Flight and hotel packages to Valencia
Presentation of Valencia
Although Spain's third-largest city, Valencia is sometimes overlooked by tourists. That's a shame, as a holiday in Valencia makes a hugely appealing prospect. Less crowded than many cities yet with a busy cultural scene and abundant nightlife, this is also one of Spain's greenest cities thanks to the park that now runs through the urban area as a result of flood-prevention schemes. Many people choose our all-inclusive package holidays to Valencia to see the space-age buildings of Santiago Calatrava, but it also has excellent restaurants, winding lanes and fine beaches. To see more of this beguiling Spanish city, get in touch with us.
Things to know before visiting Valencia
Since millions of British people visit Spain every year, your flight to Valencia should go very smoothly. For package holidays in Valencia of under three months, you won't need ID beyond a valid passport. You'll need to carry this with you, as police officers can ask for it; hotels will also register your details. It makes sense to pick up a free European Health Insurance Card to cover emergencies; it's simple to apply. Valencia's airport, also known as Manises, is very convenient as it's a mere five miles to the west of the city. Another thing that's convenient is booking with us – so contact us now!
What is the weather in Valencia?
It's a classic Mediterranean climate, so a flight and hotel to Valencia will certainly warm you up. Compare holidays in Valencia to other destinations and you'll notice that the city has bags of sunshine and very warm summer days, with maximum temperatures in July and August reaching around 30 degrees C. This is a great time to enjoy the cooler evenings, when it's still a very comfortable 22C. There's little risk of freezing in Valencia, as even in the middle of winter afternoons usually hit the high teens. The sea's closeness means holiday packages in Valencia have the edge taken off the greatest heat by the Mediterranean's influence. We'll help you find the right time to travel.
Things to do in Valencia
This city's unhurried feel makes it enjoyable to explore at your own pace on package holidays in Valencia. There are always new attractions opening, but try these:
- City of Arts and Sciences – a futuristic complex containing an aquarium, IMAX cinema, science museum and more
- Valencia Bioparc – 25-acre zoo containing many African animals in a landscaped, largely cageless environment
- Llotja de la Seda – grand 500-year-old building showcasing the work of the medieval Kingdom of Valencia's stonemasons
- Valencia Cathedral — built in the Valencian Gothic style, it contains a chalice claimed to be the Holy Grail
- Playa de la Malvarrosa – the city's best beach has huge expanses of sand; it's a fantastic place to watch sunrises
Keep an eye on local listings for live music events, as these often appear at short notice. For flight and hotel deals to Valencia you won't want to miss, see our website now!
Places to visit near Valencia
Whether you pick a flight from London to Valencia or begin somewhere else, it's tempting to stay in the city throughout your break, but you'll get more out of your visit if you take a day trip or two. One fascinating destination is Cuenca, where "hanging houses" built into cliffs seem to defy gravity. Another option during your holiday in Valencia is to make the short train trip to Cullera and explore Dragut's Cave or the Aquopolis water park. If you love paella, a visit to El Palma in the Albufera Natural Park is a must during discount holidays in Valencia – it's renowned for its locally-grown rice. Sagunto, 20 miles from Valencia, has outstanding Roman ruins to explore. See all these places and more when you book with us!
What to eat in Valencia?
You can eat extremely well here, something which makes a flight from Manchester to Valencia very enticing. For top-notch Mediterranean cuisine that will make package holidays to Valencia feel luxurious, head for Ruzafa and try Camarena. It's not cheap, but even on low-cost holidays in Valencia, it's worth pushing the boat out! If your budget is more limited, tapas is a great option; there are even walking tours of the best bars. El Camerino Taberna looks a little garish from outside, but you'll find large portions and an infectious atmosphere. The seafood here is often superb, and Restaurante Navarro serves up glorious calamari. To fill your stomach without emptying your wallet, let us take you to sunny Spain!