València, the third-largest city in Spain, it is located on the countries eastern coast, at the mouth of the Turia River, right in the centre of the Gulf of València. It is situated on the shores of the Mediterranean and has everything you will want from a holiday destination.
THINGS TO DO…
You won’t get enough of this Mediterranean city, with more than 2,000 years of history, green spaces, various museums, historic buildings, lively squares with terraces to enjoy the sun, not to forget the long sandy beaches.
The City of Arts and Sciences is a cultural and architectural complex. It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.
It is situated at the end of the former riverbed of the river Turia, which was drained and rerouted after a catastrophic flood in 1957. The old riverbed was turned into a picturesque sunken park.
An impressive city that can be enjoyed both inside and out, whether by watching an opera or 3D IMAX film, or visiting the interactive museum or the largest aquarium in Europe.
You might not expect a city beach to be this vibrant, but Valencia is home to miles of golden sand, a short trip out of the city centre by public transport.
The wide, clean blue-flag beach offers plenty of space to relax, plus there are plenty of other beaches to explore along the Valencian coastline.
Mestalla Stadium Tour. Forevertour Mestalla is a tour through the history of València CF that will make you feel like a professional footballer.
Visit the trophy room, the VIP gallery, the press room and the dressing room. Feel the excitement as you walk down the tunnel before treading on Mestalla’s turf and sitting down on the bench to take in the panoramic view of Spain’s oldest stadium with more than 90 years of history.
The tour departs from Access for 3 at the stadium and takes about one hour. Please note there are no tours on closed-door training days. On match days, tours are held up to 5 hours before kick-off (The dressing room will not be visited).
The following airlines offer direct flights from the UK and Ireland to Valencia.
British Airways from London-Heathrow
Easyjet from London-Gatwick
Ryanair from Belfast City, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, London-Stansted and Manchester.
Vuelling from London-Gatwick
Alternatively, you could fly into Alicante which is around 105 miles away. The following airlines fly there from the UK and Ireland.
Aer Lingus from Dublin
British Airways from London-Gatwick and Southampton
easy Jet from Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool. London-Gatwick, London-Luton and Manchester
Jet 2 from Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle
Ryanair from Aberdeen, Belfast-City, Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Kerry, Knock, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London-Southend, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newquay, Prestwick, Shannon and Teeside
TUI from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne
Vueling from Cardiff and London-Gatwick
Wizz-Air from Cardiff, Doncaster-Sheffield and London-Luton