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

1. 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. Arrive at one of Old Town’s hidden gems next, the Church of San Nicolas, and marvel at the dazzling interior and spectacular frescoes. Later, gain exclusive access to an 11th-century historical monument in the heart of Old Town. Inside, indulge in a delicious 10-course tapas meal 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: Private Panoramic Tuk-Tuk Tour

2. Valencia: Private Panoramic Tuk-Tuk Tour

Enjoy a personalized tour through the city of Valencia. Your private tuk-tuk tour and guide will adapt to your needs, attending to the pickup point and time from anywhere in the city of Valencia. If you prefer, the guide can recommend a suitable itinerary to your personal tastes when making the tour. Recommended spots to see on the tour are: Estación del Norte, Biblioteca Publica Valencia, Torres de Quart, IVAM, Torres Serrano, San Pio V, Puerta del Mar, Mestalla, Palau de la música, Edificio del Reloj, Tinglados Puerto, Puerto, Playa las Arenas, Ciudad Artes y Ciencias, Oceanografic, Museo Fallero, Mercado Colón, El Parterre, Palacio Marques de dos Aguas, and Plaza de Toros

Valencia: San Nicolas, Silk Museum and Santos Juanes Church

3. Valencia: San Nicolas, Silk Museum and Santos Juanes Church

Make the most of your visit to Valencia with this combined ticket to 3 unique places: the Silk Museum, the Church of San Nicolas, and the Church of Santos Juanes—commonly known as “Saint John of the Market” because of its location next to the market area. In the 13th century, this square was already the main open space in the city. Find out more about each site with an included audio guide available in 5 languages.  After an incredible restoration, the Silk Museum opens its doors to let you discover its history on an extraordinary journey. To speak of silk is to speak of a golden era for Valencia, which led to the transformation of the landscape and the way of life in the city for centuries. Explore all the secrets of the Gremi de Velluters — the silk velvet weavers' guild in Valencia — at the building where they established themselves in the 15th century, now the Silk Museum. With your audio guide, learn about the discovery of silk, the raising of silkworms, the way this luxurious material was produced in the almost 5000 looms around the city, and the success of silk fabrics in the 18th century. One of the oldest parishes in Valencia, founded more than 700 years ago, the Church of San Nicolas is an old Gothic temple reformed centuries later to give it the appearance it has today. While there, admire the beautiful baroque decoration that impresses everyone who visits it. Discover in its interior almost 2,000 square meters (21,528 square feet) of impressive fresco paintings covering its vaults, and marvel at a place known as the Valencian Sistine Chapel.

Valencia: 48 hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Ticket and San Nicolás

4. Valencia: 48 hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Ticket and San Nicolás

With this combined ticket you can use the hop-on-hop-off bus service and also visit of the Church of San Nicolás. There are two routes for the hop-on-hop-off bus: 'Route A Valencia histórica' and 'Route B Valencia marítima'. Each route lasts 90 minutes. You can use both lines with tickets that are valid for 48 hours. There are 21 stops in total. Listen to the audio guide in one of the 10 available languages while enjoying the ride. The following languages are available: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Valencian, and Russian. From the city centre, you easily travel to the Church of San Nicolás, 'the Valencian Sistine Chapel'. Enjoy the beauty of it's almost 2,000 square metres of frescoes and architecture, linked to the city of Valencia. You'll find a Gothic temple with origins in the thirteenth century, at the time of the Christian conquest. It's covered with Baroque decorations from the eighteenth century by Pérez Castiel, Palomino and Vidal. You will also enjoy magnificent Renaissance paintings and altarpieces and discover traditions such as the origin of Santa Claus. Audioguides are provided in Spanish, English, Italian and Valencian.

Valencia: Historical Walking Tour

5. 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.

