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Peñíscola Bus Tour from Valencia

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Age Based Pricing

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

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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

A day-tour for Intrigues & History lovers

Get your Peñíscola bus tour from Valencia and discover the Sant Mateu hidden gem. It’s a must-do guided tour for intrigues, history, and movie lovers: Templars, Popes, Cathars, Pirates and, even the Iron Throne. All these are the elements for an exciting day in a single bus tour! Peñíscola and Sant Mateu are well worth an excursion.

The unique Sant Mateu & Peñíscola bus tour!

Storm a Sea Fort, Reach a Hill Sanctuary

Jump on the Peñiscola bus tour from Valencia! Travel to a time when the region was the cradle and refuge for the Avignon rebel Popes. Conquer the Citadele, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Sit on the Iron Throne and defend the Dragon’s Queen! Experience the Templars’ legends in a stunning city surrounded by the sea and fortified walls.
Stroll a typical Mediterranean fisher’s village white streets. Dare to siege an impregnable castle that controls the passage of corsairs. Discover Peñíscola as a film set destination for Hollywood movies. Film-makers love the city for its crystal-clear beach. Feel powerful from the castle crowning the highest rock. Indeed, Peñíscola has been a film set for Game of Thrones and El Cid.

Get off the beaten path by reaching Sant Mateu, the areas’ hidden gem. The village is an unknown but historical place for its past strong links with Europe. Explore the ancient capital of the Maestrazgo. Stroll reminiscent palaces of a glorious past. Find out why Sant Mateu was a headache for European kings and Roman popes. This town was a Cathars’ hiding place fleeing the incipient Inquisition. Go up to the hills’ viewpoint and immerse yourself in peace surrounded by the mountains at sunset. Enjoy a magnificent and unique sanctuary. Dare to join this stunning day-adventure in this intense Peñíscola bus tour.

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 the 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

  • An Approved Face Mask
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A bottle of water

What we can expect on this excursion?

Discover Peñíscola, known for its crystal-clear beach and its castle inside the walled fishing village, crowning the highest rock. Indeed, Peñíscola is one of the most beautiful Spain’s historic towns and, also, it’s a great film set!

Travel from the sea to the mountains in the twinkling of an eye! Rest at Sant Mateu, known for its history and its medieval buildings. Find out 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 the peninsula.
  • Don't fall into the mouth of the ‘bufador’...
  • Discover a hidden gem in the country side.
  • Reach the peace at the hill Sanctuary.




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 : Walking tour

Discover with our passionate guide more details of this place with lots of charm. Sant Mateu is not like any other place! From the beautiful buildings of this town, we will find traces of its glorious past, the fruit of a very intense commercial relationship with a powerful city called Florence!
Enjoy the hidden world of spiritual life at the sanctuary overlooking the mountains and valley as the sun goes down.

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.