The past and the future merge in Valencia. Spain's third city boasts a large old town and a space-age scientific quarter to rival anything anywhere else. On this daytrip, you'll explore both and also get to visit the market and see the UNESCO-listed medieval Silk Exchange.
Your Valencia experience kicks off in the past. A local guide will give the lowdown on the old town. A set of imposing gates survive from the days El Cid camped outside the walls. Admire the Gothic Silk Exchange, a medieval marvel, which is the pride of Valencia – and the city's only UNESCO World Heritage Site. And across the road, the iron-and-glass-clad Central Market is a modernist masterpiece.
After free time for lunch and shopping in the old town, we'll make our way to the City of Arts and Sciences to stroll around its futuristic pavilions before returning to the Costa Blanca.