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Medieval Alicante
Destination: Transatlantic

Port/City: Alicante, Spain

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights | Sustainable Tours

Approximate Duration:
5 hour(s) 45 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*59.00 USD (Adult)
*39.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Minimum Age: 10 years of age.

Important Port/City Information

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Shore Excursions
Medieval Alicante - AL36

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Unlock the medieval history, cultural charms and culinary customs of Spain on a 5.5-hour outing that leads you to explore Castillo de Biar, tour Atalaya Castle, and savor tasty Spanish pintxos in a local bar. Start the discovery at Castillo de Biar, a 12th-century national monument sitting high atop a rocky outcrop. Enter the double wall enclosure, walking though the central courtyard and viewing the great tower and architecture from Spain's Islamic era. You'll also admire one of the oldest examples of Almohad-style vaulting. A short bus ride away stands Atalaya Castle, an old stronghold overlooking the town of Villena below. Hear tales of bloody revolts and sieges and behold its tall, four-story keep. Amid vaulted ceilings and crowning arches you'll learn about the history, from Arab ownership to a Christian forces overthrow in 1240. You'll then walk to a local eatery in charming Villena to experience authentic Valencian cuisine. Enjoy a complimentary beverage plus a selection of two "pintxos", small finger foods typically eaten in Spain. This exciting tour gives you a bit of it all in the surroundings of Alicante.

This tour is provided by an operator that has been third-party certified to meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's Criteria for Tour Operators.

• Castillo de Biar: See the old walls, great tower and Almohad vault of this 12th-century national monument.
• Atalaya Castle: Walk around Almohad-era walls and under arches that convey a checkered story dating before the 12th century.
• Spanish pintxos: Relax in a local Villena neighborhood bar with authentic Valencian pintxo snacks and a complimentary refreshing beverage.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Passport
• Camera
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection

What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Hiking/walking shoes

Important Notes:
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.9 miles over paved surfaces, with inclines and steps and extended periods of standing.
• Guests with back/neck problems should not select this tour.
• Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour.
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Guests with concerns should consult their personal physician.
• Guests needing special assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion.
• Guests must be of legal age to consume alcohol.
• The drive between port and Castillo de Biar is approximately 45 minutes.
• The drive between Villena and port is approximately 1 hour.
• Tour sequence may vary.
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