Experience Valencia with a private guide during a 6-8 hour shore tour.
In port for a full day? That’s wonderful news! We would love to organize a completely customizable, full day shore tour for you and yours. Your private, bilingual guide will pick you up directly from the port, so no need to worry about arranging any transportation. You will have a chance to spend an entire day along the Costa Azahar – the orange blossom coast – in your air conditioned vehicle with time to spare for lunch at one of our favorite local restaurants.
This tour also includes entrance into two museums or monuments of your choice. We love the L’Almoina Archeological Museum and La Lonja Silk Exchange, but as they say, this is your party! We’re happy to customize your tour to your exact interests and specification.
After collecting you straight from the port, your local guide will take you to the beautiful Malvarossa Beach, a favorite hangout of Ernest Hemingway in his time and a great place to have a coffee, a caña, or a vino while watching the waves crash against the sandy shoreline.
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 at the L’Almoina underground archeological museum and La Lonja Silk Exchange, our prized UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the world’s greatest examples of gothic architecture.
Of course, you’ll have a chance to see the Basilica and Saint Mary’s Cathedral in the Plaza de la Virgen and our main town square, Plaza Ayuntamiento, where locals and tourists gather together or business and leisure. Your guide will help you expertly maneuver the busy Mercado Central or Central Market, where locals buy and sell fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, wines, and more. If you’re visiting us on a Sunday or holiday, the Central Market will be closed, but don’t worry! We can still pass by the outside to admire the Art Nouveau style architecture.
After all that discovery, you’re sure to work up an appetite. All of our full day tours include time for a lunch of your choice, whether that be the famous Valencian paella or a sampler of different tapas. Your guide will make your lunch reservation at a local restaurant in the city center, at the beach, or for our foodies out there, at one of our three Michelin star restaurants.
We love our full day city tour because our travelers can experience everything the city has to offer with a local guide, complete with a tasty local lunch. All of our tours are completely customizable to your exact specifications, including catering to any mobility and dietary restrictions. Let us know about your ideal full day shore tour, and we will handle the rest!
Duration: 8 hours
Meeting Point: Train Station, Bus Station, Port, Hotel, or Destination of Your Choice
We are happy to arrange a meeting point that is most convenient for you. We will gladly collect you and drop you off free of charge anywhere in the vicinity of the city center, port, beach, or City of Arts and Sciences. We would also be delighted to pick you up or drop you off outside of the city center or at the airport for a small fee.
***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.
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.
*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, or you can meet with your guide after your meal has finished.