Highlights of Alicante Accessible Shore Excursion
This wheelchair accessible Alicante shore excursionoffers a memorable time of exploring in this charming Spanish city. You’ll get to experience three of its incredible wonders: St. Barbara’s Castle on Mount Benacantil, Old Town, and the uniqueHogueras Museum.
Begin your wheelchair friendly tour of Alicante with a short, but picturesque drive to Mount Benacantilwhere the majestic St. Barbara’s Castle is located. Centuries old, the bastion was the scene of many historic wars, romances and exiles. Escorted by your private tour guide, you will enjoy a fully accessible interior guided visit. You will also have a unique opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views from 166 meters in the sky. Have your camera ready!
Following the visit to the Castle, you will board your accessible van and head out to explore the historic Old Town. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the city center as you admire ancient buildings and architecture, narrow old streets, and classic homes with flowered balconies. Along the way, you will also see the notable Town Hall and the glorious Cathedral.
Next, your disabled Alicante tour continues with a unique visit to Hogueras Museum, located on the main street corner of Méndez Núñez Rambla. This small museum houses cultural artifact exhibitions that are beyond intriguing. A popular one is the Festival Hogueras de San Juan exhibit. It displays costumes and paper maché items from the area’s most famous event.
At the conclusion of this Alicante accessible tour, you’ll have 30 minutes of free time in Old Town. You can shop for souvenirs, grab a snack, and/or take in more of the city’s lovely sights.
The Highlights of Alicante Accessible Shore Excursion features:
- Transportation by accessible van
- Bathrooms with wide stalls for wheelchairs on the route
- Guided interior and exterior exploration of landmarks
- Barbara’s Castle
- Panoramic Mount Benacantil
- Old Town Alicante
- Town Hall and Cathedral
- Hogueras Museum (also known as the Museo de Las Hogueras)
- Free time
This Highlights of Alicante Accessible Shore Excursion received an accessibility rating of four stars, out of five because it includes accessible transportation and restrooms, and the walking/rolling portions of the tour avoids steps and stairs. Additionally, your tour guide is experienced in touring with disabled guests and their family. Heading to a mountain or through an OldTown might sound daunting, but Sage Traveling makes every effort to ensure a comfortable, stunning and fully accessible expedition.
During your visit to St. Barbara’s Castle your tour guide will lead you using wheelchair accessible routes.
A long ramp leads to the elevator below the caste and ramps have been installed throughout the site to help wheelchair users navigate the site.
In the Old Town, the route used is mostly flat and smooth. You will experience very few mild cobblestoned areas that shouldn’t pose any major issues. Accessible restroom stops are also present along the route.
Both the entrance to the Cathedral and Town Hall have accessible options that are ramped for easy access.
Tour duration: 4 hours
Cost:1-2 people EUR 600, 3-4 people EUR 650
* €50 off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package.
Maximum number of people on the tour: 1 wheelchair user + 3 able bodied.
Days of the week the tour is offered: Every day.
Meet-up time: 9 or 10 AM
Meet-up place: Alicante Cruise dock or Alicante Accessible hotel.
Entrance tickets: Not included. You can expect to pay EURO 7 per person at the Hogueras Museum and EUR 3 per person at St. Barbara’s Castle.
Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Snacks, meals and gratuities
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