If you're visiting Valencia over the Easter holidays don't go off on a wild egg hunt, take a look at our handy guide for 7 great things to do.
Spain takes Easter seriously and you'll find a wind range of religious celebrations, some quite sombre and others much more joyous. It's a fascinating time of the year to submerge yourself in local culture. Here are our top picks for the Holy Week:
Every Easter, exciting biblical processions take place with more than 500 years of tradition at the Semana Santa Marinera - or Maritime Holy Week. In 2019 the events take place from 11 to 21 April in Cabanyal-Canyameral in Valencia's maritime district, next to the city's urban beaches
If you're in the maritime district for the Holy Week celebrations then you can't miss the opportunity to take a wonderful catamaran sailing trip from the marina right next door. Choose from 1 hour trips at 11.30am, 1pm, 4.30pm and 6pm, or a 1½ cruise to see the sunset at 7.30pm.
No visit to Valencia is complete without learning about paella and it's a fantastic Easter activity, especially when you include a chef-guided tour of the Central Market too. Impress your friends and family when you return home and cook them a truly authentic paella using your new-learnt skills!
Forget chocolate eggs and try some delicious wines and yummy tapas instead. Of course, you'll also get to try Valencian bubbly - cava - and in between the two tastings you'll have a guided walk through part of the city centre too.
See all the main Holy Week attractions in the maritime district, as well as the cathedral, Old Town and City of Arts. We will also include a visit to a market with a stop to taste some seasonal goodies.
No Easter chicks, but there's plenty of other bird-life and amazing nature to be found at Albufera lake, just a 20 minute drive south of the city. Our budget tour includes a scenic bus ride through the city then on to a village by the lake, where you have a relaxed boat trip out on its tranquil waters.
Learn about wine at local vineyards and buy some of the best direct from the makers to wrap up and take home as Easter gifts. The Valencia Wine Bus Tour takes you to two wineries every Saturday during December and includes a scrummy lunch too.