Paella may be the dish that Valencia is most famed for, but if you’re only eating rice when you’re in town, you’re seriously missing out. That’s why we’re taking you deeper into the city’s culinary traditions on this flavour-packed food tour.
Your gastronomic adventure will kick off in the Exiample district, at Mercado Colón, a market unlike the others in town. Under the magnificent avantgarde architecture, we’ll enjoy our first taste of the region; an organic horchata — the most traditional drink of Valencia, paired with a delicious fartón pastry. Horchata’s main ingredient is tigernut. (“tiger-whaaa???” you say? You’ll just have to join us to find out what we’re talking about!).
Our next stop will be a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it artisan chocolate shop where you’ll taste two mouth-watering chocolates. Handmade truffles, bombones, and cubanitos are all on the menu —which one will you choose?!
After we drag you chocolate lovers outta there, our next stop is the famous Mercado Central, which promises a delightful sensory overload! We’ll guide you through the buzzing and chaotic stalls and start by telling you about the key spices needed to make an authentic paella - Spanish saffron and smoked paprika. Next is a gourmet jamón, chorizo and local cheeses tasting, paired with a nice, local red wine. Let us help you crack that mysterious difference between jamón ibérico and serrano.
An introduction to a small Valencian olive oil producer is up next, which of course will include a tasting. Two extra virgin olive oils, two tapenades and a special jam to be precise. This time with a white wine of course!
Our grand finale will be a stop at a local’s favourite taberna where we’ll finish our tour with two delicious tapas and more wine! Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more tips on where and what to eat while you’re in the city.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food tastings ofjamón, chorizo, local cheese, Valencian olive oil, tapenade and chocolate, 1 horchata drink, 3 glasses of local wine, 2 tapas dishes.
Exclusions: Additional food and beverages, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear causal dress and comfortable walking shoes.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: This tour is not suitable for Vegans. We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions (such as gluten-free) with advanced notice. Please provide the advance notice in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closure of sites: There is a possibility some of the tour stops may be closed on certain days. Should this happen, you’ll be taken to alternative locations of equal value.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
This tour is not suitable for Vegans. We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions (such as gluten-free) with advanced notice. Please let us know your dietary requirements by adding them in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at email@example.com
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