Food Technology school trips to Valencia
What better place to study Food Technology than the home of paella! A school trip to Valencia wouldn’t be complete without a paella cookery workshop (the traditional version is chicken & rabbit with local beans), where you’ll learn the secrets to a sumptuous dish. Try Horchata, Valencia’s unique drink, made from local tigernuts - Valencia is the only place the tigernuts grows in Europe.
Visit the local orange groves that surround the city. Learn more about the properties of olive oil through a visit to a production plant, see the rich abundance of crops growing at the edge of the city, then stroll through Central Market with its colourful and varied produce on display.
- Great location next to the Turia Gardens
- Rooftop swimming pool
Located in Nuevo Centro next to the Turia Gardens (the largest natural garden in Spain), the Expo Hotel is a 20-minute walk from the Old Town and right next to Nuevo Centro Shopping Centre.
Location: 20 minutes' walk from the old town and Valencia?s main attractions.
Facilities: The hotel features a fantastic rooftop seasonal swimming pool, on-site coffee house, restaurant and snack bar.
Accommodation: Air-conditioned twin and triple en-suite rooms are available.
Meals: For dining, the Expo Hotel offers a hot and cold buffet breakfast, as well as packed lunches and evening meals can be arranged upon request.
Valencia Centre Youth Hostel
- Ideal location next to Plaza de la Virgen and the Cathedral
- Modern and well kept
Located in Valencia historic centre, Valencia Centre Youth Hostel is in a superb location, right next to Plaza de la Virgen, Torres de Serranos and the Old City Gates.
Location: Valencia's Old Town.
Facilities: Facilities include a rooftop terrace, dining area, shared kitchen, computers with internet access, free Wi-Fi and a shared TV/lounge area.
Accommodation: The dorms can bed between 2 - 12 people and most rooms are fully en-suite or feature a bathroom within the dormitory. Please note towels are not included.
Meals: The hostel offers a continental buffet breakfast in the dining room, there are also a wide selection of restaurants in the area, or meals can be made in the communal kitchen.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
Subject Specific Excursions
The ‘Mercado Central’ is one of the oldest markets still in use in Europe and has been declared a ''Heritage of Cultural Interest'' site by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. It's a popular spot with locals and is the perfect location to immerse yourself in the heart of the city’s culture and to get lost in its numerous aisles filled with delicious produce.
Agro-Tourism tour in ‘L’Horta’
Enjoy the beauty of the landscape surrounding the city; L’Horta is one of six market gardens that still exists in Europe. The unique mix of irrigation systems, land rotation and farmer knowledge means the landscape can sustain a vast array of different crops and literally changes with every season.
Extra virgin olive oil tour
Visit the groves then on to the factory to see the production process for olive oil; one of the mainstays of the Mediterranean diet with its great antioxidant properties. .
Take a guided tour along quiet farm roads to discover the history of the crop, the cultivation of orange trees, the properties of the orange and orange blossom; and the architecture related to this crop, finishing with a visit to a manufacturing plant.
Guided Tour of Valencia
Tailored to your learning objectives, discover more about Valencia’s history, Old Town, silk trade or culinary highlights. During the tour you will visit the main attractions including Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Plaza de la Virgen, Lonja, Train Station, Bullring, Calle Colón, Carmen district, Central Market, Valencia Cathedral, Serrano Towers and Quart Towers.
Flamenco show / lesson
Enjoy an authentic Spanish night in Valencia in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Be entertained by live flamenco musicians and dancers and feast on a hearty spread of traditional tapas.
Albufera Boat Trip
Experience the tranquillity of the Albufera Natural Park, home to the largest lake in Spain and one of the most important wetland areas on the Iberian peninsula. Climb aboard a traditional vessel - how the people in the past reached the island of “El Palmar” before roads reached the region.
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