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Valencia: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

1. Valencia: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Bike through the cozy streets of the old city center of Valencia. Discover a lot of spectacular buildings included the Cathedral of Valencia. Bike towards the Túria river and visit its beautiful garden. Pass by the Palau de la Música (The music palace) and the gigantic playground of Gulliver out of the book Gulliver travels. In the last part of the tour, explore the City of Arts and Sciences. Spot the famous modernistic buildings of the architect Santiago Calatrava before returning to the city center.

Valencia: Old Town Tour, Wine & Tapas in an 11th c. Monument

2. Valencia: Old Town Tour, Wine & Tapas in an 11th c. Monument

Meet your friendly, local guide in the Old Town district, then set out onto the picturesque streets of Valencia. On this walking tour, discover the treasures of the historic Old Town and marvel at the unique blend of architectural styles, which date back through the Roman, Moorish, Baroque, and Gothic periods. Follow your guide through some of Valencia’s most famous plazas, including Plaza de la Reina and Plaza de la Virgen, while learning about their rich-history. Arrive at one of Old Town’s hidden gems next, the Church of San Nicolas, and marvel at the dazzling interior and spectacular frescoes. Later, gain exclusive access to an 11th-century historical monument in the heart of Old Town. Inside, indulge in a delicious 10-course tapas meal that showcases the very best of Valencian cuisine and local produce. Throughout the meal, enjoy a selection of prizewinning regional wines that have been perfectly paired with the food.

Valencia: Complete Tuk-Tuk Tour Around the City

3. Valencia: Complete Tuk-Tuk Tour Around the City

Visit the main historical and cultural points of the city center by tuk-tuk. See the most important modern building in the city, and the impressive harbor in the company of your expert guide. Start your tour at the TourismHub office in Valencia North Station. Get ready to visit historical places such as the old Torres de Quart, the Torres de Serranos, the Museum of Fine Arts or the old Hospital of Valencia, the first mental sanatorium in Europe, now converted into the public library of the city. Explore the modern port of Valencia, La Marina Real, and stroll along the extensive Malvarrosa beach. Discover the avant-garde and artistic character of Valencia at the City of Arts and Sciences. See the Oceanogràfic, the largest aquarium in Europe, the Museum of Sciences, the Hemispheric, and the Reina Sofía Palace of the Arts. Follow the old Turia riverbed, and see sights like the Ciutat Vella, Mercado de Colón, the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas and the Plaza de Toros. Take advantage of commentary from your expert guide, and enjoy the panoramic views offered by tuk-tuk without the need to get out of the vehicle.

Valencia Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

4. Valencia Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Discover the highlights in Valencia with an interactive smartphone app. Unlock the city with location-based riddles and see the sights of the city in a unique way. Login to your app and start your tour of 10 of the most important attractions of the city. At the start of each attraction, you will uncover a puzzle to learn more about Valencia. You can stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and a team spirit to finish the game. For your convenience, you can start or pause the tour whenever you want, so you can enjoy seeing the city at your own pace. Learn information and facts and snap pictures as you go. The tour includes stops at Plaça de Bous, Plaza de Toros, Valencia City Hall, Mercado Central, the Llotja de la Seda, Plaça de la Mare de Déu, Valencia Cathedral, the University of Valencia, Plaça d’Alfons el Magnànim, Mercat de Colón, and Puente de las Flores, where the tour ends.

Valencia: Self-guided Audio Tour on Your Smartphone

5. Valencia: Self-guided Audio Tour on Your Smartphone

Experience the city of Valencia with a self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Hear fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain an insight into the most iconic landmarks in Valencia. Start your tour at the Torres de Serranos and continue to the Palacio de los Borja. Marvel at the Virgen de los Desamparados Basilica, and be fascinated by St. Mary's Cathedral. Learn the history hidden behind each turn from your audio guide. Enjoy a hassle-free experience, simply follow the instructions after booking and download the local partner's app to access your tour. Explore Valencia at your own pace in complete autonomy.

Valencia: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour and Valencia Cathedral

6. Valencia: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour and Valencia Cathedral

Explore the architectural heritage of Valencia, from the ancient remains of the Roman Empire to the most striking contemporary buildings of the city on this guided walking tour. Have the chance to see the Serranos Towers, the lively Caballeros Street, and other landmarks around the city. Next, visit an unmistakable icon of the capital, The City of Arts and Sciences, a complex of buildings designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava. Walk through its incredible facade where you will find the buildings of the Oceanogràfic, the Museu de les Ciències, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, and the Hemisfèric. Continue by strolling around the Plaza de la Virgen, where the city was first constructed and home to the UNESCO festival of Las Fallas. Stop by the Central Market of Valencia and browse over 1000 stalls of fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, cheeses, spices, and seafood. From here, visit the Cathedral of Valencia featuring the "El Miguelete" bell tower. See the intricate Holy Chalice inside the Cathedral, one of the most important pieces of art from the first Spanish Renaissance. Admire the large collection of art and various religious treasures here. Finally, uncover the secrets of the frescoes that adorn the ceilings of the Church of St. Nicholas of Bari, which were painted by the Valencia-born baroque artist Dionís Vidal. See the strong gothic influence that blends effortlessly with the baroque art.

