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Explanada de España Tours

Explanada de España
Running along the seafront from Alicante Port in the east to Canalejas Park in the west, the magnificent Explanada de España offers a scenic introduction to Alicante, looking out over the yachts and fishing boats of the marina.  

Laid out in the early 20th-century by architect José Guardiola Picó and restored in the 1990s, the grand promenade is among the most famous in Spain and runs for over 500 meters. The wide walkway is adorned with some 6.5 million marble tiles, creating a dramatic wave-like mosaic of red, white and blue, hemmed in by rows of towering palm trees and elegant streetlamps. As well as being home to city landmarks like the Casa Carbonell, the Royal Casino de Alicante and the Hotel Gran Sol, the Explanada is lined with lively cafés, bars and restaurants, and hosts an eclectic mix of artists, street entertainers and crafts stalls during the summer season. 

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Explanada de España is located along the waterfront of Alicante, opposite Alicante Port. 
Address: Alicante, Spain
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Alicante Private Walking Tour

Alicante Private Walking Tour

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Discover the historic landmarks and gastronomic highlights of vibrant Alicante on this 3-hour walking tour. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you explore the mountaintop Santa Bárbara Castle and sip a glass of traditional Sangria (own expense) looking down over the coast. Then, stroll along the scenic Explanada de España, admire architectural gems like Casa Carbonell and visit the striking St. Nicholas of Bari Cathedral.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.24
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$219.24
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Alicante 3-hour Walking Tour

Alicante 3-hour Walking Tour

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See most of Alicante’s major attractions in just a few hours when you embark on this introductory tour of the coastal city. Admire sweeping panorama views, and visit one of Alicante's key landmarks, when you take an elevator (own expense) to Santa Bárbara Castle on Mount Benacantil. Then, wander through the scenic old town, visit the Co-Cathedral of St. Nicholas, stroll down the Explanada de España, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.96
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Alicante Half Day Private Tour with Transfers

Alicante Half Day Private Tour with Transfers

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Get to know the charming Mediterranean city of Alicante during this private shore excursion. Experience daily life for city residents in the Santa Cruz area, and then check out Alicante highlights like the Santa Barbara Castle, the bullring, the modernist-style Carbonell House, and the ‘Explanada de España,’ promenade.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$242.94
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3-Hour Walking Tour of Alicante

3-Hour Walking Tour of Alicante

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Discover the history, architecture, and culture of Alicante on a 3-hour walking tour of the city’s top sites. Hear fascinating stories and facts as you explore, from the Santa Bárbara Castle to the Old Town, colorful neighborhoods, and the palm-lined Explanada de España, where you’ll have sweeping views across the water. This Alicante walking tour is a great orientation for first-time visitors, and multiple departures are available each day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.96
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$34.96

Alicante 4-Hour private Shore Excursion with transport

Alicante 4-Hour private Shore Excursion with transport

When your cruise ship docks in the Port of Alicante, spin through the city by private vehicle and take in top attractions with ease on this private 4-hour tour. Travel in comfort through Alicante and discover landmarks including the bullring (Plaza de Toros), the Central Market and Santa Bárbara Castle. Soak up the relaxed atmosphere in sunny Santa Cruz. Admire the iconic Co-cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the 20th-century Modernist Casa Carbonell and the Baroque Town Hall. Then, finish with a stroll along the Spanish Esplanade and enjoy fine seaside views.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$479.96
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Explore play cook and enjoy like a local

Explore play cook and enjoy like a local

Encounter Spanish culture on this Alicante full-day tour featuring sightseeing, a cooking class, and a delicious lunch included. You join your guide for an adventure across this coastal city from the seaside Explanada de España, to Barrio Santa Cruz, to the bustling culinary hub of the Mercado Central. Then head to a quaint restaurant to learn how to prepare Paella, a traditional Spanish rice dish, that you enjoy for lunch.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.89
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$167.89
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Alicante Private Experience with Tapas and Drinks

Alicante Private Experience with Tapas and Drinks

See the best of Alicante—and even sample its tasty tapas—on this introductory, private walking tour. Pick between two possible departure times, meet your guide in the city center, and set off on foot. You’ll stroll the seaside Explanada de España, will enjoy aerial views from Santa Bárbara Castle, will stop for snacks in the old Barrio Santa Cruz, will browse the bustling Mercado Central, and much more.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.55
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The best of Alicante

The best of Alicante

Coastal Alicante is known for its old-world charm—and this small-group walking tour invites you to discover its top sights. Meet your guide at the waterfront Plaza Puerta del Mar. You’ll stroll the tiled Explanada de España, will enjoy panoramic views (and local beer) at the lofty Santa Bárbara Castle, will admire major landmarks like the San Nicolas de Bari Procathedral, will mingle with locals at a bustling market, and more but only the best.
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  • 3 hours
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$60.78
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Unforgettable Alicante Small Group Tour

