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Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

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Discover the cultural melting pot of Cordoba on a full-day tour of the multi-faceted metropolis from Seville. Follow a knowledgeable guide through the ambient tangle of whitewashed courtyards, cobbled lanes and alluring landmarks and see UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders like the Mezquita and the Alcazar. Visit Spain’s oldest synagogue and amble along the medieval streets of the Jewish quarter while gaining fascinating insight into the intriguing history of the city home to the second-largest old town in Europe. 
  • Day trip to Cordoba from Seville
  • Spend a day exploring a unique, vibrant Andalusian city just 1.5 hours from Seville
  • Discover Cordoba’s remarkable mix of Christian, Muslim and Jewish history from a guide
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage–listed old town, the second-largest in Europe
  • Witness the magnificent architecture of the Mezquita and the Alcázar
  • Venture through the historic Jewish quarter to visit one Spain’s few existing synagogues
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Apart of the mentioned hotels we also offer other central Seville locations which are in walk distance from the majority of hotels, apartments and private residences in the city centre.
Relax during the 1.5-hour journey to Cordoba after pickup from your Seville hotel in an air-conditioned coach. Get acquainted with the history and cultural mélange of the fascinating city as your guide offers an introductory narration throughout the journey. On arrival, immediately notice the charismatic mix of Muslim, Christian and Jewish architecture and disembark to explore the historical heart of the city on foot. 

Weave your way down Cordoba’s quaint cobbled lanes and observe the abundance of flowering balcony boxes, antique bodegas and bespoke craft boutiques. Hear of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city’s prosperous past and arrive at the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, a medieval palace-fortress thronged with gorgeous gardens and distinct architectural features. 

Continue to the Mezquita, a majestic Moorish monument considered one of Europe’s most impressive. Listen to legends surrounding the mosque-cathedral’s 600 AD origin and 13th-century Christian conversion and marvel at the architectural accomplishment of the building as you explore the richly ornamented interior. 

Next, amble over to the old Jewish quarter to see locals enjoy post-siesta tapas in ambient bars. Delve into the medieval myriad of the enclave and visit the Cordoba Synagogue to enrich your knowledge of they city’s Jewish heritage. 

Conclude your tour with a leisurely stroll down Calleja de las Flores, a quaint alleyway that affords excellent views of Cordoba’s most prominent monuments, and then relax during the return journey to Seville, where the tour concludes. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Enter Cordoba’s most important monument, the Mezquita (aka the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba), a symbol of the many religious changes the city has undergone over the centuries. Originally a Catholic church, it was converted into an Islamic mosque in the Middle Ages, then back into a church after the Reconquista. With its otherworldly architecture, the Mezquita is considered one of the most accomplished Moorish monuments in the world. Notice the mix of stately Roman columns, Baroque and Renaissance frescoes and Moorish tiles and arches as you stroll the interior.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Next, head over to the old Jewish quarter (Juderia), whose streets stretch out like capillaries and emerge onto tucked-away courtyards buzzing with locals enjoying post-siesta tapas. Listen as your guide points out the distinctly Moorish flair to these medieval alleys, reminiscent of the Jews' prosperity under the Caliphate of Cordoba. Here you'll visit the Cordoba Synagogue, one of the few synagogues existing today in Spain, built in 1315 in Mudéjar style. Before leaving Cordoba, walk down the tiny Calleja de las Flores alleyway, one of the most popular streets in the city. Look back to see the Mezquita's tower peaking between the corridor — Cordoba’s most iconic sight. Then hop back in the coach for the 1.5-hour drive back to Seville
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Calleja de las Flores
Next, head over to the old Jewish quarter (Juderia), whose streets stretch out like capillaries and emerge onto tucked-away courtyards buzzing with locals enjoying post-siesta tapas. Listen as your guide points out the distinctly Moorish flair to these medieval alleys, reminiscent of the Jews' prosperity under the Caliphate of Cordoba. Here you'll visit the Cordoba Synagogue, one of the few synagogues existing today in Spain, built in 1315 in Mudéjar style. Before leaving Cordoba, walk down the tiny Calleja de las Flores alleyway, one of the most popular streets in the city. Look back to see the Mezquita's tower peaking between the corridor — Cordoba’s most iconic sight. Then hop back in the coach for the 1.5-hour drive back to Seville
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Viajes Boreal S.A
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cordoba Day Trip from Seville?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Cordoba Day Trip from Seville.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Cordoba Day Trip from Seville?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cordoba Day Trip from Seville.
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What is the social distancing policy during Cordoba Day Trip from Seville?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Cordoba Day Trip from Seville.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cordoba Day Trip from Seville?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cordoba Day Trip from Seville.

