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

1. 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.

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Valencia: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

2. Valencia: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Bike through the cozy streets of the old city center of Valencia. Discover a lot of spectacular buildings included the Cathedral of Valencia. Bike towards the Túria river and visit its beautiful garden. Pass by the Palau de la Música (The music palace) 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.

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Valencia: Flamenco Show with Dinner at La Bulería

3. 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.

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Valencia: Principe Felipe Science Museum Entry Ticket

4. Valencia: Principe Felipe Science Museum Entry Ticket

Learn about science and space in an interactive, informative and entertaining way with full-day admission to the Principe Felipe Science Museum in Valencia’s ground-breaking City of Arts and Sciences. The building was designed by Santiago Calatrava in the form of a whale’s skeleton and is designed to bring science and technology closer to the public in an amusing way. Its motto is, "Forbidden not to touch, not to feel, and not to think." Among the exhibitions you are invited to touch, feel and think about are the Electricity Theatre. In front of an auditorium, with seating for up to 50 people, your hair will literally stand on end as a slightly crazy inventor demonstrates the physical principles of electricity Explore more than 40,000 square meters of the Principe Felipe Science Museum’s galleries, and learn more about concepts such as climate change, surveillance technology and biometrics, all in easy-to-understand language.

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

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

The Valencia Tourist Card is a combined card that offers free public urban transport and discounts of up to 25% on tours services. Get up to 50% in museums, leisure activities, shops, and restaurants for 24, 48, or 72 hours. The free public urban transport is within Valencia city, bus and tram zone A, and metro ABCD including the traject Valencia-Airport-Valencia (L3, L5).   The establishments that offer discounts on presentation of the Valencia Tourist Card are identified with a sticker. The card is active when using public transport for the first time or in any of the 42 readers distributed in the city. If this is not possible, the card could be validated at any point of use by writing down the expiration date of the card with an ink pen. Identity cards or passports must be shown for children in order to give them the City Card.

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Valencia City of Arts & Science: 3D Film at Hemisfèric

6. Valencia City of Arts & Science: 3D Film at Hemisfèric

Inaugurated in 1998, the Hemisfèric 3D theatre was the first building in Valencia's amazing City of Arts and Sciences to open its doors to the public. The theatre features truly spectacular construction designed by renowned Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, with an oval roof over 100 meters long that covers the immense sphere of the modern projection room. This unique building is the largest theatre hall in Spain, housing two projection systems on a concave screen covering a surface area of 900 square meters. Experience an amazing 3D film inside the Hemisfèric's IMAX dome, featuring breathtaking digital projections, fascinating animations, and top-quality entertainment. The IMAX films last from 45 to 50 minutes, depending on the show, and will transport you right into the center of a new world. See animations as if they were right in front of you, moving objects that you can touch! Treat yourself to this amazing sensory experience, a must for your visit to Valencia's City of Arts and Science. 

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

7. 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.

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Valencia: Complete Tuk-Tuk Tour Around the City

8. Valencia: Complete Tuk-Tuk Tour Around the City

Visit the main historical and cultural points of the city center by tuk-tuk. See the most important modern building in the city, and the impressive harbor in the company of your expert guide. Start your tour at the TourismHub office in Valencia North Station. Get ready to visit historical places such as the old Torres de Quart, the Torres de Serranos, the Museum of Fine Arts or the old Hospital of Valencia, the first mental sanatorium in Europe, now converted into the public library of the city. Explore the modern port of Valencia, La Marina Real, and stroll along the extensive Malvarrosa beach. Discover the avant-garde and artistic character of Valencia at the City of Arts and Sciences. See the Oceanogràfic, the largest aquarium in Europe, the Museum of Sciences, the Hemispheric, and the Reina Sofía Palace of the Arts. Follow the old Turia riverbed, and see sights like the Ciutat Vella, Mercado de Colón, the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas and the Plaza de Toros. Take advantage of commentary from your expert guide, and enjoy the panoramic views offered by tuk-tuk without the need to get out of the vehicle.

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Valencia: Essentials and World Heritages Sites Walking Tour

9. Valencia: Essentials and World Heritages Sites Walking Tour

This cultural walk covers Valencia's most essential must-see sites. Your professional guide will share the city's many stories. The city of Valencia boasts more than 21 centuries of history, dozens of monuments from every era, and three World Heritage properties. Discover the Silk Exchange (Lonja de la Seda), the Water Tribunal (Tribunal de las Aguas), and the Fallas (an annual festival featuring ephemeral art, fire, and fireworks). Few destinations in the world can boast three different cultural attractions on the prestigious UNESCO list.

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Valencia: 48 hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Ticket and San Nicolás

10. Valencia: 48 hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Ticket and San Nicolás

With this combined ticket you can use the hop-on-hop-off bus service and also visit of the Church of San Nicolás. There are two routes for the hop-on-hop-off bus: 'Route A Valencia histórica' and 'Route B Valencia marítima'. Each route lasts 90 minutes. You can use both lines with tickets that are valid for 48 hours. There are 21 stops in total. Listen to the audio guide in one of the 10 available languages while enjoying the ride. The following languages are available: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Valencian, and Russian. From the city centre, you easily travel to the Church of San Nicolás, 'the Valencian Sistine Chapel'. Enjoy the beauty of it's almost 2,000 square metres of frescoes and architecture, linked to the city of Valencia. You'll find a Gothic temple with origins in the thirteenth century, at the time of the Christian conquest. It's covered with Baroque decorations from the eighteenth century by Pérez Castiel, Palomino and Vidal. You will also enjoy magnificent Renaissance paintings and altarpieces and discover traditions such as the origin of Santa Claus. Audioguides are provided in Spanish, English, Italian and Valencian.

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What people are saying about Valencia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 534 reviews

Matías was a fabulous and gracious host who went above and beyond to provide the guests with an unforgettable experience. I learned something, met new people, shared some laughs, and left with a full stomach - what more could you ask for! The venue was also unbeatable. Matías also went out of his way in suggesting further recommendations for things to do in Valencia, which really gave some additional local insight that makes traveling so much more enjoyable. Cannot recommend this enough to anyone else visiting Valencia.

The show was incredibly entertaining- true artists and musicians! The guitar player was superb as well. Dinner was good and service was friendly and spoke English- making everything super easy. The only thing to be aware of is the show starts at 22:30 (10:30pm)…so would suggest getting at the restaurant around 20:30 (8:45 pm) unless you want to eat/drink for 2.5 hours before thw show! They do not serve during the show so be sure to get your bottle of wine/water or pitcher of Sangria refilled before the show starts!

Wonderful way to tour the city. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We got to get off the tuk tuk to walk and explore in a few places, which was nice - a good mixture of driving and walking. I liked how it was open air and a small private tour for our family of four.

Brilliant tour and made all the better by our guide, Belen. such a lovely person, very informative and friendly. really enjoyable and very high standard of food and wines

Very good , didn’t know you had combined the two routes and square is not open to traffic but didn’t stop us doing everything we will be back next year