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From Seville: Doñana National Park 4WD Tour

1. From Seville: Doñana National Park 4WD Tour

Depart Seville and travel through the nearby town of Coria del Rio on the banks of the River Guadalquivir. Go to the visitor center at Dehesa de Abajo, located in the northern area of the marshes of Doñana National Park. Admire the pine forests and pastures that provide home to approximately 200,000 different inhabitants, including 300 bird species such as flamingos and Spanish imperial eagles. Pass a rice field, known for Europe’s largest colony of storks. Then, continue through the vast natural space of the northern area of Doñana National Park and visit the village of El Rocío, famed for its chapel and observatory. Walk along the trails of Doñana National Park near the stream of La Rocina, and then explore Spain´s largest dune system after lunch. Return towards Seville and take advantage of the beautiful sunset through the pine forest in the Asperillo area. Spot some of the large mammals of the Doñana area, such as deer, wild boar, and lynx.

From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

2. From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

Learn about the history of Cadiz and Jerez on this guided excursion from Seville. Enjoy local tapas, relax on the beach and explore the charming streets of the historic center of Cadiz. Start in the Bay of Cadiz and see its beautiful seaside, the Costa de la Luz. First, stop in Jerez de la Frontera, where you will have the chance to visit a traditional bodega and taste the famous wines from the South of Spain. Then, travel to Cadiz, a city with delightful beaches and tasty tapas, whose residents are famous everywhere for their joyful attitudes. Visit the city center and the magnificent cathedral, and, little by little, discover the oldest city in Europe with more than 3 millennia of history. Afterward, enjoy the afternoon on one of the beaches or walk the narrow streets of the Barrio de la Viña or El Pópulo, the most charming and traditional neighborhoods of the city.

Cadiz: Medieval Tour

3. Cadiz: Medieval Tour

Explore the center of ancient Cadiz, a city where a rich cultural, architectural, and culinary heritage has been created over a number of distinct historical eras. Your 2-hour guided visit begins in the main San Juan de Dios Square, where the Town Hall is located. Visit the ancient Roman neighborhood known as the Pópulo, reconstructed over the ages. You’ll find buildings from the Phoenician period, the Roman theater, the 18th-century New Cathedral and its museum, and the walled quarter of Almohad origin. Learn about the history of Cadiz as you walk along its streets and through its squares. Enter the New Cathedral to admire its Baroque and Neoclassical styles and the mythical defensive wall known as the Gates of Earth.

Seville: Jerez and Cadiz Wine Tasting & Horse Show Day Trip

4. Seville: Jerez and Cadiz Wine Tasting & Horse Show Day Trip

Enjoy a combined 10-hour tour of Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz, and experience world famous wines and one of the most spectacular equestrian shows in the world. Your guide will introduce you to the world of wine at one of the best wine cellars in Jerez, world famous for its sherry production. Learn the process that goes into making the famous wines, from the soil to the sunlight, and deep-rooted production techniques. Taste several types of sherry in a typical bodega. Continue to the Royal Andalucían School of Equestrian Art Foundation to watch the “How the Andalucían Horses Dance” show, regarded as one of the finest equestrian ballets, with choreography based on traditional and cowboy methods of taming wild horses. Drive along the Costa de la Luz to Cadiz, where a local guide will take you around the city center to see the Neoclassical 17th-century cathedral. You will then have some free time to enjoy lunch and explore Europe’s oldest city on your own.

Sancti Petri: 1-Hour Sunset Catamaran Cruise

5. Sancti Petri: 1-Hour Sunset Catamaran Cruise

See the Bay of Cádiz from the water with a shared catamaran cruise from the Port of Sancti Petri. The 1-hour trip takes you towards Sancti Petri Castle and the Costa de la Luz towns of Chiclana, San Fernando, and Cádiz. Relax aboard the catamaran, take in views of the amazing sunset, and enjoy a glass of cava or a soft drink. You can choose to add live music by a saxophone player, if you select the option. The cruise will end back at the port of Sancti Petri. Enjoy its beach and traditional tapas bars at your leisure.