Valencia: Scavenger Hunt and Monumental Self-Guided Tour

7. Valencia: Scavenger Hunt and Monumental Self-Guided Tour

Get to know the Monumental Valencia at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “North Station”, “The Central Market”, “The Lonja of Valencia”, “Marquis of Dos Aguas Palace” and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Xativa Metro Station” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Marquis of Dos Aguas Palace". The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Valencia: 3-Hour Grand Bike Tour & City of Arts and Sciences

8. Valencia: 3-Hour Grand Bike Tour & City of Arts and Sciences

The first place we will visit is where it all began, in the old town of Valencia. A unique place in Valencia where you can cycle through the narrow, winding streets of the city centre and soak up the history that sets this place apart. The important contribution of the Romans and Arabs have added their culture to this vibrant city and Pelican Bike will be happy to show you some of its gems. Whether it is the Cathedral of Valencia, the Plaza de la Virgen, the Plaza de la Reina, the Town Hall of Valencia, the Palace of Marqués de Dos Aguas, the central market, the famous Lonja de Valencia, the Torres de Quart or the Puerta de los Serranos. This tour gives you the opportunity to see everything and to learn about these interesting historical sites. After enjoying the busy concrete jungle, we will take our bikes and head to the City of Arts and Sciences. We will cycle along the unique river Turia, but how can you cycle along a river? That's a good question, but the river Turia is actually the perfect place for cycling. There used to be water here, but as this river flooded the city many times, the government decided to divert it and make a park along the course of the old river. So this garden is the perfect place to discover Valencia by bike. Many exotic plants and trees grow in this 9 kilometres long park and it is the perfect place to enjoy a healthy exercise in the open air. So, in addition to Pelican Bike's bike tours, you'll see football pitches, jogging tracks and a variety of sports machines. But this park is not only used for sport, it is also a place for recreation and people like to gather here and enjoy a fun picnic in the sun.

Valencia: Smartphone Self-Guided Audio Tour App

9. Valencia: Smartphone Self-Guided Audio Tour App

Enjoy using the navigation functionality on this smartphone app to create a self-guided tour of Valencia that suits your individual interests. Learn about the city's heritage at iconic landmarks like the City of Arts and Sciences complex and the Llotja de la Seda civil building. Use the suggested walking routes and the navigation option to chart a course through the city. Listen to cultural and historic information as you approach sites like the Valencia Cathedral which seamlessly blends Gothic, Romanesque, and Baroque architectural features. Tune into your audio commentary to hear all about the tourist hotspots like the City of Arts and Sciences complex which host the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe, L'Oceanogràfic. Have the freedom to stop and resume your tour whenever you want. Pinpoint your favorite sights and source the best photo hotspots at attractions like the Central market which is an excellent example of Valencian Art Nouveau.

Valencia: Highlights Bike Tour with a Guide

10. Valencia: Highlights Bike Tour with a Guide

Explore Valencia's top highlights on a bike tour. Cycle through and past historical sights such as the Central Market, the Portal de la Valldigna, and the Palace of the Marqués de dos Aguas. Stay active while visiting this charming Spanish city, without too much effort. Head off through the old streets of the Ciutat Vella to enjoy the stunning architecture of this urban centre. Then, cycle through the Turia Gardens, an emblematic 11-kilometer leafy park located in the old riverbed of the same name. Carry on to the City of Arts and Sciences — an example of the avant-garde and technological development of Valencia. Along your route, see the North Station, Town Hall, House of the Cats, and much more — all from the comfort of your saddle. Pause at specific locations to listen to your guide's insightful facts and information.

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What people are saying about Central Market, Valencia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 689 reviews

If you are a foodie and you want to try good authentic local tapas and wine, you MUST do this experience. The tour will last about 1 hour around the old town and then you will have 3 delightful hours to eat, drink and meet new people. Emma was our guide and she was outstanding. Don’t hesitate if you want to have a good time in Valencia.

I cant say enough how much we loved this guided trip. Our guide was Daniel who was extremely knowledgeable and fun as well. We had so many questions and he was so kind to answer all. The wine and the tapas were so good and the pairings were wonderful. Daniel is very kind and cant praise him enough!

Fantastic bike tour by Luisa. Very informative, friendly and chilled out. A brilliant way to see & enjoy Valencia. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting this wonderful city.

The bike tour was great. Maria was very informative and open to answering questions.

Easy to find office. Guide left on time, friendly and knowledgeable.