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Valencia: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

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

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 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. Later, gain exclusive access to an 11th-century historical monument in the heart of Old Town. Inside, indulge in a delicious tasting menu of local tapas and paella that 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 with the food.

Valencia: Complete Tuk-Tuk Tour Around the City

Valencia: Complete Tuk-Tuk Tour Around the City

Visit the main historical and cultural points of the city center by tuk-tuk on this guided tour of Valencia. See top city sights like Malvarrosa beach, the harbor, and the Valencian Art Nouveau Colón Market.   Start at the Tourism Hub office at the Valencia North Station. Pass by historical places such as the old Torres de Quart, the Torres de Serranos, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the old Hospital of Valencia, a library that was once the first mental sanatorium in Europe.  Explore the modern port of Valencia, La Marina Real, and stroll along the extensive Malvarrosa beach. Discover the avant-garde and artistic character of Valencia at the City of Arts and Sciences.  See the Oceanogràfic, the largest aquarium in Europe, the Museum of Sciences, the Hemispheric, and the Reina Sofía Palace of the Arts. Follow the old Turia riverbed, and see sights like the Ciutat Vella, Mercado de Colón, the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas. Drive by the famed Plaza de Toros. Take advantage of commentary from your guide and enjoy the unobstructed views offered by tuk-tuk without the need to getting out of the vehicle.

Valencia: Cathedral, St Nicholas, and Lonja de la Seda Tour

Valencia: Cathedral, St Nicholas, and Lonja de la Seda Tour

Immerse yourself in the charming historic district of Valencia and take an informative stroll through its picturesque narrow roads. Come across impressive local landmarks on a walking tour of the area. Step into the Cathedral, the Church of Saint Nicholas, and the Lonja de la Seda. Meet your guide at the imposing Torres de Serranos, then dive deep into the bustling city center. Discover the ancient walls surrounding the district and walk into the Church of Saint Nicholas. Admire its stunning interior, covered in 2,000 square meters of Baroque frescoes, painted by Dionís Vidal. Continue on to the Lonja de la Seda, a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site. Take in its Gothic architecture, tall and sturdy columns, and geometric roof. Gaze at the busy Central Market just across the road and head toward the Plaza de la Reina. Enter the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, said to hold the Holy Grail in its interior. Discover the Roman ruins of the Almoina, the most relevant archaeological remains in Valencia. Finally, in the Plaza de la Virgen, learn the secrets of the Basilica of the Virgin Mary of the Forsaken. End your journey in this very area.

Valencia: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Valencia: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Valencia at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. Login to your app and start your tour of 10 of the most important attractions of the city. At the start of each attraction, you will uncover a puzzle to learn more about Valencia. You can stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Start your tour at the much-photographed Bullring of Valencia. Visit Valencia Town Hall in the city center, while 'Mercat Central' will give you a taste of city life. Take a photo at the Valencia Silk Exchange, which will amaze you with its architecture, and indulge in the beauty of the iconic Plaza de la Virgen. Visit the incomparably beautiful Cathedral of Valencia. You will also pass by the always innovative University of Valencia. Admire the imposing Mercat Colón. The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be the Puente de las Flores. Use logic, imagination, observation, and a team spirit to finish the game. For your convenience, you can start or pause the tour whenever you want, so you can enjoy seeing the city at your own pace. Learn information and facts and snap pictures as you go.

Valencia: Historical Walking Tour

Valencia: Historical Walking Tour

See the highlights of Valencia on a 2-hour walking tour and learn about its majestic history with the help of an official guide. Stroll the atmospheric streets of the Old Town to see key attractions such as City Hall and Central Market. Go to Plaça del Ajuntament – the city's largest public square – to look at elegant architecture, such as the Central Post Office, built to an eclectic design by Miguel Angel Navarro. Marvel at the size of the old bullfighting ring and pass the magnificent cathedral. Look at the historical Silk Exchange and see a fine example of Art Nouveau architecture at the main railway station. Discover beautiful Plaza Redonda hidden among the narrow streets of the old quarter, and be impressed by the monumental city gates of the Torres de Serranos. Ask your guide any questions you have and get tips on what to see and do during the rest of your stay.

