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Alicante: Old Town and Market Gastronomic Tour with Tastings

Alicante: Old Town and Market Gastronomic Tour with Tastings

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Get off the tourist track and discover Alicante with a local tour guide who will take you to try some of the best gourmet food in the city. Explore Alicante's old town and Central Market on foot.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Discover the best food in Alicante with a local guide
  • Explore the city and learn all about its culture and history
  • Try the 4 kinds of Iberian hams in Spain alongside other local meats
  • Enjoy traditional Spanish appetizers like coca amb tonyina and pericana
  • Taste 2 different wines and a local liqueur
Full description

During this gourmet walking tour, follow a local guide around Alicante's old town and Central Market. Hear legends and local stories while you taste your way through some of the best designations for authentic local products.

This tour is divided into two parts: during the first hour, you'll sightsee around old town and talk about Alicante's history and the origin of one of the best Mediterranean gastronomies, shaped by three fundamental factors: climate, ecosystems, and historical influences. After some sweets and two glasses of wine in one of the oldest shops in Alicante, go to the Central Market where the rest of the tour will take place. There, try coca and tonyina (tuna), coca de mollitas (cake), tomato salad, salted fish, cold sausages, turrón, Iberian ham, and seasonal fruits. Interact with the local owners of the shops and market stalls who will tell you about their experiences and family stories.

  • Local licensed tour guide
  • Old town and the Central Market tour
  • Food tastings (local meats, appetizers, nougat, and fruits)
  • 2 glasses of wine
  • Local liqueur
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    To find the meeting point, head to the 1st of La Esplanada. Make sure you are on the part of the walkway closest to the beach. The floor is red, dark blue and white, and in front of you, there should be a roundabout with a fountain. Your guide will be waiting for you next to a dark green kiosk called ‘Peret’ holding a purple umbrella.

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    Customer reviews

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    based on 16 reviews

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    Jose is really knowledgeable and nice. I felt so fruitful and full!

    November 11, 2022

    October 15, 2022

    Friendly, you could understand the English very well, worth seeing, it ended earlier (about 30 minutes, we didn't think it was that bad!), delicious and exotic as well as "disgusting". It's just a matter of taste :) you should still dare ! Everything edible!

    September 10, 2022

    Product ID: 387044