1. Seville: Tapas, Taverns and History Tour
The Santa Cruz neighborhood is filled with some of the best tapas bars in all of Spain, but sometimes it can be hard to navigate the streets and choose the best restaurants without the help of a guide. After a brief introduction, you’ll head to your first tapas bar of the evening, a family-owned business that’s been around since 1841. Taste authentic Spanish-style potato salad and a tapa of roasted peppers, all washed down by sweet red vermouth. Discover the beautiful Moorish architecture used to build the neighborhood and see the ruins of an ancient Roman temple before moving on to the second tasting stop: Seville’s tiniest bar. This is as authentic as Spanish tapas get. Opened in 1904, this family-run establishment is renowned for introducing orange wine to Seville, which has since become a beloved local classic. Next, you'll enjoy a historical walking tour, heading past the Cathedral and into the backstreets of the neighborhood. You’ll walk streets most tourists will never discover and hear the famous tales and legends that permeate local folklore. Time for more tapas. Your next tasting is in a rustic old wine shop which is today the second-oldest bar in Seville, complete with traditional clay wine vats lining the walls. Taste a delicious selection of miniature open-faced sandwiches known as montaditos: one topped with Iberian ham and the other with salt cod and salmorejo (a chilled tomato and garlic puree). Your final stop is a family-run bar in the heart of Seville’s historic center, where you’ll try shared plates of delicious regional specialties and a traditional dessert. Wash these down with drinks of your choice as you chat with your group about the amazing food, drink, and culture you enjoyed throughout the evening.