Tapas, Taverns & History Tour

Explore Seville's history through its food, and discover the surprising connections between the two.

Available from March 2021. In the meantime, join our Tastes, Tapas & Traditions of Seville Food Tour or Gourmet Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour.

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Includes: Tapas at 4 family-run tapas bars (enough for a full dinner) perfectly blended with a fascinating guided walk through historic Seville.
Experience Size: Maximum 8 guests or upgrade to private for €99 per group
Times: 7pm, 8pm
Duration: 3.5 hours, 1.8 miles

What's Included

  • Visit the oldest bar in Seville and try some of Spain's most expensive cured ham.
  • Enjoy classic tapas in the classic style: standing elbow to elbow in bars packed with locals!
  • See Seville's top sights during the included 45-minute walking history tour.
  • Try the first orange wine ever invented at the first bar to sell it in Seville!
  • Weave through the charming streets and quiet plazas of the Jewish Quarter.

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Highlights

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

    Please note that this description is an example and stops or tastes may vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size. Regardless of where your tour goes, you always have a delicious experience.

     

    TOUR SNAPSHOT

    This isn’t just a history tour—and it isn’t just a tapas tour. We’re going to dive deep into the history of Seville, and the food, drinks and bars along the way are all a part of telling that story. We’ll weave through the Jewish Quarter on a history walk, and visit some of the oldest bars in Seville (most over 100 years old)! These are the bars that are packed with locals every night of the week, but don’t worry—we’ll get you in.

    STOP-BY-STOP

    You’ll start the night off at Seville’s oldest tapas bar (open since the 1600s!), where you’ll enjoy the city’s classic aperitif—a glass of vermouth—paired with acorn-fed Iberian ham.

    Afterwards, your guide will give you a taste of Seville’s history at a couple of important sites. After this, you’ll begin to see Moorish influence left and right—and you’ll also come face-to-face with the remains of a Roman temple!

    Next up, you’ll visit a tiny tapas bar you might miss if you weren’t looking for it. This bar might be crowded, but that’s okay—they’re expecting us! Throughout this tour we’ll be visiting the can’t-miss spots that are packed with locals and often intimidating to visitors, but we’ll show you the ropes. Here at this family-run stop we’ll try orange wine, a local specialty found only in western Andalusia, and we’ll pair it with cured Manchego cheese and slow-roasted pork belly drizzled with Spanish olive oil.

    Then we’ll embark on our 20-minute history walk through the Jewish Quarter and city center. We’ll get to know the Cathedral from the outside and hear Seville’s very own Romeo and Juliet story, among other highlights.

    Now it’s time for more tapas! At this traditional bar often packed with locals you’ll try one of the city’s most typical bites: montaditos. These little sandwiches are filled with unbeatable combinations of regional ingredients. We’ll pair them with a dry manzanilla sherry, and make sure you know exactly how to order next time you’re out on your own.

    After exploring a few more of Seville’s hidden streets and plazas, we’ll head to our last stop. This iconic local tavern is the newest of the night at “only” 40+ years old! It’s been run by the same owner for all of those 40 years, and he’s still at the restaurant every night to greet his guests. We’ve been on our feet for a while by now, so we’re going to take a seat here and enjoy the creative Spanish food they’ve perfected (since they’ve been doing it since long before it became trendy). While eating, we’ll sip an Andalusian wine, and we’ll finish the night off with a little something sweet!

    By the time we part ways, you’ll have seen some of Seville’s top sights and eaten at the city’s most beloved bars. More than that, you’ll understand how the two go hand in hand.

    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!

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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 Church of Santa Catalina
    Places we'll visit Alfalfa, Santa Cruz & Arenal

    Weave your way through three of Seville's central neighborhoods, including the Jewish Quarter, while visiting the oldest bars in the city.

    Ending point Plaza Nueva
    The tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) and there is seating at 1 of the 4 stops, at the final bar. Please note that it is traditional and authentic in Seville tapas bars to stand and eat at the bar, and some of the taverns we visit do not have tables or seating.
    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 10 people, and we only require a minimum of two people to operate. As of June 25, 2020, we have reduced the capacity of this tour to eight guests and we expect this to remain in place into 2021. For private tours, this tour is private for you and your party. 
    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 Seville 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 of Seville Food Tour. We also have private family tours for kids 4–12!
    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.

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