Guadalquivir River

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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. 

    Interesting multilingual experience. Sitting on top deck is possible even in August as there is a protective canopy.

  • 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 a live guide 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 live guide 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 a bar service if yo...

    You have a lovely bright clean yacht and a friendly crew. We know this is not meant to be a detailed guided tour. The staff answered our questions and were very kind. We greatly enjoyed our evening on the yacht. Thank you so much!

  • Seville: Exclusive River Boat Tour with Tapas

    3. 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 sele...

    We had a fantastic boat trip down the Guadalquivir giving you a very different view of Seville and Triana. Our guide was really knowledgable and friendly, and despite not being fluent in English he tried very hard to explain every detail to us in English (assuming it’s my fault for booking a Spanish speaking tour). Really would recommend as it’s a fantastic evening activity and the sunset views are just spectacular.

  • Seville: Sunset and Evening Paddle Boarding Tour

    4. 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.

    H’ was our guide, he was very helpful and a genuinely nice guy. Thank you for helping us stand up our the paddle board for the first time. Great sunset, paddle boarding, chatting. We just loved it. Can not recommend them enough. Great fun... thank you!

  • 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.

    Very good, perfect amount of time to get full value of experience. Needs some slight clarification of how far you can go though

  • 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.

    Fantastic adventure w/guide Federico! Sandals provided free, water available to buy and definitely will get very wet! Beautiful scenery along the river and very little boat traffic. Had family with 5 members and need to be in excellent physical shape.

  • Seville: Guadalquivir River Kayak Tour

    7. 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 6 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. Your guide will also snap some pictures with their Go Pro so you have some memories to take home with you. If you are in a group of 15 or more, the guide will escort you with the motorboat during the entire tour.

    A good river for beginners with a simple route to follow. Only pay for a guide if absolutely necessary. The river is very wide and there are plenty of people to come to your aid should the unexpected arise.

  • Seville: Hot Air Balloon Ride and Cruise on the Guadalquivir

    8. Seville: Hot Air Balloon Ride and Cruise on the Guadalquivir

    The experience begins at dawn. Watch the inflation of the hot air balloon while learning about the history and mechanics of this mode of flying. When the balloon is ready, take off into the skies and celebrate with a refreshing glass of cava. As the wind carries you along, soak up panoramic views of Seville’s sprawling countryside. After around an hour or so, begin the descent down to the ground, where a delicious breakfast awaits. Later, head to the dock and hop onboard a yacht for your cruise along the scenic Guadalquivir River. Relax onboard and sample a local delicacy, Iberian sausage, as well as a traditional beverage, Rebujito. Sail through the city center, and snap a few photos of its impressive bridges and architecture. By the end of the adventure, you’ll have made unforgettable memories and seen Seville from two unique perspectives.

  • Museum Nao Victoria: 1st Voyage Around the World

    9. Museum Nao Victoria: 1st Voyage Around the World

    Discover the keys of the first trip around 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. 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. Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn the details of how the first global circumnavigation took place.

  • Seville: 1.5-Hour Paddle Surf Tour

    10. Seville: 1.5-Hour Paddle Surf Tour

    See the best sights of Seville from the Guadalquivir River in a 1.5-hour guided tour. Pass the Bridge of Triana, the Torre del Oro, and majestic Giralda while learning their stories from a local guide. Take photos along the way to commemorate this unique experience.  Meet your guide at the Paddle Surf School to go over basic safety instructions and pick up the equipment. Newcomers are always welcome and the local guide will be sure everybody is comfortable before hitting the water. Small groups allow for an intimate experience and the calm Guadalquivir River offers the perfect place to explore the city on a very easy tour that doesn't require a high level of physical condition. After the tour, the guide will be happy to give tips and information on other local sights in Seville, including recommendations for restaurants, bars, flamenco tablaos, etc.

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What people are saying about Guadalquivir River

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We had a fantastic boat trip down the Guadalquivir giving you a very different view of Seville and Triana. Our guide was really knowledgable and friendly, and despite not being fluent in English he tried very hard to explain every detail to us in English (assuming it’s my fault for booking a Spanish speaking tour). Really would recommend as it’s a fantastic evening activity and the sunset views are just spectacular.

Our first time paddle boarding and Paulo and Jamie really looked after us. Beautiful sunset, funny informative guides. So much fun, a Sevilla highlight!

A great experience, highly recommend it to anyone! A lovely way to see the city at night and the guides were very kind, helpful, and fun.

Excellent experience, extraordinary treatment and highly recommended.

Disfrutamos mucho. La guía fue muy amable. El yate muy bonito.