The Charms of Old Historical Valencia tour

The Charms of Old Historical Valencia tour

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  • Learn about the historical heart of Valencia
  • Admire impressive buildings
  • Discover hidden gems
  • Hear about Valencia’s silk history
  • Walk through gorgeous courtyards
  • Appreciate a beautiful fountain

You will meet here: Plaza de la Virgen

What you can expect

Head back in time and discover the old historical heart of Valencia. Go beyond plates of paella, the sunny beach and market halls. Let your local private guide show you or your group the most ancient side to the city. Valencia Old Town is full of small winding souk-like streets and is a reminder of its Moorish past.

Start your 1.5-hour walking tour at Plaza de la Virgen, the most symbolic square of Valencia. If there’s something that defines Valencia it’s this square. Your private local host will be happy to tell you all about the local rituals and events that take place here. Admire the fountain and stroll around to appreciate the beautiful architecture.
As you walk, you’ll stop at places like the largest Gothic city gateway in all of Europe. You’ll even take a peek inside a bakery that still holds part of the 11th century city wall inside. Your private guide will tell you all about the Arabic cultural impression that is still notably present in architecture and even in modern Spanish vocabulary.
While you wander past secret alley ways, your guide will point out a neighborhood where monks used to live. This part of the medieval old town is peaceful during the day and bursting with life at night. Today, this neighborhoods has a renewed purpose as one of the city’s main cultural spaces and is famous for its cozy cafes, bars and restaurants.

Valencia’s silk weave history is not one to forget. Wander past the street that still maintains a silk craft workshop today. If you’re lucky you’ll even catch a traditional weaver at work. Make your way to stunning courtyards and little-known plazas that trace the route of the northwestern portion of the Arabic defensive wall from that period. Check out remaining bits of the wall and top it off with a panoramic view over the city.

Top off your tour with a peek inside a typical parish church that was remodeled. Its restoration has been classified as “the most important architectural and pictorial-ornamental work ever carried out anywhere in the world.” It’s a must-see! End the tour at a square that leads to the old Moorish quarter. Your host will be happy to leave you with the best food and drinks recommendations before you say goodbye.

The awesome locals are eager to show you their own unique personal anecdotes with you. Get a glimpse into their daily lives and feel free to share any specific ideas to make this private tour most suitable to your preferences.

Are you ready to pick your favorite guide and head back in time? Check out the host profiles and get in touch!

*Introducing Family Friendly hosts
Children up to 10 years old can join the tour for free and your host will love to tailor the tour to your family's needs! There's also a tasty treat for your child(ren) included in the tour. Additional tastings, tickets, and transportation at your own expense. Tell your host via the chat line on the website that your child will join!


This is the plan

Start
Meet your local host at Plaza de la Virgen
Stop 1
Walk to the Torre de Serranos and admire the original city gates
Stop 2
Take a peak at the old city wall, still preserved in a local bakery
Stop 3
Be amazed by the giant traditional wooden statues and carts in the Museum of Rocks
Stop 4
Admire the beautiful neo-classic façade of the Pineda Palace
Stop 5
Stroll El Carmen neighborhood and visit the hidden 14th-century Gothic Cloister
Stop 6
A short stop by the little "Casa de Los Gatos"
Stop 7
Visit three small, little-known plazas following the route of the Arabic defensive wall
Stop 8
Walk on the Calle Mare Vella, home to a silk craft workshop
Stop 9
See the historically significant Portal de Valldigna, built in 1440
Stop 10
Follow the ancient Arabic wall route and get a glimpse of the old defensive tower
Stop 11
Admire the Saint Nicholas Church, one of the first Christian parish churches in Valencia
End
Finish the tour at Plaza Tossal, and enjoy the authentic Valencian vibe

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Type
Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walkingtour
Duration
1.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Plaza de la Virgen
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
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Cancellation
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  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide

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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.

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Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.