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Jerez: Yeguada de la Cartuja Carthusian Horses Tour

1. Jerez: Yeguada de la Cartuja Carthusian Horses Tour

Head to the historic state of Fuente del Suero in Andalusia to see the world’s best known stock of Cartujano horses. From ancient times, these noble beasts played an important role in Spanish culture, and the Yeguada de la Cartuja stud farm, next to the Monastery of La Cartuja, is the perfect location to breed them, thanks to the climate and fertile lands. The region was made famous when the Carthusian Monastery became the undisputed center for breeding Jerezano horses in the 15th century. The tradition has continued uninterrupted to this day, and the stud farm boasts more than 200 of the thoroughbreds. You will taken on a guided tour of the farm to learn about its dedication to the preservation and improvement of the Cartujano breed. See free running colts and mares, free running stallions, a dressage exhibition, the current batch of foals, and more Watch the grace and power of the prestige breed, and discover why they are the national pride of Spain.

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From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

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

On this trip, you will discover the Bay of Cadiz and its beautiful seaside known as the Costa de la Luz. First, stop in Jerez de la Frontera, where you will have the chance to visit a traditional bodega, and to taste different kinds of the famous wines from the South of Spain. Then, you will travel to Cadiz, a really enjoyable city, with delightful beaches and tasteful tapas, whose residents are famous everywhere for their joy of life. With the guide, you will visit the city center, the magnificent cathedral, and, little by little, you will discover the oldest city in Europe with more than three millennia of history. Afterwards, enjoy the afternoon in one of its 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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Cadiz: Hop-on Hop-off Tour 2-Day Ticket

3. 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

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Cadiz: City Sightseeing Guided Tour by Bike

4. 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. 

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Cadiz: Medieval Tour

5. 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.

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Cadiz: Guided City Tour

6. 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. 

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Jerez and Cadiz Wine Tasting and Horse Show Day Tour

7. Jerez and Cadiz Wine Tasting and Horse Show Day Tour

Enjoy a combined 10-hour tour of Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz, and experience world famous wines and one of the most spectacular equestrian shows in the world. Your guide will introduce you to the world of wine at one of the best wine cellars in Jerez, world famous for its sherry production. Learn the process that goes into making the famous wines, from the soil to the sunlight, and deep-rooted production techniques. Taste several types of sherry in a typical bodega. Continue to the Royal Andalucían School of Equestrian Art Foundation to watch the “How the Andalucían Horses Dance” show, regarded as one of the finest equestrian ballets, with choreography based on traditional and cowboy methods of taming wild horses. Drive along the Costa de la Luz to Cadiz, where a local guide will take you around the city center to see the Neoclassical 17th-century cathedral. You will then have some free time to enjoy lunch and explore Europe’s oldest city on your own. Optional visits can be arranged to Tavira Tower, one of the last remaining towers from where merchants would look for returning ships. The tower has a pinhole camera obscura, from where you can see all of the Old City projected onto a concave disc.

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Cadiz: 3-Hour Bike Tour

8. 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!

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The White Towns of Andalusia: Private Day Trip from Cádiz

9. The White Towns of Andalusia: Private Day Trip from Cádiz

The White Towns of Andalusia are a series of villages in southern Spain located mostly within the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. All of the villages are characterized by their whitewashed houses with red or brown tiled roofs. This private 8-hour tour begins with hotel pick-up in Cádiz. It is said that the houses are painted white to ward off the intense summer heat that affects the region. Historically, the darkest houses and those with poor air circulation had to be whitewashed by painters who had survived the bubonic plague. Lime mixed with water produces heat that kills microorganism. As a result, people living in villages whose houses were whitewashed escaped more diseases than those who did not. Although times have changed, the tradition is still alive and houses continued to be whitewashed as needed.

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From Seville: Jerez, Cádiz and Andalusian Horses

10. From Seville: Jerez, Cádiz and Andalusian Horses

Depart Seville and journey by air-conditioned coach through the countryside of southern Spain en route to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its horses and sherry wine production. Upon arrival in the palm-filled city, visit one of its historical bodegas where the sherry is produced. Meet your winemaker host and learn what makes the local sherry so special as you tour the grounds and see wooden casks in the cellars. Taste a delectable selection of sweet and dry sherry varieties in a unique atmosphere. Then, go to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art to watch an authentic horse ballet. Marvel at the choreography, based on traditional and cowboy methods of taming wild horses, all set to Spanish music. Next, travel along the Costa de la Luz en route to the city of Cádiz. Follow your local guide to the cathedral in the historic city center, and get some free time to enjoy lunch and explore on your own. 

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,146 reviews

Thank you very much for this friendly and very competent tour around and through Cádiz by bike on October 31, 21st. The young and authentic Señorita Anita (four languages) was able to give us a lot of interesting, historical and modern information and answer questions, partly due to her extensive knowledge . Her commitment was impressive, she not only lives in this region, but has given her heart to Cádiz. This tour is recommended to everyone.

Had just a day in Cadiz, and this was a life savior in getting around quickly and easily to make sure I visited all the important places. Highly recommend booking ahead of time through get your guide as the ticket vendors are not there at most hop on red bus stands.

A magical day with a very professional and cultivated, attentive and very friendly guide, the visit of the cellar is very educational, the show is a must and the little tour in Cadiz instructive! A very serious and reliable company!

Bernard was excellent. He was so passionate about Cadiz and very knowledgable. I would definitely recommend booking through here.

Excellent way to tour Cadiz! Might be better with 45 more minutes and other relevant visits. However, you get a feel for Cadiz!