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The Real Andalucia: Land of Contrasts

PRICE: from 1199 € DURATION: 5 days WHEN: April to October NEAREST AIRPORT: jérez

Tour Summary

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  • Designed for people who would like to know about Sherry Culture, wine, brandy, horses, flamenco, white village route and gastronomy, the pure authentic Spain.
  • Land of horses; experience the most famous show of dancing andalusian horses.
  • Visit unique cities: Jerez, the town that gave its name to Sherry , Cádiz, thought to be the oldest town on the Iberian Peninsular and Puerto de Santa María, where the massive and extensive walls of Osborne's Sherry Bodegas and the beach give the town a special aura.
  • Grazalema Mountains range: impressive scenery. Unesco Biosphere Reserve
  • Oil tastings: find out about the methods of olive oil producing in a mill dating back to 1755, the gem of our famous Mediterranean gastronomy.
  • Spectacular hill-top white villages such as Arcos de la Frontera.
  • Incomparable wineries and superb gastronomy.
  • Accommodation in historic buildings: palaces, monasteries, boutique hotels.
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Welcome to the Real Andalucia, internationally famous for sherry and brandy, horses, flamenco, culture, white villages, bulls and excellent gastronomy.

This tour is designed for people who would like to know about sherry culture, wine, brandy, horses, flamenco, white village route and gastronomy. It features Jerez and the surroundings, visiting a top winery with a splendid guided tour tasting different types of wine: Fino, Sherry and Brandy. After a private visit to the stunning Alcazar we will experience a famous show of dancing horses.

We also visit the fishing port of Puerto Santa Maria famous for its fine sandy beaches and excellent gastronomy. From here we visit the oldest city in Europe, Cadiz, in a pleasure cruise admiring the amazing bay.

We continue to Sierra de Grazalema where we admire the white village of Zahara de la Sierra, one of the most stunning images in Andalucia. Here we find out about the traditional methods of olive oil-producing in a mill dating back to 1755. Once we have been shown around the mill, tasting the oil with toasted bread and local tapas we continue to have a deserved break in beautiful Zahara. After Grazalema we will head for Arcos de la Frontera a stunning town situated on cliffs high above a river, with cobbled streets leading to a castle. The views are staggering.

Our guide will walk you through a labyrinth of narrow streets, alleys, arches bridging homes, and geranium-filled white home facades, leading onto the church, experiencing one of the most spectacular views in Spain.

The accommodation and restaurants will be chosen based on the group or individual budget and is careful selected taking into account architecture, views, decoration, facilities and service. All our lodgings are historic buildings such as palaces, monasteries, wineries, castles and boutique hotels catering for all customers' personal preferences. The meals are based on a very varied gastronomy: traditional, modern and tapas to suit all tastes.

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Itinerary

DAY ONE - Jerez                                                                               Book Now     
Arrival at Jerez or Seville airport. You are welcomed and escorted by our guide to our carefully selected hotel in Andalucia in our vehicle. Check in at our pre-selected hotel either in Jerez or Puerto Santa Maria. Evening free.

DAY TWO - Jerez

After breakfast, we will visit the Alcazar in Jerez. One of the oldest and most important monuments of the Arab legacy in Jerez. We will then visit an spectacular equestrian show. Amazing horse ballet accompanied with Spanish music and 18th century style costumes. A world-class unique show only available in Andalucia.
We will enjoy a fabulous gourmet lunch in one of the most emblematic restaurants in Jerez. A secret gem in the centre of Jerez where you will be tasting the typical Andalusian cooking, always of high quality, with its specialities of fresh sea-food, fish and meat.
In the afternoon we have prepared a Private visit to a top wine estate in Jerez. Amazing guided tour including a vineyard walk. Wine tasting to a family wine estate of international renowned and fantastic facilities, proud of having a variety of quality products of wine and brandy producing great vintages. You will be surprised and notice the signatures on the wine and brandy barrels of many Heads of State, Hollywood actors, Monarchs who had the pleasure of visiting such a great place. Free evening, restaurants recommended.

