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Approximately 4½ hours
Meals not included
At Vall D'Uxo, in the San José Caves, you will discover a magical landmark -- the longest navigable underground river in Europe.
Enter the underground realm in a boat that drifts along calm waters. Inside the cavern you will contemplate the capricious formations of the rocks that the water has molded during thousands of years, and stalactites and stalagmites that have grown at the rate of an inch a century. Listen to the sound of silence in a place where it is possible to discern the murmur of the water and to hear the echo of a drop of water falling into an underground lagoon, discover a beautiful landscape that the nature keeps hidden from the light. The boat will take you through the Bat Cave, the Dog Kennel and Diana's Lake -- a relaxing experience.
Head back to Valencia to view the highlights of the city. You'll take the Avenida del Puerto and cross the river, continuing on the Gran Via and Calle Jativa, past the Bullring and Central Station. At the Central Square, you'll walk to admire the Gothic-style buildings that house the Silk Exchange (an exhibition pavilion) with an impressive façade constructed on helicoidal columns. From Central Square, a panoramic drive brings you to the Carmen Quarter, Torre de Quart, Case de Beneficencia and the IVAM (a modern art museum).
At Torres de Serrano view the Plaza de la Virgen (the Virgin of the Forsaken Basilica) and make the most of some free time at the cathedral to explore outside.
Return to the ship by way of the panoramic bridges, passing the City of Art & Sciences designed by local architect Santiago Calatrava.
Photos or video are not permitted in the caves. The visit to the caves is subject to water levels. Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes.