+34 961 812 773 info@thetouringbus.com
+34 961 812 773 info@thetouringbus.com

Peñíscola and Sant Mateu bus day Tour from Valencia

Live the legend
Live the legend
Available: 20 seats
* Please select all required fields to proceed to the next step.

Proceed Booking

Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account


Age Based Pricing

  • Adult: 16 on up
  • Child: from 4 to 15
  • Infant: under 4
  • Free travel insurance

Contact Us

AIE Valencia Tour Services 2018
ESV40531444 / CV-Mm2180-V
C/ de la Sangre, 7 – 10
46002 Valencia / Spain

+34 961 812 773

Max People : 15

Storm a sea Fort, reach a hill Sanctuary!

This is the day tour outside Valencia you don’t have to miss!

Templars, Popes, Cathars, Pirates, the Iron Throne… All these are the elements for an exciting day in a single tour! Peñíscola is well worth a Tour.

Peñíscola and Sant Mateu day Tour from Valencia

From history to the cinema:

Templars, Popes, Cathars & Pirates

Travel to a time in which the region of Valencia was the cradle and refuge for the Avignon rebel Popes. Conquer Peñíscola, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, and sit on the Iron Throne. Experience the legends of Templars and Dragon Queens in a stunning city surrounded by the sea and fortified walls. 

Discover Peñíscola, a destination that was seen in Hollywood and Spanish movies. The city is loved by filmakers for its crystal-clear beach, its walled citadel and its castle crowning the highest rock. Indeed, Peñíscola has been a film set for Game of Thrones and El Cid.

Walk through the white streets of a fishing village and discover an imposing and impregnable castle which controls the passage of frigates and corsairs.

Going off the beaten path, we will reach Sant Mateu, unknown but not to be forgotten for its historical links to Europe, and uniquely arched buildings. Explore Sant Mateu, the historical capital of the Maestrazgo, strewn with buildings reminiscent from a glorious past to discover why it was a headache for European kings and Roman popes. This town was a hiding place for the Cathars fleeing the incipient Inquisition in the south of France.

Finally, you get the chance to climb to the lookout and get a view of the encircling mountains and discover its secrets from a magnificent and unique sanctuary.

Pick up point

8h50 / Calle de Guillén de Castro, 16  (Google Map)

Just in front of the number 53. Please, cross the street and join us at the entrance to the Gardens of the old Hospital.

Departure Time

We recommend you to be 10 minutes before the departure time at each pick up point.

The price includes

  • Transportation by bus, departure and return
  • Official guide

It's not included

  • Food
  • Entrances to the Peñíscola Castle
  • Door to door pick up

Don't forget to bring

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • A bottle of water
  • Your smartphone to record these special moments
What we can expect on this excursion?

We wil have the opportunity to discover Peñíscola, a tourist destination known worldwide for its crystal-clear beach, it’s castle inside the walled fishing village, crowning the highest rock. Indeed, Peñíscola is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain but also, It’s a great film set!

From the sea to the mountain in the twinkling of an eye… We arrive at Sant Mateu, a very special town, known for its history and for its medieval buildings. Discover why Sant Mateu and Peñíscola were a headache for European kings and Roman popes…

  • Follow the footsteps of El Cid or Tyrion Lannister.
  • Take control of the Iron Throne.
  • Find the escape door of the ‘moon pope’.
  • Stroll through the walled town of península.
  • Don't fall into the mouth of the ‘bufador’...
  • And participate in a fun treasure hunt of movie scenes.

09h00Old Hospital garden's entrance / Esculapio monument

 Calle de Guillén de Castro, 16

Just in front of the number 53. Please, cross the street and join us at the entrance to the Gardens of the Old Hospital.

09h05 - 10h45From Valencia to Peñíscola

After picking you up from Valencia we will go on an adventure to the North.
Along the way we will find traces of the millenary history of our region: castles, watchtowers, hermitages and large areas of cultivation. Through these lands passed Hannibal with his elephants to conquer Rome, El Cid Campeador and Jaime I who also conquered Valencia.

11h45 - 13h30Peñíscola: the reconquest, corsairs, templars and popes

On the rock, dominating the Mediterranean Sea, stands the imposing castle of Peñíscola. Discover one of the most beautiful villages in Spain which is rich in history, film characters and anecdotes. Explore an authentic fishing village and imagine the life of its inhabitants next to such imposing monuments.

13h30 - 14h15From Peñíscola to Sant Mateu

We will enter the Maestrazgo, in the mountains, to reach its former capital, Sant Mateu; a land of refuge for the rebellious popes, exiled Cathars and persecuted Templars. These are lands of the millennial olive trees, ancestral culture and dream landscapes. Enjoy the journey!

14h30 - 15h50Sant Mateu: The resting hour

You have an hour to eat and several options to satisfy your appetite. In the town square you will find restaurants with menus starting at 9.50 euros with typical food of the area. You can also bring your sandwich from home. Enjoy this free time as you wish.

15h50 - 16h00Sant Mateu: Meeting point at the fountain of the Plaza Mayor

Once we have refuelled our energy, we will leave for a new adventure.

16h00 - 17h45Sant Mateu : Visit with a local guide

At this point of our trip, a passionate local guide will tell us more details of this place with a special charm. Sant Mateu is not like any other place! From the beautiful buildings of this town we will find traces of its great history, fruit of a very intense commercial relationship with a powerful city called Florence!
We will then discover the hidden world of monastic life at the sanctuary overlooking the mountains and valley as the sun sets.

18h00 - 20h00The return: Sant Mateu - Valencia

Probably you would like to rest on the bus after this impressive day of discoveries, you’ve earned it! We will wake you up when we arrive to Valencia.