Best of Seville: Royal Alcazar & Santa Cruz Quarter Tapas Tour

Visit Seville’s unforgettable Royal Alcazar Palace with an expert guide and then head off on a delicious tapas tour in the Jewish Quarter!

RATED FIVE OUT OF FIVE:
INCLUDES: 3 Food Stops + Alcazar Palace Tour
SMALL GROUP: Max 7 Guests
TIMES: Start time: 10:00am
DURATION: 4 Hours

What's Included

  • Special access—skip the line and step back in time! The best of the Royal Alcazar in just over an hour (tickets included in tour price)!
  • Walk in the footsteps of kings, queens, sultans and sailors as you explore one of Seville’s oldest and most-treasured monuments
  • A beloved bar serving up Seville's best ham
  • Delicious hot-off-the-grill tapas and a lesson in their curious connection to Spanish history
  • Venture through old Roman streets to see how history has unfolded over the last two millenia
  • An insider look at where famous movies and TV shows (like Game of Thrones!) were filmed inside the spectacular palace and gardens-- photo op!

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Foodie Highlights

You'll Eat

  • Delicious sweets baked by local nuns
  • Spain's prized Iberian acorn-fed ham
  • Cured sheep's milk cheese
  • Cod fish fried to perfection
  • Braised pork cheek - a local specialty!
  • Crispy eggplant paired with a traditional tomato sauce

You'll Drink

  • A refreshing tinto de verano the local alternative to sangría
  • Spanish wine or local beer—you choose!
* 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
    Discover tantalizing tales of kings, queens, sultans and sailors, and the many more who walked the halls of Seville’s Royal Alcazar! After this unique Royal Alcazar tour, you’ll feast on an array of treats and tapas as you learn how the marvelous mixture of civilizations in Seville has shaped its art, architecture and gastronomy.

    STOP BY STOP
    Start your day in a square that was once the city center in Roman times! Meet your expert guide and get a lightning fast history lesson to prepare for the morning ahead. Afterwards, make your way through Seville’s winding streets to a hidden gem where you’ll try a tasty homemade treat. Next, you’re off to the Real Alcazár, or Royal Palace, with a few more history stops along the way.

    Skip the line and enter Seville’s one-of-a-kind palace, the oldest in Europe of its kind! Explore the many rooms and lush gardens, and walk in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus, the Catholic Kings Isabel and Ferdinand, and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Hear tales of romance, heroic battles, and first-time voyages to unknown lands as you weave your way through 1,000 years of history! Plus, see the filming locations of famous movies and TV shows including Game of Thrones and Lawrence of Arabia!

    After the Alcazar, it’s off to try tapas at two of Seville’s most iconic eateries. First, a tiny tavern where you’ll taste the Sevillian answer to sangría and a savory spinach and chickpea stew.

    Wrap things up in the heart of Seville’s old Jewish quarter at one of the city’s most traditional tapas restaurants. Try a selection of plates hot-off-the-grill paired with your choice of beer or wine and a sweet twist on a Spanish classic to finish!

    And as with all Devour Seville experiences, 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 Plaza de la Alfalfa
    Places we'll visit Alfalfa & Santa Cruz

    Explore Seville's historic center, including the picturesque old Jewish quarter.

    Ending point Plaza del Triunfo
    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 3.5kms/2.15miles
    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 seven 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.
    Families love getting a true taste of Seville together on this tour. The tastes are suited to kids and teens and we also offer child and teen pricing, although be aware that some younger children may find the 1.5 hour tour inside the Alcazar a little long. We look forward to having your family along!
    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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