Just under 2 hours north of the city of Valencia, Peñiscola in the province of Castellon is a lovely day trip from Valencia and a perfect quaint town to use a private guide in. Peñiscola was once a small fishing village but was rocketed onto the world stage in the 15th century for becoming the home to one of the Avingnon Popes during the Catholic church´s Western Schism. Pope Benedict XIII or better known here as the Papa Luna, made the castle built by the Templar Knights his home and Papal Palace. Throughout the Golden Age of Valencia, Peñiscola was an important port and remained a fishing hub throughout time. In modern times, the world famous Game of Thrones series was partially filmed here, with many spots from this show that can be pointed out for any fans. After a pleasant drive from Valencia or Castellón, we will walk around the medieval center with many splendid pictures spots with fabulous views of the mountains, the beaches, and the Mediterranean below. The Papa Luna castle, its gardens, interesting architecture and quaint streets will appeal to travelers of all ages. We can organize a traditional rice or seafood lunch together either on the beach or in the medieval quarter. Book your private tour with private guide and transport for Peñiscola by contacting us below.
Duration: 8 hours
Meeting Point: Train Station, Bus Station, Port, Hotel, or Destination of Your Choice
***For Port Pick Ups Only: Your private guide will meet you at the ‘Acciona Transmediterranea terminal’ at the cruise ship port, where your ship might be docking anyway. If you dock elsewhere, you will be at a pier a bit further away with restricted access for vehicles and private pick-ups. In this case, the port authorities will provide a shuttle bus, free of charge, that takes about 5 minutes to get to the Acciona Transmediterranea Terminal, which is the only place private pick-ups are allowed. Your guide will be waiting for you at the terminal with a sign in your name.
- 4 people or fewer – Mercedes Class B (similar to a small SUV).
- 4-6 people – Chrysler Grand Voyager with tinted windows, leather seats, and electric doors.
- 7+ people – Private coach with a driver, in addition to your guide.
IMPORTANT NOTE (for groups of 6): In my larger touring car, the middle two seats are spacious and comfortable, and the back seat is a three-person bench seat that might be a tight squeeze for some. Before I can confirm a booking for six people with this vehicle, I will need confirmation that you understand this arrangement before I accept the booking. If you prefer, I would be happy to arrange a private coach and driver in addition to your guide. Please let me know that this is your preference when you submit your pre-booking form.
- Private tour for you and your party alone
- Private passionate, friendly and knowledgeable private guide in language of your choice
- Private air conditioned transportation, including all driving expenses (parking costs, fuel, etc.)
- Customizable Tour
- Entrances to Papa Luna Castle
- Garden entrances
- Additional museum or monument entrances
- Gratuity (non-obigatory)
*Please note that while every full day tour includes time for lunch, the price of lunch is not included in the price of the tour, as it will need to be paid directly to the restaurant on the day. We would be delighted to organize lunch for you at a local restaurant within your preferred budget. If you prefer, your guide can accompany you to lunch to assist you with translating and ordering traditional foods, or you can meet with your guide after your meal as you wish.