Spain: Seville

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Spain

Seville

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Seville is a city packed with cultural treasures and splashed with color from the vibrant blue of hand-painted tile to the beautiful, whitewashed buildings. Experience it all from your home base in a stylish 18th-century palace hotel. Walk through the city’s Old Town with an expert guide who brings centuries of Moorish and Renaissance architecture to life. Visit sites like the garden-packed Alcázar and the Art Deco influenced Plaza de España. Spend a day nearby in the country at a 12th-century estate, where you learn the art of Andalucian cooking and flamenco dancing with local pros.

 

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4 days, 3 nights Trip Includes 

Trip Includes

  • Three breakfasts, one lunch (day 3) and one dinner (day 3)
  • Accommodations in a boutique hotel
  • Private half-day walking tour of Seville with expert bilingual guide
  • Private evening tapas tour
  • Private cooking lesson with local chef
  • Private flamenco lessons with local professional dancer/instructor
  • Private transportation to and from the private estate for culinary & dance experiences
  • Basic travel insurance coverage
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • The unbeatable and cumulative experience of the CW staff
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Itinerary and Accommodations

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Day 1

Seville

Arrival in Seville

Upon arrival in Seville, you check into your hotel, an 18th-century palace perfectly located near the historic city center, one of Europe’s largest, which contains three UNESCO World Heritage sites—the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral, and the General Archive of the Indies. You can enjoy a drink on the hotel’s rooftop terrace or courtyard bar and dinner in its restaurant, or venture out nearby to some of the city’s best tapas bars.

Hotel Alma Sevilla

Seville, Spain

Set in an ideal location in Seville’s historic center, this five-star hotel in an 18th-century palace perfectly combines old and new with its historic façade and grillwork and shaded inner courtyard paved in tile and marble. Guest rooms, accessed from the open courtyard, are spacious and contemporary in muted tones. A rooftop dipping pool with chaise longues is complemented by a small spa with steam rooms and sauna (and massage service available). Modern public rooms also include the restaurant and inviting library/lounge.

Day 2

Seville

Half-day private guided walking tour of historic Seville; evening tapas tour

Your guide meets you at your hotel this morning after breakfast to take you on a walking tour of Seville’s historical old town—and provides a comprehensive overview of the architectural and historic treasures of this fascinating ancient city. You begin near the Alcázar palace—one of Seville’s three UNESCO World Heritage sites—the complex of royal palaces begun by the Moors in 1181 and completed 500 years later by Christians in Renaissance style. You continue on to the impressive Plaza de España, built in 1929 in a mixture of Art Deco and Neo-Moorish styles with the region’s glazed ceramic tile. In addition to highlights such as the Giralda tower and 16th-century City Hall, your guide reveals lesser-known corners and secrets, such as the place to buy delicious cakes from an order of cloistered nuns who use a concealed wheel in a wall to conduct their business transactions with the public. The afternoon is yours to explore at your own pace—you may choose to linger in the wonderful shops of Calle Sierpe, spend time in the gardens of the Alcázar, or enter the medieval Cathedral of St. Mary, built on the site of the city’s former mosque. In the later evening, perhaps after a short siesta, you meet up with your guide again (in the hotel lobby) to head out into the city’s pedestrian and palace-lined streets to experience dinner in the light tapas style of the locals, accompanied by Seville’s very own beer, Cruz Campo, or a chilled glass of the region’s sherry.

Hotel Alma Sevilla

Seville, Spain

Set in an ideal location in Seville’s historic center, this five-star hotel in an 18th-century palace perfectly combines old and new with its historic façade and grillwork and shaded inner courtyard paved in tile and marble. Guest rooms, accessed from the open courtyard, are spacious and contemporary in muted tones. A rooftop dipping pool with chaise longues is complemented by a small spa with steam rooms and sauna (and massage service available). Modern public rooms also include the restaurant and inviting library/lounge.

Day 3

Seville

Full day at a finca with private hands-on (or “-off”) cooking lesson and flamenco dance instruction

After experiencing the architectural wealth of Seville, today you are whisked away by private transfer to the peace and tranquility of a private estate, or finca, on the outskirts of the city. With part of the house dating back to the 12th century, this well-kept secret is among the most beautiful homes in Andalucía. As guests of the owner, you are invited to view not only his own private art collection, but also the contemporary collection of the resident Cuban painter.

The house and gardens are a feast for the senses and far from the hustle and bustle of the city. The chef, who lives in the nearby village, has been cooking at the estate for more than 20 years. In her company, participating as much or as little as you’d like, you learn how to make some classic Andalucían dishes, such as flavorful gazpacho, with the freshest ingredients. As lunch cooks and the table is set, there is time to relax, stroll in the grounds, or take a dip in the pool. After a delightful lunch, you are introduced to another staple of life in southern Spain—flamenco. A private lesson with your charming teacher will have you dancing a “Sevillana,” the local expression for this dance, in no time. You return to the city in the later afternoon to relax. If you like, your guide can help you book a table at one of the more authentic and intimate flamenco taverns, known as a “tablao.”

Hotel Alma Sevilla

Seville, Spain

Set in an ideal location in Seville’s historic center, this five-star hotel in an 18th-century palace perfectly combines old and new with its historic façade and grillwork and shaded inner courtyard paved in tile and marble. Guest rooms, accessed from the open courtyard, are spacious and contemporary in muted tones. A rooftop dipping pool with chaise longues is complemented by a small spa with steam rooms and sauna (and massage service available). Modern public rooms also include the restaurant and inviting library/lounge.

Day 4

Seville

Departure from Seville

After breakfast at your hotel, you depart Seville at your leisure.

Itinerary Disclaimer

Bear in mind that this is a typical itinerary, and the actual activities, sites, and accommodations may vary due to season, special events, weather, or transportation schedules. We reserve the right to alter the itinerary since tour arrangements are made up to a year in advance, and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve the tour and your experience. If you are currently booked on a CW adventure, an itinerary has been sent to you for your exact departure date. Please call CW at 800.464.9255 if you have any questions about the exact itinerary or hotels selected for any of our tours.

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