From Cadiz: Jerez Private Day Trip & Sherry Winery

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Ports
    Cadiz Port
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy a privatearound Jerez de la Frontera that is considered the birthplace of Flamenco, when some gypsy families abandoned the nomadic life to settle down there. It's wineries also produces it famous Sherry Wine, internationally recognized for its exquisiteness.
There are few places in Spain which can lay claim to international recognition enjoyed by Jerez. Thanks to its wine, jerez or sherry, the equestrian tradition, the bulls, flamenco and motor-racing, this Andalusian towns name has been known far and wide for many years.

Know More about this tour

The Phoenicians arrived in the surrounding area some 3,000 years ago to establish a colony called Xera, which became known as Ceret under the rule of the Romans, and Sheres or Xeres when it became an Arabic fortress. Under the reign of the Catholic Monarchs, the prosperous trading of its famous wines with the English began. The Muslims left a deep mark on  the town, including the layout of the quarters situated at the heart of the old Arabic city town centre: San Lucas and San Mateo, where the church of the same name is to be found, the Market Square (housing the Archaeological Museum) and the Riquelme Palace.

But without a doubt, the most important Al-Andalus feature is the Alcázar de Jerez, which is situated within the walled enclosure of the Mosque, the Arab Baths and the Olive Garden, with its cisterns and fountains which are in perfect
harmony with the Baroque palace of Villavicencio, built upon the ruins of the original Islamic palace, with a tower where the visitor can find the original Camera Obscura.

The town has many interesting examples of Gothic architecture. In the Santiago quarter, home of bulería music, there is the Church of Santiago, dating from the 15th century, which holds the image of Our Father Jesús del Prendimiento, attributed to La Roldana. The Convent-Church of Santo domingo and San Marcos Church are also good examples of this style. They each house some of the images which are carried through the streets during Easter Week (Jerezs main festival, along with the Horse Fair).

Very nearby is the Cathedral, a beautiful, highly monumental work of Baroque architecture. Inside, the choir stalls, the  Virgen Niña de Zurbarán, an Inmaculada by Vaccaro, a crucifix by Juan de Arce and the Cristo de la Viga, (Gothic, 14th century) are all worth a visit. The adjacent tower is built on the site of the Arab minaret.

But if we really want to get to know Jerez and its people, there is nothing better than a long walk along the Calle Larga, the nerve and shopping centre of the town. This is where the towns heart beats strongest, -where the best shops are to be found alongside the pavement cafés where you can enjoy a drink and some of the delicious Jerez tapas. Then we can head for the Plaza del Arenal, Jerezs most emblematic square, the Mamelón, and the little Placita del Banco, which are all buzzing with activity, then to either Plateros or Rafael Rivero Square, which are friendly places with plenty of pavement cafés offering the towns tasty cuisine.

Inclusions

Pick up from Hotels in: Cdiz, Jerez and El Puerto de Santa Mara.

Round trip private transfer by air-conditioned minivan

Private tour

Tour in Jerez's historical center

Civil liability and accident insurance

Guided visit in Sherry Winery with Wine Tasting

Entry/Admission - Plaza del Arenal

Exclusions

Lunch

Gratuities

Any other services not specified above

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Infant seats available

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Most travelers can participate

Minimum drinking age is 18 years-old

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate