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, an 18th 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 with a local expert who will lead us inside the Cathedral, one of the world´s largest and packed with historic treasures and art.
In the afternoon, we will meet with a local expert for a 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 the 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 at the hotel for a presentation on Moorish Spain and its influences. Then, we will meet with a local expert who will accompany us to the extraordinary Alcázar 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, your 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 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 with a local expert for a walk to Triana Quarter, one of the most iconic neighbourhoods in Seville and situated across 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 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 discussion 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 enjoy 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 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 the 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 these incredible ruins next to a local expert who will lead us throughout the visit. Afterwards, we will return to Seville to have a hands-on cooking class led by a local chef. We will learn about and cook the most popular traditional Spanish dish: Paella.
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 $475.
For a minimum of 15 pax.
Customize your trip according to your interests by adding any of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences.