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Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Learn to cook Spain’s national dish during a small-group cooking class in the heart of Valencia, then walk off your lunch with a back-nature adventure. First, get hands-on as you learn the art of cooking paella under the guidance of an expert chef, then tuck into a delicious 2-course lunch. After sampling your home-cooked culinary delights, marvel at the natural wonders of the Albufera National Park on a private tour.
  • Full-day paella cooking class and Albufera National Park tour from Valencia
  • Learn to make authentic Valencian paella during a small-group cooking class
  • Tuck into a delicious home-cooked lunch, including dessert and drinks
  • Explore the natural landscapes of the Albufera National Park
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, lunch and round-trip transport
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Meeting point to pick up: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, nº4. In front of the Melia Plaza Hotel. 46002. Valencia.

Port pickup and drop-off

Ports

  • Valencia Port


Departure Time

11:00 AM
Meet your guide at your Valencia hotel and soak up the scenery on the journey to the cooking school located in a country house in Sueca. Hear how Sueca is the home of traditional Valencian paella as you drive through the rice paddies and orange orchards, then head inside to begin your authentic paella cooking class.

Under the guidance of an expert chef, learn the secrets of the perfect Valencian paella, which traditionally uses chicken and rabbit, along with rice and vegetables. Then, get hands-on as you help chop up the ingredients, prepare the meat and season the paella. Pause for a drink and sample some typical tapas as you wait for the paella to cook, then help prepare the rest of your feast, including a typical Valencian salad.

Finally, it’s time for the best bit! Sit down to enjoy your 2-course meal of homemade paella, followed by a scrumptious dessert of homemade cake and a traditional after-dinner liqueur. Before you leave, receive your personalized ‘Ambassador of Paella’ certificate and recipe booklet to take home with you.

With your appetite sated, continue to the Albufera National Park for the second half of your tour and experience the wild beauty of Valencia for yourself. Gaze out over Albufera Lake from Montañeta dels Sants, stroll through the shady pine forest of Dehesa of the Saler and enjoy a glimpse of local life on the fishing island of El Palmar, famously the inspiration of Valencian novelist Vicente Blasco Ibañez.

After an action-packed full-day adventure, journey back to Valencia and end your tour with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Parque Natural de la Albufera
Private tour of Albufera National Park during a post-lunch walk.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mi Paella En El Huerto
Spend a fun paella day as we valencians do. We will pick you up at meeting point (Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 4) and go to the country house near the Albufera Natural Park. Once we get there,what better than having a snack while we explore the surroundings. Time to dress up as chefs and start with the class, admiring the wonderful views and cooking the authentic paella. Halfway through the process, while the paella is simmering, we will take a break to taste typical tapas. Time to add the rice and discover many valencian traditions and habits. But not everything is going to be work! The reward is sharing sensations, flavors, experiences, anecdotes ... and of course enjoying your delicious paella.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 4 adult people per booking is required
  • Dress code is comfortable
  • Children and youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Minimum drinking age 18.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mi paella en el huerto

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

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park.

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This experience was simply great...
acabot
, Jun 2018
This experience was simply great fun. Rafa and Maria were really nice and made the experience terrific. It was immediately like having a fun family in Spain. Learning about authentic Paella was interesting. Having a part in the preparation will never be forgotten. I was hesitant to book a cooking class, but I was so happy we did. Just do it. You will not regret it!!!!
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Rafa was a sweetheart and his...
Caitlin G
, Oct 2017
Rafa was a sweetheart and his personality made the activity enjoyable and relaxed. 100 would recommend to anyone in the area.
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The best tour we took in Spain! We...
Kbrick818
, Apr 2017
The best tour we took in Spain! We loved our two guides/chefs and the Paella dinner was amazing. They even gave us the recipe to make at home. Highly recommend. This was a highlight of our time in Spain!
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This was a great tour. We were...
William C
, Oct 2016
This was a great tour. We were picked up at our hotel in downtown Valencia and we drove out to the farm area where the orange groves and rice fields were. We arrived at a beautiful quaint house where we were greeted by Rafa, who taught the class of making paella. He is so friendly and we felt so at home being there. Learning how to cook the paella was an experience. We never knew the real ingredients and the way to cook authentic Valencian paella. It was delicious. Our tour guide Victoria translated every step and we learned of the lifestyle of the Valencians. Then we took a ride through the rice fields where they were harvesting the bomba rice, saw how the process was done. Highly recommend the tour, we had a very enjoyable day spending time in the countryside and savoring the paella.
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