|Lladró Factory & Albufera Lakes – Guided Tours|
|Day Trip||Tuesday 14th May|
|Total Cost:||€43 euro per person|
|Includes:||Coach, Tour guides, lunch, boat trip|
|Status:||Places still available|
|Payment:||In Full||Due by:||27th February|
|Bank Transfer Code:||Lladro|
|Departure:||Interiors, Jávea Port||08:45 for 09:00 Prompt|
|Return:||Interiors, Jávea Port||18.30 Approx|
|Organisers:||Dave Butt & Jan Wylie email@example.com|
Day Trip to Lladró Factory & Albufera Lakes – Guide Tours
Our trip starts at 08:45 at Interiors, Javea and will include a fully guided visit to the Lladró Factory near Valencia, we then go on to El Palmar for lunch (starters, paella cooked on wood fire, dessert and drinks, incl. house wine and coffee). Before lunch we will be joined by our guide who will be explaining the park, Albufera history and other details on the boat trip) we will be taking a boat trip around the lake and finally a visit to a Barraca (the traditional fisherman’s cottage).
We travel by coach for a visit to the main area for Porcelain located in Tavernes Blanques, near Valencia. The Lladró factory is spread over a huge 1,000,000 square foot site where all the Lladró works of art are born.
Before the factory tour we will stop for coffee and a comfort break Upon reaching the factory we have a fully guided tour (in English) lasting approximately one and a half hours. During this tour we will see the artisan’s workshop and also the artists at work. We will be shown every step in the entirely handmade process of creation from the design of the original model to the final piece when it is fired in the kiln.
We then pick up our guide and travel to the village of El Palmar. Once an island, it is now accessible via a narrow road and an even narrower bridge and is situated close to the City of Valencia on the banks of the Albufera lake. Once Europe’s largest fresh water lake, much of the area has been turned over to the cultivation of rice, but the Albufera is still home to carp and eels and an extensive bird reserve with, among others, egrets and blue herons making their home here.
Walking into the village itself, it would be easy to think that its restaurants are all it has to offer, but the fishing boats which line the canals on each side of the village bear witness to the main livelihood of its inhabitants.
We are stopping in El Palmar for lunch and visiting our restaurant for a three course lunch including ½ a bottle of wine, water, soft drinks, coffee and the main course will obviously be their speciality dish – paella.
In the afternoon, we will enjoy a cruise on Albufera lake. Once back on dry land we will have opportunity of looking inside one of the cosy little thatched cottages called Barracas which are to be seen all over the area. Though very small, inside they seemed surprisingly spacious and comfortable.
Note: the only cost not included is the refreshment stop before visiting the Lladró factory.