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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: Alcázar Guided Tour with Priority Entrance

2. Seville: Alcázar Guided Tour with Priority Entrance

Explore Seville’s Alcázar on a guided tour of one of the oldest functioning palaces in Europe. See why this palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, how it blends different architectural types, and why it became the setting for Lawrence of Arabia and Game of Thrones. Choose from either a small-group or private tour to suit the experience you're looking for.  Meet your guide in the Plaza del Triunfo, which offers great views of the Giralda. After using the priority entrance to enter the palace you will begin the tour at the Patio del León, the site of the original Moorish palace. Hear about how Moorish and Christian styles were blended after the Reconquista to create a palace that was emblematic of Mudéjar architecture. Visit examples of newer post-Reconquista architecture, such as the Casa de la Contratación and chapel, before heading to the Palacio del Don Rey Pedro, a perfect example of Mudéjar architecture. Discover the Patio de las Doncellas and grand Ambassadors’ Salón as featured in Game of Thrones. Both incorporate intricate carved detailing and colorful Islamic-style tiling. After this, take a look around the Gothic Palace with its royal tapestries and ornate tiling. Stroll around orange-tree-filled gardens at your own leisure after the tour. After your guide drops you in the gardens, take in the peacocks that live there, the smell of orange blossom, and the numerous tranquil water features. Try the labyrinth maze and enjoy the quietness of the gardens that are unbelievably located in the middle of the city.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride Through Seville

3. Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride Through Seville

The carriage driver will meet you in the morning in the old quarter of Seville, where you will pass by the main attractions of the historic center of the Andalusian capital. During this trip of about 45 minutes, you will go out for a beautiful trip through Plaza de España and María Luisa Park, two of the most beautiful places of the city. During the carriage ride, you will also have the opportunity to contemplate important monuments such as the Statue of Bécquer, the Lope de Vega Theater or the monument to El Cid Campeador. Along the route you will also pass by some of the pavilions of the Iberian-American Exhibition of 1929. The last stop on your itinerary will be Plaza del Triunfo, where you will enjoy stunning views of the Cathedral of Seville, the Alcazar Royal Palace and the Giralda Bell Tower. It is recommend to book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially on bank holidays.

From Seville: Full-Day Aracena & Rio Tinto Mines Tour

4. From Seville: Full-Day Aracena & Rio Tinto Mines Tour

Discover a completely different area to the rest of the world, so much so that Nasa has set a base to study this mysterious land. Rio Tinto and its surroundings have been exploited for their copper, silver, and gold content for more than 2000 years which changed the landscape of this area so much that it now resembles Mars. The main river here runs among the old mining fields, transporting the minerals of the soil. These metallic minerals turn the river into a reddish color with acidic waters, making life in the river nearly impossible.  Travel to the charming village of Aracena from Seville and visit the biosphere reserve of Dehases de Sierra Morena. The reserve offers you the chance to see some of the bulls and Iberian pigs which inhabit the area. Continue to the town of Aracena, where you can visit the castle and the Gruta de las Maravillas, literally "Cave of Wonders." Visit the Peña de Arias Montano, where you will explore the Mediterranean forest revealing the stunning environment. Discover the Mosque of Almonaster la Real, the Rio Tinto as well the forest full of chestnut trees. The tour also offers the possibility of visiting a farm of wild bulls. After Rio Tinto, head to Aracena, a small town located in the middle of Sierra Morena. This is the capital city of the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche. Aracena offers visitors amazing trails through its Dehesas full of cork trees and oaks, where the Iberian pigs live in freedom and peace. Once in Aracena, you will visit Grutas de las Maravillas, a natural cave almost 2000 meters long, full of stalactites and stalagmites formed by the water running in the limestone.

From Seville: Olive Oil Farm Tour

5. From Seville: Olive Oil Farm Tour

Discover the secrets of the most important product in the Mediterranean way of life, olive oil. Explore a small olive oil factory just 20 minutes from Seville and learn about the traditional processes and production of olive oil. Savor a tasting session of this “liquid gold” to round off your experience. After pickup from your accommodation in Seville, take a quick drive through the countryside to reach the factory. This factory aims to make top-quality olive oil using just physical methods, picking the olives by hand. It produces just a few liters every year but it's one of the best olive oils in the world. Before visiting the factory, walk through the orchards where hundreds of olive trees grow slowly waiting for the picking season. There, the owner of the company will explain all the secrets required to care for the trees. Once you know everything about the trees, go into the facilities of the factory with the manager and see all the machines used for the whole process. Discover the traditional way of life in a real hacienda in the Andalusian countryside, an area that has produced olive oil since Roman times, 2000 years ago. After learning about the process, the history, and the traditional methods of production, taste different varieties of olive oil with an appetizer. Also sample the sweet, bitter, and spicy local oil recognized as one of the most appreciated oils in the world. Three hours after arriving at the factory, head back to Seville where you should arrive around 2 PM.

