Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Rail Tour to Seville by AVE Train submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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This was great. Logistics were incredibly easy and smooth and our guide, Angel, was GREAT. At first his accent was heavy for us but our ear tuned quickly. He is extremely knowledgeable and went out of his way to give us local insight. This was expensive but well worth it!Reviewed by: Andrew C, August 2012
It's not so clear in the description that you will pretty much be left in Seville to wander around for 6 hours after the initial ~2hr walking tour, so be prepared and get a good map as Seville city center is very disorienting.
I was the only person on this tour and arrived by train (note it usually leaves about 5 mins before the set time!) When I arrived I was driven by a nice driver to the city center where I was pointed at to the meeting point for the walking tour at 11am. The tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. The tour is a little short and only visited the Palace (pay your own) Jewish Quarter and the Cathedral. There are many many other nice places to visit in Seville for the remaining hours, including Plaza de Espana, the Bullring. The train station is a walkable distance (about 1 km) from the center to catch the fast train back to Madrid.
Another note is that you will need to go to collect your train tickets at a travel agency a day or 2 before the tour - this is not obvious in the Viator description. Also the Atocha train station is massive and you need to go to the Renfre departures section, not the same as the Metro station so give your self plenty of time to get there. I almost missed that 7:30am train in the morning.
Good. Confused with a meeting point at Seville. So that instructions are not enoughReviewed by: olga.rink, January 2012
A short two hour walking tour did not justify the cost - when we could have easily booked our own train trip. The tour guide was late in meeting us at the Saville train station - which lead to some confusion.Reviewed by: Margaret S, March 2013
Do not buy this tour, it is dreadful. We didn't get anything that was promised in the advertisement.Had to pay for additional tickets to get into the only 2 places that the tour guide took us to. Tour guide dumped us after 2 hours and left us on our own with 7 hours to kill before our train back to Madrid. Very, very bad value.Reviewed by: Geraldine K, February 2012