DAY THREE Jerez - Cadiz

After breakfast we have prepared our guided tour of one of the most prestigious and oldest wine estates in the Sherry Region. This sherry house produces one of the most impressive ranges of sherries including very old rare ones. You will experience a fascinating tour of the bodega, learning about the production and maturation as well as the "soleras" and press houses. Wine tasting of their Sherries.
Before lunch we will enjoy a trip by boat to the oldest city in Europe: Cadiz, a city surrounded by the sea.
And then, Gourmet lunch at a renowned superb catering school, where many Star-Michelin chefs started their careers. Alternatively in one of the renowned restaurants in the old part in Cadiz. In the afternoon we will have a guided walking tour of the old quarter of Cadiz a city famous for its sandy beaches, great variety of architecture (Roman, Arab), astonishing location and excellent gastronomy found in the numerous tapas bars.
Free evening, relax in our lovely hotel or enjoy the cities of Jerez or Puerto Santa Maria by night.

DAY FOUR - Arcos - Grazalema

After breakfast we will start our trip to Grazalema National Park designated a Unesco Biosphere reserve, The Sierra De Grazalema is one of the most ecologically outstanding areas in Europe. A truly memorable journey through a place of incomparable beauty with stunning views.
Private guided visit to traditional olive oil mill. Extra virgin olive oil tasting. You will be able to learn how one of the best and most expensive olive oil is produced. We will walk through white villages enjoying the national park and stunning views. For our gourmet lunch we will go to the best local restaurant in Arcos de la Frontera.
A chance to enjoy exquisite local food accompanied by superb wines.
In the afternoon, guided tour of Arcos de la Frontera: an amazing town situated on cliffs high above a river. Walking through many narrow-cobbled streets leading to a castle is an unforgettable adventure. Free time to relax after that.
-Opcional. In the evening, superb authentic Flamenco Show including dinner. The show takes place in a nicely decorated old typical mansion from Jerez, making this event without a doubt the best flamenco show in Spain and possibly in the world

DAY FIVE- Jerez

Breakfast and transfer back to the Airport (subject to flight times).
 
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Prices & Dates

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Price Per Person from - 1.199 € (*) Minimum 2 people.

Duration - 5 days / 4 nights.

(*) SPECIAL PRICES for groups with 4 people or more.

Hotel supplements or reductions

140€ single supplement.

Upgrade of Accommodation on request.

Departures:

From April to October       Every Week.

From November to March On request.

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Price includes
  • Transport for 3 full days.
  • Transfers from and to Jerez or Seville airports.
  • Personalised English/Spanish speaking expert guide throughout the tour.
  • Four nights Accommodation based on double occupancy with private bath in a 4 star winery conversion hotel.
  • Four full breakfast.
  • Two exclusive wine estate visits.
  • Two premium wine tasting
  • A premium olive oil tasting with tapas.
  • Three gourmet lunches (excluding wine and drinks).
  • Two towns guided walking tours.
  • Equestrian Show.
  • Visit to The Alcazar.
  • Bay boat cruise.
  • Private visit to traditional olive oil mill.
  • All taxes.


Note: If any of the published accommodation, range of wineries or restaurants in the tour becomes unavailable, others of similar category will be allocated.

Note: Upgrade of wineries and/or restaurants will have a supplement. Please request.

What Is Not Included

  • Travel insurance.
  • Flights (Jerez or Seville airports).
  • Tips.
  • Meals not specified.
  • Optional visits.
  • Personal expenses.

By booking your trip with The Unique Traveller you agree to our Terms and Conditions.

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Accomodation

EXAMPLES OF ACCOMMODATION USED IN JEREZ (*)

WINERY CONVERSION HOTEL
(JEREZ)

A magnificent hotel, decorated in fine taste with the most modern services. A select location with bar, multi-function rooms, hydrotherapy area and garage.
This property lies in an unbeatable location. A delight for those that know how to live the life of liberty in all its splendor with fantastic private facilities in the best area of Jerez.

It offers the following:hotel jerez de la frontera3tg

17 spacious duplex rooms, 42 Rooms (Double, Superior Double, Double with Lounge and Junior Suite), Breakfast Buffet service, Bar – Café open all day, Parking and private garage – limited availability, Spa/Hydrotherapy centre, Meeting rooms, Banquet hall in the ancient Williams bodega with space for 200 guests and Free ADSL connection.

The Spa boast some of the most modern hydrotherapyhotel jerez de la fronteratg installations to make your stay with us both comfortable and relaxing:

3 Jacuzzis / Bi-thermal scotch shower / Essential oils shower / Sauna / Turkish Baths / Vichy Shower / Massage Room / Cold water plunge pool / No entry to under 16s

 

 

 

(*)Accommodation will be in these hotels or in others of similar category. Will be confirmed when making the booking. Upgrade available on request.

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