Unforgettable Alicante Small Group Tour

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Coastal Alicante is known for its old-world charm—and this small-group walking tour invites you to discover its top sights. Meet your guide at the waterfront Plaza Puerta del Mar. You’ll stroll the tiled Explanada de España, will enjoy panoramic views (and local wine) at the lofty Santa Bárbara Castle, will admire major landmarks like the San Nicolas de Bari Procathedral, will mingle with locals at a bustling market, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.01
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$79.01

Alicante Shore Excursion: Private Walking Tour

Alicante Shore Excursion: Private Walking Tour

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Discover Alicante on this walking tour with a private guide. Bookable for your own group of up to 15 people, the shore excursion includes stops at all the key sights around the coastal city. Take in sweeping views of Alicante from the mountaintop Castle of Santa Bárbara, then head into Alicante Old Town to learn about the city history. See San Nicolas de Bari Procathedral and the modernist Casa Carbonell among other landmarks, then sample the local sangria, if you wish (own expense).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$213.32
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Shore excursion Getting around Alicante

Shore excursion Getting around Alicante

Be prepared to fall in love with Alicante in 3 hours. This is the best of the all in one day! Soak up awe-inspiring scenery, eat traditional (tapas) food, and explore the city like a local. This Alicante walking tour is a great orientation for first-time visitor.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.93
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Half day in Alicante with snack and cover

Half day in Alicante with snack and cover

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture by exploring Alicante on an itinerary inspired by locals for travelers. Sure, the monuments and history are exciting, but wait until you taste the tapas and sip the famous wines from Alicante. Discover both the traditional and the trendy sides of Alicante Enjoy tapas with locals in the most authentic area Have fun
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$116.14
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3 days in Alicante: transfer in, walking tour, tapas and wine tasting

3 days in Alicante: transfer in, walking tour, tapas and wine tasting

Enjoy two days in Alicante touring its streets and feeling like a local. You will discover through history and gastronomy the culture of Spain and customs in Alicante. We recommend for travelers who just want to enjoy the authentic city and be their first or second visit ..
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$241.76
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$241.76
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Alicante Full Day Experience Including Visit to Elche with Transfers

Alicante Full Day Experience Including Visit to Elche with Transfers

Discover culture and history on the Costa Blanca on this full-day Alicante tour including Elche visit. Visit the historic town of Elche with a guide and take in top attractions including the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Palm Grove of Elche and the Basilica of Saint Mary, where the medieval ‘Mystery Play of Elche’ is performed each year. Explore Alicante’s historic Old Town — home to landmarks such as the Co-cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the Modernist Casa Carbonell and the Baroque Town Hall — and enjoy panoramic bay views from Santa Bárbara Castle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$752.53
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Alicante Virtual Guided Tour

Alicante Virtual Guided Tour

This is a virtual guided tour where you will meet your local guide through your screen. It´s a unique way to meet your local guide and to havem him/her for 60'min explaining and driving you inside the culture, history, traditions from home. Using new tools and new tecnologies we will introduce you inside Alicante in this virtual guided tour
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.88
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$88.88
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Discover the highlights of the Alicante city on a private full day tour

Discover the highlights of the Alicante city on a private full day tour

Alicante is the capital of eastern Spain’s Costa Blanca holiday region. Situated in the lovely Costa Blanca coastline, Alicante is one of Spain’s most beautiful cities with amazing beaches, interesting museums, and extraordinary monuments. We invite you to explore the city with our local guide, who will make this day unforgettable. Your guide will pick you up from your cruise ship or from your hotel. First stop will be at the Santa Barbara Castle, you will take an elevator up and have a guided tour of the castle, getting to know the history of Alicante and don’t forget your camera – as views from that place are truly amazing. The next stop will be the city center walking tour: Santa Cruz neighborhood, Co-cathedral, town hall, Carbonell House, Esplanade. You will have time to have a snack or lunch or to drink some coffee. After that, you will have a panoramic city tour and your driver will drop you off at any place you prefer or drive you back.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$934.00
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$934.00
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Explore the old city center of Alicante private walking tour

Explore the old city center of Alicante private walking tour

We are thinking that the best way to discover the old part of Alicante is on foot - with our great, knowledgeable, and funny local guide! You will explore all the corners and hidden gems in a friendly and cosy manner, taking your time, having coffee breaks and taking the best recommendations from your guide. Your guide will meet you at the seaport or your hotel if you are staying in the city. First, your guide will take you to Saint Barbara’s Castle, located on the strategic Benacantil mountain with the inside guided visit. You will continue with the walking tour of the old city. The tour ends in the city, but your guide will assist you in calling the taxi back or leave you in the place to have lunch.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$534.00
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$534.00
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