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    Go Local - Tapas Lesson at Bodega Casa del Marqués

    Seville (Cadiz), Spain

    Duration 4 hrs

    Enjoy a glass of sherry while learning to make authentic tapas at the Bodega Casa del Marques, a 19th-century palace built for a wine merchant. ...
    Enjoy a glass of sherry while learning to make authentic tapas at the Bodega Casa del Marques, a 19th-century palace built for a wine merchant. more...

    Enjoy a glass of sherry while learning to make authentic tapas at the Bodega Casa del Marques, a 19th-century palace built for a wine merchant. The elegant residence is decorated with period furnishings that lend it an ambiance so authentic that it feels as if you were transported to another time. While there, you will learn to make tapas, some traditional and others topped with surprisingly inventive ingredients. These small-plate snacks reflect the local cuisine and are typically served with a glass of sherry, especially in Jerez, which has been producing the fortified wine for more than 175 years. The exact tapas that you will prepare will depend on which ingredients are freshest and most flavorful. They might include fried fish, meatballs or something a bit more unusual such as stewed ox tail. Be sure to add favorite ingredients, as you will dine on the tapas afterwards.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Participate in a hands-on culinary class at a 19th-century palace built for a wine merchant.
    • Learn to prepare authentic, small-plate tapas with traditional and unusual ingredients.
    • Dine on the finished tapas and enjoy a glass of sherry as an accompaniment.

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    • Adult from: 165,01 EUR
    • Child from: 165,01 EUR
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Seville

    Seville (Cadiz), Spain

    Duration 8 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Seville! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. ...
    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Seville! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. more...

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Seville ! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as some of the stops might include wi-fi in real time. Your accompanying guide will help you choose the spot to take the best selfie photo including composition, posing, lighting etc. Capture the spirit of this incredible destination. Your tour begins with a scenic drive from Cadiz to the majestic city of Seville.


    You will have designated selfie stops at: Metrosol Parasol, Streets of the Old Quarter, Plaza de Espana.


    To make this experience even more fun you will be provided with a selfie stick to help catch the perfect picture. Your picture-perfect day includes some free time to explore on your own. Note: Tour involves approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) of walking on mostly flat and cobblestone terrain, and some steps.


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    • Adult from: 91,26 EUR
    • Child from: 72,82 EUR
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Go Local - Local Cheese Lovers

    Seville (Cadiz), Spain

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Drive through the beautiful Andalucia region to an acclaimed cheese-producing village for an insider’s look at the artisanal process and to sample the most representative cheeses. ...
    Drive through the beautiful Andalucia region to an acclaimed cheese-producing village for an insider’s look at the artisanal process and to sample the most representative cheeses. more...

    Drive through the beautiful Andalucia region to an acclaimed cheese-producing village for an insider’s look at the artisanal process and to sample the most representative cheeses. Your host will be a farmer that tends payoya goats and Grazalemeña sheep, whose milk is used to produce the cheeses. The most well-known and award-winning cheese is El Bosqueño, a smooth textured, light-colored cheese. The farmer will lead you through the fields where the goats and sheep graze and walk you through the cheese-making process step by step. You will also browse a cheese museum with displays of cheese-making hand tools and exhibits detailing the history of cheese production in the area. Afterwards, you will enjoy a sampling that may include an emborrado cheese cured in olive oil and wheat bran. Other cheeses produced here are cured with fresh spices such as rosemary and paprika. To complement the experience, you will be served a glass of locally produced wine.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • See how several award-winning cheeses are produced at a farm in the town of El Bosque.
    • Browse a cheese museum with displays that trace the importance of cheese in this region.
    • Sample various cheeses made with milk from payoya goats and Grazalemeña sheep.

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    • Adult from: 137,35 EUR
    • Child from: 137,35 EUR
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    A Glimpse Of Granada

    Motril, Spain

    Duration 5 hrs

    Explore Granada's history and visit Capilla Real, Cathedral, and the Moorish Albaicin quarter. Encounter royal tombs and exquisite art collections. ...
    Explore Granada's history and visit Capilla Real, Cathedral, and the Moorish Albaicin quarter. Encounter royal tombs and exquisite art collections. more...

