Group Excursions or Private Excursions?
Please note that all the excursions on this page are scheduled coach excursions travelling by luxury, air-conditioned minibus. If you’re looking for tours and excursions which provide you with your own official English-speaking tour guide and chauffeur where necessary then you should refer to the following links:
Private Seville City Tours | Private Excursions from Seville
Royal Andalusian School Of Equestrian Art in Jerez de la Frontera
Every Thursday there’s a performance by the dancing horses of the Royal Andalusian School Of Equestrian Art in Jerez de la Frontera at midday. To get there by public transport take the Andalucia Express train from Santa Justa or San Bernardo railway station in Seville then get a taxi to the Equestrian School. You should book tickets well in advance from the School Of Equestrian Art website as this is a popular weekly events which is regularly sold out.
After the show it’s a nice idea to walk along to the Sandeman Sherry Bodega which is just a few metres from the Equestrian School. There’s a sherry tour in English at 1.30pm.
To make life a lot easier it’s probably worthwhile taking one of the day excursions to Jerez from Seville which generally include the horse show (with tickets) and a visit to a sherry bodega.
Excursion to Cordoba
The historical district of Cordoba is centred on the city’s Great Mosque (Mezquita) and is one of the highlights of any trip to Andalucia. High speed AVE trains connect Seville’s Santa Justa railway station with Cordoba in about 40 minutes although you’ll find the AVANT service cheaper and only a little slower. Check latest timetables and prices in English at the RENFE website. Buses leave for Cordoba from the Prado de San Sebastian bus station in Seville. They offer the cheapest option but take around two hours to get there. Bus timetables are on the Movelia website .
If you have the time it’s well worth spending at least a night in Cordoba as it’s a charming destination with plenty to see and shouldn’t be rushed.
To avoid having to rely on public transport you might consider pre-booking an organised day excursion from Seville to Cordoba:
Excursion to Granada
Home to the Alhambra Palace, Spain’s most visited tourist attraction, Granada is known as the jewel of Moorish Spain. Buses travel from the Prado de San Sebastian bus station in Seville to Granada taking three hours. On arrival in Granada the bus station is some distance from the historic centre so you’ll probably need to take a taxi. Bus timetables are on the Movelia website. Train services from the Santa Justa or San Bernardo railway stations in Seville offer a more convenient option also taking around three hours. Check latest timetables and prices in English at the RENFE website.
Considering the day return travel times between Seville and Granada it really would be a shame to spend such a limited time in this city. Therefore, we’d suggest that you stay in Granada for a few nights or if time is limited you should take an escorted tour from Seville to Granada which includes a visit to the Alhambra Palace and the city’s other main attractions. If travelling independently be sure to book your Alhambra Palace tickets well in advance as they sell out frequently. Granada is a very long day out from Seville so it’s well worth looking at the option of getting onto one of the tours below so as to avoid wasting unnecessary time on public transport.
This is the site of some impressive Roman ruins located at Santiponce just outside the city. Public buses leave from the bus station at Plaza de Armas every 30 minutes and the journey takes about 20 minutes. The bus stops right outside the Roman town which was the birthplace of Hadrian and Trajan. Time it right and you caould have lunch at one of the nice restaurants on the street approaching Santiponce or else tie in a visit to the impressive Monastery of San Isidoro del Campo which is also located here.
Cadiz & Puerto de Santa Maria
Thanks to the excellent train service you can head out of Seville from the Santa Justa or San Bernardo railway stations for day trips to Cadiz or Puerto de Santa Maria. The journey takes about an hour, check latest timetables and prices in English at the RENFE website. On arrival the Playa Atlantico beach in Cadiz is a great spot to head for and the ancient city itself is fascinating. For a fresh seafood lunch take the catamaran from the port across to Puerto de Santa Maria.
Carmona is best visited on the way to or from Cordoba if travelling in your own car. It is a beautiful white village located on a hillside some 30km from Seville just off the main road to Cordoba. It is home to some lovely churches and has a marvellous unspoilt atmosphere. Time permiting it is a great choice for an overnight stay at its excellent parador or one of the other upmarket hotels in town.