Seville - The Gate of the Americas:  From Seville to the World

The Gate of the Americas: From Seville to the World

(41 reviews)
Arenal, Seville, Spain
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

In the 16th century, almost overnight, Seville became one of the greatest cities in the world. A flood of gold and silver arrived to this town every year from the Americas, funding the global expansion of the Hispanic Monarchy. This made Seville a multicultural metropolis and a bustling trade centre, but also a notorious city of sin and temptation, full of schemes and trickery that offered hope to the hopeless and the opportunity of getting rich quickly, or die trying. Join your local guide Nicolas in a walk from the Cathedral to the Arenal neighbourhood and travel back in time to the Golden Age of the Spanish Empire, enjoying the magnificent views of the Guadalquivir River!


Meet your local guide

Nicolas

In Seville was he born, a pleasant city, Famous for oranges and women—he Who has not seen it will be much to pity, So says the proverb—and I quite agree Well pity no more, for Nicolas is here to show the wonders of Seville. Like Byron’s Don Juan, he was born and raised by the mighty Guadalquivir, under the shadow of the Giralda. A life-long lover of old books and obscure maps, he traveled the world from Lisbon to Philippines in his younger years, studying the history of the Spanish empire in the Pacific Ocean. He then came back home to sunny Seville and took up the ancient art of story-telling, entertaining travelers from all around the world with tales about poet-kings and honey thieves, orange trees and Manila shawls, lost libraries and wayward nuns. Join him as he guides you through the narrow streets of Seville’s Old Quarter and discover the light and music of this unforgettable city!

Nicolas has been guiding since Jun 2018


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Seville with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Seville. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Gloria S.

01 March 2021

Yes, great trip.

Ole L.

28 February 2021

Nicolas took us on a very interesting tour and told us about the history of Seville and it’s connection to the Americas and the world.

Peter James D.

28 February 2021

Another interesting trip. Thank you, Nicolas.

Helena B.

28 February 2021

Rather harder to clearly hear and understand N than on previous excellent trips with him. He is obviously very learned but when the subject is new to ‘visitors’ perhaps some extra cues, like the odd short phrase or illustration on his phone maybe, might help.

Cynthia W.

28 February 2021

Amazing tour and amazing guide. Nicola is so knowledgeable and Seville is beautiful. Lots of great information.


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