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Cadiz and Jerez

This shore excursion is a great way to make the most of your time by visiting two of the most ancient cities of Andalusia in one day: Jerez, the world capital of Sherry and Cadiz, the oldest founded city in Western Europe. Meet our local guide close to Cadiz Port and embark your A/C mini coach for a picturesque 30 mn journey to Jerez de la Frontera. Jerez architectural style is superb, and while exploring the historical centre you will marvel at the Plaza del Cabildo, San Miguel church and the Cathedral of Jerez a peculiar mix of Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical style. Your exciting visit will continue with a visit to the Alcazar a 12th century Moorish fortress formally used as a residence and fortress by the Almohad rulers of Southern Spain. Explore the Octogonal tower, the Arab baths, the Mosque and the gardens with your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy some free time for shopping or visiting one of the 36 wine cellars to learn about the production of sherry and sample the local production. Get back on-board and head back towards Cadiz. As you enter the 3000 years old city, you will go through the city walls of Puerta de Tierra before heading to La Caleta beach, a former Phoenician port flanked by Santa Catalina and San Sebastian castles. See the beautiful French Gardens of Parque Genoves and admire the impressive façade of the Falla Theatre, home of the biggest carnival contest in Spain.    Wave good bye to your driver and start your walking tour in Plaza España, a monument commemorating the Spanish constitution. The narrow streets of Cadiz as well as its charming balconies will enchant you as you explore Plaza Mina and Plaza San Francisco before stopping at the imposing Cathedral of Cadiz which construction took 116 years. Your shore excursion will end with a tour of the Roman Theatre, ranked the second oldest in the world. From there, your guide will take you back to your ship at least an hour before departing time.

Cadiz Bike Tour

Bike Tour in Cadiz Join a fun and efficient way to discover the oldest city in Europe on this bike tour sightseeing Cadiz Old quarter and New Town. This family friendly tour is designed to give you the most complete insight of Cadiz hidden corners. Meet our multilingual guide and get ready for a thrilling ride inside the 3000 years old city. Start your guided tour by taking a ride to Puerta de Tierra where you will admire the majestic city gates that separate the Old and New Town. Once in the New Town, ride along the beautiful "Playa de las Mujeres" and marvel at one of most beautiful beaches in town. Your small group will head towards Campo Sur, easily recognizable by its colorful houses facing the ocean. On the way, spot the former Royal Prison and stop by to visit the Roman Theatre, ranked second most ancient of the Roman Empire after Pompeii. Step in to admire the 2000 years old underground galleries and hear about the fascinating past of this true gem. As we reach the Cathedral, you will be stunned by the wonderful mix of Baroque and Neo Classical architecture that characterizes the imposing building. Keep navigating through the narrow streets of the historical centre, and stop by the Flower sellers square and the Market of Cadiz to step into the local life. The markets are trully charming. Back on the seafront, we will stop by the spectacular La Caleta Beach, a former Phoenician port and visit Santa Catalina and San Sebastian Castles. Your ride will take you to the botanical garden and the French style gardens of Genoves Park before moving to the romantic promenade of the Alameda Apodaca. Your friendly guide will take you to the Falla Theatre, a New Moorish edifice home of the Carnival contest of Cadiz. Take a break at a shaded terrace and sip on a freshly made sangria before moving to admire Plaza España, one of Cadiz main landmark. Cycle through Plaza Mina, former quarter of the 16th century bourgeoisie and Calle Ancha a gorgeous street filled with former residences of wealthy merchants. You will be stunned by the Tavira Tower before we head towards Plaza San Juan de Dios and the medieval Populo quarter, believed to be the oldest inhabited district in Western Europe. The tour will end close to the port of Cadiz.    

