Discover the secrets of the ancient hilltop castle and surrounding town, home to one of the most powerful Renaissance families in Spain, the House of Borja or the infamous Borgia Popes. This is a private full-day tour with a private guide one hour south of the city and can be combined with an L’Albufera lagoon visit with a boat ride or can be visited on its own.
Only about an hour south of the city, Xativa is a wonderful day trip from Valencia. As the second largest city in Kingdom of Valencia after the Christian re-conquest, it held great early economic and church power and was site where one of the most influential European families, the Borgias, where born.
Leaving Valencia, we pass through orange groves and mountain passes to this hilltop town, protected by the walled fortress originally built the Iberian tribes and Romans. The walls you see today were mostly reconstructed by the Moors and in Christian medieval times, which is when Xativa was most powerful. You climb to the top of Xativa will be rewarded with panoramic views of the medieval rooftops and the village below.
A lunch stop is always scheduled during this tour, so we will recommend for you one of several excellently priced spots with fabulous quality dishes that are typical of this area. We can eat in the town or you can combine this with a stop in the L’Albufera lagoon region, home of the origin of the Valencian paella, where we can eat and also take a 45min boat ride through the lagoon. Please indicate your preference on your booking form.