Spain – Valencia, jewel of the Mediterranean in DMC


6 days / 400 km: Group trip
Period : Throughout the year
Reference : 09B033

Prix : 350€

Come to discover Valencia with tailor made holidays in DMC

Valencia, Spain’s third city on the shores of the Mediterranean boasts a rich historical past though today is better known for its striking avant-garde architecture. Its modernity is in stark contrast to the rural landscapes of the interior where local traditions and handicrafts flourish.

Trip

D1 Valence

Arrive in the region of Valencia. Dinner and overnight.Group trip

D2 Old Valencia and the « Fallas » (20 km)

Guided tour of the old town with its fortified watchtowers, the Cathedral and towering Gothic Belfry, affectionately called “el Miguelete”, the Generalidad Palace, seat of the government, and the splendid old Silk Exchange. For lunch we sample the local speciality, Paella. We continue in the afternoon with a visit to the Fallas Museum which explains everything about these March time festivities. Free time to explore. Dinner and overnight.Group trip

D3 Arts and Crafts (60 km)

Day excursion, including lunch, into the hinterland to discover some of the region’s traditional handicrafts, notably ceramics and pottery, but also some foodstuffs such as honey and nougat. Dinner and overnight.Group trip

D4 Excursion to Benidorm and Cap de la Nao (310 km)

A day in Benidorm where we explore the old town and fortress then the modern seaside resort with its seemingly never-ending beaches. Lunch then on via the traditional village of Gata to the Cap de la Nao headland. We stop at the charming old mediaeval towns Of Javea and Denia to visit their castles and fortifications. Back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.group trip

D5 Modern-day Valencia (10 km)

Today we concentrate on the more modern side of Valencia and some of its outstanding modern architecture. We visit the fantastic City of Arts and Science, a vast space age style cultural complex with four main buildings : the Arts Palace, The Science Museum, the “Hemisféric” cinema and planetarium, and the ‘”Océanographic”, a huge modern marine park and aquarium. Next door is the Umbracle Park and botanical gardens spread over some 7000 metres and with similarly striking structures. Lunch on site. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

D6 Return

Return journey. End of our services.

 


Service details

Outside the Easter holidays and long holiday weekends
Full board in 3 star hotel, excluding drinks, from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6
Guided tours with group (not including entrance fees) : Valencia (half-day)
Entrance fees : Fallas Museum, Science Museum, Océanographic
Free places : 21st pers. in a single room, 42nd pers. sharing a double room

Possible supplements

Group trip :

Single room supplement (5n) : 130€
Per meal : 1/4 wine 3€, ½ water 3€, coffee 2€
Hémisferic Cinema and Planetarium : 11€
Local Guide per half day: 170€ /group (maxi 35 p.)



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