Authentic Valencian Paella Cooking Class

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meeting point to pick up: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, nº4. 46002, Valencia.

    Ports
    Valencia Port
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience of cooking an authentic paella of Valencian and enjoying the pleasures of our gastronomy in a sea of sensations. Set in a typical Valencian farmhouse in a large, pleasant and truly memorable setting.This wonderful location is ideal for a unique experience. Enjoy the Mediterranean light, the Natural Park of Albufera, which is immersed in a vast wealth of rice paddies and surrounded by orange trees. There you will find "Huerto de Consuelin", the perfect place to enjoy the Valencian countryside.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Ideal choice for families

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Spend a fun paella day as we valencians do.
We will pick you up at your accommodation and go to the country house near the Albufera Natural Park. Once we get there,what better than having a snack while we explore the surroundings.
Time to dress up as chefs and start with the class, admiring the wonderful views and cooking the authentic paella.
Halfway through the process, while the paella is simmering, we will take a break to taste typical tapas.
Time to add the rice and discover many valencian traditions and habits.
But not everything is going to be work! The reward is sharing sensations, flavors, experiences, anecdotes ... and of course enjoying your delicious paella.


Pass By: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Valencia, Province of Valencia, Valencian Country

Inclusions

English and Spanish translator.

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Port pickup and drop-off

Private transportation

Air-conditioned vehicle

Beverages

Appetizer

Cooking equipment

Complete lunch

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children and youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Dress code is comfortable

A minimum of two adults required per booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

Minimum drinking age 18.

When making the reservation you have to indicate the pick-up address

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 07-Nov-2019

    We were picked up at a central location and taken to a beautiful country home. There were 8 of us, but they provided personal service. We cooked, we laughed and we drank wine. What could be better. The chef and interpreter were hysterical. They provided instruction and historical information of paella, in a very humorous way. Wow, wow, wow, very yummy paella! A must do activity!

  • 02-Aug-2019

    We went to this as a family. We were picked up on time and driven to the house with Maria. She gave us interesting details about the area on the drive. The cooking was fun and entertaining with Maria, Rafa and Roberto. They gave us yummy appetizers and wine and beer during the class. They also told us everything about paella from the history to how to eat and judge good paella. The food was great. Both kids liked it too!

  • 08-Jul-2019

    Was such a wonderful day and learnt a lot about Paella making and the etiquette ;-) Rafa and Maria were professional, funny and so welcoming. This comes highly recommended, wow wow wow!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The chef picked us up at our hotel and drove us to his farm. There we learned to make Sangria and Paella. The class included a history of paella and the traditions involved in sharing and eating the dish. The chef only spoke Spanish but his interpreter Maria was great. Fantastic experience!!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    What a fabulous experience ! From the time we were picked up at the Cruise Terminal until we were returned to the same place, our hosts were friendly, engaging, knowledgable and FUN !! We had a great day and great food !!

  • 11-Jul-2018

    WOW! This experience with Rafa was Maria was truly the highlight of our entire trip to Spain. We would highly recommend. Everything was so well organized, planned, and put together. Once you are promptly picked up from your hotel/hostel by Maria, you are driven about 30 minutes outside of Valencia to a home in the middle of an orange field where you meet Rafa, aka Professor Paella. Your work stations are set up, and you're immediately offered snacks and drinks. The entire experience was filled with laughs, great food, new friends, and a new love for the art of creating paella.

  • 20-Feb-2018

    Fantastic cooking class...from the moment we were picked up by Maria, we had a great time. As we drove from where we were staying in town and made our way out to Albufera, Maria gave us loads of information about the city and it's history, the culture, the politics and more. As we got closer to the park, she explained to us a bit about why paella originated in the area you will have to take the class to know the answer! She also surprised us by telling us up-front that the real Valencian Paella does NOT contain seafood, chorizo, peas, onions, garlic or peppers. Well...we always thought we knew so much about food....we had to learn from the beginning.
    The farmhouse where the cooking class takes place IS the perfect place to learn about paella, from the beginning. Forget everything you thought you knew....start over. It's well worth it!
    The location is so beautiful, and peaceful. From the roof there are stunning views across the orange groves towards the rice fields. The sweet scent of oranges linger in the air, as the house is surrounded by them. we even climbed into the trees and took a bag home....we made the best orange juice for breakfast the next morning with these!
    Rafa was such a great guy to learn from - we have two teenage boys and as a former high school mathematics teacher, he had no trouble keeping them entertained and totally engaged. He spoke Spanish the entire time, and Maria translated. This was not at all awkward - it was done so smoothly that it made no difference at all. We learned so much, and enjoyed every moment! We enjoyed great wine, and of course...an amazing paella. Honestly, it was SO good!
    It was one of the best days of the week....I cannot put into words the feeling this class gives...it is comfortable, engaging, entertaining, relaxing, non-competitive, and utterly delicious. Just trust me. GO....

  • 18-Feb-2018

    This tour was awesome. However, the cookbook they provided afterwards was not accurate and did not tell you the exact steps to make paella at home. I recommend you video the steps to make sure you can do it again at home (or buy a real cookbook).

  • 06-Jan-2018

    We had a wonderful time. Rafa and his team were friendly informative and very entertaining.

  • 03-Nov-2017

    This was one of the highlights of our month in Valencia! We attended with some friends and were joined by two couples from Holland. From the beginning, Rafa communicated clearly with us about pickup from our apartment. We had a pleasant drive with Maria out to a lovely traditional farmhouse south of Valencia. The farmhouse was surrounded with orange trees and gardens. Rafa immediately made us feel at home, offering all kinds of beverages, including wine and beer. Maria did translation for Rafa and they were a delightful pair, warm, engaging and funny! Both were steeped in both the traditions of paella and the techniques for making true Valencian paella. We divided into teams of four, with each team making a pan of paella. As we worked, Rafa coached us and both he and Maria shared the traditions of cooking and eating paella. While our paella was cooking, we were served DELICIOUS and beautiful tapas and Valencian wine on the patio. Finally, after the mandatory 17-minute cooking time, we got to eat our fabulous paella. Although we weren't sure we could eat another bite, out came a plate of freshly sliced oranges and a traditional Valencian pudding. Rafa and Maria were kind enough to take pictures of us throughout the day and sent us home with recipes for the food we had cooked, including the amazing Spanish tortilla tapa prepared by their colleague. I couldn't recommend this experience more highly! It is worth every penny!

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