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Activities in Valencia

Day Trip to Morella & Peñíscola

26 reviews | 252 travellers
It has been a very pleasant and interesting experience, with a good guide. experience to repeat
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Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Travel to the province of Castellón and explore the beautiful medieval town of Morella and the town of Peñíscola, where you'll learn about the interesting history of Pope Luna. There's so much to be discovered!

Travel to the province of Castellón and explore the beautiful medieval town of Morella and the town of Peñíscola, where you'll learn about the interesting history of Pope Luna. There's so much to be discovered!

Day Trip to Morella & Peñíscola

At around 7 am we will pick you up from your chosen meeting point in the centre of Valencia and we'll head north towards Morella. We'll travel almost parallel to the beautiful coastline for just over two hours, and we'll then reach the walled, hill-top town. This is a true medieval treasure!

We'll wander along the steep, characteristic cobblestone streets, and we'll stop at the different local craft stalls. We'll end at the historic castle, which stands tall at the top of the town. Did you know that El Cid Campeador once stayed here?

We'll enter this Islamic fortress built in the 13th century, and you'll discover how it gained importance for the Crown of Aragon. After the tour of the castle, you'll have some free time to keep exploring Morella and even try some of the delicious local cuisine.

After lunch, we'll head east to Peñíscola. On the journey, we'll reveal the origins of this historical city, famed for a very controversial historical figure, Pope Luna.

Once we reach our destination, we'll first visit the castle, located on a hilltop at the shore. Pope Luna, also known as Antipope Benedict XIII, is one of the most polemic religious figures in the history of Spain, and he used this fortress as his palace and personal library. We'll tell you more on the day of the tour!

We'll then continue our tour, visiting the old town of Peñíscola, which is home to Islamic, Roman and Templar architecture. Not only that, but we'll follow the outline of the old wall that protected the city. You'll feel like you've travelled back in time.

After a complete day of exploring, we'll return to Valencia and drop you back at your selected meeting point.

Pickup

The tour includes pickup at the following points in the city:

  • Torres de Serranos
  • Torres de Quart
  • Sercotel Sorolla Palace
  • NH Valencia Center
  • Ciudad de la Justicia de Valencia
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Price

Adults Children 7-10 years old Children under 7
Day trip in English
US$ 81.60
US$ 71.40
not permitted

Day trip in English

  • Adults

    US$ 81.60
  • Children 7-10 years old

    US$ 71.40
  • Children under 7

    not permitted

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

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

Duration

9 hours.

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

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

Included

Pickup and drop off at selected meeting point

English speaking guide

Transport by bus

Tickets in Morella

Not included

Lunch

Ticket to the Castillo de Peñíscola: 5 (US$ 5.10) per person

When to book?

You can book up until 1.5 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.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

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 4 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

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 81.60

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