Andalusia, a region located in the south of Spain, holds a rich history and to this day retains vestiges of construction from long-ago eras when Romans and Arabs occupied the region.
This magical land is a perfect part of the country for group travel, not only because it is well connected to Madrid and other major Spanish cities, but also because it offers activities for visitors who want to discover authentic Spanish folklore.
We know that visiting the tourist highlights of each city is important when you are in a new country, but travelers really should get to know the heartbeat of Spain. So here we share some unique day tours offered by I Live Spain.
A day at a bull farm
On a country estate, see where bulls roam in freedom and the beautiful Toro de Lidia bullring. The farm also offers many outdoor activities to make up a wonderful day.
Upon arrival at the finca, or ranch, the group will board 4×4 vehicles to see the bulls up-close and learn more about the animals with commentary from an expert guide. They also will learn bullfighting techniques from a master bullfighter.
After playing bullfighter, the group will have a delicious lunch surrounded by nature in the mountains near the village of Ronda, one of the most beautiful places in Spain. The day could finish with a visit to Ronda.
Flamenco lessons in Granada
Granada is a well-known Andalusian city because it is the home of the Alhambra palace complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its traditional neighborhoods, dating from Moorish times, are full of little venues where groups can watch flamenco dancers and have private dance lessons. After a flamenco class, the group will finish with snacks on a terrace with breathtaking views of the Alhambra. This Andalusia day tour is often paired with a guided visit to the Alhambra and the Generalife gardens.
Tapas tour in Seville
Spaniards meet before lunch or dinner to drink wine and eat tapas while catching up with friends and family. It is an important tradition in Andalusia, one that groups will enjoy sampling.
If you are looking for an authentic gastronomic experience, a tapas tour in Seville is a must. You will be scouting the best bars, trying new flavors, being amazed by food combinations you never thought of and having a great time while living the real Spain. With their guide, groups will not only learn about Spanish gastronomy but also taste some of the most wonderful dishes of the region. At the end of the day, a horse-drawn carriage will be waiting at the last bar for a tour of the beautiful city of Seville.
Vineyards of Jerez de la Frontera
The village of Jerez de la Frontera, near Seville, is known around the world for its wine, particularly sherry. Your day starts with breakfast and continues with a bike tour through the vineyards. The expert guide explains the winemaking process and how the grapes are raised. After the bike tour, tasting the wines is in order.
Catamaran in Marbella
Marbella is probably one of the most glamorous places of Spain. Travelers from around the world visit Marbella and Puerto Banus to attend exclusive parties, sail in luxury yachts and dine in Michelin-starred restaurants. One way to get a feel for this elite destination is spending a day cruising the Mediterranean on a catamaran or yacht.
Highlights of the cruise include spotting dolphins in the water and dining on Spanish specialties like seafood paella and sangria. Back at the port they have the opportunity to go shopping at European designer stores in Puerto Banus.
As you can see, these day tours offered by I Live Spain convey a good sense of Spanish culture, spotlighting time-honored traditions and fun activities.
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