Sacred Seville: Semana Santa Walking Tour & Easter Tapas

Experience the magic of Holy Week in Seville and discover delicious, traditional Easter tapas! (Limited Dates: March 26th & 28th, 2018)

RATED FIVE OUT OF FIVE:
INCLUDES: 4 Food Stops + Holy Week Procession
SMALL GROUP: Max 8 Guests
TIMES: Monday, March 26 at 11am; Wednesday, March 28 at 12pm
DURATION: 4 Hours

What's Included

  • Watch a religious procession as it passes, and experience this unique Holy Week tradition along with hundreds of devout locals
  • See beautiful religious floats being prepared for procession and marvel at their centuries-old craftsmanship and detail
  • Learn about Seville’s ancient brotherhoods and their curious connection to local hospitals and charities
  • Discover how Seville came to be the most important city in Spain for Holy Week celebrations
  • Enjoy an assortment of local delicacies including 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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Foodie Highlights

You'll Eat

  • Traditional Holy Week sweets baked by cloistered nuns
  • A hearty chickpea and spinach stew
  • Cured sheep’s milk cheese
  • Seared tuna from Cadiz
  • Cod fish, lightly battered and fried
  • Perfectly prepared pork shoulder with a tangy mustard sauce

You'll Drink

  • Local version of sangría
  • A bone dry sherry
  • A selection of local wines, beers or soft drinks—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:
    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 expert 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 further expert tips and a calendar to help you map out the rest of your Holy Week celebrations in Seville.

    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, who loves kids! 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 Seville’s Historic Center & Santa Cruz Quarter

    Head off the beaten track and experience the magic of Seville's maze-like streets as we wind through three neighborhoods in the heart of the city. Next, watch in awe as grand, religious processions make their way down a central avenue.

    Ending point Puerta del Osario
    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 walking distance of the tour covers approximately 3km/1.9 miles.
    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 experience 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 we only require two guests to operate an experience.
    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 10-15%.
    Most importantly, your appetite! This tour will be cancelled if rain is forecasted locally, but please bring an umbrella incase unexpected rain occurs during the tour and it looks like it could rain.
    Of course! We regularly offer private experiences 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.