Shore Excursion Valencia: itinerary
From the port of Valencia, we’ll meet our coach and head to the first stop of the shore excursion. We’ll see the harbour area that made up a Formula 1 circuit between 2008-2013 and the jetty of the America’s Cup in 2007.
Lets then drive to the historic centre and begin the walking section of the tour. We’ll start at the magnificant Valencia Cathedral and admire its unique style. Most of the Gothic cathedral was built between the 13th and 15th centuries, however construction continued for centuries resulting in a mix of artistic styles to be seen.
Next up, Plaza Redonda, the Round Square, which is the city’s traditional trading post. When it was built in 1840, traders would sell meat and fish but today you can find lace and embroidered goods.
We’ll also stop at Santa Catalina Church and Llotja de la Seda; a grandiose 15th century building which held the city’s silk market.
The second half of the Valencia shore excursion explores a new and spectacular side of the city. We’ll go by bus to the City of Arts and Sciences, an architectural and cultural complex. From the bus we’ll take a panoramic tour to admire the jaw-droppingly beautiful buildings that form the complex.
The Umbracle, for example, is an open structure of long white archways that cover a landscaped walkway of indigenous plants and flowers. From here we can enjoy a sprawling view across the whole complex. The science museum finds its home in a building which looks like a whale skeleton. The neighbouring opera house is equally beautiful; its curved white dome surrounded by clear shallow water and a grand white platform.
We’ll conclude the Valencia shore excursion at this beautiful location, with a little free time to visit the complex’s stylish Oceanographic Centre should you wish. The guide will be glad to suggest the easiest way to get back to the port to those who prefer to visit he Oceanographic by themselves at the end of our shore-excursion.
*Shore excursions could be subject to variations due to external causes as Cruise Companies politics, weather conditions, duration of the stay of the ship in the port, legal demonstrations