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When we received our e-mail confirmations of our tour we were given two locations to meet the guide. Of course we went to the wrong one and almost missed the driver. Thankfully we had saved the e-mails and brought them with us. However, once we found the driver and began the tour it was excellent. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and very knowledgable about the city of Seville. It was a long day but we were glad that we had arranged it. There were only six people on the tour which made it very manageable and a relief from being on previous tours with 30-40 people. We would do it again.
This tour was brilliant! The minibus was waiting for us just a couple of minutes walk away from the port gates, (there were about a dozen other people making their way to Seville for their own tours also), and the guys took us on a brief tour of Cadiz, with plenty of information. Then the comfortable drive of an hour and a half or so to Seville, where our guide, Ariadne, was waiting for us when the minibus arrived. She was absolutely great, extremely knowledgeable and very personable. All in all, superb value - we have no hesitation in recommending this tour to anyone visiting Seville.
Other than our guide not being there on time, and we were very worried, it turned out to be great. We didn't like the fact that our guide was in Seville, so 1 person met us at the port, then sent us off with a driver, with limited english. Once we met our guide, all concerns were cast away. Dario, I think his name, was fabulous. It was just 3 of us, so it was basically a private tour. We had a great day with him. The driver unfortunately had car problems, and his air conditioning did not work well, so it was a pretty hot drive from Cadiz to Seville and back. I felt very sorry for him, but glad we made it back with no stoppage. Waiting for return trip.....
This was a fabulous tour--far better than those offered by the cruise ship and less expensive too. Anya was a first-rate guide. She was knowledgeable and fluent and had great skill in storytelling. We appreciated the flexibility of being in a small group (only 6 of us) and so we had control over the pace of our tour and the sights that we saw. For lunch, she directed us to an outdoor tapas cafe where she helped with the menu selections so that we could enjoy a terrific lunch at low cost. I would highly recommend this tour. We were very pleased with Sights and Bikes, the tour provider.
Excelente tour, lo único malo fue el punto de encuentro, el chofer le dijeron un lugar y a nosotros otro tuve que hablar por teléfono para encontrarnos, la guía excelente, para el poco tiempo que estuvimos en Sevilla (por el crucero) conocimos bastante.
Wonderful experience. We saw just the right amount of things. Our guide was terrific.
It ended up being a private tour as we were the only two taking the tour that day. The guide, Dario, was friendly and knowledgeable, particularly about the history. His English was great and easily understandable. However, he needs to make sure that he doesn't rush his group from location to location and build in a bio-break at least once during the tour as the ride from Cadiz to Seville is long as is the walking tour.
The tour guide was very very knowledgeable, friendly, and informative. We enjoyed the tour very much and found the minibus very comfortable. We would gladly recommend the tour to anyone. There was one thing that made the trip frustrating and was unnecessary. We were told to meet in the park and there was no one there to meet us originally. After walking the park aimlessly (three couples) for about 30-45 minutes, we received a telephone call from "Oliver" who met us about 10 minutes later on a bicycle and walked us over to the minibus. A minor issue is our guide was confronted in the Cathedral by another guide and told she was going to be reported for giving tours of the Cathedral without being a licensed guide. We would not have known she was not licensed if this had not happened.
The city of Seville is very beautiful and we were glad we went there, but this tour did not turn out as it was supposed to. First of all, the second couple never showed up, so we left 30 minutes late. Not too big a problem, it seemed as if we had lots of time to get there and see the city and get back to our ship before heading out. Our driver, Maurizio, was a very special fellow and we enjoyed his company to and from Seville. However, when we got to Seville, we found out that we would be accompanyed by a young man who was doing a favor for the person who was supposed to do the tour and this young man was not even a real tour guide so he informed us he could not really tell us about things inside of the buildings. He was a very nice person and we enjoyed sharing and talking with him, but his appearance was a little disheveled and he had body odor and bad breath. He had been in Spain for five years, so did know quite a bit about Seville, but the tour left us feeling like we had been cheated from really learning and seeing more of Seville. Like I said, he was a very nice person, but my husband and I feel this situation was very unprofessional especially considering the cost of the tour. Please be more careful in the future in making sure the people who represent you don't do this kind of thing again. If given the chance in Cadiz to know what was going to occur, we would have cancelled this tour and just stayed in Cadiz which was a beautiful city. I have tried to be honest and not too critical as we understand these things can happen, but we wanted you to be aware. Thank you, Laura V.