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  • Location: Seville, Spain
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Take a day trip from Seville to discover the cultural, historical and religious gems of Cordoba. Explore the Jewish Quarter and enjoy skip-the-line entry to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Christian Kings Alcazar and Cordoba Synagogue. Learn about the sites’ Islamic architecture and take an optional walking tour of ancient Carmona to admire breathtaking views from the hilltop.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Seville to Cordoba
  • Discover the gorgeous Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Stroll through the Jewish Quarter and enjoy skip-the-line access to the Christian Kings Alcazar and Cordoba Synagogue
  • See the Alcazar fortress of King Don Pedro, built by the Moors in the 14th century
  • Take an optional walking tour of Carmona, offering amazing panoramic views, and learn about its ancient history
  • Round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan included

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Cordoba Day Trip from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Entrance to Cordoba Mosque and Optional Tour of Carmona

Cordoba Day Trip from Seville including Skip-the-Line tickets to Cordoba Mosque and Optional Tour of Carmona

After hotel pickup, begin your journey with a scenic 1.5-hour drive to Cordoba, where you’ll discover the city’s cultural, historical and religious legacy on a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba with your guide. Learn how this is considered one of the most important monuments in Islam, and see its shimmering golden mosaics and an endless row of striped arches.

With your skip-the-line ticket, continue to the Christian Kings Alcazar in the Jewish Quarter, with its narrow streets lined with flowers and white-washed houses. Visit Cordoba Synagogue; see the Alcazar fortress of King Don Pedro, built by the Moors in the 14th century; and walk along the lovely Calle de las Flores, which still upholds Cordoba’s traditional way of life from long ago.

Then, your guide will bring you to the city center, where you’ll have free time to shop and enjoy a Spanish meal (own expense). On the way back to your hotel, stop at a nice break area to enjoy some coffee and other refreshments (own expense).

Optional Carmona Tour:
You have the option to take a walking tour of the beautiful city of Carmona, located strategically on a hill offering breathtaking panoramic views. Follow your guide through charming streets to several important monuments, like the convent of La Madre de Dios and Las Descalzas. End your tour by catching gorgeous views of the city.

Customer Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our bus was expertly driven by Israel and the on-bus tour guide Carmen gave a lively and engaging history of the Andalusian countryside on our way to Córdoba. The only complaint we had was the a/c could not keep up the external heat and the BTU's pumped out by 14 or so people inside the bus. Still, we survived and it was utterly worth it. The whole tour was very well organized and our Spanish/English speaking guide at the compound sadly, I forgot her name, but it was for a tour that began on the morning of July 21 was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, animated, and gave intelligent and thorough information every step of the way. Being in the Great Mosque was a long-term goal of mine as an art history professor, and I was thrilled with the shape and length of the tour. It made the sweltering heat insignificant. I was able to assess the space and truly appreciate the rich history of the entire area we visited, including the castillo and the sumptuous gardens.

We made a brief stop at Carmona, which I think all would have been grateful to skip given the heat, but the Andalusur professionals delivered on the package they sold us. I'm glad we stopped even if were wiped out by then.

The best thing about the tour was being able to wander the Great Mosque after the guide finished her remarks. She was awesome, and kept it lively in two languages. My bucket list is shorter now, and that is a good thing. I have already recommended this tour to friends, without hesitation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

There can never be enough time for seeing a historical monument like this. The guide did a marvellous job in taking us through different periods of history inside the mosque. Carmona can be totally avoided and that would give the visitors more time to browse through the town.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A must have visit when you travel to Andalusia. Excellent mezquita, walk around Jewish quater, visit the christian palace. The Architecture in Cordoba mezquita is really beautiful and breath taking. Our tour leader is excellent too, Alicia and the driver Manuel?. Visit to Carmona is recommended, a small, unique roman city. The tour agent is professional, value for money. Excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great Tour guide, great place.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

It is the guide who makes any Trip exciting. Guide was fantastic and very good explanation and description of various places of tour.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fabulous! The entire city was wonderful and the guide was quite knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Good trip with great guides well worth the day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our guide was great and the tour was very good!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

despite some hiccups at the outset getting to the guide office with our driver who did not speak a word of English, the tour itself was great. The only issue we had was that the tour was approximately 30 people all Spanish speaking with myself, husband and two others requiring an English guide. The guide who was very knowledgable, spoke in both languages, however as we were the minority, more than a few times we had to remind her to translate in English and often felt the translation was given in minutes less than in Spanish. However, overall she was friendly, informative and it did not damper the most wonderful experience in Cordoba. Recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The trip is definitely recommended. You get a chance to visit another beautiful place in less than a day!
Cordoba is a pretty pretty place! Beautiful narrow streets, windows decorated with flowers..picture perfect! Be it Seville or Cordoba, Andalusia is beautiful! Our guide was great too!

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