Relax during the 1.5-hour journey to Cordoba after pickup from your Seville hotel in an air-conditioned coach. Get acquainted with the history and cultural mélange of the fascinating city as your guide offers an introductory narration throughout the journey. On arrival, immediately notice the charismatic mix of Muslim, Christian and Jewish architecture and disembark to explore the historical heart of the city on foot.
Weave your way down Cordoba’s quaint cobbled lanes and observe the abundance of flowering balcony boxes, antique bodegas and bespoke craft boutiques. Hear of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city’s prosperous past and arrive at the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, a medieval palace-fortress thronged with gorgeous gardens and distinct architectural features.
Continue to the Mezquita, a majestic Moorish monument considered one of Europe’s most impressive. Listen to legends surrounding the mosque-cathedral’s 600 AD origin and 13th-century Christian conversion and marvel at the architectural accomplishment of the building as you explore the richly ornamented interior.
Next, amble over to the old Jewish quarter to see locals enjoy post-siesta tapas in ambient bars. Delve into the medieval myriad of the enclave and visit the Cordoba Synagogue to enrich your knowledge of they city’s Jewish heritage.
Conclude your tour with a leisurely stroll down Calleja de las Flores, a quaint alleyway that affords excellent views of Cordoba’s most prominent monuments, and then relax during the return journey to Seville, where the tour concludes.