Seville: The heart of Andaluca, Flamenco, Carmen and Passion.
Travelling at teatime on Friday the 11th of May and returning teatime on Monday the 14th of May 2018, 3 full days and 3 nights.
Seville brings you joy,light, energy: you will live life with passion here. Seville is an emotion: a city that is alive with an impressive historical heritage, it offers culture. music, sports and leisure, inviting you to experience it all, at any time, experience the unique attraction and the heritage of Flamenco, tapas and socialisin. It is the largest town in Southern Spain, the city of Cramen, Juan Figaro and Flamenco.
Meet Cathy your Social Circle host in the departurers lounge at Manchester Airport where we will gather before heading to our exciting destination of Seville.
Exe Seville Palmera Hotel 4 star luxurious hotel.
Our luxury 4-star hotel boasts Hotel Exe Sevilla Palmera is a charming 4-star property set in a prime location in the center of Seville. Local tourist attractions such as Benito Villamarin Stadium and Popular Arts Museum are not far from the hotel.
The hotel offers 96 comfortable and well-equipped guestrooms. Room facilities include climate control, cordless phone, direct-dial phone, in-room safe, and speakerphone and voice mail. Other room amenities include blackout drapes/curtains, desk and minibar. Beds: twin beds, Bathroom amenities include hair dryer. Entertainment: In-room entertainment options at Hotel Exe Sevilla Palmera include LCD television. Internet connection options: guests will appreciate wireless high-speed Internet access. Housekeeping services and complimentary newspapers are also available.
Our host Cathy has local knowledge and experience and will give you the attention to detail which will make this a thoroughly enjoyable trip, Cathy your host will recommend and lead you to many places of interest over your stay, each evening they will take care of your dinner reservations at a restaurant offering the best in local cuisine. They are able to assist and answer any questions, and will enhance you enjoyment of your weekend. They will organise the best mode of transport to and from the airport, take care of the hotel bookings and offer a first class service.
You will share a twin bedded room with an en suite bathroom and full choice of breakfast. There is an additional single supplement for your own room. see details below.
Contact Cathy our organiser on 07891060565, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any aspect of the weekend or answer any questions.
Your host Cathy will organise to show you the best attractions and tourist spots and you are welcome to join in this itinerary, or you may decide to venture out on your own or with friends and Cathy your host can advice you on some local attractions, we invite you to attend dinner each evening, when we can talk over the exciting days events sharing information and stories with your group of friends and companions.
We will visit each day a selection of the best culture, attractions and unique gems of this vibrant city of Seville over our 3 day stay from Friday the 11th to Monday the 14th of May 2018.
In Seville, you will want to visit the old city, with the Cathedral and the Giralda tower at its heart. (You can climb the steps inside the tower for a magnificent view of the City). Very close by are the royal Mudajar palace known as the Alcazar with marvellous gardens and the Santa Cruz quarter, with cramped streets, flowered balconies, richly decorated facades, hidden patios... Other sights not to be missed are, in the old city, the Casa de Pilatos, a large sixteenth-century mansion where Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance styles blend harmoniously amidst exuberant patios and gardens and, crossing the Triana bridge over the large Guadalquvir River, the lively popular quarter of Triana with charming narrow streets around the church of Santa Ana and traditional ceramic factories. There is a lot to see and a lot to do in Seville, a city that keeps some of the most outstanding Spanish monuments and sights. You will find plenty to do during your visit to this city, so get ready to explore Seville with our Seville travel guide.
Â flows through the city will help you to find your way in Seville. Most of the sights are on the east bank: the barrio of Santa Cruz, the cathedral, the Reales Alca¡zares palace etc., while the most historic neighborhoods like Triana, the theme park Isla Magical and the former Expo 92 buildings are on the western bank.
Cathedral and La Giralda
Sevilles cathedral is the third largest cathedral in the world, and the largest Gothic building in the world. It contains the tomb of Christopher Columbus (Cristobal ColÃ³n in Spanish). The cathedral was built over the ruins of an Almohad mosque and some of the elements in its structure are still of Arab style, like the wonderful tower on the back of the cathedral, La Giralda, which is in fact one of the few Almohad minarets surviving in the world.
