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Costa Blanca Culinary & nightlife

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Alicante: Secret Flavors Food Tour

1. Alicante: Secret Flavors Food Tour

Join this secret flavors food and tapas tour to taste the best cuisine in Alicante. Sample many products typical of the region, including fruits and vegetables directly from the orchard, meat from local farms, Mediterranean fish, as well as local cheese, and handmade sweets. Pair all these tasty treats with traditional Spanish drinks, both with and without alcohol. Meet at the Central Market and visit 10 different food locations, some of which have been around for more than 100 years. Discover all the town's most delicious aromas and flavors.  Get to know the most experienced sellers and chat about the history of each product and the traditions behind them. Along the way, discover the interesting history of the Central Market and its hidden corners. This tour aims to support small businesses, local producers, and artisans who are still practicing their craft as they always have.

Alicante: 2-Hour Late Afternoon Catamaran Cruise

2. Alicante: 2-Hour Late Afternoon Catamaran Cruise

Treat yourself to a special late-afternoon on board a comfortable catamaran. Perfect for couples, friends, or families, this experience is one you are not likely to forget. Meet on the dock for check-in and boarding.  Leave the port for 30 minutes of sailing along Alicante's Bay, marveling at spectacular views along the way. Anchor for 45 minutes to take in the view or dive in for a swim; this is also the perfect moment to sample homemade cocktails or tapas onboard (not included in the ticket but available on board). Raise anchor and sail back toward the port of Alicante, arriving after around 30 minutes of relaxed sailing. In April and September, witness the impending sunset over the bright-blue waters along the way. Disembark at the port to conclude the magical experience.

Alicante: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

3. Alicante: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

Are you ready for an adventure? Starting at Central Market, sample various snacks typical of the area. Conquer more than 1,000 years of history as you tour one of the most beautiful castles in Spain, which looks out onto the sea. Descend to the center to discover the most important monuments and Alicante's seven secrets. Prepare to be surprised by the beauty of Alicante and the countless anecdotes, history, legends, and intrigue responsible for the town's current character. Finally, visit a tapas bar, run by your guide's childhood friend and known to serve the best tapas in Alicante. Taste one of the award-winning tapas paired with a typical, alcoholic or non-alcoholic Spanish drink.

Vineyards of Alicante: Wine Tasting Tour

4. Vineyards of Alicante: Wine Tasting Tour

Spend an afternoon at a local winery and vineyard just 45 minutes from the heart of Alicante, and taste the wines produced on site. Depart Alicante and journey to a village in the Vinalopó region. Upon arrival, explore the beautiful surroundings of the vineyard with your guide. If you are visiting in harvest season, you might even get to try some grapes! Learn about the wine making process and explore the bodega (wine cellar and holding tanks). Then, taste some of the region's most representative wines. Take a walk around the vineyard to take some souvenir pictures before returning to Alicante for the end of the tour services.

Alicante: Highlights Bike or E-Bike Tour

5. Alicante: Highlights Bike or E-Bike Tour

Explore the city on 2 wheels during a unique bike tour through Alicante. A local guide will show you the best spots in town and tell you about the history and culture of Alicante. This is an easy ride, which is suitable for all participants. Choose from either a standard bike or an E-bike. Discover the beaches, the old town, the port, beautiful parks and squares, alongside a variety of secrets spots that you wouldn't find on your own. As you peddle, learn stories about the city and receive tips about where to eat and get the best drinks. Cycle for about 2 hours with stops included.

Alicante: 6-Hour Catamaran Cruise to Tabarca Island

6. Alicante: 6-Hour Catamaran Cruise to Tabarca Island

Let the wind carry you from the Port of Alicante along Costa Blanca or the "White Coast" towards Tabarca Island. Sail, relax, and sunbathe as you admire panoramic sea views from aboard your catamaran. Sip on a refreshing drink and enjoy a stop for snorkeling. Discover the first marine reserve in Spain with this catamaran experience. Snorkel and swim in the crystal clear waters and enjoy a homemade lunch menu on board when you arrive on Tabarca Island. Set sail back to Alicante and discover the beautiful landscapes of the Costa Blanca along the way. See Carabassi Beach with its white sand or also the Cape of Santa Pola with its lighthouse.

