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New La Liga season, visit & watch Valencia and newly promoted Levante!

This weekend sees the start of the new La Liga season and for 2017, with the dominating display of Levante UD last term, they now join Valencia in the top flight.

As a result you have double the opportunity to enjoy some of Europes best teams play in the city but not only that, the two local teams will square up twice in a hotly contested derby match which have been electric in past years.

Below we have highlighted some of the notable weekends available to you to come to Valencia and enjoy matches at the two great local stadiums, the imposing Mestalla and the Estadi Ciutat de València. Weekend of note for those looking to get as much football in as possible, the weekend of 24 November sees Valencia vs Barcelona and Levante vs Athletico Madrid!!

Get in touch now to book your football weekend and we will create a package perfect for you, with transfers, accommodation, match tickets, restaurants, nights out and more, whatever you want to get out of you weekend, we will provide. Packages start from an amazing £80!! Contact us here.

Matches of note –

Mon 21 Aug – 7:15pm: Levante vs Villareal – TICKETS & PACKAGES STILL AVAILABLE
Sat 9 Sept – 4:15pm: Valencia vs Athletico Madrid
w/k of 16 Sept: Levante vs Valencia
w/k of 21 Oct: Valencia vs Sevilla
w/k of 25 Nov: Valencia vs Barcelona AND Levante vs Athletico Madrid
w/k of 19 Dec: Valencia vs Villareal
w/k of 27 Jan: Valencia vs Real Madrid
w/k of 3 Feb: Levante vs Real Madrid
w/k of 10 Feb: Levante vs Valencia
w/k of 28 April: Levante vs Sevilla
w/k of 12 May: Levante vs Barcelona
Of course there are many other great matches and weekends of football for both sides so for all fixtures, visit the Sky Sports La Liga page HERE
Before booking flights, please wait for advice from us on the best dates for your trip.
CONTACT US NOW VIA OUR CONTACT PAGE HERE

Last Post Season Cricket Tour Available!

We have one final weekend of Cricket available for 2017 here in Valencia. All post season weekends and our Inaugral Valencia Smash! tournament is complete so take this opportunity to enjoy a great finish to the season.

The package is quite specific due to availability of the local side and the ground itself but the weekend not only allows time for 2 matches, but also plenty of social time to enjoy the city and a couple of nights out!

DATES –
Arrival – Friday 27 October
Departure – Monday 30 October (extended stay for individuals or whole group possible)

PACKAGE DETAIL –
3 nights in central Valencia 3* hotel with breakfast
1 x T20 under lights (day/night match)
1 x limited over match
1 x lunch during limited over match
1 x club dinner after limited over match (Tapas, Paella and some drinks cooked and served outside at the ground)

PRICE PER PERSON – £225
Based on 12 tourists
Additional nights, transfers and other activities available on discussion

Visit our CONTACTS PAGE to get in touch.

 

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Excellent Hockey Facilities in Valencia


A successful tour, you will be told (including by us), is not just about the hockey, but all areas of your visit, the city, the accommodation, weather, social time, logistics etc etc. This is definitely true but the key reason for your visit is the sport itself. Hockey in Valencia has a great set up of teams and facilities so you can rest assured there will be excellent Hockey for your club.

The facilities are located in the city, near to the Universities and not too far from Valencia’s beaches. The complex consists of two “smurf turf” pitches, a gym, cross fit room/studio, physio/massage room, class/meeting room, ice baths and some facilities for other sports too. They are also constructing a brand new indoor pitch……….outdoors!!

The centre is used for some of the biggest tournaments, at the end of August, they host the Junior European Championships, they continue to host international matches in the Womens World League and have held the mens 6 Nations alongside numerous National events.

In addition to the general facilities, we are also in a position to offer local coaches for sessions, offering a potentially alternative methods for players to experience, cheap hire of balls, ball launcher and even an assistant to assist with the running of your own sessions over the course of the day.

With such great facilities, it goes without saying there is a healthy local appetite for the sports with childrens, adults, male and female teams in the city to play against. We discuss with you what level you are playing at to find the appropriate sides for you to face in the city, making sure you have the best experience on the pitch as possible.

So whether pre season preparation, post season fun, school half term visits, or any combination of requirements, we have it covered. Contact us for a great value quote or to ask any questions, we know Valencia is a fantastic destination and our prices compared to other major cities, very competitive.

Visit our general HOCKEY PAGE HERE

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RUGBY booking NOW for 2018!

Don’t miss your opportunity to visit Valencia for the perfect end to your 2017/18 season. Whether mens, ladies, vets, juniors or minis, we have the facilities, package and opposition to be able to provide a memorable tour with real attention to detail.

With the rugby season finishing at various times across the UK from early April, this is the perfect time to visit Valencia. The weather is great without being too hot, the city is coming alive for the summer and the local clubs are also ending their season and are excellent hosts, keen to build bridges in the rugby community.

