Cruise guests can cycle through Valencia's picturesque streets
When cruise guests sail into the port of Valencia on the south-east coast of Spain, they are greeted by a picturesque, non-congested destination with a rich cultural heritage and gastronomic traditions.
To help cruise guests make the most of their time in the city, Valenciaport collaborates with the local community and organisations like Valencia Tourism to develop new shore excursions that meet the needs of cruise guests. Many are hands-on experiences that fully immerse visitors in Valencian life, such as paella cooking classes and bicycle or urban trekking adventures.
In addition, Valenciaport is developing new excursions that will take guests beyond Valencia’s urban district and allow them to explore the wider region. All the attractions included on these tours will be within a 60-minute drive from the port.
Valenciaport has also teamed up with the local municipality and Valenciaport Foundation to make it easier for cruise guests to travel between the cruise terminal and the city’s main excursion points. The organisations have prioritised environmentally and socially sustainable transport options.
The continually evolving and expanding selection of shore excursion and transport options has been one of the key reasons for Valenciaport’s ongoing growth over the past few years. The port authority hopes that the new offerings will help it to continue welcoming all kinds of cruise ships – including contemporary and ultra-luxury – and boost passenger numbers to more than half a million in 2020.
This article was first published in the Autumn/Winter 2019 issue of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning . All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed.
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