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From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

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

Drive through the Sevillian countryside and visit the Castle of Las Aguzaderas, a medieval structure located at the old Catholic and Moorish kingdoms' border. Continue through the mountains, stopping at the picturesque white village of Zahara de la Sierra. Next, stop at an olive oil factory. En route to Grazalema, you'll drive through the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Enjoy a range of beautiful landscapes, with views over the provinces of Cádiz, Málaga, and Seville, from Puerto de las Palomas, 1,357 meters above sea level. Watch vultures in the mountains, home to the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain. Upon arriving in Grazalema, enjoy a nice meal, surrounded by the picturesque white houses adorned with colorful flowers. After lunch head to Ronda. Along the way, pass through a beautiful Mediterranean forest of cork trees and oaks, which serves as an important 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, built on two separate cliffs which are connected by Spain's most famous bridge - New Bridge, 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.

From Seville: White Villages and Ronda Tour

2. 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 and Ronda, which is the capital of the Serrania region in Málaaga. 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 towards 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 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 as orange trees, olive trees and cork oak and the white village of Ardales and Cuevas del Becerro. Arrival to 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. The incredible views of the Puente Nuevo, which crosses the “Tajo” (the Cut) on the Guadalevin river where we will have a taste of a local Ronda wine on a terrace with an exclusive view of the Tagus Bridge. Walking tour in the romantic town centre, with its churches, mini-palaces and Spain's oldest bullring, offers plenty to uncover. The Palacio Mondragón, also known as Palacio del Marqués de Villasierra, is without doubt, an interesting visit, being a land lord palais with arabic gardens, but it is also the Archeologic Museum of Ronda, with interesting pieces of proving the antiqueness of the city. Enjoy your free time to explore the city at your own pace.

Ronda: Sightseeing Walking Tour

4. Ronda: Sightseeing Walking Tour

Explore the old and new parts of the city of Ronda with your expert guide and a small group on this 1.5-hour walking tour.   Start your tour in the modern area of Ronda, where you’ll meet your guide and group at Plaza España. Cross the New Bridge, built in the 18th century, which spans the 120-meter gorge going through Ronda. This is one of three impressive bridges that connect the two parts of the city: the old and romantic side with the modern and expansive side. Then, wander along the edge of high cliffs overlooking the fertile countryside that surrounds the city.   Take a stroll through the Arabic Quarter of the Historical City Center and admire the Moorish architecture that still stands. You’ll continue up the cobblestone streets to the Collegiate Church and Town Hall, all while listening to stories, legends, and important facts about this city from your local guide.   Your last stop will be the birthplace of bullfighting, Plaza de Toros. This ring has staged some of the most important events in bullfighting history.

Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol

5. Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol

Begin with a pickup by air-conditioned coach in Costa del Sol. Sit back and relax on the journey. Admire the beauty of the picturesque streets during the free time you will have in Setenil de las Bodegas. Feel the relaxing atmosphere and walk around at your own pace. Back in the bus, head to Ronda with your guide and enjoy a panoramic tour. See the Almocabar Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, among others. Visit the Maestranza bullring on your own, one of the oldest ones in Spain and considered the cradle of traditional bullfighting. Home of the famous Goyesca bullfighting style, enjoy a visit to its museum and see its typical clothing. You will have free time to visit and to have lunch on your own. Meet your guide back again for the return trip to Costa del Sol.

Ronda: Reservatauro Ronda Guided Walking Tour Ticket

6. Ronda: Reservatauro Ronda Guided Walking Tour Ticket

Walk through a breeding farm of fighting bulls and pure Andalusian horses with this ticket for a walking tour in the Reservatauro Ronda. Follow your guide through a biosphere reserve on the Costa del Sol that was founded by the bullfighter Rafael Tejada. Meet your guide at the Reservatauro Ronda and begin your walking tour. Share in the lives of horses and bulls throughout all their breeding stages and their fascinating selection process. Interact with these majestic creatures. Immerse yourself in the environment of the king of the meadow, the bull. Find out about the breeding secrets and the brave bulls selection process. Get up close to the bulls in each stage of their lives. In spring see newborn calves and foals. Admire herds of sleek horses. Soak up the native flora and fauna of the Serranía de Ronda during your visit. Feel the joy of walking under centuries-old oaks.

