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Valencia Bike Tour

1. Valencia Bike Tour

Discover Valencia's streets, squares, monuments and most important historical sites the fun way. Feel the warm sea breeze on your face as you pedal through old and new Valencia and its gardens. Start your tour of Valencia by pedaling downhill to the unique Turia Gardens. Created in a former riverbed, Valencia's garden park stretches for 13 km (8 miles), and winds through the city. The Gardens host a variety of cultural and recreational activities throughout the year. Pedal past the Serranos Towers, a small castle which used to be the former main entrance of the medieval walled city. You will also encounter some of the most important historical buildings in this Spanish city such as the Mercado de Colón, Gardens of the Old Hospital, Pillar Square, and the Quart Towers. You will also pass the old University, the Patriarca Church and the Glorieta Gardens. The tour continues along the former riverbed passing by the Music Hall until you reach the City of Arts & Sciences, the new landmark of Valencia, known for its futuristic white architecture designed by world-acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava. From here you will head back to the starting point following the riverbed crossing many historic and modern bridges as well as cycling past the Fine Arts Museum.

Valencia City of Arts and Sciences Segway Tour

2. Valencia City of Arts and Sciences Segway Tour

Explore the amazing City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia by Segway and discover one of the most important cultural and architectural sites in Europe from a different perspective. Benefit from a short training session to feel more comfortable and confident on the personal transporter before you set off. Then, discover the futuristic monuments of a regenerated part of the city. Get a better appreciation of the contemporary architecture, designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Learn how the bed of the Turia River was transformed into beautiful gardens where art and nature blend to offer the best of both worlds. See extraordinary buildings such as the Hemisfèric and the landscaped gardens of the Umbracle. Marvel at how the Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe is shaped like the skeleton of a whale and more.

City of Arts and Sciences & Oceanografic 2-Hour Guided Tour

3. City of Arts and Sciences & Oceanografic 2-Hour Guided Tour

Go on a journey into the future at the stunning City of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia and see exhibits devoted to science and culture in 5 distinct zones. Marvel at the Hemisfèric planetarium, built to resemble a giant eye and featuring translucent glass panels within its walking path. See the climbing plants at the landscaped Umbracle walkway and admire the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía opera house and cultural center. Learn more about the multi-purpose Ágora and look inside the interactive Príncipe Felipe Science Museum. Discover the secrets of the oceans at Europe's largest aquarium as you enter the Oceanografic.

Explore Valencia by Night: 2-Hour Night Bike Tour

4. Explore Valencia by Night: 2-Hour Night Bike Tour

Valencia comes alive at night, and the entire city glows golden illuminated by the evening light. Discover the city by dark on this fun bike 2-hour bike tour. Begin in the heart of Ruzafa then you will go to Valencia's Old Town. Ride by the unusual Cathedral and cross over Plaza Reina, the second square of the three that compose the city's center. Stop to take some photos of the scenery and then head down into the lush Turia Park for a refreshing 20-minute ride through nature. After 20 minutes riding through the gorgeous park, arrive at The City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia. Stop for a break and to take in the spectacular atmosphere of Turia at twilight.

City of Arts & Sciences Tour with Rooftop Wine & Tapas

5. City of Arts & Sciences Tour with Rooftop Wine & Tapas

On your visit to Valencia, get to know one of the city's most popular attractions and then immerse yourself in an exquisite and original gastronomic experience. This 4-hour tour starts with a guided visit of the City of Arts and Sciences, a complex of buildings composed of an opera house, a museum, a cinema, a planetarium, and more. The tour is a rich architectural and cultural experience and will be shared by a group limited to 12 people so that it's as personable as possible. Following the tour, you'll head to the rooftop to see panoramic views of Valencia. Here you can indulge in a selection of prize-winning wines and locally-sourced tapas, accompanied by a spectacular 270º view of Valencia’s city skyline and the City of Arts and Sciences complex itself. When the tour ends, your driver can take you to the next place in the city you would like to explore. If you need any help with choosing the best next place to go to, your guides will be happy to help.

