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Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Santa Cruz, Cathedral and Giralda

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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Enhance your experience of the Alcázar of Seville. Appreciate the mix of mudéjar, Renaissance, and 19th-century architecture as you pass through areas like the Patio of the Maidens, the Ambassador's Room, and the English gardens. Upgrade to include skip-the-line entry and a guided tour of Seville Cathedral—one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world—and access to UNESCO-listed landmark La Giralda.
  • Skip the line access to the Alcázar of Seville with professional guide
  • Learn about the history of this important Seville landmark and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Get to see the scenario of Dorne in the TV Series Game of Thrones
  • Upgrade to include a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Seville Cathedral and La Giralda
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Access to the Alcázar of Seville
Guided walking tour through Santa Cruz Neighborhood (if selected)
Access to the cathedral of Seville (if selected)
Bilingual guided tour in English and Spanish
Local Guide
Mandatory tourist audio systems
Visit to Cuarto Real
Plaza del Triunfo , Plaza del Triunfo, Calle Miguel Mañara, 41004 Sevilla, Spain

Please meet the guide close to the Statue of the Inmaculada Conception at Plaza del Triunfo.

This activity will end right where it started.
Find your way to the Alcázar of Seville to meet your tour group and breeze in without waiting in the long queues that frequently form outside this important Seville landmark. 

Walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Site, observe the Rooms of Charles V, the Patio of the Maidens, the Plaster Patio, the Hunting Patio, the Horse Shoe Arches, and the Ambassador's Room. Get a breath of fresh air in the meticulously manicured English gardens, featuring flowers, fruit trees, and water features.

Be sure to bring your camera for photos of architectural details representing styles from the Mudéjar to the 19th century. Hear about the famous monarch and poet al-Mutamid and what life was like in Spain in 1812. 

Your tour concludes after exploring this remarkable representation of Spanish history.

Maximize your time in Seville by upgrading your tour to include skip-the-line entry and a guided tour of Seville Cathedral—the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. After exploring the Alcazar, stroll to Seville Cathedral and discover the UNESCO-listed landmark alongside your guide.

Be amazed by the intricate interior décor of 80 chapels: admire prismatic stained glass, priceless masterpieces by Goya and Murillo, and the reputed remains of Christopher Columbus. Ascend to the summit of La Giralda—architectural evidence of the mosque that the cathedral replaced—and absorb spectacular city views.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Plaza del Triunfo
In this beautiful square we will start our tour.
Stop At:  
Real Alcazar de Sevilla
Is a royal palace built for the Christian king Peter of Castile. It was built by Castilian Christians on the site of an Abbadid Muslim residential fortress and destroyed after the Christian conquest of Seville. The palace, a preeminent example of Mudéjar architecture in the Iberian Peninsula. Our guides will lead you through this beautiful monument for 2 hours
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Barrio Santa Cruz
Before you enter the Cathedral, the guide will lead you through the streets of the Santa Cruz Neighborhood. Learn how the Jewish settled in this area of the city protected by the king who wanted to take advantage of his skills as merchants and moneylenders. Enjoy the smell of the orange blossom and the color of the orange trees that are in each square. Learn from your local guide how the city has been growing around this neighborhood
Stop At:  
Catedral de Sevilla
Largest gothic cathedral in the world. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Seville Cathedral was the site of the baptism of Infant Juan of Aragon in 1478, only son of the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. We would have time to learn about its construction and history and after the tour you will have some free time to go up to the Giralda and enjoy the view of Seville
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Torre Giralda
Enjoy the views of the city at the end of the Tour
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that in order to visit the Cathedral you will need to choose it at booking time
  • The duration of the tour to the Alcazar is 90 minutes, the duration of the tour to the Alcazar , Santa Cruz Neighborhood and the Cathedral is 3 hours
  • Due to the current policy of the Alcázar, at the moment of the booking you must email the provider the full name, ID or passport number, of each traveller (babies included) and also present the ID or passport before entering the monument. Without all this data, the entry can be rejected
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Amigo Tours Spain
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Santa Cruz, Cathedral and Giralda?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Santa Cruz, Cathedral and Giralda.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Santa Cruz, Cathedral and Giralda?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Santa Cruz, Cathedral and Giralda.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Santa Cruz, Cathedral and Giralda?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Santa Cruz, Cathedral and Giralda.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Santa Cruz, Cathedral and Giralda?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Santa Cruz, Cathedral and Giralda.

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Traveler Tips


  • "There is a break in the middle of the Alcazar and Cathedral for drinks, food and bathroom, however the tour does get a LITTLE bit tiring towards the end so be prepared to walk and stand a lot." See review
  • "The early access is the best way to see the Alcazar in order to avoid too many people and the queues." See review
  • "It was a very long day so be prepared for it!" See review

