Things to do in
Valencia

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

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Valencia: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Sparkling Wine

1. 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: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

2. 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.

Valencia: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

3. 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: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Valencia Tourist Card

4. 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: Catamaran Excursion

5. Valencia: Catamaran Excursion

Accompanied by an expert crew, enjoy a sailing experience that will take you along the coast of Valencia. 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.

Valencia: 2.5-Hour Catamaran Cruise, Paella and Swimming

6. Valencia: 2.5-Hour Catamaran Cruise, Paella and Swimming

Enjoy a unique way to discover Valencia on a catamaran cruise along the Valencian coast. Sit back and relax as you sunbathe and admire beautiful landscapes. Sail to Port Saplaya where you and your friends will enjoy a delicious meal of traditional Valencian paella and seasonal fruit, along with your choice of beverage. After lunch, go diving or simply take a refreshing swim.

Valencia: Flamenco Show with Dinner at La Bulería

7. 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: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus & Oceanogràfic Ticket

8. Valencia: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus & Oceanogràfic Ticket

With this combined ticket, take advantage of a convenient hop-on-hop-off bus tour through the city of Valencia on a double-decker sightseeing bus.  There are 17 stops and you can use both lines and get on and off at all of the stops around the city for a validity of 48 hours. Get off at a stop in total which cover all of Valencia's main attractions. As you cruise through the city, listen to the audio guide in one of the 10 available languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Valencian, and Russian. Get off at the "Route B Valencia marítima" stop to discover the famous Oceanografic Center, one of the largest aquariums in the worlds with more than 500 species of different animals. Don't miss the spectacular dolphin show which is included in your ticket price.

From Valencia: Albufera Natural Park Bus, Cruise and Lunch

9. 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.  

Valencia: Old Town Tour, Wine & Tapas in an 11th c. Monument

10. Valencia: Old Town Tour, Wine & Tapas in an 11th c. Monument

Meet your friendly, local guide in the Old Town district, then set out onto the picturesque streets of Valencia. On this 1-hour walking tour, discover the treasures of the historic Old Town and marvel at the unique blend of architectural styles, which date back through the Roman, Moorish, Baroque, and Gothic periods. Follow your guide through some of Valencia’s most famous plazas, including Plaza de la Reina and Plaza de la Virgen, while learning about their rich-history. Arrive at one of Old Town’s hidden gems next, the Church of San Nicolas, and marvel at the dazzling interior and spectacular frescoes. Later, gain exclusive access to an 11th century historical monument in the heart of Old Town. Inside, indulge in a delicious 10-course tapas meal which showcases the very best of Valencian cuisine and local produce. Throughout the meal, enjoy a selection of prizewinning regional wines that have been perfectly paired to the food.

Frequently asked questions about Valencia

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Planning Your Visit

  • How many days to spend in Valencia?

    Allow yourself a minimum of four full days to take in the sights at a leisurely pace, setting aside one for the City of Arts and Sciences and one for the Bioparc. If you're looking for sun, sea, and sand, add another day or even two for Valencia's great beaches. If you arrive during las Fallas in mid-March, you may want to tack on an extra day to experience it.

  • Getting around

    It's easy to get around Valencia by bus, tram and subway. The purchase of the Valencia Tourist Card (VLC) includes free public transportation and admission to public museums and monuments. The city is also bike-friendly, providing plenty of enjoyable places to ride, such as through the 5-mile Turia Park. It stretches from the area near the Bioparc Valencia to the City of Arts and Sciences.

  • Where to stay in Valencia

    Valencia's Old Town (Ciutat Vella) is a popular and central area to be. Russafa is a nice alternative and located in the adjacent district of Eixample. For beach-goers, who'd rather stay closer to the sea, La Malva-Rosa is a nice option, approximately 30 minutes away by metro to the city center (e.g. Colón metro station).

  • Tickets for the City of Arts and Sciences

    You can either purchase tickets for the one place you'd like to visit (Hemisfèric 8€, Oceanogràfic 27.90€, Science Museum 8€), or mix and match with a packaged price. You can book all three for 32€, which includes a 10% discount when booking online. When selecting the Hemisfèric, you'll need to choose one IMAX film session you'd like to watch. You can buy all tickets online for a specific date.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    There is no bad time to visit this city, which never gets too cold. In the summer, though, there are more crowds, while in the winter some attractions offer shortened opening hours. Late spring, before the summer crowds arrive, may be best.

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What people are saying about Valencia

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 8,146 reviews

Great tour of the city including stops and visits to the central market, silk exchange, quart tower (including climbing to the top), city of arts and sciences, and the archeology museum. Perfect way to see and experience the city, and get a great bike ride in through the turia park. Will probably take the same tour the next time we come to Valencia!

It has been great! It is very worth it! Our guide has been fantastic. He has told us a lot about history, culture, heritage... and it has been super enjoyable! I highly recommend it!!

Excellent, we used this service already twice and will do in the future. The care arrived 15mins in asvance…and a Tesla :)

A very informative and friendly trip. Beautiful scenery and a lovely picnic on the beach to finish.

Loved it! Well organised, saw the main sights and the tour guide very informative.