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  • Location:Seville, Spain
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Seville Walking Tour and River Cruise

See Seville’s history and culture come to life on a 3-hour tour led by a local guide! Combine a walking tour through the city center with a relaxing cruise by electric boat along the Guadalquivir River. Discover top city attractions such as the Golden Tower and Church of El Salvador, and hear tales of Seville’s famous ex-citizen: Sir Christopher Columbus.

Numbers are limited to ten on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll see the best of Seville with personalized attention from a guide.


  • 3-hour history and culture tour of Seville
  • Explore Seville’s historical center and see the UNESCO World Heritage-listed General Archive of the Indies
  • See top Seville attractions on a river cruise including the Castle of São Jorge and Golden Tower
  • Hear tales of Christopher Columbus, the intrepid explorer who once lived in Seville
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of ten people ensures personalized attention at all times

What You Can Expect

Seville Walking Tour and River Cruise

Discover the best landmarks of Seville with this walking tour and river cruise

Meet your guide in central Seville and set off on your 3-hour tour of Seville, walking through the historical center. As you explore the maze of twisting streets and bustling squares, your guide will bring the city’s history to life, explaining Seville’s former occupations and well-known citizens. The Roman Empire and Moorish occupation each influenced the city as its stands today, and you’ll see relics from both periods throughout your tour.

Pass the UNESCO-listed General Archive of the Indies, which houses archived documents of the Spanish Empire in the Americas, and then see the Church of El Salvador and the Golden Tower (Torre del Oro), two iconic city landmarks.

Walk to the Royal Tobacco Factory — the fictional workplace of the heroine in Bizet’s famous Carmen opera — and then hear tales of Christopher Columbus, who left from Seville when he set out to conquer the New World. Listen to stories about his life from your guide as you visit a boat yard where ships from his time were made.

After two hours of walking, hop aboard an eco-friendly electric boat to start your 1-hour cruise along the Guadalquivir River. Sit back and relax as your guide explains some of top Seville attractions as you pass alongside them on the cruise. Highlights include the Expo'92 area and the main attractions you will find in the way like Expo'92 area and the Castle of São Jorge. Your tour then finishes at the water’s edge in central Seville.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Penelope gave us an informative history lesson, guided tour of the main areas of Seville and we opted for the river cruise...lovely! Her recommendations for tapas on the other side of the river and ceramics were brilliant!
Take this walking, River cruise tour...well worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour. The guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and sensibly selective. A recommended way to gain that inner knowledge of Seville.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Really fun experience! Our tour guide, Penelope, was very nice and knowledgable. The boat tour was an enjoyable end to the tour and gave us a different and interesting vantage point of the city. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Seville!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was an excellent introduction to Seville. Penelope oriented us to the heart of the city, offered interesting observations and knew her subjects well. She is outgoing, attentive, and an excellent guide. The boat ride was a nice change of pace. Penelope inquired about each person's interests while visiting the city and helpfully marked our maps. Great lunch suggestion, too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Just the right amount of time but extremely interesting . The local guide was very passionate and knowledgeable about the city. The boat trip at the end was just nice and chilling after walking in the heat for two hours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide Penelope was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, entertaining, friendly, expert, and charming too. A great historical overview and orientation to the city. Absolutely highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great guide..very informative and enthusiastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We really enjoyed this walking tour. We had Penelope as our guide and she was so good. She is Spanish but her English was excellent and her knowledge of Seville and the history was brilliant. Seville is so beautiful and it was great that Penelope took us to areas and buildings that are not on the tourist maps. The area and pace of the tour was perfect. Would recommend this.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide Penelope was great. For the price this is a great way to get to know the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We really enjoyed this walking tour - our guide was terrific and had lots of knowledge to share with us. She showed us some very interesting things that we wouldn't have noticed on our own and even if we did, wouldn't have understood their meaning. It is well worth it.

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