Antonio Doblas - Sevilla Official Tourist Guide
Phone: (34) 616253798
"Guided Tours in Sevilla"
Monumental Seville - Classic Seville - Religious Seville - Artistic Sevilla
Bike Tours - Flamenco Night - Sightseeing by Horse Carriage
Wines and Tapas Menu - Cruise along Guadalquivir River - Sevillian Ranch Tour
1ª Monumental Seville
Our first tour is the most popular and typical. We will visit the 3 most important highlights of central Sevilla: the Cathedral of Santa María, biggest in Spain and place where is buried Christopher Columbus, the Giralda tower, ancient arabic minaret and symbol of our city, the Royal Alcazar, arabic palace from the 14th century and nowadays residence of the spanisch kings, to end with a nice walk through the historical jewish section called Santa Cruz.
Duration around 3 hours.
2nd Classic Seville
For those who have been once in Sevilla this is the ideal visit. The Classic Tour goes throught the old arabic section and visits the famous Casa de Pilatos where is living the third richest family of Spain called Medinaceli. To continue with a nice walk across the Murillos´garden, the old Tobacco Factory, where the famous Carmen of Bizet was working, the Hotel Alfonso XIII, the Tower of Gold and the Hospital de la Caridad with the best baroque church of the city and some paintings of Murillo.
Duration around 3 hours.
3rd Religious Seville
Do you remember the famous song and dance "Macarena"? In this tour you will discover where is this name coming from. Macarena is a very famous sculpture of the Virgin Mary place in the Macarena quarter, we will start visiting her museum and church, worldfamous is the nice procession in Holy Week, after walk along the roman wall made by Julius Caesar and the Parlament of Andalucia, biggest Hospital of Europe in the 15th century, to finish with the convent of Saint Paula, one of the best examples of baroque art in Sevilla and where nones made the best jam.
Duration around 3 hours.
4th Artistic Seville
Bullfighting has always been one of the main traditions in Spain and for that reason we would like to show you the second oldest bullring of our country with this tour, the Maestranza Arena, there will see the ring and a small museum where it will explain the art of the bullfighting. After this we will go for a walk through the city center with the beautiful churches and palaces to finish in the Fine Arts Museum, second biggest after the Prado in Madrid.The best paintings of Murillo, Velazquez, Goya, Zurbarán, the Greek...etc are waiting for you.
Duration around 3 hours.
ROYAL SERVICE can be offer in Monumental, Classic, Artistic and Religious Tours.
This exclusive service includes:
- Meeting with the client in the lobby of the hotel for sightseeing by exclusive and tipycal horse carriage before the beginning of the tour.
(Available just for hotels inside of the city-center)
- Present of guided books of the visited monuments in your language
- Entrance fees included.
- Tasting of one glass of local wine and tapa in one of the popular bars of Santa Cruz Section.
- Children under 16 years free.
5th Bike Tours
Whether you come to Sevilla as a tourist or for work don't miss another way to see this lovely city. Our tour is ideal for everyone who wants to get to know Sevilla in a relaxed way. On a very comfortable bike you will get to know the “must see” places but also places away from the typical touristic paths. I will explain you the history of Sevilla and give you interesting information and tips about everything you need to know about this wonderful city.
We ride to the most important sights of Sevilla in 2 different tours: The tours are about 1:30 long, and we will ride mainly on cycling paths, pedestrian zones and parks. Of course we will make stops to hear the explanations.
1) Tower of Gold - Torre del Oro, Guadalquivir River, Maestranza Bullring, Opera House, Triana Bridge, Maria Luisa Park with the squares of Spain and America, Hotel Alfonso XIII, Saint Telmo´s Palace (Andalucia´s President House), Old Tobacco Factory where the famous Carmen was working, the Pavilions of the Expo-Fair in 1.929, Carmen´s Monument,..
Monument dedicated to the famous knight "el Cid" and Pavillions of the Expo-Fair 1.929.
