Tuesday to Saturday
Between 10:30am and 11am
Centre of Sevilla
View the beautiful Royal Palace with its exquisite Moorish architecture including vibrant mosaics and frothy stucco work. Enjoy the lovely gardens with their citrus and myrtle trees, tinkling fountains and sparkling pools.
Admire the majestic Gothic Cathedral, one of the largest in Europe and a potent symbol of the wealth of medieval Spain. Climb the iconic Giralda Tower for eye-popping views of the city and the statuary around the Cathedral.
Fall under the spell of Barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish Quarter with its narrow, twisting lanes and romantic, hidden squares scented with orange blossom.
At the start of your Historical Walking Tour – Seville you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the oldest part of town to meet your guide. You can also join the tour from C/ Zaragoza, nº1, 41001 Sevilla.
First stop on the guided walking tour will be the Reales Alcazares (Royal Palace). This historic masterpiece dates from the 14th century and was originally a Moorish fort. It provides a perfect example of the distinctive ‘mujedar’ style – an attractive combination of Islamic and Christian influences. The upper levels of the Palace are still used by the royal family as their official Seville residence.
As you tour the Palace, you will see brilliantly colored and crafted Moorish mosaics and exquisite plasterwork. You can also enjoy the enchanting gardens with their palm, cypress, myrtle, mulberry, and citrus trees set among courtyards, glittering pools and fountains.
The tour includes Seville’s magnificent Gothic Cathedral, on the site of a former mosque. Built to demonstrate the might of Christian Spain after the defeat of the Moors, this vast cathedral is the third largest in Europe after St Paul’s in London and St Peter’s in Rome.
The interior of the Cathedral is lavishly decorated in gold. Among many features of interest are the world’s largest altarpiece with 45 carved scenes from the life of Christ, the 15th century stained glass windows and the tomb of the explorer Christopher Columbus.
Two parts of the original mosque can still be seen in and around the Cathedral: the Moorish entrance court and the Giralda, originally a minaret, converted into a bell tower.
The Giralda is one of Seville's most enduring icons. You can ascend the tower by way of cleverly designed ramps. It’s a long climb to the top – 100 meters (330 feet) but you will be rewarded with stupendous views of the city and the Cathedral roofs.
The excursion also includes a visit to the Santa Cruz Quarter.This charming district was the former Jewish neighborhood of the city. Discover the enchantment of its narrow winding streets, flower-filled courtyards, fountains and small squares full of orange trees.
The walking tour lasts 3 hours.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the exact pick-up time.
It is mandatory to provide your (and anyone travelling with you) Full Name and Passport Details while making a booking - please share all necessary details in Special Requests section.
Please provide your phone number, hotel name and email address.
Spanish and English speaking guides available (French, German and Italian on request). Please state your language preference at time of booking.
The Cathedral may be closed on days when there are special Masses.
Entrance to the Royal Alcazar (Palace) may be restricted if the royal family is in residence.
The customer will present a booking voucher to the tour guide before starting the tour in order to receive their entrance ticket to the monuments. This voucher is your proof of purchase and will not be used as proof of purchase for the activity.
The order of the visit may be modified in case of unforeseen circumstances. Don't forget that the meeting point and time is between 10:30 and 11:00 at our main office: Andalsur Excursiones, Calle Zaragoza nº1. Seville.
The Guide made the difference end of it all.
To begin with I was called early for the trip. then change in guides at the venue. No one knew what to do. In spite of me having a confirmed Package on hand. Finally, was put on to the guide who was on a trip with guests which was not taken lightly by him. However, he made the trip all the more enchanting and livid. Raul is superb at his Job.
Maria was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who tailored our tour of Sevulle to our interests. She could answer all our questions and even gave us information on other...
We went on a walking tour of Real Alcazar, the Jewish Quarter and the Cathedral. Maria was a wonderful guide. She kept an efficient but comfortable pace. She took the time to...
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