A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Beirut vs. Valencia for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Beirut or Valencia?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Beirut and Valencia. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Beirut or Valencia?

Beirut

Some travelers are seeking the hustle, bustle and posh atmosphere that only comes from a big city. Those travelers should have Beirut, Lebanon at the top of their list. The capital city is jam packed with 2.1 million people that are constantly on the go. As the commercial and financial hub of Lebanon, this city is fast-paced, fashion conscious and always ready for a night on the town.

Valencia

Valencia is a port city that sits on Spain's southeastern Orange Blossom coast, where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea. As the nation's third-largest city, it is continually innovative in the arts and sciences with some futuristic architecture including a planetarium, oceanarium, and an interactive museum. The nightlife and daytime culture both thrive in their own ways, bustling with limitless opportunities for sight-seeing and entertainment. While the city is surrounded by fertile farmland, its center is a modern metropolis, skirted by beautiful beaches.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best G Adventures Tours to Spain, and The Best 3-Day Tours from Madrid.


Which place is cheaper, Valencia or Beirut?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Beirut is $2.26, while the average daily cost in Valencia is $132. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Beirut and Valencia in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Beirut $1.26
    Valencia $62
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Beirut $2.52
    Valencia $124
Compare Hotels in Beirut and Valencia

Looking for a hotel in Beirut or Valencia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Beirut


Hotels in Valencia


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Beirut Hotel Prices and Valencia Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Beirut $0.44
    Valencia $19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Beirut

Also for Beirut, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Airport Arrival Transfer to Your Beirut Hotel: $10
  • Airport Departure Transfer From Your Beirut Hotel: $10
  • BEY Airport to Hotel, Private Arrival Transfer: $10
  • Beirut Airport Transfer in a Limousine: $201
  • Beirut Airport one Way Private Transfer to the hotel: $15
  • Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer: $13
  • Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer Pickup: $9.89
  • Hiking Day Trip to Chouwen Lake with Hotel Transfers: $86
  • Departure Transfer:From Hotel To Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY): $10
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Beirut International Airport to Hotel: $18
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Beirut International Airport: $18
  • Private Transfer from Beirut Hotels to the Beirut Airport: $10

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Valencia

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Valencia:

  • Valencia hotels to Valencia Cruise Port - Departure Private Transfer: $37
  • Valencia Cruise Port to Valencia Hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $37
  • Valencia Cruise Port to Valencia Airport (VLC) - Departure Private Transfer : $38
  • Valencia Airport (VLC) to Valencia Round-Trip Privat Transfer: $59
  • Valencia Airport (VLC) Departure Transfer (Valencia Hotels to Valencia Airport): $83
  • Valencia Airport (VLC) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Valencia Hotel or Address): $83
  • Try find your better than us! Airport transfer service in Valencia HTL-APT (VLC): $48
  • Try find your better than us! Airport transfer service in Valencia APT-HTL (VLC): $48
  • Private Valencia Transfer: Central Valencia to Cruise Port or Valencia Airport: $61
  • Private Transfer: Valencia to VLC Airport in Business Car: $81
  • Private Transfer: Valencia City Center to Valencia Airport (VLC): $26
  • Private Transfer: Valencia Airport VLC to Valencia in Luxury Van: $91

Is it cheaper to fly into Beirut or Valencia?

Prices for flights to both Valencia and Beirut change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Beirut $0.71
    Valencia $44

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Beirut

For Beirut, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Authentic Lebanese Virtual Cooking Class Live from Lebanon: $30
  • Traveling Spoon Lebanese Mezze Private Online Cooking Class : $40
  • Motorbike Tour in Beirut with Local Street Food Dinner: $50
  • Motorbike Tour with Local Street Food Dinner: $50
  • Private, Traditional Lebanese Cooking Class with a Contemporary Twist: $72
  • Beirut Street Food Tour, Lebanon: $77
  • Beirut Street Food Tour, Lebanon: $93
  • Authentic Lebanese Cooking Lesson and Meal with Tania's Family in Beirut: $100

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Valencia

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Valencia.

  • Dinner + Party + City Tour TOP 10 Wonders of Valencia : $7.00
  • Valencian paella cooking class, tapas and visit to Ruzafa market.: $66
  • Valencian Paella Cooking Class, Tapas & Sangria - Evening : $66
  • Valencia Morning Food Tour: $71
  • Seafood paella cooking class, tapas and visit to Ruzafa market.: $71
  • Authentic Valencian Paella Cooking Class: $75
  • Private Paella and Tapas Cooking Class in a Local Chef's Home: $88

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Beirut $0.26
    Valencia $32

Tours and Activities in Beirut

For Beirut, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Small Group Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harisa & Byblos with Hotel pickup: $10
  • Uncover Beirut's Divided Past: In-App Audio Tour: $11
  • Discovering Lebanon: Jeita Grotto, Harissa, and Byblos Tour: $15
  • City Sightseeing Beirut Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Beirut Walking Tour - Discover Beirut by foot: $25
  • City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • New Cost Saver Small-Group Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa & Byblos: $27
  • Downtown Beirut Walking Tour Including Lunch: $35
  • Half-Day Private Tour to Jeita Grotto and Harissa: $35
  • Beirut Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $35
  • Lebanon's Historic Gems: Private Tour of Jeita, Byblos & Harissa: $40
  • Half Day Budget Tour to Jeita Grotto: $43

Typical Entertainment Prices in Valencia

Here are a few typical costs in Valencia for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Flamenco Tour
    $17