Valencia: City of Arts & Sciences Private Guided Bike Tour

6. Valencia: City of Arts & Sciences Private Guided Bike Tour

First of all, we will begin our Bike tour from the Serranos Gates – ancient gothic gates that used to be a part of the city wall to protect Valencia from the invaders, where your guide will explain to you the history of this amazing landmark of Valencia. After that, you will stroll down to “the lungs” of the city – the Turia Park. It is located in what used to be the famousTuria River, which passed through the entire city. Today, the Turia park is one of the biggest urban parks in Spain due to the numerous green spaces representing the entire wealth of the Mediterranean flora. With more than nine kilometers with play areas, sport fields and romantic corners where you can relax and hide from the heat. It is an ideal route to do it on bike. Before we reach our main goal – The City of Arts and Sciences Valencia, we will stop at the famous Music Palace of Valencia. This Palace is one of thе most emblematic constructions of the Turia Parkcapital and one of the most important musical centers in Europe. If you are into classical music, we advise you to book a concert ticket in advance. Next stop in your adventure is by the Gulliver Park, a giant and impressive playground for children and also for adults who like to slide down on Gulliver the giant and pretend to be part of the Lilliputians, so they turn out to be the characters of Swift’s story! Finally, you will reach your destination, one of “must see” things in Valencia. Through the Turia Garden, you will get to the glorious futuristic architecture project of Santiago Calatrava. It is a charming complex dedicated to scientific and cultural achievements, consisting of six buildings. Each one is truly unique and therefore all the complex of the City of Arts and Sciences became a symbol of the city. We have here L’Oceanogràfic – the biggest aquarium in Europe and a unique space in the city of arts & sciences Valencia. Next object is The Hemisfèric theatre where astonishing digital projections are taking place. Príncipe Felipe Science Museum is like the city of science in Valencia. There are plenty of interactive exhibitions during which the visitors can conduct experiments and take an active part, ask questions, and learn a lot about science.. The Palace of the Arts Reina Sofia, the helmet-shaped building, is dedicated to hold the main opera shows in the city. We can also see there the big botanic garden «Umbracle» landscape pavilion; and finally we have theÁgora (where tennis matches and various concerts are organized). This complex is very impressive not only because of its huge dimensions but also for its eloquent forms and channels of crystal water that surrounds it. Pelican Bike will be happy to be your guide in this adventure in Valencia, ask us more about this tour. If you wish to stay longer in one place, just tell your guide and we can customize the tour according to your needs.

Valencia: 3-Hour City Bike Tour

7. Valencia: 3-Hour City Bike Tour

Leaving directly from the tour office, your guide will lead you on a ride around the most beautiful places in Valencia. More than 2000 years of history can be discovered in the streets of the old quarter. Starting from the historic "Barrio del Carmen" district, visit Plaza de la Virgen, an old square that dates back to the Roman times and Plaza de la Reina, where you can see both the cathedral and the Tower of Miguelete.   Continue to Central Market, Spain’s largest fresh food market which opened in 1928. Close to the market discover La Lonja de la Seda, originally used for silk trading. The last stop is Quart Towers in the city center, a remainder of the old city walls, as well as Torres de Serranos, one of the 12 gates that formed part of the old city wall. After the historic center, visit the greener and more contemporary side of the city. Explore Turia Gardens, the green lung of the city, one of the largest urban parks in Spain. Ride inside the park until you see the City of Arts and Sciences, a huge futuristic educational complex designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava as a present to his home city. Finally head to the port and the beach. After a well-deserved, refreshing drink in front of the sea, return to the tour operator's office.

