Arrival at Seville airport and either hire a car or catch the train to Jerez (1 hour). Here you will have time to settle in to your chosen accommodation. We have charming hotels in the historic centre of Jerez set on narrow cobbled streets from 3 - 5 star or we have a stunning boutique hotel set in the countryside close to the riding centre. This afternoon the choice is yours we can either include a guided tour of Jerez by horse drawn carriage or for the more adventurous we can arrange a wonderful 2 hour ride out in the vineyards of Jerez with our expert horseman (trained at The Royal Riding School in Jerez). This evening you can enjoy dinner in one of the many tapas bars in the city centre, leave time to enjoy a glass of sherry on the roof top terrace of your hotel in Jerez.
This morning you can choose again we can either include a visit to The National Stud Farm where you will discover the breeding secrets of the splendid horses of Andalucia, the Royal Riding School of Jerez or we can arrange a visit for wine tasting and tapas at one of the finest bodegas in Jerez. This afternoon or early evening riders can choose to either ride through the breeding fields of the famous Spanish bulls or to take a classical dressage lesson whilst non riders can enjoy site seeing in Jerez. Tonight we recommend you experience a night of dining and flamenco at the most famous flamenco bar in Jerez.
Either drive to Seville this morning or catch the train - the trains run every hour and it is an easy journey that takes you into the centre of Seville. Seville lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir River and is one of the largest historical centres in Europe, the most famous sites being the Minaret of La Giralda, the Alcazar Palace, and the Santa Cruz quarter; here we guarantee that you will fall in love with the lively rhythm of this charming and historic city. On arrival in Seville you will be heading for the most charming part of the city, the historic quarter, located close to the cathedral. Today you will be meeting our wonderful city guide who will collect you from your hotel and take you on a tour of this wonderful and colourful city. (Our guide recently acompanied Prince Charles and Camilla on their visit to Seville, she is that good!). Tonight we recommend dinner in one of the many beautiful restaurants located in and around the historic centre.
After breakfast it will be time to bid Andalucia farewell - but we are sure that you will be back........
Cost per person:
In a charming 3 star hotel from £450 for a rider / £295 for a non-rider (includes tour and visit)
In a charming 4 star hotel from £525 for a rider / £350 for a non-rider (includes tour and viist)
Please note that this itinerary is flexible and can be run from 3 - 7 nights. You can change the number of nights that you stay in Seville or Jerez, for a personalised itinerary please call us on 01829 781123.
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There are many flights to this region of Spain and we keep a close track on which ones offer the best service and value for money. Currently you can enjoy a three night break from Friday - Monday flying with Vueling out of London Heathrow or Ryan Air out of Liverpool. Ryan Air also flys directly to Jerez from Stansted if this suits you better. If you contact us we can advise you on the best flight for your riding holiday.
If you love Andalucian horses and Seville then why not consider a trip to the largest Andalucian horse fair in the world - SICAB, which takes place in this wonderful city every November. The family-owned stable we work with in Jerez is a pioneer in the art of the schooling of pure-bred Spanish horses in the classical tradition. If you extend your stay in Seville we recommend a visit to the infinite virginal beaches of Donana National Park.
We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.