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From Valencia: Morella and Peñíscola Day Trip with Transfers

1. 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.

Peñiscola: Castle & Walled City Spanish Guided Tour

2. 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: Game of Thrones Day Tour to Peniscola

3. From Valencia: Game of Thrones Day Tour to Peniscola

Discover the iconic Game of Thrones filming locations in Peñíscola on an exciting day trip from Valencia. Enjoy the beauty of Peñíscola – one of the most picturesque cities in Spain. Witness the splendor of the Castle of Pope Luna, one of the best-preserved castles in Spain and the last fortress built by the Knights Templar. Immerse yourself in history where Pope Benedict XIII sought refuge. Stroll through the charming old town of Peñíscola, soaking up its historical charm and architectural wonders. Enjoy a hassle-free 3-hour round trip, with 3.5 hours to explore Peñíscola. Allow approximately 1.5 hours to enjoy a delicious meal.

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.

From Valencia: Private Morella and Peñíscola Full-Day Trip

5. 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.

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