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  • Seville: Flamenco Show and Andalusian Gastronomy Experience

    1. Seville: Flamenco Show and Andalusian Gastronomy Experience

    Visit exclusive area in the heart of the city in which you can find the flamenco show "A Small Committee". This is your opportunity to immerse yourself in flamenco, looking back at its past and recreating the atmosphere of the old Café Cantantes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. On the evening, you can choose to accompany the show with: Option 1: Flamenco and drink, including a glass of wine. Option 2: Flamenco and tapas dinner, consisting of various tapas and dessert. Option 3: Flamenco and cathedral dinner, consisting of starters, 2 courses, and dessert.

    It was good, very traditional type dance. Singer was great also, we all enjoyed ourselves and would do this again.

  • Seville Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    2. Seville Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Enter the cathedral and head over to see the tomb of Christopher Columbus in front of the Puerta del Principe. The monument contains the remains of the explorer, although debate continues as to whether or not the bones are actually his. Learn about the history of the cathedral, which goes back to the 15th century. In 1248, the Castilian King Fernando III captured Seville from its Almohad rulers and transformed their great 12th-century mosque into a church. 153 years later, the city's authorities decided to replace the mosque, which had been damaged by an earthquake in 1356. This resulted in the staggering cathedral you see today, officially known as the Cathedral de Santa María de la Sede. It's one of the world's largest churches with notable works by Zurbaran, Murillo, Goya and others.

    Excellent. Sorry it was not possible to book tickets for the Palace Rooms at the same time...

  • Royal Alcázar of Seville: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    3. Royal Alcázar of Seville: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Originally developed as a fort for the Cordoban governors of Seville in 913, the Royal Alcázar of Seville is an amazing fusion of Christian and Moorish architecture. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, and it has been renovated numerous times over the 11 centuries since its creation. Learn about how the Christian king Fernando III moved into the Alcázar when he captured Seville in 1248 and how several monarchs used the palace as their main residence. Also, discover the Alcázar's role as a filming location for the Game of Thrones TV series.

    Definitely worth a visit, overwhelmimg beauty of a palace that has been built over various centuries mixing influences from time of the sultanate to renaissance

  • Seville: Cathedral, Giralda & Alcazar Entry With Guided Tour

    4. Seville: Cathedral, Giralda & Alcazar Entry With Guided Tour

    Explore the rich history of Seville by visiting two of its most important sites: the Cathedral of Seville and Alcazar. First see the beautiful Cathedral of Seville and its unique architecture. Learn all about the rich and cross cultural history of this holy site from your guide. Climb the Giralda, the Cathedral's bell tower. Then visit the Alcazar, and gain an understanding of the diversity of cultures and legacies that exist in Seville. Here your guide will take you on a pleasant walk through the orange trees and myrtles, and help understand the depth of Seville's history and culture.

    Very good tour The guide is very friendly, knowledgaable and made the tour really light, flowing, easy to follow

  • Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

    5. Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

    Meet your guide in Plaza del Triunfo and head to the first stop, the Alcázar of Seville. After using the priority entrance to enter the palace, begin your guided tour. Hear about how Moorish and Christian styles were mixed together to create a palace that was emblematic of Mudéjar architecture. Discover the Patio de las Doncellas and grand Ambassadors’ Salón, both featured in Game of Thrones. Admire the intricate carved detailing and colorful Islamic-style tiling. Then stroll around the gardens filled with orange trees and peaceful water features.  Next, head to the Cathedral of Seville. On your guided tour, learn about the Cathedral’s important role in the city’s history, and the Islamic, late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque influences in the architecture.  Marvel at the magnificent 18th-century baroque altarpiece, and the elaborate organ. You can also visit the mausoleum where the r...

    Laura was an excellent guide. We appreciated her use of technology in being able to show us renderings of historic figures, architecture and changes made to the buildings throughout history.

  • From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

    6. From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

    This journey begins with a drive through the Sevillian countryside. Stop at the Castle of Las Aguzaderas, a medieval structure located at the old border between the Catholic and Moorish kingdoms. Continue through the mountains, stopping at the picturesque white village of Zahara de la Sierra. After the visit of Zahara de la Sierra, stop at an olive oil factory. En route to Grazalema you'll drive through the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Enjoy a range of amazing landscapes and views over the provinces of Cádiz, Málaga, and Seville, from Puerto de las Palomas, 1,357 meters above sea level. See vultures in their natural habitat in the mountains that are known to have the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain. Once you get to Grazalema you’ll have time to enjoy a nice meal, surrounded by the picturesque white houses adorned with colorful flowers. After lunch you’ll head to Ronda....