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  • "I have no complaints about the tour , but I would rather prefer to explore the town on my own because I could not enjoy its beauty." See review

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star-5
Enjoyable trip
Judit_V
, Aug 2022
Cordoba is such a beautiful city. We got a a great introduction during our walking tour. Our guide took us all over old town showing us the various sights and explaining the history. Really enjoyable.
star-5
Relaxed day trip to Cordoba from Seville
Patricia_W
, Jun 2022
We were picked up near our hotel by a comfortable bus. We were met in Cordoba by our guide. We had a break before the tour. We toured the city Center and the Mezquita and had time for a nice lunch and to explore on our own before meeting the return bus.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
the Organization left much to be desired, whereas the guided tour was very good
Jrgen_S
, May 2022
Organization: we got contradictory mails concerning the date and had to call to be sure when we should go; the bus was 15 to 20 minutes late (and we did not get any information about the delay) The guided tour was VERY GOOD: Jewish quarter and Mosque-Cathedral with a lot of historical information and a very nice guide
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very important
Jorge_D
, Mar 2020
An excellent tour, Very comfortable your journey, Very good bus, Magnificent tour guides Very well explained every place we visited I recommend it 100 by 100
star-5
Easy yet extraordinary
Melissa_S
, Feb 2020
The day trip to Cordoba was perfect! The van was right on time both in and out of the city and the ride over was relaxing and super simple. Cristina, the tour guide upon our arrival, was the highlight. She knew so much about the city and the site and presented all the information in a dynamic way. All in all, a seamless experience.
star-3
Time wasted by travel agency combining tours
limsandy2019
, Oct 2019
The local agency has taken many small day tours from Cordoba and much time is wasted as we keep gathering in circles to listen to instructions , etc . The agency contact number did not work so pls ensure you check your email junk box regularly as I missed getting the message on the meeting time and ended up rebooking on another day / luckily I manage to call Viator HELPDESK for assistance
star-5
Córdoba day trip from Seville
Markwak
, Oct 2019
This was an excellent visit. Our local guide was outstanding and extremely knowledgeable. The Mosque Cathedral is amazing- even better than the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Our pick up and drop off worked very well.
star-5
So much history!
Marjorie_C
, Oct 2019
Angel was an excellent guide in Cordoba. His wealth of knowledge and his sense of humor made for a very memorable tour. Thank you Angel for all the history.
star-4
Beautiful town , average trip
GABRIELA_O
, Oct 2019
Cordoba is beautiful and a “ must see “ . The bus was comfortable , we waited 30 min at the pick-up point and the whole time for pick-up was 40 min.I consider this OK for this kind of trips. The local guide in Cordoba was a nice guy but it was difficult to understand his English , especially at Real Alcazar and Jewish quartier where we had no headphones . We arrived in Cordoba at 11.45 , spent 20 min at the toilet queue at Royal Alcazar and 20 min visiting it ...No gardens tour ! The Mezquita/ Cathedral is very different , beautiful and interesting , there we had headphones but 90% of information was about its architecture and building techniques , not about history and social meaning. The tour begun at 10.45 and ended at 14.30 , than 90 min free ( be aware -at 33 degrees Celsius in October). I have no complaints about the tour , but I would rather prefer to explore the town on my own because I could not enjoy its beauty.
star-5
a Special Place
kh0l0udl3
, Aug 2019
This is a must see when in Seville. It is a unique place. The entire trip was well organized. The guide was very informative which made things more interesting. it is recommended
star-5
Unforgetable experience
Rossano_S
, Jun 2019
Great experience with a very knowledgeable guide..it really memorable and unforgetable experience..learnt a lot of things and histories of Cordoba...
star-3
Small group turned into 50
Pawan A
, May 2019
This tour started out good. Then we got to Cordoba and started the site tours. By the time we got to the mosque our group of 10 turned into 50. It was hard to keep up with the guide with that many people surrounding him. Then, after a super hot day of walking around, we got back on the bus to Seville and the AC was barely working in the bus. We were so uncomfortable. This trip could have been much better.
star-5
Great trip
Jahan_Z
, May 2019
Great trip great guide Angel. Very knowledgeable and explained history of Córdoba very well. Highly recommend this tour.
star-1
I booked this tour based off of the...
Samara_K
, Jun 2018