Jerez self guided tour

Discover the world capital of Sherry and home of the spectacular Andalusian horses from the port of Cadiz. On this self guided shore excursion you will get to explore one of the most beautiful town of Andalusia: Jerez de la Frontera. Our exclusive mini coach shuttle service will pick you up close to Cadiz port and take you comfortably to Jerez, only a 30 minutes drive away. You will be dropped off right in the historical centre in Plaza de Arenal, a lively square at a short walking distance from most popular wine cellars and main historical monuments of Jerez. Our English speaking representative will hand you maps and recommend you the best places to visit. Once by yourself, you may choose to visit one of the 36 wine cellars (bodegas).Learn about the Sherry making process and taste some of the local production. The Alcazar of Jerez, an intact Moorish fortress dated back from the 12th century, trully worth a visit as well as the Cathedral and the handful of churches like Iglesia San Miguel right in the heart of the old town. See the Casa del Cabildo square or step in a Tabanco, a traditional bar dedicated to serving sherry where you could also bite on some home made tapas. This self guided shore excursion allows you to request a drop off at the Royal Andalusian Equestrian School to visit its incredible premises, watch the horses training or attend the famous Horses Show before seeing the historical centre of Jerez. Enjoy a guided scenic tour of Cadiz before your driver drops you at the Cruise Terminal at least an hour before the ship departs.   

Private white washed villages route

Explore Arcos de la Frontera, Medina Sidonia and Vejer de la Frontera on this private shore excursion departing from the port of Cadiz. Meet your local guide in front of the Cruise Terminal and sit comfortably in your A/C minicoach with your private group of up to 15 guests. As you start the White Washed Villages Route, the beauty of the landscape with olive and sunflower fields blending harmoniously will charm you along the 40 minutes journey. Perched on a hill 200 metres above sea level, Arcos de la Frontera stretches majestically over the Guadalete river valley. Your licensed guide will take you around the Old Town (declared Historical Site) where the maze-like narrow streets, ancient archways and breath-taking views will enchant you. Some of the sights you will see include Arcos Castle (15th century fortress), the Matrera Gateway (11th century) as well as the Santa María Basilica Church. Break for a coffee or a glass of Sangria at one of the medieval corners and sense the authentic Andalusian atmosphere. You will be given some free time to look for one of the finest local wines, fine pottery or leather items. On your journey to your next village, you will come across the famous “Ruta del Torro”, (the bull route) where hundreds of them can be seen breading peacefully in the spectacular valleys. The next village you will explore is Medina Sidonia, a Moorish Kingdom for more than 500 years. The town is characterized by medieval walls and tidy narrow cobbled streets flanked by rows of reja-fronted houses. See Medina Castle, the Roman archaeological complex and visit the 16th century Church of St Mary the Crowned which boasts incredible dimensional artwork. Continue your visit to Vejer de la Frontera reknown for having one of the most beautiful and best preserved historic-artistic settings in Spain.The impressive Moorish looking hilltop village is shaped by four medieval town gates combining Moorish and Christian architectural styles. As you explore the Old Quarter, you will see the Castle, the manor houses "Palacio del Marqués de Tamarón" and "Casa del Mayorazgo" as well as the 14th century Divino Salvador Parish Church. This pleasant walk will take you through beautiful houses flanked by inner patios filled with flowers. Have lunch in one of the local seafood restaurants before boarding back your private transport. Back in Cadiz, your guide will take you on a scenic tour before dropping you back in front of the Cruise Terminal at least an hour before departure.

Seville on your own

Smart price option to visit Seville. This shore excursion shuttle bus from Cadiz port to Seville historical centre will ensure your risk-free transfer with our A/C shuttle bus at a cheaper rate than any cruise ship. Board our coach close to the port of Cadiz and sit comfortably for a 90 mn journey through the verdroyant countryside. Your English speaking host will point at the various olives and sunflowers fields as well as the villages that can be seen on your journey and provide you with information on local culture and history.   Sit back, relax and get some tips on what to do from our expert and use this time to plan your visit to the capital of Andalusia. As you arrive in Seville, you will start by a scenic tour where you will be able to see the Palm Trees Avenue, Plaza de Americas, the Golden Tower before stopping for a self guided visit of Plaza de España, one of Seville greatest landmark.  Your drop off point is right in Seville historical centre, a couple minutes walk away from the Cathedral, the Real Alcazar and the Jewish quarter.  Maps will be provided by your tour escort although they are often proven unnecessary the main sites being 300 metres away from each other. Depending on your ship docking time you will have between 3 and 5 hours to explore Seville at your leisure. After collecting you from your meeting point, your tour escort will take you back to your coach and you will head back to Cadiz where you will be dropped off in front of the port terminal at least and hour before your ship departs. A scenic tour of Cadiz will be offered to complement the great value for money that offers this cruise excursion.  

