If any city embodies the Mediterranean, it is Alicante!
If you are a "food lover" and enjoy an excursion through our cultural spots & our culinary traditions, and like to hear stories firsthand, this is your tour.
Alicante grown with the heritage of many ancient Mediterranean cultures.
You will conquer all its wonder flavors walking along the streets where the land is perfectly placed along side the sea.
You will hear all my stories of a lover of the city that after living abroad can compare the beauty of a small but rich in culture city,
Includes Alicante cultural "highlights". You will hear about our Festivities: Bonfires, Santa Cruz in Easter pilgrimage, ancient Alicante fishing and trading tradition). Even the bombing from Mussolini forces to the city, still in our memories taught by my grandmother.
1- I will meet you at our meeting point, shuttle stop ( which is 2 min shuttle drive from the cruise) or meet at Central Market/ Santa Barbara Castle entranc.
Going up the castle ( by taxi)
Stepping down from the Castle mountain walking down the walls (if open) or Ereta Park to
2- the Old Center Santa Cruz, and head to Central Market
3- Then visit Central Market and our surroundings if you do not like to go inside for a tour & traditions visiting some gourmet quality places.
We will taste our goods at these places if you are buying or stop for tapas in a terrace outside. (around 1 hour )
3- City center: If you have not visited yet, we will pass by our Cultural Highlights & Spots. (passing by Cathedral, Santa Cruz Barrio, the smallest streets, etc) Stop for tapas and drinks maybe.
4- Heading down to Plazas where we can also seat for drinks, or head to my ice-cream favorite place in . . . . . "Europe";)
This is one/ two stops( o for the culinary tour standing at quality bars &/or previous BOOKING we will seat
MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours
This tour may last 3-4 hrs, depending on your timing. I am flexible with times, start/finis. If I have the time.
Santa Barbara Castle opens at 10:00. ( parking is closed due to Covid.) Only walking or taxi allowed, or leaving people and me trying to park down hill and then come back to the castle) ( we arrange this if is the situation w/your group.
Some tapas bars around old city and Central Market are open early the morning.
Gourmet restaurants start at 13:00: as special ones, Michelin..
-Mostly walking*/**through the city center.
- If you take a complete WALKING TOUR I could pick you up walking from your the harbour( PORTAMARIS HOTEL roundabout, where FREE cruise transfer bus leaves everybody.
- If there is an imposibility of walking we will stop by 2/3 parkings , and I will leave people in the parking entrance and I will parking the car and then picking up by car also in certain point. We do arrange this separately
*However upon request we can hire taxis/car.
- Guiding Services
ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED
15 euros - Option depending on budget and gourmet style:
All from 6€ to 40 € ( Gourmet) in tapas & wine & beer
An option is having a paella tapa : 3-4 € or paella lunch: 10€ to 25 € per person.
PLUS the money pocket to buy your gourmet goods from 3 €..to your desire. This is optional as well.
Please remember to come with an empty stomach :)
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
- I could provide an Audi 4. Year 2017 if available , or rent a service.