SAGUNTO AND SAINT JOSEPH'S CAVES

The purpose of our private Guided Tour Sagunto and Saint Joseph’s Caves is to bring you to the two very interesting places located very close to the cities of Valencia and Castellon. Meanwhile Sagunto is the place full of History, Saint Joseph’s Caves is very beautiful and rare natural landscape.

Sagunto is one of the most visited towns in the province of Valencia. It is well known by the History because of its heroic and tragic resistance to Hannibal’s forces in 219 B.C. This resistance lasted 8 months and in the end, the citizens set fire to the city and all died. We will guide you through the Judería (the Jewish Quarter) which has narrow alleyways with whitewashed houses and lancet arches that connect streets and form an interesting labyrinth for strolling round and imaging the days of old times. There is a small museum here where we can see a small portion of Diana Temple wall built by Romans more than 2000 years ago.

Then we will visit the Roman Theater, declared National Monument in 1986, which is one of the most important Roman legacies in Spain. Let discover the ruins of the Fortress of Sagunto that extends over several kilometers on the top of the steep hill. Once we entered the Fortress it is easy to feel the history of several civilizations, which have inhabited it: Iberians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs and Christians. Also we are going to visit small, but very interesting Archeological Museum, where you can see some Roman coins, amphoras and mosaics, Iberian sculptures and reproductions of Sagunto of different historical periods. Close to the Roman Theater there is a small shop of traditional local ceramic where you can buy some local handcrafted souvenirs.

After visiting Sagunto, we will continue our tour going deep into the Saint Joseph’s Caves with its unique subterranean river located close to the Vall d´Uixó small village lost in the mountains, but still close to the Mediterranean coast. Saint Joseph’s Caves are a natural grottoes of astonishing beauty, where we will guide you to the grotto’s entrance, where is still possible to see some cave paintings which are about 15,000 years old. After that we will navigate in small rowing boat officially the longest navigable subterranean river in Europe.

Enjoying the peaceful boat ride we will contemplate fanciful forms of the rocks that the action of the water was molding during thousands of years. Dozens of stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes are creating this beautiful natural subterranean landscape. Let enjoy together this peaceful and silent subterranean river boat riding. We are going to pass by boat several grottoes of different shapes and sizes. Some of them are very small and narrow, some others are big enough, but one is called “Cathedral” because its vault is more than 10 meters high. Let also walk few hundred meters of the dry cave enjoying so called “crocodile lake”, “demon’s head” and some other incredible spots.

In some moment of our Guided Tour Sagunto and Saint Joseph’s Caves we can enjoy the lunch in one of the local restaurants where you can choose and taste traditional dishes and wines of the local Valencian cuisine. We can do the lunch either in Sagunto or in Saint Joseph’s Caves.

Details of the private guided tour
Sagunto and Saint Joseph’s Caves

Our Guided Tour Sagunto and Saint Joseph’s Caves is private tour which is perfect for individual tourists, families, friends, cruise passengers, organized groups and MICE.

Languages: English, Español, Русский, Italiano, Polski, Deutsch, Français, Nederlands, Português.

Availability: 365 days a year, any day from Monday to Sunday. Please keep in mind that during some specific dates the monuments in Sagunto and Saint Joseph Caves are closed. Typical closing days are: Spanish National Holidays, Valencian local holidays, also all Mondays. Before booking this tour, please always check with us the availability.

Duration: 8 or more hours.

Starting time: Suggested starting time in the morning is 09:00 or 10:00. However, this is private tour, so we can arrange the meeting time at any moment of the day or evening.

Transport

For our private Guided Tour Sagunto and Saint Joseph’s Caves we need the transportation to be able to move to Sagunto and Saint Joseph’s Caves and come back. From Valencia it is 30 minutes driving time to Sagunto and 50 minutes to the Saint Joseph’s Caves. From Castellon it is 60 minutes driving time to Sagunto and 50 minutes to the Saint Joseph’s Caves. Once we arrived to Sagunto and Saint Joseph Caves the tour itself is walking only.

If you have your own transport we can use it for the tour. If not, we can organize the private transport for you. Depends on how big is your groups we can organize following transport options: car, minivan, coach, accessible vehicle or even a classic car. For the groups and MICE clients we can organize a private coach service. Please check below our Transport Section for the different available options.

Meeting place for the private guided tour
Sagunto and Saint Joseph’s Caves

Suggested meeting place for this tour is your Hotel or Apartments. However, as it is a private guided tour we can start it from any other place more convenient for you. It could be: your hotel or apartment, restaurant, port or airport, train or bus station. Tell us what place is the most comfortable for you and we will meet there.

