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Activities in Elche

Free Tour Elche

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Tamara has been an excellent guide and has explained the history of the city to me in detail.
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The free tour around Elche is the best way to explore the most symbolic areas of the city while walking around the old town.

The free tour around Elche is the best way to explore the most symbolic areas of the city while walking around the old town.

Free Tour Elche

We'll meet at the tourist office in the heart of Elche. From here we'll start the free tour and explore the most important corners of the city with two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Join the tour to find out what these are!

The first stop will be the Municipal Park, where we'll find the famous 'Palmeral'. This palm grove is the largest in Europe, covering 1.4 sq miles (3.5 km2) and symbolising the Arabic history throughout the Iberian Peninsula. The unique natural area, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, has 200,000 palm trees.

Following on, we'll go to the Santa Maria basilica to learn more about the second site named as a UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. A famous religious event is performed in August every year called 'El Misteri d'Elx'; dating back to the 15th Century it reenacts the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Also, we'll take you around the Palace of Altamira, which over time has been a fort, a textile factory, a prison and it's now a museum. Did you know that it is one of the best-preserved defensive complexes in the Alicante province?

To finish the tour, we'll head to the Calahorra Tower. It's protected inside the ancient city walls and hides impressive frescos from the early 20th century.

Important Information

When the tour ends you'll set the price with your tip, depending on your rating of the guide's service. 


Groups with more than 6 people aren't admitted on this free tour. If your group is bigger than this please contact us

Minors should be accompanied by adults. There should be a maximum of three minors per adult. 

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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 10 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.


Meeting point

Elche Tourist Information Office