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About Cadiz

You cruise right into the heart of historic Cadiz as immediately across the busy Avenida del Puerto from the Spanish port is the main square and shopping area. From there, it is easy to find your own way around this compact city. Behind is the 18th century cathedral (El Nueva) and the view from the top is worth the long climb up its internal stairs.

The narrow streets of the old town below are lined by tall Moorish-style houses with flower-decked balconies mixed in amongst some small shops and tapas bars. Cadiz dates back to the 12th century BC so is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western world but sultry Seville has long since outgrown its neighbour.

La Giralda (the bell-tower next to its Gothic cathedral), is in Sevilles historic Jewish quarter which also has the whitewashed houses and exquisitely coloured bougainvillea that everyone associates with this lovely city.

 

Shore excursions in Cadiz

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

A Taste of El Bosqueño Cheese with Charlie Turnbul

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 5 hours

Indulge in the taste of El Bosqueño cheese, in the company of master Cheesemonger, Charlie Turnbull.

From farmer’s son to award-winning Cheesemonger, Charlie Turnbull runs an award-winning delicatessen and cheese shop in Shaftesbury, Dorset and regularly writes magazine articles on the subject. As one of the latest additions to ‘P&O Cruises Food Heroes’, we invite you to join Charlie on a visit to the El Bosqueño Cheese Museum and Interpretation Centre. Together with Charlie, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to the delightful town of El Bosque, which produces some of the best hand-made goat and sheep cheeses in southern Spain.

At El Bosqueño, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the museum and sample a selection of tasty cheeses. Allow your palate to savour the smooth texture and flavour in its semi-cured varieties and the intense flavour in its mature varieties. A museum guide will offer an insight into the different types of cheese that the region produces and you’ll discover just why El Bosqueño has acquired international cheese awards. As an accompaniment to the cheese tasting, you’ll also be offered 2 local red wines and a sherry to sample.

After your cheese tasting experience, you can sit back and relax and enjoy the rich countryside once again on the return drive to Cadiz.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The journey to El Bosqueño is around 1½ hours with a short comfort stop en route. There is around 1-1 ½ hours of walking and standing during this tour, over relatively flat ground. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. Euros and credit / debit cards are accepted for purchases. Children are not permitted on this tour. Early booking is advised as spaces are limited.

A Trail of 2 Cities

Activity highRefreshments includedShopping

Duration: 5½ hours

Discover the history and culture of 2 of the most important cities in Southern Spain.

Upon arrival in Jerez, you’ll view the city’s highlights, town squares and monuments from the comfort of your coach, before continuing on foot to the Alcazar, an amazing 12th century Moorish Fortress. You’ll also see the Cathedral of Jerez and the beautiful ‘Plaza de Arenal’ before some free time to rest your feet and perhaps sample a local sherry wine if you wish.

Back in Cadiz, you’ll meet your guide at the pier for a walking tour of the city, widely acknowledged to be the oldest city in Europe, founded in 1100 BC.

As you stroll through the historical part of Cadiz, you’ll see the Town Hall, the impressive Cathedral and ‘Plaza de las Flores’ (Flower Sellers Square). There will be some free time to enjoy a refreshing drink or browse the local souvenir shops.

Essential information

This excursion is operated by coach and on foot. There is approximately 1½ hours’ walking during this tour. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

Andalusia Drive

Activity lowRefreshments included

Duration: 4 hours

Marvel at the beautiful countryside of Andalusia and its attractive white villages, from the comfort of your coach.

When people mention Andalusia, the images that come to mind are white villages, scenic countryside, agriculture and fighting bulls. Join this tour to get a glimpse of real Andalusian culture.

Your panoramic drive will take you through Medina Sidonia, a town located in the heart of the province of Cadiz – between the mountains and the sea. Along this route, one of the most prestigious herds of bulls can be viewed, set against the backdrop of the historical town of Medina.

