Name of the tour: Jativa – the City of Borgia Popes.

Description: Jàtiva is 70 Km south of Valencia and is said to be one of the most interesting historic cities of the region known as Comunidad Valenciana. The city was made famous as it was home of one of the influential Borja family, more commonly known as the Borgias.

The Borja family got in less than a century reach the biggest achievement of Christianity, the papal throne, first with Calixto III and later with Alexander VI. Even more, they left behind a large number of cardinals and gave to the history one of the most important saints of the Counter: San Francisco de Borja.

Discovering Valencia Official Tourist Guide will guide you through the same streets that saw the Pope Alexander VI grow, visiting the square where the birthplace of Rodrigo Borgia (Alexander VI) is located and also we will visit the surroundings where he played as a child, we will walk around the old town of Jativa, the old noble houses and palaces, main scenarios where were agreed the power relations of the ruling families, among which were the Borgias and will discover between the old walls of the Basilica why this family was so important for art in Valencia in general and in Jativa in particular.

We will go up to the Jativa’s castle of Iberian origin which towers above the city. Within this fortification there are vestiges of all of the civilizations that have occupied the hilltop position. The ascension up to the castle is made with an amazing and typical tourist train as bus access is not possible.

We can complete our amazing tour with a lunch in the castle enjoying the mountains and oranges plantation views.

Type of the tour: Private tour for individual tourists, families, friends or organized groups.

Transport: For this tour we need the transportation to be able to move across the city. Historical Center part is walking only. If you have your own transport we can use it for the tour. If not, we can organize a private transport for you: car, minivan, microbus or coach. For the groups and MICE clients we can organize a private coach service for the whole duration of the tour. Please check below our Transport Section for the different available options .

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

Availability: 365 days a year, any day from Monday to Sunday.

Duration: 6, 8 or more hours.

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

Meeting place: Suggested meeting place is Torres de Serrano (Serrano Towers). Google Maps Plus Code is ????.

This is private tour, so we can arrange the meeting point at any most suitable for you place in Valencia. For example: the hotel’s or apartment’s lobby, restaurant doors, Valencia railways or bus station, airport, port, etc.

Itinerary: It depends on the booked duration and your personal preferences or interests. This is private tour, so we can completely readjust the itinerary to any available possibility.

Examples of suggested itineraries depending on the booked duration:

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

Lunch / dinner / tastings: During this tour we can organize your lunch, dinner, tapas stop, wine/cheese/ham tasting etc. in one of many places we are collaborating with. All places we are working with were carefully selected by our Discovering Valencia team and they are the best Valencian restaurants, bars, coffee shops, market stalls, etc. So, if you are thinking about this gastronomic part of your tour, please indicate us your requirements or wishes and we will provide you the most advisable options for your particular needs. Foody lovers – please check our specific section of Wine & Gastronomy Tours in Valencia, Alicante and Castellon.

Price: This 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, day or night timetable, entrance tickets, transport, gastronomic stops, 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: Up to your choice. Recommended places to visit inside with paid entrance tickets are: Cathedral, Saint Nicholas Church, Lonja, Marquis Dos Aguas Palace. This tour can be done visiting all monuments just from outside or visiting some of them inside. For individual tourists you can decide directly at the moment of doing the tour if you want or not entering inside of the places. For the groups of more than 8 people is necessary to arrange entrance tickets in advance, that is to say in the same moment when you book the tour with us.

Booking: this is private tour, so booking is necessary in advance. You can do it preferably by email or by WhatsApp +34 687 028 082 / +34 607 360 343 / +34 663 419 931. Once you booked the tour, please recheck our confirmation and conditions of payment.

Accessibility: this tour is suitable for the people with special physical requirements and wheelchair users. If you are one of these people, please indicate clearly your specific condition when you are contacting us. If you need any special assistance, please indicate clearly what kind of assistance you may need during the tour. Please check our specific selection of Accesible 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: this tour is mainly walking, so comfortable cloth and footwear is very advisable. During the summer period we advise using appropriate sun protection.

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“Jativa – the City of Borgia Popes”


For this tour we can offer you following options of the private transport:

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 antibacterial-antiseptic hand gel. Please keep in mind we are not providing masks or gel to our customers. Our company was recently certified by Spanish 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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