Luxury travelers looking for something different on their next trip to Valencia, Spain, needn’t look any further. After experiencing Sea Saffron on my recent visit to the city, I can highly recommend the tour, which is anything but ordinary.
Eduardo Aguilar was our guide for the evening; he also happens to be the owner, and his passion for the company and his city is truly infectious. He was gregarious, easy to talk with and knowledgeable. Our experience began at our city center hotel, Vincci Mercat, with a private transfer to the City of Arts and Sciences. Aguilar was there to greet and escort us.
We wandered the City of Arts and Sciences, a focal point of the city featuring the buildings of renowned, world-famous and Valencia-born architect Santiago Calatrava, with Aguilar describing to us more about each building’s inspiration. We stopped for pictures, each more scenic than the last, and even spoke to each other from opposite ends of the same wall, a good distance apart, to see how the architecture of the El Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe lends itself to this unique acoustic trick.
After the walking tour, we strolled to Valencia’s tallest building; in a rented space on the top floor, our exclusive experience continued with a private, 10-course tapas tasting. Timed to sunset, we first savored the views of Valencia and beyond while enjoying Cava, Manchego cheese and Marcona almonds. As the temperatures dropped, we moved inside to resume the experience.
Each of the 10 courses was delicious. It’s nearly impossible to select a favorite from among the bites we experienced. Many dishes were regional specialties and boasted local products, helping incorporate Valencia even more. Each course was paired with Spanish wines, and we sampled both whites and reds throughout the evening.
A private transfer is arranged for guests both ways; in our case, we decided to keep the night going with a glass of agua de Valencia at Café de las Horas in city center, rather than return right to our hotel. It was no problem for Aguilar to change the destination of our return transfer, further ensuring a seamless experience.
From beginning to end, we couldn’t have asked for a better evening.
tel 34 620 090 266
At FXExpress Publications, Inc., we can’t wait to #ComeBacktoTravel, and we can’t wait for the travel industry and others to #ComeBacktoGT. Join us over the next several weeks as we entice you with photos from some of the places we’re most excited to visit. Take a visual journey through some of the Florida Keys’ most breathtaking sights with us, just in time for the June 1 reopening.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
People need a “chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air.” This is a sentiment we all likely share, as does the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union. The EC included that phrase when it released its plan to help reopen Europe following the COVID-19 global pandemic. While most EU borders remain closed to international travel until at least mid-June, the EC’s plan starts with inter-Europe travel, and are non-binding recommendations and guidelines. European countries still have the final decision, so travelers are advised to check the restrictions of the countries they plan to visit. According to the EC, “blanket restrictions of free movement are replaced by targeted measures.”
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
The cruise industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
Two Florida hotels boast reopening offers as Florida begins its phased reopening.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
MMGY Global Launches Travel Safety Barometer to Track U.S. Travelers’ Perception During Reopening Phase of Pandemic
MMGY Global launched its new Travel Safety Barometer, a sentiment tracking tool created for the travel and tourism industry to track American travelers’ perceptions of safety when it comes to specific travel behaviors as the country begins to reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed by MMGY’s Travel Intelligence research and insights division, the barometer is an information resource for business and leisure travelers and the travel industry.