Explore the city founded by the Phoenicians 3000 years ago with a full-day shore excursion from Cadiz Port including a coach and walking tour. Enjoy a 5-hour small group tour with a local guide to discover every secret held by the ancient town.
What to Expect
Join a small group tour to discover Cadiz, one of the Spaniards favorite for its rich history and stunning beauty.
On this 5-hour panoramic walking tour, you will have time to fully appreciate the reason why Cadiz used to be the richest port at the time of New World exploration. Start the tour comfortably in your air-conditioned mini coach for a scenic drive. As well as seeing some of the notable sights, you will also stop to visit some of them.
As you set off you will pass a Mudejar-style tobacco factory dated from 1741. Head towards the new town where the protecting walls of Puerta de Tierra, one of Cadiz trendamark, awaits you. Pass the Royal prison, a Neo- classical Andalusian building, before seeing the Roman theater ranked the 2nd biggest in the world and the colorful Campo Sur. Passby the iconic medieval bastions that surround the city before stopping in La Caleta Bay once the set of a famous James Bond film.
Stroll through Genoves Park, a 19th century botanical garden before reaching the 17th century promenade of Alameda Apodaca. In front of the Falla Theater, the spiritual home of the biggest carnival in Spain, you will be told stories about the event that will captivate your imagination.
Your panoramic overview stops in Plaza España where the 1812 monument Las Cortes, symbol of the 1st Spanish constitution, rises over the Plaza and its tranquil gardens.
Navigate through the narrow streets of the historical center and reach Mina Square, home of the old bourgeoisie of Cadiz.
The Flower Market and the Central Market of Cadiz will bring special scents to your acquaintance with the heart of the old town while the shades of the 125 merchant watchtowers shapes your horizon.
Approaching the majestic Cathedral, its unique architectural blend will amaze you. Visit its interior ranging from 13th century Baroque to 18th century Neoclassical and take a thrilling visit down its crypt and underground galleries.
After a glance at San Juan de Dios Square and the Townhall, perhaps the best reflection of Cadiz architectural grandeur, its time to sit down in the 13th century medieval quarter of El Populo to sip on a glass of local wine or a coffee and contemplate the eternity of the ancient city of Cadiz.
- Local guide
- Coach and walking tour
- Entrance to Cathedral
Tourist reception center in Canalejas (Oficina de Turismo Canalejas), Avenida del Puerto (no number) Cadiz.
Know Before You Go
• Flat and comfortable shoes are recommended as well as a hat and sunglasses in summertime
• The market as well as some monuments might be closed on Sundays or Mondays
• This tour is suitable for people with walking difficulties
• The panoramic tour includes some light walking
• There will be no more than 15 participants per group