Requena is located at the most occidental part of the province of Valencia, an approximate one hour drive from the capital city.
Requena was born during the Iberian age. Romans were here too, but the Arabs were who gave the name to the town, originally named “Rakana”, the strong, the self-confident. Later called Requena, it has become to be one of the biggest towns of the province of Valencia and has an area specially dedicated to vineyards and wine production with “denominacion de origen” D.O., meaning a prestigious product classification which is awarded to products that are produced in designated Spanish regions according to stringent production criteria. D.O. Labels serves as guarantees of quality. Visit the winery called Pago de Tharsys that bares wines and cavas with these splendid labels of quality and will give you a tour to discover the culture of their wines and cava. The original winery founded in 1808 and has a beautiful setting where you will be able to enjoy a wine tasting and local “embutidos”, consisting of Spanish salami and cured ham. After seeing the fine selection of wines and cava, you will have the opportunity to purchase some of your preference.
Enjoy a stroll through the small town quarter called “La Villa” was declared a collection of historic buildings, due to the importance of the buildings that are situated in that walled Muslim area known as the Alcazaba, Medina or Arrabales.
Under the quarter, is located the oldest Cellar in the region that was used as a shelter, wine cellar and even as a silo. A tour of this cellar will give insight of the rich and original history of Requena.
The order of visits may vary. Group maximums are 40.
09.30.-10.30: Departure from port to Winery.
10.30- 12.00: Winery guided tour + cava/wine tasting with small snacks.
12.00- 12.15: Departure to old quarter of Requena.
12.15 – 13.45: Walk through the city to caves & visit.
13.45 – 14.30: Return back to the ship
ENTRANCE AND WINE/CAVA TASTING IN WINERY: 8 € p.p.
ENTRANCE TO CITY CAVES: 4 € ( 3€ for groups over 20 people and children)
Professional Guide with a 7 seater car …………………………. 295 €
Professional Guide + Driver 7 seater car ………………………. 385 €
Professional Guide + minibus 19 seater ……………………… 550 €
Professional Guide + bus 54 seater ……………………………… 630 €