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Valencia was established by the Greeks and later occupied by the Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths and Arabs. A 15th century artistic movement here gave the world spectacular paintings, sculptures, and jewels. Today a “City of Arts and Sciences,” Valencia offers visitors remarkable samples of modern architecture, alongside such notable classics as the 13th century Cathedral and Chapel of the Holy Chalice. Built on the site of a mosque which was originally a Roman temple the Chapel contains the chalice which legend says was used by Christ at the Last Supper. For a more historic view, take in the Quart Towers, a former gate of the medieval wall, built in 1444; and Serranos Towers, a former prison surrounded by a moat and built around 1391.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Guided Bike Tour
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Panoramic Valencia
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Valencia
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Panoramic Valencia & Roman Sagunto
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Splendors of Valencia - Panoramic Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Lladró Factory and Valencia Panorama
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Valencia At a Glance & Wine Tasting
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Valencia's Historical Center and Fallas Museum
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Valencia's L'oceanografic
    Light Activity /Walking

Guided Bike Tour

Most Active or Strenuous

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: VLC-CH5

After a brief transfer, you will be outfitted with your bicycle and equipment. Proceeding through the city, enjoy the sights as your guide provides commentary. Your first stop will be the City of Arts and Science, where you may take pictures or enjoy a brief visit. This fabulous landmark of Valencia is well known for its futuristic architecture, designed by Santiago Calatrava.

Next, continue along the former riverbed, now referred to as the Turia Gardens. You will then cross under the historical bridges of the city, pass the Music Hall, Fine Arts Museum and "Viveros" Gardens until you reach the San José Bridge. You will then enter into the heart of the city via the Serranos Towers, once the main entrance to the medieval walled city of Valencia.

Continue along Serranos Street, Manises Square, Almudín Street and Archbishop Square. Stop briefly to visit the Virgin Square, where the Cathedral, Basilica and the Generalitat Palace are situated. Afterward, you will continue through the old city towards the Palace of the Marqués de Dos Aguas, the city's finest Baroque monument. Finally, you'll pass the old University, the Patiarca church and the Glorieta gardens. Afterwards, you'll return to the ship.

Please note: Although the majority of the biking route is over flat surfaces, this excursion is only recommended for guests who are physically fit. Guests should be experienced bike riders and have recently ridden, or be confident on a bicycle. Participants must also be comfortable with hand brakes and riding downhill. All participants must sign a waiver of liability. It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, as well as wear flat, comfortable, closed-toe sports shoes. Helmets are provided and are mandatory. The order of sights visited may vary. The operation of this excursion is dependent on prevailing weather conditions.