Valencia is the home of the original paella and nowhere in the world will you find more local foodie paella snobs than in the local towns surrounding the city. Paella is not just a meal, it is an art to be practiced and rarely perfected for a lifetime. The best way to have paella is in the country-side, as traditionally we make paella over open fire and that is precisely what you will do on this special excursion out of the city. You will learn the intricate details of this elaborate dish while participating in preparing a meal with appetizers, olive tastings, special drinks and desserts in a country picnic area where generally local families go too.
Transportation - Round Trip
Local Guide - Vicent - the paella masterchef!
Food - Lunch
Drinks - Soft Drinks
Drinks - Alcoholic Beverage
Different style olives tasting
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Special clothing required - Warm weather
Bring water - Stay Hydrated!
If the sun is out, it will likely be hot. Bring sunblock and proper coverage.
Sara has been guiding people like you since 2008 when we started the first site dedicated to private tours with private guides in Valencia city. She is proud of saying that she has the absolute best guides in Valencia, ensuring you get a 5* rated tour every time.
Her guides and her are completely bilingual in Spanish. They are not just the guides with the best language and interpersonal skills, but the most professional guides I've met so far, friendliest and most knowledgeable, not to mention the most fun! They are all passionate about the history of Valencia and Spain, current events in Europe and love to share their knowledge that are constantly updating and researching to share on a tour. You will discover not just the sites of the city, but understand what you are seeing on a deep level from a passionate guide.
MINIMUM TO OPERATE
DEADLINE TO BOOK
5 days prior to the start of the experience
Frequently Asked Questions
It was great to roll jus a bit outside of town to learn (from Vincent) on how to prepare Pa-Ella. We also had the pleasure of hearing from his father (also named Vincent) a little about their culture. Absolute amazing time.
We then enjoyed the paella (in a park) w/a glass of wine. This prepared us nicely (for our siesta) by the time we returned to Valencia!
Muchas gracias V & SK
If you enjoy cooking, this experience is for you. Also, if you want to know the history and culture involving the making of Valencian paella, this is it! Sarah Kate and her husband do an amazing job of hosting, telling stories, and teaching the traditions of paella cooking. The venue is beautiful, quiet, and worth the brief bus ride. They actually let you cook and put your all into preparing and cooking the food while presenting you with food and drinks. This was one of my favorite experiences here in Valencia! A MUST-DO!!
Sarah Kate and her husband are a dynamic duo and their love for Valencia is shown over and over again throughout our time together. Making the paella, or as Sarah Kate shared “pa’ ella”, the local saying that paella is a special dish cooked for the woman at the end of the week, was divine and delicious!
Chopping vegetables, drinking wine, playing cards, stirring, pouring, and spending time getting to know fellow remotes was great. I would strongly recommend this experience.