Upon arrival at the airport, a driver will greet you and provide a private transfer to your hotel. Once you check in to your hotel and have a chance to freshen up, you may begin to explore the beautiful city of Seville, one of the jewels of Andalusia. Your itinerary includes a very special activity for the first day - experience the elegance of a bygone era with a traditional horse-and-carriage ride through the lovely streets of Seville. Riding in this classic carriage, you will explore the city’s important historic quarters. The soothing trot of horse’s hooves and your driver’s interesting commentary make for a truly pleasant and wonderful journey.
Later this evening, enjoy a private tapas tour through Seville’s Triana district. The old Gypsy Quarter, Triana is full of old churches, ceramics workshops, Flamenco venues and tapas bars. On your tour, you’ll discover hidden spots in the very heart of Seville. Each bar has something special to offer, whether it is a typical dish, a specific type of regional wine or its vivacious atmosphere. Be ready to stand with the locals at the bars, while sampling a selection of authentic tapas and Spanish wines. You’ll also learn about the fascinating history and hear interesting anecdotes of Seville, as you stroll through the city’s ancient streets.
Your accommodations for the next few nights will be at the Palacio de Villapanes. This luxurious five-star hotel occupies a converted 18th-century palace designed in the traditional Andalusian style. As you enter the hotel, you’ll feel refreshed by the lovely central courtyard with its marble columns, tile floor, palms, and a graceful fountain. Situated in the center of the city near the fashionable Santa Cruz district, the hotel offers a great location close to tourist sites, yet still gives you the sense of everyday life of Seville.