HEART OF PAELLA: 8 Days
- Guided walking tour of coastal and friendly Valencia
- Learn how Valencian Horchata is made
- Visit a world class museum
- Take a Paella cooking class
- Participate in a scavenger hunt in Mercado Central
- Visit a Chocolatería
- our an authentic rice farm and learn more about “Paella’s” rice
DAY 1 DEPARTURE DAY
Depart from your respective airport on an overnight flight to Madrid. Get ready for a fabulous journey through “España!”
DAY 2 MADRID / VALENCIA
Arrive in Madrid and meet your tour manager and director. Board the AVE train to Valencia while you enjoy stunning views of the country side. Spend the afternoon enjoying a guided city tour with options to visit: La Lonja, Plaza Redonda, Torres de Serrano, Torres de Quart, Plaza de Torros, Plaza de Ayuntamiento, Plaza de la Reina, Plaza de la Virgen. This city is so walkable, pretty soon you will know how to get from place to place!
DAY 3 VALENCIA
Spend a morning eating a typical Valencia Almuerzo (their idea of brunch) near the beach. Make sure you try tortilla española. Relax and enjoy the famous Valencian beaches. Go to Alboraya, a town outside of Valencia. Spend the afternoon walking through the fields and getting an insider’s view of how the Valencian Horchata is made. Make sure you try Horchata and Fartons! Enjoy free time in the enchanted streets of Valencia.
DAY 4 VALENCIA
Head outside of the city to La Albufera and see where rice is grown for the traditional Valencian Paella. Take a boat tour with a local rice farmer. Learn how to make a traditional Valencian Paella and then enjoy what you made! Spend the evening walking around the streets of Valencia!
DAY 5 VALENCIA / MADRID
Rise and shine and wake up with the streets of Valencia! Explore the Mercado Central along with our daring digital scavenger hunt. Stop at the Catedral de Valencia and climb to the top to see a beautiful view of the whole city. Spend time walking in El Turia, a dried up riverbed in Valencia. Walk past the Museum of Arts and Sciences. See the amazing architecture of Santiago Calatrava! Experience dinner in a different neighborhood of Valencia. Catch the AVE to Madrid.
DAY 6 MADRID
Visit a local chocolatería and coffee shop where you will enjoy Madrid’s famous churros. Walking tour of old city includes stops such as Parque del Retiro, Museo Reina Sofía, Puerta del Sol, and more. Get ready for serious “tapas!”
DAY 7 MADRID
Visit Museo del Prado as you continue to tour Madrid. Head to Toledo for an authentic meal as you visit this once royal land. Marvel at their gothic cathedral, El Greco’s wonders, and remarkable Spanish and Jewish history. Spend time wandering around the streets of Madrid! Enjoy your last dinner in Spain!
DAY 8 MADRID
Interact with locals as you discuss the country’s soccer passion and famous siesta culture. After a farewell breakfast, reminisce about all of your people to people experiences as you head home.
STARTING AT: $2,859
*Price estimate based on minimum of 30 paying travelers departing from CLT airport