Andalusia Wine Road
ANDALUSIA WINE ROAD
A Festival of the senses!.
“Andalucia is a festival for the senses” the music, the climate, the virgin olive oil, Iberian ham. But we cant forget the magnifiecnt Brandy and wines and the well known Jerez-Xérès-Sherry.
● SEVILLA ● JEREZ ● CORDOBA ● RONDA ● GRANADA ● MALAGA
According to legend, Sevilla was founded by Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilisation. It was called Hispalis under the Romans and Isbiliya with the Moors. Its high point in its history was following the discovery of America.
- JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA
Jerez de la Frontera, well known for its wines, its horses and its flamenco, preserves a historic centre that has been declared a historic artistic site. One of the noblest towns in Cádiz brings together the splendor of aristocratic palaces with the popular flavor of typically Andalusian houses.
Cordoba was once the capital of Al-Andalus, the Moslem-occupied territories in the Iberian Penninsula during the middle ages. At the time, it was the most powerful and influential city in Europe. Glorious capital of the western world in the 11th century, Cordoba is not only a convenient stop in central Andalusia, but the essence of Spain–Iberian, Roman, Visigoth, Jewish, Islamic and Christian civilizations, captured in its stones, its monuments and its collective consciousness.
Ronda is located amid mountains, on an excellent site halfway between the provinces of Cádiz and Málaga. Its beautiful town centre is arranged on both sides of the Guadalevín river.
Under the Roman Empire, Ronda was a small town; the city of Acinipo was more important. With the fall of the Empire, Ronda began to gain importance, especially during the Muslim period, when it was established as a city.
The Arabs, invading the peninsula in the 8th century, gave it its current name of Granada. It was the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492, at the hands of Queen Isabel of Castile and her husband Ferdinand of Aragon.
NOTE: Rate based on 02-03 passengers on twin share basis. Its a private Tour.
DepartureMarbella or Sevilla/Malaga
Departure TimeApproximately 10.00AM
Return TimeApproximately 5.00PM
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable and light
Included4 Star AccomodationAirport Transferalcoholic/non alcoholic beveragesAll applicable taxesAll Mentioned ActivitiesAll Mentioned MealsBottled waterBreakfastPrivate GuidePrivate TourTaxes
Not Included5 Star AccommodationBoat rideCycle rideDaily buffet breakfastDeluxe cruise on Halong bayDeparture taxes/customs/immigration feesDomestic airfareFirst Class AccommodationIndicated entrance feesInternational airfaresJeep SafariMonuments Entry FeesPersonal ExpensesPrivate boat tripPrivate TransportationShared Boat rideShared GuideShared Hotel TransfersTrainWaterproof Clothing
DAY 01: Sevilla
Optional pick up in Marbella and drive to Sevilla or arrive to Sevilla with a rental car. Sightseeing in Sevilla, cathedral, plaza de toros, plaza de España. Tapas tour for lunch or dinner. Suggested flamenco show and dinner. Night in Sevilla. Included hotel, guide, tapas lunch or dinner.
DAY 02: Jerez wine tour.
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel to visit two of the legendary Sherry cellars where Sherry style wine is made following the old traditional method. These cellars are located in quite impressive buildings known as cathedrals for wine. Besides Sherry wine they also make brandy and vinegar. Some of them they even have art galleries and horses. Alternative you can visit a winery and the Royal School of Horses if you prefer. Lunch with wine, sightseeing and drive to Sevilla. Dinner on your own. Night in Sevilla. Included hotel, guide, winery visit and lunch
DAY 03: Ronda.
Drive to Ronda with optional stop in the wonderful town of Grazalema, one of the Pueblos Blancos, white villages. Winery visit in Ronda an lunch. (This day maybe complicated because winery visits are more complicated on Sunday) Night in Ronda. Included hotel, guide, winery visit and lunch
DAY 04: Granada.
Sightseeing in Granada. Visit la Alhambra, one of the most wonderful palaces in Spain and Generalife gardens. Free time. Night in Granada. Included hotel, guide, winery visit
DAY 05: Drive to Malaga airport for afternoon flight
- You can spend more days in Ronda or Cordoba and one less in Sevilla
- You can spend one day in Cadiz or Jerez, although it is just 1h from Sevilla
- From Sevilla you can have a guided Iberico Ham tour to the Aracena mountain where you ´ll see the Iberico ham production, or a half a day olive oil tour.
- Jerez: You can visit just a winery and the Horse Exhibition in the Royal School of Equestrian Art: How the Andalusian Horses dance if you prefer.