Jerez Flamenco Festival
Flamenco, Carnival, history, nature - small international group - west Andalusia
with new visits and walks
One of the most important flamenco festivals takes place in Jerez de la Frontera, a city renowned for its wine, its horses, and also its successive generations of cantaores, guitarists and bailaores. They invade the stages of Jerez to bring us traditional flamenco mixed with a good selection of experimental works.
The immediate surroundings of the city are no less outstanding: the tierras albarizas where the sherry grapes are grown, the Guadalquivir estuary, the Bay of Cadiz and the Costa de la Luz. The beaches, cliffs, dunes and salt-marshes not only shelter much nature and bird-life but also form a background to some real architectural and archaeological jewels...
IMPORTANT: we must receive bookings for this programme by 25 October 2018.
ONE WEEK Activities: the order of activities may vary with the times of the Flamenco performances.
A minimum of 8 Flamenco performances, and...
- exploration of Jerez de la Frontera and Cádiz
- new guided visits: 'underground Cádiz': Phoenician and Roman remains; the castle of San Fernando; the citadel of Arcos de la Frontera
- 3 easy new nature rambles
- in the salt-marshes of the Parque Natural de la Bahia de Cádiz: flamingoes, waders and "violinist" crabs
- around the Laguna de los Tollos: overwintering bird refuge
- amid the livestock and the splendid landscapes of the Campiña de Jerez.
FULL BOARD EXCEPT 2 BREAKFASTS AND 3 OTHER MEALS in hotel (rooms for 2 with private bathrooms) in a quiet street of the old centre of Jerez. Delicious local gastronomy and imaginative tapas, with the accent on Atlantic sea-food and the pata negra pigs of the forests of western Andalusia. Group 10 maximum.
2019 23 February-2 March.
PRICE 995 euros per person; single room supplement 155 euros.
RENDEZVOUS Málaga, in the afternoon - choose a flight arriving before 15.30.
DISPERSAL Málaga, at midday - choose a flight departing after 15.30.
Arrival at Jerez airport or station (trains from Madrid and Seville) is also possible.
Location of this programme:
Mar y Sierra: West Andalusia (walking) / Bienal Flamenco Seville / Lucena Theatre Festival
Mar y Sierra Zambombas (festive Jerez & Cordoba) / Al-Andalus (Granada & Cordoba patios)
Ciudad Rodrigo Festival / Almagro Theatre Festival / Xmas 2018 Cordoba / New Year 18-19 Trujillo
Discovery: Almagro-La Mancha / Berlanga-Soria / Jaén / Candás-Costa Verde / Liérganes-Santander
Two centre discovery: Ciudad Rodrigo & Arribes del Duero / Ruta del Oro / Extremaduran Kaleidoscope
other walking in Andalusia / central Spain / northern Spain / La Rioja / nature rambles / historical journeys
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