Group Tour Operator for Holidays to Seville, Spain
The Jewel of Andalusia; Seville: home of Flamenco and Fiesta
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The jewel of Andalusia, Seville is a fascinating city to discover. Proving a boom destination, it is not hard to understand why the vibrant city draws so many visitors. The city has a thrilling atmosphere, with flamenco music filling the air, and the locals up for dancing at the drop of a hat – you’ll see many impromptu demonstrations of the famous local dance during strolls around Seville. Furthermore, there are many fabulous bars and restaurants to discover as the Sevillanos carry on their party well into the night.Read More
Sevilla lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir and has one of the largest historic centres in Europe. Seville and Andalusia have always been a land desired by different civilisations. Lands loved by Phoenicians, Tartessians, Romans, Arabs, Christians … Diverse stories have even located Atlantis a few kilometres away from Seville. In every corner of the centre of Seville you will breathe history. There are many corners that give you this feeling, as the old town of Seville is one of the oldest in the world, and the oldest in Spain.
Discover Seville’s maze of cobbled streets…
whitewashed buildings and balconies covered with flowers as you wander through the historic Santa Cruz district. See the imposing Cathedral, the largest in the world, or visit the nearby and breathtakingly spectacular Real Alcazar. The old palace of Andalusia’s Moorish royals is an ornate masterpiece that will leave you in awe.
There is a great range of sights and attractions to explore and visit – from the iconic Plaza de España, which adorns many a guide book, to the modern ‘Las Setas’. The bustling sail-covered shopping streets with their historic boutiques, the tranquil river bank of the mighty River Guadalquivir or the imposing Maestranza Bull Ring – offer something for all.
With so much to see and do, you’ll soon fall under the city’s charm and want to head back to Seville! Why not extend your stay to see the Highlights of Andalusia.
Dates throughout 2021
Travel to Spain
Fly from the UK to Seville. Upon arrival in Spain, board your private coach transfer to your hotel, your base in Seville for the next three nights.
In the evening, if time permits, why not head into central Seville and wander the maze of streets of the old town. Flamenco music fills the air and locals are known to burst into song and dance the famous flamenco in the streets at the drop of a hat. Feast on tasty & traditional tapas in the numerous bars and bodegas.
Today, enjoy a guided tour of Seville and explore the Andalucian capital. You’ll be led through the maze of the historic streets of the Santa Cruz district, the old Jewish Quarter. In the heart of the city, you’ll easily spot Seville’s imposing Cathedral, the largest in the world and largest Gothic building in Europe. With a fabulously ornate golden alter, it is home to the tomb of navigator Christopher Columbus and is not to be missed. Here, the Giralda minaret, the city’s famous bell tower, affords great views over the city and for the brave, you can even tour the cathedral roof!
In the afternoon, visit the exquisite Royal Alcázar of Seville. A royal palace originally developed by Andalucia’s Moorish kings, it mixes sumptuous Islamic architecture with colourful, medieval Spanish design. See the impressive plaster-work, colourful tiles, quaint pools and beautiful walled gardens as you trace hundreds of years of history.
Along with the Archivo de Indias, these buildings form a remarkable monumental complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the heart of the bustling town.
After breakfast, why not head to the Parque de Maria Luisa to discover the beautiful Plaza de España. Built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, it is an architectural marvel with fountains, mini-canals and maps depicting each of Spain’s provinces and one of the city’s most notable icons.
In the afternoon, a range of possible activities awaits. Why not discover the 17th century neo-Gothic Basilica of the Macarena, the third largest temple in the world? Perhaps head down to the mighty River Guadalquivir, the lifeblood of the city. Take a cruise on the river or enjoy a scenic stroll along the riverbank past the Torre del Oro, a favoured pastime of the Sevillanos.
Alongside the river lies the famous Real Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza. Seville’s imposing, whitewashed bull ring affords visitors a behind the scenes glimpse into the history and flair of bullfighting and even allows you to enter the ring in one of the world’s largest and most famous bullrings.
Alternatively, get a glimpse of modern Seville’s contrasts at the Metropol Parasol. Known by the locals as ‘Las Setas’ (The Mushrooms), the innovative building affords fantastic views over the city, including the adjacent historic sail-covered narrow streets, filled with long standing boutiques and shops, such as the famous La Campana bakery.
¡Hasta luego Sevilla!
After breakfast, it’s time to check out of your hotel. If time permits, why not enjoy a little time purchasing some last minute souvenirs before boarding your coach transfer back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Optional Extra Days
Cordoba or Málaga
Why not add an additional day to explore Cordoba? It is easily accessible from Seville by the high-speed AVE train, taking around 40mins. Home to La Mezquita (Grand Mosque), the design, with nearly a thousand arches and columns, is mesmerising. The Torre del Alminar is a 54m-high bell tower. You can also discover the fascinating history and shows at the Spanish Royal Riding School.
If flying to/from Málaga, why not spend some time discovering the bustling port town, with its imposing cathedral and maze of streets in the vibrant old town. See the Alcazaba standing atop Gibralfaro Hill or spend your Euros in the swish shops down the picturesque Calle Larios.
Suggested hotel – Inspected by Greatdays staff in December 2017
The Novotel Sevilla offers 170 rooms, recently renovated. The en-suite air-conditioned rooms offer tea/coffee making facilities, TV and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a restaurant and bar open daily and a seasonal rooftop pool (Apr-Oct). It is close to the city centre, the cathedral just a 15min walk away. It is located adjacent to the Nervión Plaza shopping centre as well as Sevilla FC’s stadium. A metro stop just outside the door offers quick and easy access to the city centre in just a few minutes.
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