Essential Alicante Free Tour: History, Legends and Nougat tasting

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
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
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Tour description

T his 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 of the Arab era, explosions, wars, kings, queens, fires and all the protagonists of the construction of this city, its history and its scars.

We will tell you about 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 , 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 , so 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 and liquor on the tour 🤤 ( not available on Sundays and holidays).

Also at the end of the tour, we send you a complete guide to Alicante with the best recommendations, so that 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 Santa Maria ⛪
  • The face of the Moor 👳
  • City walls and the Porta Ferrisa 🏰
  • St. Nicholas Co-Cathedral ⛪
  • the boulevard
  • Free small nougat and local liquor tasting 🤤 (not available on Sundays and holidays)
  • Central Market 🍉🥑🍩🥩🧀🐟
  • Plaza May 25 💣

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  • Meeting point:
    Passeig Esplanada dEspanya 1 03002 Al...
    Passeig Esplanada dEspanya 1 03002 Alacant Alicante Spain

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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Ruth 08 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
Jose had excellent English, so was very easy to understand. His knowledge of Alacante was excellent, and he was very patriotic of his hometown.. the architecture was not as interesting as other cities we have visited
Ines 03 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2020
Un acierto. Interesante y completa.
Cynthia 31 May 2023
San Francisco

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Travelled in group - May 2023
Great tour with Jose. He is passionate about Alicante and he shines. Thanks for the great tour,we learned a lot.
Sandra 29 May 2023

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Travelled in group - May 2023
Really enjoyed the tour. Jose was extremely knowledgeable and the nougat tasting was great.
Rita 29 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
I was visiting Alicante for a week before the tour so was more or less familiar with the area and buildings. Learning the history and information about the area made me appreciate it more and look at the town buildings in a completely new way! The shops and market is closed on Sundays though, so if you would like to go into the market or nougat store, it is best to do the tour on weekdays or Saturday. Thanks for an awesome tour, I would definitely do something like this again. It is also a nice way to meet other english-speaking tourists if you are traveling solo.
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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 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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