"Sevilla, con sus rejas y sus cantares,
sus cancelas y sus rondadores,
sus retablos y sus cuentos,
sus pendencias y sus músicas,
sus noches tranquilas y sus siestas de fuego,
su alboradas color de rosa y sus crepúsculos azules;
(...) aspiré con voluptuosidad
la fragancia de las madreselvas
que corren por un hilo de balcón a balcón
(...) y torné en fin con mi espíritu a vivir
en la ciudad donde he nacido
y de la que tan viva guardé siempre la memoria."
Seville City Tour
There is a panoramic visit by bus with a tour of the most representative areas in Seville. This service is offered with an official tour guide and is available in many languages. The bus tour includes: the historical city center, Torre del Oro, Real Maestranza bullring, World Expo 92, World Expo 29, Plaza de España and a stop at María Luisa park. There is another stop in the Murillo Gardens and a walking tour of the Santa Cruz Neighborhood and the outside of the Alcázar (fortress) and Cathedral.
There will be an unforgettable visit to one of the most important monumental works of historical and artistic Andalusian heritage, accompanied by an official city tourist guide. Both constructions have been declared as World Heritage sites by UNESCO. These are the impressive Gothic-Mudejar beauty of the Reales Alcazares patios and the unsurpassable dimensions of Seville´s Santa María de la Sede Cathedral. We will finish up with a tour through the narrow streets and neighboring patios in the central Santa Cruz district, and the old Jewish quarter of Seville, where the second largest Jewish community in Spain lived.
Seville bullring and countryside ranching
The Real Maestranza of Seville bullring. This is a tour of the seats in the bullring, as well as the Bullfighting Museum which is made up of two very different parts. The tour extends to the horse stables used by the mounted bullfighters to a highly spiritual corner which is the Bullfighter's Chapel. Here there is an altarpiece dedicated to the Virgin de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad which bullfighters have a great devotion for and to which they have donated many votive offerings. We will then go to a private ranch to visit a stock of wild bulls at a previously scheduled time. There we will enjoy a welcome drink and have a guided tour accompanied by the foreman.
A Tour in a private boat along the Guadalquivir River
Here you will enjoy an interesting and original boat tour, where you can appreciate the city sites from a different perspective. On board you can enjoy unprecedented images of the Torre del Oro, the famous Betis Street, The Bullring, The Triana Bridge, the oldest in the city designed by the same Gustave Eiffel, as well as the more modern bridges built for the World Exposition in 1992. You will also see the Expo´s Pavillions, Cartuja Island and its Monastery.
Tapas in Seville
This is a good lunch option and goes well with an historical visit. You will stop at the most typical tapas bars in the Santa Cruz neighborhood where you will get to know not only this tradition of tasting these appetizers and Sevillian cuisine, but the atmosphere that these places are known for. It is an option that besides being very typical, is more informal and relaxing than a sit-down dinner: at times you will be standing up at the bar, having a beer, sharing an appetizer with the person next to you and chatting with him, and assured of a good atmosphere.