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Cadiz

This ancient port city takes you in with its historical architecture, sunny beaches, and fresh seafood.

Our most recommended things to do in Cadiz

Sancti Petri: 1-Hour Sunset Catamaran Cruise

1. Sancti Petri: 1-Hour Sunset Catamaran Cruise

See the Bay of Cádiz from the water with a shared catamaran cruise from the Port of Sancti Petri. The 1-hour trip takes you towards Sancti Petri Castle and the Costa de la Luz towns of Chiclana, San Fernando, and Cádiz. Relax aboard the catamaran, take in views of the amazing sunset, and enjoy a glass of cava or a soft drink. You can choose to add live music by a saxophone player, if you select the option. The cruise will end back at the port of Sancti Petri. Enjoy its beach and traditional tapas bars at your leisure.

Cadiz: Hop-on Hop-off Tour 2-Day Ticket

2. Cadiz: Hop-on Hop-off Tour 2-Day Ticket

Once a launching point for ships sailing to the New World, the 3,000-year-old City of Cadiz is now famous for the picturesque, Moorish charm of its old central quarter. Your City Sightseeing bus provides convenient stops at the beautiful Cathedral, the Central quarter enclosed within the City walls and the bay area. Tour Stops: 1. Avenida del Puerto 2. Plaza de la Hispanidad 3. Puertas de Tierra 4. Catedral 5. Playa Caleta 6. Playa Santa Maria 7. Playa Victoria 8. Plaza Sevilla 9. Bahiia de Cadiz

Chiclana de la Frontera: Bay of Cadiz Catamaran Tour

3. Chiclana de la Frontera: Bay of Cadiz Catamaran Tour

Discover the dynamic coastline along the Bay of Cádiz Natural Park on this catamaran tour from Poblado de Sancti Petri Marina in Chiclana de la Frontera. Admire the 13th-century fortifications of the Sancti Petri castle. Select the longer tour and see the golden sands of La Barrosa beach.  Check in at the local partner's ticket office and board the catamaran. Get your camera ready for pictures of the marshland, beaches, and sand dunes of the Bay of Cádiz Natural Park.  Continue past a small island with a uniquely-shaped Moorish Sancti Petri castle. Pick the extended tour to cruise by the golden shores and turquoise waters of the 6-kilometer long La Barrosa beach. Return to Poblado de Sancti Petri Marina in Chiclana de la Frontera at the end of your tour.

Sancti Petri: Catamaran Cruise with Optional Lunch

4. Sancti Petri: Catamaran Cruise with Optional Lunch

Commence your catamaran trip to Sancti Petri Castle from the Port of Sancti Petri. The Catamaran will take you on a journey through the natural water park of Cadiz Bay. Discover three towns from the sea: Chiclana, San Fernando, and Cadiz. Relax onboard the catamaran, take in views of Costa de la Luz from the sea and enjoy a drink from the bar. Once the catamaran arrives at Sancti Petri Castle, observe the castle from the boat. The catamaran will anchor, so you can take a refreshing swim in the sea and use the water slide and water mats onboard. After enjoying the water, get back on the catamaran for the journey back along the coast to the port of Sancti Petri, where you can enjoy the beach and local bars.

Cadiz: City Bike Tour

5. Cadiz: City Bike Tour

See the best of Cadiz from the saddle of a bike and discover the best of the city's shops, restaurants and historic sites. Benefit from the services of a multilingual guide and learn about the oldest city in Europe in just 3 hours. Pedal one of the iconic orange bikes to the most emblematic corners for a fun and relaxed experience. Learn more about the main points of interest in the historic center, where highlights include a Roman theater and old city gates carved into medieval walls. Bring the kids and the grandparents: this activity is perfect for all ages!

Cadiz: Medieval Tour

6. Cadiz: Medieval Tour

Explore the center of ancient Cadiz, a city where a rich cultural, architectural, and culinary heritage has been created over a number of distinct historical eras. Your 2-hour guided visit begins in the main San Juan de Dios Square, where the Town Hall is located. Visit the ancient Roman neighborhood known as the Pópulo, reconstructed over the ages. You’ll find buildings from the Phoenician period, the Roman theater, the 18th-century New Cathedral and its museum, and the walled quarter of Almohad origin. Learn about the history of Cadiz as you walk along its streets and through its squares. Enter the New Cathedral to admire its Baroque and Neoclassical styles and the mythical defensive wall known as the Gates of Earth.

