Tapas, Taverns & History Tour

A 2-in-1 tapas and history adventure! Taste the city’s best food while uncovering its fascinating past along the way.

12+ Tapas (Dinner)
Evening Tour
4 Hours
5 Historic Tapas Bars + History Tour
Passionate Guide

What's Included

  • An insider local guide who will teach you how to do tapas like a local—from choosing an authentic tapas bar to the unwritten rules of ordering and paying
  • Discover the magical world of Spanish wines and sherries, paired excellently with each dish you enjoy
  • The best authentic tapas in Seville—including Spain's treasured Iberian ham!—at places locals love, carefully selected from Seville's 3,000+ tapas bars
  • A glimpse at Seville's main sights on a historic walking tour: the Royal Alcázar, Plaza Nueva, Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter, Cathedral and more
  • The chance to touch history as you visit 100-year-old family-run tapas bars where you'll taste recipes passed down through generations
  • Find out why Seville was once considered the most important city in the world—and how this changed the food we eat today

Foodie Highlights

You'll Eat

  • Acorn-fed Iberian ham—the best of the best!
  • Delicious Manchego cheese drizzled in olive oil
  • Beautifully seasoned, slow roasted pork belly
  • A spectacular salt cod snack
  • Sobrasada, a local delicacy similar to chorizo
  • A tapa of your choice from Maria's kitchen
  • Deliciously tender pork cheek—heaven!
  • A Moorish inspired lamb skewer
  • Lightly grilled tuna from Cadiz
  • Delicate cod pastry with garlic and almond ajo blanco sauce
  • Traditional Spanish dessert made by local nuns!

You'll Drink

  • Vermouth made from a secret family recipe
  • Bone dry manzanilla sherry
  • A selection of Spanish wines or a local beer
  • The local alternative to sangría
  • Alvaro's delightful orange wine
  • Deliciously sweet dessert sherry
* Actual tastes may change depending on season or availability.
This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • Dietary restrictions
    We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease. We do not recommend this tour for vegans.

    What to Expect on Your Tour

    TOUR SNAPSHOT

    This two-in-one tour gives you the very best of Seville’s tapas, along with the can’t-leave-without-hearing stories of its past! From Julius Caesar to Christopher Columbus and the Moorish conquest to the dark days of the Spanish Inquisition, Seville’s 2,000-year history is packed with famous figures, stories and events that dramatically changed the course of history. You’ll hear those stories and more as you explore Seville’s historic center, popping in and out of family-run bars and tasting the best tapas in the city!

    STOP-BY-STOP

    You’ll start the night off at Seville’s oldest tapas bar, where you’ll enjoy the city’s classic aperitif—a glass of vermouth—paired with acorn-fed Iberian ham!

    Afterwards, your expert guide will lead the way to a few interesting pockets in the city, and you’ll begin to see Moorish influence left and right. You’ll also come face-to-face with the remains of a Roman temple!

    Next up, you’ll visit a tiny tapas bar you might miss if you’re not looking for it! This family-run stop serves fantastic orange wine, and you’ll also try cured Manchego cheese and slow-roasted pork belly drizzled with Spanish olive oil.

    A historical walk through Seville wouldn’t be complete without seeing the city’s stunning cathedral. You won’t go inside, but you will get a quick lesson in the largest Gothic cathedral in the world while discovering its Roman and Moorish influences. You’ll then continue on to the beautiful Barrio Santa Cruz, where you’ll hear Seville’s very own version of Romeo and Juliet!

    Then it’s time for more tapas! You’ll head to a traditional bar often packed with locals to try one of the city’s most typical tapas—montaditos—little sandwiches filled with all sorts of goodness! You’ll pair these delicious bites with a fantastic local wine.

    Afterwards, it’s back to the city to discover a few more of its secrets and hidden plazas. Then, we’ll stop at a traditional tapas bar where you’ll taste the refreshing wine drink locals order (hint: it’s not sangría!), as well as a homemade tapa. You’ll also learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to doing tapas like a local!

    Finally, you’ll end the tour with a sit-down meal of shared plates at a bar that’s been doing creative Spanish food since way before it became popular! You’ll also get to try a truly delicious wine from Andalusia that pairs perfectly with this restaurant’s specialty tapas. And of course, you’ll finish the night off with a little something sweet!

    And as with all Devour Seville tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Seville guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Seville like a local!

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    About Our Expert Guides

    Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!

    Meet them here!

    Map Your Tour

    Meeting point Santa Catalina Church
    Places we'll visit Alfalfa, Santa Cruz & Arenal

    Weave your way through three of Seville's central neighborhoods, including the historic center, the old Jewish Quarter and the rejuvinated Arenal area

    Ending point Plaza Nueva

    Rave Reviews for This Tour

    Great question! A Devour Seville food tour is a fun, fascinating and (most importantly!) delicious introduction to the incredible city of Seville. Our food tours visit some of the city’s best traditional eateries, including tapas bars, local markets, taverns and shops, and hidden gems that few even know exist! You’ll taste some of Seville's best local food, and gain fascinating insight into its age-old traditions. We keep our groups small and every tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows Seville like the back of their hand, and loves it to bits.
    The tour lasts approximately 4 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 3kms/1.8miles
    Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive hoard following a guide with a flag or a flamenco fan! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 10 people and we only require two guests to operate a tour.
    We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for.
    This tour is a great fit for curious teens who would enjoy learning about Madrid and Spain's fascinating history. We offer teen pricing and they will be served non-alcoholic drinks. Given the evening nature of this tour, we do restrict it to guests aged 13 years and older. If you're a family with younger kids, check out our daytime Tastes, Tapas & Traditions Food Tour.
    The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are).Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10-15%.
    Most importantly, your appetite! Also, keep in mind that tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometres. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
    Of course! We regularly offer private tours to families, groups of friends and corporate groups. Email us your group size, the date you'd like the tour and anything else you'd like us to keep in mind, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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