Valencia isn't just culture – it's also a shopping Mecca brimming with stores to cater for all tastes. On this full day tour, you'll have the chance to see the top sights on a panoramic bus ride, followed by an afternoon browsing its shops or getting the lowdown on a guided walking tour. Martí, one of our local guides, says, ‘Valencia has really come out of the shadows in recent decades, and now stands shoulder to shoulder with Barcelona and Madrid in terms of art, culture and cuisine. Our old town, one of the largest in Europe, is packed with sights, with the Silk Exchange shining brightest of all.'
The streets around Calle Colon, a modern boulevard, boast all types of shops – from global high street brands to luxury goods stores as well as the latest in technology. There are also smaller, original boutiques selling haute couture clothing. Martí adds, ‘If all that shopping tires you out, pop over to the art nouveau Colon Market. It's evolved into an epicurean food hall and is a go-to, not just for the nibbles but for the design of the building itself. It's a good spot to take a break at one of the cafés.'
There's also the option to take part in a guided walking tour around the city. Your expert local guide will show you around the city sharing local insight into the history and explaining some of the important sites. To top off your Valencia experience, a panoramic bus ride to catch the highlights of the city is included, regardless of the trip you select.