Facing Africa in the southernmost part of continental Europe and home to Europe’s most ancient city, the province of Cádiz is small, yet endlessly fascinating!

The legendary port of Cádiz, gateway to the Americas, sits on the Atlantic-facing Costa de la Luz, just a stone’s throw from the Sherry towns of Jerez, Sanlucar and Puerto de Santa Maria where you’ll find endless gastronomic delights, world-famous dancing horses and easy access to the Doñana National Park.

The mile-high peaks and picture-postcard ‘white villages’ of the Sierra de Grazalema are just a short drive inland as is the Alcornocales Nature Park – an undiscovered gem!

The suggested route takes ten nights but you can do as little, or as much, as you like.

  • Tour Highlights:
  • Cádiz, Europe's oldest city
  • Sherry towns of Jerez, Sanlucar and Puerto de Santamaría
  • Birdwatching and hiking in the Sierra de Grazalema
  • Windswept, surfy beaches of Costa de la Luz
  • Pueblos Blancos - the famous white villages, Vejer, Grazalema, Arcos de la Frontera and many more...
  • Roman remains at Baelo Claudia
  • Doñana National Park, Spain's most important wetland reserve
  • Wonderful seafood including tuna from the famous Almadraba
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£1100 p/p

*Indicative mid-season price for 10 nights (including car hire – flights not included) in our suggested hotels.

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Cádiz, city and port

  • Catedral de Santa Cruz, with its iconic dome, one of the city's defining landmarks
  • Delicious seafood dishes, including fresh fish, shrimp, and the famous "pescaíto frito"
  • La Caleta Beach - picturesque urban beach located between two castles
  • Climb the Tavira Tower for a panoramic view of the city - also home to the Camera Obscura
  • Castles of San Sebastian and Santa Catalina
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The Sherry towns - Jerez, Sanlucar & El Puerto de Santa María

  • Fascinating sherry bodegas
  • World famous dancing horses in Jerez
  • Amazing seafood & the finest jamón
  • Doñana National Park - among Europe's most important wetland reserve
  • Check out the local Flamenco culture
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Pueblos Blancos & Sierra de Grazalema

  • Arcos de la Frontera with its dramatic 'eagle's nest' viewpoint
  • Sierra de Grazalema mountains - magnificent hiking and birdwatching
  • Medina Sidonia dating back to Phoenician times
  • Grazalema, delightful white village at the heart of the Sierra
  • Setenil de las Bodegas and Olvera - two more pearls...
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Los Alcornocales

  • A natural paradise, unspoilt by tourism
  • Spain’s most extensive cork oak woodlands
  • Wonderful walks, cycling, horse riding and donkey trips
  • Castellar de la Frontera - fortified white village at the gateway to the park
  • Dramatic caves, rock formations and waterfalls
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Costa de la Luz

  • Vejer de la Frontera, the best preserved of the Arab towns
  • The Cape of Trafalgar, scene of Nelson's famous victory
  • Stunning, dune-backed beaches, cooled by Atlantic breezes
  • Playa Bolonia, with the fascinating Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia
  • Tarifa - Europe's wind-surfing capital
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The itinerary includes the following:

  • Accommodation in our listed hotels – 2 sharing 1 std. double ensuite, B&B
  • Economy 4dr car hire
  • Guide book of Andalucia
  • Personal Travel App including highlights, weather forecast and restaurant suggestions for all areas en-route
  • Instructions to find all accommodation


Not included:

  • Flights – but we are able to advise
  • One-way car hire charges, where applicable (see your quote email)
  • The following car hire extras – these can be added at pick-up point
    • extra driver
    • child seats
    • GPS
  • Garage parking where applicable (mostly city stops) – please ask us about parking charges.

Getting there

A round itinerary, the only entry point in the region is Jerez but Sevilla (1hr 10mins to Jerez) and Málaga (1hr 40mins to Castellar) are also within reach and we can add a night or two near either airport should that be necessary:

  • From Heathrow: Malaga with BA
  • From Gatwick: Sevilla with BA, Vueling or Easyjet; Málaga with BA, Vueling, TUI or Whizz
  • From Stansted: Jerez with Ryanair;  Sevilla with Ryanair or Malaga with Ryanair or Jet2
  • From Luton: Sevilla with Ryanair; Malaga with Easyjet, Ryanair
  • From Manchester: Sevilla with Ryanair; Malaga with Easyjet, Ryanair, Jet2 or TUI
  • From Bristol: Malaga with either Ryanair or Easyjet
  • From Dublin: Malaga with Ryanair and Aer Lingus
  • From Edinburgh: Sevilla with Ryanair; Malaga with Ryanair
  • Other UK airports available – lots of flights to Málaga – ask us about these.

NB: Flights are not included

Getting around

For passengers travelling by air we will include a hire car as part of the package. Normally we include a 4-door economy class car but please let us know if you would like something different.

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