This 4 Hour private Alicante shore excursion combines an incredible time of exploration in the city’s enchanting Old Town with visits to the glorious St. Barbara’s Castle on Mount Benacantil and the fascinating Hogueras Museum with historical displays and objects. You will also have some free time for shopping along the way.
Start your tour by meeting your tour guide and accessible van and head out on a short, scenic drive up Mount Benacantil to your first stop of the day, the glorious St Barbara’s Castle. Shrouded in legends and stories, this fortress has witnessed centuries of history in this ancient city – and even played a leading role in several chapters. Perched 166 meters above the city, you will get to experience some incredible panoramic views from here. You will also enjoy an interior guided Castle tour where you will be transported back in time, through centuries of splendor, wars, battles, love affairs and exiles.
Following this, you will continue on a 45 minutes panoramic drive through Alicante before ending up in the quaint Old Town, peppered with small white houses, old buildings with balconies decorated with flowers and narrow streets. Escorted by your tour guide, you will enjoy a guided stroll through the heart of the city, seeing several Alicante highlights including the city’s Town Hall and beautiful Cathedral. On the corner of the main street, Méndez Núñez Rambla, you will find the fascinating Museo de Las Hogueras. Enjoy a short interior visit here, learning about the history of Alicante’s most famous Festival the Hogueras de San Juan and admiring the craftmanship of the typical costumes and intricate paper maché productions.
Before your tour comes to an end, you will have 30 minutes of free time in the Old Town to purchase souvenirs, enjoy a snack on your own or simply sit and soak in the unique atmosphere and beauty of Alicante.
Enjoy a memorable visit to the glorious fortification, St. Barbara’s Castle.
Explore the quaint Old Town of Alicante peppered with charming houses, beautiful architecture and several city highlights including the Town Hall and the Cathedral.
Visit the fascinating Museo de Las Hogueras and about the history of Alicante’s most famous Festival the Hogueras de San Juan.
Enjoy some free time in the Old Town to purchase souvenirs or a snack on your own.