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The hometown of paella blends fascinating museums, futuristic architecture, and fantastic seafood.

Our most recommended things to do in Valencia

Valencia: Oceanogràfic Entry Ticket

1. Valencia: Oceanogràfic Entry Ticket

Located in the City of Arts and Sciences complex, Oceanogràfic features species from many of the world's key marine ecosystems. Immerse yourself in this unique marine world and travel through the longest underwater tunnel in Europe, visit a family of beluga whales, and come face to face with sharks. Built on 2 levels, the upper floors feature outdoor exhibitions and are surrounded by a magnificent freshwater lake inhabited by pelicans, cormorants, and flamingos. On the lower level, you will find the largest aquariums in Europe, containing representatives of the world’s main marine ecosystems. Discover the Mediterranean, Antarctic, Arctic, Red Sea, and much more. You can meet more than 45,000 aquatic creatures from 500 different species, including belugas, walruses, jellyfish, sea lions, and sharks. When you fancy a break, just head to the underwater restaurant.

Valencia: Catamaran Cruise with Sunset Option

2. Valencia: Catamaran Cruise with Sunset Option

Accompanied by an expert crew, enjoy a sailing experience that will take you along the coast of Valencia on a spacious catamaran. Let the winds guide you as they take hold of the boat's sails and sweep you along the Mediterranean Sea. After leaving the dock in Valencia, enjoy the sea breeze and views as the catamaran sails along the coast. From your ocean vantage point, you’ll be able to admire iconic monuments such as the City of Arts, the Miquelet, and the skyline of Valencia. If you select the sunset option, listen to relaxing music with a glass of cava (sparkling wine) in your hand as you watch the sun go down against the skyline of Valencia and color the ocean gold and orange. On Wednesdays from June to September 2023, enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise with relaxing music from a DJ.

Valencia: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

3. Valencia: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

See the sights of Valencia at your own pace with the Valencia Bus Turistic! With 24- and 48-hour ticket options, the hop-on hop-off concept means you can get off at the locations that appeal to you most, simply joining the next bus when you're done. There are 17 stops throughout the city where you can get on and off without restriction. See the best attractions and monuments in Valencia. Real-time audio guide available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Valencian and Russian. 1. Poeta Querol 2. Plaza Toros 3. Museo Fallero 4. Ciudad Artes y Ciencias 5 Oceanogràfic 6 C.C. Aqua 7 Marina Real 8 Las Arenas 9 Puerto 10 Baleares 11 Mestalla Museo Militar 12 San Pio V 13 Nuevo Centro 14 Dama Ibérica 15 Bioparc 16 Museo H. Valencia 17 Ivam

Valencia: Palosanto Flamenco Show Ticket

4. Valencia: Palosanto Flamenco Show Ticket

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture and music with this ticket to the Palosanto Flamenco theater in Valencia. Travel to heart of a picturesque neighborhood to watch a show in an avant-garde yet traditional flamenco tablao. Show your voucher at reception and enter a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a spectacular sound space. Be blown away by the artistic direction of the dancer Verónica Pulido. Let your heart pound with the intensity of the dancers. Feel the thrill of hearing a skilled musician pluck at the strings of a guitar. Be transported by the cante jondo (deep song) vocals of talented singers. Feel free to stay after the performance to soak up the atmosphere or buy a drink.

Valencia: Oceanografic, Hemisferic & Science Museum Combos

5. Valencia: Oceanografic, Hemisferic & Science Museum Combos

Decide which attraction of the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia you want to visit with the different combo options offered. You can choose between different combo options: - Hemisferic and Science Museum Combo - Oceanografic and Hemisferic Combo - Oceanografic and Science Museum Combo - Oceanografic, Hemisferic, and Science Museum Combo (make sure you select the right option when finalizing your booking). Description of the attractions: 1. Oceanografic View over 500 species of marine animals in the L'Oceanogràfic which was designed by Felix Candela in the shape of a water lily. Explore exhibits displaying the aquatic environments of the Arctic, Red Sea and more. Have the chance to purchase a meal at an underwater restaurant.  Head to the upper floors for outdoor exhibitions and are surrounded by a magnificent freshwater lake inhabited by pelicans, cormorants, and flamingos. On the lower level, find marine life from the world's main marine ecosystems. See belugas, walrus, jellyfish, sea lions, and sharks.  2. Príncipe Felipe Science Museum Touch, feel, and think about a range of scientific theories at the interactive Príncipe Felipe Science Museum. Let your hair stand on end as a slightly eccentric inventor demonstrates the physical principles of electricity in front of an auditorium with seating for up to 50 people. 3. The Hemisfèric Cinema The Hemisfèric Cinema was inaugurated in 1998 and was the first building in the City of Arts and Sciences to open its doors to the public. Admire the spectacular construction designed by Santiago Calatrava at the Hemisfèric Cinema. Be amazed by its ovoid roof that is over 100 meters long and contains the large sphere that constitutes a 3D projection room. Choose to watch a film among a catalog that contains films from documentaries to works for children.

