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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.

A Taste of El Bosqueño Cheese with Charlie Turnbul

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 5 hours

Indulge in the taste of El Bosqueño cheese, in the company of master Cheesemonger, Charlie Turnbull.

From farmer’s son to award-winning Cheesemonger, Charlie Turnbull runs an award-winning delicatessen and cheese shop in Shaftesbury, Dorset and regularly writes magazine articles on the subject. As one of the latest additions to ‘P&O Cruises Food Heroes’, we invite you to join Charlie on a visit to the El Bosqueño Cheese Museum and Interpretation Centre. Together with Charlie, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to the delightful town of El Bosque, which produces some of the best hand-made goat and sheep cheeses in southern Spain.

At El Bosqueño, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the museum and sample a selection of tasty cheeses. Allow your palate to savour the smooth texture and flavour in its semi-cured varieties and the intense flavour in its mature varieties. A museum guide will offer an insight into the different types of cheese that the region produces and you’ll discover just why El Bosqueño has acquired international cheese awards. As an accompaniment to the cheese tasting, you’ll also be offered 2 local red wines and a sherry to sample.

After your cheese tasting experience, you can sit back and relax and enjoy the rich countryside once again on the return drive to Cadiz.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The journey to El Bosqueño is around 1½ hours with a short comfort stop en route. There is around 1-1 ½ hours of walking and standing during this tour, over relatively flat ground. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. Euros and credit / debit cards are accepted for purchases. Children are not permitted on this tour. Early booking is advised as spaces are limited.

A Trail of 2 Cities

Activity highRefreshments includedShopping

Duration: 5½ hours

Discover the history and culture of 2 of the most important cities in Southern Spain.

Upon arrival in Jerez, you’ll view the city’s highlights, town squares and monuments from the comfort of your coach, before continuing on foot to the Alcazar, an amazing 12th century Moorish Fortress. You’ll also see the Cathedral of Jerez and the beautiful ‘Plaza de Arenal’ before some free time to rest your feet and perhaps sample a local sherry wine if you wish.

Back in Cadiz, you’ll meet your guide at the pier for a walking tour of the city, widely acknowledged to be the oldest city in Europe, founded in 1100 BC.

As you stroll through the historical part of Cadiz, you’ll see the Town Hall, the impressive Cathedral and ‘Plaza de las Flores’ (Flower Sellers Square). There will be some free time to enjoy a refreshing drink or browse the local souvenir shops.

Essential information

This excursion is operated by coach and on foot. There is approximately 1½ hours’ walking during this tour. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

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.

Cádiz Coastal Kayaking

Activity medium

Duration: 4 hours

A one-of-a-kind, energising way to see the stunning Cádiz coastline.

Soak up the best views of Cádiz from a unique vantage point on this special kayaking experience.

Follow your guide on a stroll through the beautiful old town towards La Caleta beach. After a full safety briefing, glide into the crystal-clear water and begin your exploration of the stunning coastline.

Along the way, your guide will point out various sights. Marvel at the unrivalled views of the city and its fortifications and, if the mood takes you, enjoy a refreshing dip in the inviting water or simply relax on the soft sand when you return to the beach.

When the time comes, choose whether you’d like to be led back to the port or stay in the city and explore further. You could treat yourself to lunch at a beach bar or head into town to do some shopping before you head back to your ship under your own steam.

Essential information

This tour will operate by kayak and on foot. This tour is weather dependent and may be cancelled at short notice. The kayak itinerary may vary depending on the weather. Guests must be aged 8 years or older to paricipate and be able to swim. Guests are reminded to wear a swimsuit and bring a towel. A mixture of double and individual kayaks are available. Guests must have prior experience in order to use the individual kayaks. Guests may choose to discover the city independently at the end of the tour and make their own way back to the ship.

Charming Conil

Activity lowFamily

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

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The drive from Cadiz takes approximately 1 hour each way. Passengers are required to bring a towel, sun protection and plenty of drinking water. 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 watersports 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.

 

A selection of cruises to Cadiz

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