    Enjoy a brief look at the fabled city of Granada and visit two notable landmarks, Capilla Real and the Cathedral of Granada.


    It's a 45-minute drive inland to the Moorish city of Granada, nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. As you travel down a modern highway that was once ancient Arab pathways, you will enjoy wonderful views of both the Alpujarras Mountains and the Sierra Nevada, as well as groves of olive and fruit trees. Upon arrival, your first stop will be in the Albaicin quarter. This is the old Arab quarter and was the residential region of the Moors, even after the city was reclaimed by Spain. This narrow labyrinth of crooked streets escaped the fate of much of Granada, which was torn down in the name of progress. Fortunately it has been preserved, as have its cisterns, fountains, plazas, whitewashed houses, villas, and the decaying remnants of the old city gate. From a viewpoint here, you'll be able to capture photos of the renowned Alhambra Palace.


    Continuing on, you will drive to Capilla Real and the Cathedral of Granada which is located next door. The close relationship between both gives rise to a curious formal detail seen in the ambulatory that surrounds the circular gallery. The Capilla Real's gothic gateway becomes just another part of the Cathedral's walls, as if it were in reality one of the other many chapels when, in fact it represents the entrance to another building. In the Royal Chapel here, the remains of Queen Isabella and her husband Ferdinand are kept. It was their wish to be buried in recaptured Granada, not Castile or Aragón. The coffins are remarkably tiny-a reminder of how short they must have been. In the sacristy you can view Isabella's personal art collection, including works by Rogier Van der Weyden and various Spanish and Italian masters, such as Botticelli.


    Next, you will make the short walk to the richly ornate Renaissance Cathedral. With its spectacular altar, it is considered one of Spain's architectural highlights and is renowned for its beautiful facade and gold-and-white interior. Construction of the Cathedral began in 1521 in a gothic style, and came to completion in 1714 as an example of Baroque architecture. Another outstanding feature is the facade by Alonso Cano, a truly marvelous example of Baroque interiors, culminating in the bell tower which holds more than a secret within. The ground plan incorporated a five-nave basilica and another in the center to be surrounded by an enormous aisle, in which a high altar would be inserted. This design led Rosenthal to believe that the model was based on the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.


    Following your Cathedral visit, you'll walk back to your awaiting coach and make the drive back to the pier in Motril where your tour concludes.


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    • Adult from: 118,92 EUR
    • Child from: 109,70 EUR
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Old Town of Cadiz & Flamenco Show

    Seville (Cadiz), Spain

    Duration 3 hrs

    Stroll through the atmospheric streets of the Old Quarter on the way to a nightclub, where you will watch a mesmerizing flamenco performance that tells a passionate story. ...
    Stroll through the atmospheric streets of the Old Quarter on the way to a nightclub, where you will watch a mesmerizing flamenco performance that tells a passionate story. more...

    Stroll through the atmospheric streets of the Old Quarter on the way to a nightclub, where you will watch a mesmerizing flamenco performance that tells a passionate story. After walking from the pier, you will continue at a leisurely pace toward the narrow, cobbled streets of the Old Quarter, which the Phoenicians founded in the 12th century. Being the oldest continuously occupied city in Western Europe, Cadiz exudes history, as you will soon discover in the Plaza of San Juan de Dios, a square that originated in medieval times.


    As you meander the labyrinthine streets of the Old Quarter, you will pass one architectural treasure after another. Highlights may include the Neoclassical-style Cadiz Cathedral, which boasts a tile dome that appears Moorish, and Calle Ancha, a wide boulevard that is considered the heart of the city. In time, you will arrive at Taberna Flamenco La Cava, a nightclub that showcases the art of flamenco. Before taking your seat, be sure to notice the photos on the wall of some of the most acclaimed flamenco performers in the past 50 years. UNESCO honored flamenco by recognizing it on its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


    Andalusia, especially Cadiz, is the heartland of flamenco, an electrifying art form that fuses expressive songs, passionate dancing and emotional music. To enhance your immersion into the local culture, you will be served traditional tapas that may include Serrano ham and Manchego cheese.


