Explore the mountaintop city of Ronda on a full-day tour from Costa del Sol. With a guide, tour the town’s most impressive monuments, and venture to the Plaza de Toros bullring, said to be one of the oldest in Spain. After browsing the museum, head to the dramatic El Tajo gorge, a natural landmark that slices the town into old and new neighborhoods. Look out on Puente Nuevo, the bridge that connects the two districts, and conclude with a tour of a winery before returning to your original departure point.
Full-day tour to Ronda from the Costa del Sol
See Ronda's main town square, Plaza de España, and the Church of the Holy Spirit
Visit the Plaza de Toros bullfighting ring and its museum
Admire views of El Tajo River gorge and the 18th-century connecting bridge, Puente Nuevo
Take a guided tour of a wine cellar, and sample Spanish wines
Greet your guide at a centrally located pickup point in Costa del Sol. Relax during the drive to Ronda on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, with views of the Andalusian countryside as you go. When you arrive in Ronda, see the dramatic El Tajo River gorge, a spectacular natural landmark that divides the city into old and new districts. Capture photographs of the Puente Nuevo, the bridge that connects the neighborhoods, and then head to the heart of town for a guided tour.
Listen to your guide’s commentary as you visit landmarks like Plaza de España, the 15th-century Church of the Holy Spirit, and the Church of St. Mary the Elder. Continue to Plaza del Toros, the oldest bullring in Spain, and hear the history of the structure in the bullfighting museum.
Next, head to the wine cellar of Bodegas La Sangre de Ronda for a guided tour of the winery, including tastings. Continue to explore independently after your tasting session, and then reconvene with your guide and group for the comfortable return journey to Costa del Sol.
Did the visit with Julia bus which was very comfortable only negative point with the bus is that they had several pick-ups at different places which made for a much longer trip, the guide was very knowledgable, the sites of Setenil and Ronda are just amazing ans must be visited, it was a 12 hour day.
Ronda is a lovely town and overall this day was worth it. The drive was long but I knew that when booking, and the tour was in 5 languages but I knew there would be multiple explanations. The tour guide seemed pretty knowledgeable but he was very hard to hear when a whole bus load of people were crowding around him in a busy street. Also a map and/or some sightseeing recommendations would be good during the free time.
Many bad issues with this tour.
1 Tour guide did not care whether customer hear him well or not.
There are a whole bus full - at least 40 people in the tour, and no whisper audilogy equipment., spoke with a normal tone. Guide talked like a machine. The minute he stops at a point, don't care whether all people are there or not, he start talking, so if people are arriving at the end will miss 40 or more of what the explanation of the site. 40 people walking in a narrow streets - it is naturally half of them need time to gather around him. Even when I was so close to him at times I can' t hear him, because he stop on the site of a busy road with the noise of the cars.
I signed up for a 6 hour tour, but this takes 12 hours, just because pick up every single people on the way to ROnda, it took almost 4 hours in the bus before we reach Ronda supposed to be only 90 min, same as going back.I would not have wasted so much time in this kind of tour - worth paying more for private tour.
Rondo itself is a lovely city with fantastic views of the gorge. Its streets are narrow and crowded during the tour hours, but everyone manages. There are many unique shops and restaurants. Specialty shops include leather, pottery, linens and fancy fans. And all things related to bull fighting!
Our recent visit was made less enjoyable by a guide who kept repeating himself over and over land could not be easily understood when he switched to English. I don't think he even introduced himself. The wine tasting tour was a disappointment, as there was just a little room with pictures on the wall, taps on the wall where you could get a glass or two of different wines but no one to talk about the wines or the region. The guide was actually silent during this tour. And to think that there was a fee to get in!