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Elche Private Walking Tour

Elx, Spain

From $225.16 per group (up to 15)

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Get a personalized introduction to the city of Elche on a private walking tour that can be tailored to your schedule and preferences. Visit the a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the historic palm groves, explore the Huerto del Cura National Artistic Garden, and learn about the remarkable ‘mystery play’ that’s staged in the town’s Basilica of St. Mary. This Elche walking tour is created for you, with the flexibility to explore and discuss the things that interest you most.
  • Private walking tour of Elche
  • Visit a UNESCO-listed palm grove
  • Hear the stories behind the Mystery Play of Elche
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Private tour for a personalized experience
  • Ideal choice for families
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Local guide
Professional guide
Basilica of St. Mary visit (upon availability of each day)
Entrance fees to Huerta del Cura groove.
Transport from other cities not included. We offer the chance to book a car/van or mini-coach or using public transport

Departure Point

Huerto del Cura, Carrer Porta de la Morera, 49, 03203 Elx, Alicante, Spain

Return Details

Plaça de Santa Maria, Plaça de Sta. Maria, 03202 Elx, Alicante, Spain
Determine a departure time that suits your schedule, then meet a local guide at a central location. You set the pace as you explore the historic city of Elche on foot, creating the perfect itinerary with help from a knowledgeable guide.  

Head for the Palmeral of Elche, the palm groves laid out under Arab rule during the 10th century, and find out how Moorish people used irrigation to transform the arid landscape. Enter the Basilica of Saint Mary, where the UNESCO-listed Mystery Play of Elche is staged each August, then discuss the two debated origin stories for the liturgical drama.

In the Huerto del Cura National Artistic Garden you’ll find a rock garden, ponds, sculptures, and a rare palm tree that’s more than 165 years old, and named for the former Empress of Austria. If you’re interested in local cuisine, plan to visit some local restaurants to sample Elche’s specialties, and get local tips on the best places to eat, drink, and experience.

At each stop, enjoy the flexibility to ask questions, discuss what you've seen, and chat about life, culture, and history in Elche, then wrap up the day at a central location.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Huerto Del Cura Jardin Artistico Nacional
It is the most important garden of the set called Palmeral de Elche, declared a World Heritage Site in the year 2000
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Palm Groves (Palmeral) of Elche
With more than 200,000 specimens, it is the largest palm grove in Europe and one of the largest in the world
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica de Santa Maria
Stunning baroque building in the main old town of Elche, dedicated to the Virgen Mary where the "mistery Play" is held each August, this play was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Quality Guided Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


Product code: 10121P26

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