After your cruise ship docks in Valencia, disembark to explore the spectacular Spanish city on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Located on the majestic Mediterranean coast, Valencia is replete with historical sights and impressive monuments that demand attention; see them all with your 24-hour ticket aboard an open-top, double-decker bus. Hop off when an attraction captures your attention and discover landmarks like the Silk Exchange (La Lonja) and the Congress Palace (Palacio de Congresos). Upgrade your tour to include entry to Oceanographic, a modern and magnificent aquarium declared Europe’s largest; marvel at more than 500 different species of marine life as you explore the exhibitions.

Highlights

  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing shore excursion in Valencia
  • Join the tour at Stop 7, just across from the cruise port!
  • Two sightseeing routes let you see Valencia attractions like the Cathedral of Valencia, Silk Exchange and Quark Towers
  • Open-top, double-decker buses depart every 20 to 30 minutes from each of the 17 stops
  • Convenient and easy way to see Valencia at your own pace
  • Upgrade to visit the Oceanographic, an aquarium at the City of Arts and Sciences

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What You Can Expect

Valencia Shore Excursion: Valencia Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour with Optional Oceanographic Aquarium Ticket

Valencia Shore Excursion: Valencia Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

Sail into Valencia’s vibrant marina then make your way to Stop 7, El Puerto, the closest stop to the port. Climb aboard a distinctive double decker bus and set out on your explorative tour of the city. Travel between two routes consisting of 17 conveniently located stops, the details of which are listed in the Itinerary section below. 

Admire the splendor of the Silk Exchange, an excellent example of Gothic grandeur considered one of Europe’s best preserved; marvel at the futuristic architecture of the City of Arts and Scientists, disembarking to explore the Science Museum; and gaze at the colossal Serrano and Quart Towers while gaining insight into Valencia’s fascinating history. 

Both routes take approximately 1.5-hours and depart regularly (every 20-30 minutes) from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours after initial use. 

Upgrade to include the Valencia Aquarium at the City of Arts and Sciences
Enrich your knowledge of magnificent marine life with a visit to Valencia’s spectacular aquarium, Oceanographic, in the City of Arts and Sciences. Gaze at more than 500 species of sea life in atmospherically lit tanks and enjoy entertaining dolphin and sea lion shows in the outdoor amphitheater. Feast upon a delicious meal surrounded by floundering fish in the underwater restaurant, and then rejoin the bus tour at your own pace from the nearby bus stop. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion: 
This excursion is located within a 10-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Valencia. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy

Itinerary


Discover Valencia on two tour routes. Your ticket is valid on both routes.

Historical Valencia (Red Line):
1. Plaza Reina
2. IVAM
3. San Pio V
4. Nuevo Centro
5. Palacio de Congresos
6. Dama Iberica
7. Bioparc
8. Museo Historia Valencia

Maritime Valencia (Blue Line):
1. Plaza Reina
2. Museo Fallero
3. Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
4. Oceonografic
5. Centro Comercial Aqua
6. Las Arenas
7. Puerto
8. Baleares
9. San Pio V

Customer Reviews

Cathy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Enjoyed the sightseeing.

Barbara P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Fantastic day out.

TANIA B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

I hopped on and off quite a bit, wonderful.

David P

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

No complaints went well

Ronald C

4 star rating: Recommended May 2012

A good way to become aquainted with a city in a short period of time at a favorable price.

TomT USA

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2014

Slow

Lynne H

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2012

The bus tour and aquarium were really good. The only problem, which was really annoying, was that when we presented our excursion ticket to the Hop on HOp off bus, he printed us two receipts and kept the Viator printout. We assumed the receipts/tickets he gave us were enough since it said right on it about the aquarium. When we got to the aquarium, the ticket booth said she had never heard of such thing. We had to ask her supervisor to use their internet to reprint our viator Vouchers. Wasted about an hour of our aquarium time to do this.

CSPEREIRA

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2012

If you are on a limited time this is the best option to see valencia.

JESUS R

1 star rating: I do not recommend this September 2012

it was not good

Patricia W USA

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2012

What a nightmare! Hop on off bus tour was great once we got on. It took over an hour getting various approvals for the bus driver to let us on the bus and the major run around to get the aquarium tickets. If you don't speak fluent spanish - forget about it. The point of contact travel agency spoke no english. We called viator and got answering machine saying call back. Since we already spent the money we jumped thru all the hoops but would not recommend this trip. It would have been easier to get both tickets from the hotel. I would suggest getting the aquarium tickets before arriving to location as there was a long line to purchase entry tickets.

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