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Time13 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Spend a day exploring the flavorful city of Seville during a guided tour from the Algarve. The capital of Spain’s Andalucia region is the heart of Flamenco dancing and is brimming with fantastic monuments and attractions. During the tour discover the beautiful Maria Luisa Park set next to Plaza de España. Then see Real Alcazar Palace and Seville Cathedral the largest gothic church in the world. Alongside your expert guide learn history and culture as you traverse the Santa Cruz quarter. Plus, you’ll have 3 hours of free time to explore Seville and uncover more!
  • Day trip to Seville in Spain from the Algarve, led by a friendly local guide
  • Explore Seville on a walking tour and see top city attractions such as Seville Cathedral and Real Alcazar Palace
  • Walk around Maria Luisa Park and visit Plaza de España to see its large courtyard fountain
  • Visit Seville’s Santa Cruz neighborhood and learn about its Jewish history
  • Enjoy ample free time to sightsee independently and shop
  • Make use of a hotel pickup and drop-off service that covers the Algarve region
After meeting your guide at your Algarve hotel, enjoy a day trip to Spain’s Andalucian gem, Seville. Aboard your air-conditioned coach relish tranquil views as you travel 2 hours east. After arriving, venture by foot to discover the city’s top attractions.

First, stroll to beautiful Maria Luisa Park, a public park humming with local picnickers and shaded by a canopy of palm, elm, and mediterranean pine trees. Walk along the park’s expansive Moorish-style gardens as you approach the stunning Plaza de España. Learn how this Renaissance Revival style building was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition World’s Fair.

Enter the regal Plaza de España noticing the half circle moat, grandeur walking bridges, and gorgeous twin towers. Head towards the center and see the Vicente Traver fountain. Watch as water soars into the air creating a cooling mist.

Move onward to explore the neighborhood of Santa Cruz. Learn about this former Jewish quarter as you wind your way through narrow cobblestone alleys with Tapas Bars at every turn. After wandering past charming whitewashed houses arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage site Seville Cathedral. Stop for a perfect photo opportunity at the world’s largest Gothic cathedral.

Next, head to Real Alcazar Palace (Alcazar of Seville), the oldest royal palace still in use today. Admire its architecture developed by real Moorish kings and learn how the upper levels are still occupied by the royal family. After visiting the palace your tour ends with your guide, but continue for the next 3 hours on your own.

If you’re hungry, head to a tapas bar for a wide variety of tasty bites or grab a smooth gelato to cool down (own expense). Perhaps, step into a souvenir shop or just wander corridors taking in the ambiance. After three hours, rendezvous with your guide at a prearranged location and time and return to your Algarve hotel where your day trip ends.

Reviews

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a
, Sep 2018

Fantastic trip, excellent value for money, we were picked up from Quarteira at 5.45am on the dot and collected several other parties of mixed nationalities and crossed the border into Spain at about 8.45am. We stopped for half an hour at a cafe, we always bring something with us to eat so that one of us can get a table and the other can use the washroom, by then the line for drinks has shortened and you can take a few minutes to relax. Another 90 minutes and we were in Seville, Carlos the multilingual guide was superb at explaining the fascinating history of the city and Constantinople the driver was brilliant at negotiating the very busy traffic while we went on a trip around some of the main points of interest.
We then disembarked and Carlos took us on a short walking tour to the Cathedral, suggesting we could take an optional boat trip on the Guadalcivir an hour before departing, which we did.
We then set off to check out the main sights, in particular La Placa we Espana and the bullring which we had come specifically to see...stunning.
We then went and are tapas at a small bar near to the river, and made our way to the boat for a peaceful hour long cruise, shared from the heat.n
Back on to the bus for a three hour journey back to Quarteira with drop offs for all guests.
What a fantastic day, ignore the grumblers who complain about the journey time, if you are lucky enough to be able to travel be grateful..We priced a return private taxi to Seville and it was 250 euros, so the cost of this whole day was just a fraction of that, and worth every euro. Thanks to everyone involved at Viator, Destinations Travel Solutions and Follow Me Tours for an unforgettable day.

v
, Sep 2018

Our tour guide Ana from Follow Me Tours was fantastic. Very clear instructions, friendly, and great to listen to on the bus. It is a long day depending where you get picked up from but you get plenty of time in Seville so it's worth it! My Only Complaint Is That Although Viator Say Hotel Pickup Is offered it doesn't include all hotels and since pickup was at 6am found myself walking in the dark with not a sole around and would definitely not do that again. Also the pickup location was the bus stop NEAR casa inglesa restaurant not the parking lot infront of it as the confirmation email suggests. Thank to Ana for shouting out to me when she could see me standing in the wrong location in the dark.

