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Alicante: 2-Hour Afternoon Catamaran Cruise

1. Alicante: 2-Hour Afternoon Catamaran Cruise

Treat yourself to a special afternoon on board a comfortable catamaran. Perfect for couples, friends, or families, this experience is one you are not likely to forget. Meet on the dock for check-in and boarding.  Leave the port for 30 minutes of sailing along Alicante's Bay, marveling at spectacular views along the way. Anchor for 45 minutes to take in the view or dive in for a swim; this is also the perfect moment to sample homemade cocktails or tapas onboard. Raise anchor and sail back toward the port of Alicante, arriving after around 30 minutes of relaxed sailing. In April and September, witness the impending sunset over the bright-blue waters along the way. Disembark at the port to conclude the magical experience.

Alicante: Secret Flavors Food Tour

2. Alicante: Secret Flavors Food Tour

Join this secret flavors food and tapas tour to taste the best cuisine in Alicante. Sample many products typical of the region, including fruits and vegetables directly from the orchard, meat from local farms, Mediterranean fish, as well as local cheese, and handmade sweets. Pair all these tasty treats with traditional Spanish drinks, both with and without alcohol. Meet at the Central Market and visit 10 different food locations, some of which have been around for more than 100 years. Discover all the town's most delicious aromas and flavors.  Get to know the most experienced sellers and chat about the history of each product and the traditions behind them. Along the way, discover the interesting history of the Central Market and its hidden corners. This tour aims to support small businesses, local producers, and artisans who are still practicing their craft as they always have.

Alicante: 3-Hour Sunset Cruise with Appetizer and Live Music

3. Alicante: 3-Hour Sunset Cruise with Appetizer and Live Music

Set sail towards the sunset on this 3-hour cruise and admire stunning views of the Mediterranean coast. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere on board with live music, tasty tapas, and an open bar. Board your sailboat at the port of Alicante at 5:30 PM. As you sail out towards the open sea, admire the incredible views of city landmarks like the Santa Barbara Castle. After 45 minutes of sailing, arrive at Cabo de las Huertas or l'Albufereta. Marvel at the spectacular views of the Costa Blanca and the bay of Alicante behind you. Here, the anchor is lowered, and the music begins to play. Swim in the clear water of the Mediterranean or enjoy the exciting atmosphere on board. Sample delicious tapas while sipping on drinks from the open bar. Enjoy the live music while watching the sun melt over the horizon.

Alicante: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

4. Alicante: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

Are you ready for an adventure? Starting at Central Market, sample various snacks typical of the area. Conquer more than 1,000 years of history as you tour one of the most beautiful castles in Spain, which looks out onto the sea. Descend to the center to discover the most important monuments and Alicante's seven secrets. Prepare to be surprised by the beauty of Alicante and the countless anecdotes, history, legends, and intrigue responsible for the town's current character. Finally, visit a tapas bar, run by your guide's childhood friend and known to serve the best tapas in Alicante. Taste one of the award-winning tapas paired with a typical, alcoholic or non-alcoholic Spanish drink.

Alicante: Highlights Bike or E-Bike Tour

5. Alicante: Highlights Bike or E-Bike Tour

Explore the city on 2 wheels during a unique bike tour through Alicante. A local guide will show you the best spots in town and tell you about the history and culture of Alicante. This is an easy ride, which is suitable for all participants. Choose from either a standard bike or an E-bike. Discover the beaches, the old town, the port, beautiful parks and squares, alongside a variety of secrets spots that you wouldn't find on your own. As you peddle, learn stories about the city and receive tips about where to eat and get the best drinks. Cycle for about 2 hours with stops included.

Alicante: Old Town and Market Gastronomic Tour with Tastings

6. Alicante: Old Town and Market Gastronomic Tour with Tastings

During this gourmet walking tour, follow a local guide around Alicante's old town and Central Market. Hear legends and local stories while you taste your way through some of the best designations for authentic local products. This tour is divided into two parts: during the first hour, you'll sightsee around old town and talk about Alicante's history and the origin of one of the best Mediterranean gastronomies, shaped by three fundamental factors: climate, ecosystems, and historical influences. After some sweets and two glasses of wine in one of the oldest shops in Alicante, go to the Central Market where the rest of the tour will take place. There, try coca and tonyina (tuna), coca de mollitas (cake), tomato salad, salted fish, cold sausages, turrón, Iberian ham, and seasonal fruits. Interact with the local owners of the shops and market stalls who will tell you about their experiences and family stories.

Alicante Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

7. Alicante Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

With this customized tour, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through the eyes of a local. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as about the places you see. Your local guides are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since your guides are not professional, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Through conversations with your guide, you’ll learn about cultural differences, local events, and what it’s like to be a true local. The more notice, the better, as these tours are organized on demand and are completely personalized. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Alicante: Evening Tapas Tour

8. Alicante: Evening Tapas Tour

Experience Alicante like a local and visit the best bars to taste some of the most delicious and authentic tapa dishes popular with the residents. Follow your guide to 3 of the best tapas venues in the city center, and experience the authentic gastronomy of Alicante up-close-and-personal. Enjoy 4 complimentary drinks and 4 tapas as you immerse yourself in the local atmosphere of different bars off the usual tourist trail. Along the way, see some of the city's most emblematic buildings and historical areas, and get a feel for the real vibe of Alicante and its citizens.

From Alicante: Chulilla and the Hanging Bridges Day Trip

9. From Alicante: Chulilla and the Hanging Bridges Day Trip

Excursion to a spectacular natural space, the Chulilla canyon also called the Hoces del Turia, with walls of more than 100m excavated by the river surrounded by nature. We will be visiting it while doing the route of the hanging bridges; We will also take a walk through the town to the castle.

From Alicante: Guadalest Valley and Algar Waterfalls Tour

10. From Alicante: Guadalest Valley and Algar Waterfalls Tour

Depart Alicante and journey towards the village of Guadalest in the Guadalest Valley for a 6-hour tour of the scenic setting far from the crowded beaches of the Costa Blanca.  Travel inland through a mountainous area lined with charming villages. Upon arrival in the spectacular valley, go to the fortress of Guadalest village (El Castell de Guadalest) and see the remains of the 11th-century Alcozaiba fortress and San Jose Castle at the top of the cliff. Enjoy some free time to get to know the village and visit one of its museums, such as the Micro-Gigantic Museum. Continue to Las Fuentes del Algar (Algar Waterfalls) to admire a series of crystal-clear small springs and waterfalls in a spectacular setting. Bring your swimming costume to take a refreshing dip in the springs during the summer months, or just soak up the area's surrounding pathways and natural pools.

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What people are saying about Alicante

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 47 reviews

A great way to see the Alicante coastline. Skipper and crew very helpful and happy. Nice to meet other travellers who all want a good time. Swimming from the boat was fun and the refreshments and snacks on board were fresh and affordable.

I did my tour with Amalia and was perfect! She was an amazing company and showed me everything I need! Felt I was with a friend. Was perfect! 100% sure I would do again! Thank you Amlia for the day! Will be in my memory!

Thoroughly enjoyable morning touring Alicante with Carlos. We would totally recommend this activity. There was some hill climbing involved, but it was doable and we were never rushed. A tasty tapas to finish.

Lovely. Could have been another hour at least with how great it was. Shade for people who don’t want the sun and netting for people who want to lie out on the water. Wonderful experience

Such a fun time, lots of laughs. Very enjoyable. Onboard staff were fabulous