Alicante Essential Free Tour: History, Legends and Nougat Tasting

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on February 20, 2018

Our mission is to respect our neighbors, and the local companies of Alicante, promoting good practices among our traveling friends. Alicante is much more than sun, beach and party. And while we love these things, the city also has rich gastronomy, intriguing culture, and fascinating history. We not only offer the highest quality private tours, but we also believe in inclusive tourism. That is why we offer the Free Tour! The Free Tour means that anyone, no matter what their budget is, can come, know and enjoy the city to the fullest, and at the end of the tour, they are free to decide the value of the Tour. This is a local project, carried out by official guides born and raised in Alicante. We only operate in Alicante and we understand that a city is constantly changing and developing, and we want to be part of a positive change in the tourism industry, and in the great city of Alicante offering a different type of tourism, we want to take care of the city that takes care of us! That is why we collaborate only with other local companies and we offer tours to local high schools to try to promote our history among young people from Alicante. We also see it as our responsibility in helping the less fortunate parts of our city. So we also support a local non-profit organization Despensa Solidaria, committed to helping less fortunate families through food aid, and also by raising awareness about poverty in the city. Visitors to Alicante have rated us as the best Free Travel Tour on tripadvisor and other companies such as Holiday Extras Travel Guides have chosen us to promote the city! We are collaborators in the local radio, where on Tuesdays we explain curiosities of the city of Alicante and we have also appeared in local newspapers.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

This Free Tour is essential for those who visit Alicante for the first time.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

And, although on this tour we will visit the main monuments of the city, we will also surprise you with stories, legends and secrets from the Arab era, explosions, wars, kings, queens, fires and all the protagonists of the construction of this city, of its history and its scars.

We will tell you the legend of "the face of the Moor" 👳 symbol of the city, we will talk about the bombings 💣 that occurred during the civil war and we will explore the streets once spotted by Romans and built by Arabs , who left vestiges as important as the Castle of Santa Bárbara that crowns the city of Alicante.

In short, a walk through history from medieval times to the civil war.

But this guided tour does not only talk about the past, but also about culture and gastronomy from Alicante , that is why we will not only talk about nougat and visit one of the oldest little shops in the city (from 1890), but we will also include a small tasting of Free nougat on the tour 🤤 ( not available on Sundays and holidays).

In addition , all our guides are from Alicante, so they will give you the best advice.

In short, this is the most complete and best valued Free Tour in Alicante ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ , an essential guided tour to learn about the history and origins of Alicante, are you going to miss it?

This tour includes (among others) :

  • Esplanade of Spain 🌴
  • The port ⛵
  • City Hall 🏫
  • Basilica of Santa Maria ⛪
  • The face of the Moor 👳
  • City walls and the P orta Ferrisa 🏰
  • Saint Nicholas Co-Cathedral ⛪
  • The Rambla
  • Free little nougat and local liquor tasting 🤤 (not available on Sundays and holidays)
  • Interior of the Central Market 🍉🥑🍩🥩🧀🐟
  • May 25 Square 💣

If you have any questions or need recommendations, do not hesitate to ask the guides, they will help you with everything you need.
Do you want to know us better? Take a look at our Youtube channel!

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  • Meeting point:
    Passeig Esplanada dEspanya 1 03002 Al...
    Passeig Esplanada dEspanya 1 03002 Alacant Alicante Spain
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    In front of Kiosko Peret, look for El Paraguas Morado!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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CINDY 04 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Jose is Super guide!
Jackie 03 Feb 2023

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Travelled in group - Feb 2023
Fab tour, Jose shared lots of really good local knowledge and interesting facts, really good tour. Thank you 😊
Emily 02 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Maria was a fantastic tour guide. She has an excellent way of bringing the city alive and taught us so much about the city in such an interesting way. She's Alicante born and bred but has a wealth of experience tour guiding all over the world and it really showed! Apart from the amazing tour, her recommendations for things to do and most importantly great places to eat we're priceless! Couldn't recommend it more, it was our favourite thing about our holiday (closely followed by the restaurant she recommended)
Peier 02 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
The tour was really insightful, me and my friend enjoyed it a lot and Maria, our tour guide was amazing as well. We can say that we got to know a lot about the history of the city and how that affected the people, it’s one of the most amazing experiences I had in Alicante for sure.
Nancy 17 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Excellent morning. Jose was really an exceptional guide. He’s a fun guy and a great storyteller. A perfect amount of history and fun facts to provide context. And, just really enjoyable for the whole group.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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