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Formerly a Roman settlement, Valencia is a charismatic port city on the coast of Spain, and an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination. Its marriage of modern and ancient architecture is a sight to behold – from the futuristic stylings of the City of Arts and Sciences to the 13th-centry Valencia Cathedral. Walk around its avenues and squares and soak up the city’s spellbinding energy. For restful pursuits, take in the beauty of its protected natural wonders including Albufera National Park.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
The City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias) is an incredible feat of architecture, fresh out of a sci-fi film! See this amazing landmark and more on a Valencia city tour. This unique MSC Cruises excursion will see you exploring this extensive museum and cinema complex, celebrated for the futuristic composition of its buildings, including the Oceanographic Museum. Here, you’ll discover species from diverse aquatic environments, such as penguins, jellyfish, sea lions, sharks, rays, and dolphins. Including on this tour is a visit to Our Lady of the Forsaken Basilica, a 17th-century wonder featuring a domed ceiling with fabulous frescoes. You’ll also enjoy a scenic coach trip through Valencia’s magnificent squares and beautiful avenues.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Valencia’s magnificent cathedral, Our Lady of Valencia, consecrated in 1238. On this MSC Cruises excursion you’ll appreciate the ornate architecture of this building which unites Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque styles of architecture. Pause to marvel at the statues, the decorations, the mesmerising painted ceiling, and the frescoes adorning the chapels. The tour also includes a trip to San José Caves, one of Spain’s geological wonders.
Take an MSC Cruises excursion to Albufera, a vast freshwater lagoon and estuary in a protected wildlife park. Here, you’ll partake in a leisurely boat ride across the water, gliding past rice fields, beaches, and a Mediterranean pine forest. Have your camera ready to capture the local wildlife including flamingos, stilts, herons and terns. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour though the Valencia city centre, visiting the central market, the old La Lonja silk exchange, and Valencia Cathedral.
Cruises from/to Valencia in 2021
Excursions & Activities Valencia
TRAVEL TO THE Valencia CRUISE TERMINAL
Valencia Port is easy to get to and well signposted from the city centre. Take the V30 highway if arriving from outside the city.
- The parking area is located just a few minutes from the cruise terminal so no shuttle service is needed
- MSC Parking is bookable online up to 48 hours before your cruise departure. Bookings after the 48 hour deadline can be made directly with MSC Parking, and the same reduced rates will be applied when presenting your cruise travel documents
You can travel from Valencia’s main stations to the cruise terminal by Metro or taxi. There are taxi ranks just outside each of the stations. Depending on the station you initially arrive at in Valencia, you will want to take one of the following Metro lines to reach the port.
From Joaquin Sorolla/Jesus Railway Station: line 5 directly to Grau/Canyamelar station. The Cruise terminal is 1.5 km south of this station.
From the Norte Railway Station or Xativa Metro Station: lines 3 or 5 to Maritim-Serreria station, then take line 6 to Grau/Canyamelar station. The Cruise terminal is 1.5 km south of this station.
Valencia’s Manises Airport is just 15 km (9 miles) from the port. If driving, follow the airport road to the junction with the V-30 Madrid-Valencia highway, which will take you directly to the port. Taxis are available immediately outside the airport buildings.
Travel time: about 25 minutes, depending on traffic.