About this wheelchair accessible Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera tour
This Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera tour starts when you meet your private guide, with private adapted transport, at the cruise port or your accommodation. You find her by the sign that she holds with your name on it. Together you head to the first stop, charming Jerez de la Frontera tour.
Panoramic drive and sightseeing
During a panoramic drive of approximately half an hour, you will enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Cadiz before reaching Jerez de la Frontera. In this little town in Andalusia, you will see the several highlights. Among other things, you see the Cathedral of Jerez, which is also called “Catedral de Nuestro Señor San Salvador de Jerez de la Frontera”. This impressive building was built in the 12th century and has been extensively modified in the 17th century, making the architectural style a mix of baroque, gothic, and neoclassical style. Striking is the light from the majestic dome.
Another site you cannot miss is the Alcazar de Jerez, which is a former Moorish fortress. The first fortress was built in the 11th century when the city was part of the small kingdom of the Taifa of Arcos de la Frontera. After the conquest by the Almohads, the castle was further expanded in the 12th century. Some of the doors of the original Islamic fortress have been preserved, as well as the mosque, the Arab baths, the octagonal tower, and the patio of Doña Blanca.
Optional: visit a Bodega
You have not really experienced Jerez if you have not visited a typical wine-making bodega. Only wine that is cultivated in this region can hold the official name “sherry”. This typical “strengthen” white wine owes its taste to the unique combination of the calcareous soil, the grape varieties, and the abundance of sun in this region.
Please note that if you choose to visit a bodega, the total duration of the tour will be 6 hours.
Strolling Tour through Cadiz
After the visit of Jerez de la Frontera, you head back to Cádiz. In the comfort of your vehicle, your guide will show you the surroundings of the Old Town, before you start your walking/rolling tour through the city. The first stop is Plaza de San Juan de Dios. At this square, you find the City Hall and the impressive church of San Juan de Dios. This church is dedicated to a Portuguese-born soldier who devoted his life to helping the poor, sick, and suffering. Today, San Juan is still considered one of Spain’s leading religious figures.
The main sight of Cádiz is the impressive Cathedral of Cádiz, located at the Plaza de la Cathedral. The Neoclassical style cathedral took 116 years to complete. The construction is huge and completely decorated in stone, with no gold in sight. Do not miss the wonderful clock tower!
Another highlight on your tour is the house of Jose Miranda Pazos. A beautiful building that shows one of the best domestic architecture in the city. You get to see the Plaza de las Flores, a cozy little square where you find many florists, the Archaeological Museum and Fine Arts, the quite hidden ánd most charming Plaza de la Candelaria, and the tour ends at the constitution monument.
At the end of the tour, your driver drops you off at the cruise port or your accommodation.