2) Tower of Gold - Torre del Oro, Christopher Columbus Avenue,
Plaza de Armas or Córdoba Train Station, Cristo de la Expiración Brigde, Pavilions of the expo-Fair 1992, Triana Tower, World Traid Center, Barqueta and Alamillo Bridge, Audiorium, Santa Maria de las Cuevas Monastery
6th Flamenco Night
Flamenco, as you will know, is a genuine Spanish art, and to be more exact a genuine Southern Spanish art. It exists in three forms: Cante, the song, Baile, the dance, and Guitarra, the guitar. Gypsies are very often named as its fathers, and (it can at least) be taken for certain that they played an important part in its creation. However the popular songs and dances of Andalusia have also influenced early Flamenco considerably. Certainly there were other influences, too, which is not surprising in a country that has been dominated by most diverse cultures and civilizations during its different historical eras. Important thing to know is that the cradle of flamenco is certainly in western Andalucia, and there are few better places for flamenco than Seville.
Enjoy a nice musical evening coming to see one of the most enchanting, colourful and full of passion flamenco shows in a tipycal jewish house in the lovely Santa Cruz Section, which includes the collaboration of a great number of artists, many of them awarded with national and international prizes.
Show takes around 1 hour and it is not a touristic place.
7th Sightseeing by Horse Carriage
A typically lovely way to visit Seville is on a horse driven carriage route along restricted areas closed to automotive traffic. Come with Rafa and me, our horse carriage driver, to discover the highlights of Sevilla like Cathedral and Giralda Tower, Royal Alcazar, Indian Archives , Royal Mint, the Tower of Gold, Guadalquivir River, Maria Luisa Park with the squares of España and America, Mudejar, Royal and Archaeological Pavilions, Hotel Alfonso XIII, Saint Telmo´s Palace (Andalucia´s President House), Old Tobacco Factory where the famous Carmen was working, the Pavillions of the Expo-Fair in 1.929, Carmen´s Monument,..
Monument dedicated to the famous nobleman "el Cid Campeador" and Pavillions of the Expo-Fair 1.929...etc.
8th Wines and Tapas Menus
Sevilla is the perfect place for discovering the cuisine and wines of Andalusia. The city itself is considered by many to be the best place in Spain for tapas.
¿...and what are Tapas? Tapas are small portions of foods, both hot and cold, served in bars, bodegas and tascas to accompany a copa of dry Spanish Sherry or draught beer. You can enjoy tapas in most bars before the lunch hour and again before dinner.
Around 1:30 we can taste the best tapas bars or restaurants of the city, discovering the origin and history of tapas, tasteing the typical sevillian ham, andalusian gazpacho soup, our famous fried fish, the worl-known sevillian olives or the popular orange wine and many more. 2 Options:
1) Book you tapas Menu in advance.
2) Pay your tapas directly.
9th Cruise along Guadalquivir River
As in the case of many other large cities, Seville's origins surge from its magnificent location along a great river, the Guadalquivir
The river has always played a very important roll in the history of Seville, first in the roman times when its name was "Betis" and later with the Arabs, who changed the name to Guadalquivir, which means Big River, also Seville was one of the departure points for Christopher Columbus´s fleet in his voyages to discover the new World "America".
During 1 hour we will admire and discover by modern river boats with bar service and WC, both sides of the Guadalquivir, looking monuments like the Tower of Gold, the Maestranza Bullring, the Triana Bridge, the Pavilions of the Expo-Fairs of 1992 and 1929, Alamillo and Barqueta Bridge, Macarena and Triana Section, San Telmo´s Palace, Giralda Tower, Opera House and many more.
10th Sevillian Ranch Tour
Enjoy your stay in Sevilla with the visit of a typical sevillian ranch with heads of cattle, milk cows, andalusian horses and fighting bulls. Ranch in Spanish is called "Cortijo" or "Hacienda".
In my company, we can visit the Pure Spanish horse breed, the indigenous Retinto bulls, the milk cows farm, as well as the Mediterranean forest, the arabic mills, the Roman baths, the carriage museums...etc
We can make this tour riding a typical spanish horse or on a horse carriage with the typical Spanish breed horses.