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Excursion 5: The Bullas Wine Route
Tour Code: CRN-005
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 5 hours)

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This fascinating tour introduces you to the wine-making industry of Bullas, a charming town known for its vineyards which are located at a very high altitude. The history of Bullas has long been associated with wine-making, and evidence seems to indicate that vines were grown here since the Roman times.

A 90-minute scenic drive inland takes you in the direction of Bullas and the Wine Museum, where the wine route beings. The Museum is located in an old farmhouse that dates back to the 19th century and belongs to the Melgares de Aguilar family. During your visit at the Museum, you will discover an integral part of wine production and how the fermentation of the grapes takes place.

Continuing on, you will next visit a bodega that is located in one of the most emblematic areas of the region. Your time here will have you discovering its vineyards and ample facilities, along with enjoying a sampling of wine, before resuming your drive to Bullas.

Upon arrival in Bullas, you will leave your coach behind and commence a guided walking tour of the Old Quarter. As you make your way down 'La Balsa' Street, 'La Tercia' street and 'Camino Real', you will have a perfect opportunity to admire the baroque, neoclassic and modernist façades of the buildings. You will also view the Bodegas Madroñal, a company situated inside an old winery on 'Fiel street', as well as the headquarters of 'Cañada de Siscar' wines. In this area of the town you will also see the 'Torre del Reloj', a clock tower which dates back to the year 1900.

When your walking tour of Bullas has concluded, you will re-board your coach and transfer back to the pier in Cartagena.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking/standing. There are some low-lit areas, steps and uneven ground at the Wine Museum and in the Bodega, there are 15 metal steps to reach the tasting area. This tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light weight clothing; sun cap; sunglasses, sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. It is also recommended that participants bring a bottle of water from the ship. The order of the sights viewed or visited may vary. Most shops in Cartagena close at noon Mon-Sat and do not open on Sundays.

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