A daily walk around Valencia
We invite you on a date with the real Princess, sunny Valencia. Choose one of the informative itineraries: in both, against the backdrop of the city's main symbols, you will immerse yourself in history without boring lectures, explore the varied architecture and hear facts that not every local knows about.
- Visit key sites in Valencia with a local guide
- Learn about the city's history and where the Grail Cup is kept
- Explore the colorful Central Market
- See the enormous Bullring
- Guided tour
Important to know:
- Tour reservations close 24 hours in advance.
- The tour runs on two daily alternating routes. A map of the route and the schedule can be found in the "Photos" section.
- There may be more than 15 people in a group, as no tickets are purchased for children.
- The tour is completely pedestrian. Along the way there are convenient stops and photo pauses with a favorable angle at the attractions.
- The tour is conducted without headphones.
- A question and answer session awaits you at the end of the tour: you can ask the guide any questions about Valencia, discuss the tour and exchange impressions!
We've prepared two rich itineraries through some of Valencia's key sites. The red route runs through the eastern part of the old city, the blue route through the western part.
The red route: Valencia Classic
In Plaza de la Virgen you will learn about the Basilica of the Deprived and the symbolism of the Turia Fountain, and admire the Cathedral, where the Grail Cup is kept. We will talk about its mysteries, the Baroque main entrance and the tradition of distributing fresh water. Afterwards the program includes St. Catalina Church with its unusual bell tower and the Silk Exchange, a true temple of trade of the past, where you will examine gargoyles and openwork stone patterns. And in the green square of City Hall you will discover the Mudejar style, look at the palace-like post office and be fascinated by the flower stalls.
The same route will introduce you to the flavors of Valencia. In the shade of citrus trees in the Orchard of Oranges we will tell you about the importance of these fruits for the city and tell you where to taste two traditional drinks: the refreshing Agua de Valencia, the pride of Valencians, and the Orchata based on ground almonds. You will also get a taste of the Valencian flavor in the Central Market.
The blue route: Valencia elegant
We'll start with a story about the festival that transforms the Plaza de la Virgen into a field of flowers! Next, you will touch the distant past by seeing the excavations of the ancient Valencia, the Roman city of Valentia, literally under your feet. We will surprise you with the lace architecture of the Knitted House and the facts about the Roman entrance to the Cathedral. In Piazza de la Reina, you'll learn about the Miguellette Bell Tower and the best local cafes and bars. A separate topic will be the handicrafts of Valencia. You will discover the peculiarities of local ceramics near the museum in the luxurious palace of the Marquesas Dos Aguas. And in the boutique museum of the Lladro factory you will get to know the famous fine porcelain. At City Hall Square you will see the brightest Spanish festival Fallas, and afterwards you will see the huge bullring.