Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hoursStart time
Buses start from Plaza de la Reina at 0930h (9:30am).
(Please see itinerary for timetable)
Duration: Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours
Your can board the bus at any of the stopsEnding Point
The tour ends at your convenience
Discover the stunning cultural and architectural monuments which stand testimony to Valencia’s glorious past. These include the 15th century Silk Exchange (La Lonja de la Seda) and Quart Towers (Torres de Quart), and the city’s old north gate – Torre de los Serrano.
Then for a total contrast, see the futuristic complex of the City of Arts and Sciences which showcases some of Europe’s most awesome 21st century architecture.
Your flexible ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours and you can jump on and off the bus all day to enjoy the sights or browse the shops.
This Valencia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour is the perfect introduction to this exciting city. The tour on a double-decker bus starts at Plaza de la Reina, near the Tourist Office. When you board the bus, hand your isango voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket. You can jump on and off all day to see the sights at your own pace.
There are two routes for the sightseeing bus:
Historic Route and Maritime Route.
Stops on the Historic Route are:
1. Plaza Reina; 2. IVAM; 3. San Pio V; 4. Nuevo centro; 5. P. Congresos; 6. Dama Ibérica; 7. Bioparc; 8. Museo Historia Valencia; 9. AVE.
Stops on the Maritime Route are:
1. Plaza Reina; 2. Plaza toros; 3. Museo Fallero; 4. Ciudad Artes y Ciencias; 5. Oceanogràfic; 6. C.C. Aqua; 7. Marina Real; 8. Las Arenas; 9. Puerto; 10. Baleares; 11. S Pio V
Both routes start close to the Tourist Office at Plaza de la Reina in the city center. The closest metro station is Colon Metro. There are numbers of departures during the day at 30 minute or 20 minutes intervals.
As you go along, you can hear an informative audio commentary on head-phones in the language of your choice. The audio guide is available in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese.
Important sights and monuments you can see from the bus include:
Miguelete: An octagonal bell-tower, which is one of the key city landmarks. From the top you can see fabulous panoramas of Valencia.
The Central Market or Mercado Central: Dates back to 1928. It is well worth a visit to experience the hustle and bustle as shoppers and traders go about their business among a fascinating and myriad array of fruit, vegetables, meat and fish stalls.
The Old Silk Exchange - La Lonja de la Seda: This beautiful former silk exchange was built in 1498. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Torres de Quart, Quart Towers: These 15th-century towers face towards Madrid and guard the entrance to the city.
Palace of Justice: An imposing 18th century palace.
Palau De La Música: A fine example of modern architecture in Valencia and one of the more important venues in Europe.
City of Arts and Sciences: One of the main attractions of Valencia. The stunning futuristic complex comprises of L’Hemisferic (Planetarium), an interactive Science Museum and the Oceanographic Park.
Torre de los Serrano: This is the old north gate of the town and is built on Roman foundations. From the massive towers there are good views of the city. Temporarily housed in the towers is the Maritime Museum, which displays antiques recovered from the sea.
You can hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you like during that time and choose to end your sightseeing experience at whichever stop is most convenient.
On boarding the bus, present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a bus ticket. The ticket will be activated immediately.
At some times of the year there will be shorter routes in operation, for example when certain streets are closed due to the celebration of festivals.
The buses are equipped with the best audio multilingual system (Blaupunkt), which offers the best sound quality for the guided commentary.
Very good experience getting the two routes for the price of one. This is not so in some countries so it was a welcome bonus done in a manageable time with good narrative. Many...
The tour was good and service was good as well.
We loved Valencia and the Hop-on-Hop-off tour was just the ticket to see this wonderful place. We have taken many Hop-on-Hop-off tours in many places in Europe and the US and...
For visiting Barcelona for the first time, I can't imagine a better way to have seen the city in two days. The stops were in great locations and it served as our transportation...
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