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Valencia: Self-Guided Discovery Walk

1. Valencia: Self-Guided Discovery Walk

Discover Valencia as never before with this original interactive game experience. Using your cell phone, your challenge will start at Plaza de la Reina at the entrance of the Cathedral. Simply open your e-mail link and your adventure will begin. Wander through the old town and seek answers to fun location-based riddles. Find cool street art, beautiful plazas, one of Europe’s biggest food markets, as well as cozy cafés hidden on narrow streets. Unlock the enchanting stories of Barrio del Carmen and recommendations to favorite local spots of Suzie, a passionate guide and a creator of this curious discovery walk. Sharpen your senses and appreciate the most wonderful (and little) details around you. Whether you know Valencia or have just started exploring here, get a perspective on the discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.

Valencia: 3-Hour Beer Bike Tour

2. Valencia: 3-Hour Beer Bike Tour

Explore the charm of Valencia by night. The Beer Bike tour is the perfect choice for a group of friends who want to visit Valencia not only for culture and traditions, but also for tasting the best beers that the city has to offer. The tour lasts 3 hours, during which you'll see the best of the Valencian Community. Stop 3 times at the best bars in the city and taste the local beer. An original tour, surrounded by the beauty of Valencia by night. The tour begins in Ruzafa neighborhood, in Calle Puerto Rico 22, where you'll discover the most interesting places of the city. Along the way, you stop at 3 of the best bars in the city, where you get a taste of some real Spanish craft beer. Wrap up the tour by cycling back to Calle Puerto Rico and then step out to enjoy the evening on your own. At the end of the tour, return to Calle Puerto Rico 22.

Valencia: 3-Hour City Bike Tour

3. Valencia: 3-Hour City Bike Tour

Leaving directly from the tour office, your guide will lead you on a ride around the most beautiful places in Valencia. More than 2000 years of history can be discovered in the streets of the old quarter. Starting from the historic "Barrio del Carmen" district, visit Plaza de la Virgen, an old square that dates back to the Roman times and Plaza de la Reina, where you can see both the cathedral and the Tower of Miguelete.   Continue to Central Market, Spain’s largest fresh food market which opened in 1928. Close to the market discover La Lonja de la Seda, originally used for silk trading. The last stop is Quart Towers in the city center, a remainder of the old city walls, as well as Torres de Serranos, one of the 12 gates that formed part of the old city wall. After the historic center, visit the greener and more contemporary side of the city. Explore Turia Gardens, the green lung of the city, one of the largest urban parks in Spain. Ride inside the park until you see the City of Arts and Sciences, a huge futuristic educational complex designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava as a present to his home city. Finally head to the port and the beach. After a well-deserved, refreshing drink in front of the sea, return to the tour operator's office.

Valencia: Scavenger Hunt and Iconic Sights Self-Guided Tour

4. Valencia: Scavenger Hunt and Iconic Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Iconic Valencia at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “The Cathedral of Valencia and the Micalet Tower”, “The Virgin Square”, “Serranos Towers”, “El Carmen district” and many more! After you buy the ticket, you will receive an access code that you can use in the app. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Point of a Hook house” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “The Carmen neighborhood”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Valencia: Old Town Segway Tour

