Private Historic Seville
Seville is the heart of Andalucia and home to the famous Flamenco, with one of the largest historical centers in Europe. Travel from the port of Cadiz on this top quality private shore excursion for an incredible day of sightseeing.
Depart the port area for the approximately 1-hour and 45-minute trip to beautiful Seville. Founded by the Romans and ruled by Muslims for over 500 years, Seville is a city with both Renaissance and Arabic influences.
Once in Seville you will meet your English-speaking expert guide and together you will explore the charming barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish quarter of Seville with its narrow streets and whitewashed houses, flowered balconies, and hidden squares shaded by the orange trees. Let the scent of oranges accompany you as you wander through this beautiful city.
You will walk by Seville's magnificent 15th century Gothic cathedral and its famous bell tower La Giralda, a symbol of the city. Across the square is the entrance to the impressive Real Alcazar palace, completed after the Christian re-conquest in typical Mudejar style. With a maze of rooms, exquisitely decorated patios and exotic gardens, it is one of the oldest royal residences in Europe still in use today. (The entrance into the Alcazar is at your own expense if you choose to do so. Please note there may be security lines at the entrance).
The adjacent 16th century Renaissance building of the Archivo de Indias houses a treasure of information on the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus. This structure has a tremendous monumental and artistic value and it is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
You will have some free time to do independent exploration and shop for souvenirs. Lunch is at your own expense and where you would like and if you decide to enter the Cathedral, that is also at your own expense. All additional parts of the itinerary are subject to time and accessibility.
Please Note: Admission fees to gain entrance to the Alcazar or the Seville Cathedral, etc, are not included.