8. Valencia: Private Half-Day Tour by Car
Discover every corner of the Valencian capital and live an unforgettable private experience. You will get to know both the historical and most modern areas with the convenience of a luxury vehicle with chauffeur at your disposal, and the company of a private guide who will give you the most relevant information about each point of interest you visit.
You will explore the architectural heritage of Valencia, where you will appreciate the ancient remains left by the Roman Empire. Also, you will discover the contemporary works and the most striking buildings of the city that is known as the cradle of the Spanish paella.
You can arrange with the guide the meeting point in a central point of the city, so that you will be as comfortable as possible during the whole excursion.
Points of interest
Plaza de la Virgen
According to historians, this is where the construction of the city began. Around it are located some of the most iconic buildings of the city, such as the Cathedral of Valencia, the Palace of the Generalitat and the Church of the Virgen de los Desamparados.
In this square is celebrated a millenary tradition: the Tribunal of the waters. In addition, every year the Plaza de la Virgen is the site of the well-known festival of Las Fallas, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The Church of St. Nicholas of Bari
The most striking feature of this church are the frescoes that adorn its ceilings, which were painted by the Valencia-born baroque artist Dionís Vidal. The building has a strong gothic influence that blends very well with baroque art.
Its construction began by the Romans, but the various conquests throughout history gave it many Muslim and Catholic features. You will be able to admire this imposing construction up close.
The Cathedral of Valencia
A must on this tour. You will get to the site of the "Holy Chalice" and you will also discover the "Miguelete" bell tower. It houses a large collection of pieces of art and various historical Christian treasures worth admiring.
The City of Arts and Sciences
Designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, it is a complex of buildings that make up an architectural work of great value and is an unmistakable icon of the capital. You will arrive in a taxi (included in the price).
In its incredible facade where you will find the buildings of the Oceanogràfic, the Museu de les Ciències, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, or the Hemisfèric.
In addition to all this, your official guide will be available to take you to other points of interest, such as:
● Malvarrosa beach
● Valencia’s harbor
● Serranos Towers
● La Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange)
● Santa Catalina
● The Central Market of Valencia
● Caballeros Street
● Town Hall Square
● The Plaza Redonda and many more points.
It will be 4 intense hours of great excitement for the history and incredible places of Valencia. Everything is designed to make sure you don't miss any iconic site in Valencia.