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Valencia Highlights 7-15 PAX Half-Day Private Tour

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US$ 62.40
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What to Expect
Starting at 9:30 am at your hotel, apartment, cruise ship port, or another location of your choosing, your guide will pick you up in a private minibus and take you on a scenic drive of Valencia's Mediterranean beach area, passing the new America's Cup Port, the city's Formula 1 track, the incredible City of Arts and Sciences Complex, and the medieval city gates, among other historical and picturesque sites.

Once in the pedestrian historical city center, you will explore Roman, Moorish, and medieval history with examples from each era. You will see Roman remains from 138BC, along with the 3-era Cathedral, home to the Holy Grail (or so legend has it). If time permits, you may also visit other beautiful churches and chapels in the city center, depending on your interests, as well as the main city plazas. Your tour will certainly include a visit to the Lonja Silk Exchange, a UNESCO-protected World Heritage Site. La Lonja is one of the world's greatest examples of Gothic architecture and was once the center of commerce in Valencia, like the "Wall Street" of the 15th century. 

At the end of your four-hour tour, your guide will drop you off at a location of your choice or you can remain in the historical center for shopping, lunch, or more exploration. Your guide would be happy to give suggests for restaurants and shopping in the city center. This tour includes your private guide and transportation, as well as entrances for your family or group to a museum or monument of your choice. The most commonly requested entrances are La Lonja Silk Exchange, the L'Amoina Roman archaeological museum or St. Mary's Cathedral, though any choice in the city center is an excellent opportunity to explore Valencian history and culture.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Departure from location of your choice, including your accommodation or cruise ship port.
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Return Details
Your guide will drop you off at a location of your choice at the end of your tour.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Valencia Private Tours
97 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Wonderful guide Sonia made our visit to the various sites in Valencia live.
Sonia met us at our cruise ship and took us to the modern city and the spectacular park of arts and sciences. We spent time there before we went to the old town and wandered with her through some of the charming streets. She was engaging, funny, informed, and enthusiastic and her English was excellent. We enjoyed all the special sites that she showed us and the anecdotes she shared. My husband and I highly recommend her.
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Half-Day Private Bike Ride
I was looking for a half day bike ride for my mother, my sister and myself in german language. I booked the tour via Kate. The advice of Kate was great. She organised a tour with Luis. Luis speaks fluent German and the tour with him was excellent. He told us many details regarding the different places in Valencia. Absolutely recommend. We really enjoyed the event. Furthermore Luis send us great recommendations for restaurants via WhatsApp. He is a perfect tour guide! You immediately realize that he is doing what he loves. Muchas Gracias, Luis!
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Fantastic tour in Valencia
Kate arranged a wonderful tour for my group and Sonia was the best guide. She was enthusiastic, funny patient and knowledgeable. She loves Valencia and this comes out in her tour of the city. We saw some beautiful sites and Sonia took perfect pictures, she also recommended a great restaurant for Valencian Paiella and we enjoyed the day immensely. Highly recommend Valencia Private Tours and Sonia as the tour guide. Thank you!
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Biking tour of Valencia and Coast
My husband, two adult children (25 & 22) and I spent a day biking and sightseeing around Valencia with Kate Redding. This was a highlight of our vacation. Kate is so knowledgeable, insightful, gregarious, accommodating and fun! She did all the planning for us which allowed for a relaxing and enjoyable day in and around Valencia! She lives in Valencia and her tour was one off the beaten path. We loved seeing the city and surrounding coast like a native Vallencian! I highly recommend Kate and her travel and guide services.
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Great tour
My family and I spent a day in Valencia, and Sarah-Kate was our tour guide. We spent 2 weeks in Europe, and we went on a lot of great tours,but Kate’s was the best. There were 13 of us, which I imagine felt a little like herding cats, but she was patient and always made sure she had all of us. She planned exactly the day we wanted and drove us around in an awesome mini-bus. She has great energy and if we are lucky enough to make it back to Spain, we will definitely call her!
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Hank F
Perfect in Every Way!
I did a private tour with four friends through Valencia Private Tours (VPT). Our guide Stephanie was awesome! She was super-knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. She provided lots of interesting information without every overwhelming us. Her certified tour guide status allowed us to "skip the lines" at many places and enter with her as our escort. If you speak English, German, French, or Spanish and want an exceptionally great guide, ask for Stephanie! And, Sarah-Kate Redding (of VPT) arranged a fantastic luncheon for us at an off-the-beaten path restaurant that was clearly where all the locals dined. It was, by far, the best paella I had ever eaten even though I lived in Spain for a year some time ago. First rate! Finally, the van that VPT provided was comfortable, cool (as a function of great A/C), functional (USB charging ports on-board), and safely operated by Gabriella. Do yourself a favor and skip the usual large group tours and book an intimate private tour for yourself. It's more affordable than you might think and certainly worth the small up-charge from large group tours in order to have a customizable agenda. We had such a great time in Valencia that we plan to return again. And when we do, I will reach out to VPT again!
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Half-Day Private Tour by Automobile
Valencia was the final stop on our cruise and we only had one day to explore the city. Kate provided a great introduction to the city (including the full history of the city and surrounding area!) and made this a wonderful day with so much fun! In addition to providing the city highlights Kate found nice spots for pictures and ended the tour with a lunch recommendation (she even reserved the table!). Thank you very much for a great finish to our vacation. We would highly recommend visiting Valencia and touring with Kate.
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Oakland, California
What a great day!
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Kate. She obviously loves her adopted home. She took us places we would never have visited or known about. We especially liked visiting her village and having lunch at the wonderful restaurant she recommended. She is thorough and don't expect any quiet time during your tour. She also had a genuine interest in our lives which was refreshing. You will not be disappointed with Kate as your guide.
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Los Angeles, California
Perfect Day
I loved my time with Kate in Valencia! She brought me to see all the kinds of things that I love… Amazing architecture, interesting historical monuments, beautiful nature reserves and delicious places to eat! She is so knowledgeable and fun to be with! She really did her best to make sure I saw every possible thing that I would be interested in. I was so impressed with her! I only had one day and thanks to Kaye, I knew that I had seen all of the best things and didn’t have to worry about missing anything. I highly recommend This tour to anyone going to Valencia!
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Great tour in Valencia
Highly recommended tour! It was a wonderful tour, Sonia was amazing, she was knowledgeable, interesting and flexible. We had a wonderful experience in beautiful Valencia.
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Miami, United States
Sagunto Fort and Jewish Medieval Presence in Valencia area
My husband and I booked a full day private tour with Kate. It was wonderful! We wanted to visit the areas of Jewish interest, so Kate suggested that we spend most of our time in the small city and Fort of Sagunto. She picked us up from the ship, and we traveled for about 40 minutes from Valencia to Sagunto. We learned so much about this area as we enjoyed the ride to Sagunto. Kate was very knowledgeable of the area and its history. Sagunto is a charming town. We visited many of the ruins which have some Jewish content-the rabbi's cemetery at the base of the fort, some Jewish artifacts at the Fort's museum. The visit reacquainted us with the history of the Roman, Moorish and Christian conquest of this area. We had a delightful walk through several areas of the town. We stopped for lunch at a charming bistro all the while learning about this area in present time and in the past. We had time on our way back to Valencia to view some of this very modern city. Although Sagunto did not have as much Jewish content as we had hoped, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend this tour to others.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fantastic family tours of Valencia and Sagunto with Kate!
Our family (7 of us from age 75 to age 7) had an amazing couple of days with Kate! Although we only stayed in Valencia for two nights, Kate was instrumental in helping us to make the most of our time there. Kate picked us up with a van just near our apartment the first morning in Valencia and we first drove to a few sights in and around Valencia before departing for Sagunto and its surrounding area. Kate is someone that makes you feel instantly comfortable and is so easy to talk to. She is incredibly knowledgeable and was able to relate to all of us. She kept our children interested no matter where we were or what stop we were making. Sagunto was an incredibly charming town and it was so nice to visit with Kate who had so much knowledge and was so easy to talk to. As a fellow mom with kids, she knew just how to reach our kids and made sure they were having fun and were as interested as the adults. She was also very easy to relate and talk to and it was so interesting to get a glimpse into raising children in Valencia compared to the United States. We had a wonderful full day with Kate. She picked us up the next morning for a walking tour to wrap up our time in Valencia. This was a walking tour thru Mercado Central and thru central Valencia. While not a food tour, we had communicated our interest in trying many different foods and that we were foodies, Kate did a great job incorporating different quick stops to try bites in the Mercado Central (which is a gorgeous, must-see stop) and for horchata and also seeing beautiful architecture, such as the Silk Exchange, which is such a stunning building. She made all of the places that we visited really come alive with her extensive knowledge for the history. We were so happy with our time with Kate and highly recommend her company to anyone visiting Valencia and its surrounding area!
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Manila, Philippines
Best of Valencia with the Best Guide!
We booked with Kate's Valencia Private Tours and had a wonderful introduction to the beautiful city of Valencia thanks to our incredible guide, Sonia. Our guide Sonia is a local Valencian who was very knowledgeable, informative and highly adaptable as we were a big group with adults and kids. She recommended the best places to see as well as to snack and eat to make you feel, in the time you spend with her, that you too were a local Valencian enjoying both the medieval and modern wonders this amazing city has to offer. Sonia took us to try the Horcheta, a refreshing local drink and then to Le Pepito, the renowned restaurant (where Ernest Hemingway was also a customer) for wonderful paella! We enjoyed visiting the beautiful Cathedral de Valencia, the Silk Exchange Building (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the City of Arts and Sciences, the futuristic masterpiece of Calatrava. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Valencia, Spain!
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Melbourne, Australia
Couldn’t be better!
My wife and I had a great introductory tour of Valencia with Cate. Her unusual background gives her a very interesting perspective on Valencia and Spanish culture in general. She is not only very knowledgeable, but also a lot of fun to be with! Highly recommended.
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Brisbane, Australia
Luis - you were great !!
Visiting Valencia for just one day in port on a cruise, our party of four booked Valencia Private Tours with Kate months in advance. Communication with Kate was great - very responsive and informative. On the day of the visit, unfortunately, Kate had a family situation she had to attend to - so we missed the pleasure of her company. BUT - we lucked out when we had the fortune to have Luis guide us for the day as the alternate. What a winner !! Luis is a local Valencian who is very passionate about his city. He provided so much detail and knowledge in a professional way and he wove his own family history and stories into the tour making this a very special event for us. We had a great introduction to Valencia and we felt that we saw and heard as much as we could have in the time available. A great day out !! Thank you to both Kate and Luis for making that day possible - we really enjoyed the day.
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