Tours and experiences
Explore the rich variety of landscapes in Cadiz province: wonderful Atlantic beaches and dunes, charming white-washed villages perched on verdant mountains, wide-open grasslands where the fighting bulls are reared, historic cities shaped by Phoenicians, Romans, Moors and merchants who traded with the New World.
Live the powerful emotions delivered by this land of extremes: visit a legendary bull farm and a traditional cellar of Sherry wine, attend a frenetic bulería dance in this birthplace of Flamenco, admire the elegance of the Andalusian pure bred horse in a unique equestrian show, savor the exquisite products of the Ocean and the mountains.
Box of experiences
TOUR OF CÁDIZ
Visit Cádiz, the oldest city in the Western World. Accompanied by our expert guide, you can explore the luminous Cádiz, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The city, founded 3000 years ago by the Phoenicians, displays the treasures of its very ancient history: archaeological remains, mysterious sarcophagi of the old Gadir and a Roman theatre facing the Ocean. The city also collected the marine breeze of the New World, when it received the trading monopoly with the Spanish possessions in America in the 18th and 19th century. This period of prosperity is manifest through the neoclassical architecture of the houses of the rich merchants, elegant squares and cafés, as well as the mighty Cathedral dominating the gulf which has a familiar air with the Havana Bay.
Private guided tour: approximately 3 hours. Lunch on your own in a restaurant in the heart of Cádiz to taste the local delicacies mainly proceeding from the sea.
JEREZ: HISTORY AND WINES
This guided tour to monumental Jerez and a prestigious traditional winery will provide visitors with an in-depth description of the history of this town close to the Atlantic Ocean. Accompanied by your expert guide, you will discover the historic centre of the Andalusian city, dominated by the Cathedral and the Moorish Kasbah.
On a visit to a bodega in Jerez whose production focuses exclusively upon the very oldest of sherry wines and brandies, you will learn about the sherry-making process, and in a traditional cellar you will get the opportunity to savour the subtle tastes of the Sherries, one of the favourite wines exported to England since the 16th century.
BEWITCHING WHITE-WASHED VILLAGES.
The route winds in the middle of the verdant mountains and valleys of the Sierra de Grazalema and Ronda, covered with pines, oaks, wild olive trees and the Abies Pinsapo, the fir endemic to this region.
The itinerary explores a collection of enchanting towns and villages. Arcos de la Frontera, perched on a vertiginous precipice, this unique location figures as the model of dreamed Andalusian town, with its labyrinth of steep and cobblestone streets. Zahara de la Sierra and his old castle dominate the valley of the Guadalete river and a lake of turquoise waters.
THE ATLANTIC COASTLINE
Discover the meadow lands where the Toro Bravo grazes and the wonderful sand dunes of the Atlantic Coastline.
With the spying of a bay and wild beaches, the Ruins of Baelo Claudia boasts roman temples, a theatre and the fascinating salting factories which produced the famous “garum”, a delicacy during the Roman times which accompanied their dishes.
This day excursion will bring you to the capital of Andalusia, only 1:30 hour drive from Cadiz. This walking tour, accompanied by our expert local guide, constitutes an essential and pleasurable introduction to the multicultural identity of Seville.
Its Cathedral is the largest Gothic building ever constructed, replete with works of art. It was built in the 15th century on the site of the ancient great mosque, which partially preserves its Orange Tree Courtyard and the astonishing Giralda, once the lofty Almohad minaret (12th century).The Real Alcázar (Royal Palace) was the seat of power throughout the ages and displays an extraordinary juxtaposition and intermixing of artistic traditions in its collection of palaces, dwellings and gardens. The adjacent Santa Cruz neighbourhood, which sheltered the Jewish quarter, maintains a distinctive way of life in its labyrinth of passageways, peaceful squares and blossoming patios. Duration of the tour: approx. 3 h 30
DAY EXCURSION TO GIBRALTAR
Your private expert guide will take you to the main highlights of Gibraltar for you to capture its true essence. You will be able to learn about Gibraltar’s history, legends and most popular sites such as a the Pillars of Hercules, named during the Greek Ancient times (these two pillars are known as the end of the world), the Apes Den, where you will get the chance to see the apes living in their natural habitat, the St Michaels Cave, the Europa, where you will have spectacular views to Africa and see three Countries, two Continents, as well as the Atlantic and the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. Take your memories home with you as your guide will show you the most breathtaking views from the Rock of Gibraltar. The Rock of Gibraltar is full of interesting history dating back to the year 711A.D. Our qualified guide will provide a complete historical commentary throughout the duration of the tour. The vehicle used for this tour is fully air-conditioned. After visiting sights, you would be then driven down through the old town towards the Spanish border, on this excursion you get to drive 360 degrees (east/south side) around Gibraltar so you don’t get to miss out on anything. Duration: 3 hours - Lunch in Gibraltar and some free time for shopping.
THE WONDERFUL ANDALUSIAN HORSE
Discover the deeply- rooted traditions carefully preserved in Jerez, renowned as the breeding ground of the superb Andalusian horse. The visit to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art will introduce you to the history and breeding of this fascinating pure-bred Andalusian horse.
Through the living exhibition spaces, we provide you with a first-hand experience of the origins and evolution of equestrian art in Andalusia up to the present day. The Horse Carriage Museum displays a collection of antique and magnificent carriages and harnesses.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays you can attend the show “How the Andalusian Horses Dance”, an exquisite ballet accompanied by quintessential Spanish music.
Duration: Tour of the Royal School of Equestrian Art or “How the Andalusian Horses dance” show: 1:30 hour. Please, consult us about opening hours and availability.
BULL FARM EXPERIENCE
Admire the “Toro Bravo” in its natural environment. Bull ranches are located in typical rural Spanish settings and provide an opportunity to get off the beaten track and to enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour. The excursion to a bull ranch is conducted by expert guides who will take you into the world of these iconic animals that have so enriched Spanish tradition and culture. On prepared trailers and accompanied by staff, you will be taken to the pastures to view the bulls and you will also learn about their life, breeding and nobility. Duration: 3 hours.
Tabanco is the local name given in the 17th Century to typical stores which mingled the concepts of both drinking and selling wine, amongst other gastronomic products. Today, Tabancos are the most common places where locals reunite and socialize every day, thus their fame. In this tour, your guide will take you to the most picturesque tabancos so you can have a hint on how Jerezanos socialize with their friends and family.
Duration: 2 hours
COOKERY CLASS HANDS ON IN VÉJER.
Based in beautiful Vejer de la Frontera (on the Costa de la Luz in Cadiz Province), the cookery class gives a unique insight into Spanish food with creative hands-on classes using delicious local ingredients, with a hint of exotic Moroccan flavours and more than just a splash of Spanish wine and Sherry. At lunch, savour the dishes you have prepared.