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From Malaga: Full-Day Bus Trip to Ronda and Setenil

1. From Malaga: Full-Day Bus Trip to Ronda and Setenil

Be picked up from the centrally-located meeting point in Malaga and sit back and relax on the air-conditioned drive to Setenil de las Bodegas where your will have free time to get some lunch and explore. Continue to the city of Ronda, for a guided tour of the historic center of Ronda. Stop at the New Bridge to enjoy the Tajo gorge and its panoramic view, visit the Bullring and the Bullfighting Museum. Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain and it is built on two separate cliffs which are connected by Spain's most famous bridge, the New Bridge, which was 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. Take a walking tour in the romantic town center, with its churches, mini-palaces and Spain's oldest bullring. Return to your meeting point in Malaga at the end of your tour.

Seville: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Seville: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover Seville’s stunning mix of monuments and gardens at your own pace with the Iconic 24-hour ticket or Supreme 48-hour ticket for the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus. The first stop is in the historic Paseo de Colon area, but you can hop on and off at any of the stops along the route. Travel back to the days of the Moors at the Torre del Oro, built on the banks of the River Guadalquivir during the Almohad Dynasty. Marvel at the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, experience the passion of flamenco at an historic sala, and wander among palm trees in the Alcázar Gardens. A multilingual audio guide in 15 languages is provided on board, with special commentary for kids. You'll get many perks and discounts with your ticket, including 2 walking tours with the Iconic Ticket, and 4 walking tours with the Supreme Ticket. Stops: 1. Paseo de Colon (in front of the Plaza de Toros Real Maestranza) 2. Plaza de España 3. Acuario de Sevilla 4. Plaza de América 5. Plaza de Cuba 6. San Jacinto/Triana 7. Calle Castilla/Triana 8. Exposicion Universal Expo 92 9. Isla Mágica Theme Park 10. Macarena 11. Torre de los Perdigones 12. Alameda de Hércules 13. Plaza del Duque 14. Plaza de Armas

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

3. 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 such as orange trees, olive trees, and cork oak and the white village of Ardales and Cuevas del Becerro. Arrive at 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. A walking tour in the romantic town center with its churches, mini-palaces, and Spain's oldest bullring, offers plenty to uncover. Enjoy the incredible views of the Puente Nuevo, which crosses the “Tajo” (the Cut) on the Guadalevin river where you'll taste a Spanish wine on a terrace with an exclusive view of the Tagus Bridge. The Palacio Mondragón, also known as Palacio del Marqués de Villasierra, is, without doubt, an interesting visit, being a landlord Palais with Arabic gardens, but it is also the Archeologic Museum of Ronda, with interesting pieces proving the antiqueness of the city. Enjoy your free time to explore the city at your own pace.

From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

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

Experience the best that the Sevillan province has to offer with a guided tour of the countryside and stops in the quaint towns of Zahara de la Sierra, Grazalema, and Ronda. Visit picturesque white villages, an olive oil factory, local castles, and cliff tops. Starting in Seville, cross the Andalusian countryside to get to Zahara de la Sierra, passing the Aguzaderas Castle. Explore the town of Zahara de la Sierra town, a picturesque, whitewashed village hidden in the mountains.  Next, stop at an olive oil factory on your way to Grazalema. The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park is home to a range of beautiful landscapes that are perfect for enjoying a leisurely drive. Watch Griffon vultures circling the mountains as you pass the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain.  Stop for lunch in Grazalema, surrounded by the classic local white houses adorned with colorful flowers. On the way to Ronda, pass through a Mediterranean forest that serves as an essential 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 and was built on two separate cliffs connected by Spain's most famous bridge, the New Bridge, which was built in the 18th century. Tour Ronda with your guide and take time to explore the town on your own as well.

From Malaga: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas Day Trip

5. From Malaga: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas Day Trip

Discover Ronda fascinating history and also the pictoreques town of Setenil de las Bodegas on a bus tour from Malaga that also includes 2 hour free time in Ronda. Hop on your bus in Malaga and make your way to Ronda. Marvel at how the city is perched dramatically above a deep gorge and set off on your walking adventure of its ancient streets, dating back to Roman times. Stroll through the cobblestone streets of this mountainous Spanish city, and learn all about its infamous bandoleros, or bandits, from your local guide. Learn about the history of the bandoleros who roamed the same streets you are now walking on. Wander these historic lanes surrounded by impressive natural landscape that stretches for miles. After a very comprehensive 2 hour walking tour around Ronda's main landmarks you will have 2 hours free time for lunch or visiting monuments ( the walking tour does not include visits to monuments) If you choose the option without the guide, you will have 4 hours of free time before heading to Setenil de las Bodegas. Then meet again and hop on the bus to transfer to Setenil de las Bodegas where you will have free time to visit it by yourself.

Ronda: Organic Olive Oil Tour with Tasting

6. Ronda: Organic Olive Oil Tour with Tasting

Immerse yourself in local products on this walking tour through olive groves, citrus trees and vineyards in Ronda. Discover the creative play between nature and spaces that demonstrate the vision of the French industrial architect and designer Philippe Starck. Start by immersing yourself in an exhibition with photographic works by renowned artists. Head to the greenhouse where you can view a video presentation. See a traditional oil mill and a bottling and labelling machine. Continue to the ecological garden where you can find out about the eco-friendly production of a wide variety of products like vegetables, aromatic plants, citrus trees and quince trees. View an organic vineyard with Pinot noir grapes that are transformed into wine by Michel Rolland, a renowned and influential winemaker. Stop at a small 19th century chapel which was donated to the estate by the widow Doña Lola. Walk through a variety of 25 different olives from around the world. Admire large ancient olive trees in Carlota's Square before returning to the greenhouse to taste some olive oils. Learn how to differentiate between a mild oil and an intense one. Try an oil that received an award for being the best organic oil in the world in 2015.

