Tapas, Taverns & History Tour

Get lost in the fascinatingly complex history of Seville on this two-in-one tapas and history tour

Full Dinner
Evening
4 Hours
5 Tapas Bars
Start times: 7pm, 8pm. Check calendar for available times.

Highlights

  • Wander through old Roman streets and learn the fascinating history of Seville, right up to the golden years of Columbus' voyages
  • Soak up the atmosphere at 5 of Seville's best, local establishments, some of which are over 100 years old
  • Learn about Seville's unique tapas tradition and ensure you navigate the tapas scene like a pro during your visit
  • Try a selection of top quality, freshly-made dishes, including Spain's treasured Iberian ham - not to be missed!
  • Discover the magical world of Spanish wines, paired excellently with each dish you enjoy
  • Step back in time with a stroll through the old Jewish Quarter, enjoying it's stories and legends as you walk

You'll Eat

  • Razor thin acorn-fed Iberian ham
  • Delicious manchego cheese drizzled in olive oil
  • Beautifully seasoned, slow roasted pork belly
  • A spectacular salt cod snack
  • Sobrasada, a paté-like alternative 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 ajoblanco
  • Traditional Spanish dessert made by local nuns!
  • Century-old custard pastry

You'll Drink

  • A secret family recipe vermouth
  • A bone dry manzanilla sherry
  • A selection of Spanish wines or a local beer
  • A local alternative to sangría
  • Alvaro's delightful orange wine
  • A 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.

    Cultural Highlights

  • Find out why Seville was once considered the most important city in the world-- & how this changed the food we eat today.
  • Taste history itself as you try true Andalusian cuisine at one of the city's most loved tapas bars, with recipes dating back to Moorish times.
  • Experience Seville's historic center with a local expert (and discover the stories behind all the beauty!)
  • What to Expect on Your Tour

    Food and history are the keys to discovering Seville. From tiny rustic taverns to white tablecloth establishments, you’ll get a true feel for what local life is like in Seville in the local bars and restaurants that truly are the delicious pillars of the local community– places where families meet, friends chat for hours and first dates happen. But eating and drinking is only part of Seville’s story. From Julius Caesar to Christopher Columbus, from the Moorish conquest to the dark days of the Spanish Inquisition, this city’s 2000-year history is packed with famous figures, fascinating stories and amazing events that dramatically changed the course of history. This 2-in-1 4 hour walking tour takes you on a whilrwind journey through the complex story of Seville, revealing the many ways the city has been influenced by its astonishing past and devouring some of the delicious specialties of Seville as you go. In a city with over 3,000 tapas bars and restaurants, finding the authentic, traditional places isn’t straightforward. You, along with your expert, English-speaking guide, will live the tapas tradition like a true local, stepping into some century-old, off the beaten track places locals love. You’ll see (and feel) the unique atmosphere of each establishment, taste their standout dishes and pair them with some uniquely Spanish wines, from bone dry sherry to deliciously sweet orange wine. And what’s more, you’ll take an evening stroll through the old Jewish Quarter of Seville, Barrio Santa Cruz, hear stories of the events that occured there during the Spanish Inquisition, and the Romeo and Juliet style story from the neighborhood that locals love to share. You’ll even learn about the impact of Christopher Columbus on Seville, and the mysterious story of the location of his remains. As always with Devour Seville tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Seville mini guide, packed with all of our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, so you’ll be eating well for the rest of your stay.

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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 Plaza de la Encarnación
    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
    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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