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    • Adult from: 91,26 EUR
    • Child from: 63,61 EUR
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local-Cadiz Through the eyes of a local

    Seville (Cadiz), Spain

    Duration 3 hrs

    Stroll through the Old Quarter of Cadiz, following a guide that will introduce you to the rhythms of local life at a busy market, an iconic tavern and at a favorite urban beach. ...
    Stroll through the Old Quarter of Cadiz, following a guide that will introduce you to the rhythms of local life at a busy market, an iconic tavern and at a favorite urban beach. more...

    Stroll through the Old Quarter of Cadiz, following a guide that will introduce you to the rhythms of local life at a busy market, an iconic tavern and at a favorite urban beach.


    After departing from the pier on foot, you will soon realize the charms of Cadiz and especially its people. Friendly and gregarious, they are always willing to share their insights into what makes Cadiz so attractive.


    As an example, your local guide will lead you on an enlightening walking tour through the narrow, cobbled streets of the Old Quarter, which the Phoenicians founded in the 12th century. Your first destination will be a bustling marketplace, where the locals shop for fresh produce and seafood and enthusiastically socialize.


    While meandering through the stalls, you will pause on occasion to sample some of the enticing delicacies that reflect Cadiz’s cuisine. It will be an excellent introduction to the signature offerings that you will be served at the nearby Manteca Tavern.


    Founded in 1953, the tavern is wonderfully atmospheric and a favorite among locals. While reveling in the authentic ambiance, you will sample a plate of fried pork rinds known as chicharrones and enjoy a glass of sherry that complements their flavor.


    Afterwards, the guide will lead you to another favorite local spot, the beach at La Caleta. During free time, you might gaze out at the fishing boats that are usually anchored just offshore, walk the promenade with the locals or simply people-watch.

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    • Adult from: 72,82 EUR
    • Child from: 69,14 EUR
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Essential Granada And Royal Chapel

    Motril, Spain

    Duration 8 hrs

    Explore Granada's Moorish influences, including Carlos V Palace and the Albaicin neighborhood. Visit Capilla Real and enjoy free time. ...
    Explore Granada's Moorish influences, including Carlos V Palace and the Albaicin neighborhood. Visit Capilla Real and enjoy free time. more...

    See Granada’s most important Moorish-influenced attractions, including Carlos V Palace and the Albaicin neighborhood, a UNESCO World Heritage site. After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a meandering drive inland to Granada, the Moors’ last stronghold before falling to Spain’s Catholic monarchs in 1492. The capital of the Andalusia region, Granada boasts a wealth of extraordinary architecture, including the Carlos V Palace within the Alhambra complex, your first stop. Construction on the palace began in the early 16th century, following a Renaissance ground plan with a circular courtyard within a square building—the only one of its kind in Spain. Amazingly, a monarch has never lived in the palace, nor did it even have a roof until 1957. Next, walk down the Albaicin quarter, an ancient Moorish neighborhood of winding streets and whitewashed houses. During Granada’s modernization, the Albaicin was almost destroyed, but preservationists prevailed. While wandering about, you may see the remains of an Arab bath complex, some original Moorish homes and plenty of unique stores selling handmade merchandise. Continue to browse a former Moorish-influenced gran Market, the only fully preserved in the Iberian Peninsula. Called “The Corral del Carbón” and built in the fourteenth century, served as a warehouse for merchandise to be sold there, as well as housing the merchants who passed through the city. Later, it was used as a hostel and as coal warehouse in their basement; that's where his current name comes from. After that, in the sixteenth century, Christians adapted it for theatrical performances. Lastly, you will also visit the Capilla Real or Royal Chapel, where the remains of Queen Isabella and her husband Ferdinand lie. Finally, enjoy free time to shop or have lunch on your own in one of the many atmospheric bars and restaurant in the surroundings

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    • Adult from: 137,35 EUR
    • Child from: 128,13 EUR
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Flamenco & Granada On Your Own

    Motril, Spain

    Duration 8 hrs

    Experience flamenco near Granada's bullfight ring, then explore Albaicin and iconic landmarks. Free time for shopping and discovery. ...
    Experience flamenco near Granada's bullfight ring, then explore Albaicin and iconic landmarks. Free time for shopping and discovery. more...

