Basílica of Santa Maria

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Alicante: Highlights Bike or E-Bike Tour

1. 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.

From Valencia: Private Day Trip to Alicante with Local Guide

2. From Valencia: Private Day Trip to Alicante with Local Guide

Experience a private guided tour of Alicante, a historic Mediterranean port city and one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain. See the city’s main sites – including a castle, a cathedral, churches, and plazas – accompanied by a private local guide and with private transportation. Begin your day by getting picked up at a location of your choice in Valencia. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views as you head off to Alicante in your own private air-conditioned vehicle. Take the stress out of the trip knowing the vehicle is at your disposal for the entire day. Get to know historic Alicante with the help of a private tour guide and learn all about a city that has been inhabited for over 7,000 years. Start your tour by visiting Santa Barbara Castle. Located at the top of Mount Benacantil, from here you can take in breathtaking views of the city. Next, descend to the historic city center and pay a visit to the Town Hall, one of the most recognizable buildings in Alicante. Continue to soak in the atmosphere of the city by checking out the other famous squares: the Plaza de Los Luceros, the Gabriel Miró Square, and the Plaza de Correosand. Head to the Co-cathedral of San Nicolás and marvel at this Renaissance building with its iconic 45-meter high blue dome. After that stroll over to the oldest church in the city, the Basilica of Santa Maria, which mixes Gothic and Baroque styles and was built on the remains of an Islamic mosque. Especially if you’re a food lover, don’t miss the opportunity to swing by Alicante’s Central Market. Savor the sights and smells of this authentic popular market spread out over two floors, and grab a snack along the way (price not included in the tour). Stop off at Alicante’s bullring, one of the oldest in Spain. Listen as your guide tells you all about the history of this building, which was built in 1847 by local architect Emilio Jover. The bullring is still in use today, not only for bullfighting festivals but also for various cultural events. Pay a visit to a local Alicante restaurant whenever you feel peckish (price not included) and sample some of the local traditional rice-based dishes. Finish your tour with a relaxing drive back to your accommodation in Valencia and enjoy an evening of rest after a day of history and culture.

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What people are saying about Basílica of Santa Maria

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 27 reviews

This was an amazing tour. I did it with my teenage kids and we chose e bikes,we all had such fun! Manu was an EXCELLENT guide, really engaging and informative. This was the best thing we did on our holiday. Highly recommend (and the ebikes are great fun fir easily bored teens!)

We celebrated my lovely wifes 60th birthday today and we joined this fantastic Tour with a very pleasant and professional Guide. Book this tour If you want to know more About Alicantes history and if you want get an overview of Alicantes most interesting places.

Fun and insightful tour, the guide Manu was superb, funny and engaging! Definitely worth your while if visiting Alicante - he provides some great recommendations to do for the rest of your stay aswell so worth doing earlier on your stay!

Manu was an excellent guide and told us lots of interesting facts about Alicante and also recommendations of where to go. I highly recommend this tour.

Mano, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us a wonderful overview of the city and the places to see.