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Things to do in Valencia

The hometown of paella blends fascinating museums, futuristic architecture, and fantastic seafood.

Our most recommended things to do in Valencia

Valencia: Palosanto Flamenco Show Ticket with Drink

1. Valencia: Palosanto Flamenco Show Ticket with Drink

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture and music with this ticket to the Palosanto Flamenco theater in Valencia. Travel to heart of a picturesque neighborhood to watch a show in an avant-garde yet traditional flamenco tablao. Show your voucher at reception and enter a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a spectacular sound space. Get your soft drink, wine, or beer and take your seat. Be blown away by the artistic direction of the dancer Verónica Pulido. Let your heart pound with the intensity of the dancers. Feel the thrill of hearing a skilled musician pluck at the strings of a guitar. Be transported by the cante jondo (deep song) vocals of talented singers. Feel free to stay after the performance to soak up the atmosphere or to buy another drink.

Valencia: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

2. Valencia: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

See the sights of Valencia at your own pace with the Valencia Bus Turistic! With 24- and 48-hour ticket options, the hop-on hop-off concept means you can get off at the locations that appeal to you most, simply joining the next bus when you're done. There are 17 stops throughout the city where you can get on and off without restriction. See the best attractions and monuments in Valencia. Real-time audio guide available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Valencian and Russian. 1. Poeta Querol 2. Plaza Toros 3. Museo Fallero 4. Ciudad Artes y Ciencias 5 Oceanogràfic 6 C.C. Aqua 7 Marina Real 8 Las Arenas 9 Puerto 10 Baleares 11 Mestalla Museo Militar 12 San Pio V 13 Nuevo Centro 14 Dama Ibérica 15 Bioparc 16 Museo H. Valencia 17 Ivam

Valencia: Oceanogràfic Entry Ticket

3. Valencia: Oceanogràfic Entry Ticket

Located in the City of Arts and Sciences complex, Oceanogràfic features species from many of the world's key marine ecosystems. Immerse yourself in this unique marine world and travel through the longest underwater tunnel in Europe, visit a family of beluga whales, and come face to face with sharks. Built on 2 levels, the upper floors feature outdoor exhibitions and are surrounded by a magnificent freshwater lake inhabited by pelicans, cormorants, and flamingos. On the lower level, you will find the largest aquariums in Europe, containing representatives of the world’s main marine ecosystems. Discover the Mediterranean, Antarctic, Arctic, Red Sea, and much more. You can meet more than 45,000 aquatic creatures from 500 different species, including belugas, walruses, jellyfish, sea lions, and sharks. When you fancy a break, just head to the underwater restaurant.

Valencia: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

4. Valencia: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Bike through the cozy streets of the old city center of Valencia with a local guide. Discover spectacular buildings including the Cathedral of Valencia. You can choose a 2 or 3-hour group bike tour or opt for a private 3-hour tour and customize the tour to see your preferred location in Valencia. Bike towards the Túria river and visit its beautiful garden. Pass by the Palau de la Música and the gigantic playground of Gulliver out of the book Gulliver travels. In the last part of the tour, explore the City of Arts and Sciences. Spot the famous modernistic buildings of the architect Santiago Calatrava before returning to the city center.

Valencia: Flamenco Show with Dinner at La Bulería

5. Valencia: Flamenco Show with Dinner at La Bulería

Enjoy the best flamenco experience in Valencia. Experience the cult place for flamenco, one of the most beautiful kinds of music in the world, possessing an exuberant artistic, cultural and historical wealth. Live a unique experience, as intense as it is unforgettable, accompanied by the best of Mediterranean cuisine served in a beautiful Tablao with an intimate restaurant and evocative atmosphere. Feel the magic and ancient charm of flamenco, the most exported cultural icon of recent times. Fall in love with an exceedingly dramatic flamenco show. With more than a decade of professional experience in the world of flamenco and authentic restoration, this tablao is hoping to reach a wide audience with the magic and ancient charm of flamenco.

