Sagunto Roman Fort and Medieval Jewish Quarter

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Tour Number

Activity Level

142309


Categories

Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. I have three young children myself and have worked on tours for teenagers for years, so I know how to make a tour fun for all age groups. Let me know if you have younger people traveling with you, as I may be able to prepare a fun activity for them (depending on tour type and availability).

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), French (basic), English (fluent), Catalan (basic)

Half-Day Tour or Shore Excursion with Private Vehicle


Sagunto is an off-the-beaten path visit about 25 minutes north of Valencia, and fabulous if you love Roman and/or Jewish history. Sagunto is home to the largest Roman fort still remaining on the Iberian peninsula- an undiscovered gem by most! This is also the only town nearby where Jewish historical sites can still be seen.

Aside from the impressive hill-top of Roman ruins and spectacular views of the Valencia region below, we will also visit a wonderfully excavated Roman street with its houses, water systems and shop remains, as well as a wealthy Roman merchant's home. As we stroll the quaint medieval streets of a once large Roman city in a bygone past, we will spot the old gate to the Jewish quarter, noble palaces, the Santa Maria church from 1334, started where the Moorish mosque once was, as well as a medieval mansion that now houses the remains of the Roman Temple of Diana and a Jewish bath or 'Mikveh'.

Itinerary

IMPORTANT NOTE: MONDAYS fort and Via Portico Museum are closed and itinerary can be supplemented with a visit to nearby caves, a portion of Valencia or another seasonal suggestion.

4-5 hours: After I pick you up, we travel 25 minutes north to Sagunto, passing orange groves and other farming lands on the way. We first vist the 'Via Portico' museum, only recently opened, where we see a fabulously excavated Roman road and side street with its great examples of the Roman way of life, its water systems, homes and shops as well as the nearby ruins of one rich Roman merchant's home.

We then drive briefly to the medieval quarter, passing the Roman circus remains amidst modern housing, and park. We then walk UP 10-15 min, to the spectacular Roman fort with remains of a forum as well as later Moorish Mudejar remains and Latin tombstones in the archeological museum. On the way down medieval 'Castle street', we stroll through the Jewish quarter and step into a 15th century mansion with mikveh and Diana Temple remains.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 5 hours

IMPORTANT NOTE: MONDAYS CAN ONLY INCLUDE MEDIEVAL JEWISH TOWN AND 15TH CENTURTY MANSION WITH MIKVEH AND JEWISH CEMETARY, AS ROMAN FORT AND 'VIA PORTICO' MUSUEM ARE CLOSED. I THEN SUPPLEMENT WITH EITHER NEARBY CAVES OR A PORTION OF VALENCIA, AS YOU WISH.

Transportation

4 people or fewer - Mercedes Class B (like a small SUV).
4-6 people - Chrysler minivan with tinted windows, leather seats, and electric doors.
7+ people - Please consult.

IMPORTANT NOTE (for groups of 6): In my touring car, the middle two seats are very large and comfortable, and the back seat is a bench seat for 3 people. This may be a tight squeeze, so I need a confirmation that this is alright before I accept the booking. I can also book minibus at an additional charge.

What’s Included

Other: Private car with pick-up and drop-off in a Mercedes Class B or a Chrysler Grand Voyager and a bilingual driver/guide including all driving expenses (gas, parking, etc.). If you are more than 6, I can hire a mini-bus with driver for an extra charge.

All entrances: Via Portico Museum, 'Casa Berenguer', Roman Castle/Fort site and archeology museum.

Guided tour by a Spanish-American bilingual professional with more than 10 years in the European tourism industry and official Spanish guide.

PRIVATE tour, catering only to you with no one included that is not your party.

Commitment to total client satisfaction and American-style pre-tour, touring and post-tour service.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 € - There is a small ceramics store, typical of this area, that you may want to buy gifts or souvenirs at or if we will be stopping for lunch you will want local cash.

What’s Extra

Other: You may want extra for a likely coffee break or want to get sounvenirs at a local pottery shop.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    142309


    Categories

    Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. I have three young children myself and have worked on tours for teenagers for years, so I know how to make a tour fun for all age groups. Let me know if you have younger people traveling with you, as I may be able to prepare a fun activity for them (depending on tour type and availability).

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (fluent), French (basic), English (fluent), Catalan (basic)

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