John and I have lived in Jumilla for nearly three years, and we love showing friends and family around the town. We have been on the excellent guided visits organised by the local Tourist Office, but we know some people can find them a bit daunting as they are all in Spanish, so we came up with the idea of Walkers Tours of Jumilla in English.
If you come on a Walkers Tour of Jumilla, your guides will both speak fluent English, as I am English and John is Scottish (OK, John’s fluent English may be debatable!)
We are also happy to tailor the tour to suit your needs. If you love looking around museums, we can time it to allow you to indulge yourself wandering around the Archeological Museum, the Ethnographic and Natural Science Museum and the Semana Santa (Holy Week) museum .
If you prefer gardens and plazas to museums, a walk out to the Botanical Gardens can be included as well as a stroll to see the many lovely gardens and squares around the town. The castle has now re-opened, and it is well worth visiting if only for the amazing views. Although it is usually only open at weekends in summer, we can arrange for a guided tour during the week for a group of 12+ people.
A popular option at the end of the walk is a visit to one of Jumilla’s many bodegas: after the tour of the bodega you can indulge yourself with wine-tasting and nibbles.
Prices are very reasonable and the basic walk is free. Depending on the size of your group and what options are included, you can have a guided walk around Jumilla, a visit to a bodega plus wine-tasting for less than 10 euros.
Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes, carry some water and, particularly in summer, bring your sun-tan lotion so you can top up when necessary. It goes without saying that you should bring your camera!
Please contact us through this website if you want to book a tour or for further information.
Comments from Kathy and Tony (San Pedro del Pinatar) after their Walkers Tour of Jumilla:
“John and Sue took us to all the local historic buildings carefully explaining about each point, last of which was the wonderful castle with views of the town and surrounding areas, absolutely breathtaking. These guys were good, their knowledge of the town second to none, and good fun to be with.
Thank you so much Sue and John, for giving us a truly memorable and enjoyable weekend with fantastic hospitality, and a guided tour not to be forgotten, far beyond what we expected and recommended to all.”
STOP PRESS: For the latest news and upcoming events in Jumilla, check out Sue’s blog “Jumilla Journal” on AngloINFO.