Great Tour of the Valencian Community
Arrival in Alicante. Reception by our team and city tour (Explanada de España, Puerta del Mar, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Co-Cathedral of San Nicolás de Bari, Church of Santa Maria, etc.). In the afternoon, city tour of Elche (Municipal Park, Basilica of Santa María, Arab Baths, Altamira Palace, Torre de la Calahorra, etc.). Back to the hotel. Accommodation.
In the morning, departure to Villena and Biar. The Atalaya or Villena castle stands on San Cristóbal or Villa mountain, in the town of Villena, in the northwest of the province of Alicante, close to the border lines of Albacete, Valencia and Murcia. The Villanense town hall is a Renaissance-style building that houses the José María Soler Archaeological Museum around its beautiful cloister. In its rooms, archaeological pieces that have shaped the history of the region are exhibited. But the most incredible and fascinating of all is the so-called Treasure of Villena, a set of sixty gold pieces – bowls, bracelets, bottles and various pieces that adorned a scepter – hidden three thousand years ago. Biar Castle dates back to the 12th century. It is included in the route of the Vinalopó castles, declared a National Monument in 1931, today BIC, it preserves an Almohad vault from the 12th century. Winery tour (optional). Back to the hotel. Accommodation.
In the morning, departure to the Marquisate of Denia. We will tour its historic center, the Baix la Mar fishing neighborhood and its Castle. Proceed to the Ducal town of Gandía. Visit of its historic center (Borgia Palace, etc.). Departure to Valencia. Accommodation.
In the morning, city tour of Valencia: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, La Lonja de Mercaderes, the Cathedral, Plaza de la Virgen, Ceramic Museum, etc. . In the afternoon, visit to City of Sciences and the Oceanographic Center. Accommodation.
Today we will visit the third province of the Valencian Community, Castellón. Its capital is Castellón de la Plana. We will have the opportunity to visit the Plaza Mayor, the Co-Cathedral of Santa María, the Bell Tower of El Fadrí and the Central Market. Proceed to Peñíscola: Old Palace-Castle, also called Papa Luna Castle; It is located in the highest area of the rock that dominates the city, reaching a height of 64 m. above sea level. Its perimeter is about 230 m. and has an average height of 20 m. The Templars built this Romanesque work on the remains of the old Arab citadel between 1294 and 1307. Accommodation in the hotel.
Today we will discover one of the most interesting medieval towns in the Valencian Community: Morella. It is a walled town with a lot of history, a lot of heritage and a lot of charm. It is not at all strange that it is one of the most beautiful towns in Spain! Its strategic location was very important in medieval times, since it bordered three ancient kingdoms: Valencia, Aragon and the Principality of Catalonia. In addition to its military importance, Morella was important as an artisan and commercial center. Back to the hotel. Accommodation.
In the morning, departure towards Sagunto, where we will visit the old town, its Jewish quarter, the Castle and its Roman Theatre. Return to Valencia. Afternoon at leisure (possibility of optional activities).