In addition, should you be looking to prepare in the best possible way for the 2018/19 season, we can provide training camps with friendly matches utilising the excellent facilities in the city.

We have a variety of accommodation options, offer great advice and support in respect of your nights and days away from the rugby field and understand it is never one size fits all, so will create the right package for your needs. Everything in Valencia is located near to the centre and the beach so you wont spend half of your tour travelling from one place to the next, something we know is the case in other major cities.

Talk to us NOW, you don’t have anything to lose.

Visit our general RUGBY PAGE HERE or our CONTACT PAGE HERE to take the next step.

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Last 2 places available for week long MTB holiday in June

We have been pretty vocal in our love for our Mountain Bike breaks. Whether a long weekend or a week, we know from experience the attention to detail and quality that they offer.

We have 2 spaces left on the forthcoming Week from 17 – 24 June and if you have been toying with the idea of taking up this offer in the past, now’s your chance. Not only offering a second to none MTB experience, this package is excellent value at £595. For this you receive –

7 nights bed & breakfast
5 guided rides (additional rides may be possible depending on arrival/departure times)
5 evening meals
5 packed lunches
Tea and cake after guided rides
Bike storage
Free wi-fi
Airport (Alicante) transfer

Flights are currently decent value from airports across the UK.

Just click HERE for the full itinerary and HERE for full package details and information on bike hire if you would prefer and get in touch to be on this week.

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Sports Insurance Cover?!?!

When taking part in sporting activities abroad, it is pretty important you are covered for any eventuality. There is a common thought that the EU health card that you are entitled to (for now!!) will allow free medical care for potential accident or injury. This is correct however, many people find out the hard way when it comes to the actuality of injury, that there is much more to the situation than simply initial medical care.

Here at Valencia Sports Tours, for many of our activities, we insist on those booking with us to obtain travel insurance specific to the nature of the sport they intend to partake in. Although we recommend you have your EU medical card as well, the insurance is vital in areas such as the need for extended stays due to injury, changing flights, repatriation, personal liability for injury caused to others etc, something that goes beyond the general medical care itself. Your average travel insurance too will not cover some activities so it is wise to seek out the right insurance for you.

Although we do think it wise to shop around, we recommend Sports Cover Direct as they are able to offer bespoke options for any number of sports and activities, plus should you already have personal travel insurance, such as annual cover or you have just already purchased basic travel insurance, Sports Cover Direct offer a “top up” option allowing you to pay a lower premium, so you can retain the use of your normal policy with the peace of mind that you will be covered for the sports undertaken.

In addition, if you are travelling as a club or team, there are group offers reducing the cost of your sports insurance cover by up to 10%.

Please feel free to click on the banner below and take a look around the Sports Cover Direct site and obtain a quote. We do not offer cover via our site or packages and although we do recommend Sports Cover Direct, there are others out there too if you want to compare options.
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Stay in central Hotel plus tickets for Valancia VS Real Sociedad from only £70

Package Options

Package Options

- Choose number of nights stay over match date of Wednesday 26 April

- Include tickets for Valencia CF VS Real Sociedad at the incredible Mestalla

- Add transfers, restaurant bookings, club entry, golf day and so much more

- From ONLY £70 per person (one night in hotel and match day tickets, based on 2 people sharing). Match tickets only available on request. Flights currently from £60 return from London

The Match

The Match

Real Sociedad have had a great season, sitting at time of publish in a Europa League spot, it is vital that they keep pushing for points right until the end of the season and a visit to a resurgent Valencia side is an exciting prospect.

Valencia are all but safe following a shocking first half of the season that saw them in a potential relegation batter. Following a stunning home win against Real Madrid, the results have improved somewhat and are now mid table. But with a die hard fan base not satified and still hurting from the last 18 months of under performing, finishing the season in style is a must, making this match have more importance to a team which looking at the table, doesn't have a lot to play for.

Accommodation and Flight Info

Accommodation and Flight Info

The basic package offers a centrally located 3* hotel. However we have many options with 4*, 5* and apartments available for your stay. All accommodation will be located centrally so you can access the buzzing city and Mestalla itself with ease.

Direct flights to Valencia go from Gatwick, Standsted, Luton, East Midlands, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. Bristol and Stansted also fly to Valencia Castellon, which is about an hour from the centre of Valencia. As mentioned, some london flights are currently as low as £60 return around the dates of this match.

For more information or to book your tickets, please contact us via our CONTACTS PAGE HERE. Please confirm tickets prior to booking your flights!

Stay in Valencia and watch Valencia VS Real Madrid for only £95

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- Fantastic apartment in centre of the city, one night 22 February

- Great tickets to watch Valencia VS Real Madrid at the famous Mestalla

- Price based on 4 sharing - £95

- Price based on 3 sharing - £110

- Price based on 2 sharing - £130

The match takes place on WEDNESDAY 22 FEBRUARY. Additional days stay are available on request

The Match

The Match

Valencia's most passionate and anticipated match of any season is against Real Madrid at home in the incredible Mestalla. No love is ever lost for this match and the atmosphere, especially as an evening match during the week, will be incredible.