Reales Alca¡zares Palace
The Reales Alc¡zares is an amazing royal palace built by the Christian kings of Castile. This is the oldest occupied royal palace in Europe, meaning that the king and queen of Spain still stay here when they visit Seville.
We advise you to take your time when you visit the Alca¡zares, since it is not only a palace but several palaces together, you will be astonished at the incredible combination of different architectural styles. Here, Muslim, Mudejar and Christian constructions fuse together. You can also stroll through the gardens of the Alca¡zares, where fountains, ponds, colourful flowers and the fragrance of aromatic plants will take you to another time..
The picturesque barrio of Santa Cruz is well worth a visit. This neighborhood is the heart of Seville, with its narrow streets, white houses, flowers and iron grilles; it is the typical Andalusian barrio.The best way to get to Santa Cruz is through the tunnel in the corner of Patio de Banderas (near the exit from the Reales AlcÃ¡zares), this will take you to the street JuderÃa (a reminder that this was once the Jewish quarter of the city).Don't miss the Casa de Pilatos, a charming palace dating from the 15th century.
Plaza de Espaa (Square of Spain)
Sevilles Plaza de Espana is undoubtedly one of the city top attractions. This huge and beautiful square was built for the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929, and now remains as amazing open space right opposite the Maria Luisa park. The square is decorated with ceramic tiles, fountains, bridges and baroque arcades. All along the square there are benches representing each of the Spanish provinces.
Torre del Oro (tower of the gold)
The Torre del Oro stands on one of the banks of the Guadalquivir river, opposite to the Maestranza, the famous bullfighting ring of Seville. Built in the 13th century by the Arabs, the tower is currently a naval museum.
The little baroque church of la Macarena keeps one of the statues of the Virgin Mary that are carried during the Easter processions. The basalica also holds a museum dedicated to the Virgin. Next to the church you will find the old city walls built by the Moors in the 11th century.
Hospital de los Venerables
This baroque 17th century building is a former residence by the Silence Brotherhood of priests asa Â place to house old, poor and frail priests. The hospital is located in the Barrio Santa Cruz. today it is the headquarters of the FOCUS-abengoa foundation which preserves the property. The courtyard is magnificant.
Barrio de Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz is a barrio or neighbour hood and Sevilles former jewish quarter in the medieval old city. The nrighbourhood is delineated by Calle Santa Maria La Blanca: and Real Alcazar. This is a picturesque and quaint area where you can wander the narrow lanes, stop for a bite to eat, shop in the Artisian storers and go to bars in the evening.
Sevilles panoramic wheel
Take a different look at the city from this panoramic wheel located in the Jardines del Prado de San Sebastian. The trip on the wheel takes a bit more than 10 minutes, so make the most of it.
Flamenco shows in Seville
You can leave Sevilla without having seen one of its world famous Flamenco shows.
Whats left to do? Simply book your flight and come and join us......
Booking Information and flights
PLACES LIMITED to 10 YOU MUST BOOK EARLY to take advantage of the best flight prices and bea ssured of a place on this extremely popular weekend with your host Cathy.
Price Member £295.00 Non-Member £345.00, to get member price you must be a member at time of booking and at time of event.
Single Room Supplement of £225.00
We suggest booking Flights with Ryanair.
Ryanair, Depart Manchester Fri 11th of May 19.00 flight number FR4370 Return Monday the 14th of May at 18.50 flight number FR4371.
*you are responsible for booking your own flights and are governed by the airlines T&Cs.
Lunch and evening meals costs are your responsibility and any organised payable tours. Travel to and from the airport is also not included, but your host will organise the best mode of transport
With Social Circle you will have your own guide who will make your trip one to remember, add to this the great company, and friendships that are formed, lively conversations, nights out and general realxed atomsphere, this is your Social CIrcle Guarantee. Just an incredible trip organised for you with like-minded people.