We have an extra, full day in Seville for a day trip. We'd like to see a few of the white villages, including Ronda. (We are already staying in Cordoba and Granada.) Can anyone recommend a guide or company for a tour? We prefer not to go in some of the large groups (30+), but prefer small or possibly private if its not too costly. Looking for March 19th!! Many thanks to this forum for helping us plan this amazing trip!
I saw a day trip like the one you are describing on Airbnb Experiences. Several of the dates were sold out, but it would be worth looking into.
I saw day-trips from Seville last year that included Ronda and (I think) a couple of the small towns. I didn't take one of the tours, so I can't give you a recommendation.
Hi from Wisconsin,
Here is a thought. Rent a car. These white towns are close together and you will be able to hit (be careful if you decide to drive through them, as hit maybe take on a secondary meaning) several. Most have parking in a safe place at the edge of town with easy entrance and exit.
There is a quick, smooth modern road (A376 and then the A375) heading south out of Seville that gets you to Ronda in about 2 hours. From there you can return via Grazalema (1 hour away) and Arcos de la Frontera (1 hour away). And you have been to three pretty good places. Seville is about 1 1/4 hours away from Arcos.
Driving in Spain is very similar to the US. Biggest concern is getting out of where ever you pick up the car and the refueling and return at the end of the rental. Good maps are available all over and GPS mapping etc. It can be done.
My travel group of 2 couples is also interested in taking a tour of a few white villages from Seville. We are staying in Ronda 2 nights so we will see that town separately. In my search for a private driver I discovered http://southolespaintours.com/. They have many tours available and you can also tailor your tour the way you like. Yes, it is expensive but to me worth every penny. We hired a private driver for a one day private tour of villages in Tuscany and it was our best day in Italy. I have already emailed and corresponded with the woman who owns the company and we are on our way to creating a tour to meet our needs. We considered renting a car but once I found this company I took that out of the equation. Best of luck.
I just booked our private Ronda tour for June through through Tours By Locals. https://www.toursbylocals.com/Seville-Tours
I haven't taken the tour yet so I can't comment on how it is. But each particular tour guide has their own "reviews" and i went through each guide and booked based on the comments.
I love Tours By Locals - we use them all the time when we travel.