Valencia: Old Town Segway Tour

6. Valencia: Old Town Segway Tour

If you want to learn about the wonderful history of Valencia, while enjoying a unique adventure, this is your ideal tour. Visiting the old town of Valencia is something already exciting, now imagine doing it on a Segway! Here is a description of the places we will visit during our Segway tour through the old town of Valencia. Archaeological Museum of Valencia The word museum may not sound very exciting, but in reality it is much more than a museum, it is an ancient Roman square. Today, this ancient square is home to the Archaeological Museum of Valencia, one of the best archaeological centers in Europe. This is a perfect spot to have a panoramic view of the great monuments of the city, which have been declared of historical and artistic interest. Basilica and Cathedral After our trip to the past in archaeological ruins, we will head towards the Basilica, a beautiful building with a blue oval dome, which houses inside it the Patron Saint of the Valencians: La Virgen de los Desamparados, her figure was transferred in 1666 from the Cathedral, which is our next stop. The Cathedral of Valencia has a lot of history and is very peculiar, as it is located where centuries before there was an Arab Mosque. The construction of the Cathedral is a fusion of many architectural styles, which we will discover on our tour. Plaza de la Virgen We will continue to the Plaza de la Virgen, one of the most dazzling and emblematic squares in Valencia. It is surrounded by picturesque buildings, a large fountain, known as the Fountain of Neptune and a wide gastronomic offer of typical foods of Valencia. From the Plaza de la Virgen, we will visit the Palacio de la Generalitat Valenciana, the old town hall of the city. This 15th century palace presents a mixture of architectural styles, including Valencian Gothic. We will continue along Calle Caballeros, a street that has kept its name since 1412 and where noble families used to live. Today this street is home to a variety of stores and restaurants. The small alleys lead to different directions with many hidden wonders, including churches and some incredible street art. We will arrive at the church of San Nicolas, also known as "the little Sistine Chapel of Valencia". It is a historical monument of the city of Valencia, where its vaults have been decorated with fresco paintings. Today it is one of the most visited churches in Valencia. Then continuing along Caballeros Street, we will see the Fuente del Negrito, the first public fountain of the city of Valencia. This fountain is located in the square named after him, La Plaza del Negrito. Portal of Valldigna and Torre Mora We will then pass through the famous Portal de la Valldigna. This passage through the old Muslim wall once served as a gateway to the city through which access to medieval Valencia, a city in which many noble families had settled. We will observe later a tower of the Arab wall that remains standing from Muslim times in Valencia. El Carmen Church and the Contemporary Cultural Center of El Carmen We will continue through the charming Barrio del Carmen, to come across the Iglesia del Carmen. This church has a unique exterior, considered one of the best Mannerist altarpieces in the city. We will then head to the Convent del Carmen, which houses the Museo del Carmen, dedicated to temporary exhibitions and is connected to the Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts). This Convent has its origins in the 13th century, it is one of the oldest parts of the city, you will really feel transported back in time. Nearby is also the famous Plaza del Carmen, a wonderful place, especially at night. Its narrow streets are home to tapas bars, restaurants, shopping and souvenir stores. Serrano Towers Finally, we will head to the impressive Serrano Towers. You will surely have seen them on postcards of Valencia or upon arriving in the city. The Serranos Towers were built in the 14th century and are one of the twelve gates that were part of the old Christian wall of the city of Valencia. Today only two of these twelve gates remain, and the Serranos Towers were and still are considered the main entrance to the city of Valencia. After our trip back in time to medieval Valencia, it's time for a little more adventure with our Segways. We will ride down the old Turia river towards the Viveros Garden, the green heart of the city. Here there is a perfect circuit to ride our Segways and conclude our tour with the best energy.

Valencia: Xàtiva Private Day Tour

7. Valencia: Xàtiva Private Day Tour

Explore the majestic city of Xátiva on this private day tour and learn about its rich history. Discover highlights of this birthplace of the Borgia Popes, such as the historic center, Santa Maria Collegiate Church, Xátiva Castle, and more. After pickup from your accommodation, relax in a private car as your expert guide details interesting facts about the places you’ll visit.  The historic center of Xátiva will make you feel like you’re a trip to the past, with streets are full of religious, civil and local buildings that are true medieval architectural gems. Head to the Plaza de la Trinidad, dominated by medieval buildings and monuments, such as palaces and convents. See the beautiful royal fountain of the Trinity in its center. This Valencian Gothic-style structure is one of the few public fountains still intact in Spain. Discover the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria, erected over an ancient mosque as a symbol of the triumph of Christianity. This highlight of the city is full of incredible architectural detailing, with baroque and gothic stylings. Visit Xátiva Castle, one of the most important fortresses of the Crown of Aragon, with its impressive exterior. See other highlights of the city, like Alexander VI Square, St. Peter's Church, and Market Square. At the end of the guided tour, you’ll head back to Valencia vitalized by the incredible sights and culture from the tour.