From Albir, Altea, Benidorm & Calpe: Valencia City Excursion

From Albir, Altea, Benidorm & Calpe: Valencia City Excursion

Valencia is Spain´s 3rd largest city and capital to the Costa Blanca. Situated, some two hours by coach from Albir, Altea, Benidorm & Calpe, the beautiful city of Valencia is definitely worth a visit for those looking to immerse themselves in the culture and tradition that this city has to offer. The city has roots dating back to the Romans, who founded a colony on the shores of the Turia river in 138 a.c. and today is the perfect mix of contemporary versus tradition, with stunning architecture through the ages that proudly stand, helping to tell the story and history of Valencia. Your journey will start with a pickup by air-conditioned coach from one of the points in Albir, Altea Benidorm or Calpe*. Once everyone is on board, the travelling time to Valencia is around 2 hours. On arrival, you will be given 5-hours of free time to explore the city and all it has to offer. The drop off point in Valencia is at the Torres de Serranos, gateway to the historic part of the city and just a short walk from the cathedral and main center. One of the best ways to see the city is with an official guide and you will have the option to purchase a guided walking tour of the old part of the city, taking in some of the most emblematic buildings that will last around 75 to 80 minutes at a cost of just 8€ per person. This is to be paid on the day to the representative on the coach. Those wishing to visit the Oceanografic (sea world) centre or the Mestalla football ground, can do so as "optional extras" which the representative on the day will explain to you. Prices can vary depending on the seasons but full details and correct prices will be given to you on the day of your trip. Valencia is a very large city and can get very busy at certain times of the year. The excursion will be accompanied by an English speaking representative who will confirm timings and meeting points on the day. The return journey will be made with drop offs at the original meeting points being made in reverse order, starting at the last pickup point made and always finishing in Albir. Services from Calpe and Altea are only availble from June to November. Please be aware that Valencia is some distance away from Albir, Altea, Benidorm and Calpe and travelling time plus time making pickups and drop offs should be taken into account prior to booking. Activity duration times are only a guideline and can vary.

Valencia: Morning Food Tour with Central Market Visit

Valencia: Morning Food Tour with Central Market Visit

Mornings in the city are fascinating because they always show you the most authentic aspect of how its inhabitants live in their hometown. Having a local brunch called almuerzo is a social activity shared by almost all people in Valencia. “Almorzar” is a gastronomic tradition that defines what Valencia is like and what its people are like: an irreducible village, proud of its culinary localisms! This unique cultural custom is explained more in detail during this tour. Enjoy this tapas brunch in Valencia at exactly the peak time for many cafés, and start your peregrination with a unique, and most typical, local breakfast. To continue the adventure, discover Valencia’s old stores and taste their fresh products, visit the emblematic central market (Mercado Central) where you will experience eat Iberian ham, olives, cheese and wine from the region. Then, explore a local bar where you will sample an authentic almuerzo/brunch as the Valencianos do: the iconic Esmorzaret! End up with a must-do local tradition, the delicious “Orchata”! This adventure is designed to show you the way locals live and interact in the city through the spectrum of food. At each stop of this market brunch tour, you taste an important element of the spanish cuisine. You also learn about the families and history behind each of the cafe, grocery shop and restaurant that you visit. If you have just arrived in town this is a perfect introduction to the Spanish gastronomy, the essentials of Valencia and the local culture. More than a tour, you will live a cultural, walking and gastronomic tour in the same experience. By the end of the adventure, you’ll know exactly why “Esmorzaret Valenciano” culture in the morning can’t exist outside of Valencia !

Valencia: Tuk Tuk City Tour

Valencia: Tuk Tuk City Tour

Discover the highlights of Valencia with ease with this private sightseeing tour by electric tuk tuk. See more of the city with less time and effort. Explore the landmarks of the historic Old City, the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences and stop at markets, the marina and beach, and hear the stories behind them from your guide.

Medieval Valencia 1-Hour Segway Tour

Medieval Valencia 1-Hour Segway Tour

On this 1-hour Segway tour of medieval Valencia you’ll have a chance to see the most important and emblematic monuments and districts of the city. The best part of the activity is that you get to see all the sights in a fun and eco-friendly way! After a short training session that will allow you to get comfortable operating the Segway, you’ll head off for an hour’s tour along a route that includes the following sites: Serranos Towers, El Carmen Square, Portal de la Valldigna and the Arabic city walls, San Nicolás Church and the Silk Exchange Market (Lonja). You’ll also pass by the Central Market, the round Plaza Redonda, Santa Catalina Church, the Valencia Cathedral, the Palace of the Archbishop, L'Almoina Square and the Virgin Square.

Central Market, Valencia: Our most recommended tours and activities

Valencia: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

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

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 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. Later, gain exclusive access to an 11th-century historical monument in the heart of Old Town. Inside, indulge in a delicious tasting menu of local tapas and paella that 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 with the food.

