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Explore Seville (or Sevilla in Spanish) on a customized tour itinerary with your private guide. Discover what makes Seville such a beautiful, historic river city and capital of southern Spain’s Andalucia.

On your private tour, you will enjoy an eclectic mix of Moorish, medieval, renaissance, and gothic architecture, along with Seville-style cuisine that tells the story of the city’s unique history. Visit the enormous cathedral on a private tour with your certified guide and explore the amazing Alcazar with skip-the-line access, stunning Palacios, patios and gardens, laid-back bars, flamenco clubs, and sample authentic Seville between the narrow medieval lanes and Roman ruins.

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Seville Cathedral Private Tour

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Seville Cathedral

Seville Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Saint Mary is a UNESCO World Heritage Site initially constructed in 1401 that can proudly boast of being the largest Church, not only in Seville but in all of Spain!

On your private tour, your guide will discuss and contextualize the fabulous wealth of art treasures contained within the Cathedral. The Main Alter has to be seen in real life to truly be appreciated featuring an enormous intricately carved wooden structure that measures 66 feet high by 60 feet wide! Your private guide will reveal the centuries of history and historical figures who have played a role in bringing the Cathedral to such prominence in Seville.

Alongside the Alter, your tour of Seville Cathedral will include:

  • Climb to the top of the Giralda Tower
  • Christopher Columbus’ Tomb
  • The Royal Chapel
  • The Orange Tree Courtyard
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Highlights of Skip-The-Line Seville Cathedral Tour

Giralda Tower

You can ascend to the top of this stunning bell tower to enjoy the views from both inside and out.

Orange Tree Courtyard (Patio de Los Naranjos)

The courtyard or sahn of the original mosque. It was remodeled considerably in the 13th century for use as a cloister and cemetery.

The Royal Chapel (Capilla Real)

The final resting place of members of  Spanish Royalty. Among others are Alfonso X and Pedro I, known as the Cruel, who built the Alcázar.

Altar Mayor

The Main Altar is dwarfed by the golden splendor that is the main altarpiece. Carved and polychromed, it was begun by Flemish craftsmen in 1482 and it took almost a century to complete. Comprising hundreds of figures and depicting scenes of the life of Christ as well as of the City and Cathedral, it is a stunning example of its kind.

Christopher Columbus’ Tomb (Monumento de Colón)

The Tomb (or Monument) to Christopher Columbus is situated near the Ancient Chapel where Columbus is said to have prayed before his voyages.

Sacristía Mayor

Here your guide will introduce you to the Treasury which houses works by Goya, Murillo, and Zurbaran.

The Royal Palace of Seville - Real Alcázar de Sevilla Spain

Real Alcázar de Sevilla guided tour in courtyard section
Real Alcázar de Sevilla, Spain

Simply a must-visit destination when visiting Spain, let alone Seville, the UNESCO-listed Royal Alcazar (meaning “castle” in Spanish and derived from “Al-qasr”, Arabic for palace) dates back to 913, and over the years the Moorish traditions and Christian culture have blended to create a magnificent palace which is still King Felipe V’s official residence when in Seville.

With special skip-the-line access, your guide will take you around all of the most significant aspects of the incredible royal Alcazar, including:

Puerta del León (The Lion’s Gate)

The Lion’s Gate, or more appropriately courtyard, contains some of the oldest original features found in the Alcazar. 

The walls of the courtyard can be dated back to the 12th century. Your guide will discuss the many centuries of war, Moorish and Christian traditions, and history that occurred within these walls before you move onto the Hall of Justice just on the other side of the courtyard.

Patio de las Doncellas or the Patio of the Maidens

Of the many highlights to be found within the Alcazar, the Patio of the maidens (strategically found in the heart of the palace) could, perhaps, be the finest.

Named after the legend that the Moors demanded one hundred virgins each year in tribute from the Christian kingdoms in Spain and Portugal, but despite the questionable origins, the patio itself is exquisite. With long rectangular pools and gorgeous sunken gardens on either side, your eye will unfailingly be drawn to the fabulous details of the tiling and symmetrical arches. Given this outstanding ornateness and beauty, it will be no surprise to find you will likely recognize the patio from blockbuster productions such as Game of Thrones and Kingdom of Heaven.

Palacio de Don Pedro - The Palace of Peter I

Built in the 14th Century to mark the beginning of King Peter’s reign, the Palacio de Don Pedro is constructed in a stunning Mudejar architectural style – combining both Moorish and Christian features.

You will note that the palace houses Arabic inscriptions, this is because the Castilian monarchs of the time made a move away from European tastes and instead used Andalusian models for their inspiration.

The Ambassador’s Hall

Originally constructed by Al-Mu’tamid in the 11th century, the Ambassador’s hall was renovated in the 14th Century by the Christian King Peter the Just (although in some places he was known as Peter the Cruel!). The hall is a marvelous shining wooden dome, gilded with gold and hundreds of mirrors to create the most opulent setting.

The reason for such a dazzling display of lavish and luxurious splendor is that the Hall served as the welcoming plaza for the most important and distinguished guests of the caliph, and the Christian rulers. A visit in the present day with your private guide will invite you into the world of splendor those dignitaries received all those centuries ago.

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Seville Evening Tour

Guadalquivir river and Triana district in Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain
Guadalquivir River & Triana District in Sevilla

After a full day exploring the ostentatious side of Seville, in the evening your guide will like to reveal the modern and authentic character of Seville through an evening tour of the Triana district, including dining experiences and evening entertainment.

Located on the bank of the Guadalquivir river, Triana was formerly the cultural heart of Seville where the bullfighters and flamenco dancers would gather. Over time Triana has morphed into a delightful neighborhood that gives you a real insight into Sevilla culture with fabulous gastronomy options and entertainment. After you contact our tour planners we will discuss with you the various options available to ensure that your tour of Seville ends on a high point with exactly the type of experiences you desire.

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