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From Salou: Peñiscola and Ebro Delta Sightseeing Tour

From Salou: Peñiscola and Ebro Delta Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 37.87 per person

Visit the Ebro Delta wetlands, known for its extensive rice fields and diverse bird population. Travel on to Peñiscola, a beautiful coastal town home to some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean and an impressive medieval castle.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Wander the narrow streets of Peñiscola and see the House of Shells
  • Check out the castle poised at the top of the town with beautiful sea views
  • Stroll along the Ebro River, buy some local honey and rice, and spot flamingos
Full description

Board a tour bus and head south, passing through rambling orange plantations on your way to the Ebro Delta. Visit one of the largest wetlands in the Mediterranean which is famous for the production of rice (called "arroz bomba") and for the many species of birds that find a place to breed and live for part of the year. Spot colorful flamingos and other stilt birds resting in the marshes and wander along the river after a short guided introductory tour. Make stops for photos, pick up some rice and honey in the little shops scattered around the natural park, and stop in at a restaurant for refreshments.   Journey on to Peñiscola, one of the most scenic villages in Spain where a number of films and shows (most famously Game of Thrones) have been shot. Marvel at the unique natural landscape of a town built upon a giant boulder formation at the tip of a peninsula. Walk through its small streets and admire the characteristic white houses with blue shutters. Glance up at colorful balconies decorated with plants and ceramic tiles. Check out the famous House of Shells and its striking seashell-encrusted facade. As you reach the town's peak, take in views of the famous Castle of Peñiscola which was originally built in the 13th century and served as a refuge for the pope. Choose to enter and explore the fortification for an extra fee of 5€. Enjoy stunning views over the beaches which stretch out on both sides of the historic center. 

Includes
  • Pickup and drop off
  • Tour guide
  • Optional castle entrance fee (approximately 5€)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Mobility scooters
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • In order to enter the historical center of Peñiscola, you have to make a short uphill walk. Please wear comfortable shoes and be advised that the terrain is not conducive to wheelchairs
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes before the scheduled pickup time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Absolutely loved our day out to Peniscola from Salou. Picked up at exactly 9am outside the Lazy wave bar and greeted by our guide - the lovely Janine. She was a pleasure to be around, spoke many different languages and is a gem!! The coach is comfortable and excellent air conditioning at all times. Enough stops (one is enough time for a cappuccino) and we got to see flamingo's - Yay!! When you land at Peniscola, approx 12.30pm Janine offers you to join her whilst she walks to the top and tells you lots of information on the way up. Beautiful streets and views all the way to the castle. You are free to wander about and grab a bite to eat and you all meet up at the drop off point at 4.30pm. We arrived back at the lazy wave at exactly 6pm. Highly recommend this excursion...so much so when we visit again, we will be booking on it for a second time.

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June 7, 2022

Very pleasant and interesting excursion by coach from Salou center with a great tour guide (Janine) who told us a lot about the area and especially about the Ebro Delta and the city of Peníscola. The whole thing also in German, although we German speakers were strong in the minority. By the way, the chauffeur Ivo did a good job too.

August 27, 2019

It was a nice trip, I would have liked more time with the flamingos and a photo stop at the rice fields. The tour guide was very good and explained a lot.

May 17, 2022

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