Valencia: Complete Tuk-Tuk Tour Around the City

Valencia: Complete Tuk-Tuk Tour Around the City

Visit the main historical and cultural points of the city center by tuk-tuk on this guided tour of Valencia. See top city sights like Malvarrosa beach, the harbor, and the Valencian Art Nouveau Colón Market.   Start at the Tourism Hub office at the Valencia North Station. Pass by historical places such as the old Torres de Quart, the Torres de Serranos, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the old Hospital of Valencia, a library that was once the first mental sanatorium in Europe.  Explore the modern port of Valencia, La Marina Real, and stroll along the extensive Malvarrosa beach. Discover the avant-garde and artistic character of Valencia at the City of Arts and Sciences.  See the Oceanogràfic, the largest aquarium in Europe, the Museum of Sciences, the Hemispheric, and the Reina Sofía Palace of the Arts. Follow the old Turia riverbed, and see sights like the Ciutat Vella, Mercado de Colón, the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas. Drive by the famed Plaza de Toros. Take advantage of commentary from your guide and enjoy the unobstructed views offered by tuk-tuk without the need to getting out of the vehicle.

Valencia: Cathedral, St Nicholas, and Lonja de la Seda Tour

Valencia: Cathedral, St Nicholas, and Lonja de la Seda Tour

Immerse yourself in the charming historic district of Valencia and take an informative stroll through its picturesque narrow roads. Come across impressive local landmarks on a walking tour of the area. Step into the Cathedral, the Church of Saint Nicholas, and the Lonja de la Seda. Meet your guide at the imposing Torres de Serranos, then dive deep into the bustling city center. Discover the ancient walls surrounding the district and walk into the Church of Saint Nicholas. Admire its stunning interior, covered in 2,000 square meters of Baroque frescoes, painted by Dionís Vidal. Continue on to the Lonja de la Seda, a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site. Take in its Gothic architecture, tall and sturdy columns, and geometric roof. Gaze at the busy Central Market just across the road and head toward the Plaza de la Reina. Enter the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, said to hold the Holy Grail in its interior. Discover the Roman ruins of the Almoina, the most relevant archaeological remains in Valencia. Finally, in the Plaza de la Virgen, learn the secrets of the Basilica of the Virgin Mary of the Forsaken. End your journey in this very area.

Valencia: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Valencia: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Valencia at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. Login to your app and start your tour of 10 of the most important attractions of the city. At the start of each attraction, you will uncover a puzzle to learn more about Valencia. You can stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Start your tour at the much-photographed Bullring of Valencia. Visit Valencia Town Hall in the city center, while 'Mercat Central' will give you a taste of city life. Take a photo at the Valencia Silk Exchange, which will amaze you with its architecture, and indulge in the beauty of the iconic Plaza de la Virgen. Visit the incomparably beautiful Cathedral of Valencia. You will also pass by the always innovative University of Valencia. Admire the imposing Mercat Colón. The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be the Puente de las Flores. Use logic, imagination, observation, and a team spirit to finish the game. For your convenience, you can start or pause the tour whenever you want, so you can enjoy seeing the city at your own pace. Learn information and facts and snap pictures as you go.

Valencia: Historical Walking Tour

Valencia: Historical Walking Tour

See the highlights of Valencia on a 2-hour walking tour and learn about its majestic history with the help of an official guide. Stroll the atmospheric streets of the Old Town to see key attractions such as City Hall and Central Market. Go to Plaça del Ajuntament – the city's largest public square – to look at elegant architecture, such as the Central Post Office, built to an eclectic design by Miguel Angel Navarro. Marvel at the size of the old bullfighting ring and pass the magnificent cathedral. Look at the historical Silk Exchange and see a fine example of Art Nouveau architecture at the main railway station. Discover beautiful Plaza Redonda hidden among the narrow streets of the old quarter, and be impressed by the monumental city gates of the Torres de Serranos. Ask your guide any questions you have and get tips on what to see and do during the rest of your stay.

