Valencia – casting off
Located alongside the Mediterranean Sea, Valencia is the perfect combination of tradition and modernity, and it has evolved without relinquishing its historical roots or inheritance. Its unique fusion of ancient history and dynamic innovation provide for a setting that offers a highly diverse range of activities and attracts a wide variety of cruise visitors. And, last but not the least, its climate, with an average annual temperature of 17 degrees centigrade (63 degrees Fahrenheit) and at least 300 sunny days per year.
This innovative spirit has contributed to Valencia’s leading growth in the area of urban tourism in Europe. Valencia’s cruise industry has experienced a period of spectacular growth due to the combined efforts of Valencia Tourism and the Port Authority over the last few years: 2016 counted 181 stop-overs with 4030264 passengers.
The variety of tourist activities for all audiences makes Valencia a very appealing destination. With mild temperatures year round, the city offers a harmonious blend of ancient and cutting edge architecture, the Marina, kilometres of beaches and green pedestrian zones crisscrossing the city from east to west, natural parks just 15 minutes from the centre and delicious gastronomy— prepared with fresh, quality ingredients — that show cases both its traditional dishes and those prepared by Michelin star chefs.
On course for our destination
The Port of Valencia has excellent connections to the International Airport, which is just 30 minutes away by road as well as by public transport. The 350km between Valencia and the capital Madrid can be covered in just one and a half hours with the AVE High Speed Train, which is without question a great incentive that makes it easier for passengers to reach our port.
Popular/emblematic tourist routes
Historic centre: Valencia boasts cultural jewels over one thousand years old. Admire a spectacular range of architectural contrasts, and travel from the Middle Ages to the 21st century by merely turning the corner. You may discover the historical legacy that the silk industry left in Valencia: visit the Silk Exchange Gothic building (World Heritage Site), the recently restored Silk Museum and make a stop visiting a traditional Valencian clothing shop.
New tourist attractions: There are a very wide range of tourist attractions such as the Valencia Natural Spaces with the Bioparc as main representative, the architecture masterpieces of all periods, the Mediterranean lifestyle and the projection of the city of Science and Arts.
Shopping: Many of the shops in the main tourist areas of the city are open every day of the week, including Sundays, to offer better service to the tourists who visit Valencia.
Nature, Sports, and Wines: A day of golfing may be enjoyed at one of the several clubs close to the city as well as pleasant bike or Segway excursions along the park of the old riverbed or the Albufera Nature Reserve. Very close to Valencia you can find a number of wine producing areas that are very attractive for the visitor, due to the beauty of their landscapes and the quality of their wines.
Port infrastructure for cruises
The Port of Valencia has two quays for cruise ships with a length of up to 300m and three more berths for those vessels with a length of more than 300m. Both infrastructures offer the latest standards in quality of services and safety for passengers as well as for the vessels. It includes:
New cruise ship area at the North Expansion:
– Cruises Quay One (430m), Two (430m), and Three (780m) and 16m draft
This terminal is equipped with all the latest conveniences for cruise passengers and companies and is located at the Port entrance, close to public transport to the city, at the beginning of the Marina.
– Transversal Quay (395m) 10,5m draft
– Poniente Quay (330m) 11m draft