Valencia are not having the best of seasons, but following a few decent results, are moving up the table and will want to move into the latter part of the season on a high with a crucial win. They will also want to put a stop on Real's charge for the title.

Witness some top level football with arguably the worlds best footballer CHRISTIANO RONALDO, plus the likes of BALE, BENZIMA and some of the Valencia youngsters that hope to follow in the footsteps of Los Che greats like Kempes, Cañizares, Ayala, Romario and more recently, David Silva, David Villa, Jordi Alba and Juan Mata.

Flights and Accommodation

Flights and Accommodation

Flights are currently between £50-£75 RETURN from London airports with Ryanair (Stansted) and Easyjet (Gatwick and Luton). Flights are also great times with an early morning flight out Weddnesday and an evening flight back Thursday, giving you two full days in the city. Flights from East Midlands, Manchester and Glasgow are also available.

The apartment is based right in the centre of Valencia and walking distance to the Mestalla itself! The apartment has two bedrooms and perfect for 2 to 4 people for this short stay. Also, with a creamics expo happening during this week, hotels are impossible to find and if you can, prices sky high!!

Contact us NOW by sending a message to info@valenciasportstours.com or call +44(7870) 215 474. This offer is very limited so do not hesitate!!

Please check with us if booking flights for confirmation of game date and time. Ticket only option without accommodation available, please ask for a quote.

New Road Cycling Tours

img-0297_origWe are excited to announce we have teamed up with local cycling experts Paul Murphy and Ismael Martinez to provide the best possible road cycling experience. We believe the package we have created is second to none in the Valencia region and cannot wait to host road cycling enthusiasts from across Europe and beyond.

The Valencia region has so many fantastic options when looking to create routes for Valencia Sports Tours, but Paul and Ismael believe they have sourced a number of 80-120km routes of varying levels which will offer those visiting a solid challenge at their particular ability, plus breathtaking coastline and beautiful mountain passes. In addition they have taken into account the quality of asphalt and quiet nature of the roads, something only a team who live and ride locally could source. Of course, if you have special requirements in respect of the cycling itself, please discuss with us, Paul and Ismael are happy to discuss further routes and challenges.

All the details of our tours are tended to, with airport collection and return for you and your bike, great accommodation options, support vehicles, cycle guide and away from the cycling, any additional help in making your visit to Valencia the perfect one. Bikes can be hired should you wish.

Visit our Cycle Tours page and get in touch via our Contacts page to ask any questions or start discussing your future trip and obtain a quote.

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London’s Linklaters visit Levante Cricket Club

linklatersOn 13 October, London’s Linklaters travelled to Valencia to take on local cricket team Levante CC in a two match tour, plus plenty of time to take in the city and make the most of their time in Valencia.

Arriving on Thursday, Linklaters had organised with VST two matches, a T20 under the lights at Levante’s home ground, the VCG (or as officially known, Campo de Beisbol in the Turia), on Thursday evening and a limited over match during the day on Friday. With the team staying until late on Sunday, this also allowed them plenty of time to experience the city and all it has to offer.

Thursdays T20 saw Linklaters bat first after winning the toss. A new experience for the team from London, playing under the flood lights of the VCG, they worked the pink ball well and put on a respectable 152 from their 20 overs. This proved to be enough as Levante battled hard but after falling behind the run rate, their desperate attempts to claw back saw wickets fall and were all out for 123. A well fought contest was celebrated into the night, first at the ground where both sides enjoyed a beer or two before the touring side made their way into the old town to sample some of the local brew!

Friday morning saw a few sore heads but this wasn’t enough to dampen any of the cricket action with exceptional quality on show. Linklaters again batted first and after the best possible start from Levante CC with their first two balls of the innings from Orville Senhouse bowling both batsman, it took a sensational innings from Brannan of 161 to drive Linklaters to a cracking 40 over score of 304.

Knowing they had the batsmen to chase down this score, Levante set off in good form, keeping up with the run rate with opening batsman Tim Lucas cruising beautifully. Unfortunately, following a few wickets, the run rate began to get away from them before Barry Eaton joined Lucas at the crease and started a partnership that seemed to put the home side in the driving seat. On 97, Lucas was bowled trying to hit one to Barcelona and despite a valiant 84 from Eaton, Levante CC again fell just short of the chase with 278 from their 40 overs.

Following the match, both sides enjoyed tapas and Paella cooked outside at the ground under still glorious sunshine with plenty of well deserved cold beers. Both matches were close and played in great spirit and enjoyment.

With Friday night, Saturday and Sunday to enjoy, Linklaters had nights planned on both Friday and Saturday, taking in the vibrant nightlife Valencia offers, plus enjoyed a boat cruise on Saturday afternoon on the med, again under blue skies.

Many thanks to both sides for making this tour a great one!