DAY 1 MADRID – SEVILLE – SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA
Departure from Madrid at 5:00 P.M. in the AVE for Seville. Arrival in Seville, pick up and departure for Sanlúcar de Barrameda, on the mouth of the Guadalquivir. Dinner and lodging.
DAY 2 SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA – EXC. JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA AND PUERTO DE SANTA MARÍA
Breakfast. Tour of the Barbadillo Wineries. Continuation to JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, the ancinet Xera founded by the Phoenecians, converted into Ceret under the Roman Empire and later into Schericta under Arab domination. This city, reconquered by the King Alfonso X the Sabio, gained importance as a frontier city facing the Kingdom of Granada and and the name of Fontera (Frontier) was added. With lovely mansions and palaces with baroque facades that are the charm of the streets of Jerez, it is known chiefly for its famous wine, of which we will visit a wine cellar. We will also visit the Clock Museum, which features one of the most important collections worldwide. In the 16th century, a wine merchant obsessed with controlling time, decided to settle in Jerez and began to colecct French, English, Austrian and Italian clocks that adorned the rooms of his enormous mansion. Continuation to the Puerto de Santa María and city tour, which played an important role in The commercial exchange between Spain and the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. Some palaces and bourgeois houses with great forged iron grilles remain from that period. During the tour, we will be able to admire the Main Prioral Church, which houses the image of Our Lady of The Miracles, patron saint of the city and that, According to tradition, appeared to Alfonso X during the Reconquest of the city in 1264, and the Castle of Saint Marck, fortified Church built in the 12th century over a former mosque. En route, we will take a Lunch, based on shrimp of Sanlúcar, fried fish…). Return to Sanlúcar de Barrameda Dinner and lodging.
DAY 3 SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA – CÁDIZ – ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA– SEVILLE – MADRID
Breakfast and departure for Cádiz. City tour, founded by the Phoenicians in the year 1100 B.C., and considered one of the oldest in Western Europe. We will pass through the fortifications from the 17th and 18th centuries that surround the city, the gardens of the Alameda (Mall), the old Cathedral of the Holy Cross (Santa Cruz), constructed at the beginning of the 15th century in the site of a mosque, the Cathedral, of neoclassical style, with domes that configure the landscape de Cádiz. Lunch. Afternoon departure for Arcos de la Frontera, one of the most spectacular white towns of Andalusia. Free time in this city, constructed over a promontory that dominates the valley on a cliff, and that has, among others monuments, Cabildo Square (Plaza del Cabildo), the castle of the Dukes of Arcos, with battlements from the 15th century, the Church of Saint Peter, Gothic in style. Continuation to Seville, where we will take the AVE train to Madrid. Arrival and END OF TRIP