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About Seville

The only river port in Spain, embark on a stunningly scenic daytime sail up the River Guadalquivir sail straight into the very heart of this historic city. Undeniably Andalucía's top tourist destination, the city is divided in half by the river into Sevilla and Triana. Seville has had a reputation for its architecture and culture since the 19th century and featured as a stop along the 'Grand Tour' of Europe. In 1992 it played host to the International Exposition which was the catalyst for city-wide developments and renovations.

 

A symphony of everything Andalucian, Seville is home to flamenco, bullfighting and the spectacular Alcazar, has countless winding, medieval lanes and a delightful collection of romantic plazas. A city scented by orange blossom, the tapas is traditionally tasty and the locals supremely stylish. 

 

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Shore excursions in Seville

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Captivating Cordoba

Activity highRefreshments includedShopping

Duration: 7 hours

Discover the captivating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cordoba and the Mesquita.

Sit back and relax as you drive through the Andalusian countryside towards the historical city of Cordoba.

Cordoba was once the largest and probably the most beautiful city in the world. It is a city that demonstrates a past where Jewish, Christian and Muslims peacefully co-existed and left a beautiful legacy of architecture to be appreciated for centuries to come.

Cross the Guadalquivir River via the Roman Bridge and enter the city close to the Mezquita (Grand Mosque) which is one of the largest Mosques in the world. When the city was re-conquered by the Christians they were so impressed by the beauty of the Mosque that, rather than demolish it they simply built a Cathedral inside it. Weave your way through the arches and columns to discover this stunning and bizarre piece of art and architecture.

Step back out into the city for a walk around the Historic Quarter – La Juderia. Once the home of the Jewish Community, it is an intricate network of narrow and winding streets lined with flower filled patios and traditional buildings hiding just around the corner. Make a visit to the Mudejar Synagogue which is one of only 3 remaining Synagogues in Spain.

Enjoy some free time to purchase refreshments or shop for souvenirs or simply take a look around the city.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 2 hours of walking on this excursion, therefore flat comfortable shoes are recommended. The drive to Cordoba is approximately 1½ hours, a stop will be made en route.

In the Footsteps of Flamenco

Activity medium

Duration: 4½ hours

Discover the sights of Andalusia’s capital at dusk, and feel the fiery passion of Flamenco.

Begin your discovery of Seville with a panoramic drive passing famous sites including San Telmo, Torre del Oro, Maria Luisa Park and Murillo Gardens, close to the famous Alcázar.

Embark on a short walk to the Museo del Baile, a museum with a difference as it’s dedicated to the art of Flamenco and promoted by the world-famous Flamenco dancer Christina Hoyos. Take your seat in the intimate courtyard to see an electrifying and authentic performance of some of the many palos (styles) in existence today. Accompanied by guitars and powerful vocals it will be impossible not to feel the intensity of the story unfolding before you. Prior to the performance, why not explore the museum, which uses a fusion of traditional art and interactive technology to take you on a journey through the history of Flamenco.

Step out into the warm evening air and let your guide lead you through the intricate labyrinth of streets in the Santa Cruz Quarter towards the city centre. Soak up the atmosphere around the Cathedral and Alcázar, where you will have chance to photograph these stunning monuments gleaming in the moonlight.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 1½ hours' walking on this excursion. The Flamenco show is not exclusive to P&O Cruises. The walking tour following the show is optional and you may have free time in Seville before re-joining your transport back to your ship.

In the Footsteps of Flamenco

Activity medium

Duration: 4½ hours

Discover the sights of Andalusia’s capital, and feel the fiery passion of Flamenco.

Begin your discovery of Seville with a panoramic drive passing famous sights including Maria Luisa Park, San Telmo, Torre del Oro and Murillo Gardens close to the famous Alcázar.

Embark on a short walk to the Museo del Bailie, a museum with a difference as it’s dedicated to the art of Flamenco and promoted by the world famous Flamenco Dancer Christina Hoyos. Take your seat in the intimate courtyard to see an electrifying and authentic performance of some of the many Palos (styles) in existence today. Accompanied by guitars and powerful vocals it will be impossible not to feel the intensity of the story unfolding before you. Following the performance why not explore the museum which uses a fusion of traditional art and interactive technology to take you on a journey through the history of Flamenco.

Step out into the bustling city and let your guide lead you through the intricate labyrinth of streets in the Santa Cruz Quarter towards the city centre. Soak up the atmosphere around the Cathedral and Alcázar, where you will have chance to photograph these stunning monuments glistening in the sunshine.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 1½ hours' walking on this excursion. The Flamenco show is exclusive to P&O Cruises. The walking tour following the Flamenco show is optional and you may enjoy free time in Seville before returning to Adonia.

Jerez On Your Own

Activity lowShopping

Duration: 5 hours

Head into the heart of Andalusia and explore the home of sherry and dancing horses – Jerez.

Watch the stunning scenery of Andalusia unfold as you pass cattle ranches and stunning scenery during your drive to Jerez de la Frontera, one of the most beautiful cities in Andalusia. Upon arrival you will have around 2½ hours at leisure to explore the city.

Jerez is world renowned for being the home of sherry. If you are unsure of what to do you could always pop into one of the local bodegas for a tour and a spot of sherry tasting. Take a walk through the medieval old town where colourful flower filled patios line your route or explore some of the stunning architecture including the Alcazar and Cathedral of Jerez.

If all of that sounds too energetic, take a seat in one of the many cafés, bars and restaurants that surround the beautiful Plaza de Arenal.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot.This excursion is unguided but will be accompanied by a local escort. No entrance fees are included in the cost of the excursion and all walking will be at passengers own discretion.

Panoramic Seville

Activity low

Duration: 2½ hours

Watch as the sights of Andalusia’s capital unfold from the comfort of your coach.

Seville is the capital of Andalusia and is a charming mix of Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture.

Follow the left bank of the Guadalquivir River into the heart of the city for your first taste of the culture at the Palacio San Telmo. The Baroque structure was built in 1682 and was the headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition; nowadays it is the seat of the Andalusian local government. As you continue your tour you will pass the the Torre del Oro, the Bullring ‘Real Maestranza’, Triana Bridge and cross the Cachorro Bridge to the modern Seville. You’ll cross the Alamillo Bridge and continue to the Macarena district and the Tobacco Factory, which is now the University, and the setting for Bizet’s Opera ‘Carmen’.

Of course, no visit to this beautiful city would be complete without visiting the majestic Renaissance style Plaza de Espana inside the Maria Luisa Park with the pavilions from the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. Enjoy some free time here for a photo stop before returning to the ship.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This excursion involves minimal walking and the majority of the sightseeing is done by coach. The order of the itinerary may vary depending on local conditions.

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