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Full-Day Tour & Boat Trip to Rías Baixas from Santiago

Product ID: 33456
Explore Galicia on a full-day trip from Santiago de Compostela to the Rías Baixas. Stop off in towns including Pontevedra, Combarro, Cambados, and O Grove where you will enjoy a pleasant catamaran ride with a mussels and wine tasting on board.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Galician
Audio guide/headphones
German, Italian, Japanese, Korean
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Salnés peninsula, between the Rías Baixas of Arousa and Pontevedra
  • Learn about the life of the coastal villages of the Rías Baixas
  • Enjoy a catamaran ride and learn about mussel hatcheries on the Ría de Arousa
  • Sample Galician wine paired with local mussels
  • Discover Cambados, world famous for its Albariño wine
Full description
Travel from Santiago de Compostela to the Rías Baixas on a full-day tour through the Galician region of Spain. Marked by the long seafaring traditions, get to know the Rías Baixas and O Salnés regions and understand a little more about the culture and customs of these towns bathed by the Atlantic Ocean.

Visit the monumental city of Pontevedra and continue along the Pontevedra estuary towards Combarro, a picturesque town full of granaries and houses almost hanging over the sea. After getting lost in the streets of this fishing village, continue to O Grove, the seafood capital where a pleasant catamaran ride along the Arousa estuary combined with a mussels and Albariño wine tasting awaits.

Learn about mussel production in the area and how the river is used as a hatchery. To end this pleasant trip you will arrive in Cambados, world famous for its Albariño wine, before arriving back in Santiago.
Includes
  • Transportation in a coach
  • Guide in Spanish and English
  • Catamaran cruise with mussels tasting
  • Galician wine sampling
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Please note the 2 different meeting points for this tour: 08:40 – At the main entrance to the Palacio de Congresos e Exposicións de Galicia, San Lázaro 09:00 – Santiago de Compostela city center, Calle Senra 14, next to the bakery Miguez

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Important information
Know before you go
• If you are interested in using the audio guide app please remember to bring with you your headphones
• Galician, Spanish, and English are the languages available for this tour
• There will be stops for meals in places with a variety of eating establishments, so that you have a variety of options
• In order to ensure a satisfactory visit, the guide in charge may make any necessary changes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 147 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Very nice trip; I can definitely recommend it. The tourleader was friendly and knew a lot about the places we visited. He was fluent in English and Spanish. The lady at the winetasting had more problems of speaking English. Fortunately I speak some Spanish and some other people in the group were kind enough to translate, because this was the only time the tourleader wasn't there. The drinks and mussels on the boat were nice.

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June 29, 2019

Rough start but ended up a wonderful trip!

Didn't make the best first impression as there was confusion at the starting point, some guests didn't have their printed ticket (patrons' fault, not the guide's), and one couple was on the wrong bus as there were two tours starting at the same starting point. However, the tour itself was wonderful. The first city was nice, old, lots of history but not really our "thing", the second and third stops were stunning- absolutely incredible, beautiful and memorable and definitely worth the day trip out of Santiago de Compostela. The tour bus was nice. The boat ride was really unique, and seeing the underwater mussels etc was so cool! I ate way more mussels than I expected to, and we had enough wine that folks were dancing on the boat. Bus ride home was comfortable, many people napped, overall a great experience I would recommend despite the rocky start.

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September 27, 2018

Nice day trip to see the area between Ría de Pontevedra and Ría de Arousa. Covered most of the area. Guide Anton was very good, informative but not excessively “talky”.

September 18, 2019

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