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¡Hola! I'm María Arlandis Licensed Tour Guide

About me!


Not so long ago, there was a girl who wanted to travel to idyllic places, until she realized she was born in one: Valencia

I’m Maria Arlandis, born and raised in Valencia and an licensed Tour Guide. After 10 years teaching Spanish culture and language to foreigners in Paris, NY and Copenhagen because the last financial crisis made me had to work abroad. In Copenhagen I started my own business and wrote a book, but missing my sunny hometown I decided to come back to focus on showing you the best of Valencia. I took 4 sabbatical months and decided to travel. 

When I backpacked solo around South America, my best experiences were with local guides showing me their culture and gastronomy. Markets were my favorite places: that’s why I decided to specialized in culinary experiences: the ones I had never forgotten. I want you to remember our time together like one of the best parts of your trip. 

With me you will discover Valencia like if you were a friend visiting me. I want to be your culinary and culture ambassador. Valencia, where paella was born,  is a city full of food experiences to discover with Tasting Valencia Tours. 

It’s important for me to just work with local partners, so tourism has a positive impact in Valencia

If you are a wine lover, but on this trip to Valencia you won’t have time to visit a winery our tour with wine tasting at the Central Market will introduce you to Valencian Wine and food!


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If you are in doubt about what tour to choose, or have any doubt, don’t hesitate to contact me by email or give us a cal.