2 days History and Wine Tour South of Valencia

Tour Number

Activity Level

318623


Categories

Food and Wine, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Gastronomy, history and an immersion in the 'Tuscany of Spain'.


Leaving from Valencia we will have a very full and exciting program so it will be a 9am start if possible. Our first stop will be Xativa town 62 km to the south-west where will stroll the streets and visit important monuments associated with the Borjas. Depending on your preferences for lunch we can take the mini train up to the castle at 12. 30 and do a little exploring before enjoying local wines and simple Mediterranean cuisine in the castle's restaurant a must-go for a full 4 star gourmet experience in town. Our next stop will be an organic winery, originally the home of wine-making monks, where we will tour the facilities and do a wine tasting for afternoon tea. A stunning historical farmhouse is the setting for a luxurious night's sleep with the option of honey tour from a master beekeeper. Dinner is optional but a sumptuous breakfast is included. On the way back we will drive to a semi-re-constructed Iberian village, stop for lunch, visit a stunning 13C Cistern Monastery and then return to Valencia.

Itinerary

Leaving Valencia. A quick tour of Xativa town and castle and then lunch. After lunch we drive up to Fontanar dels Alforins, the wonderful 'Tuscany of Spain'. We will have a tour of an historical organic winery, founded by monks and now a family business. You will get an overview of the full process of wine making and some afternoon tea. For our night's accomodation we will do a short drive to a stunning boutique hotel. Dinner is an optional expense, you can also bring your own. There is plenty of scope for evening strolls or a tour of the honey-making installations is included for those interested. The next morning after breakfast we will do a tour of an enigmatic semi-reconstructed Iberian village before stopping for a lunch of local gastronomy and wines. The drive to the Cisternian monastery is not long and we will take our time to soak in the history and ambience of this singular setting. Then back for cocktail hour in Valencia.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 2 days

Transportation

We will be travelling by private car, a Ford Focus with nice big windows for good views. It has air con and a good music system and plenty of room for luggage. Seats 4 people

What’s Included

Other: All prices calculated based on a double or twin room. Booking in advance is essential to guarantee these prices. This tour price includes transport, museum, castle, monastery and Iberian village entry fees plus a fee for a specialized guide for the Cistercian monastery grounds. It also includes the luxury night's hotel accommodation and breakfast in Fontanars plus the bee-keeping and honey-making tour. The winery tour and wine tasting are also included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 euros - Your costs will vary depending on whether your lunch in Xativa is to be four-star gourmet or simple but very decent Mediterranean cuisine in the castle restaurant. Dinner in the farmhouse can be arranged and is not included in the tour cost. Guests can bring their own dinner and enjoy it on the stunning terrace of the hotel or order dinner there at a cost of between 10-40 euros pp. Lunch the next day in Moixent is not included, 10 euros for menu of the day or higher.

What’s Extra

Other: Extra costs will include lunch in Xativa, depending on your preferences, and dinner at the hotel in Alforins or at a local tapas bar if you wish. It is optional to take your own dinner to eat on the lovely terrace in the hotel. Also lunch the next day will depend on your preferences so the cost is not included in the package. The same tour can be arranged for four people at very little extra cost, it would only be the (very reasonable) price of the hotel and the winery tour in Alforins that needed to be added.

Mini-van and driver can also be arranged for groups of up to 12 people.
Vintage vehicles can also be arranged upon request: ask for a quote!

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    1205 USD(for up to 2 people) (duration: 2 days) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    318623


    Categories

    Food and Wine, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 2

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

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