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Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

1. Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

Meet your guide in Plaza del Triunfo and head to the first stop, the Alcázar of Seville. After using the priority entrance to enter the palace, begin your guided tour. Hear about how Moorish and Christian styles were mixed together to create a palace that was emblematic of Mudéjar architecture. Discover the Patio de las Doncellas and grand Ambassadors’ Salón, both featured in Game of Thrones. Admire the intricate carved detailing and colorful Islamic-style tiling. Then stroll around the gardens filled with orange trees and peaceful water features.  Next, head to the Cathedral of Seville. On your guided tour, learn about the Cathedral’s important role in the city’s history, and the Islamic, late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque influences in the architecture.  Marvel at the magnificent 18th-century baroque altarpiece, and the elaborate organ. You can also visit the mausoleum where the remains of Christopher Columbus are laid to rest.  Finally, your guide will lead you to the Moorish Giralda Tower. The call to prayer was announced from this tower when Spain was under Muslim rule. Climb the stairs and admire the spectacular views of Seville from the top of the tower.  Choose from either a small-group or private tour to suit the experience you're looking for.

Seville: Guadalquivir Yacht Tour w/ Drink & Food Options

2. Seville: Guadalquivir Yacht Tour w/ Drink & Food Options

Embark on a picturesque, small-group boat tour with an onboard crew down the Guadalquivir River. Sip on a welcome drink as you admire the views on this relaxing river journey or choose the 2-hour option for a delicious multi-course meal while you sail. Meet at the Nueva York dock, just a few meters from the city center of Seville. After being welcomed by the friendly crew, board the fully-equipped premium yacht to start your journey along the Guadalquivir River. Take in the views of local sites, such as Torre del Oro, the Real Maestranza bullring, and the Puente de Triana, and unwind as you gently sail downstream Enjoy the comfort of air conditioning in summer or heating in winter, as well as a lower deck and spacious sun terrace. There will be music playing, and bar service if you want to buy more drinks. Choose from two different variations: • 1.5-hour cruise with a welcome drink (a pitcher of Rebujito for 2 or a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink). • 2-hour cruise with unlimited Rebujito, wine, beer, or soft drinks. The menu with 6 dishes depends on the time of year: Spring and Summer Menu: • Starter: Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, cheese platter, and crusty bread with duck mousse and duck ham • Main: mushroom risotto, cod in pil-pil sauce, and sirloin steak with whisky • Dessert: ice cream with crunchy chocolate • Glass of cava Fall and Winter Menu: • Starter: Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, cheese platter, and crusty bread with duck mousse and duck ham • Main: chickpeas with tail of bull, cod in pil-pil sauce, and sirloin steak with whisky • Dessert: caramel pannacotta • Glass of cava

Seville Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

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

Step inside Seville Cathedral with skip-the-line entry and explore the treasures within. See works by Goya and learn the history when you select the audio guide option. Climb the La Giralda Tower and witness spectacular views across Seville. Enter the cathedral and 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 his. Learn about the history of the cathedral and the Castilian King Fernando III who captured Seville from its Almohad rulers and transformed the great 12th-century mosque into a church. Witness this staggering cathedral as it is today, known as the Cathedral de Santa María de la Sede. Enter one of the world's largest churches with notable works by Zurbaran, Murillo, and Goya. Hear about these works and more by choosing the audio guide option.

Seville: Royal Alcázar Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

4. Seville: Royal Alcázar Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Get a skip-the-line ticket to the Royal Alcázar of Seville, and marvel at this stunning medieval Islamic palace. Walk around and admire the stunning architecture and the beautiful gardens. Originally developed as a fort for the Cordoban governors of Seville in 913, the Royal Alcázar of Seville is an amazing fusion of Christian and Moorish architecture. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, and it has been renovated numerous times over the 11 centuries since its creation. Learn about how the Christian king Fernando III moved into the Alcázar when he captured Seville in 1248 and how several monarchs used the palace as their main residence. Also, discover the Alcázar's role as a filming location for the Game of Thrones TV series.

Seville: Casa de la Memoria Flamenco Show

5. Seville: Casa de la Memoria Flamenco Show

Take a walk through the history and culture of Seville with a 1-hour flamenco show at the Casa de la Memoria. Dating back to the late 18th century, flamenco is of immense cultural importance to Spain, illustrating the mixing of the diverse ethic groups that have called the nation home for centuries.  In an intimate theater that dates back to the 15th century, dive into the colorful world of flamenco as dancers move to propulsive guitar rhythms. Marvel at elaborately-crafted costumes and the performers’ undeniable talent. Feel the emotional resonance of the flamenco tradition, gaining a powerful appreciation for an art form that defines a region.

Seville: Royal Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour

6. Seville: Royal Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour

Discover Seville and its main monuments and architecture with skip-the-ticket line access. Learn its stories and get to know the characters that are essential parts of the city’s history. Spend some time touring the Royal Alcázar and other highlights. Visit the Cathedral's interior and hear about the important historical figures buried there. Admire works by many important artists. Marvel at the immense, 16th-century stained-glass windows that illuminate the 5 naves of the cathedral. Visit the famous Moorish Giralda Tower, an icon of the city. Explore the palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and find out why it became the setting for the film Lawrence of Arabia and the TV series Game of Thrones. Choose from either a small-group or private tour to suit the experience you're looking for. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the Royal Palace gardens and look out for the peacocks and other palace animals.

