Sun, Sea, Sand and Paella in Valencia
- City trip
- 3, 4 or 5 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Get a taste of Valencia during a trip to one of Spain’s finest coastal cities. Incl. hotel, breakfast, paella cooking workshop and return flights!
Valencia is one of those unique places where you can easily combine the attractions of a vibrant Mediterranean city with Spain’s biggest draw: sun, sea and sand... not to mention its wonderful food culture. During this trip, you’ll not only sample paella, but you’ll also learn how to make it in true Spanish style! What could be more fitting during your trip to the place where this iconic dish originated?
- 3, 4 or 5 nights in Valencia
- Breakfast included
- Return flight from Belfast, East Midlands, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted to Valencia
- Paella cooking workshop lasting 3.5 to 4.5 hours
- A chef's hat and apron as a memento
Bienvenido a Valencia!
Valencia: home of paella, quintessentially Spanish streets, and the UNESCO Heritage Site of La Lonja de la Seda. While standing in the old quarter or beside the city's gothic silk exchange, it might feel as though you've stepped back in time. However, look a little closer and you'll see that this charming city is home to breathtaking architecture, contemporary art galleries and an infectious youthful energy. From the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias building, a modern masterpiece by the locally born architect Santiago Calatrava, to the Valencian Institute of Modern Art, which boasts a 10,000-strong collection of contemporary work, it's worth taking some time to get to know this city and enjoy all it has to offer.
• Paella workshop (lasting 3.5 to 4.5 hours) •
During this cooking class, a Spanish chef will teach you how to prepare the authentic Valencian paella. First – during the morning lessons from Monday to Saturday – you will visit Valencia’s impressive Central Market, the Mercat Central, with a guide. Here, you will find out everything about the fresh ingredients you need to make your paella. Next, you will get stuck into preparing the dish itself in the kitchen of the cooking school 'Escuela de arroces y paella Valenciana'.
There’s no better place to learn the art of paella – this school specialises in teaching its chefs-in-training, of which you are one, how to make this typical Valencian dish. But it doesn’t only teach you how to cook the dish; it also gives you an insight into the importance of paella in Spanish culture, the social element to it, and how this dish is usually prepared amongst family and friends… traditionally in the open air and using an open fire.
Once you’ve donned your chef’s apron and hat, you will learn all the tricks of the trade from a genuine paella chef. And now for the best bit: it's time to tuck into your homemade paella, which is traditionally eaten with a spoon straight from the pan! And no homemade feast is complete without a homemade dessert… which you can enjoy if you still have some room left after the main course!
Please note: for safety reasons, children under 12 years of age cannot participate in the workshop. Children are, however, welcome to watch the class and are also invited to enjoy the meal (under the supervision of an adult).
- Airport transfers
If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Max. 2 adults and 2 children per room
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process
On the basis of two full-paying adults, a discount for children may be offered dependent on the chosen travel dates and length of stay. You will see the applicable discount in the final booking process.
Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance
It is possible to arrange a cot during this trip. Contact customer service prior to booking to make an enquiry
Pets are not permitted on this trip due to plane travel
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive your travel documents 5 days prior to departure at the latest
Your passport must be valid for six months upon arrival in Valencia. For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website.
You will find the date and time of your paella cooking workshop in your voucher
Hotel Checkin Valencia is less than a 30-minute walk from Valencia Cathedral and Malvarrosa Beach. Just 500 metres away, you'll find Ayora metro station and there is also a bus stop right in front of the hotel.
Just 500 metres from the Palau de la Música and the Turia Gardens, next to the port of Valencia, you'll be staying in one of the best spots in town. The beaches of Las Arenas and Malvarrosa are also easily accessible.