2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 4 Reviews

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  • Location:Valencia, Spain
  • Duration:Flexible

Valencia Shore Excursion: Valencia Hop-On Hop-Off and Albufera Natural Park Tour

When you arrive in the Valencia port, explore the city with a 24-hour ticket aboard a hop-on hop-off bus tour. On this sightseeing shore excursion, create your own itinerary as you travel around Valencia in an open-top, double-decker bus, hopping off whenever you’d like to see all the main sights, such as the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias), the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Silk Exchange (La Lonja) and the Congress Palace (Palacio de Congresos). Included is a sightseeing tour and boat trip to discover the beauty of Albufera Natural Park.


  • 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, City of Arts and Sciences and Quark Towers
  • Convenient and easy way to see Valencia at your own pace
  • Open-top, double-decker buses depart every 20 to 30 minutes from each of the 17 stops
  • Discover Albufera National Park on a separate sightseeing tour (included)

What You Can Expect

Valencia Shore Excursion: Valencia Hop-On Hop-Off and Albufera Natural Park Tour

Valencia Shore Excursion: Valencia Hop-On Hop-Off and Albufera Natural Park Tour

Valencia is a stunning modern city with a rich Roman and Gothic history. While you’re in port in Valencia, explore the city at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour! Travel between the two routes on an open-top, double-decker bus, hopping on and off wherever you want. This sightseeing shore excursion provides you with 17 convenient stops around town so you can see attractions like the Cathedral of Valencia or San Pio V Palace.

See the Silk Exchange, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Quart Towers and the Serrano Towers, Valencia’s old city gates. See the futuristic-style football stadium Nou Mestalla, or visit Valencia’s zoo, Bioparc.

Both routes each take approximately 1.5 hours. The buses depart every 20 to 30 minutes from each stop – the closest stop to the cruise port is Stop 7, El Puerto. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.

Albufera Natural Park:
To begin your included tour of Albufera Natural Park, get off at Stop 5 (Centro Comercial Aqua) of the Maritime Route (Blue Line) and jump on the Albufera Sightseeing Tour to discover the beauty of this natural reserve. Located 9.3 miles (15 km) south of Valencia’s city center, the park is an important stopover point for migratory birds and one of the most important natural reserves in Spain. See rice fields, sand dunes and a long, deserted stretch of sand and pine trees along the Mediterranean coast. Enjoy a 30-minute boat ride on the lake.

The Albufera sightseeing tour takes approximately two hours. After your tour, you can re-join the hop-on hop-off bus for the rest of your tour.

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


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

Historical Valencia (Red Line):
1. Plaza Reina
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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Great way to visit a city i would say the best waysince you can stop when you want and this at a very good price! Wouls recommend.sue from montreal canada

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better April 2013

The Albufera park was just a slow boat ride in a lake, to see nature. Nothing more than that, we saw a couple of egrets and birds. Boat driver spoke only Spanish. If you have ever seen the Everglades in Florida it looks just like that. Trip was not worth the time, it is better to use your time in the city sights, if you are staying a short time.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better November 2012

Valencia hop-on hop-off line is very long. Make sure what you want to see before you go. I suggest Viator providing hop-on hop-off maps BEFORE each excursion so we know what to expect. Also Hop-on hop-off should set up a desk right at the ship exit to answer the questions and give directions. The morning driver was really nice and helpful while the afternoon driver is rude and arrogant. He could understand English pretty well but refused to answer question if we couldn't speak Spanish or Italian to him. He put his one foot up next to the ticket box and checked his smart phone whenever he stopped while everyone on the bus had to wait. Albufera Natural Park Tour took a big chunk of the day and all we really saw was the rice field and sit on a 1/2 boat trip. Driver didn't speak any English so it's very difficult to communicate. We could have used that time to see more of Valencia.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2013

Not recommend waste of time

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