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Peñiscola: Castle & Walled City Spanish Guided Tour

1. Peñiscola: Castle & Walled City Spanish Guided Tour

Join a guided walking tour of Peñíscola and experience one of the most captivating cities on the Mediterranean. Discover the charm of this walled town upon the sea and walk through the history of the Knights Templar and Papa Luna. Entry to Peñíscola Castle and Artillery Park are also included. Begin your guided visit in Plaça Llotja Vella in front of the Renaissance Historical Walls. Start walking alongside your guide and discover gates, bastions, and the most emblematic buildings of the town. Stroll the beautiful streets of Peñíscola and marvel at local landscapes and architecture. Learn about the traces of each of the town’s historical settlers, from Phoenicians to Muslims. Next, enter Peñíscola Castle, built by the Knights Templar. Hear about the castle’s unique history and its historical key role as a papal seat in medieval times. Take in unforgettable views of the sea and enjoy the thrill of discovering Game of Thrones filming locations around the town. Finish off your trip at Artillery Park, where you'll get a final taste of this memorable town.

From Valencia: Morella and Peñíscola Day Trip with Transfers

2. From Valencia: Morella and Peñíscola Day Trip with Transfers

Take a day trip from Valencia to see the picturesque towns of Morella and Peñíscola. Visit their historical centers as well as Morella Castle, the cloister, and the main church with a guide. Meet your tour at one of the designated points in Valencia. Begin your journey with a two-hour drive along the Levantine coast to the town of Morella. A local guide will guide will take you along the route as you climb the sloping cobbled streets so characteristic of Morella. Stop at the historic castle that sits atop the town. As you enter this Islamic fortress built in the 12th century, discover the importance it acquired for the Crown of Aragon. Afterward, take some free time to continue exploring Morella at your leisure. Taste some local food or admire the different local craft stalls. Next, you'll get back on the road and head east until you reach Peñíscola. Here, you'll check out Papa Luna Castle, located on top of a rock on the seashore. This fortress served as a palace and personal library for the famous Pope Luna, one of the most controversial religious figures in the history of Spain. After your visit to the old town of Peñíscola, which houses samples of Muslim, Roman, and Templar architecture, you'll visit some sights in town, such as the Shell House and the Bufador. Follow the route of the old wall that protected the city as you explore this charming old town. When you're finished, get transferred back to Valencia.

From Costa Dorada: Peñiscola and Ebro Delta Sightseeing Tour

3. From Costa Dorada: Peñiscola and Ebro Delta Sightseeing Tour

Board a tour bus and head south, passing through rambling orange plantations on your way to the Ebro Delta. Visit one of the largest wetlands in the Mediterranean which is famous for the production of rice (called "arroz bomba") and for the many species of birds that find a place to breed and live for part of the year. Spot colorful flamingos and other stilt birds resting in the marshes and wander along the river after a short guided introductory tour. Make stops for photos, pick up some rice and honey in the little shops scattered around the natural park, and stop in at a restaurant for refreshments.   Journey on to Peñiscola, one of the most scenic villages in Spain where a number of films and shows (most famously Game of Thrones) have been shot. Marvel at the unique natural landscape of a town built upon a giant boulder formation at the tip of a peninsula. Walk through its small streets and admire the characteristic white houses with blue shutters. Glance up at colorful balconies decorated with plants and ceramic tiles. Check out the famous House of Shells and its striking seashell-encrusted facade. As you reach the town's peak, take in views of the famous Castle of Peñiscola which was originally built in the 13th century and served as a refuge for the pope. Choose to enter and explore the fortification for an extra fee of 5€. Enjoy stunning views over the beaches which stretch out on both sides of the historic center. 

From Valencia: Peñíscola Private Walking Tour

4. From Valencia: Peñíscola Private Walking Tour

This private tour to Peniscola from Valencia gives you the opportunity to explore the majestic sandy beaches of the area, which look like something out of a postcard. It is an 8-hour guided tour fully planned for your maximum comfort. To start with the excursion, you can arrange the most accessible meeting point for you, where a private chauffeured vehicle will pick you up. From there, drive along the Valencian coast to Peñiscola.Experience the local customs and admire up close all the cultural, historical, and architectural legacy left in the city by the Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Phoenicians, Byzantines, and Muslims. You will visit the old town, the Plaza de Armas, the Castle of Pope Luna, the Museum of the Sea, and the lighthouse of Peñiscola. You will also have an incredible view of the Mediterranean since the city is located on huge cliffs.

