Wines, horses, and flamenco in the heart of the county
Available in English & Spanish
Price: from 79 €
Starting as a Phoenician colony called Xera about 3,000 years ago, the city was Ceret under Roman rule, and Sheres or Xeres when it became an Arabic fortress. Under Catholic rule, it prospered greatly by trading its famous wines with England. The Muslims left a deep mark on the town, as the medieval Alcázar and the Mosque attest. Within the walled enclosure of the Mosque, visitors can also find the Arab Baths and the Olive Garden, with its cisterns and fountains. The Baroque palace of Villavicencio, built upon the ruins of an Islamic palace, has the city's tallest tower, which allows visitors to view landmarks through a camera obscura. The 15th century Church of Santiago houses works attributed to La Roldana. Visitors can get a closer look at the local culture at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, or lunch with tapas and sherry.
- Entry to the show "How Andalusian horses dance" in the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art
- Travel insurance
- Walking tour in the old town of Jerez
- Private Vehicle (A/C, Radio and Heating)
The tour starts in: Sevilla Square
Planing de la visita
The tour will start on the bus with AC where we will enjoy the country side of the province of Cadiz in direction to JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, city well know for the horses, flamenco culture and amazing sherry wine.
Arrived to the city we'll start the tour with a local guide with first stop in the majestic Plaza del Arenal,
importante centre of the city and meeting point for locals and tourist too. We'll have a look to one of the most important and famous churches in the city, famous for the amazing wedding celebrated inside, the San Miguel Church, a gotich monument that was started in the XV century.
After the church will be the going to visit the old Alcázar, one of the most important monument in the city, then continue our tour admiring all the details on our way to the Cathedral, a stop that we can't miss in the city, to have a look to this beautiful building that is dated back to the XVII century, where we will find the statue of Manuel María founder of the shops TÍO PEPE, one of the most visited "bodega" in the world.
We'll continue our tour to admire some of the most famous "casa palaciegas" or Palace House like the casa palacio de Bertemati, perfect example of Luxury house of the high society of Jerez, and then moving to Plaza Plateros, that will lead us to the medival wall protecting the city and leading to calle Larga (Large street) one of the best street to buy some local souvenires.
Next stop on our tour will be the mercado de abastos the local market, where we will be able to try some of the fresh and local product of the area and where you'll have time to take a pictures with the famous El Gallo Azul one of the most emblematic building in Jerez.
After the walking tour we will go to the famous Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (the Royal Equestrian School of Andalucia) one of the most important equestrian school in Spain. Here we will assist to a proper horse show where we will show you the authenitic horse dance of Jerez. This show was realised the first time by Álvaro Domecq Romero the King, to celebrate the first gold horse (famouse prize) he received.
|Meeting Point||Sevilla Square (In front of Aduana building)|
|1ª Stop||Arenal Square|
|2ª Stop||San Miguel's Church|
|4ª Stop||Statue of Manuel Maria|
|5ª Stop||Cathedral of Jerez|
|6ª Stop||Bertemati Palace|
|7ª Stop||Asuncion Square|
|8ª Stop||Plateros Square|
|9ª Stop||The Blue Roster|
|10ª Stop||Larga Street|
|11ª Stop||royal equestrian school|