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  • Location:Seville, Spain
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Seville In One Day: Santa Cruz Quarter, Royal Alcazar Palace, Seville Cathedral, Royal Maestranza Bullring and River Cruise

Discover Seville, southern Spain’s most flamboyant city, on a full-day sightseeing tour! With an expert guide on hand, head off by luxury minibus to see top Seville sights such as Plaza de España, and UNESCO World Heritage-listed attractions like Seville Cathedral and Royal Alcazar Palace. Pass through the charming Santa Cruz and Triana neighborhoods, float down Guadalquivir River on a sightseeing cruise, and visit Royal Maestranza Bullring and its museum.


  • Full-day Seville sightseeing tour by luxury minibus
  • See top Seville attractions like Plaza de España in Maria Luisa Park
  • Pass UNESCO World Heritage-listed attractions including Seville Cathedral and Royal Alcazar Palace
  • Visit the Bullring of the Royal Maestranza in Seville and explore its museum
  • Tour the bohemian Triana neighborhood and float down Guadalquivir River on a sightseeing cruise
  • Hotel pickup included

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What You Can Expect

Seville In One Day: Santa Cruz Quarter, Royal Alcazar Palace, Seville Cathedral, Royal Maestranza Bullring and River Cruise

Seville In One Day: La Giralda

After a pickup from your central Seville hotel, set out on your full-day sightseeing tour around spectacular Seville – the capital of Spain’s Andalucía region. As you travel by luxury minibus, sit back and relax, listening to your expert guide explain the history of this charismatic city.

Pass Plaza de España – the lavish square in Maria Luisa Park – and learn of its creation for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition World’s Fair. Set in the middle of elaborate Moorish-style gardens, the square was built in a classic Renaissance Revival style, and is now home to several important Government buildings.

As you travel, your guide will point out other top Seville attractions like the Palace of San Telmo and Torre del Oro – an eye-catching building that once held precious metals from America. Continue through Seville’s Santa Cruz quarter and you’ll soon understand why so many describe it as the city’s prettiest neighborhood. Watch out for two UNESCO World Heritage-listed attractions here – Royal Alcazar Palace (or Real Alcazar Palace as it's known in Spain) and Seville Cathedral.

After a break for lunch at your own expense, meet your guide back on board your minibus and then visit the Bullring of the Royal Maestranza. Also known as Plaza del Toros, La Maestranza is widely thought of as the mecca of bullfighting – steeped in history and tradition. After exploring the actual bullring, head inside the bullfighting museum to explore at leisure.

Your afternoon continues with a panoramic tour around Seville’s Triana district – easily the city’s most bohemian and vibrant neighborhood. Pass the Isabel II Bridge and enjoy views across the glistening Guadalquivir River. Before your tour ends back at your hotel, enjoy a 30-minute sightseeing cruise down the river – allowing you to see all the city sights by water as well.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tour was wonderful, but the guide could have talked a little slower and shown a little more enthusiasm,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great tour. Very comprehensive. Our guide, Jose Antonio was one of the best.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Sevilla is a very beautiful city. This tour certainly did justice to it, The morning session was a wow, a memorable time We also did the afternoon, this included the boat trip which was uninteresting. The bullring afterwards did rescue it.
Do the morning, but the afternoon would be improved if the boat sank in advance of you boarding it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Our guide was so passionate and knowledgeable about this city, which really made this tour quite enjoyable. While it's very easy to show yourself around town, his narration really made it worth going on the tour.There were two less-than-stellar points; 1) waiting to enter Alcazar and then the amount of time inside the palace - too long. Since these palaces are not furnished like many castles are, the tours can really be much shorter, and become tiring. If I had it to do again, I would end the tour before entering Alcazar, find out when the lines are the shortest and go on my own. 2) The river cruise after lunch has nothing to see but bridges built in 1931 and is very short with rather unsightly scenery. By the time we got to the Bull Ring, we decided to go home and skip it altogether. I do highly recommend the morning portion, though.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

The Guide Was excellent. Very engaging. The boat ride was not good. I don't think it added anything to the tour- it was for me, a "waste" of one hour.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

The tour itself and the Guide were good. What we were unhappy with was that we rode around in the van for 1 1/2 hours picking up people at all different hotels.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

Seville was indeed beautiful. The sights well selected, the arrangements well-spaced and nicely executed. I was taking the tour with my two teen-aged children and the day managed to hold their interest (which is no small feat with my son!). The only reason I have not rated it five stars was the tour guide who had such a thick Spanish accent as to make her comments very difficult to follow, was in a rush to get through her explanation as fast as possible, and did most of it in Spanish anyway. The only commentary my children enjoyed was the recorded one on the cruise! Otherwise, things went beautifully and I'm glad we decided on the longer 9-hour tour. Nothing less would have done justice to Seville.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

very nice city

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

A nice tour to visit all the places except the afternoon cruise. There wasn't much to see, kind of wasting time. The visit to the bull ring and its museum in the afternoon was magnificent.
We have a problem the tourist guide/operator. This tour was scheduled to commence at 9:15am. A note was left at my hotel the day before advising the meeting time was 9:50am at the front of a close by coffee shop without explanation. We have waited for 15 minutes but still have no sign of the tourist guide. We have to call long distance to the local travel agent and take them 10 minutes to reply us that the coach is on the way. By 10:20am we saw a coach drove by and stop at the local bus stop area about 100 yards from the coffee shop. We did not see anyone coming down from the coach, so we were not sure whether this was it. The tourist guide has not intention to look for us. My wife went to check it out and then the tourist guide came down. The extra 30 minutes wait from 9:50 am made us felt that we might have missed the tour. This was absolutely unacceptable.
From our group there were about 10 of us require English. All of us felt that the tourist guide was talking too fast and have difficult to capture all the things that she said. The tourist guide was a small built lady and she has no flag, umbrella or any kind of sign for us to follow. She walked in the front but 95% of the time she would not look back to check on us. In our opinion, this was the worst tourist guide we have experienced.
We have planned our evening activities based on 9:15 am pick-up time. The delay has slightly affected our planning. I hope Viator should clearly indicate first pick is at 9:15 am and it may take up to an hour to the hotel that one is staying.

Robin Rodger
New Zealand

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

Very good river trip disappointing. Tour guide absolutely fantastic.

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