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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 1-hour 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 which 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 to the food.

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Valencia Bike Tour

2. Valencia Bike Tour

Discover Valencia's streets, squares, monuments and most important historical sites the fun way. Feel the warm sea breeze on your face as you pedal through old and new Valencia and its gardens. Start your tour of Valencia by pedaling downhill to the unique Turia Gardens. Created in a former riverbed, Valencia's garden park stretches for 13 km (8 miles), and winds through the city. The Gardens host a variety of cultural and recreational activities throughout the year. Pedal past the Serranos Towers, a small castle which used to be the former main entrance of the medieval walled city. You will also encounter some of the most important historical buildings in this Spanish city such as the Mercado de Colón, Gardens of the Old Hospital, Pillar Square, and the Quart Towers. You will also pass the old University, the Patriarca Church and the Glorieta Gardens. The tour continues along the former riverbed passing by the Music Hall until you reach the City of Arts & Sciences, the new landmark of Valencia, known for its futuristic white architecture designed by world-acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava. From here you will head back to the starting point following the riverbed crossing many historic and modern bridges as well as cycling past the Fine Arts Museum.

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Valencia Arts and Nature Segway Tour

3. Valencia Arts and Nature Segway Tour

Glide along the streets of Valencia on a 1-hour guided Segway tour. Take in the two major areas of cultural interest in the historic old town: the monuments surrounding the Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados and the Gardens of Turia. Cover a significant area of the city with ease by Segway. Enjoy the unforgettable experience of riding your personal transporter through the labyrinth of medieval streets in the old town. See some of Valencia’s most emblematic monuments, such as Plaza de la Virgen, the Cathedral of Valencia, and the Serranos Towers. In addition, experience the peaceful atmosphere of the Gardens of Turia – the leafiest area in the city.

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Valencia: City Bike Tour

4. Valencia: City Bike Tour

Your tour begins at the shop near the port of Valencia. Here, you will be met by a qualified guide and get your bike, helmet, and drinks as required. The guide will brief you about safety guidelines in the city before your ride begins. From the shop, you will ride up to the City of Arts and Sciences to discover the remarkable architecture of Santiago Calatrava. Learn about one of Valencia's most important attractions. From here, you will ride through the Turia park, which was once a riverbed to the medieval Serranos Towers. Entering the city through the towers, you will learn about the main attractions in the center. You will visit the Cathedral, the Almudin, the central market, and the silk exchange. Pass by some amazing buildings in Valencia's historical winding streets. En route back to the shop, you will visit a beautiful converted art nouveau market. When you return to the port area, enjoy a complimentary drink at the shop.

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Valencia: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

5. Valencia: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Valencia with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Plaza de la Virgen and Church of San Nicolás in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Valencia like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Valencia to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

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Medieval Valencia 1-Hour Segway Tour

6. Medieval Valencia 1-Hour Segway Tour

On this 1-hour Segway tour of medieval Valencia you’ll have a chance to see the most important and emblematic monuments and districts of the city. The best part of the activity is that you get to see all the sights in a fun and eco-friendly way! After a short training session that will allow you to get comfortable operating the Segway, you’ll head off for an hour’s tour along a route that includes the following sites: Serranos Towers, El Carmen Square, Portal de la Valldigna and the Arabic city walls, San Nicolás Church and the Silk Exchange Market (Lonja). You’ll also pass by the Central Market, the round Plaza Redonda, Santa Catalina Church, the Valencia Cathedral, the Palace of the Archbishop, L'Almoina Square and the Virgin Square.

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Valencia: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour of the Old Town

7. Valencia: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour of the Old Town

Valencia’s old town is ideal to explore on foot. This walking tour takes you on a discovery of the traces of the city’s 2000 years of history in the district of El Carmen. See the cathedral, Plaza de la Virgen, the Silk Exchange (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Mercado Central, and the Town Hall Square – just a few examples of the impressive sights in the city center. The tour can be adapted to your wishes and interests. Decide for yourself whether you want to visit Plaza de la Virgen or Plaza Redonda, the beautiful cathedral, the Torres de Serranos, and many more sights during the 4-hour tour. Along the way you will be given suggestions and ideas for your stay in Valencia. For example, you can make the most of the opportunity to enjoy a gourmet tasting session in the central market or sample traditional Valencian Horchata de Chufa (a cold drink made from nuts) in the Silk Exchange. Possible starting points for the tour are: - Parque Glorieta/Palau de la Justicia - Palacio del Marques de dos Aguas - Banco de Valencia - Town Hall Square - Mercado Central - The Silk Exchange - Plaza Redonda - Plaza de la Reina - Cathedral - Plaza de la Virgen - Palau de la Generalitat - Torres de Serranos