For the cruise passengers whose ship stops in the Port of Valencia or Castellon the best meeting place is directly in the Harbor of Valencia or Castellon. We will meet you at the closest possible place to the pier where your cruise ship is docking. In the end of the tour we will bring you back to the same point where we met or to any other place indicated by you.

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Itinerary of the private guided tour
Sagunto and Saint Joseph’s Caves

Depending on the meeting place the itinerary of this guided tour is:

Valencia → Sagunto → Saint Joseph’s Caves → Valencia or Castellon → Sagunto → Saint Joseph’s Caves → Castellon. Also it is possible to start first with Saint Joseph’s Caves and next visiting Sagunto. This is private tour, so we can completely readjust the itinerary to any available possibility.

Monuments and places to visit outside: In Sagunto: Medieval and Jewish Quarters. In Saint Joseph’s Caves: entrance area to the caves, Hermitage of the Holy Family, the viewpoint and the Iberian village.

Monuments to visit inside: In Sagunto: Jewish Quarter Museum, Archeological Museum, Roman Theater, Iberian-Roman-Medieval Fortress. In Saint Joseph Caves: subterranean river boat ride + walking dry part of the cave.

Note: The order of the monuments to visit depends on several factors as: your personal interest or choice, opening hours, celebration of special events, day of the week, etc.

Lunch – Gastronomic tastings

During our private Guided Tour Sagunto and Saint Joseph’s Caves we can organize your lunch or gastronomic tasting in one of the restaurants located in Sagunto or Saint Joseph’s Caves entrance area. All restaurants we are working with were carefully selected by our Discovering Valencia team. So, if the lunch is an important part of the tour for you, please indicate us your requirements or wishes and we will provide you the most advisable options for your particular needs.

Price - Entrance tickets - Booking

Price: Our Guided Tour Sagunto and Saint Joseph’s Caves is private, so the price depends on many different factors as: duration of the tour, date, language, number of people in the group, number of guides, time of the day, entrance tickets, transport, restaurant, etc. To receive our quotation, please Contact Us indicating clearly your requirements and we will send you detailed quotation as soon as possible.

Paid entrance tickets: In Sagunto all monuments to visit have free entrance. The entrance to the Saint Joseph’s Caves is paid and includes the boat ride. It is very important to book Saint Joseph’s Caves in advance because the Caves have very limited capacity of admittance. This is specially important for the days when cruise ships are stopping in Valencia or Castellon. If you book this tour with us we will manage the tickets for you in advance and will indicate you available days and hours.

Booking: this is private tour, so booking is necessary in advance. You can do it preferably by email info@discovering-valencia.com or by WhatsApp +34 687 025 082 / +34 607 360 343 / +34 663 419 931. Once you booked the tour, please recheck our confirmation and conditions of payment.

Accessibility – Recommendations

Accessibility: this Guided Tour Sagunto and Saint Joseph’s Caves is not suitable for the people with special physical requirements and wheelchair users. The reason is because most of the monuments in Sagunto are located on the top of the very steep hill and the transport cannot access them. Saint Joseph’s Caves also are not easy accessible.

Please check our specific selection of Accessible Tours in Valencia, Alicante and Castellon. Please keep in mind that not every tour in our website is accessible for the people with special physical requirements or wheelchair users.

Suggestions and precautions: this tour is mainly walking, so comfortable cloth and footwear is very advisable. During the summer period please use appropriate sun protection and bring a bottle of fresh water with you.

Attention: The part of Saint Joseph’s Caves of this tour is not suitable for the people with claustrophobia! In some places the caves are very narrow and the grottoes are very small.

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TRANSPORT OPTIONS FOR THE PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR
SAGUNTO AND SAINT JOSEPH’S CAVES

Mercedes Benz S Class car
Mercedes Benz V Class minivan
Minibus 20-40 seats
Accessible minivan Ford
Limousine Venus
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 1955

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Please don’t forget to bring your surgical or hygienic face mask and antibacterial-antiseptic hand gel. Our guides are always using their own masks and gel. Please keep in mind we are not providing masks or gel to our customers. Our company Discovering Valencia Guided Tours and Activities is certified by the all Spain State Secretariat of Tourism as Responsible Tourism Company. This certification means we are strictly following the Guidelines on Measures to Reduce the Spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in the Tourism Sector.

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