Over 2,000 years of history and architecture inhabit the streets of Andalusia’s largest city. While visual reminders of times past loom around every corner, Seville’s contemporary culture continues to flourish. Recognised as the birthplace of Flamenco, modern dancers part take in the tradition and the city also offers myriad opportunities to sample Spain’s extensive wine selection.
Taking the title of one of the warmest cities in Europe, we’ve kept the city’s Mediterranean climate in mind to come up with five top walking, bike and wine tours in Seville, based on value for money, accessibility and customer reviews.
FROM: €44/per person
Set off at sunset to introduce yourself to Seville via its rooftops and explore the skyline of city. Escape from the heat of the streets up in the heights and best viewpoints of the city, including a climb to the top of the Giralda, the bell tower of the Seville Cathedral. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, follow the history behind these landmarks and identify others among the panoramic views. The photo opportunities are as endless as the views: glance across the city walls, Alcazár palace and the Metrosol Parasol. This two-hour tour will wind through the narrow streets of the Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz before ending with a well needed, refreshing drink in local surroundings.
From €60/ per person
As home to the third largest selection of wines in the world, a tasting is a must for visitors to any Spanish city. Over two hours, enjoy the rare chance to sample wines that won’t be found elsewhere in Seville with this intimate and personalised wine tasting experience. Taking place at the Alfonso XIII Hotel, specially selected artisan foods, including local oils and charcuterie, are paired with eight red and white wines that you will sample alongside a local wine expert who will lead the tasting. Finishing by 7pm, this experience provides the perfect aperitif to kick off your evening. Group size is limited to only 8 people to guarantee an intimate atmosphere and enjoyment of all participants.
From €40/ per person
Take it easy in Seville’s subtropical Mediterranean climate – and save some energy – with this electric bike tour. Small, personal tours take a maximum of 8 participants through the city’s winding medieval streets: explore vibrant neighbourhoods of El Arenal and Triana, cycle past the Torre del Oro, Plaza de España, Maria Luisa Park and view UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Seville Cathedral and Royal Alcazar Palace. Over 2.5 hours a local guide will share stories on culture, myths and history of the city as you navigate the city on your easy- to-ride electric bikes.
From €25/ per person
Early evening provides the ideal time to explore the city by bike. Void of the usual crowds and hordes of tourists, this sunset guided tour grants participants a relaxed setting to view the city alongside idyllic light to enjoy landmarks and capture photographs. After enjoying sunset by the river Guadalquivir, you’ll pedal through the rich history and streets of the the city accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide. Over this three-hour tour you can cycle by Seville’s best known landmarks and through the Santa Cruz and Triana neighbourhoods.
From €40/ per person
The Andalusian region showcases the world-class, traditional Flamenco folk music and dancing. From the origins of the dance to the music, a visit to Seville’s Guitar Museum is a brilliant way to learn about the instrument’s central role in creating the passion of the famous dance. Of course, no Flamenco tour would be complete without experiencing an authentic tablao and immersing yourself in a live Flamenco show. Singing, dancing, and Flamenco guitar are paired with glass of Andalusian wine for a true Flamenco experience.