It might be the height of summer right now, but before too long we will all be in that late summer/early autumn period of weepingly packing away our sandals for another year.
It’s all too horrible to contemplate. Unless, of course, you sneakily postpone the trauma by shoving your sandals into a suitcase instead and jetting off for a Balearic city break for a few days.
For instance, with today’s Big Deal for a three night, three-star hotel stay in stunning Valencia, with flights included.
Whirlwind Spanish adventure
Jaw-dropping architecture, tasty tapas bars and an atmospheric old town… Valencia has plenty to enchant visitors.
Oh, and did we mention that they invented paella here too?
With today’s big deal from The Travel Company Edinburgh (TTCE), you can tuck into a plate of Spain’s national dish on a September or October break. This includes a three night, room only stay in the centrally located, 3-star Expo Hotel Valencia. Prices are based on two sharing a twin or double room.
Return direct flights from Edinburgh are also included.
Various date options
This deal is very flexible and offers the following choice of flight dates with Ryanair:
15th, 22nd, 29th September
6th, 20th, 27th October
Flights depart from Edinburgh at 13:05, arriving into Valencia at 17:45. Return flights leave Valencia at 12:50 (07:00 on 30th October), arriving into Edinburgh at 14:55 (09:05 on 30th October).
Stylish central accommodation
Expo Hotel Valencia is a 3-star residence in Nuevo Centro (New Centre), close to the heart of the city. It offers easy access to parks and shopping centres, plus the Turia underground station is right in front of the hotel, making it easy to get around. Turia riverbank, the largest natural garden in Spain, is also nearby.
The hotel includes a swimming pool on the roof terrace (meaning you can cool off while enjoying the view), plus spacious, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Rooms also include satellite TV, a hairdryer and a work desk.
Valencia’s varied attractions range from Medieval to art deco to futuristic, making the city akin to a time travelling experience. You could begin your first day in the old town area, exploring shady lanes and squares packed with palatial buildings, boutiques and little tapas places.
Next, take a leap forward by several centuries at the City of Arts and Sciences, a jaw-dropping, space age-style museum, gallery and exhibition centre complex. It also includes an IMAX cinema and Europe’s biggest aquarium, with 500 marine species to see.
Then head for dinner at a beachfront restaurant while watching the sun setting on the ocean, before immersing yourself in Valencia’s buzzing nightlife by ordering cocktails for two at a bar in the popular Cavallers area.
The next day, get ready to explore even more sights, such as the 13th century Valencia Cathedral, the 15th century Gothic wonder of Llotja de la Seda, and the colourful art nouveau-style Mercado Central market.
Head to Vibrant Valencia
Today’s big deal for a three night escape to Valencia gives you and your loved one a chance to sample the wonders of Spain’s third biggest city. You can travel in September or October, meaning you get to soak up that extra bit of sunshine just when Scotland is turning chilly.
So while your friends are digging out their umbrellas back home, you can feast on authentic tapas at a scenic seafront dining spot. Just try not to feel too smug about it.