    Very interesting tour, beautiful places visited, The guide Guido was truly fantastic. He made everybody comfortable and happy. Great knowledge and sense of humor. Great driver too.

  • Seville: Triana Tablao Flamenco Show with Drink

    7. Seville: Triana Tablao Flamenco Show with Drink

    Discover how modernity and tradition come together at the heart of the old cellar of Triana. Marvel at the Mudejar architecture and exquisite decoration in the flamenco showroom.  Learn the history and the journey of flamenco through its most important clubs including Soleá, Tangos, Guajiras, Bamberas, Alegrías, and Bulería. Cantaor, guitar, bailaor, and bailaora artists make your show an authentic collection of the most traditional and symbolic variations of this legacy. 

    The flamenco evening was very enjoyable. One or two things could be improved though. The wine was really poor and the seats very uncomfortable.

  • Seville: Casa de la Memoria Flamenco Show

    8. Seville: Casa de la Memoria Flamenco Show

    Take a walk through the history and culture of Seville with a 1-hour flamenco show at the Casa de la Memoria. Dating back to the late 18th century, flamenco is of immense cultural importance to Spain, illustrating the mixing of the diverse ethic groups that have called the nation home for centuries.  In an intimate theater that dates back to the 15th century, dive into the colorful world of flamenco as dancers move to propulsive guitar rhythms. Marvel at elaborately-crafted costumes and the performers’ undeniable talent. Feel the emotional resonance of the flamenco tradition, gaining a powerful appreciation for an art form that defines a region.

    The performers were amazing and the theatre was intimate and lovely. It was a great experience.

  • Seville: Guadalquivir Yacht Tour w/ Drink & Food Options

    9. Seville: Guadalquivir Yacht Tour w/ Drink & Food Options

    Embark on a picturesque, small-group boat tour with a live guide down the Guadalquivir River. Sip on a welcome drink as you admire the views on this relaxing river journey. Choose from an optional tapa or a gourmet food menu to enhance your yachting experience.

     

    Meet at the Nueva York dock, just a few meters from the city center of Seville. After being welcomed by the friendly crew, board the fully-equipped premium yacht to start your journey along the Guadalquivir River. Take in the views of local sites, such as Torre del Oro, the Real Maestranza bullring, and the Puente de Triana. As you travel downriver, the live guide will tell you about the history of Seville and the different sites you can see. Enjoy the comfort of air conditioning in summer or heating in winter, as well as a lower deck and spacious sun terrace. There will be music playing, and a bar service if yo...

    You have a lovely bright clean yacht and a friendly crew. We know this is not meant to be a detailed guided tour. The staff answered our questions and were very kind. We greatly enjoyed our evening on the yacht. Thank you so much!

  • Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

    10. Seville: Alcázar, Cathedral and Giralda Tour with Tickets

    Meet your guide, then set off on your sightseeing adventure. The first stop of the day is the Royal Alcázar of Seville. Enjoy skip-the-line entry, then spend 1 hour and 15 minutes exploring this historic landmark. Inside, see the impressive Mudejar Palace, Gothic Palace, and Stucco Courtyard, then wander around the sprawling gardens. As you explore, learn about the history of the landmark, and the prominent figures who once lived here. Next, head to Seville Cathedral and admire the architecture of this UNESCO listed landmark. Enjoy a walk around the famous Patio de los Naranjos, then see the tomb of the famous traveler, Christopher Columbus. End the tour at the Giralda, the city’s famous bell tower.

    Very nice tour of Alcazar and Cathedral. The guide was brilliant and provided many details and legends that made the tour fascinating

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Laura was an excellent guide. We appreciated her use of technology in being able to show us renderings of historic figures, architecture and changes made to the buildings throughout history.

Our first time paddle boarding and Paulo and Jamie really looked after us. Beautiful sunset, funny informative guides. So much fun, a Sevilla highlight!

A great experience, highly recommend it to anyone! A lovely way to see the city at night and the guides were very kind, helpful, and fun.

The guide Gustav was fantastic. He explained everything so much j detail and was very entertaining. Loved it. Will highly recommmed.

Beautiful and very interesting our guide mastered his subject well