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From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

1. From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

Drive through the Sevillian countryside and visit the Castle of Las Aguzaderas, a medieval structure located at the old Catholic and Moorish kingdoms' border. Continue through the mountains, stopping at the picturesque white village of Zahara de la Sierra. Next, stop at an olive oil factory. En route to Grazalema, you'll drive through the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Enjoy a range of beautiful landscapes, with views over the provinces of Cádiz, Málaga, and Seville, from Puerto de las Palomas, 1,357 meters above sea level. Watch vultures in the mountains, home to the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain. Upon arriving in Grazalema, enjoy a nice meal, surrounded by the picturesque white houses adorned with colorful flowers. After lunch head to Ronda. Along the way, pass through a beautiful Mediterranean forest of cork trees and oaks, which serves as an important source of honey, cork, aromatic spices, and wood. See locals working with cattle, Iberian pigs, and goats. Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain, built on two separate cliffs which are connected by Spain's most famous bridge - New Bridge, built in the 18th century. The tour guide will show you around Ronda, and you will have some free time to explore the town on your own as well.

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White Towns of Andalusia and Ronda: Day Trip from Seville

2. White Towns of Andalusia and Ronda: Day Trip from Seville

Depart Seville on this day trip to Andalusia's famous white towns and Ronda. Enjoy a olive oil tasting, monuments, and fascinating architecture in the company of your guide. Begin your experience with a visit to an olive mill to discover all the secrets of olive oil production, and enjoy a small tasting of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Next, journey to Ronda with a local guide to explore one of the oldest towns in Spain. Take a stroll along the tree-lined paths of the 19th-century gardens of Alameda del Tajo, where the views are simply breathtaking. Go to the bridge that connects Ronda´s old and new districts, and get a great view of the El Tajo canyon on which the city is perched. See the modernist palace of the Casa de San Juan Bosco, complete with colonial and Nasrid decorations and stunning views of the valley. Immerse yourself in monuments like the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor. Admire the Mudejar tower and the Casita de la Torre, where the architecture is an emblematic blend of Christian, Arab, late Gothic, and Renaissance styles.  

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Pueblos Blancos & Ronda: Private Full-Day Tour from Seville

3. Pueblos Blancos & Ronda: Private Full-Day Tour from Seville

You will depart from Seville to begin the journey, driving through the Sevillian countryside, surrounded by wheat and beautiful sunflower fields. You will stop at the 'Castle of Las Aguzaderas' - an interesting medieval building located at the old border among Catholic and Moorish kingdoms. Then, continue through the mountains stopping at Zahara de la Sierra, on the top of a steep hill. Zahara is famous for its views and history.  Here, you will have time to wander around, have a cup of coffee and visit a small olive oil factory which makes one of the best olive oils in the region. On the way to Grazalema, you will go through the Nature Park Sierra de Grazalema. You will see a range of amazing landscapes over the provinces of Cadiz, Malaga and Seville, from 'Puerto de las Palomas' which is 1157 meters above sea level. Also, you will get the chance to witness the wildlife in its natural habitat. These mountains are home to the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain. Once in Grazalema, there will be time to have a nice meal, surrounded by white houses and colorful flowers.     After lunch, you will leave Grazalema and head to Ronda. On the way you will cross a very beautiful Mediterranean forest full of cork trees and oaks where up to the present day, locals still work with cattle (Iberian pigs, goats and cows) and produce honey, cork, aromatic spices and wood. After an exciting morning, you will reach Ronda, one of the oldest towns in the country. Ronda is unique for its nature and history. It is built on two separate cliffs and the town is connected by a famous bridge, known as 'The New Bridge' despite the fact that it was built in the 18th century. In Ronda, you will have free time to explore the town's beauty.

