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Valencia

Valencia

Often overlooked in favour of Barcelona, Valencia is a rich cocktail of impressive architecture, lively streets and nightlife, with a refreshing lack of tourists. Here, you can drink horchata (a traditional drink made from tiger nuts, sugar and crushed ice) and eat paella – Valencia is Spain’s rice-growing centre, and paella was invented here. A wander through the old quarter reveals a Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance heritage. To slow down to the laid-back pace of this seaside town, visit the sandy beach where in late June the year’s longest day is marked by fireworks, street parties and bonfires on the beach..

 



SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN VALENCIA




City of Arts and Sciences THE CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

An entertainment-based cultural complex that is modern and architecturally designed. Being highly interactive, it provides an endless capacity to entertain and simulate the mind, as you get to know different aspects of science, technology, nature and art.

Valencia VALENCIA HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR
 

See the many sights of this city in your own time with a 24 hour hop on hop off bus ticket with English commentary. From Plaza de la Reina - the heart of the city – to the new City of Arts and Sciences complex in the south, see all the major sights.

Bike tour VALENCIA BIKE TOUR
 

Take a 3 hour guided bike tour of the sights including the Old City and the Turia Gardens, a former river bed converted into lush gardens.

Paella PAELLA COOKING CLASS
 

Learn how to make Valencia’s signature dish with a hands-on paella cooking lesson in a traditional farmhouse. A Spanish chef will show you the secrets behind this famous rice and seafood dish in a surrounding landscape of orange trees and rice paddies.

Tapas TAPAS TOUR
 

Meander through narrow streets and admire Valencia’s architecture as you learn about the city’s history and culture from your guide, stopping at three tapas bars to sample classic Spanish tapas and refresh with beer, wine or vermouth.

Food FOOD WALKING TOUR
 

Follow a food-loving guide through a movable feast including jamón, horchata, artisan chocolates, tapas and Spanish wine.

Sunset SUNSET CRUISE
 

Enjoy an alternative perspective of Valencia’s skyline while sipping a glass of sparkling wine. Admire secluded beaches and the dramatic silhouette of Mt Penagolosa as the sun begins to sink into the sea. Disembark at Playa de las Arenas beach to enjoy a traditional Spanish meal of tapas and paella.




VALENCIA ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotels and lodges in Valencia, Spain.
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Hotel Valencia Centre
HOTEL VALENCIA CENTRE
★★★★
Located on Avenida de Francia next to the ‘City of Arts and Sciences’. Spacious, comfortable rooms are equipped with the latest technology. Relax in the pool, gym or sauna and dine at “La Magrana” restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine. From the bus stop opposite the hotel it is five minutes to the beach or city centre.
Vincci Lys Hotel Valencia
HOTEL VINCCI LYS
★★★★
This stylish and comfortable hotel offers spacious, elegant rooms with classical décor. It is only a short walk to shops and tourist attractions. There are many restaurants on the quiet streets close-by and around Plaza de la Reina.
The Westin Valencia
THE WESTIN VALENCIA
★★★★★
Ideally located in the city centre close to the historic centre and the City of Arts and Science of Valencia. This elegant Art Deco hotel has a warm, relaxing atmosphere with some rooms having a private terrace and jacuzzi. Relax at the spa and enjoy the exquisite dining after a day of sightseeing.





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