Alicante & Elche/Ruta de Outlet
Alicante & Pikolinos & Elche
The second most populated city in the Valencian community, which was founded by the Greeks under the name Akra Leuké (“white promontory”), then the Romans named it Castrum Album (“white fortress”) and Lucentum (place of light), and by the arrival of the Arabs this name was converted to al-Laqant (Current name in Valencian) and in spanish Alicante.
Alicante is a port city located on the Mediterranean coast and is one of the best places to visit in Spain. In our visit we will enjoy the Castle of Santa Bárbara, the Historical Center and the Port.
This magical city with its impressive light attracts many tourists because of its Mediterranean climate, its castle, its white sandy beaches and its historic center.
The Santa Bárbara castle is located in the city centre at 167 m altitude. From there you have panoramic views over the city, the sea, beaches and their surroundings. It is just awesome.
The second attraction of this city is the Esplanade of Spain, a passage parallel to the port, built during the first half of the 20th century, with six and a half million tesserae that draw a wavy mosaic of red, blue and white colours.
We shouldn’t forget its old town with narrow streets the Basilica of Santa Maria, and the oldest church in the city.
Elche, declared a World Heritage Site in 2000, is called, the Oasis of Mediterranean. It is also very well known because of its palm grove, the biggest one in Europe with more than two hundred thousand palm trees. These palms were planted at the time of the Muslim occupation in the Iberian Peninsula. They have strongly contributed to the cultural heritage of this city, which is the third most important city of the Comunidad Valenciana.
Leaving from Valencia
11:00 Arrival to Alicante
After a short break, we will have aguided tour by our professional guide from Alicante
12:00 to 16:00 Free time
Time in the city, to eat, to go at the beach. We will met at 15:45 in front of the Castle.
16:00 Visit to the Castle
Visiting the castle.
17:30 Leaving to Elche
18-19:30 Time in Elche
19:30 Back to Valencia
Food and drinks: You can buy there or bring it with you. Bring water.
Confortable Outfit: We will be walking much, bring comfortable clothes.
Group of 5 or More: 18€
Includes: Price: Private Bus + Insurance + Guided tour (If applied) + Best organization:
“Optional Guadalest castle”, Doesn’t include entry to castle: 3 euros
Earlybird discount of 10% until Tuesday 19/10/21 with discount code “LANGUAGEEXCHANGE”
How can you book the trip?
Online: Link below.
Office: Plaza Honduras 26, (09:30 – 14:30)
At language exchange meeting. See the page to see where they are.