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  • Seville Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    1. Seville Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Enter the cathedral and head over to see the tomb of Christopher Columbus in front of the Puerta del Principe. The monument contains the remains of the explorer, although debate continues as to whether or not the bones are actually his. Learn about the history of the cathedral, which goes back to the 15th century. In 1248, the Castilian King Fernando III captured Seville from its Almohad rulers and transformed their great 12th-century mosque into a church. 153 years later, the city's authorities decided to replace the mosque, which had been damaged by an earthquake in 1356. This resulted in the staggering cathedral you see today, officially known as the Cathedral de Santa María de la Sede. It's one of the world's largest churches with notable works by Zurbaran, Murillo, Goya and others.

    Excellent. Sorry it was not possible to book tickets for the Palace Rooms at the same time...

  • Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

    2. Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

    Meet your guide, then set off on your sightseeing adventure. The first stop of the day is the Royal Alcázar of Seville. Enjoy skip-the-line entry, then spend 1 hour and 15 minutes exploring this historic landmark. Inside, see the impressive Mudejar Palace, Gothic Palace, and Stucco Courtyard, then wander around the sprawling gardens. As you explore, learn about the history of the landmark, and the prominent figures who once lived here. Next, head to Seville Cathedral and admire the architecture of this UNESCO listed landmark. Enjoy a walk around the famous Patio de los Naranjos, then see the tomb of the famous traveler, Christopher Columbus. End the tour at the Giralda, the city’s famous bell tower.

    Very nice tour of Alcazar and Cathedral. The guide was brilliant and provided many details and legends that made the tour fascinating

  • Seville: Cathedral, Giralda and Alcázar 4-Hour Guided Tour

    3. Seville: Cathedral, Giralda and Alcázar 4-Hour Guided Tour

    Hear the story of Seville Cathedral and the magnificent Alcázar from an expert guide on a 4-hour tour, including time to visit the Giralda tower. Journey through the Arabic, Christian and Roman history of the city along the way. Enter the imposing walls of the oldest palace in Europe at the Alcázar, still used by the Spanish monarchy but originally built by the Muslim Moors. Marvel at the scale of Seville Cathedral, built on the site of a great mosque. Admire the Giralda bell tower, built as a minaret during the reign of the Almohad dynasty. Stroll the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter and more. 

    Would recommend splitting Cathedral and Alcazar tour into separate tours. 3.5 hours was a long time, standing,no break and trying to absorb so much information.

  • Italica Roman City Tour and 14th Century Medieval Monastery

    4. Italica Roman City Tour and 14th Century Medieval Monastery

    Depart from Seville and journey a few minutes north to the village of Santiponce, the site of one of the most important and largest Roman ruins in Spain. Upon arrival at the well-preserved ruins of the Roman city of Italica, discover wonderful examples of Roman architecture, mosaic work and city layouts. Founded in the year 206 BC by General Publius Cornelius Scipio as a place of settlement for soldiers wounded in the battle of Illipa, the Roman settlement of Italica is the oldest in Spain and served as an important military outpost. Its name references the first settlers who came from Italy, and it was the birthplace of Marcus Ulpius Trajan (53 AD) and his successor, Aelius Hadrian (76 AD). Marvel at the massive amphitheater, one of the largest in the Roman Empire with a seating capacity for up to 25,000 people. Wander through the tunnels where the gladiators would have walked and sta...

    Bring a hat! The sun is intense in the summer and there are not a lot of trees. If you are a nerd for Roman Ruins and history, like me, this is a fantastic site to tour. But if you are expecting more than ruins, then go straight to the Monastery. Loved everything about this tour except for the fact that due to COVID the tunnels and second story of the arena were closed to visitors. Definitely a disappointment, but not the fault of the guide/touring company. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and filled in any gaps that I had regarding the history of both the ancient Roman site and the monastery.

  • Seville: Cathedral & Giralda Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

    5. Seville: Cathedral & Giralda Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

    Explore the two monuments that epitomize the city of Seville—the Giralda Bell Tower and Seville Cathedral. After meeting your guide, take a short stroll to the Cathedral, where you will skip the ticket line to enter. Once a mosque, the cathedral was later converted after the Reconquista period.   Be wowed by the golden altar of the Capilla Mayor, Christopher Columbus’ resting place and the enormity of the space inside the cathedral. See the Gothic-Mudejar-style of the choir area with its 68 cross vaults. Enjoy the orange tree patio and a trip up to the top of the Giralda, the cathedral’s bell tower that is so emblematic of Seville. Take in amazing views over the whole city of Seville from here, as it is the highest building in the city.

