Sevilla Tour: For centuries, Spanish conquistadors set off on their voyages of discovery from Seville, Europe’s foremost gateway to the New World. Now you can discover the old world charm of the capital of Andalusia, an elegant and cosmopolitan city that will keep you enthralled and your photo album full.
Seville has a special colour, a popular Spanish song claims, and you will see just why from the ornate tiles of the Plaza de España, which will be familiar to Star Wars fans, to the golden hue of the Giralda, the belfry of Seville Cathedral that began life as a mosque’s minaret.
Your specialist local guide will help you uncover the history surrounding the cathedral, the third largest in Europe, with its magnificent altar and the tomb where Christopher Columbus is said to be buried. Adjacent to the Cathedral is a picturesque patio dating from Moorish times that houses orange groves.
During the tour through the narrow, winding streets of Santa Cruz, the old Jewish Quarter, discover hidden squares and courtyards cooled by fountains and orange trees. And if you’re lucky, you may even chance upon a lone flamenco guitarist, strumming a hauntingly beautiful tune.
Admire the refined renaissance architecture of the General Archive of the Indies, which is one of three Unesco World Heritage Sites in the Seville; the others being the cathedral and the Moorish Alcazar, Europe’s oldest royal palace. With so much to see and do, this beautiful city is an absolute must for any visitor to Andalusia.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Pick up in the hotel lobby or a nearby meeting point.
Duration: Approx. 10 hours.
Start or opening time: 8am.
End or closing time: 7-9pm.
Languages: English, german, french, italian and spanish.