Those who favor experiencing the local way of life and traditional cuisine when visiting a destination will particularly enjoy this tour which affords a different and unique way to absorb the city's atmosphere. Valencians love to spend their free time tasting different local dishes, accompanied by good wine and good conversation in the many tapas bars found in the city. On this tour, you will be given the opportunity to immerse yourself in the true Valencian way of life by visiting some of the most beautiful buildings in the Old City and stopping at the most popular tapas bars.
The tradition of serving the small snacks known as tapas is found all over Spain. The word literally means a cover or lid and is thought to have come from the old habit of placing a slice of bread or piece of ham on one's wine glass, perhaps to keep out insects. This edible lid was the precursor of modern-day tapas, which were intended as appetizers, but have become a fun and relaxing way of eating a meal made up of small, yet very tasty portions of food.
Starting off from the pier, you'll travel by coach past several notable landmarks in the city before arriving at your first stop, a tapas bar located in the Central Market. This delightful location will serve up some delicious Iberian Ham, accompanied by an assortment of Spanish cheese and Mediterranean olives. From the Central Market, you will then travel on foot with your guide to reach what is considered the city's most important Horchateria where you will be treated to a taste of Valencia's most famous product, the Horchata. Horchata is a refreshing drink made of crushed tiger nuts that are mixed with sugar and water. Rich in minerals and vitamins, this energizing and healthy drink is a local favorite. Served along with your Horchata is fartó, a sweet pastry that originated in the Alboraya region.
Continuing on, you'll see more of the city's highlights as you make your way to your final stop, the Sagardi restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious lunch consisting of several different varieties of Spanish tapas. When your meal is concluded, you will re-board your coach and be returned back to the pier.
Please note: This tour consists of approximately 1 mile of moderate walking over mostly flat or cobblestone surfaces. The sites on this tour are not wheelchair accessible, therefore; this tour is not available to wheelchair guests. It is recommended that those guests with mobility concerns evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Lightweight clothing, caps and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.