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About Cadiz

You cruise right into the heart of historic Cadiz as immediately across the busy Avenida del Puerto from the Spanish port is the main square and shopping area. From there, it is easy to find your own way around this compact city. Behind is the 18th century cathedral (El Nueva) and the view from the top is worth the long climb up its internal stairs.

The narrow streets of the old town below are lined by tall Moorish-style houses with flower-decked balconies mixed in amongst some small shops and tapas bars. Cadiz dates back to the 12th century BC so is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western world but sultry Seville has long since outgrown its neighbour.

La Giralda (the bell-tower next to its Gothic cathedral), is in Sevilles historic Jewish quarter which also has the whitewashed houses and exquisitely coloured bougainvillea that everyone associates with this lovely city.

 

Shore excursions in Cadiz

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Andalusia Drive

Activity lowRefreshments included

Duration: 4 hours

Marvel at the beautiful countryside of Andalusia and its attractive white villages, from the comfort of your coach.

When people mention Andalusia, the images that come to mind are white villages, scenic countryside, agriculture and fighting bulls. Join this tour to get a glimpse of real Andalusian culture.

Your panoramic drive will take you through Medina Sidonia, a town located in the heart of the province of Cadiz – between the mountains and the sea. Along this route, one of the most prestigious herds of bulls can be viewed, set against the backdrop of the historical town of Medina.

Travelling along the so called ‘Bull Route’, your guide will take you into the countryside and explain about the region’s agriculture, such as the surrounding olive groves and vineyards. The guide will also intrigue you with the history of fighting bulls, dating back to Tartesinien and Carthaginian times.

Stop in Vejer to enjoy a refreshing cup of tea or coffee before heading to Conil de Frontera for some free time to explore the stunning beach and village.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach. Guests will have approximately 45 minutes of free time at Conil.

Free Time at Conil Beach

Activity lowShopping

Duration: 5 hours

Enjoy a day at leisure in the seaside village of Conil de la Frontera on the Costa de la Luz.

Leave the city of Cadiz behind and head for one of the prettiest coastal towns on the Costa de la Luz, Conil de la Frontera.

Conil has a rich history where Phoenicians, Celts and Christians have all left their mark, including several churches that date back to the beginning of the Catholic reign. Stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of this white-washed village, or try some tapas in a local restaurant.

If you don’t feel like walking, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find yourself a spot on the white sandy beach which stretches along 16 kilometres of the coast or sit and relax with a cool drink at one of the many bars lining the promenade. With around 3 hours of free time you might even be able to do both.

Essential information

The drive from Cadiz takes approximately 1 hour each way. Passengers are required to bring a towel, sun protection and plenty of drinking water. Before you book this excursion, you must refer to the ‘Beach / Water Related’ paragraph under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure. Please note that sun beds and umbrellas are available to hire locally, but these cannot be guaranteed as numbers are limited. There may be independent watersport suppliers on the beach on the day of your call, these are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises. This excursion is non-guided but does include a local escort.

Jerez On Your Own

Activity low

Duration: 5 hours

Head into the heart of Andalusia and explore Jerez; the home of sherry and dancing horses.

Sit back and relax as you pass cattle ranches and stunning scenery during your drive to Jerez de la Frontera, one of the most beautiful cities in Andalusia. Upon arrival, you will have around 3½ hours at leisure to explore the city.

Jerez is world-renowned for being the home of sherry. If you are unsure of what to do you could always pop into one of the local 'bodegas' for a tour and a spot of sherry tasting. Take a walk through the medieval old town, where colourful flower filled patios line your route or explore some of the stunning architecture including the Alcazar and Cathedral of Jerez.

If all of that sounds too energetic, just take a seat in one of the many cafés, bars and restaurants that surround the beautiful Plaza de Arenal.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This excursion is unguided but will be accompanied by a local escort. No entrance fees are included in the cost of the excursion and all walking will be at passengers' own discretion.

Picturesque Cadiz and Flamenco

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

Enjoy a panoramic drive around Cádiz before soaking up the atmosphere of a local tavern with Spanish tapas, flamenco dancing and music.

No visit to Andalusia would be complete without sampling some tasty tapas and a flamenco performance.

First take a panoramic drive around Cádiz to view the Cathedral and the city’s 18th century walls.

A local ‘tablao’ or tavern is the setting for an authentic flamenco display. Flamenco is the music of Spanish gypsies, influenced by both Western and Moorish sources. Sit back and drink in a traditional performance of toccata, balletic dances, haunting ballads and its fiery guitar music.

While enjoying the music and wine, you will also be served local Spanish tapas – small plates of Serrano ham, cheese and Spanish omelette. You may even like to try some flamenco dancing for yourself.

Essential information

Comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. There is approximately 20 minutes' total walking during this tour, including cobblestones.

Seville On Your Own

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 8 hours

Whether you’ve been to Seville before and want to explore further or prefer to do your own thing, this flexible option is ideal.

The best thing about Seville is that all the major sights are packed neatly into one easily walkable square mile – most of which is flat.

Your best friend, from an orientation point of view, will be the Giralda Tower. The 319-foot-high tower is a great landmark if you lose yourself in the wonderful maze of city streets. Be sure to take a look at the huge Gothic Cathedral, stroll in the picturesque alleyways, hidden plazas and flower-filled patios and treat yourself in one of the many souvenir shops, restaurants or tapas bars. A visit to the Royal Palace is a rewarding experience, as is the Hospital de los Venerables, however if you like shopping head to the Calle de las Sierpes and seek out the market squares nearby.

Essential information

The drive between Cádiz and Seville is approximately 1½ hours each way. This tour is non-guided and does not include any meals, refreshments or entrance fees. You are advised to carry local currency. An English-speaking escort will accompany you on the coach. City maps will be provided with the return meeting point clearly highlighted. Sun protection and comfortable, flat, walking shoes are recommended.

 

A selection of cruises to Cadiz

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