Ronda: Audio Guide Walking Tour with Puente Nuevo and Viejo

7. Ronda: Audio Guide Walking Tour with Puente Nuevo and Viejo

Discover the town that cured German poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s writer’s block. “I have searched everywhere for the ‘city of dreams,” he wrote, “and found it here, in Ronda”. Take in the same sights that inspired him on this walking tour from the Lady Goyesca Statue in the Alameda del Tajo garden, over the world-famous Puente Nuevo de Ronda to the old town and back. On the way, you’ll pass two breathtaking lookout points, the Mirador de Ronda and the Mirador de Aldehuela. As we leave the new town behind us and enter the old, you’ll visit Ronda’s former border at the top of Puerta de Almocábar, and quake in the boots of history’s soldiers as you imagine approaching armies. From there you’ll follow the old defensive wall to the Arab Baths and the Puente Viejo bridge, before making your way back over Puente Nuevo. The tour ends in front of Plaza de Toros, the Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda, which was the country’s very first. On this tour, you can also look forward to: • Hearing about Centro de Interpretación del Puente Nuevo, the museum housed inside the bridge that was once a prison, a hotel, and even a tapas bar • Listening to traditional Spanish guitar and learning where you can go to hear live concerts • Taking in the Mondrágon palace and hearing about the people who lived there • Standing on the oldest bridge in Ronda • Finding out about La Casa del Rey Moro’s room of secrets and the Moorish Kings’ hidden gold I’ll also provide answers to some intriguing questions like: • What did Blas infante, the father of Spanish nationalism, do in Ronda? • Why is one particular Italian priest famous around here? • Who built Puente Nuevo? • Did Queen Isabella really visit Ronda? • When did the Christian conquerors arrive? • How important is bullfighting in Andalucia? Join me on this 75-minute stroll around one of Spain’s most striking towns, or take as long as you like to enjoy the sweeping views of the El Tajo gorge. By the end of the tour, you’ll be as inspired as Rainer Maria Rilke himself! Music credit: This tour is accompanied by the mesmerizing guitar of Paco Seco, a professional musician who began playing Flamenco at the age of seven. Paco studied flamenco and classical guitar, jazz, world and electronic music, and ethnic percussion. He has composed music for theater and musical productions. A Ronda local, Paco holds regular concerts in the beautiful Casa de Juan Bosco, on the Tajo gorge.

From Seville: White Villages and Ronda Tour

8. From Seville: White Villages and Ronda Tour

Visit Zahara de la Sierra, Ronda, and Grazalema on a guided from Seville. Admire the views of the typical white villages of Andalusia, visit an oil factory and explore Ronda which is the capital of the Serrania region in Málaga. First stop is Zahara de la Sierra, a town of Nasrid origin. Then visit one of the most significant white villages in Andalusia, Grazalema, which gives name to the sierra itself. Visitors will enjoy this beautiful town and its stunning views of the mountains. In Grazalema, take a break to enjoy its cuisine in one of its typical bars or enjoy the atmosphere of this charming town. The final stop is in Ronda, one of Spain’s oldest cities that is known for its tajo, a gorge that divides the city in two. Admire the great arches of this ancient place. Enjoy a walk along the streets of Ronda, in the footsteps of writers such as García Lorca and Ernest Hemingway.<

Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Ronda and Setenil

9. Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Ronda and Setenil

Travel to Andalusia, one of the most wonderful regions in southern Spain. Meet your expert tour guide in the Costa del Sol and hop on the coach to Setenil de las Bodegas. Stroll around the charming town, known for its mesmerizing white houses built into the surrounding cliffs. See the beautiful town of Ronda, learn about the culture and history from your guide as you walk. Visit the iconic bullring Plaza de Toros de Ronda and enjoy the museum. You will get to know the most romantic Ronda, inspiration for poets and painters, stroll through the Plaza de España, visit the most famous bridge in Spain, El Puente Nuevo from where you will photograph the spectacular Tajo de Ronda that separates the city in two halves. Feeling hungry? No worries, you have time to grab food or explore the city at your own pace. You will return by coach to the Costa del Sol with amazing memories and priceless photos.

Ronda: Guided Walking Tour

10. Ronda: Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a fascinating group or private tour of Ronda, one of the most important cities in Malaga. Come across iconic locations to learn about the rich cultural heritage of the city and its rural environment. Gaze at the surrounding mountain ranges, such as the Sierra de Grazalema. Meet your guide in the square where the emblematic Plaza de Toros is located and take a pleasant walk to the hidden gems of the city. Hear all about Ronda's Celtic origins and how the Greeks gave it the name "Runda", creating a melting pot of cultures. Enjoy the year-round sunny climate as you make your way through ancient roads and admire the breathtaking views of Tajo de Ronda and other relevant sites. Visit the privileged lookouts of Ronda, Puente Nuevo, Aldehuela, and Viajeros Románticos.

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As return visitors, we had a great day trip to Ronda and Setenil. We opted not to have the guided tour and have more free time in Ronda but thoroughly enjoyed the interesting guided commentary on the way there from Francisca, our lovely tour guide. The coach was comfortable. Thoroughly recommended!

This was a superb day tour of Ronda and Los Pueblos Blancos. So much to see and do with a good balance of travel time, sightseeing and personal time. Highly recommended.

Irene - the best guide to Ronda and Setenil. Good history and speaks many languages. Fantastic woman. David- safe driver👍

Carmen was an excellent guide. Enjoyed the trip very much. The weather was spotty, but still had a great time.

It was great. Ronda and Setenil was magnificent place i have visited