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Seville: White Villages & Ronda 2-Day Trip & Overnight Stay

4. Seville: White Villages & Ronda 2-Day Trip & Overnight Stay

Start your trip from Seville accompanied by your guide and head first to see the medieval Aguzaderas Castle in El Coronil, an ancient fortification belonging to the Islamic period on the Iberian Peninsula.   Continue onwards to visit the village of Zahara de la Sierra, one of the most picturesque white villages in the province of Cádiz, where you’ll enjoy a pleasant walking tour to see its narrow streets and awesome views of its natural surroundings. Next, visit an original oil mill where your guide will explain the traditional process making olive oil and you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy a small tasting of the produce.   Then, drive through the wonderful landscape of Sierra de Grazalema, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1977. Continue to the village of Grazalema where you’ll have a break for lunch to discover the local gastronomy followed by some free time to explore the small city and its characteristic white buildings.   Finally, drive through the mountains to reach the beautiful city of Ronda where the guide will show you the most important attractions of the town including the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) and Alameda Gardens. At the end of the day, arrive at your 4-star hotel to rest and relax for the evening. The next day after breakfast, you can discover the city of Ronda by yourself before meeting the guide around 5:30 PM to return to Seville.

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From Seville: Full-Day White Villages and Ronda Tour

5. From Seville: Full-Day White Villages and Ronda Tour

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Andalusian countryside and its smaller villages in a full-day guided excursion from Seville. After pickup from the historic city center of Seville, you’ll pass through the countryside in the direction of 2 different “white villages” of Spain, so-called for their brightly whitewashed buildings. Continue on through the mountains and stop at your first white village, Zahara de la Sierra. This small village is located at the north-eastern tip of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and is a postcard-perfect town to drive through.   Next, you’ll head to your second white village, Grazalema. Driving in to the village, you’ll be treated to amazing landscapes and views over the provinces of Cádiz, Málaga, and Seville. Once arrived, your guide will accompany the group through the white, narrow streets of the village, explaining the local peoples’ lives and culture. Here, you’ll have free time to eat, surrounded by the picturesque little houses decorated with colorful flowers.   On the way to Ronda, you'll cross a beautiful Mediterranean forest full of cork trees and oaks. Up to this day, locals still work with cattle and produce honey, cork, aromatic spices, and wood. Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain and is unique for its surrounding nature and history. Built on 2 separate cliffs, the town is connected by a famous bridge called “the New Bridge”, even though it was built in the 18th century.   After a visit to these 3 enchanting towns, your chauffeur and guide will escort the group back to Seville.

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Seville: Day Trip to White Towns of Andalusia

6. Seville: Day Trip to White Towns of Andalusia

Head for the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Take in the beautiful whitewashed houses in the company of your personal guide. Enjoy complimentary pickup from your hotel in Seville. Relax in comfort as you hit the road and are driven through the Andalusian landscape. Visit the small towns of Zahara de la Sierra, Arcos de la Frontera and Grazalema. See stunning houses that you may just wish you could live in yourself. Learn about their fascinating history from your local, expert guide. Find out how the unique whitewashed look wards off the intense summer heat. After a day of rural views and stunning architecture, return invigorated to Seville with drop-off at your accommodation.

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From Seville: Private Day Trip to Ronda and Granada

7. From Seville: Private Day Trip to Ronda and Granada

You will enjoy the views of the Sierra de Líbar in Ronda. Tour the city that attracted writers like Washington Irving and filmmakers like Orson Welles. In addition, you will see its incredible Tagus River, dominated by the majestic New Bridge. You will also visit another picturesque town, such as Zahara de la Sierra, an artisanal mill - if you wish, you can cross the Sierra de Grazalema, Setenil or stop at a nearby winery. The tour will end in the city of Granada, but as it is a customizable route, you also have the option of finishing it on the Costa del Sol. Enjoy this private and customizable day trip to Ronda and Granada from Seville.

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What people are saying about Zahara de la Sierra

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based on 826 reviews

Worth it! It was definitely the highlight of our weekend. Bus journey was smooth + lots of scenery along the way, the white villages, olive oil factory and Ronda are unmissable! Special mention to Manuel, our guide, who has been incredible. Very professional & knowledgeable, made everyone feel relaxed but also excited about the day ahead! An overall genuine, sweet & lovely human. Thanks for everything & would definitely book another tour when we return to beautiful Andalucía.

Excellent tour the first we went to see Zahara a beautiful and very tiny village, the we went to Ronda a town full of history and beauty our guide Pedro was very informative and gave us really valuable details about the area.

Fue extraordinario! Pedro nuestro guía fue excelente, conocedor, simpático !! Definitivamente volvería a hacer viajes con el!!

The tour guide Manuel was great,friendly and accomodating, the tour itself was very beautiful and organized

Wonderful trip for anyone wanting to learn the beauty of Andalusia!