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Private Ricote Valley Highlights Tour

By Quality Guided Tours
Price was undefined, price is now $605
Free cancellation available
6h
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Selective hotel pickup

Highlights

  • History & multicultural heritage in villages of rural Murcia

  • Chance to see the biggest water wheel working in Europe

  • A look at the region's patron saint at Fuensanta Sanctuary

  • Insight into the last area inhabited by the Spanish Moors

  • Personalized experience with a private local tour guide

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Private Guided Tour of Cartagena and the Ricote Valley

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from your Cartagena hotel

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Admission to attractions along the tour route

Know Before You Book

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Cartagena hotels. You can arrange pickup from your hotel when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

Get to know the secrets that lie amid the rustic landscape of the Ricote Valley with a private guide and an outing filled with history. From the biggest working water wheel in Europe to the countless little villages that dot the countryside, you get a whole new perspective on life in Murcia.

A personal guide meets you for a ride from Cartagena city and through the foothills of central Murcia. Stop for a look at the Fuensanta Santuary—home to the sculpture of the Virgin of the Fuensanta, patroness of the region, along with some terrific views of the orchards that fill the country.

From there, you take a drive through the valley where Spain's last Moorish communities lived until the 17th century. Pass by a string of tiny villages on your way to the town of Abaran, home to the immense Noria Grande waterwheel, which measures fully 39 feet (11.9 m) in diameter and has been running along the banks of the Segura River since 1805.

Your next stop is in the town of Archena for some refreshments before your return trip to the coast, following a different route that shows you a spectacular panorama of the valley. Get a last look at the peaceful setting before you arrive back in the city.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Cartagena Murcia

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
  • Cartagena Murcia