This blog post was originally posted on April 10, 2015, and was updated on March 23, 2017.
Looking for a creative way to learn about our city on your vacation? Check out these five unique tours in Seville!
When you go to visit a new city there are several ways to find your way around. You can consult a guidebook, perhaps look at some interesting blogs, while others choose to book a tour. But of course, booking a tour doesn’t necessarily mean donning your tourist gear and following a guide with a big orange flag held high in the air. Nowadays there are a wide variety of tours with a difference all over the world, and here are five unique tours in Seville!
1. From the Rooftops
What it is: On the Rooftop Walking Tour, you will enjoy the city from above. The itinerary allows you to appreciate some surprising spaces and stunning views all over the city, taking in the unique skyline and both the historic and modern buildings of Seville. Another perk? Included in the price is an appetizer at the end of the tour!
This tour is perfect for: Anyone who isn’t afraid to climb up some stairs for amazing views!
Language: English or Spanish.
Time frame: The tour is 2 hours long and begins at 1:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. at the Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) in Plaza Nueva. Tours offered Monday-Sunday.
Price: 15 euros per person.
2. Alternative Walking Tours
What it is: Departing from the Alameda de Hércules, the Alternative Walking Tour shows you the places where the locals go. Head off the beaten path to discover alternative bars, shops, bookstores, workshops, art galleries, and bohemian corners of the city. It is a great way to get a feel for what it’s like to really live in Seville.
This tour is perfect for: Anyone who wants to get a real sense of what it’s like to be Sevillano. Think produce shops and artisan workshops over monuments and tourist traps.
Language: English or Spanish.
Time Frame: These 2 hour long tours begin at 10 a.m. in the Alameda de Hércules.
Price: 25 euros per person.
3. Past View Seville Tour
What it is: This is one of the best tours for history buffs, but no worries—there’s plenty of modern flair. Past View Experience offers you the chance to see the Seville of the past through a pair of special 3D glasses as you walk.
This tour is perfect for: History buffs or people who want to get a sense of Seville’s past in a unique way.
Language: English, French or Spanish.
Time Frame: In winter, 2 hour tour begins at 11 a.m. from Tuesday-Sunday and at 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. In summer, it runs Monday-Sunday starting at 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 p.m. The meeting point is Metropol Parasol.
Price: 20 euros per person.
4. Sunset Bike Tour
What it is: If you are someone who enjoys bike riding, this is the tour for you! Sevilla Bike Tour has extended their tour hours and offer this sunset ride through the picturesque neighborhood of Triana, the old city and on to the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, finishing up in María Luisa Park. This tour includes a bottle of water, insurance, photo album, guide and bike.
This tour is perfect for: Couples who enjoy biking (the tour is about 10 km in total with stops along the way)
Language: English or Spanish
Time frame: 3 hours starting at 6 p.m. at the Sevilla Bike Tour Shop (Calle Arjona, 8) Monday-Friday only.
Price: 20 euros per person
5. Devour Seville Food Tours
What it is: For the foodie in all of us! You will join a local guide as you explore Seville’s central neighborhoods, enjoying only the most traditional food and drink while learning about the city’s fascinating city on the way!
This tour is perfect for: Anyone, of any age, who wants a real, authentic Sevillano food experience!
Time Frame: Approx. 4 hours, leaves Plaza de la Encarnación at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to Saturday, or at 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday evenings.
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Since 2005, Cyra has lived in the UK, Portugal and Spain working as a professional tour guide. But it was Seville’s charm that captured her heart, and she hasn’t looked back since moving to her favorite city for food, wine and quality of life.