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For those of you who like touring cities on top of a city sightseeing bus, Seville offers several alternatives. Two companies operate several touristic bus routes. All the details can be found below.
Combine your city sightseeing bus ticket with a Sevilla Card to save time skipping waiting lines and take advantage of priory access in the main museums and monuments.
If you are already familiar with open top bus tours, also know as hop on-hop off, the available services in Seville are pretty much identical as to what you could find in other city across the world.
Nevertheless, if you haven’t heard of theses buses or have taken one of them, here is how they work:
Here are some valid reasons that support the idea of catching a bus to visit a city.
1. An open top bus tour is an interesting idea if you are going to spend little time in town. For example, if you land in Seville as a first stop before heading south on a road trip around Andalucía. The tourist bus allows you to have a sneak peek of Seville.
2. If you are going to spend a few days in the city, you might take one of these buses on your first day to have a complete summary of what’s worth visiting. Then, in the following days you can spend time going to the places that interest you more.
3. A double deck bus offers a new perspective compared to what you can see on a walk.
4. It’s worth considering if you’d like to take advantage of the bus route and easily reach far away sights.
On the contrary, you shouldn’t go on a city sightseeing bus if you:
This open top tour bus has a unique route. You can catch the bus at 14 stops, including Torre del Oro, Plaza de España, Isla Mágica amusement park and the CAAC (also known as the Cartuja Monastery). You can also download a map so you can then visit the surrounding area when you get off the bus.
The tour lasts one hour approximately and several guided walking tours are included. You can choose among the following:
Your tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours from the first time you use it, and you only need to wait for 15 minutes at every stop for a bus to come.
The Sevirama open top tour bus has currently 2 routes (90 minutes each):
The ticket includes a guided walking tour of one hour. The tour is led by a guide who speaks both Spanish and English. Usually the morning walking tour is around Triana, an area often underrated by foreigners but full of charm and for some the cradle of Andalusia. Then, in the afternoon, you can stroll around the Barrio de Santa Cruz, the oldest part of Seville where most of the monuments and exciting places are located.
You can also download a map so you can then visit the surrounding area when you get off the bus.
All the information regarding this open top tour bus can be found at their website.