Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Cordoba Day Trip from Seville. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Good trip . Long journey to Cordoba but not much can be done about that.
We enjoyed visiting Cordoba and Pacqui was an excellent guide. On the bus ride to and from Sevilla, there was no commentary which surprised me. I had hoped to hear some about what were could expect to see on the tour and also to hear about the areas we were driving past. For instance, there were miles of olive trees and solar panels and so much could have been explained about them. I missed having someone on the bus who could tell us about what were were passing as we drove to Cordoba.
Once in Cordoba, Pacqui was an excellent guide and we enjoyed her tour. I think it would be helpful to let those going on the tours know whether tipping is expected. We gave Pacqui a tip for the wonderful tour she gave us but we noticed most of those on the tour did not. There should be some kind of information about tipping and appropriate amounts to give our guides on the tours.
Local guide was very good. Had us on tour for over 3 hrs. Thought the visit to the Jewish quarter, while interesting, was made up of long waiting in line for many tour groups and could have been skipped in the crowded back streets. Let people do by themselves if they wanted. Mosque/cathedral was tops. Good timing of the trip.
This tour was a good one, namely when compared to typical European tours that are often lacking truly knowledgeable and interested guides. Our guide was very knowledgeable, kept us informed on where we were, what we were looking at, and knew so much historical facts that the tour was interesting throughout. Though it was a good tour, it is overpriced. For the price, I would expect the tour guide to be on the way to the city and back, providing information along both routes. We were simply picked up and driven to meet the guide in Cordoba, then once complete, say goodbye and drive back. The tour company is charging a hefty rate for bus transportation, and truly a half day tour in Cordoba. I think if I knew I could join the same tour and same guide, I would much prefer to pay a lower price, drive there with my rental, and do the tour, then have all the time I want to spend in town once the tour is over.
Love the local guide - her explanation is captivating and interesting.
The tour was great - in particular the tour leader in Cordoba was among the best I have ever had
This day trip was after we visited granada the day before. it was not a long trip from Seville and our bus was on time. Small group of people and it was good. But in Cordoba we were waiting for more people from different tours and all together it took some time. The guide was good and we learned a lot of new.
The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke many languages, which actually turned against us when, during the tour, an additional group (french-speaking) was attached to our english-speaking group. After she finished the english presentation, we had to wait for her to do it all over again in french. No big deal but maybe a little better organizing would help.
Cordoba is so beautiful and a must see in Spain. We had a very good guide and also very funny.
Fantastic tour! Wish we had more time to wander around and do our own thing and do some shopping. Understandably there is just so much to see, and we still had to drive back to Seville, so the time was actually quite reasonable. I just loved it so much, that I wish I could have stayed longer. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The mosque-cathedral was absolutely spectacular.
Beautiful trip despite the rainy weather. I would like to have more time exploring the city though.
Excellent guide, and a very interesting day. We would have liked a little more time to explore on our own at the end of the afternoon.
Very well organised and directed tour. The guide was exceptional, informative and covered the major themes within limited time.
It was good but a little too hectic and the heat did not help!
The tour went just fine. Our guide was professional and knowledgeable. My beef lies in the fact that my email was blocked because gmail suspected suspicious activities because I was hopping from place to place. My confirmation slip, which I printed, did not have any information on meeting place or time so I contacted viator from my friend's email giving instructions to answer my question regarding the above on her email address or to call the hotel. I sent this request three times with no success. When we got to our hotel, they did not have any message from Viator. My friend really wanted to go to Cordoba and asked the hotel clerk to book us a tour. She asked that we wait a little longer as you might call. Nevertheless we asked her to ask about reservations with that Travel agency. It was exactly the same price as I had already paid for the viator tour. So, on a hunch I asked her to ask that agency to see if they had my name and luckily they had. So we got to know the time and place. This lack of response was not good.
Excellent guide Paqui in Cordoba, giving many intesresting explanations, very clear, both in english, spanish and even french. Very intense tour between the alcazar, the juderia ad the cathedral. The length of the walking tour (4 hours) without any stop or pause is a little bit surprising. Another strange thing was for the fact to discover in the morning, 2 minutes after going on the bus, that there was no guide on the bus. So we have the one hour and a half drive from Seville to Cordoba done without any comments or music or movie on the TV. It was the first time I had such a tour without any thing proposed during the drive.
The overall trip was great, but we wished that we could have more free time to explore the Jewish Quarter. We felt quite rushed to get back to the tour bus.
An overall positive experience in regarding the guide, the mean of transportation etc. MUST SEE
This was a wonderful day trip to Cordoba. Easy pickup and transportation. Local guide was wonderful and extremely informative. Enjoyable day!
Very nice trip and a good organisation, a very good guide in Cordoba, I don't remeber the name.I think we spent too much time in different parts of Cordoba so we made a very fast visit for Mezquita. It is not possible for a guide (a waste of time) to explain the things in three languages English, Spanish and French. People that don't understand two words of English may stay home. Anyway we book another one day trip with Viator(the best) for one day trip from Brussels to Ghand and Brugesand i-m lookin for another one from Paris to Mont Saint Michel.
The trip was excellent. I toured the Alhambra the day before and would recommend Cordoba over the Alhambra if you have to make a choice. Our guide was outstanding. She managed the time of all the tour group flawlessly - first doing the tour in English, then dismissing us to go walk about while she gathered the Spanish crew and repeated the material. No time wasted and always with enthusiasm. Unlike many guides she was happy to take questions and knew more than the talking points. The Mosque/Cathedral is amazing. I knew nothing about the history of the city before going and was completely amazed. The cathedral is unique and every bit as impressive as St. Peter's or Notre Dame. Take the tour.