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Plaza de la Virgen: Our most recommended tours and activities

Valencia: Old Town Tour, Wine & Tapas in an 11th c. Monument

1. Valencia: Old Town Tour, Wine & Tapas in an 11th c. Monument

Meet your friendly, local guide in the Old Town district, then set out onto the picturesque streets of Valencia. On this walking tour, discover the treasures of the historic Old Town and marvel at the unique blend of architectural styles, which date back through the Roman, Moorish, Baroque, and Gothic periods. Follow your guide through some of Valencia’s most famous plazas, including Plaza de la Reina and Plaza de la Virgen, while learning about their rich-history. Arrive at one of Old Town’s hidden gems next, the Church of San Nicolas, and marvel at the dazzling interior and spectacular frescoes. Later, gain exclusive access to an 11th-century historical monument in the heart of Old Town. Inside, indulge in a delicious 10-course tapas meal that showcases the very best of Valencian cuisine and local produce. Throughout the meal, enjoy a selection of prizewinning regional wines that have been perfectly paired with the food.

Valencia Bike Tour

2. Valencia Bike Tour

Discover Valencia's streets, squares, monuments and most important historical sites in less time on a guided bike tour. Combine the old with the new as you cruise past historical buildings like the Quart Towers and new ones like the City of Arts & Sciences.  Meet your guide and get set up with your bike. Start your tour of Valencia by pedaling downhill to the unique Turia Gardens which were created in a former riverbed and stretch for 13 kilometers through the city.  Cycle past the Serranos Towers, a small castle which used to be the former main entrance of the medieval walled city. Cruise past important historical buildingslike the Mercado de Colón, Gardens of the Old Hospital, Pillar Square, and the Quart Towers.  Soak up the atmosphere as you glide by the old university, the Patriarca Church and the Glorieta Gardens. Continue along the former riverbed passing by the Music Hall until you reach the City of Arts & Sciences. Admire this new landmark of Valencia, known for its futuristic white architecture designed by world-acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava. From here you will head back to the starting point following the riverbed and riding past the Fine Arts Museum.

Medieval Valencia 1-Hour Segway Tour

3. Medieval Valencia 1-Hour Segway Tour

On this 1-hour Segway tour of medieval Valencia you’ll have a chance to see the most important and emblematic monuments and districts of the city. The best part of the activity is that you get to see all the sights in a fun and eco-friendly way! After a short training session that will allow you to get comfortable operating the Segway, you’ll head off for an hour’s tour along a route that includes the following sites: Serranos Towers, El Carmen Square, Portal de la Valldigna and the Arabic city walls, San Nicolás Church and the Silk Exchange Market (Lonja). You’ll also pass by the Central Market, the round Plaza Redonda, Santa Catalina Church, the Valencia Cathedral, the Palace of the Archbishop, L'Almoina Square and the Virgin Square.

Valencia: Complete Segway Tour of Old Town and Gardens

4. Valencia: Complete Segway Tour of Old Town and Gardens

Enjoy a brief training, the guide teaches you to drive the segway in a few minutes, it is very easy and simple. Always accompanied you will be able to see several ancient monuments of the old town such as the Plaza de la Virgen, the Barrio del Carmen and the Torres de Serranos. The guide will tell you some facts and anecdotes. You will go down to the old bed of the Turia river, the largest and greenest landscaped area, you will be able to enjoy driving the segway among nature. It is a very nice and fun tour. You will return to the starting point, we are in the center of the city. Cheer up, we are waiting for you.

Valencia Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

5. Valencia Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Discover the highlights in Valencia with an interactive smartphone app. Unlock the city with location-based riddles and see the sights of the city in a unique way. Login to your app and start your tour of 10 of the most important attractions of the city. At the start of each attraction, you will uncover a puzzle to learn more about Valencia. You can stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and a team spirit to finish the game. For your convenience, you can start or pause the tour whenever you want, so you can enjoy seeing the city at your own pace. Learn information and facts and snap pictures as you go. Start your tour at the much-photographed Bullring of Valencia! Visit Valencia Town Hall in the city centre, while 'Mercat Central' will give you a taste of city life. Take a photo at the Valencia Silk Exchange, which will amaze you with its Gothic architecture, and indulge in the beauty of the iconic Plaza de la Virgen. Visit the incomparably beautiful Cathedral of Valencia. You will also pass by the always innovative University of Valencia. Our passage through the gardens of Valencia will relax you from the chaos of the city. Admire the imposing Mercat Colón, it will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be the Puente de las Flores with its endless view, and the unique photo opportunity that everyone would envy!

Valencia: 2-Hour Guided Evening Bike Tour & Sightseeing

6. Valencia: 2-Hour Guided Evening Bike Tour & Sightseeing

This bike tour takes you within 2-hours through the Highlights of Valencia. You will bike together with one of our professional tour guides. He will take you on a journey through the city of Valencia. He will explain the city and take you on a journey! This tour takes place between 18:00 and 20:00 in the evening. Enjoy the beautiful city of Valencia!

