Cathedral of Seville, Giralda Tower, and Alcazar Palace Skip-the-Line Tour

Bypass the queues and visit the Andalusian capital’s renowned UNESCO sites alongside an expert guide

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The Cathedral of Seville, Giralda Tower, and Alcazar Palace are must-sees while in Seville, but did you know that along with their beauty, they’re known for their lengthy entry lines? That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of local guides, who’ll secure your skip-the-line tickets and lead the way on an insightful tour, so you can experience Seville’s wonders in 3.5 hours. From the world's largest Gothic cathedral to one of the oldest Royal Palaces in Europe, each stop is one for the memory books.

  • Meeting point is at Calle Francos nº19, Seville
  • Cathedral of Seville
  • Giralda
  • Royal Alcázar​
  • Alcázar Gardens​
  • Christopher Columbus' tomb​
  • Seville's palaces
  • Climb Giralda Tower on your own​
  • End at Real Alcázar's gardens

Choose a departure time that fits easily into your Seville schedule and join us on this carefully crafted tour featuring the city's most majestic sights. First up is the towering Cathedral of Seville, and with skip-the-line entry, you'll follow your guide straight into the grand nave to learn about the Cathedral's storied past and architectural marvels. Then, pause from the guided tour for an independent climb up the Giralda Tower, which will reward you with panoramic views of the historic city and its many gardens.

Once you've regrouped with your tour leader, your final stop is the Royal Alcazar, reachable by a one-minute walk. Here, a deep dive into the tales of former kings and monarchs awaits, and thanks to your priority tickets, you'll fill your time with explorations of its vibrant courtyards, richly decorated rooms, and expansive gardens.

Cathedral of Seville and Alcazar Palace Skip-the-Line Tour

Your 3.5-hour tour includes:

  • Professional English guide

  • Skip-the-Line access to the Cathedral of Seville and Giralda

  • Skip-the-Line access to the Alcazar Palace

  • Free time to climb Giralda Tower

  • Historical and cultural insights

  • Small group experience with 18 people max

Cathedral of Seville

Your adventure begins at an easy-to-access meeting point in the center of Seville, where you’ll meet your guide and fellow explorers for the day. From here, enjoy a short but lovely walk through the narrow streets of the historic center to your first destination—the Cathedral of Seville. Thanks to your skip-the-line tickets, there’s no need to wait in the lengthy queue, and soon, you’ll be stepping through the Cathedral’s grand doors into the magnificent nave filled with artistic treasures.

As the world's largest Gothic cathedral, it's hard to know where to begin exploring. However, with an expert guide leading the way, you can be assured you'll discover the must-see features of the Cathedral as well as its hidden gems often overlooked by visitors. Tune in as your guide recounts the Cathedral's evolution—from a 12th-century mosque into a testament to Christian grandeur—with each stone and stained-glass window telling a story of faith, power, and artistic endeavor. The highlight is undoubtedly the tomb of Christopher Columbus, as well as the Patio de los Naranjos, which offers the perfect place to pause amidst its historic orange trees.

Giralda Tower

Of course, another must-see highlight of the Cathedral of Seville is its impressive Giralda Tower. Originally constructed in the 12th century as the minaret for the Great Mosque of Seville, its beautiful Islamic design is a testament to the architectural ingenuity of the time. Yet, upon closer inspection, you’ll also find it also features a Renaissance-style bell tower, which was added in the 16th century under architect Hernán Ruiz.

With free time to ascend the tower’s ramps, you’ll get an up-close view of its varying influences. Then, upon reaching the top, you’re rewarded with panoramic views of Seville, a breathtaking maze of rooftops and spires, rivers, and gardens. Pause to take in the grandeur of your surroundings, where the past and present become one and the same.

Alcazar Palace Complex

The final leg of your tour brings you to the Royal Alcazar of Seville, a palace overflowing with stories of Muslim kings and Christian monarchs. With priority entry, you'll once again skip the lengthy queue and head straight inside. Follow your guide’s lead through rooms filled with exquisite tapestries and tiles, into beautiful courtyards singing with water features, and gardens rightly fit for a king.

Throughout your tour, you can look forward to visiting the Palace of King Don Pedro, the Palace of Yeso, the House of the Assistant, the House of the Contracting, and the Gothic Palaces—each showcasing hints of its important past through intricate designs, artistry, and personal artifacts. Then, for a grand finale, venture into the stunning gardens of the Royal Alcázar. Here, lush greenery, fragrant flowers, and tranquil water features are set against the backdrop of the palace's stunning architecture, making it the perfect escape from the city’s bustle.

In fact, it’s such a peaceful space, we know you’ll be in no hurry to leave. So, it’s here you’ll bid farewell to your guide and enjoy uninterrupted free time to explore at your leisure.

What you get with this tour
Skip-the-Line Access
Expert English-speaking tour guide
Cathedral of Seville
Giralda Tower
Alcazar Palace
Gardens of the Royal Alcázar
Christopher Columbus tomb
Game of Thrones filming locations
Historic insights
Max group size of 18
Tickets are non-refundable. All sales are final, no cancellations
Guide gratuities
Food & beverages
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

It's always smart to wear comfortable shoes since you'll be on your feet for most of the tour. A good camera or smartphone with a camera is also recommended. Please make sure you bring along a valid ID

What to bring?

It's always smart to wear comfortable shoes since you'll be on your feet for most of the tour. A good camera or smartphone with a camera is also recommended. Please make sure you bring along a valid ID

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Seville

Why do I need to provide my full name and ID?

The entrance ticket to Alcazar is nominative, and cannot be changed or refunded. All guests should provide their full names, ID and phone number to to make sure their tickets can be purchased

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

The Cathedral of Seville and Alcazar Palace are largely wheelchair accessible, but if you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand so we can best cater to your needs

What happens if it rains?

We run Monumental Seville tour rain or shine. If rainfall is extremely heavy, the tour may be subject to cancellation or rescheduling for safety reasons. On the rare occasion the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund

Is there a dress code to enter the Cathedral of Seville and Alcazar Palace?

While there is not a specific dress code, you will be expected to be wearing shoes and a respectful outfit to enter the Cathedral of Seville and Alcazar Palace. We also recommend wearing footwear you'll be comfortable walking in

Is lunch or dinner included in the price of the tour?

Lunch or dinner are not included but our knowledgeable guides will happily point out excellent places to eat after your tour

Are drinks included in the price of the tour?

Drinks are not included but our knowledgeable guides will happily point out excellent places to grab a drink after your tour

Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?

All ages are welcome on our Cathedral of Seville and Alcazar Palace tour. We offer reduced rates for children aged 4 to 13, and infants 3 and under are free

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

Hotel pickup is not included on this tour. You'll meet your guide at Street Francos nº19 at your selected departure time

Where does this tour end?

This tour ends in the gardens of the Royal Alcázar. You're welcome to stay as long as you like and continue your exploration at your leisure

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