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Half-Day Guided Historic Tour of Alicante with Tapas Tasting

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover Alicante’s historical, culinary, and sightseeing highlights: this half-day, small-group tour offers a perfect introduction to the city’s charms. Meet your guide at the Central Market, where you can greet stallholders and enjoy nibbles as you go. Then, head via private transportation to the Santa Bárbara Castle for views overlooking the Old Town. Finally, finish with a wander through the atmospheric Santa Cruz neighborhood, and stop for award-winning tapas bites.
  • This small-group tour is capped at 10 people for a personal feel
  • Enjoy nibbles at the Central Market and at an award-winning tapas bar
  • Discover many of Alicante’s highlights in just half a day
  • Your guide will bring you to spots that only locals know

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Mercat Central d'Alacant
      Av. Alfonso El Sabio, nº 10, 03004 Alicante (Alacant), Alicante, Spain

      We will meet at the steps of the main facade of the Central Market, located at Avd Alfonso el Sabio nº10

    Start time

    10:00 AM

    End point

    • Casco Antiguo-Santa Cruz
      Barri Vell - Santa Creu, Alacant, Spain

      We will finish at our favourite tapas bar in Alicante located at the old town.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • We will walk around 2 km. The majority of our trip is plain or downhill. There are some steps. Not recomended for people with reduced mobility or strong vertigo.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not recomended for people with reduced mobility or strong vertigo.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Guided Historic Tour of Alicante with Tapas Tasting?

    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas

    Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Guided Historic Tour of Alicante with Tapas Tasting?

    A:The policies on sanitization are:
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

    Q:What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Guided Historic Tour of Alicante with Tapas Tasting?

    A:The policy on social distancing is:
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

    Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Guided Historic Tour of Alicante with Tapas Tasting?

    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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    Great tour
    Huntlee_A, Aug 2022
    Wonderful tour! Carlos was funny and engaging. Definitely recommend it! The stops and food were incredible and enjoyed all of it.
    Carlos was very friendly...
    brandymcaniff, Aug 2022
    Carlos was very friendly and funny. I enjoyed learning the history of Alicante. The tapas were great (steak bocadillo!).
    Excellent and informative
    Georgia_O, Jul 2022
    Carlos' knowledge and love for the city. He took us to some secret places and it was really informative
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Fantastic Tour
    Feidhlim_B, Jul 2022
    What a fantastic little tour hosted by 2 lovely guys. Our guide was Isaac who was great, very informative and patient as he guided us around providing all sorts of historic information that we would probably never have known. The tour also takes you through some streets that you would miss if you did a solo excursion to the castle. From the old market to the castle and back down through the side streets into the old town, the tour rounded off with a delicious paella that even our normally fussy teenager enjoyed. Highly recommend this tour that starts early but leaves you with plenty of time left in your day to explore more of this lovely city. The guys also follow up with emails afterwards with tips on places to visit both sightseeing and restaurants. Thanks a million guys. Great little tour.
    Great value for money
    Peppi_H, Jul 2022
    Tour was amazing, we got to know so much in a fun way. This tour was worth every penny. Group size was great & all the tapas + Alicante secrets.
    A good introduction to Alicante
    Angiepassam, Jul 2022
    A perfect introduction to Alicante with a good balance of history, walking and food! A small group with a pleasant guide.
    Secret Alicante
    Fiona_P, Jul 2022
    It was very interesting to find parts of Alicante that I wouldn’t have come across. We had already visited the castle but even so our tour guide Isaac was very knowledgeable and told us facts that I didn’t know. The added bonus was a small tapa at the market and sangria and a further tapa at the end. Would thoroughly recommend the tour.
    Super tour.
    Gerardus_D, Mar 2022
    It was Just one word..... SUPER..... De best gide we ever had in Spain. Carlo is great. The gide explance everything and takes time for every one .
    Fantastic tour - really good value - great fun
    Eleanor_M, Mar 2022
    A super tour to book for early on in your trip to get your bearings and understand how much Alicante has to offer - a peak into the hidden gems so you can explore the place yourself afterwards with a little confidence. We loved it. A great first morning with a very warm and friendly local guide that really set the scene for the lovely people we dealt with everywhere we went in Alicante
    Hidden Gems of Alicante
    Daniel_L, Mar 2022
    The tour was amazing! Carlos was a very knowledgeable, entertaining, and friendly tour guide. I learned so much about the history and culture of Alicante, and it was nice to see some of the hidden spots that I might not have been able to find on my own. I also liked how personal the tour felt. I definitely recommend it!
    A great way to spend a morning - take this tour!!
    Orla_K, Feb 2022
    We had an amazing tour with Carlos. He’s incredibly knowledgeable and funny and gave us lots of tips for our weekend in Alicante. Thanks Carlos!
    Walking tour Alicante
    cheryl_h, Feb 2022
    Wonderful walking tour of Alicante Carlos was informative funny and made the trip even better for a solo traveler like myself
    A really fun and...
    Si_C, Jan 2022
    A really fun and informative tour!!Relaxed attitude Carlos was amazing!!!!👏👏👍 We look forward to attending his wedding!! Ha ha ha
    Definitely a surprise tour
    JenniferH, Dec 2021
    We were a small group with one member who had some mobility difficulties. Carlos very easily solved this problem without us losing any of the enjoyment of the tour. This is definitely a unique tour and we hadn't known what to expect. Suffice to say that we were very happy and we liked Carlos very much. He is a very knowledgeable, friendly and polite young man. He is also a pleasure to be with and I hope that he does well in the future because he deserves it. Have a wonderful wedding Carlos! Thank you for the great time we had in Alicante. Jennifer and Charlie from the ship Riviera on November 12th 2021
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Facts and Fun in the Sun
    WJ_M, Dec 2021
    Fort his type of experience to be informative, interesting an enjoyable you need to have a guide who can satisfy these demands. Carlos achieved that and more. He sent out useful information and advice prior to joining the tour and displayed a level of customer service which engaged and relaxed me completely to the extent I did not want the tour to end. Furthermore, he had the ability to involve everybody and give interesting historical, political and social insights to what made Alicante the place it is today. It is obvious Carlos likes people, is knowledgeable and knows his city and its inhabitants intimately. When I return (and I will) I will be contacting Carlos. Thank you for a memorable experience which was the highlight of my holiday.😀
    Excellent tour by a very good tour guide
    RG_W, Nov 2021
    Carlos the tour guide was excellent and brought the tour to life with a blend of history and storytelling Highly recommended and keep it up Carlos.
    Morning nicely spend
    Ilse_R, Sep 2021
    Lovely tour where as a tourist you would not directly come nice host as well. Loved the market castle and the small streets
    Very nice
    Mo_H, Aug 2021
    We had a very Nice expérience. Our guide Carlos was very knowledgeable about Alicante and manage the visit in frendly and professional way. We strongly recommand
    Amazing tour and guide
    Lawrence_T, Jul 2021
    Fabulous tour with many hidden secrets of Alicante. A must tour at the start of your stay. Carlos was fun and very informative. I always feel having a tour is better than trying to look around by yourself. You learn so much. Carlos was very helpful and sent many recommendations of beaches, restaurants, tapas, fish, paella, local places rather than tourist. He also sent lots of information on where to visit, where to watch the sunset and how to get to places. He was happy to answer any questions and also very helpful after the tour and replied to any questions we had. Fabulous tour guide - a huge credit to Alicante. I’m sure one day we will see him also organising weddings! Watch this space. Julie & Lawrence
    Trop bien même si c’était...
    Jordan_P, Jul 2022
    Trop bien même si c’était en anglais manifique prestation très belle excursion très belle ville à faire

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