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Valencia City of the Arts & Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) Tours

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Situated along Valencia’s old Turia riverbed, the visually striking City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias) was the work of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The spectacular architecture is just part of the appeal of the futuristic complex, home to a science museum, planetarium, and more—all popular with families.

The Basics
You haven’t seen Valencia until you’ve seen its City of the Arts and Sciences, an icon in the Spanish city. The site encompasses the Prince Philip Science Museum, Hemispheric Planetarium (with its own IMAX cinema), Oceanographic Park (Oceanografic), and the Palace of the Arts (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia). You can purchase solo tickets for each individual attraction within the park, or save on combo tickets to two or more of the buildings. It’s also possible to see the attraction on a guided tour of Valencia, which might include other experiences like rooftop wine tasting, a Segway sightseeing tour, or a guided bike ride through the city, depending on the option you choose.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The City of Arts and Sciences is a must-see for architecture buffs and families.
  • Choose between a single attraction ticket or a combo ticket with access to the science museum, aquarium, and planetarium.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and water, as much of the complex is outside without much shade.
  • The City of the Arts and Sciences is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Valencia City of Arts and Sciences is southeast of central Valencia. Buses run here from the center of town, and the Alameda metro stop is a 15-minute walk from the complex.

When to Get There
The City of Arts and Sciences is open throughout the year. To best enjoy the outdoor architecture, plan to visit in the morning or evening to avoid the heat; expect daily highs around 95°F (35°C) during July and August.

Visiting the City of Arts and Sciences
While it’s possible to experience all of the City of Arts and Sciences’ attractions in a single day, it’s recommended to dedicate at least two days if you want to see everything. A typical visit to the science museum takes about three hours, while the aquarium takes four, depending on how many shows you plan to see. Individual sessions at the planetarium last about 45 to 50 minutes.
Address: Autopista del Saler, Valencia 46013, Spain
Hours: Varies by season
Admission: Varies
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54 Tours and Activities to Experience Valencia City of the Arts & Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias)

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Valencia City of Arts & Sciences Tour with Rooftop Wine Tasting and Tapas

Valencia City of Arts & Sciences Tour with Rooftop Wine Tasting and Tapas

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With its futuristic buildings and fascinating exhibits, the City of the Arts and Sciences is an attraction at the top of many Valencia itineraries. Combine a visit to the site with tapas and wine tasting on one of Valencia’s highest terraces on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people. Pose for photographs outside of the dynamic buildings, and then ascend to the rooftop terrace to indulge in a tasting menu of Valentian delicacies and regional wines. Drop-off to your hotel at the end of the experience is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.12
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$101.12
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Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences Tour

Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences Tour

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Experience the modern masterpiece at the heart of Valencia’s cultural scene with a guided, 3-hour tour of the spectacular City of Arts and the Sciences. Walk along the length of this futuristic complex designed by celebrated Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, while learning about its construction and the many events and attractions contained within its eye-popping structures. Step inside several buildings, including the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum and the Oceanogràfic — Europe’s largest aquarium.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.43
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Valencia Shore Excursion: Highlights Tour, Tapas & Wine in 11th Century Monument

Valencia Shore Excursion: Highlights Tour, Tapas & Wine in 11th Century Monument

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Get the most out of your time in Valencia on this half-day shore excursion. Visit landmarks such as the Church of San Nicolas, and Central Market. It'll be a hassle-free day with entrance fees, a guide, and a delicious tapas lunch and wine tasting from the rooftop of City and Arts and Sciences included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.96
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$118.96
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Valencia City Sights Bike Tour

Valencia City Sights Bike Tour

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Explore the historic treasures and modern marvels of Valencia on a bike tour. Join a group and a street-savvy local guide to pedal past the city’s most interesting attractions, from an ancient Roman square to the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences complex. Enjoy the fresh air and the freedom to stop often and snap photos while learning the fascinating history of this beautiful port city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.74
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$29.74
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City of Arts and Sciences Ninebot by Segway Tour in Valencia

City of Arts and Sciences Ninebot by Segway Tour in Valencia

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Travel between two city highlights with ease on a Segway tour of Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences and Turia Park, ideal for visitors with limited time. Save time and fatigue as you glide between locations, and look out for landmarks including the Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe, Exposition Bridge, and Gulliver Park. Forget the guidebook with insights provided by professional guide, and depart at a time that suits your schedule.
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  • 1 hour 18 minutes
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$35.69
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Valencia Arts and Sciences Segway Tour

Valencia Arts and Sciences Segway Tour

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Save you feet while getting a glimpse of Valencia’s modern architecture on this 2-hour Segway tour of the City of Arts and Sciences complex with professional art historian guide. Glide past some of Valencia’s most important contemporary buildings as you admire visually striking structures like ‘L'Hemisfèric,’ ‘L’Umbracle,’ Science Museum ‘Príncipe Felipe,’ and much more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.43
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All of Valencia Private Bike Tour

All of Valencia Private Bike Tour

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Some group city tours can feel impersonal and rigid. This private bicycle tour of Valencia offers the flexibility of customizing it according to your own interests and takes you pedaling through the city streets to see the top sights and off-the-beaten-path gems in the company of just your chosen travel companions and a guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.43
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Valencia: City Tour im eigenem Jeep ANGEBOT 3+1 gratis

Valencia: City Tour im eigenem Jeep ANGEBOT 3+1 gratis

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Erlebt Valencia ganz nah. Leht euch zurück und lasst euch mit tollen offenen Jeeps durch Valencia fahren. Bei unserem verschiedenen Stopps, wie an der Markthalle, der Stadt der Künste und Wissenschaften, habt ihr sogar Zeit auf eigene Faust die Umgebung zu erkundigen. Unsere tollen freundlichen Guides erfahrt ihr Geheimnisse, Geschichten und Insidertipps von und über Valencia. Ihr bekommt von uns eine GoPro Kamera und filmt einfach alles mit. Die Touren werden in Deutsch / Spanisch / Englisch durchgeführt und haben keinerlei Extrakosten. Tapas, Getränke und Abholung sind selbstverständlich im Preis enthalten.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$267.66
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$267.66
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Shore Excursion: Valencia Half-Day Private Tour

Shore Excursion: Valencia Half-Day Private Tour

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When your cruise ship arrives into the Port of Valencia, explore the city with ease on this private 4-hour Valencia tour. Visit important sites of interest including the Hemisferic and the Oceanografic in the City of Arts and Science with a private guide. Admire the iconic Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia — the city’s opera house. Then, head through the historic heart of the city — home to the Central Market, the Plaza de la Virgen and the Real Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Santos Inocentes Mártires y Desamparados.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$481.79
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$481.79
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Valencia Bike Tour from the City to the Beach

Valencia Bike Tour from the City to the Beach

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Cycle from Valencia city to the beach on this small-group bike tour. Your guide will lead the way, which means you can focus on the scenery and pedaling. End up at the beach for a drink and a snack while discussing Valencian culture and history and asking any questions. A small group of just eight people gives you plenty of personalized attention.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.71
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$32.71
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Valencia By Night Bike Tour

Valencia By Night Bike Tour

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Discover the special charm of Valencia after sundown on a 2-hour evening bike tour. Pedal through the heart of old town, where you can admire the city’s plazas and historic landmarks illuminated at night. Soak up the fresh night air on a ride through beautiful Turia Park, and see the futuristic buildings of the City of Arts and Sciences complex. At the end of the two-wheeled adventure, rest your feet and get a taste of local nightlife with a beer stop at a typical Spanish tavern.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.79
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$23.79
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E-Bike Grand Valencia Private Tour

E-Bike Grand Valencia Private Tour

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Discover the most wanted place along the former river bed of Turia, breathtaking City of Art and Science, Valencian beach and former Royal Garden. Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure? Fun is guaranteed!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.43
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$65.43
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Private 4-hour Walking Tour of Valencia with official tour guide

Private 4-hour Walking Tour of Valencia with official tour guide

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Maximise your time in Valencia with a private 4-hour walking tour tailor-made for you. Admire landmarks such as El Miguelete, Valencia Cathedral, and Plaza Rotunda; visit the lively Central Market; or marvel at the City of Arts and Sciences, then take in the views from the Torres de Serranos.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.89
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$149.89
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All of Valencia by Bike

All of Valencia by Bike

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-Groups of more than 2 people get a lower price! -Bikes are included, unlike some other tours offered! -We only go in small groups, to keep the tours interactive and personal! -We speak multiple languages! -Any other questions about your stay in Valencia? We are there for all your questions and needs, before ánd after your tour! See all of Valencia's highlights in only a few hours! On a bicycle we can show you much more than by foot while still enjoying the amazing weather of Valencia! See the modern City of Arts and Sciences, cycle over the Formula 1 track and experience all the different vibes in the old city as well! 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.20
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$55.20
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Valencia Ancient & Modern with Intimate Dining in 11th Century Historic Monument

