Was in Seville for only five days and decided to take the day trip to Granada. It was incredible.. I highly recommend it!
We were very pleased we were able to take this day trip from Seville. Although it was an early start, Manuel was a good driver and the small Mercedes bus was comfortable so many napped til the snack and stretch break midway enroute. Carmen was an excellent tour guide and interacted with English and Spanish speakers. Our guide at the Alhambra was also excellent. The only disappointment was that it was not a bit warmer!! It is an amazing site. The walk and lunch in the Albaicin went by quickly but provided a good view of the Alhambra. We have no hesitancy in recommending this tour.
Really enjoyed this tour of Alhambra, it was definitely more worthwhile being told what things were rather than trying to seeing everything yourself. It was busier on the Sunday,weekdays might be less busier. Didn't opt for the optional afternoon tour but went into town instead and enjoyed the city of Granada too. Recommended if your looking for a day trip from Seville.
A well organised excellent tour! Well worth the early pick up time which is essential to get the best out of the day visit. The telephone re confirmation of the pick up time and place condition was a little frustrating but I understand why it is done. We had some trouble getting through on the Saturday morning for our Monday trip. However our hotel was fantastic and kept trying for us! Our guide on the mini bus (Carlos) was extremely kind, helpful and well organised. Although his English was at times difficult to understand he was obviously trying very hard and all credit to him! Everything went according to plan and he handed us over to the amazing Gustavo our guide for the Alhambra palace. He is an absolutely charming young man. His tour was both knowledgeable, interesting and witty. Just the right balance. The add on tour to the Albacian was certainly worth the view ( and gave us some stunning photos) but wasn't much of a tour ( we felt we hadn't paid for it as we had a discount) and had we known we may have been tempted just to skip it and pop into Granada. However time was limited so all in all a very memorable day.
This was a great day trip from Seville. Our guide, Pakki, was one of the most knowledgable and helpful guides I have experienced. She helped make it s great day. Córdoba is fascinating and the great mosque is a wonder of the ages. We loved the day.
Doing what: Cordoba Day Trip from Seville
The trip was well-organized and definitely worth the time. Of course, we wished we could spend more time everywhere we stopped, but that's not realistic on a day trip like this. I would definitely recommend skipping long strolls down Main Street and taking the cable car up the Rock - beautiful views and plenty of apes to see and photograph. We barely had enough time to go up because of the long line, so budget your time accordingly. A word of caution: the apes do bite. I was bitten pretty hard although I did not reach for them or feed/tease them. It happens. They ARE vaccinated and don't carry any diseases, but I was happy I had alcohol wipes and band-aides with me. Still, I would go back again in a heartbeat, but if you are going with kids, make sure to supervise them closely, and hide all food when the apes are around. Overall, we loved this trip - Alicia, our guide, was friendly and helpful, and Benny the driver was sweet and funny. Great day!
Doing what: Gibraltar Day Trip from Seville
Very interesting tout with an excellent guide. A day trip from Seville to Cordoba is a must for anyone with more than a couple of days in Seville.
Doing what: Cordoba Day Trip from Seville
It was a good tour. Granada tour was mainly Alhambra tour which is the main attraction .. This is a good tour for day trip. Recommended ..
The Granada / Alhambra day trip was incredible. Such an amazing palace and gardens, full of Moorish, Jewish and Christian history. The architecture was amazing and the history of the Alhambra was very interesting. Well worth the day trip. Our guide was great.
I highly recommend this tour! Everything was perfect, from the pick-up to the bus to the guides. Our guide on the bus was Silvia, who gave information about everything possible on the way including history, geography and even the flamenco! She handed us over to Gustavo at the Alhambra, who was also absolutely wonderful. Perfect English combined with a passion for the Alhambra. All in all a perfect day. Only thing negative is that there was no discount for over 60s on the website.
The following day we took a day trip to Cordoba with another company. What a difference! We booked it at the tourist office beside the cathedral and it was claimed to be a 9 hr trip. What they didn't say was that the bus was so old and slow it was being overtaken by everybody! There was no guide on the bus so we got no information about Cordoba or other places on the way. The guide at the mesquita had 3 language groups (the viator trip had one guide per language), so we had to wait til she got through (flew through) the other languages. She went so fast it was hard to follow, esp. with the accent. We did not enjoy Cordoba as a result, and it made us realize how lucky we had been the day before with the Viator tour. The difference in price was very little, but there was no comparison between what we got on the Granada tour compared to the Cordoba one.
I only had a few days in Seville, but felt like I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to see the Alhambra while I was "nearby". Ideally, one would spend a night in Granada and spend an entire day exploring the Alhambra and surrounding area, but I didn't have that luxury. So this day trip from Seville was the best alternative. I was picked up near my hotel at 6:30 am for a 3.5 hour ride to Granada. There were only 4 people on my tour and we took a small coach/van. We stopped halfway there at a rest stop for a quick break.
The guide, Grace, and driver, Marta, were both excellent. They let us rest/sleep until the break, then Grace spent some time familiarizing us with the region and what to expect when we got to Granada. We were dropped off at the Alhambra where a very knowledgeable guide took over our tour. We spent about 2.5 hours touring the Alhambra Palace and gardens, which were spectacular and well worth the long drive back and forth in a day to see.
Afterwards the Alhambra guide brought us back to Grace who took us on a 30 minute walking tour of Albaicin, a small village with stunning views of the Alhambra. In Albaicin we stopped for a late lunch before boarding the van again at 4:00 for our 3.5 hour ride home. Stopping again half way for a quick break.
This tour was exactly as advertised and I really enjoyed it. If your desire is to get a really thorough exerience at the Alhambra, this isn't the trip for you. Try to plan to spend a full day. But be sure to book your tickets in advance.
This was a wonderful full-day trip and we enjoyed every minute of it!! The sherry tasting and tour was great, and being horse people, we were thrilled to watch the equestrian show in Jerez. Everyone on our bus agreed to forgo the boat ride to Cadiz, thankfully, and so we went by bus and had lots of time there for a lunch and sightseeing. We were lucky enough to have the most remarkable young woman for a guide - Melissa, whose bubbly personality and wonderful commentary lasted the whole trip and each and every one of us on the bus hugged her when it was over! She is truly a remarkable person and she made this trip one of the best we had on our trip to Spain.
Doing what: Jerez and Cadiz Day Trip from Seville
Wonderful tour. The guide Sylvia was outstanding with her enthusiasm and energy throughut. Transport was comfortable, with good information provided through the journey. Local guide at Alhambra was brilliant. A brilliant day trip and highly recommended!
Alhambra was fantastic. Our guide Fernando was great. Our bus tour guide Sylvia was so informative. She knew local customs and facts. A wonderful day trip.
Excellent day trip and superb tour guide (Clara). Tour guide was very informative and fun at the same time and very enthusiastic on the Albaicin walking tour.
Not over impressed with the tour operator, Andalsur. We called in at the tour office near the Cathedral in Seville to confirm our arrangements and we felt they had no time for us but the actual tour turned out to be excellent.
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