In just 45 minutes you can sail to a whole other continent, and this day trip to Morocco ticks off all your bucket-list experiences. You'll land in Ceuta where it's off to the cities of Tetouan and Tangier for some sightseeing, free time for shopping and a Moroccan lunch between.It's just a hop, skip and a jump to Morocco from the Costa de la Luz, and this tour really gets going once you've crossed over the border from Ceuta. Stop for a photo on your journey to Tetouan, then find yourself in the beating heart of the city's UNESCO-listed medina.A guided tour will take you landmarks such as Hassan II Square – site of the Royal Palace – the Jewish quarter, Berber souk, medina and more. Lunch in a traditional Moroccan restaurant will be enlivened with folk music, then you'll hit the road to Tangier. Round off the day with more sightseeing around the modern and diplomatic quarters before beginning your return journey to Spain.
Morocco may just be a short trip away from Spain across the Med but it's worlds away culturally. This fascinating excursion to the historic city of Tangier will give you an intriguing insight into north African life while enjoying a guided tour of its top sights and a traditional lunch.Sail from Tarifa to Tangier, which is known as the ‘White City'. It has historic links to Spain – as recently as 1956 it was a Spanish protectorate – and was even an English colony for 23 years in the 17th century. Yet despite the European connections, it is a quintessentially Moroccan city.We'll first head to the Grotto of Hercules, a mythical sea-facing cave, where, according to legend, Hercules rested after successfully completing his 12 tasks. There's an optional camel ride, too. Then it's time for a typical local lunch before a guided tour of the mazy Medina and hilly Kasbah. You'll also enjoy free time to source a souvenir or poke around the stalls.
Watching the sun set over the Atlantic is a holiday experience that just has to be ticked off the list. Hop aboard this boat for a relaxing evening cruise that takes in the best of the Chiclana coastline at dusk. As we sail out in to the open sea we drop anchor ready to raise a glass to the end of another perfect day and the making of some special holiday memories.
Doñana National Park is Spain's greatest natural treasure. This tour explores its four UNESCO-protected eco-systems – beaches, dunes, forests and marshlands – in speciated vehicles. See flamingos and herons in their habitat and much more en route to the coastal town of Matalascañas. Enjoy free time for a bite and lounging on its famous beach.
A great way to sightsee and keep the entire family entertained, this mini train and cruise is a fun way to explore the Costa de la Luz in a short space of time. You'll trundle down to the village of Sancti Petri in the morning then hop aboard the boat for a one-hour cruise along the coast of Chiclana de la Frontera. First up, the mini train will pull up and it's all aboard to the village of Sancti Petri. Here you'll board the boat ready for a cruise along the coast. You'll be able to sit back and watch the coastline of Chiclana unfold before your eyes. Then once we're back on dry land, the train will be waiting to take you back.
Gibraltar is a small slice of Britain on the sunny shores of Costa de la Luz and this day trip allows you to see all its highlights. Great duty-free bargains make it a shopper's paradise and sightseers can enjoy the views from the Rock of Gibraltar. With the Gibraltar Rock & Dolphin Cruise Tour you'll visit the Rock's nature reserve and St Michael's Cave. And then there are the Barbary apes – you'll get to meet these free-roaming monkeys. Top everything off with a dolphin-spotting cruise around the Bay of Gibraltar, which has the highest concentration of dolphins in Europe.
The landscapes around the lower Guadiana river in eastern Algarve are best explored in a 4x4. This nature tour introduces you to the area's customs and traditions, its cuisine and flora and fauna. Along the way, you'll visit an organic farm for delicacy tastings and enjoy a regional lunch in a typical inland village. There'll also be time to relax by a pool.
Ayamonte may lie on the border with Portugal but its Andalusian charm is undiluted. This exclusive adults-only tour combines just the right amount of sightseeing with relaxation. But first, it's the sightseeing portion. Your guide will show you around Ayamonte, taking you to try a ‘café bonbon' and leading you to places that few visitors get to see. Armed with all your insider tips, you'll then have free time to mooch about. Then you'll board the boat ready to trundle up the Guadiana River for a couple of hours, where some tapas and a glass of sparkling wine are served.
If ever a city was designed for exploring by hop-on, hop-off bus, then it's Seville. Boasting a widespread array of attractions, and baked in heat for much of the year, this City Sightseeing tour allows you to reach the main sights with ease.There are 14 stops to hop on and off – from La Cartuja, site of Expo 92, in the north, to Maria Luisa Park, where Expo 29 was hosted, in the south of the city. What's more, at different times of the day, there are four guided walks you can avail of – ideal for an in-depth exploration. There's one around Maria Luisa Park and the iconic Plaza de España. And keep an eye out for times for the Santa Cruz, Triana and Fine Arts Museum tours.Also included are entry to several museums and churches – in Seville they are even more impressive on the inside. You'll have easy access to top sights such as the Torre de Oro, cathedral and Royal Alcazar, and enjoy 360° panoramic views of the city with audio commentary in 15 languages.
This exclusive minibus tour takes you to Huelva – one of Spain's last unspoiled corners. It boasts landscapes of protected wetlands pockmarked by history-steeped towns. On this trip, you'll visit Niebla, El Rocío and replicas of Columbus's caravels.Niebla invites you to explore the history behind its ancient walls – see the 16th century hospital, the churches of St Martin and Our Lady of Granada, and visit the castle. Afterwards, you'll drop into the Bollulos winery for a tasting and some tapas.The excursion takes a more spiritual turn next with a visit to El Rocío – one of Spain's most important pilgrimage sites – where you can drop into a shop specialising in frilly flamenco dresses and enjoy some free time. Rounding off your trip is a visit Palos de la Frontera to see replicas of the three caravels Columbus used on his historic trip.
