On this tour you’ll walk around the city, in a guided visit to the Valencia historic centre and their majestic churches where you’ll reveal the secret and history of the Holy Grail. But also you’ll get to know the places that you cannot miss on your visit to Valencia, travelling by a tourist bus towards the historic and the modern area of the city.
In the morning, prepare yourself to discover the history of the Holy Grail, from its roots in Jerusalem to its current location in the Valencia cathedral. Various studies carried out in recent years concluded that the authentic Chalice used by Jesus in The Last Supper is the one preserved in the Holy Chalice Chapel into the Valencia cathedral. The Vatican also supports this theory, since in 2015 has granted a retirement year (Jubilee year) each 5 years so the pilgrims could visit the Valencia Cathedral to venerate the Holy Grail.
This guided tour begins with a visit to San Juan del Hospital Church, the oldest in Valencia. Then you’ll visit the lively Plaza de la Virgen, the nerve centre of the city. After that you’ll go to the cathedral and its Museum, that treasures valuable religious artwork of Valencian artists throughout history. You’ll continue towards the San Nicolas Church. It’s known as the “Valencian Sistine Chapel" by their impressive set of frescoes painted over 2,000 square meters of vaults, ribs and columns.
The day continues with a comfortably trip around all the city, enjoying the 2 routes that offers the Tourist Bus: the first one, Historical Valencia route will take you to the monumental area in Valencia: the old town, the city centre and other sites of interest such as the Museum of Fine Arts San Pio V, the Bioparc zoo, the old river Turia course, or the historical La Paz Street and Calle de las Barcas (street of the Boats). On the Valencia Maritime route you’ll know the modern area in Valencia: The City of Arts and Sciences, where you’ll see the Arts Palace (Valencia Opera), the Hemisferic, the Oceanografic and Principe Felipe Sciences Museum. You'll also apreciate the modern Port of Valencia or the Malvarrosa Beach, among others.
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.
Route A: Stops
Plaza de la Reina (last Sunday of each month moves to Conde de Trenor, 2 street)/IVAM/San Pio V Museum/Nuevo Centro mall/ Congress Palace /Dama Ibérica monument/Bioparc/ Historical Valencia Museum/AVE train station (last Sunday of each month not available).
Route B: Stops
Pza de la Reina (last Sunday of each month moves to Conde de Trenor, 2 street) / Bullring/ Fallas Museum/ City of Arts and Sciences / Oceanographic/ Aqua mall/ Marina Real/ Las Arenas Hotel/Port/ Baleares Av./ Mestalla Stadium/ San Pio V Museum.