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Guadalquivir River: Our most recommended tours and activities

Seville: Guadalquivir Yacht Tour w/ Drink & Food Options

1. 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 or choose the 2-hour option for a delicious multi-course meal while you sail. 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, and unwind as you gently sail downstream 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 two different variations: • 1.5-hour cruise with a welcome drink (a pitcher of Rebujito for 2 or a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink). • 2-hour cruise with unlimited Rebujito, wine, beer, or soft drinks. The menu with 6 dishes depends on the time of year: Spring and Summer 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 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: Guadalquivir 1-Hour City Cruise

2. 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: 1-Hour Guadalquivir River Sightseeing Eco Cruise

3. Seville: 1-Hour Guadalquivir River Sightseeing Eco Cruise

Catch the highlights of Seville while boating down the Guadalquivir River on this sightseeing cruise. Enjoy the views year-round on eco-friendly boats with heating and a cafe/bar inside. During the ongoing commentary, discover historical tidbits about the sites as they pass by. Start the trip from the Muelle de Nueva York dock. Find the right seat above or below deck. If the weather’s warm, the river will help keep things cool outside. At the start of the cruise, check out the Triana neighborhood and the Torre del Oro and catch a glimpse of the Seville Cathedral’s tower. During the tour, learn some fun facts from the guide providing spoken commentary. Some of the sites they talk about stand right on the river like the Torre Schindler. Take a picture of them right from the boat deck. Hear any cheers from the Plaza de toros on the way up the river. With the Monasterio de la Cartuja and the Puente del Alamillo, see how Seville balances the old and new. Savor a snack or drink from the ship’s own cafe and bar along the way. Find inspirations for other spots to visit after the cruise. 

Seville: Flamenco Cruise on the Guadalquivir River

4. Seville: Flamenco Cruise on the Guadalquivir River

Combine a nighttime sightseeing cruise with an exciting flamenco performance on this unique cruise on the Guadalquivir River. Sail past Seville's most iconic landmarks, including the Torre del Oro, and watch a live flamenco performance right before your eyes. Kick off the night with a drink of tinto de verano (red wine and lemonade) or sangria from the onboard bar (additional drinks not included in the tour cost). Then sit down to watch 4 artists perform 2 live shows. Feel the emotion as they sing, dance, and play the flamenco guitar. During the break, enjoy a complimentary glass of sangria. After the performance, head to the deck to watch the sights of Seville lit up by the night sky as you sail along the Guadalquivir River.

Seville: Kayak Rental

5. 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: Sunset and Evening Paddle Boarding Tour

6. 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: Exclusive River Boat Tour with Tapas

7. Seville: Exclusive River Boat Tour with Tapas

Board a boat in central Seville and embark on a 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.

Seville: Stand Up Paddle Board Rental

8. 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: 2–Hour Guadalquivir River Kayaking Tour

9. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Guadalquivir River

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 2,744 reviews

It was nice and therapeutic! Booking was very easy and straightforward. Bear in mind queues can get quite long. Only downside were the plastic chairs - could potentially be a hazard?

Everything was perfect. I recommend going towards the end of the day to see the sunset! Get there 20 minutes earlier to get a good spot

A wonderful way to spend an hour in Seville. Very relaxed vibe,friendly and clean. We would definitely do it again .

Had a great time on this trip, our captain Jesus was very hospitable and accommodating.

Lovely tranquil way to see enjoy the sights and sounds of the river