The Best of Seville: Culture, Art and History
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Arrive in Seville, Orientation & Welcome Dinner (D)
Lecture on Introduction to the History of Seville, Cathedral, MªLuisa Park & Plaza de España Walking Tour (B)
Lecture on Moorish Spain, Alcazar visit, Jewish Quarter Walking Tour, Independent Exploration (B)
Lecture on Seville´s Golden Age, Fine Arts Museum, Triana Quarter Walking Tour(B)
Olive Oil Mill visit, Flamenco lecture and Show (B, D)
Day Trip to Carmona, Roman Necropolis, Alcazaba (B, L)
Itálica, Cooking Class & Farewell Paella Lunch (B, L)
End of program (B)
Day by Day
The tour coordinator will greet everyone and we will review the program schedule, emergency procedures and answer questions. After orientation, we will set out with our tour coordinator to take a walk and explore the area around the hotel. At a restaurant, we´ll enjoy a welcome dinner with a delicious set menu.
After breakfast, we will walk to Alandis Travel headquarters, a 19th century old mansion, where we will be joined by a local expert who will give us an introduction on the History of Seville. Then, we will meet a local guide who will lead us inside the Cathedral, one of the world´s largest and most packed with historic treasures and art.
In the afternoon, we will enjoy an expert-led walk in MªLuisa Park and Plaza de España. Mª Luisa Park is Seville’s main green area and it is part of the private gardens of San Telmo palace. Plaza de España was designed by the architect Aníbal González between 1918 and 1929 for the Ibero-American Exposition and it is also part of the park.
After breakfast, we will walk to Alandis Travel headquarters, where an expert will join us for a presentation on Moorish Spain and its influences. Then, we will meet our guide, who will accompany us to the extraordinary Alcazar Royal Palace and lead us through this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, we will walk around Seville’s oldest neighborhood and former Jewish quarter, the Barrio of Santa Cruz.
After the visit, we will have the rest of the day free to explore the city, for which our tour coordinator will be happy to offer suggestions.
We will walk to Alandis Travel headquarters, where an expert will join us for a presentation on Seville’s Golden Age, 16th and 17th centuries. Architecture and many other arts and trades flourished in this period due to the beginning of the European colonization of the Americas. Then, we will depart for a walk with our tour coordinator to the extraordinary Fine Arts Museum, where we will meet a local expert who will show us the brilliant works of 17th century Spanish Masters of Art such as Velázquez, Zurbarán, and Murillo.
In the afternoon, we will meet a local expert for a walk to Triana Quarter, one of the most iconic neighbourhoods in Seville, located on the other side of the Guadalquivir river.
After breakfast, we will depart by private bus to spend the rest of the morning visiting an Olive Oil Mill. An expert will give us a lecture on the production of the golden liquid of Spain and we will have an olive oil tasting session. Then, we will return to Seville.
In the afternoon, we will walk to Alandis Travel headquarters and we will participate in a lively conversation with an expert on The Art of Flamenco Dance and Music. Afterwards, we will walk to a local “tablao” and enjoy a traditional flamenco performance. Then, we will have a delicious dinner at a nearby restaurant.
After breakfast, we will depart from the hotel by private bus for a full-day field trip to explore some of the most important sites in Carmona. Carmona is one of the most monumental cities in the province of Seville and it has more than 5,000 years of history, demonstrated by the numerous monuments, temples and archaeological remains. We will meet a local expert who will lead us on our visit to the Roman Necropolis and afterwards to the medieval Alcazar of Puerta Sevilla. Then, we will have lunch at a local restaurant and we will return to Seville.
After breakfast, we will depart by private bus for a visit to the Roman ruins of Itálica, just outside Seville. There, we will discover its incredible ruins with a local expert who will lead us in our visit. Afterwards, we will return to Seville to have a hands-on cooking class led by a local chef. We will learn about the most popular traditional Spanish dish, Paella, and how to cook it.
After enjoying the meal we cooked, we will have free time to pack, explore or just relax.
Price per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement $525.
For a minimum of 15 pax.
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