- 2-day tour of Seville from Granada with an expert local guide
- Explore the Santa Cruz neighborhood and see two of Seville’s UNESCO-listed attractions: Royal Alcazar Palace and Seville Cathedral
- Walk up Giralda Tower and enjoy panoramic views of Seville from the top
- Watch a traditional flamenco show at Baile Flamenco Museum and then see the city illuminated by night on an evening walking tour
- Enjoy a Guadalquivir River sightseeing cruise passing top Seville attractions like the Palace of San Telmo and the Bullring of the Royal Maestranza
- Overnight accommodation in your choice of 3- or 4-star hotel included
What You Can Expect
In the afternoon, leave your Granada hotel by luxury minibus and head west towards Seville. On arrival, check in at your hotel, freshen up if you wish, and head to Baile Flamenco Museum to watch a traditional flamenco show with tapas dinner. Hear tales and trivia about Seville from your guide as you stroll around its beautifully illuminated streets, and then end your night at a bar for drinks.
Overnight: 3-star Hotel América, Hotel Derby or similar, or 4-star Hotel Petit Palace Santa Cruz or similar
Day 2: Seville – Granada (B)
Check out of your hotel and then pick up by minibus and then set off to discover the sights of the beautiful Andalusian capital with your guide. See the city’s charming medieval lanes and secluded piazzas, as well as Seville’s must-visit neighborhoods like Santa Cruz, Seville’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Alcazar Palace (Reales Alcázares) and hear tales from your guide of its time as a Moorish fort.
Stop for a look inside another of Seville’s UNESCO-listed sites -- Seville Cathedral (Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See) -- and admire its opulent Gothic architecture that was intended to demonstrate the city’s wealth in the 1200s. After walking around inside with your guide, walk up its 343-foot (100-meter) bell tower -- known as Giralda Tower – to take in panoramic views from the top. Learn how the bell tower was built to emulate a Moroccan minaret and is now the symbol of Seville.
After leaving the cathedral, enjoy a couple of hours at leisure to enjoy lunch (own expense), shop or sightsee independently. Your guide will happily point you in the direction of the best tapas bars and interesting city sights.
In the afternoon, to the banks of Guadalquivir River for a relaxing sightseeing cruise. Hop on board your boat and glide along this gorgeous stretch of river, listening to audio commentary that describes Seville’s defining landmarks. Cruise under Alamillo Bridge and see incredible monuments like the Tower of Gold, Palace of San Telmo and Bullring of the Royal Maestranza. After your cruise, return to your hotel for your pickup back to Granada. Alternatively you can finish your tour in Seville.
This was the highlight of our stay. We were the only 'takers' of this tour and the firm made certain that all was done for us. We were collected from our Hotel and put on the train from Granada to Seville, and met the other end to be taken to our Hotel there where there was a message that we would be collected for an evening tour and a visit to the Flamenco show. We were duly picked up by Carlos who This was quite fascinating and enjoyable (especially with a glass of Manzanilla in hand!) which lasted about an hour. The following morning we were met at 10 by Paloma at our Hotel. She was fantastic and gave us far more time that we probably deserved (just my wife and me!) and was an Art Historian. (She proudly told us that she has been chosen to be the guide for the Duchess of Cornwall during 'the Wale's' recent visit.) In the afternoon we took the river cruise which was the only forgettable part of this trip - dull! Just a warning - although the Melia Hotel was perfectly comfortable, it did not include breakfast which was extra.
Do not book this tour! They have not worked out all of the bugs both literally (in our hotel room) and figuratively. We were not dropped off at our hotel to freshen up but rather some travel tour place that clearly was not expecting us. Nothing was organized, very dissapointed couldnt enjoy Seville.