Take a relaxing panoramic drive past the most important sights of Cádiz: Spain Square, San Carlos Walls, Alameda Apodaca, Carmen’s Church, Genoves Park, Santa Catalina and San Sebastian Castle, La Caleta Beach and its fantastic scenery, the Roman Theatre, the old Royal Prision, and the Puertas de Tierra walls that separate the new city from the Old Town.
Continue through ‘new’ Cádiz to glimpse the lollipop-shaped telecom building, Victoria Beach and the hotel district of Cádiz. Look out for the all-important football stadium as we head 30 miles out of town on the road to Jerez. Jerez de la Frontera is famous for its strong Moorish influence and is widely known as the sherry capital of the world. In fact, it was the town’s Moorish name, Scheris, which gave sherry wine its name. Tucked into the fertile hinterland of Cádiz, Jerez de la Frontera enjoys its own microclimate, which enables the grapes to grow ripe and sweet.
Here, you will visit the cellars, or bodegas as they are called in Spain, to learn about the process of making sherry, from grape cultivation to bottling. You can taste the wine if you like before re-boarding your coach for the return ride to the pier.