Discovering the flora and fauna around the nature reserve of Huelva's El Rompido and river Piedra just got that much easier with the help of sightseeing's latest gadget on two wheels – the Segway™. After a quick safety demonstration and some training on how to ride a Segway, it'll be time for off. You'll follow your guide along a route of paths, walkways and bridges that wind their way through the marshes around river Piedras and Flecha del Rompido. You'll be able to spot the many birds that migrate through this protected natural area as well as wildflowers as you effortlessly glide along the paths.
The historic Yeguada de la Cartuja stud farm is a one of the blue riband places to watch majestic Carthusian horses perform. It's located in a former monastery near Jerez, and you'll tour the grounds and paddocks before witnessing free-running colts, a dressage show and much more. Carthusian monks began breeding horses in the 15th century and to this day, this strain of horse is considered one of the most thoroughbred. You'll tour the complex, including the stallion yard, harness room, coach houses and barns before watching a show of horsemanship and elegance.
The east is one of the jewels in the Algarve's crown. It all kicks off in Faro, the regional capital, where you'll have free time to explore the old town – the cathedral is a must-see. Next up is Olhao, a village on the banks of the Ria Formosa. You'll visit its famous fish market and then enjoy free time for lunch and shopping. In the afternoon, we'll visit Cacela Velha. This coastal hamlet with just a handful of whitewashed houses boasts a beautiful church and an old fort overlooking the Atlantic. Afterwards, we'll head to Tavira for a live show of Fado singing.
You'd be hard pushed to pack more into an afternoon than this. Hop in a 4x4 and you'll rumble through salt flats flecked with pink flamingoes, taste organic Algarvian products, and visit Ria Formosa – one of Portugal's premier national parks. And to top it all, you'll round off with sparkling wine and sunset views over the Atlantic.
Dating back over 5,000 years, Cadiz is the oldest city in western Europe. This tour takes you on a guided walk around all the city's standout sights with a few photo stops thrown in the mix, too.The sightseeing comes thick and fast on this Cadiz excursion, as you dot to dot your way around the city's best bits. You'll pass the Town Hall, a neoclassical building that was completed back in 1861, and wander beneath the Arabic-style arches of the Populo district – Cadiz's old quarter.Stroll through well-tended squares, parks and plazas and snap a few photos of the golden-domed cathedral. There's also a visit to the recently renovated Central Market, where you can pop in to soak up the lively local atmosphere and sample some Andalusian produce. Rounding it all off is a panoramic view of the place from the top of Tavira Tower – an 18th-century viewpoint where watchmen would keep an eye out for merchant ships arriving from the New World.
Perched on the banks of the River Guadiana that separates Portugal and Spain, Ayamonte blends the best of both countries cultures. Discover Andalusian charm and delicious cuisine on this tour of an Iberian gem.Located just a stone's throw from the border, arriving in the Spanish town you'll get an impressive view of Portugal's Castro Marim castle – a remnant of the centuries of war between the two. Delve deeper into the history here with a guided tour of the medieval quarter and admire the traditional blue and white tiles at every turn.After free time to sip coffee in the square, shop the boutiques or rummage for trinkets and treasures in the marketplace, you'll be ready for lunch. Stop by Vilve Ayamonte gastro-shop and a feast of tasty tapas, traditional paella and wine awaits. What's more, it's all served up with a side order of fantastic flamenco entertainment in their beautiful courtyard, reserved exclusively for TUI.
All the best bits of Jerez are within easy reach of the nine stops on this hop-on, hop-off City Sightseeing tour. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours and includes a free walking tour of the city centre – an atmospheric maze of crumbling baroque beauties – and a visit to the Tio Pepe winery.You can jump on to bus at any of the stops. Stop 1 is handy for exploring sights such as the Moorish-era Alcazar – possibly one of the most underappreciated monuments in Spain – as well as the cathedral and St Michael's church, with its elaborately decorated façade. While Stop 6 is great for meandering the former Jewish quarter. And for something a little bit different, the Palacio del Tiempo near Stop 4 is a museum boasting a collection of vintage clocks and watchesStop 8 is where you alight to check out the world-famous Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. As well as the dressage exhibitions, its beaux arts Abrantes Palace is well worth checking out.
Cordoba is ripe for exploring and there's no better way to do so than by hop-on hop-off bus. In a city boasting countless monuments, museums and architectural wonders, this sightseeing tour allows you to see all the top picks with ease. With 27 stops to jump on and off at, you can take advantage of two free guided walking tours and coupons for discounted entry to the top attractions, all included in your ticket.
A 4x4 tour that's all about getting close to nature. Discover the flora and fauna on a route along the lower River Guadiana, which divides Portugal and Spain. Learn all about the area's heritage and the importance of cork and salt production. You'll get to taste local organic farm products, chance upon rustic villages and find out about local customs.
Washed by Atlantic waves, La Barrosa beach is the place to learn to surf when in the Costa de la Luz. These five 1.5-hour lessons are geared for all levels of ability and are taught by qualified instructors with a lifelong passion for surfing. All the necessary equipment is included – surfboard, neoprene and lycra as well as liability insurance.