Travelling along the so called ‘Bull Route’, your guide will take you into the countryside and explain about the region’s agriculture, such as the surrounding olive groves and vineyards. The guide will also intrigue you with the history of fighting bulls, dating back to Tartesinien and Carthaginian times.

Passing by the village of Vejer de la Frontera, you will reach Conil de la Frontera with its stunning beach. Alight here for a refreshing cup of tea or coffee and the chance to enjoy some free time to explore the village.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach. You will have approximately 1 hour’s free time at Conil.

Arcos de la Frontera and Tavira Tower

Activity highFamily

Duration: 6 hours

Experience the best views of Cadiz and explore the magical village of Arcos de la Frontera.

Arcos de la Frontera is one of Andalucia’s most dramatically positioned ‘pueblos blancos’ (white villages). The village balances atop a rocky limestone ridge with its white-washed houses and stone castle walls perched above the river Guadalete. Take a panoramic trolley train ride uphill to discover this unique village. Enjoy some free time in the village before returning to Cadiz.

In Cadiz, your knowledgeable guide will take you on a walking tour as you head to the spectacular Torre Tavira (Tavira Tower) that watches over the city. Have your camera at the ready as you make your way through the city, passing by Plaza San Antonio, Plaza España and Plaza Mina. You’ll also pass the house of the famous composer Manuel de Falla.

Upon arrival at the Torre Tavira, ascend up the watchtower to the highest point in the old part of town and experience the Camera Obscura. Invented by Leonardo da Vinci, the Camera Obscura is a simple optical device that allows you to see everything that is happening outside the tower via an optical effect. You’ll be amazed at the fantastic panoramic city views that the camera projects into the centre of the completely darkened room.

Essential information

This excursion is operated by coach, trolley train and on foot. The drive to Arcos de La Frontera is approximately 1 hour. There are approximately 170 steps at the Tavira Tower and Queues may be experienced. Comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. The Trolley Train may be cancelled at short notice. In which case, there will be a walk of approximately 20-30 minutes uphill to reach the village.

Cadiz Cuisine with Atul Kocchar

Activity highMeal included

Duration: 4 hours

Indulge in the tastes of Andalusia, in the company of celebrity chef Atul Kocchar, on this ‘Once in a Lifetime’ tour.

Twice Michelin starred chef, restaurateur and television personality, Atul Kochhar has an incredible ability to create unique and rare dishes from all parts of the world.

Together with Atul, stroll through the city on foot as you make your way to the Cadiz Fish Market. Discover the intriguing Old Town of Cadiz amongst its haphazardly heaped, Moorish-style houses. At the Plaza de España you’ll find a monument to the first Spanish constitution of 1812, before arriving at Plaza de las Flores.

Visit the bustling Cadiz Fish Market, where Atul will describe some of the different types of produce on sale and explain the preparation process used to create some of his favourite dishes. The market is truly a food lover’s dream and is known to have some of the freshest fish in Spain.

Your final stop is El Faro Restaurant. Exceptional cuisine is a hallmark of this fine restaurant, and your exquisite lunch is accompanied by fine wine from Andalusia and Rioja.

Chat with Atul, whilst savouring your delicious cuisine, making your tour a truly unforgettable experience.

Menu Details:
(Subject to change, depending on the availability of seasonal produce).

Cold or Hot Seasonal Cream

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Scorpion Fish Pâté on Small Toast and Mayonnaise Sauce
Smoked Fish Salad with Palmetto and Orange
Octopus Croquettes and Spicy Tomato
Spanish Omelette with Prawns from Salinas

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Choose between:
Rock Fish with a Saffron Almond Sauce or Iberian Pork Sirloin Medallions with Jowls in Pedro Ximenez or Duck Confit Legs Roasted with Sautéed Apple

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Individual Dessert Assortment

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Drinks:
Crianza Red Wine from La Rioja or White Wine from Andalusia Beer, Soft Drinks
Mineral Water and Coffee

Essential information

This tour is conducted entirely on foot. Children are not permitted on this tour.

Cadiz Cuisine with Atul Kocchar
 

A selection of cruises to Cadiz

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