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Peñiscola & San Mateo Day Trip
US$ 91.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Explore two important locations in the Castellón province on this Peñíscola & San Mateo Day Trip from Valencia. Discover the history and culture of these two towns along the Mediterranean.

Views of Peñiscola
The white coloured houses in Peñíscola
San Mateo church

Peñíscola & San Mateo Day Trip

At 9 am we'll meet in the centre of Valencia, and board a bus en route to Castellón to visit Peñíscola and San Mateo. We'll head north past the Way of El Cid.

The first stop will be Peñíscola, where after a two-hour journey we'll admire its impressive castle whose walls rise up before the Mediterranean as if they were sculpted into the rock. The town full of white coloured houses hides an abundance of history dating back to the Templar period. Its streets recall the controversial 14th-century antipope Papa Luna, who lived in the small town in Castellón. It's also a location for famous Spanish TV shows and films. 

Following on, we'll visit the historical heart of the Maestrazgo region, San Mateo. The bus will take us through mountainous areas that are a contrast to Valencia's coastline landscape. You'll have free time in San Mateo to explore the town and enjoy some local cuisine. 

Once we've finished lunch, the day trip will continue with a two hour guided tour around San Mateo, home to great historical figures. Its buildings remind visitors of the town's glorious past linked to its trade relations with Florence. Amongst its gothic buildings, many important events took place including the East-West Schism.

After spending the day discovering the history of Peñíscola and San Mateo, we'll go back to the bus and head to Valencia. The tour will finish at 8 pm at the starting point.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 15 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
  • At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.
  • 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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Adults Children between 4 and 15 years old Children under 4 years old
Tour in English
US$ 91.20
US$ 54.70

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 91.20
  • Children between 4 and 15 years old

    US$ 54.70
  • Children under 4 years old


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11 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.


Transport by bus.

English speaking guide.

Not included


When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.


No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.



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.

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US$ 91.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Calle Guillem de Castro, 16