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It was a wonderful outing even though we had rain. I had read that the pick ups took a long time before heading up into Ronda, with this being said I was prepared for it and got to see beaches that we wouldn't have seen if not on the bus. The only one thing that we could really complain about was finding the tour bus. We were told that the bus picked up on n11 bus route in Malaga in front of a bank and a green newspaper stand, they are every where. Luckily another tour bus took us down the street to our ride. The tour guide was really very good and informative. Great tour and wine tasting.
Straight forward pick up, comfortable coach and informative guides. Ronda is lovely with a spectacular gorge and the oldest bullring in Spain. Our guide was very informative and ensured that after some free time to explore Ronda we could fiind our way back to the coach park easily. Only issue is the fact that 48hours prior to taking the trip, one has to phone during office hours to get an English speaker. With modern communications, surely an email or text with relevant details reference number and name should be sufficient to confirm that one is travelling!
A really excellent trip with a very knowledgeable guide. Ronda is a lovely town to explore. Travel time from Malaga with hotel pick-ups is a bit long so take a book.
This trip was excellent! The city is spectacularly beautiful and we got to see it all. We got to go to a wine tasting in a very old winery which was really fun and delicious and broke up what could be a tiring experience of walking around from place to place in the heat. We also got to go into the bull ring and see where the bull fights are which was a colorful mix. This was a perfect tour.
The famous bride and gorge were incredible and we would certainly do the trip again. The bull ring was also interesting and our guide, Damien, was great. The only negative is that we were the first on the bus in the city center and it took about another 1 1/2 hours to pick up everyone else in the resorts west of Malaga. The process was repeated in reverse on the way back.
The trip I took to Ronda was terrific. It was all day and worth every minute. MRonda is a most unusual place with buildings perched on top if the gorge, but it is so worth seeing. Out tour guide was terrific andnv very informative also. A must, don't miss this tour.
A must see in Andalucia. It could have been much better if it wasn't fr the hotel pick-up in Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Marbella... they picked me up in Malaga at 7:00 AM and we took the road to Ronda at aboiut 9:45 AM... that's extremely bothering, especially that you do it again on your way back to Malaga
Probably the highlight excursion of our holiday. Comfortable clean bus. We appreciated that we were picked up at our hotel in Marabella rather than travel to Malaga as well as dropped off at the end. Ronda and the Gorge were fabulous. A special unexpected treat was snow on the upper mountains.
What a beautiful city and a beautiful tour! The countryside is breath-taking. We loved every minute of it. A great tour!
Once again, too many languages. The guide repeatedly, going from one to another. One had to listen carfully through each language, until he got to English.
Again too many stops dropping off people to and from resorts.
Please don't be mislead by the rating. The trip itself to Ronda was great, but I am very sorry to say that our tour guide was very inconsiderate and seemed to not want to be there. Attention VIATOR, please advise people on vouchers that ANOTHER bus company may be used and to not necessarily look for of the actual tour company bus 'logo' on the side of the bus. Look for a SIGN in the 'front window of the bus' as well with the tour company's name and destination. This can be very misleading as we already were waiting at 7am looking for the tour bus when another one appeared. Initially, the guide did not even get out to see if anyone was waiting and when we told him we were looking for the tour bus, he very grumpily said that they used a different bus. No good morning either. He never introduced himself by name, but some say he was Paco NOT to be confused with the other 'nice' Paco that took us to Tangier days earlier. This 'Paco' was terrible! He was rushing through the tour, jumped from one location to another without looking or taking a head count and we basically had to chase him. We lost several people on the trip and 2 missed the Plaza de Toros bullring and its museum. Keep in mind this was a prepaid trip and some lost out. In addition, when we went to wine tasting--we had to use the restroom and the group was gone. He never said they were leaving and we luckily rushed out and ran to find the group. In the end, he never said goodbye to anyone in the group and even got into a tiff with one of the patrons in the group. Aside from that--Ronda was beautiful and worth the majestic views and great wine tasting. We were told it's get VERY HOT during the summer and it's very quiet then. Best time to visit is when the weather is cooler. Again, the views are stunning and the town is very quaint. Worth the trip hopefully with a better guide.
Ronda is a lovely old town. The only downside is that the guide was not organised and didn't care too much about the group. There were a couple of times when group members were lost and didn't know where to go as she was walking so fast. The lunch was a disappointment.
Ronda is simply beautiful. I would definitely recommend a visit.
I wish we had a few hours more there to perhaps have a walk into the gorge.
We didn't get to see the bullring as advertised, because there was a big bull fight happening on the day so instead we were shown a rather stunning church.
It was also the day of the fair or festival so an interesting mix of activity and excitement and very well dressed attenders lots of traditional Spanish dress .
The 'english' guide at Ronda kept swapping languages which made it difficult to follow at times, but he got us to a few cool spots like the winery which i'm sure we would have found if we'd gone on our own.
Pickup and drop off was lengthy, but i suppose there is no way around that other than running smaller tours from each town.
On the whole it was a good day out.
Enjoyed this tour very much and seeing the outlying mountain ranges and towns and cities was beautiful and made for a nice bus ride. Great tour guide and bus driver!
The tour was very enjoyable but it made for a very long, tiring day having so many pickups. We would hesitate to book another trip because of this. Otherwise, Damien our tour guide was pleasant and informative.
Our trip to Malaga where we stayed in Marbella for 5 nights was great! We did a day tour to Seville and to Ronda. While Seville was forgettable Ronda was beautiful! Ronda is a quaint small town with mentionable history and scenic beauty! We fell in love with Ronda and could have done with a two day trip!
This is a wonderful tour! The scenery up the mountain and the El Tajo Gorge were amazing. Our group really enjoyed the stop at the local winery, where the wine tasting was "on tap", pour what you want and drink what you can in 15 min! We really enjoyed seeing the Plaza de Toros bullring and its museum, so that we could learn more about this part of Spanish culture. We had a chance for photos in the bullring which was fun! The tour description says it's a 90 min bus ride, but they picked us up in Malaga at 7:00 AM and stopped at about 20 hotels, inching along the coast, and arriving in Ronda at 11:15 am. Since we did not want a 4 hour return bus ride, we left the tour at 3 pm and paid for a public bus to take us from Ronda to Malaga in 90 min.
The scenery was spectacular on the way to Rhonda. Rhonda is a beautiful and charming town situated on a gorge with a bull ring and other historic buildings well worth seeing.
Ronda is a beautiful town to visit with gorgeous views of the old and new bridges in the gorge and the wine tasting session was an interesting experience to try the different types of wines produced in the region. The only negative point is that the pick up time in Malaga at 7am was too early as the next couple of hours were spent picking up the various participants from different hotels along the costa del sol before actually embarking on the journey to Ronda. It will be a long day trip as you will be the last to be dropped off at Malaga, probably around 730 pm or later.