Hidden Ruzafa Wine & Tapas Tour

Enjoy wine and tapas like the locals while exploring Valencia's hippest neighborhood!

RATED FIVE OUT OF FIVE:
INCLUDES: 3 Tapas Stops
SMALL GROUP: Max 10 Guests
TIMES: Start time: 7:30pm.
DURATION: 2.5 Hours

What's Included

  • Dinner across 3 local tapas bars, specialists in Valencia's best food and wine
  • An insider's look at the hip and trendy Ruzafa neighborhood, home to the city's best food scene
  • Discover Spanish wine culture and how to pair tapas with local wines
  • A taste of the homemade version of Spain’s most-loved aperitif, vermouth
  • A visit to a century-old bodega, where locals have been buying their wine for generations
  • The chance to meet wonderful local owners at each family-run food and wine stop

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Foodie Highlights

You'll Eat

  • Local cured sheep cheese
  • Cured Iberian ham
  • Freshly fried salt cod fritters
  • Tender stewed pork cheeks
  • Spicy 'patatas bravas'
  • Torrijas—a delicious Spanish dessert!

You'll Drink

  • Vermouth straight from the barrel
  • Valencian white wine
  • Valencian barrel-aged red wine
* Actual tastes may change depending on season or availability.
This tour is adaptable for...
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • Dietary restrictions
    We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. We do not recommend this tour for vegetarians or vegans. Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease.

    What to Expect on Your Tour

    TOUR SNAPSHOT
    The hip neighborhood of Ruzafa is full of local gems to discover, which is where this walking wine tasting tour will take place! After starting the night with a quintessential Spanish aperitif, you’ll visit a century-old bodega and try local wines from Valencia. And, of course, this wine experience would not be complete without the city’s best tapas! Along the way, you’ll explore a 15th-century church, discover the city’s rich gastronomic traditions and learn how to do tapas just like the locals!

    STOP-BY-STOP
    You’ll start your night off at a century-old Spanish wine store! This is where locals have been coming generation after generation to buy their wine, and it’s where you’ll try vermouth—a classic Spanish aperitif—with cured ham and cheese.

    On the way to our next tasting stop, you’ll see the heart of this vibrant neighborhood—its local market—and understand why markets are so important in Spanish culture. You’ll also discover a local store very unique to Valencia and its famous annual festival Las Fallas!

    At the next stop, it’s time for some wine! You’ll be trying a local white wine produced in Valencia, and you’ll discover why you’d almost never order a glass of wine by the grape in Spain. Along with the wine, you’ll taste an essential Spanish ingredient—salted cod—fried into a delicious salt cod fritter.

    And then we’re off again, onto the next bar, where you’ll taste a Valencian red wine. This bar’s a haven for great fare, too, so you’ll be trying tender stewed pork cheeks and spicy patatas bravas! Finally, we’ll finish up with something sweet— a dessert called torrijas—Spain’s answer to French toast!

    And as with all Devour Valencia tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Valencia guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Valencia like a local!

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    About Our Expert Guides

    Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!

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    Meeting point Outside the Valencia Bullring
    Places we'll visit Ruzafa

    A once a decadent neighborhood, Ruzafa is now the trendiest area in Valencia and the best place in the city for a true local experience. Its gentrification has been shaped by artists and bohemian types who came to live in the area.

    Ending point Gran Via de las Germanies