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Christopher Columbus Trail in Huelva
Activities in El Portil

Christopher Columbus Trail in Huelva

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  • 5 hours

Travel back in time to 1492 on this guided tour of Huelva's historic sites: following the trail of Christopher Columbus before he set sail to the Americas.

Christopher Columbus Trail in Huelva

Having been picked up from El Portil on the morning of your tour, you'll set off to the town of La Rábida, located just 40 minutes away. On arrival, you'll begin following in the famous footsteps of Christopher Columbus as he prepared for his expedition across the seas.

The first stop on your tour will be a visit to the Friary of La Rábida. This peaceful monastery was home to Columbus after his proposal to set sail on the ocean was rejected by the monarchs, and it was here that he organised the last details of the trip that would make him a household name. Hear all about the fierce negotiations that he had to make with the Catholic Monarchs in order to finance the voyage.

Continuing your guided tour of La Rábida, you'll visit the Wharf of the Caravels, a museum showcasing a recreation of the port from which Columbus set sail, where you'll be left speechless by the lifesize replicas of La Pinta, La Niña and La Santa María, the three wooden ships which left Palos de la Frontera in 1492.

The Wharf of the Caravels is located on the confluence of the Odiel and Tinto Rivers, where you'll also see an imposing monument dedicated to Columbus. At the end of your Christopher Columbus Trail in La Rábida, you'll head on the road back to El Portil.

Pick up points and times

This excursion includes a pick up service from the following hotels in El Portil:

  • Hotel Nuevo Portil Golf: (9:10 am).
  • Playacartaya Spa Hotel: (9:10 am).


It is also possible to book this unmissable day trip with pick up from Isla Canela, Huelva, El Rompido, Punta Umbría and Islantilla.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Adults Children between 4 and 11 years old Children under 4 years old
US$ 45.90
US$ 22.90
  • Adults

    US$ 45.90
  • Children between 4 and 11 years old

    US$ 22.90
  • Children under 4 years old


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5 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Transport by air conditioned coach.

English speaking guide.

Entrance to monuments visited.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (El Portil local time) if there are still places available.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 45.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.