Known for its delicious Paella, spectacular architecture, enveloping culture, and modern marvels, Valencia is a place where all of these wonderful things blaze together for “Las Fallas”. The massive celebration of “Las Fallas” floods the streets with partiers, and Ninots - the decorative sculptures made of wood, plaster, and paper-maché.
At midnight, the street lights fade to black, the crowd goes wild, “La Crema” begins and the sky lights up into a white hot dance of 350 flaming Ninots. The party and the flaming sculptures rage late into the night. It is insanity, fun, tradition, and pyrotechnics at the Iberian Peninsula’s hottest celebration. We get you there in the late afternoon and have you home before sunrise, covered in ash, and ready to sleep in your own bed all the next day.
The trip departs on Friday morning from Madrid. Please meet your trip leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Travel to Valencia is by private luxury coach with A/C, DVD, and bathroom. We make one 45 minute stop. Upon arrival to Valencia, we will immediately check into our accommodation. Friday morning, afternoon we will head out on an included walking tour of Valencia. The walking tour will cover the most famous attractions like the modern City of Arts and Sciences museum, Llotja de Seda, the Central Market and of course all the colorful animated fallas in the many neighborhoods. At 2 pm your guide will take you to “La Mascleta” a mid day firework show filled with smoke and noise. After this show you will have free time, we suggest further enjoying the city and the sights of the festival. Later in the night your guide will take you to the “Nit de Foc” or night of fire. This is the traditional midnight fireworks show.
Saturday there will be an optional boat cruise with Valencia Party Cruise. If you do not choose to participate in the cruise we suggest checking out the beach or revisting the City of Arts and Sciences museum. Later in the night be sure to meet your guide because they will take you to “La Crema” which is the burning of the gigantic fallas.
Sunday is a free day. This is a great time to enjoy Valencia now that the festival has come to an end. This is a great time to grab paella, which is renowned from Valencia. We will head back to Madrid at night on Sunday evening.