Guided tour

Seville: Tapas, Taverns and History Tour

4.9 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: Devour Tours

Seville: Tapas, Taverns and History Tour

Activity provider: Devour Tours

From US$ 103.61 per person

Immerse yourself in one of the most vibrant food scenes in Spain. Head off on a tour that showcases the best tapas on offer in Seville with a side of history.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Try a wide variety of traditional tapas dishes
  • Embrace the culture and history of Seville
  • Try up to 5 traditional Spanish drinks
  • Learn how to navigate tapas bars on your own
  • Taste the classic local drink, orange wine
Full description

The Santa Cruz neighborhood is filled with some of the best tapas bars in all of Spain, but sometimes it can be hard to navigate the streets and choose the best restaurants without the help of a guide.

After a brief introduction, you’ll head to your first tapas bar of the evening, a family-owned business that’s been around since 1841. Taste authentic Spanish-style potato salad and a tapa of roasted peppers, all washed down by sweet red vermouth. Discover the beautiful Moorish architecture used to build the neighborhood and see the ruins of an ancient Roman temple before moving on to the second tasting stop: Seville’s tiniest bar.

This is as authentic as Spanish tapas get. Opened in 1904, this family-run establishment is renowned for introducing orange wine to Seville, which has since become a beloved local classic. Next, you'll enjoy a historical walking tour, heading past the Cathedral and into the backstreets of the neighborhood. You’ll walk streets most tourists will never discover and hear the famous tales and legends that permeate local folklore. Time for more tapas. Your next tasting is in a rustic old wine shop which is today the second-oldest bar in Seville, complete with traditional clay wine vats lining the walls.

Taste a delicious selection of miniature open-faced sandwiches known as montaditos: one topped with Iberian ham and the other with salt cod and salmorejo (a chilled tomato and garlic puree). Your final stop is a family-run bar in the heart of Seville’s historic center, where you’ll try shared plates of delicious regional specialties and a traditional dessert. Wash these down with drinks of your choice as you chat with your group about the amazing food, drink, and culture you enjoyed throughout the evening.

Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Walking tour
  • Cultural stops for general sightseeing
  • 10+ tapas at 4 local establishments
  • 5 drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 13 years
  • Vegans
  • People with lactose intolerance
  • People with gluten intolerance

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Santa Catalina Church entrance that is closest to the bar Patio San Eloy. Look for your guide who will be holding a sign with the name of the local partner on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • There is a lot of eating standing up on this tour (like a true Sevillano)
  • This tour is adaptable for vegetarians, pescatarians, gluten free (not celiac), dairy free, non-alcoholic, and for those who are pregnant
  • Guests with serious food allergies will need to sign an allergy waiver at the start of the tour
  • Some areas on this tour are not wheelchair accessible, so those with wheelchairs and limited mobility can contact the activity provider to arrange your visit
  • Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease,
  • vegans, or those with a combination of dietary restrictions (e.g. dairy and gluten free or gluten free and no pork)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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One of our favorite food tours that we have done. Ask for Elena when you book! She was very helpful in giving recommendations for the rest of our time in Seville as well as other parts of Spain. We loved all the restaurant recommendations that she gave us. The tour is a good mix of traditional Spanish tapas along with some history.

November 17, 2022

This is a great tour. Our guide was really knowledgeable and linked the food and drink we were having to it’s history so well. Being in a small group also meant we could talk well with each other which made the evening flow well and a great opportunity to get to know fellow travellers.

September 28, 2022

What an amazing evening! We always want to start a vacation in an unknown country with a tour to make us feel comfortable and this was perfect!! thanks to Helena we are excited for the rest of our time in Seville to eat and drink like locals ! She is filled with historical information that you do not get in guide books ! Book now !!

September 13, 2022

Product ID: 294555