Time permitting there are some superb Seville day trips. The most popular one is to Jerez de la Frontera where you’ll attend a display of the dancing horses and visit a sherry bodega. The next most popular is the day trip to Cordoba which focuses on the Mezquita (the city’s Great Mosque). A full day excursion to Granada and its magnificent Alhambra Palace is another fabulous day out. Below we’ve listed these top tours.
These are coach excursions with an English speaking guide. If you would prefer a private day trip with your own driver and guide then take a look at Seville Private Day Trips.
Day Trip to Jerez de la Frontera
You will depart from Seville for the one hour journey to Jerez de la Frontera where on arrival you’ll visit the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art to watch the performance of Jerez’s famous dancing horses. After the show you take the coach further south to Puerto de Santa Maria where you can have lunch before taking a boat across to the city of Cadiz. After a short look around you’ll rejoin the coach for the return to Seville.
Day Trip to Cordoba
You depart from Seville for the 1½ hour drive to Cordoba. On arrival you will probably park next to the Guadalquivir river and gardens of the Alcazar before strolling over to the Mezquita which is now a cathedral built within the original Great Mosque of Cordoba. When you leave the Mezquita you head into the tiny whitewashed streets of the Jewish Quarter and visit the ancient Synagogue. You’ll then be free to discover more of the charm of the city and have lunch before you meet again for the return journey to Seville.
Day Trip to Granada
From Seville you head across the countryside of Andalucia for the 3 hour journey to Granada, possibly Spain’s most beautiful city. Our visit centres on the magnificent Alhambra Palace and its beautiful Generalife gardens but you’ll also be able to see the Royal Palace which is the final resting place of Fernando and Isabella, ‘Los Reyes Catolicos’.
Visit the Roman Ruins at Itálica
Itálica was the first Roman town in Spain. Its remains lie 8km northwest of Seville next to the small town of Santiponce under which most of the old part of the Roman town is buried. Visitors can see reconstructed ruins which include one of the biggest Roman amphitheatres, the public bathhouse and a restored Roman theatre. You can do this excursion by public transport. Regular buses operate from the Plaza de Armas bus station.