In-depth shore excursion with authentic Spanish lunch
On our Full-Day City Shore Tour, you’ll be able to get an in-depth visit of Valencia at a relaxed pace, checking off all the city’s must-sees and beyond. If you have a full day to spend with us, we would love to take you to our favorite places in Valencia and introduce you to the Spanish lifestyle with our favorite meal of the day: lunch.
Your private, local guide will pick you up when you arrive at the port directly from your ship. From there, you will explore the beautiful beach area, the new America’s Cup Port, the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, and our medieval city gates all by private car.
Your private tour guide will take you through the pedestrian historic center of Valencia, where you’ll find ancient Roman ruins, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, several central plazas, including main administrative Plaza Ayuntamiento, and the Lonja Silk Exchange (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the world’s greatest example of gothic architecture and the “Wall Street” of Valencia during medieval times.
There is a saying in Spanish that “we can not speak without a table between us”. Indeed, most of our conversing is done in Spain, is over the lunch table, between 1:00pm and 3:00pm every day. For your tour, you can choose a quick and light lunch stop of tapas – although that is more typical of dinner here rather than lunch – or you can choose an authentic Spanish dish, such as the Valencian paella or any other of our rice specialties here with excellent quality to price ratio. You can choose to have your guide join you for lunch or to pick you up afterwards, depending on your wishes. If you are a true “foodie” and would like a Michelin Star restaurant experience, your guide can make the reservation for you in one of our four Michelin* restaurants and leave you there for a delightfully affordable Michelin experience.
This tour includes entrances to two of the main monuments of your choice, though we highly recommend the Lonja Silk Exchange because of its unique relationship to Valencia and the world. Other popular choices are the Roman ruins at the L’Almoina Museum, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, or the Marquis of Dos Aguas Palace.
If you’re traveling with family, we also offer a Highlights for Families Shore Tour, designed for families of all ages, or even a City and Countryside Shore Tour, which takes you outside of the city into our beautiful countryside if you want to explore beyond the city walls.
*Please note that this tour includes 1 – 2 hours of walking. Please let us know if you have mobility issues, and we would be happy to customize your tour to fit your needs.