Valencia is Spain’s third-largest city and is a wonderful starting point for your cruise. Whether you’re a history buff, foodie, or modern explorer, you’re certain to love everything this port city has to offer! Valencia features many parks, landmarks, churches, palaces, museums, and more. Plus, there are many fabulous beaches you can check out since it is located so close to the coast! Since many of Valencia’s highlights are located within close proximity to each other, you won’t have to worry so much about getting around.
A great time to visit Valencia is between March and June (great weather, minimal crowds), or July and October (good beach weather, peak crowds).
American Discount Vacations is proud to offer the best deals possible on all cruises from Valencia, Spain. Backed by our "Low Price Guarantee," and powered by our team of expert travel agents, we're sure to exceed your expectations when booking your next cruise departing from Valencia, Spain!
The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Valencia, Spain. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Valencia, Spain. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Valencia, Spain:
When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.
On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.
All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.
A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.
Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.
The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.
Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.
Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.
These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.
Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.
River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.
Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.
Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Valencia, along with a brief description:
There are so many fabulous plazas in Valencia that you’ll want to visit them all! If you’re interested by history and culture, you might consider making Plaza de la Vergin your first stop. You will discover many historic churches in this area, as well as beautiful old-world architecture, medieval homes, and the oldest neighborhood in the city. If you’re looking to sample some local fare, you can’t miss Plaza del Mercado. This is where you’ll find an open market with hundreds of stalls featuring all different kinds of food, brews, plants and more. The area is also surrounded by breathtaking architecture. There’s also Plaza del Ayuntamiento, where you can spot a number of historic landmarks such as the city’s municipal buildings, as well as mingle with locals.
♦ Parks and Wildlife
If you’re looking to spend time outdoors but don’t have your heart set on the beach, there a few great highlights in Valencia that you should not miss. One of them is Turia Gardens, which is a 6-mile park of luscious trees, water, flowers, and a paved walkway for relaxing strolls. Many locals hang out here, making it a great opportunity to mingle. Another nature-themed highlight is the Bioparc, which is a zoo that is designed to mimic native African environments, such as Madagascar. Among some of the residents you’ll find in the zoo include lions, giraffes, monkeys, elephants, zebras, and more. It’s a great family activity if you’re traveling with youngsters!
What’s a vacation without a day or two at the beach? When spending time in Valencia, there are many beaches where you can have some fun under the sun. One intriguing beach area is the Valencia Marina (also known as Juan Carlos I Royal Marina). This is where you can watch yachts sail in and out, as well as enjoy historic architecture. There are a bunch of shops and restaurants located nearby. Other noteworthy beaches that are close to the city center include Playa del Cabanyal (featuring a promenade), Mary Sombra, and Platja de Llevant. If you are willing to travel a little further south, you will discover miles of beaches from Playa de Perros Pinedo all the way down to Platja Les Palmeres.
Average monthly high and low temperatures. Values are in Fahrenheit (switch to Celsius):
Total per month. Values are in inches (switch to millimeters):
Days of precipitation per month:
The information above is provided for informational purposes only. Monthly statistics are based on the most recent instance of that month. Weather is subject to change and cannot be guaranteed. The data is provided by a third-party and we accept no liability regarding its accuracy.