Silversea Luxury Cruises A Huelva

Huelva

Huelva is a city in southwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalusia. It is located along the Gulf of Cádiz coast, at the confluence of the Odiel and Tinto rivers. The city centre of Huelva is highlighted by many lovely plazas and squares, including its palm-lined Plaza de las Monjas, along with a wealth of historical landmarks, monuments, seafood restaurants and bars. View more

The Port of Huelva is divided in two sectors: the inner port, or East Wharf, which is located in the city, and the outer, or main port. Constructed in 1972, the East Wharf replaced harbour facilities built in the early-20th century. Currently, the East Wharf is used for smaller traffic, including tourist boats, and features one wharf. Construction of the Outer Port commenced in 1965 to the south of the River Tinto, and is currently home to six wharves.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursões em Huelva

The Charm of Aracena

Experience one of the favourite holiday retreats of the Spanish royal family during this picturesque, full-day excursion to historic Aracena.


Scenic Drive, Rio Tinto Mines, Victorian Houses

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately two-hour drive to Aracena. En route, pass by old Victorian houses and stop for photos at the Rio Tinto Mines. Upon arrival in Aracena, take a guided walking tour through the streets and plazas of this charming old market town.

Aracena Walking Tour and 'Cave of Wonders'

Along the way, discover such treasures as a Moorish castle, 13th-century church, small geological museum displaying minerals from all over the world, and the town's most famous landmark, the Gruta de las Maravillas, or 'Cave of Wonders'. The cave is 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) in length, with subterranean lakes, striking colours, cathedral-like chambers, and exquisite stalagmites and stalactites.


Free Time, Plaza Alta and Ham Museum

Next, some free time is made available for independent exploration, and an opportunity to relax with a cold beverage outside one of the many little bars and taverns around the Plaza Alta in the town centre. Afterward, a brief visit is made to the Ham Museum before re-boarding your coach and commencing the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Aracena is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Route of Columbus

Discover the town from which Christopher Columbus set sail for the New World during this memorable, half-day excursion to historic Palos de la Frontera.


Palos de la Frontera

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 40-minute drive to Palos de la Frontera. Upon arrival, proceed for a visit to the Monastery La Rabida, where Christopher Columbus lived prior to his renowned voyage. The monastery's entrance features a bronze monument of Columbus, and its relatively plain façade gives way to a spectacular and impressive interior.


Monastery La Rabida

The room inside and next to the entrance shows frescoes designed and applied by Daniel Vazquez, one of Salvador Dali's art teachers, in 1930. The paintings depict, in Cubist style, Columbus and his crew. On the first floor is Columbus' office, where he received the Catholic Kings to discuss his project with them. In-depth details of his voyage to the New World are also displayed. Near the monastery is a museum and lagoon with reproductions of the three ships of Columbus, the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria, as well as a recreation of an American Indian village featuring life-sized figures of the American Indians that Columbus encountered on his first journey.


Caravelles

Next, re-board your coach and proceed to Caravelles. Following a guided tour, some free time is made available to explore the town at your leisure before re-boarding your coach and commencing the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Caravelles is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Marvelous Seville

Experience the many architectural, cultural and artistic treasures of the capital of Andalusia during a full-day sightseeing excursion to Seville.


Scenic Drive and Seville's Old Town

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Seville. En route, traverse the rolling countryside, dotted with olive and orange groves, vineyards, and the farms where Spain's finest bulls and horses are bred. Upon arrival in Seville, take a scenic drive through this beautiful and historic city, then leave your coach for a guided stroll to the centre of the Old Town.


Alcazar, Cathedral and La Giralda

Your first stop is at the Alcazar, a magnificent, 14th-century fortress-palace built in the Moorish style. Marvel at the splendid architecture, intricate decorations, fragrant gardens and sparkling fountains. From here, continue on to the Cathedral. Renowned as the largest place of worship in Spain and one of the largest in the world, this monument boasts a lavish interior. Outside the Cathedral stands La Giralda, an imposing 322-foot (98-metre) tower, formerly a Moorish-style minaret from a mosque that once stood on this site.


Barrio de Santa Cruz

Next, visit the Barrio de Santa Cruz. The city's former Jewish Quarter features a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, some lined with orange trees and flower-bedecked squares. The whitewashed buildings are decorated with wrought-iron grilled windows and harbour lovely tiled patios. Following your visit, some free time is made available to explore the area at your leisure before returning to the coach and commencing the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Seville City is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Huelva City Highlights

Explore the hidden gem of the 'Costa de la Luz' during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion to Huelva.


English Quarter

Depart the pier for the short drive to the English Quarter, an area steeped in history and adorned with a wealth of exquisite architecture and historic landmarks dating from the late-19th century. Many grand buildings, including the Casa Colon, imposing Gran Teatro and Clinic Sanz de Frutos, originate from this time. After a photo stop here and some free time at your leisure, re-board your coach and continue your panoramic drive through the city.


Free Time and Lunch

Next, ample free time is made available to explore this fascinating city at your leisure, and stop by one of the many superb seafood restaurants for lunch at your own expense. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Huelva City is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.