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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.

Cádiz: Roman Theatre, Cathedral, and Tavira Tower Tour

5. 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.

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: 3-Hour Tapas Tour

7. 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. 

Cadiz, Jerez or El Puerto: White Towns of Andalusia Day Trip

8. Cadiz, Jerez or El Puerto: White Towns of Andalusia Day Trip

Surround yourself with picture-perfect beauty, as you explore some of the most sublime villages in the whole of Spain. Navigate the winding streets of Arcos de la Frontera, and marvel at whitewashed facades adorned with brightly colored flowers. Experience the magic of an area steeped in Moorish history, and admire the emblematic monuments of the town. Revel in the scenery as you continue on to picturesque Grazalema, nestled in the heart of the Sierra de Cádiz. Explore the old town of Ubrique, situated between the Grazalema and Los Alcornocales parks. Wind your way through its medieval streets and quaint squares, and snap your camera at splendid fountains and flowers. Delve deep into Andalusian culture as you relax in a local restaurant to enjoy traditional food from the region.

Cadiz Beach Tour by Segway

9. 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.

From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

10. From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

Learn about the history of Cadiz and Jerez on this guided excursion from Seville. Enjoy local tapas, relax on the beach and explore the charming streets of the historic center of Cadiz. Start in the Bay of Cadiz and see its beautiful seaside, the Costa de la Luz. First, stop in Jerez de la Frontera, where you will have the chance to visit a traditional bodega and taste the famous wines from the South of Spain. Then, travel to Cadiz, a city with delightful beaches and tasty tapas, whose residents are famous everywhere for their joyful attitudes. Visit the city center and the magnificent cathedral, and, little by little, discover the oldest city in Europe with more than 3 millennia of history. Afterward, enjoy the afternoon on one of the beaches or walk the narrow streets of the Barrio de la Viña or El Pópulo, the most charming and traditional neighborhoods of the city.

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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.