Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol
- Duration: 9 hours
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Ronda The guide on the coach name was José he speaks 7 languages and flaunt is all, he was very informative about each town we passed through. The journey to Ronda had spectacular views stopping off at a village called Setenil where we was treated as it was a festival, people in local dress, riders & horses and procession. After moving onto Ronda the same festival was in Ronda but with more People and evermore elaborated dress from men & lady’s our first stop was the bullring and going through the history of the bullfights and a walk around the bullring itself. Moving onto the winery where we had some wine tasting from white, Red to sweet sherry. We then see what everyone come to see the Ronda Bridge instead of following everyone else where you only get a limited view we went down to another view point and got great views and some super photos. After we had lunch in a cafeteria up one of the side streets avoiding the Main Street as prices are higher to tourist; a great day.
Meeting point really easy to locate & all explained well on our booking confirmation. We enjoyed the whole day very much! Our guide Maurizio was multilingual & was talking in 3 languages so everyone could understand the history of the places we visited. He was also very polite, cultural and knowledgeable. Happy to answer every question & with a smile on his face for the whole long day! We've learnt so much about Ronda & Setenil and you didn't know where the day has gone! Travel to Ronda was bit long but that's good as well as you can see beautiful Spain countryside from the coach. And Ronda... just stunning. When you visit Malaga, Ronda is your must go stop as well! We also had wine testing booked which we didn't know about so that was a nice surprise. Thank you very much to Julia Travel!
All in all, a good trip. Quite a long fat and I felt we spent a little too long in the Plaza de Toros which meant not a lot of time left for lunch or exploring Ronda by ourselves. I didn't really support bull fighting before and now I've been informed about many of the details I know it's incredibly cruel, so I was left feeling uncomfortable and sad for the bulls. The wine tasting was good, and you can unusually, drink as much as you want. Be sure you bring water and a snack or sandwich as it's a long time before you stop for lunch. Setinel was lovely and you do have the opportunity to buy some refreshments here but it's just a relatively quick stop and walk around but a very pretty little town and great views from the right hand side of the coach when leaving.
our guide was really great, but we didn't end up having a lot of time in Ronda. Pickup took 2 HOURS. drop-off almost 2 HOURS. It was rediculous. they do not meet at 4 points, they go to individual hotels and it takes forever. if we were to do it again, we'd get our own transportation and just go ourselves
We got on the bus im Malaga and had to pick up people along the coast before heading for Ronda. So the first people who got on the bus had to wait over 3 hours for a coffee/toliet break. And then 40 mintes for Setenil was simply not enough, extra 30 minutes would have been nice.