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Ronda & Setenil from the Costa del Sol

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Torremolinos, Spain
Ronda & Setenil from the Costa del Sol
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Explore the mountaintop cities of Setenil de las Bodegas and Ronda on a full-day tour from Costa del Sol. First, enjoy free time to explore Setenil and admires the beautiful vistas. Then, head to Ronda for a guided tour of the town’s most impressive monuments.
  • Full-day tour to Setenil de las Bodegas and Ronda from the Costa del Sol
  • See Ronda's main town square, Plaza de España, and the Church of the Holy Spirit
  • Enjoy free time to explore Setenil de las Bodegas on your own
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Local guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Panoramic and walking tour of the city
Free time in Setenil de las bodegas
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Hotel Natali Torremolinos , C. Hoyo, 28, 29620 Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain

    Hotel Natali, Hoyo street nº28

  • Hotel El Puerto , P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 32, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain

    Hotel El Puerto, Paseo Marítimo nº32

  • Av. Ramón y Cajal, 3 , Av. Ramón y Cajal, 3, 29601 Marbella, Málaga, Spain

    Bus stop of Hotel San Cristóbal, Avenida Ramón y Cajal nº3

  • Avenida de Andalucía , Av. de Andalucía, Málaga, Spain

    Bus stop nº11, in front of Caixa Bank

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    Greet your guide at a centrally located pickup point in Costa del Sol. Relax during the drive to Setenil de las Bodegas in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, with views of the Andalucian countryside as you go. When you arrive in Setenil, enjoy free time to explore the clifftop town and admire the stunning landscapes.

    Continue to Ronda, and 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. .

    Next, you will have free time to visit and to have lunch on your own. Meet your guide back again for the return trip to Costa del Sol.
    Pass By:  
    Puerta de Almocabar
    Once reaching the village of Ronda ,you will enjoy a sightseeing guided tour of its main attractions.
    Pass By:  
    Iglesia del Espiritu Santo
    Iglesia del Espiritu Santo (Church of the Holy Spirit)
    Pass By:  
    Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor
    Church of Santa Maria la Mayor.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • This tour has multiple pick-up areas. Please note that the duration of the tour is estimated and it can vary depending on the pick up point.
    • During low season (from November to March) the Ronda Day Trip is subject to cancellation if there is no minimum number of participants booked
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Julià Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary or cancel the tour due to events being celebrated in the city or force majeure reasons
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Julia Travel S.L
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ronda & Setenil from the Costa del Sol?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Ronda & Setenil from the Costa del Sol.
    What is the policy on sanitization during Ronda & Setenil from the Costa del Sol?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Ronda & Setenil from the Costa del Sol.
    What is the social distancing policy during Ronda & Setenil from the Costa del Sol?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Ronda & Setenil from the Costa del Sol.
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ronda & Setenil from the Costa del Sol?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Ronda & Setenil from the Costa del Sol.

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    Traveler Tips

    • "When everyone wanted to take photos of a particular sight, the guide would often stand at the best vantage point, with his back to the sight, preventing us, the guests, from seeing and being able to take photos." See review
    • "We had time to roam about, shop, tapas and vino, take pictures." See review
    • "Ronda is a lovely town and overall this day was worth it." See review