Doñana National Park Off-Road Tour from Seville

6. Doñana National Park Off-Road Tour from Seville

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Seville, and then journey to the pilgrimage town of El Rocío. Get a special permit to explore the protected reserve of Doñana National Park, known for its wetlands, migratory birds, pine forests and coastal dunes. Visit the 13th-century royal hunting grounds of Coto del Rey and enter the home of one of the densest populations of Iberian lynx (Lynx Pardinus) in the world. Return to El Rocío to get some free time to explore and find a nice spot to enjoy lunch at your own expense. Continue to one of the region's beautiful virgin beaches to look for seabirds and go for a relaxing walk near the shore. Return to Seville in the late afternoon and get dropped off at your hotel or other location on request.

Cadiz: 3-hour Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

7. Cadiz: 3-hour Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Discover Cadiz's most iconic monuments on this 3-hour guided tour. Step back in time at the Roman Theatre, marvel at the interior of the majestic Cathedral, take photos from the highest point of the city, the Tavira Tower. Explore popular neighborhoods between the monuments. Stroll through the alleys of Barrio del Populo, the oldest part of the city, enjoy the view from Campo del Sur, and don't miss the lively neighborhood of La Viña with its bars and restaurants.

Sancti Petri: Catamaran Cruise with Optional Lunch

8. Sancti Petri: Catamaran Cruise with Optional Lunch

Commence your catamaran trip to Sancti Petri Castle from the Port of Sancti Petri. The Catamaran will take you on a journey through the natural water park of Cadiz Bay. Discover three towns from the sea: Chiclana, San Fernando, and Cadiz. Relax onboard the catamaran, take in views of Costa de la Luz from the sea and enjoy a drink from the bar. Once the catamaran arrives at Sancti Petri Castle, observe the castle from the boat. The catamaran will anchor, so you can take a refreshing swim in the sea and use the water slide and water mats onboard. After enjoying the water, get back on the catamaran for the journey back along the coast to the port of Sancti Petri, where you can enjoy the beach and local bars.

Chiclana de la Frontera: Bay of Cadiz Catamaran Tour

9. Chiclana de la Frontera: Bay of Cadiz Catamaran Tour

Discover the dynamic coastline along the Bay of Cádiz Natural Park on this catamaran tour from Poblado de Sancti Petri Marina in Chiclana de la Frontera. Admire the 13th-century fortifications of the Sancti Petri castle. Select the longer tour and see the golden sands of La Barrosa beach.  Check in at the local partner's ticket office and board the catamaran. Get your camera ready for pictures of the marshland, beaches, and sand dunes of the Bay of Cádiz Natural Park.  Continue past a small island with a uniquely-shaped Moorish Sancti Petri castle. Pick the extended tour to cruise by the golden shores and turquoise waters of the 6-kilometer long La Barrosa beach. Return to Poblado de Sancti Petri Marina in Chiclana de la Frontera at the end of your tour.

From Seville: Jerez, Cádiz and Andalusian Horses

10. From Seville: Jerez, Cádiz and Andalusian Horses

Depart Seville and journey by air-conditioned coach through the countryside of southern Spain en route to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its horses and sherry wine production. Upon arrival in the palm-filled city, visit one of its historical bodegas where the sherry is produced. Meet your winemaker host and learn what makes the local sherry so special as you tour the grounds and see wooden casks in the cellars. Taste a delectable selection of sweet and dry sherry varieties in a unique atmosphere. Then, go to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art to watch an authentic horse ballet. Marvel at the choreography, based on traditional and cowboy methods of taming wild horses, all set to Spanish music. Next, travel along the Costa de la Luz en route to the city of Cádiz. Follow your local guide to the cathedral in the historic city center, and get some spare time to enjoy lunch and explore on your own. 

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We had an amazing tour guide. A young woman from Santa Maria! Unfortunately we can't remember her name but she was brilliant. It ended up.just being my sister and I on the tour and she had lots of historic facts to tell us as we walked around the city. She took us into sweet shops and told us of local cuisine. She also personalised the tour for us as we'd already been to the cathedral! Really enjoyed it, she had such passion for the city and history.

한국분들, 강추합니다! :) An awesome day trip from Seville. I learned so much about marshland and lifes in Doñana national park from our skilled and professional guide, Ramón. Why you should go with 4WD is soon to be found in El Racio when it comes to be rainy season. It's worth every penny on this tour.

What a great day out. Brilliant friendly guides, loads of sherry to taste and an incredible horse display. This was well worth it and we couldn’t recommend it more highly. Thank you!

Knowledgeable and charming guide; 1000 years of history in six blocks.

Excellent trip with Manuel as an exceptional guide. I loved it❤️