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Alicante: Secret Flavors Food and Tapas Tour

1. Alicante: Secret Flavors Food and Tapas Tour

Join this secret flavors food and tapas tour to taste the best cuisine in Alicante. Benefit from a real local experience as you 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: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

2. 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.

Alicante Charming Villages Tour: Villajoyosa and Altea

3. Alicante Charming Villages Tour: Villajoyosa and Altea

Escape the hustle and bustle of Alicante to experience the more laid-back charms of 2 of Alicante province’s most enchanting villages. Following a pick-up from your hotel in the city center, transfer to the coastal town of Villajoyosa, known to locals as simply “La Villa,” and explore its historic heart to see golden sand beaches and brightly colored houses. Famed for its chocolate industry, you will also visit a family run artisan chocolate factory to learn more about the chocolate industry. Walk along the seafront promenade to feel the ocean breeze. Continue to Altea to discover a labyrinth of streets of whitewashed homes. Walk down cobblestone streets full of character. Marvel at the blue and white tiled church, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains of the Serra de Bèrnia and Mediterranean Sea. Relax in one of Altea's cafés or restaurants, and experience the town’s pleasant micro-climate and palm tree-lined promenade.

Alicante Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

4. Alicante Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

With this customized tour, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through the eyes of a local. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as about the places you see. Your local guides are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since your guides are not professional, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Through conversations with your guide, you’ll learn about cultural differences, local events, and what it’s like to be a true local. The more notice, the better, as these tours are organized on demand and are completely personalized. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Old Town + Gastronomic Tour

5. Old Town + Gastronomic Tour

The gastronomy of Alicante is one of the best Mediterranean gastronomies. It is shaped by three fundamental factors: climate, ecosystems and historical influences. During this gourmet tour our guides with their unique style will storytell them among other legends and local stories; while you try some of our best designation of origin products. This tour is divided in two parts, during the first hour will visit the main sightseen of the Old Town and we will talk about Alicante´s history, the origin of our gastronomy. After some sweets and two glasses of awarded wine in one of the oldest shops in Alicante, established in 1890, we will be ready to go to the Central Market where the rest of the tour will take place. There, we will try the rest of the products included (coca and tonyina, coca de mollitas, tomato salad, salted fish, cold sausages, turrón, iberian ham tasting, season fruits) while interacting with the owners of the shops and market stalls, who will tell us their experiences and family stories. This is the best gourmet experience to know firsthand the gastronomy and culture of Alicante! Local guides, local comerce, and local products.

Benidorm: 4-Hour Private City and Guadalest Tour

6. Benidorm: 4-Hour Private City and Guadalest Tour

Experience a unique perspective of Benidorm as you tour the city with a local guide. Get picked up from your hotel and head out for a private walking tour of the city center before heading to the mountains. In Benidorm, see sights such as the historical center, the beautiful San Jaime Church and the beaches of Levante and Poniente. Afterward, enjoy stunning panoramic views from the balcony of the Mediterranean. Later, continue to the Guadalest Valley. Although it is just 20 minutes from Benidorm, you will feel as though you are in a completely different place when you reach this stunning mountain range. Admire breathtaking views of Sierra d´Aixorta, Sierra de Serella and Sierra de Aitana. Pay a visit to the Old Town and the Castle San Jose Quarter before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

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If you are in Alicante, you MUST do this guided tour with Carlos !!! Carlos is an incredible guide , full of knowledge, wonderful sense of humor and care for every traveler !!! We can’t recommend more !!! Thank you Carlos!!!!!

This was an amazing tour showing old fishing villages, an old wall encircling the village, built originally to keep pirates away. Plus a visit to a fantastic chocolate factory. A most relaxing, enjoyable day.

A very captivating tour, which throughout Carlos' in depth knowledge and passion for all things Alicante showed through in abundance. Good value for money and great start to any visit to Alicante.

Carlos took us on an exciting and surprising walk through Alicante's history. He also offered his own personal story and got us all engaged and involved. You have to look for a better guide.

Friendly, fun and interesting. A great way to experience the amazing market and taste the true flavours of Spain. Carlos is a great host.