  • Seville: Cathedral and Giralda Guided Tour

    6. Seville: Cathedral and Giralda Guided Tour

    The Cathedral of Seville is undoubtedly one of the emblematic monuments of the city. It is the largest gothic cathedral in the world and the third largest temple in all of Christendom. Learn from your local guide and discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Royal Chapel, the Choir, the Main Altarpiece and the tomb of Christopher Columbus, in addition to enjoying other works of art that this monument houses. Finally, walk around the Patio de los Naranjos. Relax and contemplate its fountain and orange trees. Then marvel at the bell tower known as the Giralda. It is the former minaret of the mosque that stood on the site under Muslim rule. Go up to the city's most well-known symbol and enjoy impressive views of Seville.

  • Alcázar of Seville: Guided Palace Tour with Priority Access

    7. Alcázar of Seville: Guided Palace Tour with Priority Access

    Discover the treasures of Alcázar of Seville, one of Europe's most stunning royal palaces, with this fantastic guided tour. After meeting your expert local guide, you will head into the palace to uncover its hidden gems and spectacular architecture.  Still the official residence for the Spanish royal family today, Alcázar of Seville is a fortified palace that has been constructed throughout various historical periods. As you wander around the palace, learn more about the different architectural styles and influences that it incorporates, including Islamic motifs, or Baroque and Renaissance styles.  Explore the palace's numerous royal chambers, courtyards and its impressive and extensive gardens, where you will find hundreds of different types of plant life. Learn more about the history of the palace from your expert guide and visit several filming locations from the famous TV series, '...

    Very good informative tour However, I think there should be an option for a quicker tour too - 30 minutes for highlights only which would be better for kids. This tour was 90 mins and the complex closes at 5:45pm during their winter period. Ensure you have enough time to explore the gardens yourselves afterwards.

  • From Seville: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

    8. From Seville: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

    Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert in the history of the fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín". Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy free time to explore the city at your own pace. You could stroll through the winding streets of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district, or have a leisurely lunch in one of the many plazas. Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and be d...

  • Andalusia and Valencia 6-Day Tour from Barcelona

    9. Andalusia and Valencia 6-Day Tour from Barcelona

    Enjoy a 6-day guided tour of Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada, and Valencia, visiting impressive cultural and religious monuments. Enjoy accommodation in select hotels, daily breakfast, and guided tours in each location. Day 1 (Sunday) Barcelona – Zaragoza – Madrid Depart from Barcelona at 08:00, traveling through Lerida and Zaragoza on the way to Madrid. You’ll make some short stops along the way with some free time to explore. Overnight in Madrid. Day 2 (Monday) Madrid – Cordoba – Sevilla After breakfast you’ll take a drive through La Mancha country to Cordoba. Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Cordoba, and visit its famous mosque/cathedral and the old Jewish Quarter. Continue on to Sevilla, for dinner. Overnight in Sevilla. Day 3 (Tuesday) Sevilla Today you’ll enjoy half board at your Sevilla hotel. In the morning you’ll have a city tour, visit...

  • From Seville: Full-Day Trip to Gibraltar

    10. From Seville: Full-Day Trip to Gibraltar

    Depart from Seville in the morning and travel to the border of Spain and Gibraltar to arrive before noon. Then, visit the main tourist attractions of the city center with a local guide. Go to the nature reserve to see the legendary Pillars of Hercules at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. Continue to St. Michael's Cave in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve and marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites of the rock formations. Encounter the famous barbary apes that play on the rock.  Return to the city center to spend some time on Main Street, renowned for its range of shops and second hand markets. Shop for souvenirs and find bargains in the stores during your free time, before the return journey to Seville.

    The tour was good and guide very knowledgeable. But nothing but confusion from the tour company. They flipped our Cordoba and Gibraltar trips, changed pickup times and location late the night before. That seems very odd and somewhat disconcerting

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based on 641 reviews

We had a fantastic boat trip down the Guadalquivir giving you a very different view of Seville and Triana. Our guide was really knowledgable and friendly, and despite not being fluent in English he tried very hard to explain every detail to us in English (assuming it’s my fault for booking a Spanish speaking tour). Really would recommend as it’s a fantastic evening activity and the sunset views are just spectacular.

Our first time paddle boarding and Paulo and Jamie really looked after us. Beautiful sunset, funny informative guides. So much fun, a Sevilla highlight!

A great experience, highly recommend it to anyone! A lovely way to see the city at night and the guides were very kind, helpful, and fun.

Excellent experience, extraordinary treatment and highly recommended.

Disfrutamos mucho. La guía fue muy amable. El yate muy bonito.