Things to do in
Cadiz

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

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

1. 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

Sancti Petri: 1-Hour Sunset Catamaran Cruise

2. 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: City Sightseeing Guided Tour by Bike

3. Cadiz: City Sightseeing Guided Tour by Bike

Discover Cadiz and all its beautiful hidden places on a city tour by bike. Your tour will begin at Plaza San Juan de Dios, where you'll head off to visit Cathedral Square, San Sebastian and Santa Catalina Castles, and bike through the lush, natural part of Cadiz Park in Genovés.  Your route incorporates many more fascinating sites, like the Juan Carlos III Paseo Maritime, Plaza España and Victoria Beach. You'll be biking with a professional tour guide who will be able to answer any questions you may have as you explore the city, and entertain you as you speed along. Your group will stop at the most beautiful spots in the city so you can get amazing photos or just soak up the atmosphere. 

Cadiz: 3-Hour Tapas Tour

4. 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: Guided City Tour

5. Cadiz: Guided City Tour

Explore the oldest city in the west of Spain and learn more than 3,000 years of history on a sightseeing tour of Cadiz. Hear about the many civilizations and cultures that have left their mark on the city, from the Phoenicians and Romans to the present day. Listen to anecdotes and stories from its rich heritage, and learn about its artistic legacy, culture and gastronomy. Hear tales of the Napoleonic period and the city's part in the 18th-century trade routes with India along with the establishment of the Spanish Constitution of 1812, considered one of the most liberal of its time. 

Cadiz: 3-Hour Bike Tour

6. Cadiz: 3-Hour 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!

Sancti Petri: Catamaran Cruise with Optional Lunch

7. 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: Medieval Tour

8. 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.

Cádiz: Guided Bike Tour

9. Cádiz: Guided Bike Tour

Explore the historic city of Cádiz by bike on an eco-friendly, 3.5-hour sightseeing tour. Cycle the narrow lanes of the Old Town under the shadow of the golden dome of the New Cathedral. Pedal along the wider boulevards of newer areas and learn the history of the city as an important trading port founded by the Phoenicians. Discover hidden corners and hear local stories with the help of an English-speaking guide as you cruise your way around the city on a fun and entertaining adventure.  Get tips on all the other must-see sights in Cádiz along the way to help you make the most of the rest of your stay in the beautiful city.

Cadiz Beach Tour by Segway

10. 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, including Cathedral Square, and the San Sebastian and Santa Catalina castles. Experience the city’s natural beauty in its parks and beaches. During the tour, the guide will take photos of you and group so you can show friends and family your Segway experience in Cadiz.

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What people are saying about Cadiz

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,190 reviews

Alvaro is a real ambassador for Cadiz and his knowledge and love of his city comes across in his choices of taverns and his descriptions of the delicious tapas and sherry and wines. He is a considerate and charming guide and I highly recommend him We visited the oldest sherry tavern in Cadiz, the owner was delightful and I am now a sherry drinker too! We visited a number of different tapas bars sampling unusual and delicious local dishes in each - I learnt a lot about the fabulous local products. Hoping to visit Cadiz again soon and to do another of Alvaro’s trips to Puerto.

It was a wonderful experience! Our tour guide Manuel was very polite and was very flexible with us. He gave us time to enjoy each place and took us to a great place for lunch. He knew a lot which made our day even more interesting. Thank you !

I gave it to my parents and they loved it, Begoña, who was my guide, seemed charming to them and explained everything very well and very pleasant. All a success the gift!

Good surprise, it's not just the seaside, the visit to the city and the break in Jerez are perfect.

Super experience. Marta was outstanding with every part of the tour.