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Valencia Food and Wine Break

Spain, Valencia

3 Nights/4 Days

Private Tour of up to 10

Valencia Food and Wine Break

£692 pp

What You'll Do

On this culinary break in Valencia, you'll immerse yourself in everything food and wine, exploring lush vineyards and old olive oil mills, shopping in bustling local markets and cooking traditional paella. By the time you leave, you'll have enjoyed some of the best authentic cuisine in Valencia that will have you planning your next trip back immediately.

Arrive in Valencia, where you’ll be transferred to your accommodation, before you head out for the evening on a wine and tapas tour that will help you get your bearings around the city, as well as introduce you to some of Valencia’s very best cuisine and its most highly regarded local wines.

The next day you’ll explore away from the city, taking a day trip into the surrounding winelands. You’ll visit Requena and the caves built beneath the gorgeous village, before heading for a wine tasting experience at a local vineyard.

From there, you’ll explore a family-run olive oil mill, where you’ll learn about the production process for the extra-virgin olive oil they produce, then of course enjoying a tasting session of the most incredible olive oil you will ever try. This will be followed by a traditional lunch, before you head back to the city.

You’ll also get to experience the hustle and bustle of a local morning market in the city, where under the guidance of your local host you will select and buy some fresh seasonal produce, before putting it to use in a paella cooking class.

By the time you leave Valencia, you will have experienced the very best of this beautiful city’s culture and cuisine, and will forever remember the activities the local touch that made this city break so special.

Experience
Highlights

Enjoy a wine and tapas evening tour that will provide the perfect introduction to local cuisine

Head out of the city to local vineyards and family-run olive oil mills

Immerse yourself in authentic food culture on a market tour and paella cooking class

Your Local Host:

Valeria

Born in Valencia (Spain) to Chilean parents, I graduated in Tourism Industry studies which took me to Germany, later, to Uruguay where I finished my degree final project on Wine Tourism. Later I studied sommelier courses WSET Level3 and in 2018 I was fortunate enough to be granted a scholarship by the Taiwanese Government to learn Mandarin Chinese. I feel blessed that I have learned all these different languages at the same time as becoming a cultural ambassador of my destination, as an official licensed guide (in English, German and Mandarin) in Valencia, Castellón & Alicante. Also, riding a bike is my hobby so in 2021 I published a guidebook "The Best Bike Routes in and around Valencia".

Join me on foot or by bike, I would love to show my guests around, taking them off the beaten paths!

Experience Itinerary

Arrival Day

Today, arrive at Valencia Airport and transfer to your accommodation, where you’ll have some time to refresh before heading out to explore the city.

Meet your local guide and embark on a wine and tapas tour, the perfect introduction to real, authentic Valencian cuisine and the wines that are produced in the area.

After enjoying some uniquely Valencian dishes paired with top-quality wine, you have the evening free at your leisure to explore the city.

Accommodation

Zenit Hotel 4* or Conqueridor Hotel 4*

double room in a hotel in valencia

Pictured: Zenit Hotel

Explore the Valencian Winelands

On your second day in Valencia, you’re going to take a trip out of the city to explore the beautiful wine country, getting to know some of the local producers and artisans who are responsible for the stunning regional food and wine.

You’ll first head to the village of Requena, where you’ll explore the incredible cave system that spreads its way beneath the city. This will be followed by a wine tasting session of wines produced locally, before you head to a traditional, family-run olive oil mill.

Here, you’ll learn about the process involved with making olive oil, before enjoying a tasting. Then, it’s a traditional lunch in the countryside, before you head back to Valencia.

Accommodation

Either the Zenit Hotel 4* or Conqueridor Hotel 4*

double room in a hotel in valencia

Pictured: Conqueridor Hotel

Market Tour and Cooking Class

On your second day in Valencia, you’ll take a deep dive into everything foodie, with a visit to a local market and a paella cooking class.

Start the day by heading to Ruzafa Market, a local spot buzzing with activity and colour, where you’ll pick out some of the best fresh, seasonal produce under the guidance of your local host.

Then, you’ll use that produce in a group paella cooking class, where you’ll learn the secrets of how to make a real, authentic paella with top quality ingredients.

This is the ideal opportunity to get to know real, authentic Valencian cuisine, so that you can replicate this delicious meal at home.

Accommodation

Either the Zenit Hotel 4* or Conqueridor Hotel 4*

roof terrace at a hotel in valencia

Pictured: Zenit Hotel

Departure Day

Enjoy a final morning in Valencia, before being transferred back to the airport for your return flight.

We hope you have enjoyed your time, and come away feeling as though you have got to know the city and its cuisine more intimately than if you had come to explore on your own.

Location Information

Arriving into Valencia airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation in the heart of Old Town Valencia.

Your time in Valencia will be split between exploring the city and heading out to the countryside surrounding the village of Requena.

At the end of your experience, you will be transferred back to the airport.

  • Accommodation
  • Local guides for all activities
  • Wine and tapas tasting evening
  • Requena Caves visit and wine tasting
  • Market tour and paella cooking class
  • Private airport transfers

FAQs

The Paella class normally is with other people (unless there are no further reservations).

For the wine and tapas tour it is the same - but it is never big groups, maximum 4-6 other people.