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Valencia

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

Our most recommended things to do in Valencia

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

1. 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: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Sparkling Wine

2. Valencia: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Sparkling Wine

Set sail from Port Valencia across the Mediterranean Sea on this cruise aboard a large catamaran. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and get unbeatable views of the sun setting over the horizon from the water. Meet the crew, then hop on board a spacious catamaran boat. Find a spot and get comfy as you take off from the port out to the glistening sea. 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. Enjoy the perfect end to the day with your friends and loved ones.

Valencia: Oceanogràfic Entrance Ticket

3. Valencia: Oceanogràfic Entrance Ticket

Explore the state-of-the-art underwater city of Valencia’s L'Oceanogràfic marine park, located in the astonishing City of Arts and Sciences and designed by Felix Candela in the shape of a water lily. Built on 2 levels, the upper floors feature outdoor exhibitions and are surrounded by a magnificent fresh water 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. Go on a journey through the Mediterranean, global wetlands, temperate and tropical seas, the Antarctic, Arctic, oceans of the world, and even the Red Sea. The Dolphinarium alone contains more than 24 million liters of water, reaching a depth of 10.5 meters. Get to know the behavior of more than 45,000 aquatic creatures from 500 different species, including belugas, walrus, jellyfish, sea lions and sharks. And, when you fancy a break, there’s even an underwater restaurant (not included)!

Valencia: Palosanto Flamenco Show Ticket with Drink

4. Valencia: Palosanto Flamenco Show Ticket with Drink

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. Get your soft drink, wine, or beer and take your seat. 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 to buy another drink.

Valencia: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Valencia Tourist Card

5. Valencia: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Valencia Tourist Card

The Valencia Tourist Card is a combined card that offers free public urban transport and discounts of up to 25% on tours services. Get up to 50% in museums, leisure activities, shops, and restaurants for 24, 48, or 72 hours. The free public urban transport is within Valencia city, bus and tram zone A, and metro ABCD including the traject Valencia-Airport-Valencia (L3, L5).   The establishments that offer discounts on presentation of the Valencia Tourist Card are identified with a sticker. The card is active when using public transport for the first time or in any of the 42 readers distributed in the city. If this is not possible, the card could be validated at any point of use by writing down the expiration date of the card with an ink pen. Identity cards or passports must be shown for children in order to give them the City Card.

Valencia: Sailing Catamaran Cruise with Swim Stop

6. Valencia: Sailing Catamaran Cruise with Swim Stop

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: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

7. Valencia: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Bike through the cozy streets of the old city center of Valencia. Discover a lot of spectacular buildings included the Cathedral of Valencia. Bike towards the Túria river and visit its beautiful garden. Pass by the Palau de la Música (The music palace) 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: Flamenco Show with Dinner at La Bulería

8. Valencia: Flamenco Show with Dinner at La Bulería

Enjoy the best flamenco experience in Valencia. Experience the cult place for flamenco, one of the most beautiful kinds of music in the world, possessing an exuberant artistic, cultural and historical wealth. Live a unique experience, as intense as it is unforgettable, accompanied by the best of Mediterranean cuisine served in a beautiful Tablao with an intimate restaurant and evocative atmosphere. Feel the magic and ancient charm of flamenco, the most exported cultural icon of recent times. Fall in love with an exceedingly dramatic flamenco show. With more than a decade of professional experience in the world of flamenco and authentic restoration, this tablao is hoping to reach a wide audience with the magic and ancient charm of flamenco.

Valencia: Sailing Catamaran Cruise with Valencian Lunch

9. Valencia: Sailing Catamaran Cruise with Valencian Lunch

Take in the sights of Valencia from the water on this catamaran cruise with an expert crew, lunch, and drinks. Treat yourself to some time to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a beach stop for sunbathing, swimming, and free time. Set sail in the morning from the Port of Valencia, then hop on board a large catamaran with an expert crew before taking to the waters. Throughout the trip, you’ll have the option to shop on board at the bar. Enjoy views of the coastline before dropping anchor close to shore for a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean Sea, away from the crowded beaches. Have a vegetable salad, paella (Valencian rice dish), bread, and fruit on board along with your choice of a drink. Spend some more free time sunbathing or swimming before returning to the port in the afternoon. 

From Valencia: Albufera Natural Park Bus, Cruise and Lunch

10. From Valencia: Albufera Natural Park Bus, Cruise and Lunch

Depart Valencia and journey by bus to Albufera Natural Park to discover one of the most important wetland areas on the Iberian peninsula. Marvel at the natural biodiversity of the area that allows a great variety of flora and fauna to thrive year-round. Travel through the nature reserve and listen to an informative commentary on the provided audio guides. Look for rare species of wading birds and a rich variety of wildlife, and learn about the rice fields and ecosystems of the lake.  Then, climb aboard for a 30-minute boat cruise along one of the biggest lakes in Spain. Sample the best of the local gastronomy over lunch in the village of El Palmar. Enjoy a typical meal from the Valencia region, including a starter of salad and squid, a main course of seafood paella and a dessert served with one drink.  

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What people are saying about Valencia

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 8,750 reviews

It was the first activity I did in Valencia it was a nice way to start the trip. I wanted to be around the area due to being a Doctor Who and Westworld fan (as episodes of the show was shot there due to its futuristic look). I would suggest looking up different activities to do in the area, I missed out on going to a planetarium because I only stuck to excursion websites.

Very nice and pleasant experience. Our guide,Carlos, a really nice guy, very informed and pasionated about the subject , made everything easy to understand . We learned a lot about the Valencian culture thanks to this tour .

Great show, the performers really felt the music, they performed with so many emotions! Also, the home made sangria was exceptional and included in the very affordable price of the ticket!

The trip was great. It left on time, the paella was delicious and there was plenty of time to chill or swim. There is also the option to buy more drinks from the bar.

We had a great time, the atmosphere from the show was top notch! We would love to go back in the future.