Panoramic City Tour of Valencia with Paella Cooking Class
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Panoramic City Tour of Valencia with Paella Cooking Class

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Stop At: Central Market of Valencia, Placva de la Ciutat de Bruges, s/n, 46001 Valencia Spain

Meet your guide at the School of Paellas and stroll the old town street to visit to the great Central Market. There, you will select the best natural products to cook your paella. This visit is not available on Sundays.

Then, return to the Scool's kitchen to begin an unforgettable experience.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana, Calle Obispo Don Jeronimo num 8 Bajo, 46003 Valencia Spain

Once in the School, you will learn how to cook an authentic Valencian Paella yourself. The paella master will teach you step by step how to cook it. He will also explain you the history of its creation and many other interesting details.

While cooking, you will savor an aperitif of Valencian wine or a homemade Valencian beer tasting accompanied by Valencian tomato and Spanish omelette.

Then, you will enjoy a great meal with your paella as main course and many typical dishes.

Finally, you'll receive a Diploma "Expert Paella’s Chef".

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Valencia Bus Turistic, Valencia Spain

After or before the paella course, discover the entire city aboard the Tourist Bus, that offers 2 routes: Historical Valencia and Valencia Maritime.

Historical Valencia route will take you to the monumental area in Valencia: the old town, the city centre and other sites of interest. The bus stops on this route are:
- Plaza de la Reina
- San Pio V Museum
- Nuevo Centro mall
- Congress Palace
- Dama Ibérica monument
- Bioparc
- Historical Valencia Museum
- AVE train station

On the Valencia Maritime route you’ll know the modern area in Valencia. The bus stops for this route are:
- Plaza de la Reina
- Bullring
- Fallas Museum
- City of Arts and Sciences
- Oceanographic
- Aqua mall
- Marina Real Juan Carlos I
- Las Arenas Hotel
- Port of Valencia
- Baleares Avenue
- Mestalla Stadium
- San Pio V Museum

You can combine both routes, drop-on drop-off at any stop as you prefer, as many times as you want on the same day. Each route lasts 90 minutes and they offer audio-guide in 10 languages.

Duration: 3 hours

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  • Guided visit to the Central Market (not available on Sundays)
  • 4:30-hour paella course with an expert chef
  • Spanish tapas and Valencian wine or homemade beer tasting
  • Lunch or dinner (complete full menu) depending on your Paella class schedule
  • Panoramic City Tour by Bus. Ticket valid over 24 hr.
  • Entry/Admission - Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana
  • Entry/Admission - Valencia Bus Turistic
Not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • School of Paellas class conducted in Spanish and English
  • City tour by bus includes an audio guide in 9 languages
  • Both activities should be done on the same day
  • The School of Paellas is located in the Valencia old town. The bus stop closest to the School of Paellas is “Plaza de la Reina”.
  • You can take the bus after or before the School of Paellas, at any time and at any bus stop, over 24 hours. Frequency: every 30 minutes (autumn and winter) and 20 minutes (spring and summer).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No refunds for latecomers or no-shows.
  • Most travelers can participate
Vuyolwethu N
5 | 2017-12-13

This was really a spectacular experience and our highlight of Valencia. We were a group of 5 and this was far less than what they usually get and this about 15 and above students during peak tourist time. So i think going in November was great due to less tourists. This was amazing from the moment we went to shop for the ingredients for our chicken and rabbit Paella. They tell us what one can use in case the ingredients cannot be found in your own country. The moment we stepped inside the school, they told us not to worry about pictures for they will take them themselves and this they did from when we left to shop right until our Paellas were done. We were couples from South Africa and south side of Italy and one woman from Uruguay but we all did not feel left out in terms of what to do and understanding instructions. The chef spoke mostly Spanish but Mary I might be getting the name wrong whom we went shopping with was also our interpreter and did very well. When the cooking began, my goodness so much fun it was with every little step explained. We thought the only time we will eat was when our Paellas were ready but boy did food and lots of wine keep coming. This was to the point that when the Paellas were done, we were feeling a bit full. So mind how much you eat, as you don't want to spoil your appetite. Even after the Paellas there was dessert. The chef was so hilarious, he made us sing in Spanish and dance around the stove as we instruct our paella to cook well and be delicious! This was theee best experience at this school ever!!! They certify you unprofessionally afterwards and send your pictures just a couple of days later. This is highly highly recommended!

4 | 2016-10-30

The Chef is lovely,we had a great time and the Paella was delicious, we have already cooked one upon our return.

Polly G
5 | 2016-10-17

This was a great experience! We thoroughly enjoyed our upbeat cooking class. Don't miss the market shopping trip for supplies which adds significantly to the overall experience.

5 | 2016-09-26

Great Tour. Chef and staff were amazing. Best Paella I eating and also cooked in my entire life. The experience was so great that if I ever go back to Valencia I will only eat Paella there.

Steven J
5 | 2016-09-19

The class exceeded our expectations in every possible way. The trip to the market to purchase the ingredients not only provided much needed knowledge on what to look for and substitutions, but also provided a cultural education. The Chef and his assistant were amazing. We took this class with my mother-in-law who is from Colombia and has been making Paella longer than I've been alive 60 birthday was this year. She loved it and learned quite a few items!

David G
5 | 2016-09-14

Great fun! Nacho led us to the market where we bought our fresh ingredients for the class. Then Chef Beni took into the kitchen where our group of 7 prepared three large pans of paella. Both men had a great sense of humor. The self-made, authentic paella was delicious and served with appetizer, wine and rice! dessert. We're both very happy with the experience.

Jennifer Z
5 | 2016-08-15

I found Escuela de Arroces y Paella and was a bit on the fence at first because of a small number of reviews but I can tell you with all sincerity that this was one of the best gambles I made on my month-long vacation and I highly, highly recommend this course. I was offered by my hotel concierge to book a paella course that was less than half the price but something in me didn't feel as confident about the one he was describing so I instead booked this class which came with the panoramic city tour and the only regret I have is that I made it for my last day in Valencia rather than my first. The school is situated very close to Placa de la Reina and, as other reviews stated, isn't super easy to find but Google Maps helps you out! The location of the school kitchen and associated restaurant are beautifully stylish, clean, and elegant. Even if I had not taken a cooking class there, I would have paid to eat there! Chef Jaime doesn't speak any English but it didn't end up being any problem at all because there was a lovely sous chef who served as my translator, and it made my experience more authentic! We learned great tips and techniques and the end result was absolutely amazing. I had a wonderful experience and would do it again!

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