The Art & Culture of Valencia

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Valencia guided tour

Scheduled flight to Valencia from your preferred airport – transfer with our professional tour manager in our private executive coach to the 4* Ayre Hotel Astoria Palace – after lunch a guided walking tour of Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, takes in the 13th century cathedral, the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the city’s triangular main square and home to the town hall, the Old Silk Exchange (La Lonja de la Seda) and the Colegio del Patriarca, built in the mid-16th century.

Day 2 – José Benlliure Museum & Paella lunch

Dedicated to the life and times of this famous Valencian painter, the José Benlliure Museum also displays his personal collection of art, and recreates the atmosphere of a middle to high class bourgeoisie home during the time of the Spanish Restoration – enjoy an included Paella lunch at a typical rural Valencian restaurant followed by a horse and carriage ride through the surrounding farmland.

Day 3 – City of Arts and Sciences complex & Museo de Bellas Artes

Half day guided tour of the City of Arts and Sciences complex, a futuristic ‘city within a city’ made up of five main areas: the Hemisfèric (IMAX cinema and digital projections), the Umbracle (a landscaped vantage point), the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum (interactive science), the Oceanográfic (aquarium) and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (operatic and ballet programmes) – guided tour of the Museo de Bellas Artes renowned for its collection of primitive Valencian painters plus works by El Greco, Velázquez, Murillo and Goya.

Day 4 – Sagunto & Palau de la Musica

Morning guided tour of Sagunto, a walled and fortified town 25km outside Valencia, contemplates the town’s history including the bloody siege by Hannibal in the 3rd century BC which set in motion the Second Punic War and the several reminders of the Roman occupation – on our return to Valencia in the afternoon we stop at the port to view the Palau de la Musica, Valencia’s prestigious concert hall.

Day 5 – Museo de la Cerámica

Located in the 15th century Palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas, the Museo de la Cerámica contains an important collection of ceramics including prehistoric, Roman, Greek and Arab items and contemporary works including some by Picasso – transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight back home.

Tour Features

4* central Valencia hotel

All excursions & guided tours included

Professional tour manager

Scheduled flights to Valencia

Executive coach in Spain

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Guided tour of Valencia

José Benlliure Museum

Paella lunch

City of Arts and Sciences complex - guided tour

Museo de Bellas Artes - guided tour

Sagunto - guided tour

Palau de la Musica concert hall

Museo de la Cerámica


Four nights on bed and breakfast basis at the 4* Hotel Ayre Astoria Palace. Located in the centre of Valencia, just 100 metres from the Town Hall and near the Cathedral, the hotel has a bar and restaurant and all rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest:

  • Torre de Serranos - Europe’s largest Gothic city gateway constructed at the end of the 14th century by Pere Balaguer affords splendid views of the city and the River Turia from its terraces
  • Museo del Patriarca - this museum of the Corpus Christi Seminary School is home to an extensive collection of paintings including works by Francisco Ribalta, Juan Sariñena and Luis de Morales
  • Quart Towers - dating from 1444 and the surviving parts of the medieval defensive walls that once guarded the city, the two towers, cylindrical on the outside and flat behind, are a clear example of late Gothic military architecture


Tour Reviews

Reviews for The Art & Culture of Valencia

Date of tour: May 2013

We have had so many positive comments from our travellers, praising the guides for their warmth and professionalism, and the variety of outings and activities and also what a charming little gem we all thought Valencia turned out to be. Thank you for your assistance in planning and organising such a wonderful trip.

GR, Windlesham

Date of tour: May 2013

What a beautiful city Valencia turned out to be, we would never have thought of going before you suggested it – a real gem and somewhere we will certainly be re-visiting to see the bits we missed. Nothing was too much trouble for Janan and Louisa and they made the city come alive for us. Thank you Gill and Doreen for organising yet another fabulous trip and thank you Tailored Travel for making it possible.

G & AC, Windlesham

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Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 3* hotel
  • on half board basis throughout
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • include UK airport coach transfers
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
for your group