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Valencia Off The Beaten Track

From £552 pp

Spain, Valencia

3 Nights / 4 Days

Private Tour of up to 10

Valencia Off The Beaten Track

From £552 pp

What You'll Do

Explore the beautiful city of Valencia, and get off the beaten track on local led tours that take you to the hidden gems in the city, as well as food and wine experiences that give you a taste of true Valencian cuisine.

From the moment you touch down in Valencia, your passionate, welcoming local host will help you uncover the very best authentic things to see and do in the city, meaning your time is spent packed with activities that make your short break unforgettable.

On your first day, your guide will help you get your bearings on a walking or cycling tour of the city, so that for the rest of your stay you know all the best hidden gems when it comes to places to eat, drink, or simply wander about and soak up the atmosphere.

Your second day is spent as a true Valencian local, as you explore local markets, pick up your own fresh produce, before using it during a paella cooking class that will help you learn about the local, authentic cuisine. In the evening, you’ll be sampling some of the best wine that’s local to the Valencia region, each wine paired with some tapas dishes you will only find in this part of Spain.

Throw in a free day to explore for yourself and travel independently, and you have a unique, off the beaten track city break that goes beyond your standard long weekend, and helps to create memories that last a lifetime.

Experience
Highlights

Experience Valencia off the beaten track and explore its hidden gems with a local guided cycling or walking tour

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

Enjoy the very best local produce on a wine and tapas experience

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 either a walking or cycling tour of the city(your choice), helping you to get your bearings, discover some of Valencia’s best kept secrets, and the hidden gems you’ll be able to try out when you’re looking for a place to eat, drink, or simply explore.

Your guide will ensure you see beyond the aesthetic beauty of the cobbled streets and the grand colonial architecture, bringing the city to life with old stories and local quirks that help you really get to know Valencian culture.

With all this fresh in your mind, spend the evening at your leisure, soaking up the unique Valencia atmosphere and using your new-found local knowledge to find the perfect place to eat or drink.

Accommodation

Either the Zenit Hotel 4* or Conqueridor Hotel 4*

double room in a hotel in valencia

Pictured: Zenit Hotel

Immerse in Authentic Cuisine

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

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.

After enjoying your paella for lunch with a glass of wine, enjoy a bit of free time in the afternoon before your evening wine and tapas tour. During this experience, you’ll taste some essential Valencian dishes you won’t find in quite the same way anywhere else, all paired with some of the finest local wines.

Accommodation

Either the Zenit Hotel 4* or Conqueridor Hotel 4*

double room in a hotel in valencia

Pictured: Conqueridor Hotel

Free Day

Today, spend your time however you’d like. Stroll through the green, futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, the colonial grandeur of the old town, and simply enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful Spanish city.

Of course, your host will have given you plenty of recommendations for things to do or see, so you’ll be able to explore independently whilst knowing the very best places to go and make the most of your time.

 

 

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 more intimately than if you had come to explore on your own.

Location Information

Once you arrive at Valencia airport, you’ll be met by your private transfer, who will take you to your hotel in the heart of Valencia’s Old Town.

From there you’ll explore the city from a local’s perspective, really getting under the skin of the city and learning its secrets, stories and hidden gems.

At the end of your stay, you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight.

  • Accommodation
  • Guides for all activities
  • Guided walking/cycling tour
  • Market visit and paella cooking class
  • Tapas and wine evening
  • Private transfers to and from the airport

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.