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If you’re a cruise passenger who loves sun, sherry, and Seville, you’ll love the Cadiz shore excursions you can book when your ship docks at the port of Cadiz, just off the southwestern coast of Spain.
The island of Erytheia, on which Cadiz is located, has year-round temperatures in the 60s to 70s range, so you’ll find comfortable, sunny, blue-sky weather for many of the outdoor Cadiz cruise tours on the island itself, as well as convenient transportation to Seville the closest city on the mainland.
Cadiz, one of the oldest cities in the Western Mediterranean, is a delight to behold with its ancient narrow streets, monuments and fountains, its beaches, and its splendid views from almost every venue. Whether you choose Cadiz shore excursions that show off the city on a self-guided walking tour, a panoramic drive, or a combo activity, such as a tapas tasting, a winery visit, or a flamenco performance, you’re certain to be charmed by the city and its landmarks. You’ll be fascinated by the mix of architecture -- ancient, Baroque, rococo, and neoclassic -- based on city’s long history of inhabitants from the Phoenicians to the Romans to the Moors.
Wine lovers rejoice: While you’re docked at Cadiz book an excursion to nearby Jerez de la Frontera, home of the famous sweet wine of the same name that has been anglicized over time to become “sherry.” Tour sun-kissed vineyards and cool cask-laden cellars, then taste the tantalizing results of the grape and its careful cultivation from vine to wine by generations of cellar masters.
Cadiz shore excursions also include several options for sightseeing and other exciting adventures in Seville the capital city of the Andalusian region and acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful cities in all of Spain. Maybe even the Mediterranean. Whether you choose to explore the city on your own or with a guide, you’ll marvel at the cobblestone streets and the alleyways with shops, cafes and beautifully landscaped gardens. Be in awe of the carved scenes in a 12th century cathedral, the third largest church in the world, the medieval and the palaces of Alcázar and Casa de Pilatos. Then, discover modern and cosmopolitan Seville, with its cool architecture like the Metropol Parasol and the area in and around the Museo de Bellas Artes, where you’ll find some of the best design and fashion stores, and some of the best tapas in the city.