Seville: Alcazar Shared Group Tour

6. Seville: Alcazar Shared Group Tour

Embark on a guided tour you can not miss if you are in Seville. Explore the Alcazar of Seville (Reales Alcázares de Sevilla) on a 1.5-hour tour with a local official guide. Marvel at the opulent decorations of the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe and discover why the Royal Palace is considered a brief of Seville’s history. Learn the history of the complex, from the kings of the Castilian Christians to the Islamic governors of the different caliphates. Enter the Mudéjar Palace of Peter of Castille and see the beautiful ceramic tiles and magnificent gypsum arches that seem to defy gravity. Discover the beautiful courtyards, designed to represent paradise on Earth, and then go for a stroll around the famous gardens to encounter colorful peacocks and majestic trees. You will understand why it was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO along with the Cathedral and the Archive of Indias.

Seville: Tapas Walking Tour, Tastings, and Flamenco Show

7. Seville: Tapas Walking Tour, Tastings, and Flamenco Show

Delight your senses on this walking tour in Seville to three tapas establishments. Indulge in 10 tastings and 4 drinks. Learn about the history of flamenco, so you can fully appreciate the grace and skill of the flamenco show.   Meet your guide in Plaza de San Francisco and begin your walking tour. Make your way to a traditional abacería (small grocery store) to enjoy some authentic Spanish tapas. Dig into cured meats paired with sweet vermouth. Continue to one of Seville’s oldest and most traditional bars which dates back nearly 150 years. Savor expertly-sliced, acorn-fed Iberian ham and Andalusian sherry wine. Hear about the roots and mysteries of flamenco and how Seville fits into the origins of this art form. Head to venue for the flamenco show in Seville’s gorgeous Jewish Quarter. Watch passionate dancers in a 15th-century building. After the show, sit down to dinner at a modern, family-run tapas bar that helped to bring creative fusion tapas to the city. Share your impressions of the performance over great food and wine.

Seville: Half-Day Flamenco & Tapas Night

8. Seville: Half-Day Flamenco & Tapas Night

During this 4-hour tour, get a taste of Spain at its best. If you ever wondered where the Spanish passion comes from, this tour will give you the answer to all your questions. Discover the essence of the Spanish culture on this night tour. This Spanish evening offers a well-balanced dose of delicious food, a wide variety of Spanish wine, an awe-inspiring flamenco show as well as a tranquil walk in a charming neighborhood. Depending on the day, the right Flamenco venue will be chosen for you so that you can either visit the Jewish Quarter or Triana. Start the evening with a nice walk in the charming neighborhood of Santa Cruz or Triana. In an easy walking tour of an hour, discover little and hidden squares far from the tourist masses. Observe the elegant architecture surrounded by 2000 years of history. Romans, Arabs, Christians, Muslims and Gypsies left their legacy here. After this beautiful walk, you will be led to a high quality flamenco show where you would wonder how so much passion and expression can be united in a dance. The show takes about approximately an hour, which would be an intense hour. The evening continues with a leisurely walk and some more delicious tapas in taverns full of atmosphere. Depending on the season and the time, your guide will take you to the best places where you will go “de tapas” the same way the locals do. In total, visit 3 different traditional taverns to sample the most authentic food from each place. Learn about the food and wine, socialize with the locals and enjoy the night in a 100% Spanish way. This tour is Seville in a nutshell as you will experience it all- the tapas, the flamenco and discover the most charming neighborhoods of Seville.

Seville: Historical Walking Tour with Wine and Tapas

9. Seville: Historical Walking Tour with Wine and Tapas

The Mudejar architectural style refers to the construction of an art element by citizens who still use Arabic techniques in a Christian world. As you walk around seeking examples of the movement, your professional guide will shed light on the historical significance of each one. The first stop is Santa Catalina Church, a recently renovated ancient mosque turned Mudejar in the 13th-14th centuries. Walk along Feria Street and enjoy a interesting sensation as you are placed between three worlds: the Middle Ages, the 19th, and the 20th century. Explore La Alameda, one of the first leisure promenades in Spain and a great place to stop for a tapa and to try some different wines in the sun. Right after, visit three marvelous examples of Mudejar architecture: Omniun Sactorum, San Marcos, and Santa Marina. Continue to Los Marqueses de la Algaba Church and the ancient Family House. At this point, you'll have the chance to sample another tapa; nearby the church is a medieval market full of cute tiny taverns serving a wide range of wines. Visit the historical neighborhood, San Gil, and walk around the city's oldest Roman wall, La Macarena. Here, your guide will explain some of Seville's most intriguing legends and share glasses of orange wine. Return to the meeting point to conclude the tour, or continue sightseeing on your own.

Seville: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game

10. Seville: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Seville's Old Town while playing an exciting mobile-based quest. Walk past many beautiful iconic landmarks, solve clues, and discover intriguing hidden gems to see the city from a different perspective. Finish at the Iglesia de San Lorenzo. Download the app, go to the starting point at the Hotel Alfonso XIII, and begin the adventure. Follow clues to learn about Seville's fascinating history and architectural masterpieces like the famous Alcazar Palace. Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Find out fascinating details about the Santa Maria de la Sede Cathedral. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. There’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

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What people are saying about Seville

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.

Miguel was an amazing guide and has such a contagious passion for history. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend to everyone!

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.

The mines were interesting to see but the Cave of Wonders was amazing!