5. Valencia: Old Town Segway Tour

If you want to learn about the wonderful history of Valencia, while enjoying a unique adventure, this is your ideal tour. Visiting the old town of Valencia is something already exciting, now imagine doing it on a Segway! Here is a description of the places we will visit during our Segway tour through the old town of Valencia. Archaeological Museum of Valencia The word museum may not sound very exciting, but in reality it is much more than a museum, it is an ancient Roman square. Today, this ancient square is home to the Archaeological Museum of Valencia, one of the best archaeological centers in Europe. This is a perfect spot to have a panoramic view of the great monuments of the city, which have been declared of historical and artistic interest. Basilica and Cathedral After our trip to the past in archaeological ruins, we will head towards the Basilica, a beautiful building with a blue oval dome, which houses inside it the Patron Saint of the Valencians: La Virgen de los Desamparados, her figure was transferred in 1666 from the Cathedral, which is our next stop. The Cathedral of Valencia has a lot of history and is very peculiar, as it is located where centuries before there was an Arab Mosque. The construction of the Cathedral is a fusion of many architectural styles, which we will discover on our tour. Plaza de la Virgen We will continue to the Plaza de la Virgen, one of the most dazzling and emblematic squares in Valencia. It is surrounded by picturesque buildings, a large fountain, known as the Fountain of Neptune and a wide gastronomic offer of typical foods of Valencia. From the Plaza de la Virgen, we will visit the Palacio de la Generalitat Valenciana, the old town hall of the city. This 15th century palace presents a mixture of architectural styles, including Valencian Gothic. We will continue along Calle Caballeros, a street that has kept its name since 1412 and where noble families used to live. Today this street is home to a variety of stores and restaurants. The small alleys lead to different directions with many hidden wonders, including churches and some incredible street art. We will arrive at the church of San Nicolas, also known as "the little Sistine Chapel of Valencia". It is a historical monument of the city of Valencia, where its vaults have been decorated with fresco paintings. Today it is one of the most visited churches in Valencia. Then continuing along Caballeros Street, we will see the Fuente del Negrito, the first public fountain of the city of Valencia. This fountain is located in the square named after him, La Plaza del Negrito. Portal of Valldigna and Torre Mora We will then pass through the famous Portal de la Valldigna. This passage through the old Muslim wall once served as a gateway to the city through which access to medieval Valencia, a city in which many noble families had settled. We will observe later a tower of the Arab wall that remains standing from Muslim times in Valencia. El Carmen Church and the Contemporary Cultural Center of El Carmen We will continue through the charming Barrio del Carmen, to come across the Iglesia del Carmen. This church has a unique exterior, considered one of the best Mannerist altarpieces in the city. We will then head to the Convent del Carmen, which houses the Museo del Carmen, dedicated to temporary exhibitions and is connected to the Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts). This Convent has its origins in the 13th century, it is one of the oldest parts of the city, you will really feel transported back in time. Nearby is also the famous Plaza del Carmen, a wonderful place, especially at night. Its narrow streets are home to tapas bars, restaurants, shopping and souvenir stores. Serrano Towers Finally, we will head to the impressive Serrano Towers. You will surely have seen them on postcards of Valencia or upon arriving in the city. The Serranos Towers were built in the 14th century and are one of the twelve gates that were part of the old Christian wall of the city of Valencia. Today only two of these twelve gates remain, and the Serranos Towers were and still are considered the main entrance to the city of Valencia. After our trip back in time to medieval Valencia, it's time for a little more adventure with our Segways. We will ride down the old Turia river towards the Viveros Garden, the green heart of the city. Here there is a perfect circuit to ride our Segways and conclude our tour with the best energy.

Valencia: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour and Valencia Cathedral

6. Valencia: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour and Valencia Cathedral

Explore the architectural heritage of Valencia, from the ancient remains of the Roman Empire to the most striking contemporary buildings of the city on this guided walking tour. Have the chance to see the Serranos Towers, the lively Caballeros Street, and other landmarks around the city. Next, visit an unmistakable icon of the capital, The City of Arts and Sciences, a complex of buildings designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava. Walk through its incredible facade where you will find the buildings of the Oceanogràfic, the Museu de les Ciències, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, and the Hemisfèric. Continue by strolling around the Plaza de la Virgen, where the city was first constructed and home to the UNESCO festival of Las Fallas. Stop by the Central Market of Valencia and browse over 1000 stalls of fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, cheeses, spices, and seafood. From here, visit the Cathedral of Valencia featuring the "El Miguelete" bell tower. See the intricate Holy Chalice inside the Cathedral, one of the most important pieces of art from the first Spanish Renaissance. Admire the large collection of art and various religious treasures here. Finally, uncover the secrets of the frescoes that adorn the ceilings of the Church of St. Nicholas of Bari, which were painted by the Valencia-born baroque artist Dionís Vidal. See the strong gothic influence that blends effortlessly with the baroque art.

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What people are saying about Carmen Neighborhood

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Recommended

We had a pleasant guide who made the tour interesting. Good introduction to the city. The only downside is that the tour could take longer, it would be interesting to have the option to enter at some buildings. We could keep the bicycles for the rest of the day without any problems or pay extra, including lock.

A fun experience!

This is a must-do if you're looking for a fun experience when visiting Valencia. We were a group of 10 friends, and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Our guide was friendly and accommodating, we stopped at some great bars, and of course, the city well worth the visit.

A beautiful experience: Valencia is the ideal city to get around by bike: full of cycle paths and all in painura. Our guide Alessandra is very good and very well prepared and the Bianchi bicycles are very momode. I highly recommend

Alessandra was hands down the best tour guide we've ever had! She's very knowledgeable about the city and made learning about its history so much fun. We would definitely recommend the tour to anyone visiting Valencia!

Awesome tour! Great guide! Tasty beer! Fun way to see the city!

This was an awesome tour! I will recommend it to all of my friends when they visit Valencia! A great way to see the city and meet new people.