In the heart of Andalusia, Seville was important as a cultural centre in history, first as a capital of Moorish Spain and later as a centre for the Spanish exploration of the New World. Seville’s cathedral, constructed on the site of the city’s principal mosque, is among the largest Gothic churches. Beautifully lit up at night, it can be easily spotted from different parts of the city and serves as a beacon for visitors and locals alike.
As for the arts, the city is filled with museums that house fine collections of paintings from the Seville school, with works by Velázquez, Zurbarán, Murillo, and Juan Valdés Leal. In Seville’s old town, contemporary art and modern design interlace with the historic architecture and orange-filled courtyards, making it a uniquely beautiful city. Modern Seville is the most significant inland port of Spain, as it provides products for the Guadalquivir valley and surrounding areas of Andalusia. The port is used both for import of industrial materials and export of local products such as wines, fruit, olives, cork, and minerals.
A well-known hotspot for celebrations and festivals, Seville is known for drawing crowds to the city to participate in its festivities. One of the most famous and colourful of these is the Seville Fair, la feria de Sevilla, which takes place two weeks after Easter. With UNESCO declaring flamenco as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, flamenco performances, or, tablaos, are a must-see in Seville. These shows offer spectacular, highly choreographed extravaganzas of music and dance where drinks and sometimes dinner is served while enjoying the performance.
“I booked this tour to be introduced to more about Spanish food & wine, and to possibly find a few local spots that would be worth visiting again. I definitely got that, and much more! I learned so much and had a really wonderful evening.”
Seville Food Culture
In Seville, eating is an art. It is a place where tradition and innovation live and thrive together on the streets as well as in the kitchens. With a backdrop of white-washed houses, horse-drawn carriages and post-industrial brick walls, modern day Seville mixes East-West tapas and cutting-edge avant-garde cocktails on the rooftops of the city with breath-taking vistas of the Cathedral. All to be enjoyed, of course, with a glass of typical ice-cold sherry in one of its many traditional bars.
The focus in this southern city is not only on what you eat but on the ‘how’ and ‘where’ and ‘when’ you enjoy each meal. Breakfast is eaten between 9 and 10 am and don’t even dream of lunch before 2pm. Lunch is the main meal of most locals and many bars and restaurants offer both tapas and full meals during lunch. The next fair after lunch is merienda which is a little afternoon pick-me-up in the form of a small sandwich or a sweet cake served with a strong coffee. In order to secure a table for dinner, it is best to make a reservation in advance or arrive when the restaurants begin serving dinner around 8 pm as most locals start dinner around 10 or 11 pm.
The fortunate location of Seville, in the valley of the Guadalquivir River and near the Mediterranean Coast gives it the advantage of have a flourishing agricultural regions along with a wide variety of fresh seafood. Tapas are all about sharing and in Seville and are usually consumed by the locals in their favourite stand-up spot. This charming Andalusian city is considered to have some of Spain’s most creative and innovative tapas.
Seville Tapas Tour - Bites of SevilleA Premium Food & Wine Tour in the old city of Seville
Our Seville tapas tours take you to four very different bars and restaurants in the heart of the enchantingly beautiful city of Seville.
In the home of tapas, we start our journey in a traditional, family-run, local tapas bar. Here, we sit and enjoy a selection of delicious dishes while learning all about the culture, the history and the different legends of tapas. We then experience the high-energy vibes of a traditional Sevilliano bar where it is loud, fun and everyone is standing elbow-to-elbow sharing food, drinks and laughs. Next, we indulge in premium tapas paired with full-bodied red wine, sitting leisurely at a trendy restaurant. We finish the experience with a drink on a rooftop, taking in the views of the magnificent Cathedral of Seville.
On this exciting and complete experience, you´ll get to enjoy the typical Andalusian sherry, the Seville orange wine, a full-bodied Spanish red wine and traditional Andalusian tapas like ox-tail, cured tuna and spinach with garbanzo, amongst many other mouth-watering dishes. We´ll walk through orange groves, meander the charming lanes of the Jewish quarter and take in the cathedral´s layered architecture that dates back to the Moors in the 12th century.
Throughout this food and wine experience, we´ll share stories of the culture, the people, the traditions and the history of the different civilizations that have made Seville one of the most fascinating and exciting cities to visit today.
Come join us for a perfect evening full of enticing stories and delicious food and drink.
All Inclusive: €99* per person
Our price includes all food and drinks (wine, sherry, non-alcoholic) along the walk and Spanish 21% IVA tax.
6 days a week
Our tours operate at 7.00pm* Monday to Saturday.
*Private tours can be arranged outside these days & times.
Sample over 10 dishes from all corners od Spain
We visit 4 spots where you indulge in over 10 dishes. We cater for most dietary restrictions.
We limit our tours to 8 people so its more like a group of friends than a tour
We explore the historic neighbourhood of Santa Cruz, as we stop to eat and drink where the locals go
3 hour tour
Actual walking time is around 20 minutes