Valencia’s Best Markets & Paella Tour

Valencia’s Best Markets & Paella Tour

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( 318 reviews ) star Food tour Valencia 1 - 8 watch_later 2 hours
  • Discover the best local markets
  • Taste a sweet local treat
  • Experience Valencia in a local way
  • Admire gorgeous architecture
  • Get local recommendations for the best food places
  • Enjoy an authentic paella lunch

You will meet here: Xàtiva

What you can expect

Spain is popular for its colorful food markets and Valencia is no exception! On this tour your private guide will show you or your group of friends the best local markets in town. Wander past the countless stalls and take in the sights and smells. Don’t forget to check out the fresh ingredients that make up the world-famous national dish: la paella!

Greet your host at metro Xativa. Surrounded by the North Railway Station and the famous bullring of Valencia, this meeting point is a real eye catcher. Admire the stations’ mosaics of the most typical elements of Valencian culture. The impressive bullring with its neoclassical style architecture is a must-see before heading to your first stop.

In the middle of a newly trendy, hipster and exciting neighborhood lies one of the most beautiful markets. Filled with lively locals who chit chat about the latest news in town, this retro-chic building is the ideal place to feel like a local. Go on! Try a typical Pastel Boniato and a coffee. Your private host will be happy to tell you all about this delicious sweet local treat.

Next up, you’ll experience one of the best “wow” moments Valencia has to offer. Check out one of Europe’s largest and oldest running food markets. Both an architectural gem as an energetic high-end market, it’s a must to stroll through. Admire the Gaudi-inspired façade, the Valencian inspired decorations and chic restaurants.

Head to one of the most stunning markets in Europe where you’ll experience the local colors of Valencia. Inside you can find almost whatever you want. Surround yourself by the buzzing atmosphere and stroll past the many stalls of fresh fish, meat, vegetables, fruits and more.

Your guide has saved the best for last and won’t let you leave Valencia without trying a freshly made paella! Find out all the secrets behind making this authentic dish. The best part? You can impress your friends and family with a traditional Valencian recipe once you're back home.

Our awesome locals are absolute foodies and can’t wait to meet you. Remember, this tour can be 100% personalized to your preferences, just get in touch.

Check out the host profiles and pick your favorite local for the perfect private market and paella experience in Valencia!

*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.

This is the plan

Starting point
Meet your host at Xatiba and admire the beautiful Estacio del Nord
Mercat de Rusafa
An authentic Valencian market with a retro-chic architecture, that houses amazing local produce! Enjoy a local pastry and coffee and ask your guide all about the flavors surrounding you!
Mercat de Colon
Both an architectural gem as well as a lively high-end market, Valencia’s Mercado Colon is a must for any visitor to the city, be it a foodie or not.
Mercado Central
A great place to experience the lively local color of Valencia - with both beautiful architecture and over 400 vendors, selling everything from fruit to fish
Paella time!
Your local guide will take you the carefully chosen restaurant to enjoy an authentic Valencian paella, the rice dish prepared with locally grown rice, vegetables and meat or seafood

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

Food tour details

Private Food tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkA coffee and a sweet pastry in an authentic local market
checkThe true Paella dish in a local restaurant
check1 non alcoholic drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


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.


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