SAINT JOSEPH'S CAVES AND SUBTERRANEAN RIVER
The purpose of our private Guided Tour Saint Joseph’s Caves and Subterranean River is to show you very unique and rare natural landscape which is located not very far from the cities of Valencia and Castellon.
Saint Joseph’s Caves are natural grottoes of astonishing beauty with calm and picturesque subterranean river which is navigable by small rowing boats. They are located just outside of the small village Vall d´Uixó. The place is lost in the mountains, but still pretty close to the Mediterranean coast. Once arrived to the Caves, 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 riding 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.
Optionally, after visiting Saint Joseph’s Caves we can walk up to the top of the hill and visit the Hermitage of the Holy Family, Iberian village of pre-Roman times and enjoy spectacular views of the valley.
We recommend to complete our Guided Tour Saint Joseph’s Caves and Subterranean River with the lunch in one of few restaurants located just at the Caves’ entrance, where you can choose and taste traditional dishes and wines of the local Valencian cuisine.
Details of the private guided tour
Saint Joseph’s Caves and Subterranean River
Our Guided Tour Saint Joseph’s Caves and Subterranean River 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 Saint Joseph’s Caves are closed to the visitors. It depends on weather conditions, Spanish National and Valencian local Holidays, maintenance works, etc. Before booking this tour, please always check with us the availability.
Duration: 3, 4 or 6 hours. 3 and 4 hours without lunch, 6 hours with lunch.
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.
For our private Guided Tour Saint Joseph’s Caves and Subterranean River we need the transportation to be able to move to the Saint Joseph’s Caves and come back. From Valencia as well as from Castellon it is about 50 minutes driving time. Once we arrived to the 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 for this guided tour: car, minivan, coach 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 all available options .
Meeting place for the private guided tour
Saint Joseph’s Caves and Subterranean River
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.
Itinerary of the private guided tour
Saint Joseph’s Caves and Subterranean River
Depending on the meeting place, the itinerary of this tour is:
Valencia → Saint Joseph’s Caves → Valencia or Castellon → Saint Joseph’s Caves → Castellon.
Examples of suggested itineraries and the timing:
- 3 hours from Valencia or Castellon (without lunch): Transfer from Valencia or Castellon to Saint Joseph’s Caves = 1 hour. Visiting Saint Joseph’s Caves inside boat riding included = 1 hour. Transfer back to Valencia or Castellon = 1 hour. Total time = 3 hours.
- 4 hours from Valencia or Castellon (without lunch): Transfer from Valencia or Castellon to Saint Joseph’s Caves = 1 hour. Visiting Saint Joseph’s Caves inside boat riding included = 1 hour. Visiting Hermitage of the Holy Family + Iberian Village = 1 hour. Transfer back to Valencia or Castellon = 1 hour. Total time = 4 hours.
- 6 hours from Valencia or Castellon (with lunch): Transfer from Valencia or Castellon to Saint Joseph’s Caves = 1 hour. Visiting Saint Joseph’s Caves inside boat riding included = 1 hour. Visiting Hermitage of the Holy Family + Iberian Village = 1 hour. Lunch = 2 hours. Transfer back to Valencia or Castellon = 1 hour. Total time = 6 hours.
Lunch – Gastronomic tastings
During our private Guided Tour Saint Joseph’s Caves and Subterranean River we can organize your lunch or gastronomic tasting in one of the restaurants located just at the Saint Joseph’s Caves entrance area. Some of them are located directly inside of the caves.
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 and wishes and we will provide you the most advisable options for your particular needs.
Price - Entrance tickets - Booking
Price: Our Guided Tour Saint Joseph’s Caves and Subterranean River is private tour, 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: The entrance to the Saint Joseph’s Caves is paid and includes the boat ride. It is very important to book it 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 tours 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Our private Guided Tour Saint Joseph’s Caves and Subterranean River is not suitable for the people with special physical requirements and wheelchair users. The reason is because Saint Joseph’s Caves 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. The temperature inside of the Caves is about 20ºC whole year.
Attention: 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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Saint Joseph’s Caves and Subterranean river
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SAINT JOSEPH’S CAVES AND SUBTERRANEAN RIVER
COVID-19 safety measures
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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