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Guadalquivir River: Tours & Tickets

Guadalquivir River: Our most recommended tours and activities

Seville: Guadalquivir 1-Hour City Cruise

1. Seville: Guadalquivir 1-Hour City Cruise

Discover the Guadalquivir River, the only navigable river in Spain. Depart from the Dock of the Marqués del Contadero and enjoy a 1-hour river cruise. Look out from the deck of the modern boat and see different parts of the historic and modern Seville. Pass under historic bridges and past the neighborhood of Triana, the pavilions of Expo 92, the Ibero-American exhibition of 29, the towers of the Plaza de España, convents and monasteries. 

Seville: Guadalquivir Yacht Tour w/ Drink & Food Options

2. Seville: Guadalquivir Yacht Tour w/ Drink & Food Options

Embark on a picturesque, small-group boat tour with an onboard crew down the Guadalquivir River. Sip on a welcome drink as you admire the views on this relaxing river journey. Choose from an optional tapa or a gourmet food menu to enhance your yachting experience. Meet at the Nueva York dock, just a few meters from the city center of Seville. After being welcomed by the friendly crew, board the fully-equipped premium yacht to start your journey along the Guadalquivir River. Take in the views of local sites, such as Torre del Oro, the Real Maestranza bullring, and the Puente de Triana. As you travel downriver, the crew will tell you about the history of Seville and the different sites you can see. Enjoy the comfort of air conditioning in summer or heating in winter, as well as a lower deck and spacious sun terrace. There will be music playing, and bar service if you want to buy more drinks. Choose from three different variations: • 1-hour cruise with a welcome drink (a pitcher of Rebujito for 2 or a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink) • 1.5-hour cruise with a welcome drink (a pitcher of Rebujito for 2 or a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink). Served with a range of Iberian delicacies such as Jamón Ibérico de Bellota and a cheese platter with 6 different types of cheese. • 2-hour lunch or dinner cruise with unlimited Rebujito, wine, beer, or soft drinks. The gourmet menu with 6 dishes depends on the time of year: Spring and Summer Gourmet Menu: • Starter: Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, cheese platter, and crusty bread with duck mousse and duck ham • Main: mushroom risotto, cod in pil-pil sauce, and sirloin steak with whisky • Dessert: ice cream with crunchy chocolate • Glass of cava Fall and Winter Gourmet Menu: • Starter: Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, cheese platter, and crusty bread with duck mousse and duck ham • Main: chickpeas with tail of bull, cod in pil-pil sauce, and sirloin steak with whisky • Dessert: caramel pannacotta • Glass of cava

Seville: Kayak Rental

3. Seville: Kayak Rental

Enjoy a warm welcome at the Arjona Municipal Sports Facilities where your kayak is waiting for you.  Walk together with one of the staff members to the river and receive a safety briefing and learn the rules to need to follow during this activity.  Enjoy a 2-hour ride full of fun and adventure. Discover the river at your own pace and decide which direction you want to go to. Admire the emblematic Torre del Oro, the Triana neighborhood, the Isabel II bridge, or the San Telmo bridge.  Return your kayak and the equipment at the end of the your adventure.

Seville: Exclusive River Boat Tour with Tapas

4. Seville: Exclusive River Boat Tour with Tapas

Board a boat in central Seville and embark on a 1-hour cruise along the Guadalquivir River. First, discover the newest part of the city around the area of La Cartuja Island. Listen to informative live commentary from the captain such as about the 1992 Universal Exhibition Expo which was held to commemorate the 500 year anniversary of the discovery of America. Then, continue along the river through the historic center, passing under one of the oldest iron bridges in Europe - the Isabel Bridge II (popularly known as Triana Bridge). During the course of navigation, see more famous landmarks such as the Plaza de Toros de La Maestranza, Torre del Oro, Palacio de San Telmo, and many more. Finally, pass by impressive buildings from the 1929 Ibero-American exhibition where the great architect Haníbal Gonzalez designed the great Plaza de España. As you soak up the view of the city, savor a selection of delicious local tapas served onboard including Iberian ham, salchichón, and cheese. Also, enjoy 1 drink per person including sangria, beer, or soft drinks. Return to the starting point and disembark where your memorable experience concludes. Upgrade your tour to the Private Option and book the boat for exclusive use for private your private party. This option is perfect for meetings of friends, romantic dinners, birthday celebrations, or anniversaries.

Seville: Sunset and Evening Paddle Boarding Tour

5. Seville: Sunset and Evening Paddle Boarding Tour

Experience paddling at night, exploring Sevilla illuminated from the water. Nighttime is the best time to feel the energy of the water under your feet, and allows you to enjoy the city's many lights. You will meet just before dark to enjoy the colors of the sunset over the river. From there you will paddle into the night, adventuring through the center of the city and checking out the beautiful sights. You will paddle through the Guadalquivir River, passing by the most important monuments of Sevilla including Torre de Sevilla, Puente de Triana, Torre del oro, as your guide fills you in on some historic secrets of the city. You will paddle round-trip from San Telmo Bridge to Cachorro Bridge, traveling the same route but on the other side of the river for your return journey.

