Guadalquivir River Cruise, Seville

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Cruise the Guadalquivir River in Seville on a yacht, view important sites, sip drinks, and discover the city's history.


Cruise along the Río Guadalquivir to see Seville's monuments and neighborhoods from a new perspective. This experience allows you to soak up the city's history and beauty from a luxury yacht. The boat offers bar service, and you'll enjoy typical Spanish tapas and a cocktail invented in Andalusia as you sail. Relax, sip a drink, and watch the city's sights pass by from the comfy cabin or outside on the sunny deck.


  • Enjoy an indulgent river cruise on a luxurious yacht with bar service
  • Learn about why the Río Guadalquivir is so important to Seville and Spain
  • View the city's neighborhoods and monuments from the river
  • Sip a traditional cocktail and snack on local ham and cheese 

Know before you go

1.5 hours
Recommended for
All ages
Small group, 16 people or less
Food & Drink
One drink and a portion of Iberian ham and Manchego cheese.

What you'll do

Enjoy a luxurious 1.5-hour cruise along Seville's Río Guadalquivir on a top-of-the-range, 65-foot (20 m) yacht. You'll board your vessel at Muelle de Nueva York (New York Pier), which is a two-minute walk from the turreted castle Costurero de la Reina (Queen's Sewing Box) in the south of the Casco Antiguo (Old Town), for this sailing experience along one of Spain's longest rivers.

The Río Guadalquivir runs from a national park in eastern Spain to the Atlantic Ocean, passing through countless historic towns, green olive groves, vineyards, and rolling hills along the way. In Seville, the river played a leading role in many historical moments, including when Ferdinand Magellan sailed his ships from the city on his first trip around the world in 1519—so you get a dose of history as well as city views.

One of the first sites to see is the Antigua Fábrica de Tabacos (Old Tobacco Factory), which, at the time of its construction in the 1700s, was second in size only to Madrid's royal residence El Escorial. As you drift down the calm waters, look out for some of the many bridges that span the river. You'll pass under the 20th-century Puente San Telmo and Puente de Triana, a 19th-century iron bridge that links the Casco Antiguo and Barrio Triana, a working-class neighborhood that has spawned famous flamenco and bullfighting figures.

On board, you'll taste traditional Spanish tapas, including jamón Ibérico de bellota (acorn-fed Iberian ham) and queso Manchego curado (cured Manchego cheese). You'll also get to try a rebujito, a cocktail invented in Andalusia, usually made with sherry and lemonade. If you're still feeling thirsty, the yacht features a bar service so you can always order more drinks.

As you continue down the river, spot some of the city's historic sites, such as Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold), a 12-sided, 118-foot (36 m) tower built in the 13th century as a defensive structure that has since functioned as a prison and a museum. As you sail farther north, you'll find newer structures like Torre Schindler, an observation tower built in 1992 and is part of the museum Pabellón de la Navegación. You'll also pass riverside parks and promenades as you return to Muelle de Nueva York.

Start times

  • Monday
    11:30 am, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    11:30 am, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    11:30 am, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm
  • Thursday
    11:30 am, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm
  • Friday
    11:30 am, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm
  • Saturday
    11:30 am, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm
  • Sunday
    11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm

What's included

  • 1.5-hour river cruise
  • One drink
  • A portion of Iberian ham and Manchego cheese

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Traveler reviews

Izabela G.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2023

It was a very slow boat with nothing to do - and barely any info on what we were seeing. Would not recommend it.

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