3. From Seville: Cadiz & Jerez Sherry Tasting Day Trip
If you are on your grand tour of Andalusia, Cadiz and Jerez are those magical spots that sees comparatively few visitors. Unlike well-traveled attractions such as Cordoba or Granada, Cadiz and Jerez have got their own soul, history, charm and claim to fame. One of the oldest cities in all of Europe, Cadiz was founded by the Phoenicians 3000 years ago. It rests on the tip of the European continent and Atlantic Ocean, at the confluence of the Mediterranean Sea and the ocean, with cool sea breezes and long sandy beaches, a vivacious old port town encompassed by an ancient wall.
The bustling pedestrian streets of Cadiz can easily be explored by foot in a few hours, where you will encounter inviting fresh seafood aromas and friendly locals, making it one of the most entertaining cities in all of Spain. Carnival in Cadiz is celebrated extravagantly. Jerez is the capital of the famous Spanish sherry in all its delightful varieties, from very dry to desert wines and you will be able to taste them all.
Your excursion will enable you to enjoy a delightful day with nice walks in the old town with its numerous lively plazas and historic monuments, wrapping up with a relaxing time on the beach. Have the chance to walk up to the historic watch tower from where the boats were observed, and visit an old and family run wine cellar to immerse yourself in the fantastic world of Spanish wine. Optionally, you could visit the exquisite ancient Camera Obscura to have a chance to view the city from a unique perspective.