Cj Sear United Kingdom
A jam packed day of sightseeing. The tour of the sherry distillery was very interesting and the horse show amazing (although wish it could have been longer). The boat ride over to Cadiz takes in some of the industrial sites of the area. There's not much to do in Cadiz apart from browse the shops and have lunch, but the coach tour round the town afterwards was interesting. The scenery during the whole trip was breathtaking. Full marks to all the guides for being so multilingual. The only critisism I have is that they switch languages so seamlessly you end up listening to the whole narration, even if not in your own language - this can get very tiring, and then you end up missing a sentence or two in your own language. It would also save time during the tour of Williams and Humberts if there was only one language group - there's so much information to take in that the trip takes double the time if the guide covers two languages, and then it becomes rushed and the tasting and shopping is curtailed. The only other downside is that if you join the tour from the east of the country (Torremolinos, as I did), it can take 2 hours to complete the pick ups - it can get quite tedious (and there was a coach swap on my trip too); however, the coach was very comfortable and the scenery gorgeous. The highlight has to be the horse show.
This was the only option to get from Malaga to Cadiz and back for one day. It is available only once per week. The Jerez experience while a first class was a clear bonus for me. The guide was very entertaining and spoke three foreign languages, pretty fluently by the way. Given the long distance to be covered, everything was quite well planned and there was lunch possibilities for those interested (as well as short breakfast and late afternoon break). Pricing seems very competitive.
A very well organized trip to Cádiz. The local guides have provided a lot of interesting information
Wish we had more time in Cadiz, it is a marvellous city. Our guide Rossy spoke very bad English, so I could get the infos from the other languages like French, Spanish and Italian. Although I do not speak French and Spanish. Otherwise, she was a lovely lady. May be that's why the following day I could not tolerate the horrible treatment on the Tanger day trip.
My only complaint was communication on pick-up time and communication as to where I was to be picked up. After an almost sleepless night I did get picked up by chance. Mini-bus driver was standing outside our hotel and my husband spotted him as asked if he was from Viator. My husband was then told that I had exactly 2 minutes to be downstairs and on mini-van.
We had been in Morocco for almost a week and had had no internet access nor cell phone usage. Lack of communication was very bad but trip itself was good.
TIRESOME.-ESPECIALLY FOR GETTING THE PEOPLE ON THE BUS. ALONG THE WAY-BESIDES AN ENORMOUS BUS DIFFICULT TO DRIVE ON NARROW STREETS.-However it would have been nice to visit JEREZ as well .-
It was great for our group. Just be patient with so many pick ups. Quite a long trip. Best to stay in Cadiz overnight.
Lily S R USA
We had a great guide. She pointed out the bulls running in the fields and the history and culture surrounding them. The tour of the sherry factory was very interesting. The horse show was a nice piece of culture. We did not see much else in Jerez, but the boat ride was pleasant. We could have used more time in Cadiz. We really had time for lunch and an hour to walk around the old town. It had lots of narrow streets intersecting at odd angles. We had a good bus tour of the rest of Cadiz so it is an interesting city. I enjoyed where we had our out and returngoing and returning rest stop, very Spanish and fun to watch the people.
cadiz was very nice, you need to stay loner there to enjoy the city
This was overall a very enjoyable trip.The guide was very good and was punctual and all ran smoothly. The winery and horse show were excellent - a good balance and the wine guide gave enough detiail to remain interesting rather than being too technical. We had however a very long day picked up in Malaga at 6.40 back at 10pm. We would have liked hotel pick up but overall very memorable.
By making small alterations to the tour in could be improved greatly. Got the impression that the main purpose of the tour was to get you to buy from which the guide was getting a kick back.
I enjoyed the tour to Cadiz and the winery tour was alright.
The tour guides dropped me off back to malaga and spoke in several languages in the bus.
the transfer take too long and the confirmation from viator did not come to the local agency and ı had to make international calls which cost me money
We spend more time on the bus picking up people and dropping them off ,we got picked up from Torremolinos at 7:05 am and were dropped off 9;30 pm. My advice if you are staying in Torremolinos don't go .
Jerez and Cadiz is beautiful!! The excursion itself was really nice. The guide didn't say too many things of the sights, almost nothing (!) during the whole excursion. We had the accommodation in Málaga and they picked up us first in the morning. Then we were driving through the coast picking up everybody, stopping at every corner. On the whole, the journey to Cadiz took 4 hours, and back 4 hours again! We had to get up early and we were the last who left the bus at 8:30 in the evening. It was horrible!!! 8 hours only on the bus. I wouldn't go again because of this.
Tour was OK but a bit rushed.
I am tall and there was not enough room in the coach for my legs.
Tour Guide was very pleasant but she talked none stop the entire journey. It was so loud that even ear phones and listening to music did not help. Please give the poor passengers a rest from that voice.
As other reviewers have said, this was a LONG Day. In our case the weather was rainy so our drive to Jerez did not have the best of scenery due to low clouds. We were disappointed that although we had a sherry tasting and a short horse show there was not time for a tour of the Williams and Humbert facility. We did not get an explanation of why. Weather did clear a bit and the ferry ride with a view of Cadiz from the water was interesting. No information about what we were seeing on the ferry was given. After we walked with the guide to the center of the old city we were left on our own to look around in Cadiz. A map and suggested sights to see would have been very helpful. For us, this tour involved too much time in the bus and not enough time and explanation of what we saw. We probably would not suggest it for others.
I really enjoyed this trip. Jerez involved a stop at the Bodega- I thought it was interesting. The Andalusian horse show is at the bodega- not the school! A few people were upset about that. It was a long day. The pick up was on time. The drop off was ill planned. We had to switch buses to be dropped off at our hotels. Again, a few people were upset about that. Cadiz is OK. All in all, I certainly would not waste my time or money to go on this trip again.
This tour was alright if you did not mind spending 15 hours on a bus 4 of which were pick up and drop off
it would have been good to have a walking tour of Cadiz instead of sitting on the bus had very little time
to see the old city
Was a very long day as we were based in Malaga so were picked up at 6.40am , returning after 9pm.We're disappointed to only have a 5 minute drive around Jerez . This was not obvious from the itinerary and should be in the publicity for the tour.the sherry tasting was good although you only get a 15 minute horse show with one guy and one horse. This is at the bodega. Boat trip to Cadiz was fine although there wasn't much at the lunch stop, Puerto Santa Maria,as you are dropped there at siesta time. Cadiz is beautiful and well worth the long day. However our big disappointment was the guide. His information was limited, instructions unclear and ability to communicate effectively with his clients disappointing. (This was not down to his language skills but his attitude) .He was just going through the motions and did nothing to make us want to book with this company again.We felt we knew more about the area than he did but wanted to know so much more of the rich history of the region , hence the decision to take the trip initially. The publicity material needs to mention the possible length of day, whistle stop drive around Jerez and actual nature of the horse display.
I do not reccomend this trip to anyone! For me, the guided tour doesn't mean that we arrive in Cadiz and have two hours free time! In addition, the bus was as cold as a refrigerator.