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Alicante in 2 hours: History, Legends and Turrón 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 booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

This Free Tour is a must for those visiting 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 seen by Romans and built by Arabs , which 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 Alicante culture and gastronomy , which is why we will not only talk about nougat and visit one of the oldest shops in the city (from 1890), but we will also include a small tasting of Free nougat and liquor on the tour 🤤 ( not available on Sundays and holidays).

Additionally, at the end of the tour, we send you a complete guide to Alicante with the best recommendations, so you can continue enjoying the city to the fullest.

In short, this is the most complete Free Tour , 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 ⛵
  • Town Hall 🏫
  • Basilica of Saint Mary ⛪
  • The face of the Moor 👳
  • City walls and Porta Ferrisa 🏰
  • St. Nicholas Co-Cathedral ⛪
  • The Rambla
  • Free small nougat and local liquor tasting 🤤 (not available on Sundays and holidays)
  • Central Market 🍉🥑🍩🥩🧀🐟
  • Plaza 25 de Mayo 💣


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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Passeig Esplanada dEspanya 1 03002 Al...
    Passeig Esplanada dEspanya 1 03002 Alacant Alicante Spain
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    In front of the Peret Kiosk, look for The Purple Umbrella!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Esplanade of Spain
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Alicante Town Hall
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Basilica of Santa Maria
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Co-Cathedral of San Nicolás de Bari
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Rambla Mendez Nunez
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Central Market
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Silhouette of the Face of the Moor
  • 8
    Outside visit
    MACA Contemporary Art Museum of Alicante

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).

Tour opinions

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Sára 13 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
It was a very nice and fun tour. The guide had a lot of knowledge about the town and shared a lot of anecdotes and hidden secrets. I warmly recommend.
Bernard 11 Apr 2024
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Maria was fantastic. Very engaging, fun and helpful.
Dora 10 Apr 2024
Sofia

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
It was wonderful amazing tour. Maria was a brilliant guide with deep historical knowledge and nice sense of humour. The tour gave us a delightful experience to taste the unique Tourron sweets and liquor. If you plan to visit Alicante don't miss this tour!
Hima 09 Apr 2024
Philadelphia

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Great intro to Alicante
Sami 08 Apr 2024
Paris

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Great tour! Natalia provided a wealth of information while showing her pride of her city. She is professional and funny, and gave us lot of advice about what to do in the city! The tour took us around all the important sites in city center. The Turron tasting at the end was the icing on the cake.
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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