- Day trip to Seville in Spain from the Algarve, led by a friendly local guide
- Explore Seville on a walking tour and see top city attractions such as Seville Cathedral and Real Alcazar Palace
- Walk around Maria Luisa Park and visit Plaza de España to see its large courtyard fountain
- Visit Seville’s Santa Cruz neighborhood and learn about its Jewish history
- Enjoy ample free time to sightsee independently and shop
- Make use of a hotel pickup and drop-off service that covers the Algarve region
What You Can Expect
First, stroll to beautiful Maria Luisa Park, a public park humming with local picnickers and shaded by a canopy of palm, elm, and mediterranean pine trees. Walk along the park’s expansive Moorish-style gardens as you approach the stunning Plaza de España. Learn how this Renaissance Revival style building was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition World’s Fair.
Enter the regal Plaza de España noticing the half circle moat, grandeur walking bridges, and gorgeous twin towers. Head towards the center and see the Vicente Traver fountain. Watch as water soars into the air creating a cooling mist.
Move onward to explore the neighborhood of Santa Cruz. Learn about this former Jewish quarter as you wind your way through narrow cobblestone alleys with Tapas Bars at every turn. After wandering past charming whitewashed houses arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage site Seville Cathedral. Stop for a perfect photo opportunity at the world’s largest Gothic cathedral.
Next, head to Real Alcazar Palace (Alcazar of Seville), the oldest royal palace still in use today. Admire its architecture developed by real Moorish kings and learn how the upper levels are still occupied by the royal family. After visiting the palace your tour ends with your guide, but continue for the next 3 hours on your own.
If you’re hungry, head to a tapas bar for a wide variety of tasty bites or grab a smooth gelato to cool down (own expense). Perhaps, step into a souvenir shop or just wander corridors taking in the ambiance. After three hours, rendezvous with your guide at a prearranged location and time and return to your Algarve hotel where your day trip ends.
Though this is a very long trip from the Western part of Algarve, it is definitely worth the effort. We were picked up from the hotel at 05:55 and returned around 7 pm. We had practically 5 hours of free time to visit the central part of gorgeous Seville, and have a quick snack break along the way it is not worth wasting time in a restaurant when there are so many beautiful monuments to discover in perfect weather!. The guide was pleasant and efficient in managing a big group : she distributed a street map of central Seville so that we could find our way around the town.
This was an excellent introduction to this part of the country i had never seen. Seville is beautiful and the highlight was the spanish plaza. Absolutely stunning!! Thank you so much!!
Came from Lagos.. So a long drive! But certainly worth it. Savilla is stunning! The city is fantastic!!
There was only 3 hours to spend on your own in the city, after a walking tour with our guide and boat tour we had about an hour to ourselves for lunch and there was so much more to see and do.
Seville looks like a very interesting city . Will be back there ,
Tour guide was okay. Little bit of a guided tour. Not much free time. Too much time wasted stopping for coffee breaks. Feel like we needed more time in Seville. By the time you grab a bit to eat you basically have an hour and a bit to walk around.
Seville is a beautiful city well worth a visit. The day trip only gives you a taste of what the city has to offer. Our tour started badly as the bus did not turn up at the hotel pickup but parked a ten minute walk away and refused to come round to the hotel. When I got to the bus I challenged the tour guide about the pickup point which we had been emailed and faxed as the hotel. He showed complete disinterest. We found the tour guide to be rude and arrogant. It took us three hours on the bus going and four hours on the way back for about four hours in Seville. I enjoyed Seville but it was a long trip spoiled by a poor tour guide. I cannot recommend this tour.
My friend and I were staying in Lagos and had no idea it would take 5 hours EACH way to get to Seville. We were on a bus for over 10 hours and only in Seville for 4. Seville itself is lovely but I wouldn't recommend it as a day trip from Portugal. Go and spend the night instead - we wish we did!