    Watch a moving flamenco performance next to Granada's bull fight ring and then enjoy free time in Granada exploring everything from little-known attractions to those as famous as the Alhambra. Depart from the pier and drive inland, past the majestic Sierra Nevada National Park and on to Granada, an Andalusian city that reveres flamenco. Upon your arrival in Granada , marvel in front at the Bullfight Ring (Plaza de Toro), one of the 10th largest in Spain and active agenda.


    Next, you'll be treated to a highly charged, passionate flamenco performance. Through dance, song and guitar music, the seductive gypsy art of flamenco tells an emotional story with themes ranging from love to oppression. Its roots can be traced back more than 200 years, and nowhere is flamenco admired more than in Granada.


    After this pure Andalusian experience, you'll transfer to the city center, where you're free to spend the afternoon doing whatever you wish. Wander the labyrinthine streets and plazas in the historic Albaicin neighborhood, a World Heritage Site where the Moors once resided. Behold the ornate cathedral and the Royal Chapel next door where the remains of Queen Isabella and her husband Ferdinand lie. Or simply spend your time browsing the shops for hand-painted ceramics, designer fashions and leather goods, all of which are extraordinary in Granada.


    After approximately 3 ½ hours on your own, you'll rejoin your coach and escort at the appointed time and place and make the return journey back to Motril. Those who are not on time for the return transfer will be responsible for making their own way back to the ship, at their own expense.


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    • Adult from: 128,13 EUR
    • Child from: 91,26 EUR
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Discover Marvelous Malaga

    Motril, Spain

    Duration 8 hrs

    Explore Malaga's Gibralfaro Castle, Cathedral, and Picasso's birthplace. Enjoy free time for shopping and exploring in the historic center. ...
    Explore Malaga's Gibralfaro Castle, Cathedral, and Picasso's birthplace. Enjoy free time for shopping and exploring in the historic center. more...

    This definitive tour of Malaga showcases landmarks such as Gibralfaro Castle, but also leaves free time for shopping and exploring in the historic city center, where Picasso was born.


    Starting off from the pier you'll drive due west along the coast to Malaga, an Andalusian city with Moorish roots and an illustrious past that was founded in the 8th century by the Phoenicians. Arriving in Malaga, your tour begins with a panoramic drive that passes by numerous city landmarks en route to your first stop, the imposing Gibralfaro Castle. Perched high atop a hill, it offers commanding views of the city, the bay and the mountains and has stood sentinel over Malaga for more than 1,000 years. During your visit, you might walk the ramparts, take in the panoramic views or immerse yourself in the castle's turbulent history in its museum, a building once used to store gunpowder.


    Next, you'll travel back to the heart of Malaga where another historic landmark awaits you in the city center, the limestone Cathedral of Malaga. Built on the site of a former mosque, construction on the cathedral started in 1528 and dragged on for the next 255 years, until completely halting in 1783 due to a lack of money. To this day, the cathedral's second planned tower hasn't been built, giving rise to the nickname: manquita or "one-armed woman." It's an iconic building, as is the nearby Picasso Museum.


    Continuing on, you'll enjoy an enlightening walking tour of the architecturally rich city center before stop for a tapas lunch at El Pimpi, a traditional Andalusian bodega. Afterwards, you'll have some free time to explore on your own, before driving back to the pier.


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    • Adult from: 155,79 EUR
    • Child from: 137,35 EUR
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Seville - An Andalusian Gem

    Seville (Cadiz), Spain

    Duration 9 hrs

    Discover the most iconic landmarks of the city of Seville, a compact and relaxing city with a rich cultural heritage and the capital of Andalusia. ...
    Discover the most iconic landmarks of the city of Seville, a compact and relaxing city with a rich cultural heritage and the capital of Andalusia. more...

    Discover the most iconic landmarks of the city of Seville, a compact and relaxing city with a rich cultural heritage and the capital of Andalusia. Drive from the port of Cadiz to Seville along the highway through vineyards, cotton fields and olive groves. Enjoy the panoramic drive through some of its most iconic sites such as Plaza de España and Maria Luisa Park. Visit Casa Pilatos, the permanent residence of the Dukes of Medinaceli family and one of the city’s most glorious mansions. Originally dating to the late 15th century, it incorporates a wonderful mixture of Mudéjar, Gothic and Renaissance decor, with some beautiful tilework.


