Experience Valencia with a private guide during our four-hour shore tour.
Welcome to Valencia, a jewel of Spain and one of the most popular ports along the Mediterranean coast! If you’re visiting our beautiful city during a cruise excursion, we cannot recommend enough our Half Day Shore Tour with a private, local guide to ensure you have the most authentic Valencian experience with the time you have in port.
Your Half Day Shore Tour is completely customizable to your exact specifications, making sure you have the chance to visit Valencia’s must-sees as well as exploring some off-the-beaten-path destinations within our wonderful city. You will be able to explore with a local, bilingual 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 directly from the port, first taking you on a scenic route to visit 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 Hemmingway’s favorite places in the world, possibly even dipping your toes in the water.
From there, your guide will show you the secrets of the famous City of Arts and Sciences and take you past the original, medieval city gates all in a private, air conditioned vehicle before you enter the bustling, pedestrian historic city center where you’ll find ancient Roman ruins, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, the Central Market, and La Lonja Silk Exchange, our prized UNESCO World Heritage site.
We will take the time to to explore several of our historic 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!
Our Half Day Shore Tour includes entrance into one museum or monument of your choice, allowing you to spend a bit more time exploring a historic part of our beloved city with you private guide. We love taking travelers into La Lonja Silk Exchange, as it is one of the world’s greatest examples of gothic architecture, but of course, the decision is yours! Our tours are completely customizable for all travelers, meaning we are happy to accommodate for any mobility or dietary restrictions to the best of our ability.
We love our four-hour Highlights Tour because we can introduce travelers to the best parts of our city while leaving you with plenty of time to explore on your own, but if you’re looking to spend some more time visiting Valencia, we would be delighted to take you to lunch with us during a longer Full Day Shore Tour or perhaps bring you outside of the city center on one of our City and Countryside Combination Shore Tours, perfectly customized to your interests and time restrictions.