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.