Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo Tour
- Pickup available
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 9 hours
The trip was a great experience for the value. Even when you were just sitting in the bus between destinations, the views and surrounding area were beautiful. I think there were maybe 20-30 minutes at each stop - aside from lunch, which was probably around 2 hours - but that was usually enough time to explore and take pictures. The guide was great. (I cannot remember her name, but she was Italian.) I was the only English-speaker in the group, and she made sure to pull me aside so she could explain everything to me and let me ask any questions. She also directed me to a nice restaurant for lunch. The food might have been a little more expensive, but the waiter I had was so helpful and awesome, my lunch was one of the highlights of the trip. I really enjoyed the trip and would recommend to others.
The experience was wonderful. First class all the way. Our guide Paloma was very knowlegeable about the historical significance of the towns we visited and was a wealth of information. The tour was relaxed and unhurried. We were given a lot of opportunities to enjoy the scenery, take beautiful photographs and create wonderful memories to remember.
An easy way to close off the camino and see some of the region. A little messy queuing in the morning, we arrived at 8.30 with no one else waiting but because of where we were standing were at the end of the queue. The girls from the two different tour company's were great as they worked together to get us on the correct bus.
Elena was an awesome guide! We were so impressed with her knowledge of architecture, her obvious love of her city and it’s history, and the fact that she herself was a pilgrim. Please ask her for as a guide when you book this tour, if you can.
I did not know much about the history of this beautiful cathedral and our guide really made a good effort to clarify our doubts. She was very enthusiastic and with a great sense of humor. I highly recommed this tour.