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Albufera touristic bus and boat ride

Benidorm - Costa Blanca
EXPERIENCES Destination LOADING Select the dates Check-in date Departure date: Job
Extended description Escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city with a visit to Albufera Natural Park just a few kilometres south of the city. This wonderful wetland is centres around a large lagoon and is served by a hop on-hop off bus service from Valencia. The contrast between the urban jungle and the unspoiled wilds so close together could not be greater. This tour also includes a cruise on the lagoon.

The bus has six stops within Valencia proper, including the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, before heading south past rice paddies on the way to the park. Arrive at Albufera and drive along the narrow strip of pines and sand dunes that separates the lagoon from the Mediterranean. Catch a glimpse of the hundreds of species of birds, including storks and northern shovellers. See the maquis scrubland and Mediterranean plants such as myrtle, rosemary and thyme, which grow wild in vast quantities.

The name Albufera has its origins in the Arabic for ‘the small sea’, al-buhayra. The freshwater lagoon itself is Spain’s largest lake despite only being about one-third of its size two centuries ago. There are more than 30 islets jutting of from the water adding a scenic touch to any photos you take during your cruise, which will be about half-an-hour long.

The villages around the lagoon are renowned for their paellas (the dish has its origins here) and make an ideal stop for lunch (not included).

Start/opening time
Depends on the stop but the first bus leaves Aqua shopping centre at 10am.

End/closing time
Last bus departs Aqua shopping centre:
March, April, October to December at 4pm
Easter week at 5pm
May, June and September at 6:15pm
July and August at 7:15pm

Audioguide available in Japanese, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Catalan and Mandarin.

Redeem information
Voucher type: Printed
Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.

Start point:
Plaza de la Reina
You can join the bus at each stop.

End point: Same as the starting point

Duration: 2 Hours

Guide options
Guide type: Audioguide
Address or meeting pointPlaza de la Reina
What´s included
Venues to be visitedPoint of interest: 1. Aqua Multiespacio
Venues to be visitedPoint of interest: 2. Baleares
Venues to be visitedPoint of interest: 3. Nuevo centro
Venues to be visitedPoint of interest: 4. Conference Hall
Venues to be visitedPoint of interest: 5. Hotel Eurostars Gran Valencia
Venues to be visitedPoint of interest: 6. Plaza de la Reina
Venues to be visitedPoint of interest: 7. City of Arts and Sciences