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Approximately 6 Hours
Just 800-900 years ago, Alicante demarcated the frontier between the Arabs and the Christians, and later between the Christian kingdoms. Its history is long and fascinating, and it's a story that deserves to be properly told, so a local history expert will guide you through the highlights today.
Immerse yourself in the ancient streets, surrounded by age-old houses and medieval doors to learn how they lived, loved and defended themselves back in the day. Within Alicante's Old Town, narrow streets and small squares contrast sharply with the castles built by feudal lords throughout southern Spain. Alicante boasts many such landmarks, including the original Castillo de Villena, Village Historica and Castillo de Biar, where history comes to life. The castles of Vinalopó are a National Monument.
Explore the Castillo de Biar -- this castle features an extraordinary 12th-century dome. Perched on a rocky hillside 2,460 feet above sea level, it is Muslim-era fort that has retained its intriguing double-wall enclosure.
Return to the ship in Alicante a little more knowledgeable about this amazing region.
Participants must walk about three miles. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Suitable only for the physically fit. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.