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Valencia: Oceanogràfic Entry Ticket

1. Valencia: Oceanogràfic Entry Ticket

Located in the City of Arts and Sciences complex, Oceanogràfic features species from many of the world's key marine ecosystems. Immerse yourself in this unique marine world and travel through the longest underwater tunnel in Europe, visit a family of beluga whales, and come face to face with sharks. Built on 2 levels, the upper floors feature outdoor exhibitions and are surrounded by a magnificent freshwater lake inhabited by pelicans, cormorants, and flamingos. On the lower level, you will find the largest aquariums in Europe, containing representatives of the world’s main marine ecosystems. Discover the Mediterranean, Antarctic, Arctic, Red Sea, and much more. You can meet more than 45,000 aquatic creatures from 500 different species, including belugas, walruses, jellyfish, sea lions, and sharks. When you fancy a break, just head to the underwater restaurant.

Valencia: Catamaran Cruise with Sunset Option

2. Valencia: Catamaran Cruise with Sunset Option

Accompanied by an expert crew, enjoy a sailing experience that will take you along the coast of Valencia on a spacious catamaran. Let the winds guide you as they take hold of the boat's sails and sweep you along the Mediterranean Sea. After leaving the dock in Valencia, enjoy the sea breeze and views as the catamaran sails along the coast. From your ocean vantage point, you’ll be able to admire iconic monuments such as the City of Arts, the Miquelet, and the skyline of Valencia. If you select the sunset option, listen to relaxing music with a glass of cava (sparkling wine) in your hand as you watch the sun go down against the skyline of Valencia and color the ocean gold and orange. On Wednesdays from June to September 2023, enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise with relaxing music from a DJ.

Valencia: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

3. Valencia: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

See the sights of Valencia at your own pace with the Valencia Bus Turistic! With 24- and 48-hour ticket options, the hop-on hop-off concept means you can get off at the locations that appeal to you most, simply joining the next bus when you're done. There are 17 stops throughout the city where you can get on and off without restriction. See the best attractions and monuments in Valencia. Real-time audio guide available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Valencian and Russian. 1. Poeta Querol 2. Plaza Toros 3. Museo Fallero 4. Ciudad Artes y Ciencias 5 Oceanogràfic 6 C.C. Aqua 7 Marina Real 8 Las Arenas 9 Puerto 10 Baleares 11 Mestalla Museo Militar 12 San Pio V 13 Nuevo Centro 14 Dama Ibérica 15 Bioparc 16 Museo H. Valencia 17 Ivam

Valencia: Palosanto Flamenco Show Ticket

4. Valencia: Palosanto Flamenco Show Ticket

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture and music with this ticket to the Palosanto Flamenco theater in Valencia. Travel to heart of a picturesque neighborhood to watch a show in an avant-garde yet traditional flamenco tablao. Show your voucher at reception and enter a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a spectacular sound space. Be blown away by the artistic direction of the dancer Verónica Pulido. Let your heart pound with the intensity of the dancers. Feel the thrill of hearing a skilled musician pluck at the strings of a guitar. Be transported by the cante jondo (deep song) vocals of talented singers. Feel free to stay after the performance to soak up the atmosphere or buy a drink.

Valencia: Oceanografic, Hemisferic & Science Museum Combos

5. Valencia: Oceanografic, Hemisferic & Science Museum Combos

Decide which attraction of the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia you want to visit with the different combo options offered. You can choose between different combo options: - Hemisferic and Science Museum Combo - Oceanografic and Hemisferic Combo - Oceanografic and Science Museum Combo - Oceanografic, Hemisferic, and Science Museum Combo (make sure you select the right option when finalizing your booking). Description of the attractions: 1. Oceanografic View over 500 species of marine animals in the L'Oceanogràfic which was designed by Felix Candela in the shape of a water lily. Explore exhibits displaying the aquatic environments of the Arctic, Red Sea and more. Have the chance to purchase a meal at an underwater restaurant.  Head to the upper floors for outdoor exhibitions and are surrounded by a magnificent freshwater lake inhabited by pelicans, cormorants, and flamingos. On the lower level, find marine life from the world's main marine ecosystems. See belugas, walrus, jellyfish, sea lions, and sharks.  2. Príncipe Felipe Science Museum Touch, feel, and think about a range of scientific theories at the interactive Príncipe Felipe Science Museum. Let your hair stand on end as a slightly eccentric inventor demonstrates the physical principles of electricity in front of an auditorium with seating for up to 50 people. 3. The Hemisfèric Cinema The Hemisfèric Cinema was inaugurated in 1998 and was the first building in the City of Arts and Sciences to open its doors to the public. Admire the spectacular construction designed by Santiago Calatrava at the Hemisfèric Cinema. Be amazed by its ovoid roof that is over 100 meters long and contains the large sphere that constitutes a 3D projection room. Choose to watch a film among a catalog that contains films from documentaries to works for children.

