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Christopher Columbus Trail in Huelva

Free cancellation up to 3 days before

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.

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.

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Price

Adults Children between 4 and 11 years old Children under 4 years old
US$ 40.10
US$ 20
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 40.10
  • Children between 4 and 11 years old

    US$ 20
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

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Duration

5 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Transport by air conditioned coach.

English speaking guide.

Entrance to monuments visited.

When to book?

You can book up until 36 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

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 have any other questions please contact us .

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.

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