Valencia Silk Road Tour, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour And Paella

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Key Details

  • Printed Voucher Required
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11:00 AM Valid from the time you exchange your voucher, for the duration selected.
  • Departure Details :
    Oficina Turismo Ajuntament València - Tourist Info Valencia CITY HALL, Plaça de l'Ajuntament, 1, 46002 València, Valencia, Spain
  • Return Details :
    Restaurante la pizca de sal, Plaça de Santa Úrsula, 3, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
  • 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

On this tour youll get to know the most emblematic places of the historical and the modern Valencia in a full City Tour by Bus. But youll also have the opportunity to know Valencia as a focal point of Silk Road in the world,in aguided walking visit where youll discover the secrets of silk-making and trading in our city. Youll also savor one of the best paellas in Valencia, in front of the Quart Towers.

Highlights

Family friendly

Comprehensive tour by bus/coach

Choice of several departures throughout the day

Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Fully narrated tour

Lunch included

Know More about this tour

The Silk Road is a route that was born from commercial exchanges with different products, especially silk. Its origin was in the Chinese silk business from the 1st century BC. After hundreds of years, it was extended by Asia and then arrived to Europe. Sericulture arrived to the Iberian Peninsula by the Arabs and Valencia became soon the leading city in Spain in the silk industry.

In 2015, UNESCO includedSpainas amember state of the Silk Road Programme. Valenciahas been considered as theSilk City 2016focal point fromUNESCO Mediterranean Programme. In this visit guided across the Valencia Silk Road an expert guide will reveal you allabout the process of silk-making and trading, the most important industry in Valenciabetween 16th-18th centuries.

Youll start in The College of the Higher Art of Silk Making. It was one of the main drivers of the Valencian economy and the silk manufacturers from its founding in the 15th century. Nowadays, its the Silk Museum. Next stop will be in an old Silk Factory that still retains its original distribution. Then, youll walk by the neighborhood of Velluters (the velvet artisans) as you listen about the architectural heritage, the delicate fabrics and the charming history of the silk industry. Then you'll see the most representative Valencian clothing shops related to silk fabrics.
Youll visit "La lonja de la seda", declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It was the trade center of the city, and the silk-tradding had a central role in its commercial transactions. Finally, youll be immerse in an old family factory, where ecclesiastical silk ornaments were produced with old looms and traditional embroidery techniques.

After this guided tour youll enjoy one of the best paellas in Valencia. As first plate, you can choose between Valencian paella, seafood paella or fideu (noodles paella) accompanied by typical starters and desserts prepared with traditional recipes.

After lunch, get ready to enjoy a Bus Tour with 2 routes included: Historical Valencia route will take you to explore the historical and monumental city: the old town, city center, and other sites of interest. On the Valencia Maritime route youll be going to meet the coastal area and most modern zone in Valencia: the City of Arts and Sciences, the Port of Valencia and the Malvarrosa beach, among others. You can combine both routes as you prefer, drop-on drop-off at any stop, as many times as you want on the same day. The duration is 90 minutes each route.
An intense day in Valencia that combines culture, history, traditions, gastronomy and modernity... You cannot miss it!

Inclusions

2-hour Silk Road guided tour

Lunch: Starter. Paella, Arroz a Banda, Cod, Sirloin or Duck. Dessert. A Beverage (wine included)

City Tour by Bus with 2 routes (90 minutes each one). Ticket valid for use 24 hr.

Entry/Admission - Museo y Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda

Entry/Admission - La Pizca De Sal

Entry/Admission - Valencia Bus Turistic

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.

Languages: Spanish and English (guided tour); audio guide in 10 languages (bus tour)

All activities should be done the same day

You must submit a PRINTED VOUCHER both to the Silk Road guide and the bus driver

Once the Silk Road guide finishes, you must go to the restaurant on your own for lunch (from 1pm)

After lunch, you can take the bus at any time and get on and off at any bus stops over a 24-hour period. The nearest bus stop from the Restaurant is at Plaza de la Reina.

During July and August dinner will be served instead of lunch, from 8:30pm. You can do the Bus Tour before dinner.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

The nearest bus-stop from the Restaurant is IVAM (450 meters walking).

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 21-Apr-2017

    This was an awesome tour. So, the Silk Road Tour was informative. The history associated with this was new to me and learned a
    It about the exchange, the sculptures on the walls, the building of the actual exchange and learned about how silk came to Spain and how it is made visited one of the stores where you can have dresses made from silk as well as the silk museum and the shop. So,for me that was the highlight of the tour. The hop on hop off bus was very convenient and you saw all he different areas of Valencia. The Paella lunch was also great. The tour had three parts and gave a good overview of Valencia. The difficulty was that it was three separate tours in one, so difficult to enjoy the bus tour and Paella lunch because of time constraints. However Valencia is a beautiful city with lots to offer. I spent a long weekend an probably needed at least a week and a half to see everything.

  • 21-Apr-2017

    This was an awesome tour. So, the Silk Road Tour was informative. The history associated with this was new to me and learned a
    It about the exchange, the sculptures on the walls, the building of the actual exchange and learned about how silk came to Spain and how it is made visited one of the stores where you can have dresses made from silk as well as the silk museum and the shop. So,for me that was the highlight of the tour. The hop on hop off bus was very convenient and you saw all he different areas of Valencia. The Paella lunch was also great. The tour had three parts and gave a good overview of Valencia. The difficulty was that it was three separate tours in one, so difficult to enjoy the bus tour and Paella lunch because of time constraints. However Valencia is a beautiful city with lots to offer. I spent a long weekend an probably needed at least a week and a half to see everything.