OVERVIEW: Guests desiring a natural diversion can experience the geological curiosities offered by a riverboat journey to a cave and underground river on this half day guided tour.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit San Jose Caves by boat along the longest underground river in Europe. Experience the dramatic transformation of the rocks, sculpted by water over thousands of years and witness the continuous growth of stalactites and stalagmites. Enjoy a guided walking tour and panoramic coach tour of Valencia's historical sites and landmarks.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.75 mile over various surfaces with 10 to 15 steps. The San Jose Caves are not wheelchair accessible.
Guests desiring a natural diversion can experience the geological curiosities offered by a riverboat journey to a cave and underground river on this half day guided tour. Enjoy a panoramic visit to Valencia for brief views of landmarks on foot and by coach.
-Caves of San Jose: Witness the continuous growth of stalactites and stalagmites
-Walking tour of several impressive landmarks including the Silk Exchange and cathedral
-Enjoy views of the city from the comfort of your coach including the City of Arts and Science.
Begin your journey with an approximate 45 minute ride from the ship to Vall d’Uixo and the San José Caves. Board your boat to descend on a subterranean journey by the longest navigable underground river in Europe. As you enter the silent depths of the Earth along calm waters, nature's incomparable hidden beauty emerges. Listen to the murmur of the water and hear the echo produced by a drop of water falling on an underground lagoon. Experience the dramatic transformation of the rocks, sculpted by water over thousands of years. Witness the continuous growth of stalactites and stalagmites, and discover a beautiful landscape in search of the Bat Cave, the Dog Kennel and Diana’s Lake. Following your cool and relaxing visit to the caves, re-board your coach for the return ride to Valencia.
Upon arrival at Central Square Market, follow your guide on a walking tour to admire the city's most impressive landmarks. View the gothic style buildings housing the Silk Exchange, an exhibition pavilion with an impressive façade constructed on helicoidal columns. Depart from the Central Square for a panoramic ride to the Carmen Quarter, Torre de Quart, Casa de Beneficencia and the IVAM, a modern art museum. Proceed to Torres de Serrano to view the Plaza de la Virgen and enjoy a brief opportunity for independent exploration or shopping. At the designated time and place, meet your guide and continue past the exterior of the cathedral before resuming your panoramic tour of Valencia. Proceed past the t’he City of Art & Sciences, through the Avenida del Puerto and cross the river, continuing on the Gran Via and Calle Jativa. Prepare your cameras as you pass the bullring, Central Station and Calatrava's City of Art & Sciences before arriving at the port.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
What to Wear:
-Sturdy, non-slip comfortable walking shoes are recommended due to the slippery and wet conditions in the San Jose Caves.
- Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.75 mile over various surfaces with 10 to 15 steps.
-The San Jose Caves are not wheelchair accessible.
-Actual viewing time in the cave is approximately 45 minutes.
- This tour will be offered for the Adventure of the Seas - only for guests debarking in the port of Malaga.