Valencia Ancient & Modern with Intimate Dining in 11th Century Historic Monument

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Skip the commercial restaurants and make the most of your time in dock with traditional wine and tapas tasting on a skyline terrace in the City of the Arts and Sciences. Gain insights into the building’s history and architecture from your guide, and take your seat to absorb striking views and savor a freshly prepared 3-course meal, including artisan tapas, Valencian wine, and dessert. Relax after your meal with round-trip transportation included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.96
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City of the Arts and Sciences

City of the Arts and Sciences

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Combine guided explorations of the Oceanographic Park and the City of Arts and Sciences—two of Valencia's top attractions—in a single tour. You'll make the most out of your visits with guided commentary and time to ask questions about the local architecture and architect Santiago Calatrava. Taking this half-day tour introduces you to the huge complex, allowing you to identify where you might like to explore further.
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  • 3 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$166.55
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$166.55
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4-Hour Valencia Private Tour with transport

4-Hour Valencia Private Tour with transport

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Discover history and culture in the Valencian province’s capital on this private 4-hour Valencia walking tour. Follow a private guide through Valencia’s bustling streets and enjoy the freedom to choose the private tour itinerary to suit your preferences. Perhaps mingle with the locals at the Central Market or the Plaza Redonda, admire top attractions such as the Real Basílica De Nuestra Señora De Los Desamparados or learn of the city’s cultural offerings at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia — the iconic opera house.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$481.79
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$481.79
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Shore excursion: Lladro Factory Visit with Transfers 4h

Shore excursion: Lladro Factory Visit with Transfers 4h

When your cruise ship docks in port, you'll be glad to have your day's adventure booked: a visit to Valencia's famous Lladro factory. With a dedicated guide and private transfers, you can escape the cruise ship crowds and enjoy personalized attention. Learn about the craft and tradition of the Lladro figurines and get the opportunity to take some home.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$481.79
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$481.79
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Virtual guided tour Valencia

Virtual guided tour Valencia

This is a virtual guided tour where you will meet your local guide through your screen. It´s a unique way to meet your local guide and to havem him/her for 60'min explaining and driving you inside the culture, history, traditions from home. Using new tools and new tecnologies we will introduce you inside Valencia in this virtual guided tour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.22
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$89.22
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Valencia Half Day City Highlights (Private Tour)

Valencia Half Day City Highlights (Private Tour)

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Valencia is a fascinating city, filled with ancient history and modern charm. Your half-day tour of Valencia is completely private, only for you and your party, including a private guide and private transportation from wherever you want to begin. Since your tour is catered specifically to you and your interests, you are free to customize any part of the tour. If there is anything you would like to visit that you don't see listed as part of this tour, please inquire with us, as we are happy to help you have the best day in Valencia. We are also happy to accommodate any mobility or dietary restrictions.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.93
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$145.93
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Valencia Complete Full Day (Private Tour)

Valencia Complete Full Day (Private Tour)

Valencia is a fascinating city, filled with ancient history and modern charm. Your full-day tour of Valencia is completely private, only for you and your party, including a private guide and private transportation from wherever you want to begin. Since your tour is catered specifically to you and your interests, you are free to customize any part of the tour. If there is anything you would like to visit that you don't see listed as part of this tour, please inquire with us, as we are happy to help you have the best day in Valencia. We are also happy to accommodate any mobility or dietary restrictions.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.73
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$215.73
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The three colors of Valencia by bike

The three colors of Valencia by bike

Have fun cycling around Valencia, this tour runs through the city which overlooks the sea, between the Turia river bed converted into a garden for public use and enjoyment, the orchard and the Mediterranean. Recommended for those who like cycling around the cities and fo those who like the nature. **Minimum number of people for the tour: 2
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.07
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$38.07

Valencia: City Tour by Jeep

Valencia: City Tour by Jeep

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The coolest city tour to visit the highlights of Valencia city. All the sights of Valencia in a trip. Beach, snacks, photos and videos included. Visit the main points in Valencia City in open jeeps. Old Valencia highlights, insider tips and beach. All in one trip! With our guided jeep tour you get the best overview of Valencia just one morning .. Be very close and right in the middle with VALENCIA CITY SAFARI.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.22
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$89.22
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E-scooter City of Arts and Sciences Private Tour

E-scooter City of Arts and Sciences Private Tour

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Discover the most wanted place along the former river bed of Turia and breathtaking City of Art and Science. Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure? Fun is guaranteed!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.40
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Valencia City of the Arts & Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) hours of operation?
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Valencia City of the Arts & Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) hours of operation: Varies by season. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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