Sacred Seville: Insider Semana Santa Tour & Easter Tapas

Experience the magic of Holy Week in Seville along with a local and discover traditional Easter tapas! (DATES: March 29th, 31st, April 1st and 2nd 2021)

Top Rated 5 out of 5
Includes: 4 Food Stops + Holy Week Procession
Experience Size: Semi Private
Times: April 6 at 11am; April 8 + 9 at 11:30am
Duration: 4.5 Hours

What's Included

  • Watch a religious procession, and experience this unique Holy Week tradition along with hundreds of locals.
  • Discover how Seville came to be the most important city in Spain for Holy Week celebrations.
  • Go behind the scenes to see religious floats being prepared for procession!
  • Enjoy Holy Week staples such as fried fish and traditional sweets.
  • Walk away with insider tips to continue enjoying Seville’s most famous festival all week long.

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Dietary restrictions

This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • 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

    TOUR SNAPSHOT

    Experience Seville’s most sacred tradition as the city comes to life for Holy Week. You’ll join the entire city as everyone waits with bated breath for the passion, music and art of these famous religious processions! Discover the history and food behind this celebration, and be swept up in the unique spirit of Semana Santa in Seville.

    STOP-BY-STOP

    Meet your guide and head to an important local church where the floats are being prepared for the procession. Get an up-close look at the gigantic masterpieces, adorned each year with fresh flowers and hundreds of candles, and learn about the imagery depicted in each.

    Next it’s off to our first tasting stop of the day—something sweet from some very surprising local bakers! Trust us when we say this is one stop many visitors miss, simply because they don’t know it exists!

    Afterwards, you’ll head to a local bar that does more than serve delicious traditional food. Upon entering, you’ll see it also serves as an unofficial museum for all things related to Seville’s famous Holy Week! Here you’ll taste tapas traditionally eaten during Easter and learn more about the religious processions you’ll see later.

    On the way to your next food stop, you’ll take in some of Seville’s must-see sights before your next tasting at a true sevillano institution: one of the city’s oldest bars specializing in freshly-sliced, acorn-fed Iberian ham.

    Then it’s back to the winding streets of Seville to learn more about how Holy Week came to be before a sit-down lunch at one of the city’s premier restaurants.*

    Finally, it’s time for the main event. Witness a religious procession as it passes by on its journey to the Seville Cathedral. See the solemn Virgin, hear the beautiful band, watch the penitents silently walk past, and be swept up in the magic of Semana Santa as the city comes to a standstill.

    You’ll finish your day with more insider tips and a calendar to help you map out the rest of your Holy Week celebrations in Seville.

    And as with all Devour Seville tours, you’ll receive our Devouring Seville guide. Packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Seville like a local!

    *Exact experience may vary depending on the day of your tour.

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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 del Salvador
    Places we'll visit Historic city center

    Discover the grand religious processions that take over the streets of Seville's historic center.

    Ending point Puerta del Osario
    The tour lasts approximately 4.5 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 3 kilometers (2 miles).
    Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive crowd following a guide with a flag! 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 8 people, and all of our tours are guaranteed to operate, even with just one person.
    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.
    Due to the strictly limited nature of this experience, child and teen pricing is unavailable, but families are welcome to join and we look forward to having you 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% to 15%.
    Most importantly, your appetite! Keep in mind 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 kilometers. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
    Our tours are available as private experiences for groups of 6 guests or more. We also offer customized private experiences for groups of 11 or more. 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.