MURCIA'S SPRING FESTIVITIES
April Thursday the 25th- Price: 16 €
There’s no better way to welcome the Spring in Murcia Region than paying a visit to its Capital City when locals are celebrating their major festivities, and all its squares have been embellished with a big display of flowers. On top of learning plenty of amenities related to the festivities, we will also be enjoying its two main local highlights, the baroque Cathedral and the eclectic Casino, in a tour that it’s a celebration in itself.
Meeting Time: 10.30 AM – Duration: 2.30 hours – Physical Grade: Low – Minimum: 6 people – Meeting Point: Main Tourist Office, Cathedral Square – See Map
ROMAN CARTAGENA TOUR
April Saturday the 27th – Price: 18 €
If you have a fancy for ancient art & history, this is your tour, as we will be entering an archaeological site with completely unusual 4 meter tall walls, belonging to original roman dwellings and baths, just recently being discovered after lying under soil for nearly 19 centuries! That’s Cartagena’s Roman Forum Neighbourhood, a true local wonder even with live archaeology, as it is still being excavated. Tour will be resumed by paying a visit to the remains of the Theatre’s entrance (the so called Porticus) where some unique mosaics can be enjoyed. On top of this, we will also be strolling through the city center to discover all the other hidden remainds from this period.
Meeting Time: 10.30 AM – Duration: 2.30 hours – Physical Grade: Low – Meeting Point: Old Town Hall’s Tourist Office – See Map
SCENIC WINE TOUR
May Friday the 3rd – Price: 45 €
This tour combines wine tourism and a really attractive excursion in just one outing, as it consists of, firstly, an impressive panoramic drive through the best scenery in the Region, following the trail carved by the Segura River along the Ricote Valley (the hidden area where moors hid after being decided their expelling from Spain), including some stunning views on the way; secondly, we will be paying a visit to one of the best wineries in the Region, belonging to the Jumilla Designation of Origin, that of Viña Elena, where you will be touring its facilities before enjoying a tasting of three different wines accompanied by local appetizers (tapas) . This is actually a good value tour!
Meeting Time: 9 AM (Back by 3 PM) – 3 Pick-Up Points in Los Alcázares (Hotel 525), La Torre Golf Main Gatehouse & Hacienda Riquelme – Price: 45 € (6 hour long tour with Guide, Transport, Wine Tasting & Tapas included) – Minimum required of 14 people – See Map for first Pick-Up Point
CIVIL WAR TOUR
May Wednesday the 8th – Price: 15 €
Did you ever know that, for a few months by the late 19th century, Cartagena declared itself like an independent Republic from the rest of the country, even asking the EEUU to become an associate state? This event, known as the Cantonal Uprising, was the actual prelude to the early 20th century, when Mining Heyday was over, and led to the hard times of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), the city undergoing heavy bombings over civil population. We will be paying a visit to the main different scenarios for that war, such as the Artillery Headquarters or the Air Raid Shelters, to end the tour by one of the huge military facilities from the 18th century that was used as Naval Hospital all along the past century, up to 1984. And last but not least, learn about the transformations turning the city from a military hub into a touristy spot during its last 25 years of history.
Meeting Time: 10.30 AM – Duration: 2 hours – Physical Grade: Low – Meeting Point: Military Museum – See Map