A
, Jul 2018

The tour itself is really something you do yourself when you arrive. The guide gives you plenty of places of interest to visit and there is sufficient time to do the main attractions and make it back to the Algarve. I think personally the group was too big and personally prefer a smaller group.

a
, Jun 2018

We were staying in Portimao and were picked up and dropped off at our hotel which was great but, it was a long drive picking up people along the way, it took 4 hours to get to Seville with one stop for half an hour. Guide was OK, we had a short drive round the historical area then the guide took us to where we could go in to places of interest, that took about 15 mins then left to our own devices for 3 hours, met back up with guide to show us where to get on the boat for a river trip, if you wanted, 1 hour. Then back on the bus same half hour stop on the way back, return journey took four and a half hours, three and a half without a stop. There were more drop offs than pick ups and therefor took longer. We ended being the last off, although we were not first on, only because it was where the driver lived. Seville is a nice place but the journey was too long.

d
, Apr 2018

Like the Algarve-Lisbon trip we did with Viator, I found this trip to be good value for transportation to/from Seville in a comfortable setting, but not very good in terms of the guided tour. Most of the time in Seville was free time. The tour guide part happened entirely in the beginning as we entered the city, although she did do a brief walk when we arrived and provided an idea of how to tour the central area on our own. Be aware that the guided part of the tour is only in the first 30 minutes driving into and arriving in the city. Also, the tour guide was pointing out the sites in THREE languages and jumping between the languages each sentence. I was very impressed with her language skills but basically couldn't understand most of what she was saying as each sentence was repeated quickly in THREE languages so it was hard to focus on the actual substance of the explanation other than you are at the cathedral, etc. As with the Lisbon tour, Viator should really endeavor to provide one language per group rather than trying to cram in as many people on a multi-language bus as possible cool for meeting people but terrible for trying to fit a lot of sightseeing into one day. I would recommend this tour for a family wanting convenient inexpensive transfer to/from Seville. Read up and prepare yourself ahead of time for the things you want to see so you don't waste time trying to orient yourself once the tourguide disappears 30 minutes after you get off the bus. Having said that, Seville is unbelievably beautiful and not to be missed so go there if you can!

K
, Apr 2018

Very good we enjoyed and Celia our guide is good I can recommend this trip will worth it value for money.

M
, Apr 2018

Friendly tour guide gives info on the way to Seville. Once there, you drive for 5 min., the bus lets the group off and the tour guide walks with you to a main square and says good-bye until either pickup at the end, or a boat ride that costs extra near the end. This tour is basically transportation to and from Seville. It does not get you in to any of the sights. All are extra and had over 45 min. lines to get in. Just be aware of what you are getting. The ride was comfortable, but no bathroom on the bus. There was a 30 minute comfort stop each way. No eating on the bus. Had to wait to eat the bagged breakfast the hotel had prepared for us :-

P
, Apr 2018

We were a bit disappointed with the trip overall. When we booked the date - Wednesday 28th March for our day in Seville we were not aware that because in effect it was Ash Wednesday and the Religious significance it would affect our visit. There were SO MANY people wanting to get into the Cathedral, Palaces and attractions it was impossible to visit more than one and then the queuing was for almost 2 hours! All of the museums, places and attractions were closing at 2pm because of parades and celebrations that were starting at 4pm. It also meant our coach was to leave at 3pm so we did not get caught up in traffic.

Our guide was very helpful, the coach was excellent but the fact we could see very little was disappointing. If we had known of the restricted opening times making queues so big and our limited time in Seville we would have chosen a different date.

Seville is beautiful and the trip did serve as a 'taster' maybe for a weekend break at a quieter time!

B
, Mar 2018

An absolutely beautiful city, an excellent tour guide Ana and a very comfortable bus. The booking and pick-up arrangements went very smoothly.

L
, Mar 2018

Having once been to Seville we were happy to share this beautiful city with our friends who were on their first trip to Europe. The Cathedral was amazing to visit and so was the Alcazar. The bus ride was very comfortable but the guide didn't provide much interaction about the history of this wonderful city. She brought us to the cathedral, then indicated some points of view and left. We appreciated our free time and had a great day.


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