From Benidorm or Albir: Chocolate Factory and Market Tour

7. From Benidorm or Albir: Chocolate Factory and Market Tour

Travel by air-conditioned coach to the colorful town of Villajoyosa. Discover the home to some of the finest chocolatiers in Spain and the country's largest chocolate factory. Benefit from the services of an English-speaking escort as you drive along the coastal road to the "Chocolate City." Take a guided tour of the Valor chocolate factory on arrival and learn more about how chocolate is produced at the state-of-the-art facilities. Watch a short film on the history of the company, visit the museum and sample some of the amazing chocolates! Then, wander around one of the largest outdoor markets on the Costa Blanca and get about 1.5 hours to look for clothes, leather goods and fresh food. Travel back to Benidorm and Albir in the early afternoon for drop off on arrival. Important: The following meeting points are available. Please indicate your chosen pickup point when you book: • Hotel Albir Playa (roundabout) at 9:45 AM • Hotel Sol Pelicanos (pavement outside) at 10:05 AM • Hotel Poseidon Playa (bus stop on promenade) at 10:35 AM • Hotel Gran Bali (pavement outside) at 10:45 AM

Alicante: 3-Hour Sunset Cruise with Appetizer and Live Music

8. Alicante: 3-Hour Sunset Cruise with Appetizer and Live Music

Set sail towards the sunset on this 3-hour cruise and admire stunning views of the Mediterranean coast. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere on board with live music and order some tapas and drinks to the on board bar (not included in the ticket). Board your sailboat at the port of Alicante at 5:30 PM. As you sail out towards the open sea, admire the incredible views of city landmarks like the Santa Barbara Castle. After 45 minutes of sailing, arrive at Cabo de las Huertas or la Albufereta. Marvel at the spectacular views of the Costa Blanca and the bay of Alicante behind you. Here, the anchor is lowered, and the music begins to play. Swim in the clear water of the Mediterranean or enjoy the exciting atmosphere on board. Enjoy the live music while watching the sun melt over the horizon.

Alicante: Tasting of DO Alicante wines + 3 Alicante products

9. Alicante: Tasting of DO Alicante wines + 3 Alicante products

This delicious gastronomic experience at Santa Bárbara Castle will take place at 13:00 in the Santa Catalina tower. First of all, we will discover the origins of different wines with Alicante denomination of origin and we will learn about their evolution throughout history. After this theoretical explanation, we will move on to practice. While we contemplate an extraordinary panoramic view of the city from the castle of Santa Bárbara, in the tower of Santa Catalina, we will enjoy a tasting of 3 different types of wine from the DO Alicante, accompanied by 3 tapas of products from Alicante.

Torrevieja: Seafood Route, Fish Auction with Tasting

10. Torrevieja: Seafood Route, Fish Auction with Tasting

Explore the seafood route of Torrevieja fresh from the catch and visit a seafood auction before savoring a tasting of freshly caught fish on this tour. Head to the Lonja, an area of the port where fishermen come in and out with their catches from the day. Watch the arrival of the fishing boats and the unloading of the catch. Hear about the different species of fish in the area. Learn about the fishing origins of the municipality from your guide and the different types of fishing techniques that are used. Then, attend a real fish auction and learn about the process from your guide. Finally, end the tour with a tasting of the fresh fish auctioned.

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This is the very best tour I have done. Carlos is very helpful, proactive and nothing is too much trouble. He knows personally many of the vendors in the market hall and this makes the whole experience feel very special. I cannot fault this tour. Top marks to Carlos.

An interesting and fun trip. I was afraid I wouldn’t manage the whole tour, since I have some illnesses, but the pace was perfect for me. The guide told us some personal experiences and made it worth all the steps

Brilliant food tour round the market in Alicante with Carlos. Very good value for over 2 hours of tasting delicious food and wine Carlos is great fun and very knowledgeable.

Great trip really enjoyed all the places we visited. Children loved it would recommend. Tour guide lovely and very helpful .

Very nice tour to visit various sights of the city and get to know about the history and customs of Alicante