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Valencia Silk Road Tour and Paella Meal

On this tour you’ll have the opportunity to know Valencia as a focal point of Silk Road in the world, a guided walking visit to discover the secrets of silk-making and trading in the city. You’ll also savor one of the best paellas in a homely restaurant front of the Quart Towers.

per adult from

$127

AUD

Duration

3 hours

Voucher

Paper Only

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  • What's included :
    • 2-hour Silk Road guided tour
    • Lunch: Starter. Paella, Arroz a Banda, Cod, Sirloin or Duck. Dessert. A Beverage (wine included)
    • Entry/Admission - Museo y Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda
    • Entry/Admission - Restaurante la pizca de sal
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Placa de l'Ajuntament 1, 46002, Valencia Spain

    The guided tour departs from Plaza del Ayuntamiento. You will stroll the narrow streets of the old town to discover the secrets of silk-making and trading in Valencia.

    The Silk Road is a route that was born from commercial exchanges with different products, especially the silk. Its origin was in the Chinese silk business from the 1st century BC. After a hundreds of years, the road was extended by Asia and then arrived to Europe. Sericulture (silkworm rearing) arrived to the Iberian Peninsula in the 9th Century took by the Arabs and Valencia became soon the leading city in Spain in the silk industry.

    In 2015, UNESCO included Spain as the 32nd member state of the Silk Road Programme. Valencia has been considered as the Silk City 2016 focal point from UNESCO Mediterranean Programme. In this visit guided across the Valencia Silk Road an expert guide will reveal you interest details about the process of silk-making and trading in Valencia, the most important industry between 14th and 18th centuries, and you’ll meet its historical legacy as you visit the places and buildings where these activities were developed.

    Stop At: La Lonja de la Seda, Plaza del Mercado, 46001, Valencia Spain

    The first stop is in the Silk Exchange (Lonja de la Seda), declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the past, was the trade center of the city and the silk-tradding had a central role in its commercial transactions. The tour includes explanations and a visit to the exterior of the Central Market.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Museo y Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda, Calle Hospital 7, 46001, Valencia Spain

    Then, you’ll visit the Higher Art College of Silk, a building that treasures an important and rich heritage inside in its frescoes, murals and mosaics. It was one of the main drivers of the Valencian economy and the silk manufacturers from its founding in the 15th century. Nowadays, it’s the Silk Museum.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Carrer dels Velluters, 46014 València, Valencia, Spain

    Next stop will be in the Velluters district (the velvet artisans) as you listen about the architectural heritage, the delicate fabrics and the charming history of the silk industry.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Barrio del Carmen, Valencia Spain

    Let's walk thought El Carmen neighborhood, the historical centre of Valencia. There, you'll visit the most representative Valencian costume shop related to silk fabrics, and you’ll appreciate clothing or jewelry that are use nowadays as the traditional way.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Restaurante la pizca de sal, Plaça de Santa Úrsula, 3, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain

    After the guided tour by the Valencia Silk Road you’ll enjoy one of the best paellas in Valencia, in a renowned restaurant in front of the Quart Towers.

    First you will delight in a typical starter. As main course you can choose between Valencian paella, Arroz a Banda, meat, fish or duck. Then, a homemade dessert and a beverage by person.

    During July and August dinner will be served instead of lunch.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Oficina Turismo Ajuntament València - Tourist Info Valencia CITY HALL, Plaça de l'Ajuntament, 1, 46002 València, Valencia, Spain
    Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Restaurante la pizca de sal, Plaça de Santa Úrsula, 3, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
    • Both activities should be done the same day. You must go on your own.
    • A printed voucher is required for the Silk Road tour.
    • Lunch at 1pm. During July and August dinner will be served instead of lunch, at 8pm.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Children under 2 years are free (meal not included)
    • Advice about any dietary restriction at time of booking.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by La mar de cerca. Tours in Spain.

Activity ID: V-25043P42

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