VALENCIA 73ºF - 77ºF - MURTA CONVENT - SANTA MARIA DE LA VALLDIGNA CONVENT - GANDIA 72ºF - 79ºF - DENIA 72ºF - 81ºF
Welcome to your Europamundo Trip Style!!! The information about the meeting place and start time of your circuit can be found on your voucher.We begin our route between orange ?elds to the Ribera Region, where we will arrive at the wonderful MONASTERY OF LA MURTA (entrance included), from the 14th century, located in the lower part of a valley ?anked by steep mountain ranges, with a unique microclimate and vegetation in the area. After touring the Mediterranean landscapes of pine and orange forests, we will reach the MONASTERY OF SANTA MARIA DE LA VALLDIGNA (entrance included), an authenticc Cistercian jewel and where Pope Alexander VI and his son, the famous Cesare Borgia, were abbots at certain times of history. We continue our itinerary towards GANDIA. ACer some leisure time to walk around and have lunch, we will visit the Ducal City, the Plaza del Mercat with its Collegiate Church and Town Hall, the Plaza de las Escuelas Pías or the Carrer Major, where the greatest writers of Catalan leRers resided in their moment of splendor. We will visit the interior (entrance fee included) of the Palau Ducal, one of the most spectacular Renaissance palaces in the entire country, where Pope Alexander VI and their descendants resided. We will start the route again towards the province of Alicante and we will arrive at the capital of the Marina Alta, DENIA, a beautiful Mediterranean town of Roman foundation. Accompanied by our guide, we will visit Loreto street, the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and the Neoclassical City Hall. We will also visit the Toy Museum and the imposing Castle of the city.
DENIA 72ºF - 81ºF - XATIVA 72ºF - 77ºF - GORGO DE LA ESCALERA CANYON - ANNA 72ºF - 77ºF - VALENCIA 73ºF - 77ºF
Today we travel closer to the coast between beautiful landscapes of vineyards andalmond trees. We will arrive at XATIVA, the city where the two Valencian Popes Calixto III and Alejandro VI, and the famous painter Jose Ribera "el Spagnoleto" lived. We will visit the Plaza de la Trinidad with its Gothic fountain, Carrer Moncada, its many churches and,especially, the wonderful Collegiate Church and the Royal Hospital. After free time to stroll and taste some of the local sweets such as "arnadí", we will ascend by tourist train to the castle of the city (ticket and entrance included). There, we will enjoy this fortress of Muslim origin and its imposing views over theregion. Time for lunch. We are in the land of rice, and Xátiva´s specialty is “Arroz al horno”,which you can taste in any of its restaurants. In the afternoon we will go through the dry ?elds towards GORGO DE LA ESCALERA(entrance fee included), a beautiful natural setting. It is a great canyon sculpted by wonderful waterfalls which are accessed through 136 steps. In summer season, if you wish, you can enjoy a refreshing bath. After that, we will discover the so-called Valencian Alhambra, the Cervelló Palace(entrance included) with its beautiful patio and Arab room, which among otherrooms will make us travel to the past through its architecture and decora@on. To complete this interes@ng day, we will visit ANNA´S ALBUFERA. Time to enjoy thiswonderful natural setting. Arrival in Valencia. End of services. Our guide will drop you off at the agreed point.We hope you have enjoyed your circuit with Europamundo.
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