See the best and some lesser-known sights of Seville on this 3-hour afternoon tour, including a cruise along the Guadalquivir River. After a panoramic sightseeing tour by coach, take a river boat trip to admire Seville’s skyline and waterfront monuments. Then, head into the colorful neighborhoods in and around Triana and La Macarena to visit some landmarks missed by regular tours, such as the innovative structures of the Expo 92 site, the Basilica of Macarena and the Carthusian Monastery where Christopher Columbus prepared for his voyages of discovery in 1493.
Three-hour afternoon sightseeing tour of Seville
Panoramic bus tour of Seville
Scenic boat trip along the Guadalquivir River
1992 Universal Exhibition buildings
Carthusian monastery where Christopher Columbus stayed before sailing to the New World
Begin your 3-hour afternoon tour with a pickup from your central Seville hotel or another location in the city. Meet your informative guide and hop inside your air-conditioned coach for a panoramic city sightseeing tour.
Admire some of Seville's landmarks from the comfort of your coach, and then enjoy a scenic boat trip along the Guadalquivir River.Take snaps of the riverside monuments as you sail, and afterward, pay a visit to the striking modern pavilions and bridges built for the Seville Expo of 1992.
Hear how the Expo took its theme from the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage in 1492, and snap photos of the innovative buildings as your guide sheds light on their history and how they were used.
Then, visit the nearby Monastery of the Cartuja (Santa Maria de las Cuevas Monastery), the partially restored, 16th-century Carthusian monastery where Columbus stayed while he planned his second voyage of discovery in 1493. The monastery is closed on Sundays and Mondays, so on these days, your tour will include a visit to the Charity Church (Iglesia de la Caridad) instead.
Finish with a visit to the Basilica of Macarena (Basilica de la Macarena), to see Seville’s most revered image, the statue of the Virgin Mary known to locals as La Macarena.
Gaze up at the richly gilded statue and hear how the icon is carried through the streets on Good Friday every year as part of the celebrations for Holy Week (Semana Santa).
Afterward, return back to the start point where your tour ends.
I loved this! We saw so many things! Our guide Antonio was super cool and funny! I suggest you do it because you will go down the Guadalquivil, go see the plaza de toros and also go to the Basilica de la Macarena.
Our boat ride was very nice, but the bullring was closed for a special event and there was a mass at the Macarena church, so we could not take pictures or get close to the virgin. The other downside was that our group had people who spoke 4 different languages, so the guide had to explain things 4 times for everything. It would be better if the group would be all the same language...more pleasant for all.
This tour was great. While the description might be a little vague on activities our group certainly saw and experienced sites we would never have found on our own. The trip started with a prompt pick up of our group with a drop off for the river cruise. We we were taken up and down the Guadalquivir River, visited the Basílica de la Macarena, and the Torre del Oro. If there was a slight negative, it would be our tour guide spoke rapid fire Spanish and English so our group mixed English and Spanish speakers occasionally had some challenges keeping up, but the tour was great overall and having it in the early evening only enhanced the experience.
I did not find this tour so interesting partly because the guide spoken very quickly and in a rather bored, routine fashion. She was efficient but seemed to lack enthusiasm unlike the 3 other guides on subsequent tours in Spain. I missed a lot of her commentary. I did not find the river cruiide very interesting, however the Macarena church is very beautiful.
This was a nice way to experience my first day in Seville. The guide was very friendly and funny. We started with a boatride, and afterwards visited the bullfighting rink of Seville, which was not expected and a very interesting experience. How many people can say they have actually been inside a bullfighting rink?
The guide was friendly but he did not take us to the Carthusian monastery , as announced in the program on your site. I chose specially to make the tour on Saturday and not on Sunday to visit the monastery. When I asked him, he said it was closed . The tour finished at 6.15 pm instead of 7.p.m as announced as well in your program. I had a very good experienc with your organisation in Barcelona for a Dali tour. But this tour was just average and I wont recommend it to other people.