Shore Excursion Details

Ultimate Valencia

Valencia, Spain

Ultimate Valencia


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    hrs Estimate Duration
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This tour, conducted in small groups is the ultimate way to enjoy some of the best sights, customs and flavors of Valencia in a day. Explore its squares, hidden corners and monuments. Learn about its traditions and sample Paella, the symbol of Spanish cuisine which originated in the rice fields of Valencia. Walk through Plaza de la Reina in the historical center and discover its monuments and architecture. Visit the Cathedral and learn many of its secrets while you admire its great works of arts, such as the spectacular angel frescoes and paintings by Goya. Stop at La Lonja de la Seda “the Silk Exchange” declared Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO and experience the market scene like a local at the Central Market.

Take a break at the famous Horchateria Santa Catalina and a sample a local popular drink, horchata or orxata. Learn about Valencia’s most colorful festival Las Fallas as you visit the Fallero Museum. A short video shows you the highlights of the festival from costumes to fireworks and the night of the burning. Each year, one of the intricate and humorous figures is saved by popular vote and housed at the museum. The futuristic City of Arts and Sciences designed by the famous architect Santiago Calatrva as a present to his home city, is another stop. Scenic beauty, an educational experience, and the flavors of Valencia are yours to experience at the Albufera Nature Reserve. Take a boat ride on the lake where water birds and rice fields coexist harmoniously and visit a cottage used by the fishermen and rice growers. Learn how the locals created the now famous Paella while working in the fields and hungry for lunch.

Need to Know:

Note: There is approximately 4 hours of walking over mostly even terrain, cobblestones, compacted dirt/sand and a few steps. As tour visits religious sites, please dress appropriately. No bare shoulders or shorts are allowed.

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Excursion Type:

Local Food-Wine Tasting

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.



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