Spain, Valencia – Food & Wine Short Break
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Travel Type: Food and Wine, Private Itinerary with Your Own Guide
Location: Spain, Valencia
From AUD: $2,683
Duration: 4 Days
Offer Expires: Dec 31, 2019
Stay three short days in Valencia and see just how much you can experience! Wine, paella, tapas, cooking, beach , nature and a Michelin starred restaurant!
This is a gorgeous compact escape, where you will be staying in boutique accommodation and looked after privately.
Valencia has become a popular tourist destination in recent years, in part due to the F1 races and the America’s Cup sailing events that were held here in town some years ago. However, Valencia also has a lot to offer in terms of modern architecture (Calatrava’s City of Arts and Science), historic buildings, beach, mountains, gastronomy (the famous paella!) and wine.
Day One Arrival
After arriving in Valencia, you will be to your boutique hotel in the old city centre; this charming hotel will be your home for 3 nights.
At around 18:30 we will do a wine tasting of three good Valencian wines.
Dinner tonight (from 20:30) will be typical Valencian cuisine.
Day Two The Old City
After breakfast we will go on a walking tour of the old city, seeing Valencia’s historic highlights, like the cathedral, the Silk Exchange (15th century), and the Mercado Central, Europe’s largest fresh produce market and a beautiful Modernist style building of the early 20th century.
We end our walk at a small cooking school where you will have to prepare your own lunch: you will learn to make the famous Valencian paella! With starters, dessert and drinks included.
Evening: tapas dinner followed by live Flamenco show
Day Three The Modern City + Albufera Lake
Today we go by bike through the old (dry) riverbed, now the biggest city park of Spain, to see the modern, futuristic part of Valencia, the “City of Arts and Science”, designed by the famous (and controversial) Valencian architect Calatrava – a MUST SEE in Valencia.
We continue to the port area, to see where the America’s Cup and F1 GP races were held, and then on to the beach.
We’ll have lunch at the beach, at the famous Casa Montaña, Spain’s 2nd oldest restaurant.
After lunch we go by car (Bikes will be picked up from the beach by bike shop) to the Albufera Lake, 20 kms south of the city, for a boat trip on the lake and a walk in the forest: the Albufera Lake and the surrounding rice fields and dunes forest is a top location for birdwatching (nature reserve).
Dinner will be at one of Valencia’s top restaurants (Michelin Star*).
Day Four Departure Day: Wine tour to Utiel-Requena
After breakfast we pack our bags and take them with us to go to one of the wine regions around Valencia, for a winery visit and wine tasting; your guide is a vinologist/sommelier specialised in Valencian wines. We will start with a visit to a 10th century wine cave in Requena, where we will do a first wine tasting. From Requena we go to the winery, where they will show us around the vineyards and the cellars, following the wine making process from grape to wine. Of course followed by a wine tasting!
After a lunch of the local gastronomy we will go back direction Valencia to drop you off at the airport.
Three nights 4 star boutique hotel
English speaking tour guide/sommelier
Quality transportation throughout
All entrance tickets and passes
All meals with wines
Activities mentioned in the itinerary
This is a private tour. As such it is available all year round on a departure date to fit in with your travel plans. Just contact us so we can check availability for you.
$2683 per person, based on one couple (total 2 people sharing one room)
Price subject to availability and exchange rate at time of booking