During your time in port in Valencia, explore the city with a 24-hour ticket aboard a hop-on hop-off bus tour. On this 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). Upgrade your tour to visit the Valencia Oceanographic, an aquarium and marine park at the City of Arts and Sciences. The largest aquarium in Europe, the Oceanographic is home to more than 45,000 animals from 500 different species.
- Multiple departure times and locations available
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Comprehensive tour of the city
Ideally located on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, Valencia is a modern city with a rich Roman and Gothic history. When you arrive in the Valencia port, 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, one of the best-preserved examples of late Gothic architecture in Europe and 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.
Upgrade to include the Valencia Aquarium at the City of Arts and Sciences
Get the most out of your time in Valencia and enhance your hop-on hop-off bus tour with an entry ticket to the Oceanographic at the City of Arts and Sciences. The Oceanographic is Stop 4 on the Maritime Route. Discover the aquarium’s collection of more than 500 different species from the Mediterranean, the Antarctic, the Arctic, tropical seas and the Red Sea at your own pace. Grab a snack in the underwater restaurant, surrounded by thousands of fish. After your visit, 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
8. Museo Historia Valencia
Maritime Valencia (Blue Line):
1. Plaza Reina
2. Museo Fallero
3. Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
5. Centro Comercial Aqua
6. Las Arenas
9. San Pio V
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Hop-on hop-off tour
- Recorded commentary
- Oceanographic entry ticket (if option selection)
- Entrance fees
- Gratuities (optional)
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy
Hop-on hop-off tour departs every 20 to 30 minutes:
January 1 to April 30: 9:30am to 7:30pm
May 1 to June 30: 9:30am to 7:45pm
July 1 to August 31 : 9:30am to 9:15pm
September 1 to September 30: 9:30am to 7:45pm
Tour starts at Plaza de la Reina, however you may board the bus at stop number 7 (El Puerto), just across the Valencia port.
Hop-on hop-off tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use