Get an introduction to the history and culture of Cádiz and Jerez on a 7-hour small group tour from Cádiz Port. Enjoy a walking tour of both cities to see highlights such as the Moorish Alcázar of Jerez and a Mudejar-style tobacco factory in Cádiz.
What to Expect
Discover 2 of the most influential cities in southern Spain, starting with a scenic ride through Cádiz by comfortable air-conditioned coach. Continue through the countryside to Jerez, and explore the home of sherry, flamenco and dancing horses. While only a 40-minute drive away, the cities are of striking contrasts.
Marvel at the superb architecture of Jerez, including some splendid mansions and churches on the way to the historic center. Your friendly guide will point out fascinating attractions such as the 230-year old Domecq Palace and the 13th-century Convent Church of Santo Domingo. Take a short walking tour to see the 17th-century Cathedral of Jerez, built on the site of a former mosque.
Next, go to the 11th-century fortress of the Moorish Alcázar to look at the massive walled enclosure that was once the residence of the Caliph of Seville. Admire the façade of the Church of San Dionisio before exploring the maze-like heart of the city's old quarter. Your guide will recommend some nearby bodegas where you can sample the local products and hear how sherry is made. Alternatively, relax in one of the numerous cafés found in magnificent squares like Plaza del Arenal.
Then, travel by coach to Cadiz, founded by the Phoenicians in 1100 BC. As you enter the ancient town through the fortified walls of Puerta de Tierra, your guide will reveal its most intimate secrets. See the golden copula of Cádiz Cathedral as you approach the colorful district of Campo Sur. Admire architecture that inspired La Havana.
The buildings of Cádiz are a perfect reflection of all the civilizations that once occupied the city, from the Romans to the Moors. Gaze at monuments from artistic periods such as the Baroque and Renaissance. Your guide will point out the neoclassical Royal Prison, a Mudejar-style former tobacco factory and the Roman Theater. Continue to the former Phoenician port of La Caleta Bay.
Then, take a short walking tour to sights such as Plaza España, Plaza de Mina and the palaces of Calle Ancha. Pass through the flower market to reach the cathedral. End in the busy square of San Juan de Dios and see the 19th-century Town Hall.
- Local guide
- Coach and walking tour
What's Not Included
- Meals and refreshments
- Entrance to monuments
Know Before You Go
• Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Hats and sunglasses are recommended in summer
• There will be a maximum of 15 people per tour