The secrets of Cadiz

Cadiz small group scenic and walking tour Join a small group limited to 15 guests on this Cadiz shore excursion that includes a scenic and a walking tour of the oldest town in Europe. Meet your local guide close to the port. The first part of this guided cruise excursion starts with a panoramic tour of Cadiz from the comfort of your A/C coach. As you depart, you will pass a 18th century Moorish style tobacco factory before stopping for a visit of the city Protecting Walls of Puerta de Tierra, one of the city iconic spot.  Re-board your coach and head towards the Royal Prison and the colourful Campo Sur district. As your coach progresses through the ancient town, you will stop to admire the stunning view of La Caleta Bay, the former Phoenician port before entering Santa Catalina Castle, a 16th century military fortress. You will carry on to the Falla Theatre, centre of the biggest carnival in Spain before strolling in Genoves Park, Cadiz botanical garden. On the way to Plaza España, where your walking tour starts, you will stop to see the Alamada Apodaca, a shaded area with Moorish gardens and fountains. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the 1st Spanish Constitution while admiring the imposing Las Cortes monument. Get inside the heart of the old town where the picturesque Mina square, (home of the 19th century bourgeoisie of Cadiz) San Francisco and San Antonio square await your visit. Stroll inside the narrow streets enchanted by stunning balconies and indoor patios and enjoy the rare beauty of Cadiz. Get your camera ready to catch a view of the 19th century palaces that fill Calle Ancha, and hear how Cadiz became the richest town in Europe at times of New World Exploration. The Flower Market and the Central Market will give you an insight into the local life. Marvel at the watching towers that surround the historical centre like the Tavira Tower before seeing the Cathedral of Cadiz. Your exhilarating visit will end after a tour of the Populo medieval quarter and a visit of the Roman Theatre.

Wonders of Seville

Discover the pearl of Andalusia on this shore excursion from Cadiz to Seville that includes visits of the Cathedral, The Real Alcazar Palaces, Plaza España and the Jewish quarter. This full day tour is limited to 15 guests per guide. Your timely skip the line tickets will ensure you make the most of your time in the capital of Andalusia. Seville is one of the most important cultural, historical and architectural towns in Spain. Go back in time until the ruling of different civilizations such as the Romans and the Moors and see their print mark as well as the treasures of the formally called "Port of the Indies". Start your journey from the port of Cadiz and embark your A/C mini coach to enjoy a comfortable 90 minutes drive to the historical centre of Seville. The charming landscape on your journey such as the villages and the olives and sunflowers fields will keep you entertained. Your tour manager will provide plenty of details on the surroundings during this 90 minutes. Your scenic tour starts on the Avenida de las Palmeras where you can admire several beautiful pavilions. You will ride along the Guadalquivir River and pass the Golden Tower, a tower formally part of Seville city walls. As your coach goes through the lively streets, you will admire one of the most ancient bullrings in Spain- the Real Maestranza. Continue your ride to Plaza España. The imposing edifice is considered to be one of the most remarkable buildings in Spain and you will marvel at its incomparable beauty. After your scenic tour, your shore excursion caries on with  a walking tour of Seville historical centre, going through the labyrinths of the Jewish quarter also called Barrio Santa Cruz. As you navigate through the narrow cobbled streets filled with orange trees and shaded squares, you will sense the distinctive atmosphere of the city while your official guide will make the area live to you. This area will be the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing cup of café con leche while sounds of Flamenco can be heard from nearby taverns. Its now time to visit the Real Alcazar palace. Your skip the line tickets will allow you an easy and fast access to this unique 10th century Moorish fortress. Its breathtaking gardens, fountains and hand crafted indoors revealing the rich architectural, educational and cultural past of Seville are nonpareil. The upstairs part is still in used by the King of Spain as a residence. As you walk in the gardens and you might recognize the Kingdom of Dorne from Game of Thrones. You will will marvel at the grandeur of the Cathedral of Seville, another UNESCO World Heritage Site also the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. The golden interiors of the Cathedral and its abyssal structure will astonish you. It hosts the second biggest private art collection in the world. After a walk down the Paseo de los Naranjos, admire the Giralda Tower, and if you fancy, walk up to the to enjoy a bird view of the city. Following a memorable tour, you will have some free time on your own to do some shopping or have some lunch in one of the numerous cafés or restaurants nearby. Rejoin your tour escort and start your way back to your ship. On arrival, you will be given a scenic tour of Cadiz. Our coach will drop you off at the cruise terminal where you will be able to board your ship at least an hour before departure.