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10 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Explore the architectural and cultural treasures of Cordoba on a fascinating full-day tour from Seville. Wander the narrow alleyways of the Jewish Quarter and admire the Moorish magnificence of the architecture. Immerse yourself in the religious resplendence of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and see one of Spain’s few existing synagogues. Delve deeper into the Islamic heritage of the city with an interesting guide and enjoy a stress-free sojourn with a priority access pass.
Day trip from Seville to Cordoba
Discover the gorgeous Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Stroll through the Jewish Quarter and enjoy skip-the-line access to the Christian Kings Alcazar and Cordoba Synagogue
See the Alcazar fortress of King Don Pedro, built by the Moors in the 14th century
Take an optional walking tour of Carmona, offering amazing panoramic views, and learn about its ancient history
Round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan included
Depart from your Seville hotel and relax during the scenic 1.5-hour drive to city of Cordoba. On arrival, commence your tour of the majestic Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba; sail past the long lines in the crowded entrance hall with your skip-the-line ticket and enjoy priority access to all of the attractions on the tour.
Stroll past hundreds of striped sugar cane columns and absorb the ecclesiastical elegance of the Moorish mosque. See shimmering golden mosaics and gaze at elegant domes as your guide offers captivating commentary of Cordoba’s most alluring attraction.
Continue to the Christian Kings Alcazar, a significant structure housed amid the ambient labyrinth of the Jewish quarter, and enjoy priority access as your guide offers information on the building’s history. Stroll flower-thronged streets to the Cordoba Synagogue, one of Spain’s only existing Jewish churches, then visit the foreboding fortress of King Don Pedro.
Reach the city center after an idyllic wander through Calle de las Flores, then explore independently during some relaxed free time. Browse artisan shops for special souvenirs then refresh with specialty snacks in local cafes (own expense). Regroup with your guide at the pre-arranged time then return to your Seville accommodation. Optional Carmona Tour:Grasp the opportunity to take an additional walking tour through the charming city of Carmona. Ascend to the city’s hilltop perch to enjoy spectacular views of the surroundings, then visit several impressive monuments like the Convent of La Madre.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
Chi Man T
, Jul 2018
Information provided by the tour guide is very interesting and informative. The mosque and alcazar is very beautiful. Only the tour is too short and wish it to be longer. And the tour guide may be a little bit too rush to move. Others are perfect.
A different tour guide took us on the bus from Seville to Córdoba but we were handed off to a local tour guide when we got there. She was very knowledgeable but I guess a little bit TOO knowledgeable! She did so much talking, shared so much facts and information it became really boring! I guess if you’re a history fanatic this tour would be great but for regular tourists like us who just wanted to know simple but important facts, this tour seemed to drag on. We stood around a lot (under the hot sun) while our guide talked and talked and talked. Only interesting site I found was the Mezquita (Córdoba Mosque). I could have skipped this tour altogether.
Our tour guide was Ana, and I'm sorry, but she had to be the worst tour guide I have ever had in my years of travelling. First off, the Seville Alcazar is 10 times better than Cordoba's, and it was almost a waste of time to see it. The Cordoba Mosque/Church is absolutely amazing and a must see, but you could probably take a bus or train here and save the money.
Ana was our tour guide, and she was very informative and knew a lot about the sites, but she would just talk and talk and talk as well as talk extremely fast. She talked for 1 hour about the story of Spain standing in the heat when we could have learned that on the bus the way there. She then talked for 30 min about a Roman column that was in the dirt like it was the most beautiful thing in the world. She just would give you way more information than you would care about. She could have told us the story about the roman column in 2 sentences, instead, we stood looking a column in the dirt for 30 min and a complete waste of time. Our tour had roughly 30 people in it, and after the story of Spain for an hour, people stopped caring about anything she had to say after that. Her story's were so long it made people not care what she had to say because they didn't want to stand there and listen for 30 min at each stop when t could have been said while walking past it.
After about half way through the tour, about 1/3 of our group just left and once we heard the first story i the mosque/church, everyone else left besides a handful of people. Ana completely ruined the whole day on this tour for my group, and I wish I would have just taken a bus or train and seen these by myself.
Picked up from the hotel and driven to Cordoba where our tour guide Ana met our small English speaking group. Ana was a wonderful guide, very enthusiastic, lots of interesting stories, and passionate about sharing the history and culture of her home town. She was the highlight of my trip to Spain!
We started the tour with a little confusion where the pick up point was, but this was quickly solved and we spent the rest of the tour very happy. Seeing the sites in Cordoba is a must for anyone visiting this region, simply breathtaking and our tour guide was so informative. Great choice of restaurants for lunch as well.
First, there was some difficulty in sorting out the particulars. I will review this further in my review of a Viator trip to Granada taken two days before, but suffice it to say that a telephone conversation with the office instructed us to go to one pickup point, an email to another, and no response to a returned email. Luckily we were able to make contact and started off. The guide on the bus was cheerful and full of information, but this good introduction faded when being turned over to the local guide for the Mosque, etc. Although this guide was cheerful and tried to be quite helpful, her command of English was lacking, this only made worse by the audio equipment we were provided. By the end of the tour, almost all of us had given up on understanding her explanations and on the terrible equipment. She tried really hard, I must give her credit for that, but the organization, both Viator and the local agency, could do a lot better and I would be hesitant about booking with them again they need to do better.
Our guide spoke in very rapid fire English that was often difficult to follow. She was trying to provide as much info as possible but it was too much to absorb. Also, the synagogue closed in Dec. 2017 for an indefinite period, so the description of the tour should reflect this.
First of all, just want to say that the tour guides were very friendly and deserve a thumbs up.
-Separated Spanish and English groups
-Confusion when separating the groups, wasted time
-VERY little time in Alcazar
-Actual tour 3 hours, 2 hour free time
Just wait outside office.