    128 Reviews

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    Bus was too over booked,...
    , Nov 2021
    Bus was too over booked, poor ventilation, no social distancing. Had to sit an elderly woman at very back seat. So bad we had to get off bus on a highway outside Porto Banus. We want our money back, we paid 180
    Picking up people too much wasted time
    , Oct 2021
    Very nice tour, except too much time wasted picking up people at different towns…you should have this trip with no more than 3 Stops … we stopped 5 to 6 times in different towns… not enough time in Ronda!
    Average and practical
    , Sep 2021
    This tour was practical and convenient for us because we are “easy going” customers. However, it offered nothing much than just the transportation. The provider made arrangements for us to be picked up at closer location to our apartment and we appreciate that. The tour guide did what he could it terms of providing us with guidance at the sites. When I booked this tour it was advertised as Ronda and Setenil with Wine tasting. Not sure what happened in the booking proceed with the provider but there was no wine tasting at all. I would encourage future customers to inquire more about what is covered to avoid misunderstanding and if this was a mistake by Julia Travel, Bravo Tours and/or Viator, please pay more attention to such details and make sure your staff is train to avoid these little issues that can affect your reviews.
    8 Hours bus ride tour
    , Aug 2021
    Where to start to describe this nightmare tour? It was stated that there us no hotel pick up and there was a meeting point at 6:55 am. However, what was not said anywhere is that the bus will drive for two and half hours next to the beach from Malaga to and past Marabella picking up other passengers from the resorts. Then finally, somewhere past 9:44, we headed to Ronda (every single seat was filled amid pandemic). Twenty minutes before Ronda, the bus pulled into some dirt put for coffee and restroom, like we could not do such in Ronda. At that time bus broke down and could not restart, so we got stranded there for an hour. The bus driver fix it. It took us FIVE Hours to Get to Ronda (1h23min trip). At noon the “tour guide” gave us the map and said go for three hours and figure it out for ourselves. The only thing that she explained in detail was where bus parking was and how to get back to it on time ( how is this guided tour?!). The bull ring tickets and wine tasting are included, but there were none. When asked about wine-tasting, they stated that due to covid, they can not do it and had no answer as to why we did not get tickets to visit bull ring in Ronda; however, we were charged for all and bus was packed to the last seat. Next, we were driven to Sentinel and given only 40 minutes claiming that that is the time we would usually get regardless of the bus being broken for an hour!! LOL Same thing happened as in Ronda; our guide pointed to the street and said to go. We returned to the bus at 4:15 and then traveled for three hours before, arriving in Malaga at 7 pm dropping people around. We all work hard for our vacations, and the time we have for them is precious. It is disrespectful to treat and cheat people like this. If you add all the time, we spent EIGHT hours riding the bus!! This morning I called Viator requesting a refund for it.
    Nothing for much money
    , Aug 2021
    I booked a tour with wine tasting and included Entrance fee for the Bullring. Well, it was not wine tasting and bullring visiting. I choosed and paid this trip for this experiences also, but we didnt get it. It was only transporting, nothing else! We didnt get explanation why i got less program what i paid!
    Very Bad Tour
    , Mar 2020
    We have to spend 3 hours to get There and 3 hours back. The guide was a angry person, very bad mood. Because he didn’t get a good tip He spoke badly about The Tourists. Paco was The Guide. Very bad Treatment.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    All of it
    , Jan 2020
    Absolutely beautiful and a must see. Its so impressive i advise everyone to see this. It hard to see how deep it is wow.
    Worth the long ride.
    , Nov 2019
    Ronda is a beautiful city, the old bridge impressive when you go down the cliff for a full view of the gorge and the whole bridge.
    Amazing sightseeing, guide below par
    Kevin E
    , Nov 2019
    The coach ride was comfortable and we enjoyed looking around Setenil and Ronda. Unfortunately the guide assigned to us well and truly took the shine off the experience for us. His demeanor was churlish and at times he was rude. When asked a question he answered it grudgingly. The tour was conducted in several languages and I happen to speak 3 of them and I understand a fair bit of a fourth. It really troubled me to hear this man's very mangled German. I am a native speaker and if I had had to rely on the guide's commentary I would have understood very little. Pronunciation was so awful, I only knew what he meant because I understood his other renditions. The grammar was all over the place. I also noticed (and I probably didn't need to actually understand the content of what he was saying) that he did not translate that I mean he only translated some things in some languages. It was quite obvious that some translations were much shorter than others. I also found on several occasions that the translations did not match. A particular building had a certain number of rooms in one language and an altogether different number in another language. Dates were not always the same. (etc etc). When everyone wanted to take photos of a particular sight, the guide would often stand at the best vantage point, with his back to the sight, preventing us, the guests, from seeing and being able to take photos. Outside of the coach, he did not use any device to enable everyone (it was a large group) to hear, unless we managed to stay in very close proximity. Towards the end we really just wanted to get it over with.
    Could be better
    , Nov 2019
    I have booked thus excursion via Viator and the actual tour agency is called Julia travels. Our bus was full of tourists, about 45 people and the guide should speak in 5!!! languages. It was awful!! I do not speak German or Italian but in my opinion his talk in that languages was much longer. When we were in Ronda then we were separated into 2 groups - English and German in one group and other languages in the second one but it actually did not help to improve the service :( We had breath overview about Ronda (gorge, bullring) and after that there was a free time. Actually I would prefer excursion with guide not to investigate the town by my own.

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