Seville: 2–Hour Guadalquivir River Kayaking Tour

6. Seville: 2–Hour Guadalquivir River Kayaking Tour

Discover the river the Romans named Betis, now known as Guadalquivir River, meaning "the Big River" in Arabic. It holds many stories and fun facts about the history of Seville. Let your experienced professional guide take you on a journey through some of Seville's most important historical moments such as the discovery of America and the first trip around the world. See sights such as Isla de La Cartuja, Maestranza, El Barrio del Arenal and the Universal Exhibition of 1992. Find out why this river was very important during the golden era of Seville, which lasted about 150 years. Seville was the main port of Europe for incoming goods from America such as gold, silver and tobacco. The river was sanded in the 17th century and Seville became less important. For the Expo 92, the river was restored and it is now used for cruises and kayaking.

Seville: Nao Victoria 500 Replica and Museum Entry Ticket

7. Seville: Nao Victoria 500 Replica and Museum Entry Ticket

Learn about the first circumnavigation of the world, narrated through the protagonist ship: the Nao Victoria. The Nao itself guides you through the preparations for the expedition, the immensity of the voyage it undertook, the events that took place, the dangers it faced, the hardship of life on board, and the important consequences of the greatest maritime feat in history. Explore historical sources and diverse audiovisual media as part of a cutting-edge exhibition about the main Spanish maritime expeditions. Experience the sensations and experiences of the people on the ships themselves and the sailors who completed this feat, in order to move closer to the true dimension and scope of the achievements. Learn about the ships and sailors who converted the insurmountable seas into bridges and paths between continents, cultures and civilizations, throughout the astonishing journey, as told by the Nao Victoria.

Seville: Guadalquivir River Kayak Tour

8. Seville: Guadalquivir River Kayak Tour

Start the tour by heading down to the river in downtown Seville and meeting your guide. First, have a quick briefing session on land where the guide will explain how to paddle and direct the kayak. Then, get kitted out with all the necessary equipment and head out onto the water.  During the tour, if you have hired a guide or you are a group of 8 or more people, listen as they explain about the history of Seville, the Spanish navigation, the Golden Age, the circumnavigation of Magallanes, and Sebastian Elcano, and the Indian Race. If you are in a group of 15 or more, the guide will escort you with the motorboat during the entire tour, so he can make photos of your activity for free if you ask him for it!

Seville: Stand Up Paddle Board Rental

9. Seville: Stand Up Paddle Board Rental

Once you have your equipment, walk down to the banks of the Guadalquivir River. A host will explain to you some basic safety rules before you start your adventure. For two hours you will decide which route you would like to take to discover the river and the scenery alongside it. Watch out for views of the Torre del Oro, and pass underneath the Isabel II bridge, or the San Telmo bridge. At the end, you will return the SUP equipment to the starting point.

Seville: Monumental Segway Shared or Private Tour

10. Seville: Monumental Segway Shared or Private Tour

See the sights of Seville by personal transporter with a local guide. Get a short practice session and safety briefing before you set off to ensure you feel comfortable and confident on the 2-wheel electric vehicle. Learn the history of each building and get the chance to take souvenir photos as you glide through the lively streets with ease. Pass the Giralda and magnificent Seville Cathedral - one of the largest Catholic churches in the world. See the Archivo General de Indias in the ancient merchants' exchange and the magnificent Alcázar, built on the site of a Muslim fortress. Marvel at the monuments of Puerta de Jerez, including the elegant Hotel Alfonso XIII, and then continue to Plaza de España to admire the mosaic tiles. Make your way down to the Guadalquivir River and Triana Bridge. Glide through Plaza de Armas and Plaza de Toros to take a look at the Expo '92 monuments on La Cartuja island. 

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What people are saying about Guadalquivir River

Overall rating

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based on 1,684 reviews

Lovely outing! Felt relaxed and spacious on the boat, delicious traditional drink and food. Occasional explanations of what what we were passing by. Was good to do at beginning of trip so you get your bearings in the city. Everyone welcoming and friendly.

I would strongly advise any visitor to Seville to experience the intimacy of the horse drawn tour before deciding to go on the bus tour.

Nice journey that started on time that travel along the river. Very smooth and relaxing. Staff very nice and answered our questions.

incredible view the city through the river. You go at your own pace and its very peaceful. I highly recommend this on a nice day.

One of the highlights of our Andalucia tour! Highly recommended!!!