River Cruises in Spain

River cruises from the Spanish city of Seville travel down the River Guadalquivir to the sea and the ancient port of Cadiz, noted for its gold-domed cathedral.

After a short coastal section the river cruise follows the River Guadiana into Portugal before returning to Seville and its major attractions of the Moorish garden-palace of the Alcazar and the huge gothic cathedral.

    • CroisiEurope Ship - Belle de Cadix
      Belle de Cadix
      • A great value short break at Christmas from Seville in Spain through stunning Andalucia to the coast, with optional excursions to Jerez and Cordoba

    • CroisiEurope Ship - Belle de Cadix
      Belle de Cadix
      • A unique voyage from Seville to the heart of Andalucia, with unlimited complimentary drinks onboard, plus optional excursions to Alhambra, Granada, Cordoba, Cadiz and Jerez

    • CroisiEurope Ship - Belle de Cadix
      Belle de Cadix
      • Discover the highlights of Spain through Andalucia with the opportunity to visit the Alhambra Palace, Cordoba, Granada and leafy Seville. Includes unlimited complimentary drinks onboard

Seville River Cruises through Andalucia to the Algarve

This unique river cruise travels from Spain to Portugal and back, on scenic rivers and a small section of the Spanish-Portuguese coast.

The river cruise starts in Seville, on the River Guadalquivir. Seville is noted for its huge cathedral and the Moorish gardens, fountains and arches of the Alcazar Palace. It has many interesting buildings and squares.

Cruising down the Guadalquivir river pass the Donana National Park, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, near the mouth of the river. From there cruise across Cadiz Bay to the port of Cadiz and the gold dome of the Cathedral Nueva. Cadiz is an ancient town with interesting buildings and allegedy the best flamenco performances in Spain.

From Cadiz a short cruise along the coast reaches Vila Real de San Antonio and the River Guadiana on the Portuguese Algarve border. Upriver from here is the pretty fishing town of Alcoutim, overlooked by a 14th-century castle, and unspoilt Algarve villages.

Returning to the Guadalquivir River call at Sanlucar de Barrameda, and see the Moorish castle at El Puerto de Santa Maria before cruising upriver to Seville.

  • Seville, Toro del Oro
  • Seville Cathedral
  • Sanlucar de Barrameda
  • Alcoutim
  • Cadiz
  • Seville
  • Cadiz Cathedral
  • Vila Real
  • Seville, Alcazar


Cadiz is surrounded on three sides by the sea. The city is dominated by the gold dome of the Baroque Cathedral Nueva, and there are several historic buildings including the mansions around Plaza San Antonio, the Admiral's House and the Tavira Tower. Classical flamenco singing can be heard in the Santa Maria District, and recently opened to the public is the large Roman theatre discovered following a fire in the 1980s.

Cadiz (Spain)

Jerez (Spain)

Jerez is famous for its cattle and horses, and for flamenco and sherry. The city is very attractive, with a fine cathedral and jacaranda trees edging broad streets and squares. The Alcazar is a Moorish fortress which now contains a park, and the town houses most of the key sherry producers.


Seville (Spain)

The city of Seville on the Guadalquivir River can be reached by river cruise ships. Passengers aboard larger sea-going vessels can visit Seville from the ports of Sanlucar de Barrameda or Cadiz. Dating back 2000 years, its architecture spans Moorish, Mudejar and Gothic periods. Tapas bars and restaurants are spread across this very attractive city, and sights include the magnificent cathedral, the nearby 9th-century Alcazar and gardens, Plaza d'Espana, the Bull Ring, and the Torre del Oro beside the river.

Southern Europe Rivers Map