At the start of your Sherry Tasting and Equestrian Show – Jerez and Cadiz Tour you will be picked up from your Seville hotel in a minibus or you can join the tour fromSeville city center, ANDALSUR EXCURSIONES c) García de Vinuesa, 35 41001. Accompanied by a guide, you will be driven to Jerez and Cadiz for a full-day’s sightseeing tour.
The drive from Seville to Jerez will take approximately 1 hour. Jerez is famous for production of the fortified wine known as ‘sherry’. (Indeed the word ‘sherry’ is an anglicization of Jerez.)
Upon arriving in Jerez, you will visit one of its most famous wine cellars. Learn the various stages of the sherry-making process, and enjoy tasting several types of sherry.
Your next stop is at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art where you will enjoy its famous show, "How Andalusian Horses Dance".
Performances are held in a 1600-seat arena. After a burst of laser lights, riders dressed in 18th century country costume make their entrance to the accompaniment of flamenco music.
The choreographed dances are based on both classical and country dressage, as well as other specialised riding techniques, for example the canter pirouette and the spectacular capriole, which features high leaps and kicks.
You then move on to Cadiz where you will have free time for lunch (payable direct) and for a guided visit to the Cathedral. This huge building topped by a yellow tiled dome was constructed in the 18th century in the high baroque style. Visitors can climb up to the roof to enjoy the views over the city to the sea. Admission to the Cathedral is not included in your tour price.
At the end of the day, you will be taken back to Seville and dropped off at your hotel at around 1830 (6:30pm).