Valencia: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

7. Valencia: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Valencia with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Plaza de la Virgen and Church of San Nicolás in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Valencia like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Valencia to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

Valencia: Private Half-Day Tour by Car

8. Valencia: Private Half-Day Tour by Car

Discover every corner of the Valencian capital and live an unforgettable private experience. You will get to know both the historical and most modern areas with the convenience of a luxury vehicle with chauffeur at your disposal, and the company of a private guide who will give you the most relevant information about each point of interest you visit. You will explore the architectural heritage of Valencia, where you will appreciate the ancient remains left by the Roman Empire. Also, you will discover the contemporary works and the most striking buildings of the city that is known as the cradle of the Spanish paella. You can arrange with the guide the meeting point in a central point of the city, so that you will be as comfortable as possible during the whole excursion. Points of interest Plaza de la Virgen According to historians, this is where the construction of the city began. Around it are located some of the most iconic buildings of the city, such as the Cathedral of Valencia, the Palace of the Generalitat and the Church of the Virgen de los Desamparados. In this square is celebrated a millenary tradition: the Tribunal of the waters. In addition, every year the Plaza de la Virgen is the site of the well-known festival of Las Fallas, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Church of St. Nicholas of Bari The most striking feature of this church are the frescoes that adorn its ceilings, which were painted by the Valencia-born baroque artist Dionís Vidal. The building has a strong gothic influence that blends very well with baroque art. Its construction began by the Romans, but the various conquests throughout history gave it many Muslim and Catholic features. You will be able to admire this imposing construction up close. The Cathedral of Valencia A must on this tour. You will get to the site of the "Holy Chalice" and you will also discover the "Miguelete" bell tower. It houses a large collection of pieces of art and various historical Christian treasures worth admiring. The City of Arts and Sciences Designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, it is a complex of buildings that make up an architectural work of great value and is an unmistakable icon of the capital. You will arrive in a taxi (included in the price). In its incredible facade where you will find the buildings of the Oceanogràfic, the Museu de les Ciències, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, or the Hemisfèric. In addition to all this, your official guide will be available to take you to other points of interest, such as: ● Malvarrosa beach ● Valencia’s harbor ● Serranos Towers ● La Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange) ● Santa Catalina ● The Central Market of Valencia ● Caballeros Street ● Town Hall Square ● The Plaza Redonda and many more points. It will be 4 intense hours of great excitement for the history and incredible places of Valencia. Everything is designed to make sure you don't miss any iconic site in Valencia.

Valencia: Scavenger Hunt and Iconic Sights Self-Guided Tour

9. Valencia: Scavenger Hunt and Iconic Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Iconic Valencia at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “The Cathedral of Valencia and the Micalet Tower”, “The Virgin Square”, “Serranos Towers”, “El Carmen district” and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Point of a Hook house” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “The Carmen neighborhood”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Valencia: 3-Hour Beer Bike Tour

10. Valencia: 3-Hour Beer Bike Tour

Explore the charm of Valencia by night. The Beer Bike tour is the perfect choice for a group of friends who want to visit Valencia not only for culture and traditions, but also for tasting the best beers that the city has to offer. The tour lasts 3 hours, during which you'll see the best of the Valencian Community. Stop 3 times at the best bars in the city and taste the local beer. An original tour, surrounded by the beauty of Valencia by night. The tour begins in Ruzafa neighborhood, in Calle Puerto Rico 22, where you'll discover the most interesting places of the city. Along the way, you stop at 3 of the best bars in the city, where you get a taste of some real Spanish craft beer. Wrap up the tour by cycling back to Calle Puerto Rico and then step out to enjoy the evening on your own. At the end of the tour, return to Calle Puerto Rico 22.

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What people are saying about Plaza de la Virgen

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 934 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyable evening tour, hosted by Kate. Met eight wonderful people (a Dutch couple, a Norwegian couple, a Mother and Son from the US and a couple of ladies from US as well). Kate was a fantastic host (always nice when someone hands out the food and wine, whilst you're chilling!). All in all, a very enjoyable excursion, learning a little about the history of Valencia as well as sampling a Cava, two white wines, a red wine and a mistela wine as well as tasty tapas.

Paula our guide was excellent- knew her history and was born and bred in Valencia so had a passion for her city - she was personable and friendly The wine tasting and food was beyond my expectation -excellent quality and very generous in proportions- beautiful location-we had a great group so the evening was fabulous- I would give this tour and experience 11/10

If you are a foodie and you want to try good authentic local tapas and wine, you MUST do this experience. The tour will last about 1 hour around the old town and then you will have 3 delightful hours to eat, drink and meet new people. Emma was our guide and she was outstanding. Don’t hesitate if you want to have a good time in Valencia.

I cant say enough how much we loved this guided trip. Our guide was Daniel who was extremely knowledgeable and fun as well. We had so many questions and he was so kind to answer all. The wine and the tapas were so good and the pairings were wonderful. Daniel is very kind and cant praise him enough!

Great reception. Very nice guide. Wonderful Segway route. Excellent explanations by the guide. Ideally suited for families. toilet on site.