Information about the 2 day itinerary:
Day 1: Departure from our terminal with lunch en route. Arrival at Seville. Sightseeing tour to enjoy the most beautiful locations in the Andalusian capital: the Maria Luisa Park, Plaza de España, Torre de Oro and the Cathedral & Giralda. Then we visit the Barrio de Santa Cruz. Departure to Cordoba and arrival at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Cordoba.
Day 2: After breakfast we visit the most interesting places in Cordoba: the famous district La Juderia, the synagogue and the fantastic Mosque-Cathedral. Departure for the return trip with lunch en route. Arrival and end of our service.
Included in our prices:
- Travel Insurance
- Transportation by bus with air-conditioning, video, reclining seats etc.
- 1 hotel night based on half board (breakfast and dinner)
- Tour guide and local guides
* Pepe Tours reserves the right to change the itinerary and the order of the excursions for organizational reasons.
* An option for three days: This roundtrip can also be organized as a three day tour to enjoy much more of the artistic heritage of Seville and Cordoba. An extra night will be added in Seville so there will be more time to spend in the capital of Andalusia.
Information about the 3 day itinerary:
Day 1: Departure from our terminal with lunch en route. Arrival at Seville, check-in at the hotel. Sightseeing tour to enjoy the most beautiful locations in the Andalusian capital: the Parque Maria Luisa, Plaza de España, Torre de Oro and the Giralda. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay in Seville.
Day 2: After breakfast we take a walk through the Barrio de Santa Cruz district. We then have leisure time enabling you to visit the Cathedral, or you have the option of taking a boat-trip along the river Guadalquivir. Departure to the city of Cordoba and arrival at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Cordoba.
Day 3: After breakfast we visit the most interesting places in Cordoba: the famous district La Juderia, the synagogue and the fantastic Mosque-Cathedral. Departure for the return trip with lunch en route. Arrival and end of our service.
Travel with us to discover the Jewels of Andalusia, the beautiful cities of Seville and Cordoba!
Seville is situated on the banks of the river Guadalquivir. It possesses a rich Arabian legacy and the only river port in Spain, historically being a hub of commerce with the Americas. It’s a joy to experience the hustle and bustle of the capital of Andalusia with its quaint little streets and square in the old town which comprises an interesting collection of buildings. The old town contains no less than three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Seville Cathedral (consecrated in 1507) has, since its construction, been known as the Magna Hispalensis. It’s the largest Gothic Cathedral and the third largest church in the world. In 1928 the Cathedral was declared a National Monument and in 1987 it was registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is home to many important archives and libraries, including the Colombina Library in the Patio de los Naranjos (the inner court of the orange trees). Its architectural features are the sum of consecutive expansions and modifications since the initial construction on the site of the Great Mosque, built by the Almohades in the 12th century. Nowadays the only remnants visible of the mosque are the Patio de losNaranjos and the minaret, the Giralda, where we have a wonderful view over the city. The Cathedral contains many beautiful artworks.
The Plaza de España (Spain Square) is built in a regionalist style (a mixture of art-deco within neo-mudejar, gothic and renaissance revival). The materials which are used are brick and ceramics. Around the square are 48 alcoves, in alphabetical order, dedicated to the Spanish provinces, decorated with ceramic tiles representing historic scenes, together with the coat of arms and the map of the province. A little river circles the square, with four bridges representing the four kingdoms of which the Spanish crown consisted: Castilla, Leon, Navarra and Aragon. Nowadays the buildings are the seat of different public offices, the civil and also the military government of Seville.
Cordoba, situated inland in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, is where the past and present meet. This ancient city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has an extensive and culturally diverse historic legacy and it has the second largest old town in Europe. No other city can boast that it was the capital of Hispania Ulterior under the Roman Empire and the capital of the Caliphate of the Omeyas. This made the city one of the most developed and sophisticated in medieval Europe. In addition to its beauty, Cordoba was a centre for intellectuals pursuing knowledge and science and thus gave birth to individuals such as Seneca, Averroes and Maimonides.
The old town of Cordoba comprises a network of little streets and squares, with white patios situated around the Mosque Cathedral, reflecting the importance of the medieval city. Cordoba’s fame spread as a result of its brilliant architecture and wealth. The ‘Forrest of Pillars’ (there are about a thousand), situated on a visigothic basilica, is one of its biggest attractions. Nowadays the Mosque and Cathedral form a unique architectural space, as after the re-conquest the idea surged to build a gothic cathedral inside the mosque. Over the years plateresque and baroque elements have been added, so in the present day we can see architectural features such as barrel vaults alongside verses from the Quran.