Shore Excursion Details

The Sweetest Place in the World

Alicante, Spain

The Sweetest Place in the World

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  • 5
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal
  • Snack
  • Shopping

Sample a soft nougat sweet in the village famed for its production and enjoy a lunch of fideuà, a traditional dish much like paella with noodles. For centuries, confectioners in Jijona have made the nougat that is now so synonymous with the village that it’s known as Jijona turrón. The ingredients include honey, toasted almonds and egg whites. After tasting the golden dessert, you will understand why it’s so popular. Back in Alicante, you will visit the Monastery of Santa Faz, which is renowned for holding a piece of fabric that Saint Veronica is said to have used to wipe Jesus’ face on the way to his crucifixion. The image of his face was supposedly transferred onto the fabric, which is now in a locked room that can only be accessed with four keys, each held in a different part of the city. A hearty lunch of fideuà at Poniente restaurant follows.


HIGHLIGHTS:
• See how confectioners in Jijona prepare the village’s namesake nougat and sample it. • Visit a monastery that guards a sacred piece of fabric said to bear the image of Jesus’ face. • Enjoy a traditional lunch with a paella-like dish as the main course.

HELPFUL HINTS:
• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing. • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes of moderate walking/standing; there will be 4 steps to enter/exit the motor coach. Guests will have to manage 12 steps as well as paved and tiled surfaces throughout the excursion. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Local Food-Wine Tasting

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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