Determine a departure time that suits your schedule, then meet a local guide at a central location. You set the pace as you explore the historic city of Elche on foot, creating the perfect itinerary with help from a knowledgeable guide.
Head for the Palmeral of Elche, the palm groves laid out under Arab rule during the 10th century, and find out how Moorish people used irrigation to transform the arid landscape. Enter the Basilica of Saint Mary, where the UNESCO-listed Mystery Play of Elche is staged each August, then discuss the two debated origin stories for the liturgical drama.
In the Huerto del Cura National Artistic Garden you’ll find a rock garden, ponds, sculptures, and a rare palm tree that’s more than 165 years old, and named for the former Empress of Austria. If you’re interested in local cuisine, plan to visit some local restaurants to sample Elche’s specialties, and get local tips on the best places to eat, drink, and experience.
At each stop, enjoy the flexibility to ask questions, discuss what you've seen, and chat about life, culture, and history in Elche, then wrap up the day at a central location.