From Seville: Ronda Full-Day Trip

7. From Seville: Ronda Full-Day Trip

Discover Ronda's most intriguing sights such as the New Bridge and the house of San Juan Bosco. Learn about one of Spain's largest exports on a tour of an olive oil mill. First, visit an olive mill and discover the secrets of olive oil production. Enjoy a small tasting of extra-virgin olive oil. Next, your local tour guide will accompany you to Ronda, one of the oldest cities in Spain, with origins in prehistoric times. Walk through the 19th-century gardens in the Alameda del Tajo, whose views are simply breathtaking. Discover the New Bridge, which joins the old and new quarters of Ronda. Here, enjoy views of the Tajo de Ronda, which is over 100 meters deep.  Next, visit the most significant monuments, such as the famous house of San Juan Bosco, a palace in modernist style with some colonial touches and Nasrid decoration. Enjoy the marvelous views of the valley. See the Old Bridge, the Bridge of Felipe V, San Miguel, and the Church of Santa Maria, located in the historic center and built over the old mosque. Admire the Mudejar tower and Casita de la Torre, the pinnacle of Ronda's religious architecture. Explore Ronda alone before returning to Seville.

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

8. From Malaga: Private 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.

White Towns of Andalusia and Ronda: Day Trip from Seville

9. White Towns of Andalusia and Ronda: Day Trip from Seville

Depart Seville on this day trip to Andalusia's famous white towns and Ronda. Enjoy a olive oil tasting, monuments, and fascinating architecture in the company of your guide. Begin your experience with a visit to an olive mill to discover all the secrets of olive oil production, and enjoy a small tasting of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Next, journey to Ronda with a local guide to explore one of the oldest towns in Spain. Take a stroll along the tree-lined paths of the 19th-century gardens of Alameda del Tajo, where the views are simply breathtaking. Go to the bridge that connects Ronda´s old and new districts, and get a great view of the El Tajo canyon on which the city is perched. See the modernist palace of the Casa de San Juan Bosco, complete with colonial and Nasrid decorations and stunning views of the valley. Immerse yourself in monuments like the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor. Admire the Mudejar tower and the Casita de la Torre, where the architecture is an emblematic blend of Christian, Arab, late Gothic, and Renaissance styles.  

Ronda: Organic Olive Oil Tour and Tasting

10. Ronda: Organic Olive Oil Tour and 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.

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Alicia was our tour guide for our walking tour around Ronda, and she could not have been more awesome! We loved her!! She was so sweet and patient, and suggested the best routes for the best sights and views that could also accommodate my 80 year old father who has severe mobility issues. She was very knowledgeable about Ronda, having grown up there, and her English was awesome, from having lived in England for about 6 years. She also new we were avid photographers, so she took us to the best spots for wonderful photos, all while explaining the history and current culture of the area. We would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting a perfect few hours in Ronda!

This was a wonderful trip through the countryside to see three of the white villages as well as brief stops at an olive oil factory and an old castle ruins. Our guide, Nieves, narrated the trip with lots of info on Spanish history, culture, flora and fauna and a great recommendation for where to have lunch. It was a long day-but well worth it. I highly recommend this activity

Very nice tour. The tour guides were very informative. Too bad that everything was told 3 times... In Spanish, French and English. That makes everything a bit tough... But respect for the tour leader...

The locations were spectacular!! I would skip the oil factory everything else was awesome. Also it would be nice if the guide spoke better english couldnt understand her at all! Overall well worth it!

O excursie foarte frumoasa, cu un ghid erudit, pe care o recomandam celor care vor să meargă comod și să petreacă o zi deosebita de concediu