Tour de navegación en barco rápido

5. Tour de navegación en barco rápido

Exploraremos en la excursión y paseo de navegación privado rincones de la reserva natural costera de la serra de irta saliendo desde el puerto de alcossebre , llegando a visitar rincones de fauna marina únicos , y con destino final al castillo de Peñíscola, con todas las comodidades de navegación incluida y un patrón -guía a su entera disposición !

From Valencia: Private Morella and Peñíscola Full-Day Trip

6. From Valencia: Private Morella and Peñíscola Full-Day Trip

Embark on an excursion to Morella and Pensicola. Enjoy countryside views, picturesque town architecture, and see where some of the Game of Thrones series was shot. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation in Valencia before heading for Morella, the hill-top town nestled on a cone-shaped rock. Admire the massive 2-km long wall which surrounds the city and wander along its steep, cobblestone streets. Admire the imposing castle, an Islamic fortification from the 13th century, and learn how it came to be important to the Crown of Aragon. Walk through the old city center and see the Gothic beauty of the Basilica of Santa Maria, the historic city gates, and the Santa Lucia aqueduct. Next, head east to Peñíscola. Be astonished by its medieval, fairy tale architecture. See the picturesque location used to shoot the Game of Thrones series, including the castle that served as Pope Luna's home Take some time to absorb the stunning shoreline surrounded by fine sand and crystal-clear seas. In the town itself, admire monuments and buildings with Islamic, Roman and Templar influences, before finishing off your experience with drop-off back at your hotel.

From Valencia: Private Day Trip to Morella and Peníscola

7. From Valencia: Private Day Trip to Morella and Peníscola

Discover the breathtaking medieval towns of Morella and Peñíscola on this day trip from Valencia. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic center in both towns. Travel to the sandy beaches of Peñíscola. Enjoy being picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Valencia. Sit back and enjoy the scenic drive to the hill-top town of Morella which is encircled in ancient walls. Take a stroll down its cobbled streets and admire the imposing castle which looms over the town. Walk thorugh the historic center of Morella and visit the Basilica of Santa Maria to admire its Gothic architecture. Customize your tour to see sights like the Santa Maria Major Basilica, the old city gates, the Santa Lucia aqueduct, the Convent of San Francisco, and the La Fàbrica Giner estate. Pass through the Nevera gate and admire the medieval architecture on Blasco de Alagón street. Dive into the towns history at its fourteenth-century Town hall. Continue to the seaside town of Peñíscola which was a film location for the TV series "Game of Thrones." View a castle that served as a residence for the pope Benedict XIII. Admire the fine sand and crystal clear waters of the beaches and the stunning lighthouse. Visit the fish fishing port which has been in operation over a 1000 years. See the "el bufador" tunnel which is filled with sea water. Follow your guide to see the seashells on the edifice of the Casa de las Conchas and the Hermitage of the Virgin. Return to your accommodation in Valencia at the end of your tour.

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4.7 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Absolutely loved our day out to Peniscola from Salou. Picked up at exactly 9am outside the Lazy wave bar and greeted by our guide - the lovely Janine. She was a pleasure to be around, spoke many different languages and is a gem!! The coach is comfortable and excellent air conditioning at all times. Enough stops (one is enough time for a cappuccino) and we got to see flamingo's - Yay!! When you land at Peniscola, approx 12.30pm Janine offers you to join her whilst she walks to the top and tells you lots of information on the way up. Beautiful streets and views all the way to the castle. You are free to wander about and grab a bite to eat and you all meet up at the drop off point at 4.30pm. We arrived back at the lazy wave at exactly 6pm. Highly recommend this excursion...so much so when we visit again, we will be booking on it for a second time.

It was a nice trip, I would have liked more time with the flamingos and a photo stop at the rice fields. The tour guide was very good and explained a lot.

It was amazing, the tour guide was lovely. We got to see the flamingos and penniscola was beautiful. The tour guide and bus driver were brilliant.

It was a great trip. Great tour guide. 5 different languages in parallel. Really great.