Las Fallas of Valencia

If you're in Spain around March time and need some good reasons to travel to Valencia, Las Fallas is about the best one. Between the 12th and 19th of March, the people of Valencia block traffic with towering sculptured statues that artisans have spent the past year making. All day and night, crowds of locals and foreigners fill the streets and the sounds of exploding firecrackers and fireworks fill the air. If firecrackers scare you, it's always wise to be careful, but within a few hours of the explosions, you'll probably find that you're lighting some yourself. At the end of the week, the huge statues are awarded prizes and then all are set on fire, which marks the end of Las Fallas and the beginning of spring. Smaller celebrations start from the 1st March.

FALLAS PACKAGES 2009

FA01. FALLAS Tour by Minibus and walking

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Activity Objective: Private tour to discover the foundations of the city through it's monuments and understand what Fallas is all about. A visit to the Museum.

Visit duration: 4 or 8 hours subject to options.

Beginning of activity:10 a.m. (10 h)

Gathering point: Hotel or North Train Station (Xátiva street, Valencia)

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Monuments to visit:

  • Serranos Tower
  • Manises Square
  • Cathedral
  • Round Square, Lonja, Central Market

After we finish visiting the monuments in the old quarter we can witness the Mascletà in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento at 2 pm, Between the 1st and 19th March, Then on for some lunch at a great location restaurant (Optional) After which we can have a little walk by the old river (Turia) until Fallas’s Museum and then the return journey back to your hotel.

Monuments’ tickets arranged by Valencia’s city hall:

  • Valencia Cathedral: 2,10 €/person
  • Miguelete: 2€/person
  • Serrano Tower: 1€/person
  • Lonja: free until restoration work is finished
  • Fallas Museum: free for groups (previous reservation)

Remarks:

  • We recommend to use comfortable shoes.

Options:

  • Good restaurants can be arranged which supply a 3 course meal for 10 - 30 Euros.
  • VIP Balcony can be arranged for the Mascleta (Subject to availability.) 40 Euros

Valencia VIP - have arranged a walking tour of fallas 2007 around the centre of the city on the mornings of the 12th to the 19th of March. We will be meeting at 10.30am, place to be confirmed, but more than likely, in a bar on the Ayuntamiento, Valencia's Town Hall Square, You will be taken around the biggest and best ninots, we'll tell you what they are all about and also about the history behind fallas, then to a nice homely Spanish restaurant for a well deserved lunch!!!

You will need your comfy walking shoes, and if you are coming - we will need the date you wish to come, and we need to know by Sunday 12th at 20,00hrs and some kind of contact number, an english mobile number will do (as long as it works in spain of course!!). - So if you are interested in seeing arguably the most exciting festival in Europe, send us an email and we will get information to you as soon as we can, - so if you want to join a tour let us know fast.

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General information

  • Minimum service is a Half a Day
  • The time service and km, Driven will start from our offices
  • Supplement charge for Night time service (20.-h / 08.h ) Charge 20%
  • The rates do not include calls, Tolls, baggage's insurance and parking fees.
  • Extra charge for telephone car: 10%. Plus cost calls.
  • Driver's lunch or dinner (14.-h / 16.-h ) and from (22.-h / 24.-h) 16 € each.
  • Driver overnight stay charge 96 € / day (Hotel + Food)
  • Plus taxes