Reviews

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419 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-4
Interesting but poorly managed
polly_p
, Nov 2021
Alcazar and the story behind it is fascinating. Our guide Maria, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She was funny and did an excellent job of explaining the history. The trip should not be in both English and Spanish. It took twice as long as it should have, since we had to wait for the Spanish segment before moving on. That is why I would not recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Dear Amig@ We are glad to read from you and know that you had a pleasant experience. We appreciate your comments and suggestions, we will pass them on to the team to be taken into account. Thank you very much for your trust. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-1
Company cancelled
Marci_B
, Nov 2021
Warning - this tour company cancelled on us “due to logistical issues” at the last minute. They tried to get us to move to the next day - but would not confirm, after several inquiries, that it was really the same tour (small group, included the Alcazar, Cathedral, Bell tower and Santa Cruz walking tour). The tour offered the next day appeared to be a more limited option at a lower price - they refused to answer questions about any differences in the tours, or credit the price difference, instead telling us to contact Viator! We wasted a day trying to get answers and gave up (they even came back that afternoon and said they had no room to accommodate us the next day anyways). Our concierge came to the rescue with another company. There seems to be a pattern here as another reviewer also recently mentioned a surprise cancellation. We also had difficulty communicating with them. We booked several other tours through Viator in a few different cities, and anytime a tour operator sent a message, we received an email alert. This one we had no such alert and were completely unaware of their cancellation. We only randomly stumbled across a message from them under The “contact tour operator” link within Viator. They had sent a message on 11/5 saying they could no longer accommodate our scheduled 11/12 date. We had no clue there was an issue and even received email/text reminders of our tour. On 11/11, while looking to confirm the time/meeting location for the next day, we stumbled across their 11/5 message and another on 11/11 stating again they had cancelled and asking us to confirm receipt. We didn’t come across this until late afternoon. So between 11/5 and 11/11, why didn’t they reach out via email or our phone contact information? Same thing in all of the hours that passed on 11/11? If we had not stumbled across the buried message within Viator, we would have shown up on 11/12 for the tour. Because we were unaware of the cancellation, it was also challenging to try and adjust our schedule at the last minute and make other plans. Bottom line - don’t waste your time with this outfit. Unless of course you want to deal with unexpected cancellations, poor communication, and being “hustled” onto another option of unequal value.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear client, we are very sorry that you did not get our message earlier. We had to cancel the tour for reasons unrelated to Amigo Tours. We tried to contact you since 5th November but Viator does not give us an email address. In order to protect your privacy we only can contact you through the chat system of Viator. We hope that you ejoyed Sevilla and apologies for the inconveniences
star-1
Great city, book with someone else
Autumn_V
, Oct 2021
I loved the city! Wouldn’t travel with Viator. I had booked a tour, gotten to the meeting place early, and they didn’t tell me it had been cancelled. I had to speak with a random tour guide to figure out how to get last minute tickets by myself.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear client, please send us an email with your details so we can look into this in deep Many thanks
star-5
Rosa was amazing! Sites were incredible!
Sabina_T
, Mar 2020
Rosa did a fantastic and thorough job! She was passionate about and proud of Seville, and her knowledge and love of this city flowed throughout this wonderful tour of must-see sites. Pleasant demeanor, happy, smiling, professional, friendly and easy to understand. Thank you! Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Amiga Sabina Thank you very much for your great words. We love that you liked our tour from Sevilla with Rosa and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you Best regards
star-4
The superb Alcazar tour
Victoria_S
, Mar 2020
What an amazing place! Really beautiful. Our guide Rosa 'the red' was informative and fun and obviously enjoyed her job. Here we had the chance to enjoy and absorb this amazing place. Chillier on the inside than out in the plaza! Cathedral and Giralda also amazing, orange-tree filled central courtyard beautiful but Alcazar our favourite.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Amiga Victoria Thank you very much for your great words. We love that you liked our tour from Sevilla with Rosa and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you Best regards
star-5
Worth getting up early ...
Rachel_B
, Mar 2020
Many thanks to Rosa for being such an excellent guide. Fortunately, there was only two other English speaking people booked on the tour, so we could dive a little deeper in the history of the Palace with the luxury of extra time. Visiting early, beating the crowds, meant we were able to see so much more. Rosa's knowledge was extensive and her enthusiasm delightful.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Amiga Rachel Thank you very much for your great words. We love that you liked our tour from Sevilla with Rosa and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you Best regards
star-5
You have to do this tour.
Joe_K
, Mar 2020
Our tour guide Rosa was intelligent, informative and captivating. The tour was amazing, but she made the tour fantastic. I highly recommend the tour, but ask for Rosa. She is the best.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Amigo Joe Thank you very much for your great words. We love that you liked our tour from Sevilla with our guide Rosa and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you Best regards
star-5
For a solo traveler
Ano
, Feb 2020
The guide was really good and very knowledgeable. Although he is leaving to go to Grenada. But, took the time to explain everything and answered every question we had, he was also on time and cared about the process
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Amigo Thank you very much for your great words. We love that you liked our tour from Sevilla and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you Best regards
star-5
Fab.......
Barry_S
, Feb 2020
Our guide Rosa was exceptional. Her delivery was erudite, informative, and amusing. The whole experience was really enjoyable as well as educational. It was worth paying the extra money to skip the queue.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Amigo Barry Thank you very much for your great words. We love that you liked our tour from Sevilla with Rosa and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you Best regards
star-5
Best Alcazar and Cathedral Tour
Gabrielle_C
, Feb 2020
This tour was really great! We hardly waited in any lines. Our tour guid was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. This was the perfect option for getting us through the monuments at a steady pace.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Amigo Gabriel Thank you very much for your great words. We love that you liked our tour from Sevilla and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you Best regards

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