From Valencia: Caves of San José Guided Excursion and Ticket

6. From Valencia: Caves of San José Guided Excursion and Ticket

The Caves of San José are an unmissable excursion if you're in Valencia. Head to the caves with your guide and explore the area on foot and by boat. Make your way along the longest navigable underground river in Europe and see stalactites, stalagmites, and UNESCO-listed cave paintings. Depart from Valencia and travel by bus toward the village of Vall d’Uixo where the famous Caves of San José are located. Before you enter the cave, your guide will provide you with information about the cave system, home to the longest navigable underground river in Europe which is around 3000m long. Inside the cave, board a small boat and check out the cave system. Look at the stalactites, stalagmites, and UNESCO-listed cave paintings while making your way along the river. After the boat tour, continue on your journey on foot in the dry gallery. Before returning to Valencia, enjoy 30 minutes of free time in the area to admire the Iberican archeological sights, have a coffee, or check out the souvenir shop. More details: On the excursion, you will be able to enjoy an official guide (Valencia&Go) who will accompany you all the way and will tell you the essentials you need to know about Valencia, as well as all the secrets that are hidden inside the Cuevas de San José, its incredible history and curiosities in detail (in Spanish and English). Once you arrive at the caves, you will board a boat to travel the river in which a guide-boatman will guide you along the way and will point out some key spots of the natural wonder (could be in Spanish). If you have any questions, you can always ask the official Valencia & Go guide, he will be willing to answer them when you leave the caves.

Valencia: Sailing Catamaran Cruise with Swim Stop

7. Valencia: Sailing Catamaran Cruise with Swim Stop

Escape the busy beaches of Valencia and embark on this scenic catamaran cruise. Sail around the stunning coastline and work on your tan as you sunbathe on the boat's suspended net. Along the way, marvel at the panoramic views that surround you and get to know the city from a new perspective.  Cool off with a refreshing swim in the sea. Then the catamaran returns to the pickup point.

Valencia: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

8. 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.

From Valencia: Montanejos Guided Hike with Natural Pools

9. From Valencia: Montanejos Guided Hike with Natural Pools

Just an hour's drive from Valencia, embark on a picturesque adventure in Montanejos. Set off on a guided hike, take in views of the surrounding landscapes, see the mighty Chorro, and enjoy the natural pools ("Fuentes de los Baños"). Begin your day with a morning hike through the mountains and make your way along the Mijares River, enjoying views of the town and the majestic river. The path eventually leads to the Chorro, a powerful water jet that unleashes 4000 liters of water per minute, a mesmerizing spectacle. Take a dip in the thermal pools (Fuentes de los Baños), said to have been built by Moorish king Abu Zeit to ensure the beauty of his queens. Maintaining a temperature of 23°C throughout the year (so it may seem cooler in summer), they're known for their mineral-rich composition, both relaxing and good for your health.

Valencia: Principe Felipe Science Museum Entry Ticket

10. Valencia: Principe Felipe Science Museum Entry Ticket

Learn about science and space in an interactive, informative and entertaining way with full-day admission to the Principe Felipe Science Museum in Valencia’s ground-breaking City of Arts and Sciences. The building was designed by Santiago Calatrava in the form of a whale’s skeleton and is designed to bring science and technology closer to the public in an amusing way. Its motto is, "Forbidden not to touch, not to feel, and not to think." Among the exhibitions you are invited to touch, feel and think about are the Electricity Theatre. In front of an auditorium, with seating for up to 50 people, your hair will literally stand on end as a slightly crazy inventor demonstrates the physical principles of electricity. Explore more than 40,000 square meters of the Principe Felipe Science Museum’s galleries, and learn more about concepts such as climate change, surveillance technology and biometrics, all in easy-to-understand language. From October 6th to April 1st, 2024, discover the World of Pixar with "The Science Behind Pixar" exhibition. Immerse yourself in the Pixar Universe, an exhibition spanning over a thousand square meters that showcases the creative process bringing to life the most famous characters in the history of computer animation, such as Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike, or Sully.The visit begins with a video describing how an idea can evolve into a film, unveiling the production process of this incredible industry. Additionally, the exhibit reviews the major technical and artistic milestones of Pixar, a pioneering company in computer animation, and analyzes the three key aspects in the development of movies: characters, worlds, and stories. The exhibition is divided into eight sections, each focusing on a step of the cinematic process to turn an idea into a film: modeling, rigging, surfaces, sets, cameras, animation, simulation, lighting and rendering.

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Our guide Fitime was awesome! She led us on a great food adventure and was knowledgeable and fun! Lots of food and drink and a great way to understand the culture of Valencia.

Amazing! The paella was insanely good, the hospitality of the guide and the Chef were great. They were so nice and funny. I would recommend this to everyone and will be back!

Tour was very good made better by the interaction with Sebastian the guild who gave both of us confidence on the Segway which neither of us had been on before

Great tourguide, gave lots of information about the city and throughout the whole tour! Made sure everyone was comfortable throughout the whole trip.

Very enjoyable and informative. Our guide Ali was brilliant and very engaging, I would highly recommend him and the tour. Terry