Cadiz Beach Tour by Segway

7. Cadiz Beach Tour by Segway

Discover Cadiz and its beaches from a new perspective on a 1 hour and 15-minute Segway tour. See much more of the city than you could on foot. Hop on board the self-balancing electric scooter and enjoy the sun and the sea breezes as you take in the sights. Start in Plaza San Juan de Dios and glide pass all the main cultural and historical points of Cadiz. Experience the city’s natural beauty in its parks and beaches. During the tour, the guide will take photos of you and group (With your private phone or camera!) so you can show friends and family your Segway experience in Cadiz.

Cadiz: 3-Hour Tapas Tour

8. Cadiz: 3-Hour Tapas Tour

Explore the locals' favorite establishments, discovering the local gastronomy and vibrant lifestyle of Cádiz on this tapas tour. Stroll through the picturesque, historic streets with your local guide. As you pass through various neighborhoods, your guide will be sure to bring to visit four different, and highly recommended bars for a variety of food and drinks. Taste a wide variety of local produce including cheese, cured meats from the province's villages. You will also get to try the popular pescaito frito (Cádiz's famous fried fish), as well some original specialties from the best restaurants during your tour. Wash down these delicacies with a glass of local wine, or a refreshing beer if you prefer. Discover the real Cádiz, a true local experience. 

Cádiz: Aqualand Bahía de Cádiz Entry Ticket

9. Cádiz: Aqualand Bahía de Cádiz Entry Ticket

Visit the most exciting waterpark on the Costa de la Luz, Aqualand Bahia de Cadiz. Explore this incredible family water park which stretches for over 100,000m² and boasts attractions for all ages. The park is located in an area with one of the best climates in Europe. During your fun day out, slide down over 10 water slides including the Cola del Diablo, the Super Slalom, the Banzai, the Kamikaze, and other more relaxing attractions, including the Congo River. Also discover the Surf Beach, a sensational wave pool, Children's Paradise, and Mini Park to keep the little ones entertained.

Cádiz: Roman Theatre, Cathedral, and Tavira Tower Tour

10. Cádiz: Roman Theatre, Cathedral, and Tavira Tower Tour

Make the most of your stay in Cádiz with a three-in-one walking tour of the old town. This experience includes tickets to several monuments to explore the culture, art, and traditions of these emblematic landmarks: the Cádiz Cathedral, which is visible from any point of the city and whose crypt is the tomb of some celebrities like Manuel de Falla and Jose María Pemán. The work lasted more than one century and it is composed of different styles and materials. You will visit the Roman Theatre, whose getaways under Barrio del Pópulo takes you to the Roman period and its popular shows. This very well preserved monument give the opportunity to go inside and enjoy the great Teatro Romano de Gades. You will put an end to tour journey on the top of Tavira Tower in the heart of the old town, this emblematic lookout tower is located, where it has been contemplated the evolution of the city, its traditions, history, and breathtaking sunsets.

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What people are saying about Cadiz

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,320 reviews

We really enjoyed the excursion. The catamaran is in a very neat and clean condition and the team on board is very nice and friendly. Information from the tape will be given in Spanish, English and German. Great chill out music will be played during the tour. Super relaxing and we had a lot of fun. We recommend.

Mateo was AWESOME...very informative....took us to a variety of spots..ancient ruins, churches, central market, showed us restaurants for lunch and how to get to the best beach after lunch with beds and umbrellas

After a short registration at the kiosk in front of the pier, a nice tour of the coast to the fortress and into the river. Comfortable and large catamaran with bar. Small (lap) dogs allowed. We recommend

An enjoyable evening. A gentle stroll with friendly conversation and stories. Accommodated food preferences/intolerances.

Tour guide was easy to find, articulate & knowledgeable.