The Best of Valencia in 5 Hours.

The Best of Valencia in 5 Hours.

See & Do

29th Apr 2020

Valencia, the third-largest city in Spain, blends the feel of a small town with the excitement of a big city. For that reason, it is the perfect city to explore on a one-day cruise stopover! Coming to Valencia by cruise? This Valencia Shore Excursion by Sea Saffron lets you see the best of Valencia in 5 hours! We focus on the 2 must-see Valencia Sights: the City of Arts and Sciences and Valencia Old Town. Of course, you will get a chance to try the best local food and wine as well! 


  1. Round Trip Transport
  2. City of Arts and Sciences 
  3. Valencia Old Town
  4. Tapas and Wine
  5. Sea Saffron Tour Guides
  6. Client Testimonials

Round Trip Transport

Arriving into a city you’ve never visited before can be daunting. But do not worry, we will pick you up directly from the Port of Valencia with a private driver! Your friendly host for the day will collect you from the main door of the port terminal. This is also where you will be dropped at the end of the experience, with plenty of time to board the ship. Between each stop, we will provide transport.

Sea Saffron host waiting at the cruise port

City of Arts and Sciences

Duration: 1 hour (approximately) 

Activity level: Low (even ground, step-free access, easy pace)

This incredible architectural complex put Valencia on the map as a must-see destination. Discover the stories behind Calatrava’s futuristic masterpiece. Step straight into a Sci-Fi movie (literally!). The City of Arts and Sciences was where the movie Tomorrowland was filmed as well as the latest season of Westworld! Your passionate local host shares the secrets and storytelling of the architecture. This is an architectural tour exploring the exteriors of the buildings.

Group tour at City of Arts and Sciences

Valencia Old Town 

Duration: 1 hour 15 mins (approximately)

Activity level: Low (even ground, step-free access, easy pace)

After seeing the modern part of the city, we go back to the roots of Valencia. Valencia Old Town is an incredible assemblage of architectural styles dating back to 711BC! Here your Sea Saffron host will show you Valencia’s most iconic buildings and squares. Pass through Plaza de la Reina, Plaza de la Virgen and see Europe’s largest food market: Mercado Central.

Rooftop of Mercado Central

Tapas and Wine

We invite you to try the best of local produce in the most unique venue, set in the original walls of the city! Dine in this exclusive venue, secluded in the side streets of Valencia Old Town. Here, we prepare a specially designed menu to showcase the best of the Valencian region. Taste our most traditional tapas and Valencian paella paired with a wine tasting of prizewinning regional wines.

ladies holding traditional sobrasada tapas

Sea Saffron Tour Guides

We are a small team of guides. We were either born here or have made Valencia our home but our passion for this city is undeniable. We love sharing our culture with travellers from all over the world. We are also passionate foodies! That is why we take great pride in our menus and Valencia wine selections. Our mission is to be the highlight of your holiday and we are always keen to go the extra mile to make your experience unforgettable.

host explaining winesTHE BEST OF VALENCIA IN 5 HOURS

Client Testimonials

"Fell in love with the city on this tour. Lara was an amazing guide that gave information and facts while making the tour enjoyable and fun. The tapas & wine along with the amazing venue made me never want to go home. We will be back and will definitely use Sea Saffron again! Thank you Lara from the bottom of our hearts for making us love Valencia!" - Christine U.S.

"You can stop looking, you have found the only tour you need to take while visiting Valencia. Our guide was well educated on its history, but not in a dry or strictly educational way. The food was delicious, the wine was excellent and the experience was quite memorable. Thank you Sea Saffron for the wonderful day. Valencia is now one of my new favorite cities!" - Patrick, U.S.

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