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Valencia: 3-Hour Beer Bike Tour

8. Valencia: 3-Hour Beer Bike Tour

Explore the charm of Valencia by night. The Beer Bike tour is the perfect choice for a group of friends who want to visit Valencia not only for culture and traditions, but also for tasting the best beers that the city has to offer. The tour lasts 3 hours, during which you'll see the best of the Valencian Community. Stop 3 times at the best bars in the city and taste the local beer. An original tour, surrounded by the beauty of Valencia by night. The tour begins in Ruzafa neighborhood, in Calle Puerto Rico 22, where you'll discover the most interesting places of the city. Along the way, you stop at 3 of the best bars in the city, where you get a taste of some real Spanish craft beer. Wrap up the tour by cycling back to Calle Puerto Rico and then step out to enjoy the evening on your own. At the end of the tour, return to Calle Puerto Rico 22.

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Valencia: Private 4-Hour Shore Excursion

9. Valencia: Private 4-Hour Shore Excursion

Enjoy a private 4-hour shore excursion of Valencia, tailored and organized to your personal preferences. The tour covers the 2 most important areas of the city, and can be adjusted by schedule, duration, and/or activities. The main highlights include Santiago Calatrava’s stunning architecture in the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències), built on reclaimed land from the former riverbed of the River Turia. Inaugurated in 1998, the project’s completion catapulted Valencia onto the world stage, for its avant garde constructions, such as the L'Hemisfèric, wave-like L'Oceanogràfic, and covered plaza and sporting venue of the L'Àgora. By contrast, the sights in Valencia’s medieval heart reveal a city of antique charm. The unusual Cathedral contains Moorish elements, while the neighboring Basílica is Gothic in form. Discover the heart of the original city at the Plaza de la Virgen, and marvel at the circular Plaza Redonda. You can also explore the Central Market, with the opportunity to taste local produce, and see the old silk exchange market of La Lonja, and the Serrano Towers, part of the old city walls.

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Valencia: 3-Hour City Bike Tour

10. Valencia: 3-Hour City Bike Tour

Leaving directly from the tour office, your guide will lead you on a ride around the most beautiful places in Valencia. More than 2000 years of history can be discovered in the streets of the old quarter. Starting from the historic "Barrio del Carmen" district, visit Plaza de la Virgen, an old square that dates back to the Roman times and Plaza de la Reina, where you can see both the cathedral and the Tower of Miguelete.   Continue to Central Market, Spain’s largest fresh food market which opened in 1928. Close to the market discover La Lonja de la Seda, originally used for silk trading. The last stop is Quart Towers in the city center, a remainder of the old city walls, as well as Torres de Serranos, one of the 12 gates that formed part of the old city wall. After the historic center, visit the greener and more contemporary side of the city. Explore Turia Gardens, the green lung of the city, one of the largest urban parks in Spain. Ride inside the park until you see the City of Arts and Sciences, a huge futuristic educational complex designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava as a present to his home city. Finally head to the port and the beach. After a well-deserved, refreshing drink in front of the sea, return to the tour operator's office.

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What people are saying about Plaza de la Virgen

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4.7 / 5

based on 819 reviews

Matías was a fabulous and gracious host who went above and beyond to provide the guests with an unforgettable experience. I learned something, met new people, shared some laughs, and left with a full stomach - what more could you ask for! The venue was also unbeatable. Matías also went out of his way in suggesting further recommendations for things to do in Valencia, which really gave some additional local insight that makes traveling so much more enjoyable. Cannot recommend this enough to anyone else visiting Valencia.

Brilliant tour and made all the better by our guide, Belen. such a lovely person, very informative and friendly. really enjoyable and very high standard of food and wines

Well-organized and well-maintained activity! The composition of the group is very important, but it was great with us! Not to forget the friendly guide!

An exceptional experience with great food, wine and company!

Very lovely tour and food. Great way to enjoy Valencia.