trees and oaks, which serves as an important source of honey, cork, aromatic spices, and wood. See locals working with cattle, Iberian pigs, and goats. Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain, built on two separate cliffs which are connected by Spain's most famous bridge - New Bridge, built in the 18th century. The tour guide will show you around Ronda, and you will have some free time to explore the town on your own as well.

Jerez: 1.5-Hour Sherry Winery and Tasting Tour

4. Jerez: 1.5-Hour Sherry Winery and Tasting Tour

Experience the unique taste of sherry wine at one of the most famous bodegas (wineries) in the world. Located in the sherry capital of Jerez de la Frontera and globally recognized for its brandies and fortified wines, González Byass has a fascinating history that includes the construction of the great Tío Pepe bodega in 1963. Make your way to the bodega in the fertile green hills, where the poignant music and dance of the flamenco was born. Among the legendary products González Byass produces, the Soberano brandy is world-renowned, while the Lepanto brandy features a distinctive bottle designed by the Royal Glass Factory of La Granja. The sherry wines produced at González Byass are made from the best Palomino grapes, resulting in a young wine that is thoroughly mixed and ripe. The wine is aged for a year in open oak barrels, as it is one of the few wines that improve from contact with the air. A noble and old sherry can educate younger ones and the older wines are stored in aged barrels and constantly replenished to maintain their quality. In 2014, González Byass was awarded the "Best Visitor Centre" in the Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards. .

From Tarifa: Full-Day Trip to Tangier

5. From Tarifa: Full-Day Trip to Tangier

Cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry to spend the day in the lively city of Tangier and get a feel for life in Morocco. Upon arrival in Africa, meet a local guide and take a minibus tour through the city and continue to see rural sights such as the Caves of Hercules and the amazing Cape Spartel promontory. Return to the vibrant city center to explore the bustling alleys of the medina and discover the most important corners of the historical city center. Enjoy lunch and go for a camel ride if you wish to experience the city from a different perspective. Return to Spain on the ferry and be back in time for dinner.

Cadiz: 3-Hour Bike Tour

6. Cadiz: 3-Hour Bike Tour

See the best of Cadiz from the saddle of a bike and discover the best of the city's shops, restaurants and historic sites. Benefit from the services of a multilingual guide and learn about the oldest city in Europe in just 3 hours. Pedal one of the iconic orange bikes to the most emblematic corners for a fun and relaxed experience. Learn more about the main points of interest in the historic center, where highlights include a Roman theater and old city gates carved into medieval walls. Bring the kids and the grandparents: this activity is perfect for all ages!

Costa del Sol and Malaga: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

7. Costa del Sol and Malaga: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

After leaving the Costa del Sol and Malaga, continue along a scenic route with local vegetation as orange trees, olive trees and cork oak and the white village of Ardales and Cuevas del Becerro. Arrival to Setenil de las Bodegas, one of the most beautiful and original white villages in the province of Cádiz. Take advantage of your free time to enjoy this peculiar town. Visit the houses embedded under the rocks of the precipice and sit down for a coffee. In Ronda, arrive at the bus station before continuing on foot and enjoy a guided tour of the main sights. The incredible views of the Puente Nuevo, which crosses the “Tajo” (the Cut) on the Guadalevin river where we will have a taste of a local Ronda wine on a terrace with an exclusive view of the Tagus Bridge. Walking tour in the romantic town centre, with its churches, mini-palaces and Spain's oldest bullring, offers plenty to uncover. The Palacio Mondragón, also known as Palacio del Marqués de Villasierra, is without doubt, an interesting visit, being a land lord palais with arabic gardens, but it is also the Archeologic Museum of Ronda, with interesting pieces of proving the antiqueness of the city. Enjoy your free time to explore the city at your own pace.

Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol

8. Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol

Begin with a pickup by air-conditioned coach in Costa del Sol. Sit back and relax on the journey. Admire the beauty of the picturesque streets during the free time you will have in Setenil de las Bodegas. Feel the relaxing atmosphere and walk around at your own pace. Back in the bus, head to Ronda with your guide and enjoy a panoramic tour. See the Almocabar Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, among others. Visit the Maestranza bullring on your own, one of the oldest ones in Spain and considered the cradle of traditional bullfighting. Home of the famous Goyesca bullfighting style, enjoy a visit to its museum and see its typical clothing. You will have free time to visit and to have lunch on your own. Meet your guide back again for the return trip to Costa del Sol.

Cadiz: Guided City Tour

9. Cadiz: Guided City Tour

Explore the oldest city in the west of Spain and learn more than 3,000 years of history on a sightseeing tour of Cadiz. Hear about the many civilizations and cultures that have left their mark on the city, from the Phoenicians and Romans to the present day. Listen to anecdotes and stories from its rich heritage, and learn about its artistic legacy, culture and gastronomy. Hear tales of the Napoleonic period and the city's part in the 18th-century trade routes with India along with the establishment of the Spanish Constitution of 1812, considered one of the most liberal of its time. 

Cadiz: 3-Hour Tapas Tour

10. Cadiz: 3-Hour Tapas Tour

Explore the locals' favorite establishments, discovering the local gastronomy and vibrant lifestyle of Cádiz on this tapas tour. Stroll through the picturesque, historic streets with your local guide. As you pass through various neighborhoods, your guide will be sure to bring to visit four different, and highly recommended bars for a variety of food and drinks. Taste a wide variety of local produce including cheese, cured meats from the province's villages. You will also get to try the popular pescaito frito (Cádiz's famous fried fish), as well some original specialties from the best restaurants during your tour. Wash down these delicacies with a glass of local wine, or a refreshing beer if you prefer. Discover the real Cádiz, a true local experience. 

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What people are saying about Province of Cádiz

Alvaro is a real ambassador for Cadiz and his knowledge and love of his city comes across in his choices of taverns and his descriptions of the delicious tapas and sherry and wines. He is a considerate and charming guide and I highly recommend him We visited the oldest sherry tavern in Cadiz, the owner was delightful and I am now a sherry drinker too! We visited a number of different tapas bars sampling unusual and delicious local dishes in each - I learnt a lot about the fabulous local products. Hoping to visit Cadiz again soon and to do another of Alvaro’s trips to Puerto.

This was a wonderful trip through the countryside to see three of the white villages as well as brief stops at an olive oil factory and an old castle ruins. Our guide, Nieves, narrated the trip with lots of info on Spanish history, culture, flora and fauna and a great recommendation for where to have lunch. It was a long day-but well worth it. I highly recommend this activity

Excellent day. Our guide Rachid was excellent. He met us off the ferry and escorted us back on. Details of meeting place in Tarifia was confusing. Should notify to meet in the port building. Rachid made our day. All together an excellent tour.

Very nice tour. The tour guides were very informative. Too bad that everything was told 3 times... In Spanish, French and English. That makes everything a bit tough... But respect for the tour leader...

The locations were spectacular!! I would skip the oil factory everything else was awesome. Also it would be nice if the guide spoke better english couldnt understand her at all! Overall well worth it!