Active Traveler: Foodie & Culture Trip to Valencia Region, Spain Presented by Healthy Aging® Magazine

Valencia at a glance​

Healthy Aging® Magazine Inspired Journeys
powered by Myght ​

September 27 to October 4, 2019

Price: 

$2950 Per Person Based on Double Occupancy

(Single occupancy supplement: $600.00)

Welcome to Valencia!

Known for being the Spanish gateway to the Mediterranean, with a big port, beautiful beaches, restaurants and a beach promenade along the waterfront. The old town is set back from the seafront and within proximity to the beautiful historical buildings and markets. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at around 7pm. 

After the meeting we will head out for a delicious welcome dinner in a local restaurant.

Included: Welcome Dinner & Meeting 

Not Included: Refer to List below

Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel Dimar or similar

Today we will go for a 1/2 day bike tour from Valencia to Albufera. Start off with a leisurely ride through Turia river garden, passing by the famous City of Arts and Science. Continue through the rice fields to El Palmar, where we will take a break and board a traditional boat to explore Albufera lake followed by paella meal

Cycle back to Valencia and enjoy a free evening at leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Included Activities

  •  1/2 Day Bike tour to Albufera (including helmet, lock, paella lunch and boat trip on Albufera lake)

Optional Activities

  •  The Silk Exchange – EUR2
  •  Fallas Museum – EUR2
  •  Miguelete Tower – EUR2
  •  Gonzalez Marti Museum – EUR3
  •  Valencian Institute of Modern Art – EUR6
  •  Principe Filipe Science Museum – EUR8

Today we leave Valencia behind and travel to Xativa with a stop in Gandía to visit the Ducal Palace of Gandia with its grand rooms decorated with carved wood, wall paintings and ceramic tiles. 

Continue to Xativa where we will visit one of the city’s finest gems, Xativa Castle, which sits on the highest point of the mountain with stunning views over the city and its surroundings. Most of the castle’s walls and towers are preserved today are of Islamic or Gothic origin despite its Roman roots.

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner

Included Activities

  • Palau Ducal dels Borja (including audioguide)
  • Xativa Castle admission
  • Group dinner

Optional Activities

  • City walking tour
  • PRV-78 hike
  • Cova Negra cave

Accommodation

Hotel Mont-Sant or similar

Travel up the coast to the beach town of Benicassim and enjoy a day at leisure. 

There are several different Spa packages to choose from, as well as, parks, hiking trails, and outdoor activities. If you are feeling energetic, you can head out on the Via Verde picturesque walk from Benicassim to Oropesa, which can be combined with different longer loops.

Meals included: Breakfast 

Optional Activities

  • Spa packages
  • Via Verde hike

Accommodation

Thalasso Hotel Termas Marinas El Palasiet or similar

After breakfast we will go on a day excursion to Peñíscola. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the fortified city of Peñíscola, a fairytale city with a templar castle, steep narrow streets, and golden beaches, as well as rugged mountains and beautiful scenery. Afterwards we will continue to Serra de Irta Natural park and explore the area on a hike lead by a local guide. 

Return by private transfer to Benicassim.

Meals included: Breakfast

Included Activities

  • Guided walking tour in Peñiscola
  • Guided hike in Serra de Irta Natural Park

Accommodation

Thalasso Hotel Termas Marinas El Palasiet or similar

Today we leave Benicassim behind as we travel inland to Morella with a stop in Sant Mateu along the way. Learn more about San Mateu’s history and legends during a guided walking tour through the old town where you will see the City Hall, old Jewish quarter, beautiful porched main square, stately homes and the church. 

Continue by private transfer to Morella for our overnight stay. Aldea Roqueta is a charming group of perfectly preserved farmhouses surrounded by the stunning views of the Serra d’Engarcerán valley. Explore the area with a local guide followed by a delicious farewell group dinner on our final evening of the tour.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Included Activities

  • Guided walking tour of Sant Mateu
  • Guided walking tour of Morella
  • Farewell dinner

Accommodation

Aldea Roqueta or similar

There are no activities planned for the final day and the trip comes to an end upon arrival in Valencia. Please let us know if you would like us to book an additional night accommodation in Valencia or a transfer to the airport.

Not ready to leave Spain? Let us know and we can help you extend your journey a few extra days.

Departure Transfer

About your trip

Inclusions

  • 6 breakfast, 1 lunch, 3 Dinners
  • Daily Activities (refer to daily breakdown)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Private group vehicle
  • Entrance/Admission fees where applicable


Exclusions

  • International airport departure tax
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Late check out at hotels
  • Meals, Drinks not mentioned in Itinerary
  • Gratuity for leaders, guide, and driver
  • Personal Insurance (required for this trip)
  • Optional Activities

Book Your Journey

Frequently asked questions

At the time of booking, a non-refundable deposit in the amount specified in the chart below, as applicable, per person per Tour is due to the Tour Operator. If the booking is made 60 days or less prior to departure, full payment is due at the time of booking. The $300 per person non-refundable deposit should paid via check/wire transfer to Myght, Inc.

You may cancel your booking by notifying Myght, Inc.. Cancellation fees, if any, will be determined with reference to the date on which notice of cancellation is received by our team and the Tour Operator and are expressed as a percentage of the total price paid for the cancelled Tour, product or service (excluding any insurance products).

Cancellation of a Tour:

(a) Cancellation received 60 days or more before departure of first product or service in relevant booking: Lifetime Deposit will be held by the Tour Operator in accordance with these Terms, the remainder of the payments made to the Tour Operator in respect of the cancelled product will be refunded.

(b) Cancellation received 30-59 days before departure of first product or service in relevant booking: Lifetime Deposit will be held by the Tour Operator in accordance with these Terms, an amount equal to 50% of the remainder of the payments made to the Tour Operator in respect of the cancelled Tour will be refunded.

(c) Cancellation less than 30 days before departure of first product or service in relevant booking: Lifetime Deposit will be held by the Tour Operator in accordance with these Terms, and no further refund will be payable.

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is required in order to participate on any of our trips. When traveling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your tour leader, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue.

We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

Max 12. Average 8. We prefer to create intimate journeys to ensure a personalized experience.

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with Myght gives you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is within reason. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other’s company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your leader will be able to suggest favorite restaurants during your trip. 

We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your tour leader. If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details.

Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call our Local Representative (provided to you prior to departure). If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible.

It is customary in Europe to leave a small tip for service providers, such as waiters, if you are pleased with the service (€1-2).

Tipping is an expected – though not compulsory – component of your tour program, and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides. You may do this individually, or your leader will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Recommendations for tipping local guides would range from €3-5 per day, depending on the quality and length of the service. 

The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline €30-40 per person, per week can be used.

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