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Peñiscola: Castle & Artillery Park Guided Walking Tour

1. Peñiscola: Castle & Artillery Park Guided Walking Tour

Join a guided walking tour of Peñíscola and experience one of the most captivating cities on the Mediterranean. Discover the charm of this walled town upon the sea and walk through the history of the Knights Templar and Papa Luna. Entry to Peñíscola Castle and Artillery Park are also included. Begin your guided visit in Plaça Llotja Vella in front of the Renaissance Historical Walls. Start walking alongside your guide and discover gates, bastions, and the most emblematic buildings of the town. Stroll the beautiful streets of Peñíscola and marvel at local landscapes and architecture. Learn about the traces of each of the town’s historical settlers, from Phoenicians to Muslims. Next, enter Peñíscola Castle, built by the Knights Templar. Hear about the castle’s unique history and its historical key role as a papal seat in medieval times. Take in unforgettable views of the sea and enjoy the thrill of discovering Game of Thrones filming locations around the town. Finish off your trip at Artillery Park, where you'll get a final taste of this memorable town.

From Salou: Peñiscola and Ebro Delta Sightseeing Tour

2. From Salou: Peñiscola and Ebro Delta Sightseeing Tour

Board a tour bus and head south, passing through rambling orange plantations on your way to the Ebro Delta. Visit one of the largest wetlands in the Mediterranean which is famous for the production of rice (called "arroz bomba") and for the many species of birds that find a place to breed and live for part of the year. Spot colorful flamingos and other stilt birds resting in the marshes and wander along the river after a short guided introductory tour. Make stops for photos, pick up some rice and honey in the little shops scattered around the natural park, and stop in at a restaurant for refreshments.   Journey on to Peñiscola, one of the most scenic villages in Spain where a number of films and shows (most famously Game of Thrones) have been shot. Marvel at the unique natural landscape of a town built upon a giant boulder formation at the tip of a peninsula. Walk through its small streets and admire the characteristic white houses with blue shutters. Glance up at colorful balconies decorated with plants and ceramic tiles. Check out the famous House of Shells and its striking seashell-encrusted facade. As you reach the town's peak, take in views of the famous Castle of Peñiscola which was originally built in the 13th century and served as a refuge for the pope. Choose to enter and explore the fortification for an extra fee of 5€. Enjoy stunning views over the beaches which stretch out on both sides of the historic center. 

From Valencia: Private Day Trip to Morella and Peníscola

3. From Valencia: Private Day Trip to Morella and Peníscola

Discover the breathtaking medieval towns of Morella and Peñíscola on this day trip from Valencia. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic center in both towns. Travel to the sandy beaches of Peñíscola. Enjoy being picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Valencia. Sit back and enjoy the scenic drive to the hill-top town of Morella which is encircled in ancient walls. Take a stroll down its cobbled streets and admire the imposing castle which looms over the town. Walk thorugh the historic center of Morella and visit the Basilica of Santa Maria to admire its Gothic architecture. Customize your tour to see sights like the Santa Maria Major Basilica, the old city gates, the Santa Lucia aqueduct, the Convent of San Francisco, and the La Fàbrica Giner estate. Pass through the Nevera gate and admire the medieval architecture on Blasco de Alagón street. Dive into the towns history at its fourteenth-century Town hall. Continue to the seaside town of Peñíscola which was a film location for the TV series "Game of Thrones." View a castle that served as a residence for the pope Benedict XIII. Admire the fine sand and crystal clear waters of the beaches and the stunning lighthouse. Visit the fish fishing port which has been in operation over a 1000 years. See the "el bufador" tunnel which is filled with sea water. Follow your guide to see the seashells on the edifice of the Casa de las Conchas and the Hermitage of the Virgin. Return to your accommodation in Valencia at the end of your tour.

From Valencia: Peñíscola Private Walking Tour

4. From Valencia: Peñíscola Private Walking Tour

This private tour to Peniscola from Valencia gives you the opportunity to explore the majestic sandy beaches of the area, which look like something out of a postcard. It is an 8-hour guided tour fully planned for your maximum comfort. To start with the excursion, you can arrange the most accessible meeting point for you, where a private chauffeured vehicle will pick you up. From there, drive along the Valencian coast to Peñiscola.Experience the local customs and admire up close all the cultural, historical, and architectural legacy left in the city by the Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Phoenicians, Byzantines, and Muslims. You will visit the old town, the Plaza de Armas, the Castle of Pope Luna, the Museum of the Sea, and the lighthouse of Peñiscola. You will also have an incredible view of the Mediterranean since the city is located on huge cliffs.

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What people are saying about Peñíscola

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Very pleasant and interesting excursion by coach from Salou center with a great tour guide (Janine) who told us a lot about the area and especially about the Ebro Delta and the city of Peníscola. The whole thing also in German, although we German speakers were strong in the minority. By the way, the chauffeur Ivo did a good job too.

Lovely day out

Lovely day out to a typical seaside town. Lovely castle to walk around and the views are out of this world

Very nice trip. Very good tour guide Janine and very nice friendly bus driver Iwo. Highly recommended!