From Valencia: Montanejos Guided Hike with Natural Pools

6. From Valencia: Montanejos Guided Hike with Natural Pools

Just an hour's drive from Valencia, embark on a picturesque adventure in Montanejos. Set off on a guided hike, take in views of the surrounding landscapes, see the mighty Chorro, and enjoy the natural pools ("Fuentes de los Baños"). Begin your day with a morning hike through the mountains and make your way along the Mijares River, enjoying views of the town and the majestic river. The path eventually leads to the Chorro, a powerful water jet that unleashes 4000 liters of water per minute, a mesmerizing spectacle. Take a dip in the thermal pools (Fuentes de los Baños), said to have been built by Moorish king Abu Zeit to ensure the beauty of his queens. Maintaining a temperature of 23°C throughout the year (so it may seem cooler in summer), they're known for their mineral-rich composition, both relaxing and good for your health.

From Valencia: Caves of San José Guided Excursion and Ticket

7. From Valencia: Caves of San José Guided Excursion and Ticket

The Caves of San José are an unmissable excursion if you're in Valencia. Head to the caves with your guide and explore the area on foot and by boat. Make your way along the longest navigable underground river in Europe and see stalactites, stalagmites, and UNESCO-listed cave paintings. Depart from Valencia and travel by bus toward the village of Vall d’Uixo where the famous Caves of San José are located. Before you enter the cave, your guide will provide you with information about the cave system, home to the longest navigable underground river in Europe which is around 3000m long. Inside the cave, board a small boat and check out the cave system. Look at the stalactites, stalagmites, and UNESCO-listed cave paintings while making your way along the river. After the boat tour, continue on your journey on foot in the dry gallery. Before returning to Valencia, enjoy 30 minutes of free time in the area to admire the Iberican archeological sights, have a coffee, or check out the souvenir shop. More details: On the excursion, you will be able to enjoy an official guide (Valencia&Go) who will accompany you all the way and will tell you the essentials you need to know about Valencia, as well as all the secrets that are hidden inside the Cuevas de San José, its incredible history and curiosities in detail (in Spanish and English). Once you arrive at the caves, you will board a boat to travel the river in which a guide-boatman will guide you along the way and will point out some key spots of the natural wonder (could be in Spanish). If you have any questions, you can always ask the official Valencia & Go guide, he will be willing to answer them when you leave the caves.

Valencia: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

8. Valencia: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Bike through the cozy streets of the old city center of Valencia with a local guide. Discover spectacular buildings including the Cathedral of Valencia. Choose to join a group bike tour or opt for a private tour and customize your itinerary to see your preferred locations in Valencia. Bike towards the Túria River and visit its beautiful garden. Pass by the Palau de la Música and the gigantic playground of Gulliver out of the book Gulliver Travels. In the last part of the tour, explore the City of Arts and Sciences. Spot the famous modernistic buildings of the architect Santiago Calatrava before returning to the city center.

Valencia: Catamaran Cruise with Swimming & Optional DJ

9. Valencia: Catamaran Cruise with Swimming & Optional DJ

Escape the busy beaches of Valencia and embark on this scenic catamaran cruise. Sail around the stunning coastline and work on your tan as you sunbathe on the boat's suspended net. Along the way, marvel at the panoramic views that surround you and get to know the city from a new perspective.  Cool off with a refreshing swim in the sea. Then the catamaran returns to the pickup point.

Valencia: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Cocktail

10. Valencia: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Cocktail

You will enjoy an unforgettable experience in the waters of the beautiful coast of Valencia at sunset. Prepare to be captivated by the magic that emerges when the sun says goodbye falling behind the mountains. Our catamaran has been designed with your comfort and safety in mind, offering a spacious and welcoming space where you can relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the coast and its surroundings. As we gently navigate the calm waters, you will be able to contemplate the majesty of the boats and yachts that sail the sea, and appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the Valencian coast. Once we have completed our tour, we will return to the port of Valencia, but we are sure that you will take with you an unforgettable memory of this unique experience. We want to thank you for choosing us as your option to enjoy the sunset with Boramar Catamarans and we hope that this trip has been as special for you as it was for us to have you on board. We are located here:,-0.3325188,19z/data=!4m9!1m2!2m1!1sPuerto+de+Valencia.j+Entre+Edificio+el+reloj+y+tinglado+2,+46024+Val%C3%A8ncia,+Valencia,+Espa%C3%B1a!3m5!1s0xd60485c0b6f0617:0xc39c44aed9890dad!8m2!3d39.460339!4d-0.3315126!16s%2Fg%2F11fz9y98x6?hl=es&entry=ttu

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Great. We were worried it was going to be a booze Cruise, as the group that got off before we got on were 3 hen/stag parties and they were wasted. HOWEVER the group we were with, the crew, the music and atmosphere were great. The weather was rubbish at first, but as we set off it cleared up and got very bright! The sunset was great and very romantic

Loved the flamenco show which combined beautifully guitar, singing and dancing. We had stage side seats which afforded us a great view of the performers. Such lovely energy and passion. Thank you for a great night

This was a wonderful tour. Our tour guide was super nice and savvy. She was fantastic. This tour is a must to get started to know Valencia.

Excellent dinner, the main course and dessert as well as the show, good and engaging dancers.

Beautiful city, lovely weather, memorable day out. And I saw the Holy Grail!