I booked this tour based off of the glowing reviews, but I would have been better off staying the full day in Cordoba. First off, it's closer to a 2 hour drive and after you've picked up everyone from their own hotels note: it's a combination of groups that did not just book through viator and get to the city, you're not talking about a lot of time for the actual tour. We had a coach and a tour guide who gave her scripted commentary in Spanish then English mostly about crops or names of towns - which is very misleading based off of the booking information. She wasn't very good with any English off script. Once we arrived, we were greeted by another local group director who had to split us up based off of language we had two people who spoke French and were fortunate enough to have their own personal tour. We had one woman who spoke Spanish, but apparently understood English just fine. Regardless, after we broken up and met our actual local guide, we then spent the next 30 minutes in the gardens of the Alcazar waiting for everyone to make it through their bathroom visits. Our extensive visit of the palace included: the gardens, the baths, and the former room for the Spanish Inquisition now turned place for weddings and that was it. I couldn't believe we were leaving after having only seen that little of the palace. Then we got another 10 minute break so people could buy coffee and relax as if we had just done some strenuous walking in those compact places. We also picked up additional people to be on our English guided tour. We then walked the city to learn about the minimal Jewish synagogue was closed until September and Arabic influences before we made our way to the Mezquita where we picked up ANOTHER group of English speakers to our group. We then had to wait for the local group director to break us up into the original the people from the coach and the two dozen new people who were just joining us for the Mosque/Cathedral portion. We literally wasted another 30 minutes standing around the courtyard and our group was HUGE. We did spend a solid hour in the Mosque/Cathedral and our guide was very thorough, but you were left with about 1.5 hours of time for lunch and shopping. However, it was siesta time so everything is closed by 3pm and all of those cute little shops you passed through are not open for business. We had to meet the coach back at 4 PM so we could get back to our hotel by 6pm. The coach guide did not give any commentary on the way back it was your time for a siesta, but did expect gratuities when you exited. Again, I cannot reiterate enough: travel to Cordoba and visit the city on your own or through a local guide. Do not waste time doing the 4 hour bus trip to spend very little time actually seeing the city. The city is small enough that you can do it on your own without getting lost. If you're only interested in seeing the Mosque/Cathedral, then this tour would be adequate for your purposes. Just know that the English speaking groups are large and apparently accumulate people as you go and you will always have those people who make the guide repeat everything or ask meaningless questions, consuming the guide's time and yours. Plus, there were really too many people on the tour to make it a pleasant experience when clearly this became a money making opportunity. Honestly, I spent way too much money for a party of 2 when I could have traveled via train on my own for cheaper.
star-5
Amazing city. The mosque/cathedral...
Frederick G
, Apr 2018
Amazing city. The mosque/cathedral was breathtaking. Very knowledgeable guide in a tour that was well paced and full of information. Nice that we had some time at the end of the tour to explore on our own as well.
star-4
This tour led by our tour guide...
IndahMayasari_G
, Mar 2018
This tour led by our tour guide, Angel, was amazing. He's very knowledgeable and funny too. So our history lesson was not boring at all! Plus the facts that the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba was really a masterpiece!
star-4
Really well organised trip, although...
Sam C
, Feb 2018
Really well organised trip, although I still can't quite work out if it would be quicker to take the train there and organise yourself - Cordoba isn't that large. Really enjoyed the three sights - Palace, Cathedral and Jewish Quarter. The trip runs to time and people joined in between sights as they had paid for individual parts. This meant that the group in the Cathedral was rather large. If i were to do it myself I'd also go to the cathedral first to avoid the crowds. You also have free time to see the roman bridge, get lunch etc. Reason it isn't 5 star is that the group for the cathedral was rather large and for the money paid, i felt like it should be smaller.
star-5
The tour was well organized...
Amjad H
, Feb 2018
The tour was well organized. Transport was comfortable. Tour in Córdoba was well defined and our Guide Paki was great. She had extremely good knowledge and simple way to explain to tourists like us. She was not in hurry and give extended detail of History.
star-5
Amazing tour, a lot of explanation...
JOE_C
, Jan 2018
Amazing tour, a lot of explanation, the timing is perfect, and the guide is very professional and it is apparent that he is doing his job out of Passion.
star-5
Absolutely wonderful guide devoted...
Lois M
, Jan 2018
Absolutely wonderful guide devoted to Córdoba and its history! I have travelled a lot and a good guide makes all the difference! Rafael by name and approximate!

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