Delve into historical Andalusia on this full-day trip to Jerez and Cádiz from Seville. Visit Jerez, famous for its sherry and horsemanship, and tour a bodega to learn how the local sherry is made. Sample some varieties before continuing to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art for a stunning Spanish equestrian show. Then, ride a ferry to beautiful Cádiz to enjoy some free time and a tour of the medieval center. The visit includes a stop at Tower Tavira, where a ‘camera obscura’ (dark room) relays rooftop panoramas.
Meet your guide at your hotel or another meeting point in central Seville and hop inside your air-conditioned coach for your day trip. Admire the Spanish countryside as you travel to nearby Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its horses and sherry.After roughly an hour, arrive in palm-filled Jerez to visit one of its historical sherry bodegas. Meet your winemaker host and learn what makes the local sherry special as you tour the grounds. See wooden casks in the cellars and taste a delectable selection of sweet and dry varieties.Continue to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, the spiritual home of doma vaquera and classical dressage. Watch a show where the purebred horses and costumed riders perform a precision equestrian ballet. Marvel as the horses are ridden in time to classical music, and see a breathtaking display of carriage driving.Next, travel to the port town of Puerto de Santa Maria, and take a 30-minute ferry ride across the bay to the ancient peninsula city of Cádiz. One of Europe's oldest ports, the city is surrounded by the Atlantic and is swathed in a wonderful maritime atmosphere.Step ashore and enjoy free time for lunch (own expense). Then, stroll around the old center with your guide to see highlights such as Cádiz Cathedral and La Vina, the fishing district and home of Cádiz’s carnival. Along the way, enjoy a stop to visit the 18th-century Tavira Tower where a camera obscura projects live panoramas of the city. Admire the show or simply ogle the views from the top of the tower.Afterward, return to Seville where your tour ends at the start point.