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Seville City Sightseeing Bus

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.

 

How Does A Hop On-Hop Off Bus Works?

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:

  • Companies operate one or several routes that include the city’s most important highlights.
  • Each route has a certain number of stops where you can hop on and off the bus. These stops are not always located in the same spot as public transport buses are.
  • You generally catch a double deck bus. These buses offer an audio guide service as well, available in several languages, providing comprehensive comments on the highlight you are visiting.
  • You get a ticket and pay a fixed price.
  • The ticket entitles you to unlimited trips in every route of the company’s buses for a limited period of time – usually 24 or 48 hours.
  • You can hop on and off the bus as many times as you’d like provided that your ticket is still valid.
  • The tourist buses have a limited frequency and chances are you may have to wait between 30 minutes and one hour before the next bus stops where you are.

 

Is It Worth To Catch A Tourist Bus?

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:

  • Like to visit places at your own pace and do not advocate rally-tourism.
  • Intend to a have a relaxed visit of several highlights or museums in one day. Since these buses are not very frequent, you risk wasting a precious time while waiting for the bus to come. Try walking instead.

 

City Sightseeing Seville (Red Buses)

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:

  • At 10:30, wander around the Barrio de Santa Cruz and the historical center where the most important monuments such as the Cathedral and the Alcázar are.
  • At 12:00, explore the Parque de María Luisa and its impressive Plaza de España.
  • At 13:30, get to know the city from which Ferdinand Magellan undertook the first expedition to sail around the world.
  • At 17:30 (October to May) or at 19:00 (June to September), discover Triana, a very picturesque neighborhood of Seville.

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.

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Sevirama (Green Buses)

The Sevirama open top tour bus has currently 2 routes (90 minutes each):

  • The Monumental Seville Tour. This is the longest route as it includes the most interesting places in both riverbeds from the city.
  • The Romantic Seville Tour goes around the Maria Luisa Park, a gorgeous area where you can have a walk around the Plaza de España or visit a museum. Then, the bus continues its way to show you the beautiful architectural complex created for the the Ibero-American Exposition World’s Fair that took place in Seville in 1929.

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.