All the city highlights on this four-hour Valencia tour
Located on the warm, sunny Mediterranean coast, Valencia shines as Spain’s third largest city and a perfect icon of life on the Iberian peninsula. Discover the history and culture of the city with a local, private guide on our Half Day Highlights Valencia Tour, perfect if you’re visiting for a short time or if you want to get a feel for our wonderful city. Our half day tours give you the opportunity to explore with a local guide while leaving plenty of time for food, shopping, or simply getting lost in the winding streets of the Ciutat Vella – the Old City.
Your private, bilingual guide will pick you up from a destination of your choosing and take you to Malvarossa Beach, where you’ll see the vast expanse of sandy Mediterranean coastline. Take some time to walk along the boardwalk, learning the history of one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite places in the world, and possibly even dipping your toes in the cool water. But don’t stray too far, as your tour has just begun!
Your guide will show you the secrets of the famous City of Arts and Sciences and take you past the original, medieval city gates before you enter the bustling, pedestrian historic city center where you’ll find ancient Roman ruins, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, the Mercado Central. Youll also see La Lonja Silk Exchange, our prized UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the world’s greatest examples of gothic architecture. This tour includes entrance into one museum of your choice, and we at Valencia Private Tours cannot recommend La Lonja enough!
No tour of our city would be complete without taking some time to explore several of our town squares, or plazas, where locals come together to chat, have a coffee, and watch travelers poke around the shops and cafes. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a fallera, a local young woman dressed in a traditional 18th century costume. Falleras are a common sighting during our annual Fallas festival, but occasionally they come out during other parts of the year to perform symbolic duties and, of course, take photos with our welcome visitors!
We love this tour because our local guides can introduce you to the best parts of our city, even if you’re short on time. If you’re already itching to spend more time exploring with us, check out our Full Day City Tour or even a City and Countryside Tour.
- La Lonja Silk Exchange
- City of Arts and Sciences
- Saint Mary’s Cathedral
- Mercado Central
- Plaza Ayuntamiento
- Plaza de la Virgen
- Playa Malvarossa
- America’s Cup Port
- Medieval City Gates
Pick Up Location
Hotel, AirBNB, Port, or other location of your choice within the city center. Pick up locations outside of the city center, including pick ups at the airport, can be arranged. Please inquire.
This tour includes between 1 and 2 hours of walking along historic, cobblestone roads that can be difficult for those with compromised mobility. Please let us know if you are uncomfortable with this amount of walking, and we would be happy to customize your Half Day Highlights tour to suit your unique needs.
- Private Transportation, including all transport expenses (parking, gas): Mercedes Class B, Chrysler Grand Voyager, or similar. When there are more than six travelers, we will hire a private, air-conditioned coach.
- Private, local, bilingual tour guide
- Snacks: tasting of horchata, a traditional Valencian sweet drink
- Entrance into one (1) museum or monument of your choice
- Tour customization
- Personal photographer if requested (additional fees apply)
- Additional entrances
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