Andalusia and Barcelona 7-Day Package Tour From Madrid

8. Andalusia and Barcelona 7-Day Package Tour From Madrid

Experience the diverse cultures of Spain on a 7-day tour of several distinct areas, and learn about the influence of the Moors in Seville, Granada and Cordoba. Discover the vibrant coastal resorts of Valencia and Barcelona, driving through mountains and along the magnificent Mediterranean coast along the way. Day 1: Madrid - Cordoba – Sevilla Depart Madrid, and drive by comfortable air-conditioned coach through the magnificent countryside of La Mancha to Cordoba. Spend some time exploring the city’s famous mosque and Jewish Quarter, before continuing for dinner and an overnight stay at the 4-star Hesperia Sevilla in the lovely Andalusian city of Seville. Day 2: Seville This morning a local guide will lead you on a tour of Andalusia’s most vibrant city to experience the sounds and sights of the radiant park of Maria Luisa, the mosaic walls of the Plaza de Espana, and the world’s largest Gothic cathedral at Seville Cathedral. Take in a typical Santa Cruz barrio, then enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Day 3: Seville - Granada After breakfast, depart for Granada, and visit the incredible Alhambra on arrival. Wander among the beautiful Nazari Palaces and monuments of the Generalife, and discover the best expression of Islamic art in Spain. The former palace and harem of the Moorish rulers contains sections that date back to the 9th century. An optional visit to the Sacromonte caves is available, as well as the chance to attend a typical flamenco show. Check in to the 4-star Meliá Granada Hotel for your overnight stay. Day 4: Granada - Valencia Depart Granada after breakfast and travel through the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Admire views of the beautiful towns of Guadix, Baza, and Puerto Lumbreras en route to the Mediterranean resort of Valencia. Upon arrival, check in to the 4-star Silken Puerta Valencia or Tryp Oceanic Hotel. Day 5: Valencia - Barcelona Explore one of the liveliest cities in Spain, with free time at leisure to discover Valencia’s mix of old and new. Go to the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences to see the dramatic buildings of Santiago Calatrava, or wander the historic streets of the Old Town. Depart for Barcelona mid-morning, and drive up the coast of the Balearic Sea. Check in to the 4-star NH Constanza Hotel on arrival. Day 6: Barcelona After breakfast, enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Barcelona’s historic neighborhoods. Go to Montjuic Park to visit the Olympic stadium, and enjoy panoramic views of the city below. Take in the monument to Christopher Columbus in the old port, and stroll the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter. The afternoon is free to explore at leisure. Visit some of the Gaudi buildings of L’Eixample, such as the unfinished Sagrada Familia, or the ornate apartments of Passeig de Gracia. An optional night tour will take you down some of the city’s wide avenues to see fountains and monuments floodlit for the evening. Day 7: Barcelona - Zaragoza - Madrid Leave Barcelona, and drive throught the diverse Aragon landscape en route to Zaragoza. Enjoy some free time to explore sights such as the cathedral and Aljaferia Palace at your own pace, and discover an extraordinary mix of Islamic, Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Continue to Madrid for the end of your tour services.

From Valencia: Albufera Bike Tour

9. From Valencia: Albufera Bike Tour

Located about 13 miles south of Valencia, visit the natural lagoon of Albufera — a must for nature lovers! The excursion begins near Serranos Towers. Here you'll meet your guide, who lead will you to Albufera National Park, surrounded by wetlands and home to about 250 different bird species. Leave the old city of Valencia and descend into the Turia Gardens, where the river used to flow toward the City of Arts and Sciences. Ride a bike through the park, cross a bridge and keep going until you end up in the little town of El Palmar. Take a relaxing boat trip from here to explore the lagoon. Finish the tour with paella, a Valencian specialty.

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What people are saying about Principe Felipe Science Museum

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based on 1,563 reviews

The walk through the city of arts and sciences was very good, with a lot of information, a great attitude and a lot of knowledge, we loved it, then the tapas experience and wine with an incredible view of the city although with a little rain, and immediately after a spectacular dinner, it was a great evening. El paseo por la ciudad de las artes y las ciencias fue muy bueno, con mucha información, una gran actitud y mucho conocimiento, nos encantó, después la experiencia de tapas y vino con una vista increíble de la ciudad aunque con un poco de lluvia, e inmediatamente después una cena espectacular, fue una gran velada. Gracias Bogi y Sevi

The tour of Valencia's Center for Arts and Sciences is an excellent opportunity to see a very unique and beautiful complex. The expansive grounds and water features are lovely and tranquil. But, perhaps the most exciting part of this excursion is the wine and tapas tasting event. It was exquisite! Our host's knowledge of local Valencian wines made this activity an enjoyable experience. The tapas pairing was beautifully prepared and delicious. This adventure should be on everyone's bucket list.

Great tour with Matias, very knowledge host who made made us feel at ease and knew a lot of the city’s history. The food was wonderful (especially the Halloween soup) , along with the wine and sunset views at the roof top.

Really great city to cycle around. Mar the tour guide was excellent and really informative and knowledgeable on the City

Fantastic host, great tour and brilliant food and wine. Met some wonderful people - would thoroughly recommend.