From Valencia: Caves of San José Guided Excursion and Ticket

6. From Valencia: Caves of San José Guided Excursion and Ticket

The Caves of San José are an unmissable excursion if you're in Valencia. Head to the caves with your guide and explore the area on foot and by boat. Make your way along the longest navigable underground river in Europe and see stalactites, stalagmites, and UNESCO-listed cave paintings. Depart from Valencia and travel by bus toward the village of Vall d’Uixo where the famous Caves of San José are located. Before you enter the cave, your guide will provide you with important about the cave system, home to the longest navigable underground river in Europe which is around 3000m long. Inside the cave, board a small boat and check out the cave system. Look at the stalactites, stalagmites, and UNESCO-listed cave paintings while making your way along the river. After the boat tour, continue on your journey on foot in the dry gallery. Before returning to Valencia, enjoy 30 minutes of free time in the area to admire the Iberican archeological sights, have a coffee, or check out the souvenir shop.

Valencia: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Valencia Tourist Card

7. Valencia: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Valencia Tourist Card

Travel free on urban and metropolitan buses, metros, trams, and suburban trains, enjoy free entry to municipal museums and monuments, and take advantage of special discounts at Valencia's main tourist attractions on the Valencia tourist card. Select from 24, 48, or 72-hour cards to best suit your travel plans. Enjoy travel on urban and metropolitan buses, suburban trains, and metro and tram zones AB, including the journey Valencia-Airport-Valencia (L3, L5). Discover the city with free entry to municipal museums and monuments, such as the Lonja de Seda, also known as the Silk Exchange, the Serranos and Quart Towers, the Fallas Museum, the Almoina, and more. Enjoy discounts at major city attractions, including a 10% discount at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, a 10% discount at Oceanogràfic, a 12% discount at Bus Turístico, a 50% discount at Marqués de dos Aguas, a 10% discount at the cathedral, and up to 20% off your guided tour.

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

8. 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: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus & Oceanogràfic Ticket

9. Valencia: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus & Oceanogràfic Ticket

With this combined ticket, take advantage of a convenient hop-on-hop-off bus tour through the city of Valencia on a double-decker sightseeing bus.  There are 17 stops and you can use both lines and get on and off at all of the stops around the city for a validity of 48 hours. Get off at a stop in total which cover all of Valencia's main attractions. As you cruise through the city, listen to the audio guide in one of the 10 available languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Valencian, and Russian. Get off at the "Route B Valencia marítima" stop to discover the famous Oceanografic Center, one of the largest aquariums in the worlds with more than 500 species of different animals. Don't miss the spectacular dolphin show which is included in your ticket price.

Valencia: Sailing Catamaran Cruise with Valencian Lunch

10. Valencia: Sailing Catamaran Cruise with Valencian Lunch

Take in the sights of Valencia from the water on this catamaran cruise with an expert crew, lunch, and drinks. Treat yourself to some time to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a beach stop for sunbathing, swimming, and free time. Set sail in the morning from the Port of Valencia, then hop on board a large catamaran with an expert crew before taking to the waters. Throughout the trip, you’ll have the option to shop on board at the bar. Enjoy views of the coastline before dropping anchor close to shore for a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean Sea, away from the crowded beaches. Have a vegetable salad, paella (Valencian rice dish), bread, and fruit on board along with your choice of a drink. Spend some more free time sunbathing or swimming before returning to the port in the afternoon. 

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What people are saying about Valencia

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The Oceanografic of Valencia is one of the most beautiful things you can see in Valencia. Beautiful structure, excellent cleaning, hospitality, spaces. The 3D cinema is highly recommended, where you have the opportunity to watch wonderful films about the sea and its inhabitants. In short, if you go to Valencia, you can't miss it!!!!

Mateo was our guide and he did a wonderful job of showing us Valencia and explaining the history. We got to see all the highlights! It was a perfect way to see the city.

Absolutely amazing experience we done the walking tour plus football stadium and my other sons done the aquarium. We all had a fantastic day .

For a black box theatre experience it was wonderful. Nice free drink choices and the entertainment was excellent.

Amazing experience, Dani was very fun and interesting. The food was superb.