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Valencia Tour and Underground Caves River Cruise
- Subterranean river ride: Glide along Vall D'Uxo's long underground river, through caves and lagoons where you can hear the echo of a falling water drop and see a beautiful hidden landscape.
- Sightseeing drive: See tiny winding streets filled with Gothic landmarks like the 13th-century Valencia Cathedral, Serrano and Quart Towers from the old city wall, Casa de Beneficencia built around eight courtyards, and Plaza de la Virgen, where you'll have free time to take it all in.
- Central Market Square: Admire the graceful Moderniste design of one of Europe's largest market buildings, and the Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange), a 15th-century masterpiece from Valencia's golden age of maritime trading.
- City of Arts and Sciences: Drive by Santiago Calatrava's sparkling white and magically futuristic architectural triumph, complete with the famous eye-shaped IMAX building.
About this Valencia tour
Valencia has a heritage of beauty, wealth, and geopolitical prominence that dates all the way back to Roman times visible in landmark sights scattered generously through the city.
It also has an array of landmarks that are completely invisible: an underground network of caves with Europe's longest navigable subterranean river, where time has barely progressed since the Paleolithic era.
This tour carries you through the best of both those worlds. First, on a boat that glides gently underground along crystal-clear waters deep into the San Jose Caves where the stalactites and stalagmites grow an inch a century, hidden far from light and sound. It's a place of imagination and wonder, with strange (and strangely named) chambers like the Bat Cave, Dog Kennel and Diana's Lake. You can almost hear the water itself murmuring.
Back above ground, you'll see dozens of equally impressive sights by coach and on foot. In El Carmen's maze of small streets, Valencia's history is vibrantly told by its buildings from ancient towers that still bear the scars of successive invasions, to the grandiose marketplace where silk and oil were traded in what was once one of the world's great mercantile cities.
At the Plaza de la Virgen, you'll see a fountain depicting Neptune surrounded by eight naked women and the Basilica of Our Lady of the Forsaken, named for its famous sculpture of the Virgin Mary, patroness of Valencia, with her head tilted slightly forward. It's the perfect symbol for a city that's been looking ahead for more than 2,100 years.
The school of architecture
Construction on the current Valencia Cathedral began in 1238 and didn't stop for centuries. As a result, its grand doorways and other components show off just about every historically important architectural style from early Romanesque to Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, and a heavy dose of Gothic. It's a remarkable, self-contained survey course.
Please proceed pier side and look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.
The underground river boat ride is generally operated in 12-passenger boats with an outboard motor. Heavy rains can force the closure of the caves.
Plan to walk for about a mile, mostly over paved surfaces, up and down ramps and steps in the caves, and climb in and out of the boat, which requires some agility. This tour is not wheelchair accessible and may be challenging if your mobility is limited.
Boat Tour, Bus Tour, Family Friendly, Cultural, Scenic
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
If you suffer from severe claustrophobia, this may not be the tour for you. All travelers must be able to maneuver in and out of the boat. If you have knee or hip problems, this may be a challenge for you.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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