Tours and Activities in Valencia

Here are a few actual costs in Valencia for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • "Valencia Old Town" Bike Guided Tour: $66
  • "Street Art" Bike Guided Tour : $38
  • 1 + 1 Discover Valencia Self Guided Cycling- and Walking Tour : $11
  • 2 Hour Private Bike Tour in Valencia: $27
  • 3hs-Hour Guided City Sightseeing and Beaches Bike Private Tour: $38
  • A Fun Retreat Experience in Valencia - Solo Travellers Only: $141
  • Adventure Jetski: $156
  • Adventures day: Thermal Springs and Waterfalls: $115
  • Albufera Natural Park Tour with Boat Ride from Valencia : $64
  • Architect's Guide to Valencia 90-Minute Walking Tour: $52
  • Authentic Tapas Tour Through Valencia City Center: $74
  • Between Two Gates: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Valencia: $9.99

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Beirut $0.23
    Valencia $22

Sample the Local Flavors in Beirut

Also in Beirut, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in The Bekaa Valley: $50
  • Bekaa Valley Wine Tour: Savour Lebanon's Finest: $50
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour: $56
  • Private Wine Tasting Day Tour from Beirut: $60
  • Uncorking Splendor: A Journey Through Private Wine Tasting Tours: $60
  • Byblos & Chateau Musar: History and Wine Tour: $65
  • Wine Tasting and Culture : $69
  • Private Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch from Beirut: $82
  • Fabulous Wine Tour in Central Bekaa Valley: $88
  • From Full Day Wine Tasting in the Bekaa Valley Tour: $90
  • Lebanon Wine Tasting Tour From Beirut: $91
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour to Chateau Musar and Ixsir Winery: $100

Sample the Local Flavors in Valencia

Also in Valencia, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Pub Crawl Tour in the Old town of Valencia: $20
  • Wine Tasting Experience with a Professional Sommelier in Valencia City Center: $60
  • Cheese Factory Workshop with Wine Tasting in Requena, Valencia: $108
  • Horseback riding and wine tour: $164
  • Private Wine Tour with Wine Tasting and Full Lunch: $174
  • Requena Half-Day Private Vineyards & Premium Wine Tastings Tour: $206


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Beirut and Valencia, we can see that Valencia is more expensive. And not only is Beirut much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Beirut is in Middle East and Valencia is in Europe, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Beirut would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Beirut and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Valencia would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Valencia than you might in Beirut.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Beirut Expensive? and Is Valencia Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Beirut or Valencia?

Beirut has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Valencia. When comparing the sizes of Beirut and Valencia, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Beirut or Valencia?

Valencia has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Beirut experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Beirut or Valencia in the Summer?

Both Valencia and Beirut during the summer are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Beirut because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Furthermore, most visitors come to Valencia for the beaches, the hiking, the city activities, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

Beirut is around the same temperature as Valencia in the summer. The daily temperature in Beirut averages around 27°C (81°F) in July, and Valencia fluctuates around 25°C (76°F).

In Valencia, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Beirut. In the summer, Beirut often gets more sunshine than Valencia. Beirut gets 369 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Valencia receives 303 hours of full sun.

Beirut usually gets more rain in July than Valencia. Beirut gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Valencia receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Beirut 27°C (81°F) 
    Valencia 25°C (76°F)

Should I visit Beirut or Valencia in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Beirut and Valencia. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Beirut year-round. Furthermore, the autumn months attract visitors to Valencia because of the hiking trails, the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Beirut is a little warmer than Valencia. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Beirut in October average around 25°C (77°F), and Valencia averages at about 19°C (66°F).

In Beirut, it's very sunny this time of the year. Beirut usually receives more sunshine than Valencia during autumn. Beirut gets 254 hours of sunny skies, while Valencia receives 198 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Beirut usually receives less rain than Valencia. Beirut gets 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Valencia receives 94 mm (3.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Beirut 25°C (77°F) 
    Valencia 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Beirut or Valencia in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Beirut as well as Valencia. Beirut attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Additionally, the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Valencia this time of year.

In January, Beirut is generally a little warmer than Valencia. Daily temperatures in Beirut average around 13°C (55°F), and Valencia fluctuates around 12°C (53°F).

In the winter, Beirut often gets less sunshine than Valencia. Beirut gets 149 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Valencia receives 162 hours of full sun.

Beirut receives a lot of rain in the winter. Beirut usually gets more rain in January than Valencia. Beirut gets 130 mm (5.1 in) of rain, while Valencia receives 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Beirut 13°C (55°F) 
    Valencia 12°C (53°F)

Should I visit Beirut or Valencia in the Spring?

Both Valencia and Beirut are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Beirut throughout the year. Also, many travelers come to Valencia for the beaches, the activities around the city, and the natural beauty.

Beirut is around the same temperature as Valencia in the spring. The daily temperature in Beirut averages around 17°C (63°F) in April, and Valencia fluctuates around 15°C (60°F).

It's quite sunny in Valencia. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Beirut. Beirut usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Valencia during spring. Beirut gets 225 hours of sunny skies, while Valencia receives 213 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Beirut usually receives more rain than Valencia. Beirut gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Valencia receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Beirut 17°C (63°F) 
    Valencia 15°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Valencia and Beirut

Beirut Valencia
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 12°C (53°F) 32 mm (1.3 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 12°C (54°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (56°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 50 mm (2 in) 15°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 18°C (65°F) 33 mm (1.3 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (71°F) 23 mm (0.9 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (76°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 21 mm (0.8 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 23°C (73°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Oct 25°C (77°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 19°C (66°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in) 15°C (58°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 12°C (54°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)