Guided visit to Seville
Seville is an ancient city with a rich history. In 3000 years different cultures and people succeeded each other and left their traces: Tartessos, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Visigoths, Vikings, Jews, Muslims and Christians.
After the discovery of America in 1492 Seville obtained the monopoly of trade with the Indies and developed in the following centuries enormous economic and cultural wealth. In the twentieth century Seville has hosted two major international events: the 1929 Ibero-American exhibition and the Expo of 1992.
Seville is now the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia and has 700,000 inhabitants in the city, and 1.3 million in its metropolitan area. It is both a modern city that looks to the future, and a city that holds on to the traditions of its rich past (examples are the holy week and the april fair). This coexistence of the traditional with a cosmopolitan atmosphere is what makes the city a destination of unparalleled appeal.
Giel Rutten lives and works with great satisfaction in Seville. In already more than 20 years he has been able to develop a passion for the city, its environment and its people. He studied biology and tourism and works now as a freelance licensed guide and travel agent. Specialized in Seville and with the right knowledge, experience and enthusiasm, he is asked on a regular basis to develop and lead made-to-measure tours, with the perfect mix of everything Seville and its surroundings can offer to its visitors in terms of culture, nature, history, gastronomy and entertainment.
Programs in Seville:
Meeting point and time: 10h30 at the Torre del Oro (Golden Tower), near the river in the old town.
1. Guided tour Cathedral & Giralda tower and the Royal Palace (Alcázar)
2. Guided tour Cathedral & Giralda tower or the Royal Palacee (Alcázar) in combination with a stroll through the old town
3. Long walk through the old town of Seville, along the most important monuments: Cathedral and Giralda, Alcazar, Townhall, tobacco factory and Plaza de España
4. Bicycle tour through the old town and along the river to the exhibition grounds of 1929 and 1992.
Duration programs: 3 hours
Rate 3 hours program: 115€ (Monday to friday); supplement weekends and holidays: 25€. These rates do not include entrance fees or bicycle rent.
Entrance fees and bicycle rent (2011)
- Cathedral and Giralda: 8€; children untill 15 years: free; students and pensioners over 65: 2€
- Royal Palace (Alcázar): 8,50€; children untill 15 years: free; students and pensioners over 65: 2€
- Bicycle rent: per person, per day: 14€
Special programs are also possible. A tour by horse carriage, a boattrip, a flamenco show or flamenco lessons, tapas, moorish baths, just a good meal....