With the Valencia Tourist Card or Valencia Family Card, you can make some great savings and enjoy the city without having to worry about counting the pennies. Valencia is a great destination for a long weekend, and the Tourist Card is the ideal way to make everything that much easier, as it comes in 24-, 48- or 72-hour formats. If you are staying in the city longer than 72 hours (we highly recommend it!) then you can recharge your card at locations across town.
Along with discounts on transport, leisure, eating out and family tourism, cardholders can also enjoy discounted travel according to their personal preference, with options including free public transport around the city or seven days without transport for those who would like to discover the city by foot. The card also includes offers on guided bike tours and bike rental.
The VTC is the perfect accompaniment for a spot of sightseeing, as it includes free entry to all of Valencia’s public museums and monuments. Don’t miss the World Heritage Site Lonja de la Seda – a former trading centre with beautiful late-Gothic architecture – and the Torres de Serranos, the iconic gates that were part of Valencia’s medieval city wall. Many free entry vouchers also include discounts at the gift shop.
Cardholders can also enjoy reduced price entry into plenty more attractions including the City of Arts and Sciences, the world-famous cathedral (home of the authentic Holy Grail), the botanical gardens and Valencia’s wonderful Bioparc. Built around the ‘zoo-immersion’ concept with the principles of sustainable design and specialised animal care at its core, the Bioparc it is home to four thousand animals.
Taking a bus tour is one of the greatest ways to really get an idea of your surroundings and the card includes discounts bus fare on many tourist bus routes. It also includes offers on city centre audioguides and the historic tour, where a guidewill introduce you to the wonders of Valencia past, with a visit to the Lonja and a taste of the horchata (traditional local drink) at the Central Market.
Foodies can enjoy discounts on gastronomy tours and paella workshops, while the wide range of participating restaurants offer the chance to sample authentic local cuisine or a range of international fare. Shopaholics can benefit from discounts on jewellery, clothes, local crafts and souvenirs while there’s also discounted entry at the thermal spa for those who fancy a pampering.
The small print
Purchase the card online at Visit Valencia (http://shop.visitvalencia.com/en/valencia-tourist-card/product/valencia-tourist-card) to receive a 10% exclusive discount or a 15% discount for groups. Your card can be delivered to your home or hotel for a minimal charge or collected from any Tourist Information Office for free. Don’t miss out on the chance to save a whole bundle of cash while enjoying this wonderful city and all it has to offer!