Seville: Flamenco Show with Optional Flamenco Museum Ticket

7. Seville: Flamenco Show with Optional Flamenco Museum Ticket

See Spain's national dance brought to life at a thrillingly-authentic flamenco performance, with a troupe of expert dancers showing off their skills in the 18th-century courtyard of Seville's Flamenco Dance Museum. Tap your feet and lose yourself in the fiery rhythms and sensual dance moves of the folk art that has become a timeless tradition. Seville's Flamenco Dance Museum has been delighting visitors and locals for decades with its sensational live performances. Head to one of the last remaining Ecijanos courtyards in Seville and experience a dance extravaganza that will leave you breathless. Treat yourself to an intimate performance featuring traditional Alegrías, long-train dresses, swirling shawls, and clicking castanets, specially choreographed by legendary flamenco dancer and museum founder Cristina Hoyos. With amazing live music, dramatic theatrical lighting, and a backdrop of hanging chairs and orange trees, everything about this experience guarantees a night to remember. To get the most out of your experience, book the option that includes a ticket to the show as well as a visit to the wonderful Flamenco Dance Museum.

Seville: 1-Hour Guadalquivir River Sightseeing Eco Cruise

8. Seville: 1-Hour Guadalquivir River Sightseeing Eco Cruise

Catch the highlights of Seville while boating down the Guadalquivir River on this sightseeing cruise. Enjoy the views year-round on eco-friendly boats with heating and a cafe/bar inside. During the ongoing commentary, discover historical tidbits about the sites as they pass by. Start the trip from the Muelle de Nuevo York dock. Find the right seat above or below deck. If the weather’s warm, the river will help keep things cool outside. At the start of the cruise, check out the Triana neighborhood and the Torre del Oro and catch a glimpse of the Seville Cathedral’s tower. During the tour, learn some fun facts from the guide providing spoken commentary. Some of the sites they talk about stand right on the river like the Torre Schindler. Take a picture of them right from the boat deck. Hear any cheers from the Plaza de toros on the way up the river. With the Monasterio de la Cartuja and the Puente del Alamillo, see how Seville balances the old and new. Savor a snack or drink from the ship’s own cafe and bar along the way. Find inspirations for other spots to visit after the cruise. 

Seville: Flamenco Show with Optional Andalusian Dinner

9. Seville: Flamenco Show with Optional Andalusian Dinner

Visit exclusive area in the heart of the city in which you can find the flamenco show "A Small Committee". This is your opportunity to immerse yourself in flamenco, looking back at its past and recreating the atmosphere of the old Café Cantantes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You have 4 tickets options to choose: Option 1: Flamenco Included: 1 hour of traditional flamenco show. Option 2: Flamenco and drink. Included: 1 hour of traditional flamenco show and one drink of the menu list: spanish wines, 3 kind of beers, spanish cocktails (sangría, tinto de verano, rebujito), soft drinks, water. Option 3: Flamenco and Tapas dinner. Included: 1 hour of traditional flamenco show and the Tapas dinner menu: - Spanish selection board of cheeses and cold cuts. - Fried anchovies with salmorejo (cold tomatoes cream soup) - Carrillada ibérica (spanish stew of pork cheeks) with baked potatoe. Dessert of the chef and first drink of the menu list included (spanish wines, 3 kind of beers, sangría, tinto de verano, rebujito), soft drinks, water). Option 4: Flamenco with Chef's Suggestions dinner Included: 1 hour of traditional flamenco show and the Chef's Suggestions dinner menu: - Spanish selection board of cheeses and cold cuts. - Firts dishes (to choose): - Spanish potatoe salad of octopus with fried egg OR Baby squid on bed of arraque roteño (vegetables stew). - Second dishes (to choose): - Risotto de carrillada (iberian beef cheeks) and boletus OR Fried eggs with prawns and mushroom. Dessert of the chef and first drink of the menu list included (spanish wines, 3 kind of beers, sangría, tinto de verano, rebujito), soft drinks, water).

Seville: Triana Tablao Flamenco Show with Drink

10. Seville: Triana Tablao Flamenco Show with Drink

Experience the passion of flamenco at the heart of the old cellar of Triana, Seville. Marvel at the Mudejar architecture and exquisite decoration as you witness this iconic Andalusian dance. Learn the history and the journey of flamenco through its most important clubs including Soleá, Tangos, Guajiras, Bamberas, Alegrías, and Bulería. Cantaor, guitar, bailaor, and bailaora artists make your show an authentic collection of the most traditional and symbolic variations of this legacy. 

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4.4 / 5

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A very interesting tour! It was a good pace and a good length on a very hot day. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us as cool as possible as he moved us around to different parts of the palace. A great experience.

A very varied and interesting tour - the Gruta de las Maravillas in particular was incredibly impressive. Catherine guided us through the day wonderfully and entertainingly.

Our guide was great and told us about some of the historic background of the buildings and sites we passed by on our carriage ride.

Informative. The small group allowed the guide to answer any questions we had. Would recommend.

Fun little tour on the river - great way to enjoy a warm summer evening.