Our cruise ship stops in Cadiz from 7-5 . We would like to spend some time in Sevilla the train would use most of our day. Are there other options? Is Cadiz interesting enough to just spend our time there. Please help . We are clueless cruise virgins.
Seville is an hour and half to two hours each way, depending on how you do it.
The cruise port is a short walk from the old town, maybe ten minutes.
With lunch you could easily fill the whole day in Cadiz. Eat caracoles until you pop.
Your very best option, given the parameters that you've just laid out, is to book the ship's excursion to Sevilla.
The hassle factor is taken out of the equation and it becomes the tour's responsibility to get your to the ship in time.
IMO, Sevilla trumps Cadiz in every way!
Suggest a google search listing independent operators offering similar excursions at a greatly reduced price and often w a more personal experience. We discovered a vast cottage industry has developed which is researchable for references on travel sites like tripadvisor. Our experience w several of these independent operators has been terrific. I recommend the trip to seville, especially w a driver knowledgeable about how to most efficiently get you directly to the old town sites.
I went to both Sevilla and Cadiz and I loved Sevilla. I recall Cadiz being nice, beautiful, and relaxed. But not particularly interesting. Sevilla was a fascinating experience of Western European meets Moroccan. I was in Spain for a month and if I went back to any city I visited, it would be Sevilla.