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Cordoba Sightseeing Tour from Seville

US$ 118.88 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Learn the rich history of delightful Cordoba on this away-day
  • See the Mezquite – a unique combination of a mosque and a cathedral
  • Marvel at the lacy stucco of the magnificent Synagogue
  • Expert guide to accompany you
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off

Overview

Discover the treasures of Cordoba on this delightful day tour. Once the leading city of a Roman province, Cordoba was later the capital of Moorish Spain. In its heyday in the 10th century it was one of the most advanced cities in the world and an important center of culture and learning.

Cordoba’s rich history has bequeathed a legacy of magnificent sacred buildings. One of the most famous is the Mezquita – a combination of cathedral and mosque. Another is the splendid Synagogue decorated with delicately carved stucco and Hebrew texts and set among the winding medieval lanes of the old Jewish quarter.

Cordoba is a very special place and you will have time on the tour to enjoy its special ambiance. Wander the narrow streets, relax in the beautiful little squares, have a drink in a traditional bar and lunch in one of its fine restaurants.

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Itinerary

At the start of your Cordoba Sightseeing Tour from Seville you will be picked up from your hotel in a minibus. (On some occasions train travel may be substituted for the minibus – see Additional Information).

The drive from Seville to Cordoba will take approximately 1 ½ hours. Upon arrival in Cordoba, you will set off on a walking tour with your guide.

Visit the Church-Cathedral of Cordoba. Also popularly known as the Mosque of Cordoba or the ‘Mezquita’, it was built during the 9th and 10th centuries. When the Christians re-conquered Cordoba in 1236, they built a cathedral right in the middle of the mosque. A jewel of Hispano-Islamic art, the Mezquita, with its 850 columns, double arches and Byzantine mosaics, is a legacy of the Ummayid Caliphate in Spain.

Continue walking a little to the north-west of the Mosque-Cathedral along the city walls and enter the Jewish Quarter or ‘Judería’. The Jewish Quarter is the best-known part of Cordoba's historic centre, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 and is one of the largest in Europe. Its medieval streets have a distinctly Moorish flair to them.

You will stop at Cordoba’s splendid Synagogue one of only three ancient synagogues left in Spain. This delightful building dates from the 13th century and is exquisitely decorated in the typical Andalusian (or ‘mujedar’) style.

After this you can meander down some of Cordoba’s most famous streets such as Callejón de las Flores, where the white walls are covered with flowers from top to bottom.

Following your guided walk there will be around 2 hours for lunch (payable direct) and shopping.

At the end of the day you will be taken back to Seville and dropped off back at your hotel at around 1830h (6:30pm).

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Reviews

Had a great days trip from Seville to Cordoba. Picked up on time and although our driver couldn't speak any English we did manage to communicate. Apart from the weather ( it... Brian Booth

I fell in love with Cordoba! Definitely, next time I will spend more time in this magic town. There was only two of us, that's why we went by train. But it was fast, well... igor plotnikov

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily except Sunday & Monday

Duration

10 hours approx

Start time

Start time: Hotel pick-up 0800h (08:00am) - 0830h (08:30am); tour departs 0930h (09:30am)
If tour is conducted by train then hotel pick-up will be at 0730h (07:30am)
Duration: 10 hours approx

Meeting point

Your hotel in Seville.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

Ending point

Your hotel in Seville

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a mini-bus (or train)
  • Official guide in Cordoba (Spanish and English – French, German and Italian on request) speaking guides available. Please state your language choice when booking)
  • All entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Drinks and beverages

Do/Dont's

Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for walking

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the exact pick-up time. Please provide your phone number, hotel name and email address.
The tour is available in Spanish and English (French, German and Italian on request). Please state your language preference at time of booking
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Prices, schedules and itineraries of the tour may be modified if the circumstances dictate. If this happens you will be informed in advance. You can then choose to accept the change or request a refund of the amount paid through the agency issuing the ticket, without the option of compensation or partial refund.
  • Once the tour has started you are asked to comply with directions from the guide, who is empowered to make any adjustments to the tour required by the situation on the ground.
  • Under some circumstances the tour may be conducted partly by train. In this case you will be picked up from your hotel at 0730h (07:30am) and taken to the station to catch a train at around 0800h (08:00am). On arrival at Cordoba you will be picked up by a taxi and taken to the meeting point to start your walking tour. After the tour you will have around 2 hours free time. At around 1530h (3:30pm) a taxi will pick you up again and take you back to the station to catch a train at around 1600h (4:00pm). When you arrive back at Seville, the same taxi driver that collected you in the morning will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel
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