Andalusia and Valencia 6-Day Tour from Barcelona

8. Andalusia and Valencia 6-Day Tour from Barcelona

Enjoy a 6-day guided tour of Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada, and Valencia, visiting impressive cultural and religious monuments. Enjoy accommodation in select hotels, daily breakfast, and guided tours in each location. Day 1 (Sunday) Barcelona – Zaragoza – Madrid Depart from Barcelona at 08:00, traveling through Lerida and Zaragoza on the way to Madrid. You’ll make some short stops along the way with some free time to explore. Overnight in Madrid. Day 2 (Monday) Madrid – Cordoba – Sevilla After breakfast you’ll take a drive through La Mancha country to Cordoba. Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Cordoba, and visit its famous mosque/cathedral and the old Jewish Quarter. Continue on to Sevilla, for dinner. Overnight in Sevilla. Day 3 (Tuesday) Sevilla Today you’ll enjoy half board at your Sevilla hotel. In the morning you’ll have a city tour, visiting the Park of María Luisa, Plaza de España, the exterior of the great cathedral and its tower, and the typical Barrio de Santa Cruz. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Sevilla. Day 4 (Wednesday) Sevilla – Granada After breakfast in the hotel you’ll depart for Granada. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with visits to the impressive Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari palaces and the Generalife gardens. Dinner and overnight in Granada. Optional: Visit the caves of Sacromonte and attend a typical gipsy flamenco show. Day 5 (Thursday) Granada – Valencia After breakfast you’ll head out on a drive to Valencia via Guadix, Baza, and Puerto Lumbreras. Overnight on the Mediterranean coast in Valencia. Day 6 (Friday) Valencia – Barcelona You’ll have free time after breakfast before a mid-morning departure for Barcelona. Tour departures are available on Sundays throughout the year.

From Valencia: Private Day Trip to Morella and Peníscola

9. 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.

Valencia: Private and Guided City Walking Tour

10. Valencia: Private and Guided City Walking Tour

Discover every corner of the Valencian capital and live an unforgettable private experience. Get to know the historical center of the city from a different perspective, accompanied by a private guide. Visit Plaza de la Virgen, Cathedral of Valencia, Town Hall Square, and more. Explore the architectural heritage of Valencia and see for yourself the ancient remains left by the Roman Empire. Discover contemporary works and the most striking buildings of the city, known as the cradle of the Spanish paella. Completely customize the meeting point inside the center of the city, and make the tour everything you want it to be. Admire the Plaza de la Virgen, which is said to be the site of the original city construction. Visit iconic buildings such as the Cathedral of Valencia, the Palace of Generalitat, and the Church of the Virgen de los Desamparados. Learn about the celebrated traditions of the Tribunal of the waters and festival of Las Fallas, recognized by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Within the church of St. Nicholas of Bari, view the striking frescoes that adorn its ceilings that were painted by the Valencia-born baroque artist Dionis Vidal. Appreciate the blend of strong gothic influences and baroque art. Other incredible points of interest on the tour include Serranos Towers, La Lonja de la Seda, Santa Catalina, The Central Market of Valencia, Caballeros Street, Town Hall Square, the Plaza Redonda, and many more.

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What people are saying about Valencia

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 40 reviews

Roberto was an excellent tour guide. This excursion is a great way to familiarize oneself with Valencia! Don’t hesitate to sign up for this tour!

From many points of view this was a very interesting and nice evening. You must give yourself the opportunity to get such an experience.

It was amazing We recommend to do this tour on not very hot summer day though

The tour was enjoyable and informative and the meal and wine were fantastic

Kate was great! Totally worth it the tour was Unforgivable! Great wine!