    The guided visit will be focused on the ground floor premises, considered one of the finest examples of Andalusian architecthre of the 16th century in Seville. The Cathedral of Seville, built in the 15th century and considered the third largest in the world will impress you as well as La Giralda, an imposing 322-foot (98 meter) tower, formerly a Moorish-style minaret from a mosque that once stood on this site. Take a stroll through Barrio de Santa Cruz, the old Jewish Quarter and a labyrinth of narrow streets with wrought iron-grilled windows, white-washed buildings and tiled patios. Afterwards, you will enjoy lunch at a local establishment.


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    • Adult from: 201,88 EUR
    • Child from: 155,79 EUR
    DURATION 9 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Horseback through the Pines

    Seville (Cadiz), Spain

    Duration 5 hrs

    Ride horseback through a serene pine forest in the country and then return to Cadiz for a panoramic drive through the historical downtown, passing many of its landmark attractions. ...
    Ride horseback through a serene pine forest in the country and then return to Cadiz for a panoramic drive through the historical downtown, passing many of its landmark attractions. more...

    Ride horseback through a serene pine forest in the country and then return to Cadiz for a panoramic drive through the historical downtown, passing many of its landmark attractions.


    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a wonderfully picturesque drive south, following a mostly coastal road to the town of Chiclana de la Frontera. Here, you will find the Royal Center Hipica, an equestrian facility where you will be paired with a horse suited to your riding abilities. Even beginners will be comfortable in the saddle.


    Following a brief orientation on how to make the most of the experience, you will ride into the surrounding pine forests. The gentle trail will lead you through the spectacularly scenic and serene countryside at a leisurely pace that will allow you to really take in the natural beauty.


    Along the way, the guide will point out the most noteworthy flora and perhaps describe the founding of Chiclana de la Frontera in the early 14th century. You can expect it to be an enlightening, immensely peaceful ride, most of it in the shade of the towering pines.


    Upon returning to Cadiz, you will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, which the Phoenicians founded in the 12th century. You can’t help but notice the Moorish influence in the architecture, especially in the Old Quarter. Highlights include the Neoclassical-style Cadiz Cathedral, an abundance of stately 18th-century mansions and the remains of the original walls that once protected the city.


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    • Adult from: 257,19 EUR
    • Child from: 238,75 EUR
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Best of Malta

    Valletta, Malta

    Duration 8 hrs

    Visit landmarks that reveal the true character of Malta, especially the iconic attractions that lie inland. ...
    Visit landmarks that reveal the true character of Malta, especially the iconic attractions that lie inland. more...

    OVERVIEW

    Visit landmarks that reveal the true character of Malta, especially the iconic attractions that lie inland. As an introduction to Valletta, you will gaze out over the grand harbor from the Upper Barracca Gardens and then walk to St. John’s Co-Cathedral, whose severe exterior belies its sumptuous interior. Caravaggio’s masterpiece “The Beheading of St. John the Baptist” hangs in the oratory. Be sure to notice the artist’s macabre signature in the blood flowing from the saint’s throat. A panoramic drive through the island’s interior will bring you to the Tarxien Temples, a prehistoric archaeological complex so architecturally important that UNESCO declared it a World Heritage site. The highlights in nearby Mdina include its medieval ramparts and St. Paul’s Cathedral, which was constructed in 1702 in a glorious baroque style. The creative side of Malta will be apparent in the Ta’ Qali Craft Village, where you can watch artisans blowing glass and making delicate gold filigree jewelry.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Browse St. John’s Co-Cathedral, whose stark exterior belies the splendor inside.
    • Visit the megalithic Tarxien Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    • View the thick-walled medieval ramparts built to protect Mdina, Malta’s former capital.
    • Behold the magnificently ornate St. Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina.
    • Browse a handicrafts village and watch local artisans create works of art.


    HELPFUL HINTS

    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

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    • Adult from: 183,44 EUR
    • Child from: 137,35 EUR
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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