From Albir, Altea, Benidorm & Calpe: Valencia City Excursion

From Albir, Altea, Benidorm & Calpe: Valencia City Excursion

Valencia is Spain´s 3rd largest city and capital to the Costa Blanca. Situated, some two hours by coach from Albir, Altea, Benidorm & Calpe, the beautiful city of Valencia is definitely worth a visit for those looking to immerse themselves in the culture and tradition that this city has to offer. The city has roots dating back to the Romans, who founded a colony on the shores of the Turia river in 138 a.c. and today is the perfect mix of contemporary versus tradition, with stunning architecture through the ages that proudly stand, helping to tell the story and history of Valencia. Your journey will start with a pickup by air-conditioned coach from one of the points in Albir, Altea Benidorm or Calpe*. Once everyone is on board, the travelling time to Valencia is around 2 hours. On arrival, you will be given 5-hours of free time to explore the city and all it has to offer. The drop off point in Valencia is at the Torres de Serranos, gateway to the historic part of the city and just a short walk from the cathedral and main center. One of the best ways to see the city is with an official guide and you will have the option to purchase a guided walking tour of the old part of the city, taking in some of the most emblematic buildings that will last around 75 to 80 minutes at a cost of just 8€ per person. This is to be paid on the day to the representative on the coach. Those wishing to visit the Oceanografic (sea world) centre or the Mestalla football ground, can do so as "optional extras" which the representative on the day will explain to you. Prices can vary depending on the seasons but full details and correct prices will be given to you on the day of your trip. Valencia is a very large city and can get very busy at certain times of the year. The excursion will be accompanied by an English speaking representative who will confirm timings and meeting points on the day. The return journey will be made with drop offs at the original meeting points being made in reverse order, starting at the last pickup point made and always finishing in Albir. Services from Calpe and Altea are only availble from June to November. Please be aware that Valencia is some distance away from Albir, Altea, Benidorm and Calpe and travelling time plus time making pickups and drop offs should be taken into account prior to booking. Activity duration times are only a guideline and can vary.

Valencia: Morning Food Tour with Central Market Visit

Valencia: Morning Food Tour with Central Market Visit

Mornings in the city are fascinating because they always show you the most authentic aspect of how its inhabitants live in their hometown. Having a local brunch called almuerzo is a social activity shared by almost all people in Valencia. “Almorzar” is a gastronomic tradition that defines what Valencia is like and what its people are like: an irreducible village, proud of its culinary localisms! This unique cultural custom is explained more in detail during this tour. Enjoy this tapas brunch in Valencia at exactly the peak time for many cafés, and start your peregrination with a unique, and most typical, local breakfast. To continue the adventure, discover Valencia’s old stores and taste their fresh products, visit the emblematic central market (Mercado Central) where you will experience eat Iberian ham, olives, cheese and wine from the region. Then, explore a local bar where you will sample an authentic almuerzo/brunch as the Valencianos do: the iconic Esmorzaret! End up with a must-do local tradition, the delicious “Orchata”! This adventure is designed to show you the way locals live and interact in the city through the spectrum of food. At each stop of this market brunch tour, you taste an important element of the spanish cuisine. You also learn about the families and history behind each of the cafe, grocery shop and restaurant that you visit. If you have just arrived in town this is a perfect introduction to the Spanish gastronomy, the essentials of Valencia and the local culture. More than a tour, you will live a cultural, walking and gastronomic tour in the same experience. By the end of the adventure, you’ll know exactly why “Esmorzaret Valenciano” culture in the morning can’t exist outside of Valencia !

Valencia: Tuk Tuk City Tour

Valencia: Tuk Tuk City Tour

Discover the highlights of Valencia with ease with this private sightseeing tour by electric tuk tuk. See more of the city with less time and effort. Explore the landmarks of the historic Old City, the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences and stop at markets, the marina and beach, and hear the stories behind them from your guide.

Medieval Valencia 1-Hour Segway Tour

Medieval Valencia 1-Hour Segway Tour

On this 1-hour Segway tour of medieval Valencia you’ll have a chance to see the most important and emblematic monuments and districts of the city. The best part of the activity is that you get to see all the sights in a fun and eco-friendly way! After a short training session that will allow you to get comfortable operating the Segway, you’ll head off for an hour’s tour along a route that includes the following sites: Serranos Towers, El Carmen Square, Portal de la Valldigna and the Arabic city walls, San Nicolás Church and the Silk Exchange Market (Lonja). You’ll also pass by the Central Market, the round Plaza Redonda, Santa Catalina Church, the Valencia Cathedral, the Palace of the Archbishop, L'Almoina Square and the Virgin Square.

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We all had a great time on our tour in Valencia. Our guide Paolino was very informative and went above and beyond meeting up with the group again and getting us into the Cathedral after a short break for lunch.

We really enjoyed the tour, our guide Dani was so welcoming and the tour was really informative. We loved the wine and all the various tapas were delicious.

We had a great and interesting tour with Alfio! He was knowledgeable and made the tour fun! Beautiful experience.. it was a great way to see Valencia!

The guide from Dublin was really friendly and competent. A very nice young woman. She had everything under control.

We loved our time with Carlos, who made it fun and informative at the same time, didn't want it to end !