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Rías Baixas: Full-Day Trip with Boat Ride, Mussels, and Wine

1. Rías Baixas: Full-Day Trip with Boat Ride, Mussels, and Wine

The first stop is the Natural Park “A Barosa,” an oasis of peace perfect for relaxing, spending time in tranquillity, and experiencing the sensations of the real and genuine Galicia: rural, calm, and away from aggressive tourism. Take a walk through the vineyards of the very prestigious Albariño. You will have the opportunity to learn about the production of this excellent wine as well as engage in a tasting of three wines of the denomination Rias Baixas in good company. The next stop is the shrine of “la Lanzada.” Get a full overview of this mystical place, established in the 9th century, and take a beautiful walk. Its importance is not only related to its history, but also to its location, on the shores of one of the most beloved beaches in Galicia. This temple welcomes and offers a ritual most popular in the light of the moon, which makes it even more unique in its genre. Combarro is a picturesque village, among the most beautiful in Spain, located on the banks of the Pontevedra estuary. Cross part of the bay of Poio. All this beauty is contained on a giant rock upon which it is built, by the granaries by which it is surrounded, by the houses overlooking the sea, and by several stone crosses typical of Galicia, called Cruceiros, which are on the site. Touring the characteristic streets and squares of this place, you have the possibility of taking a real and authentic journey through time, as well as visiting an area of great ecological value. The next stop is the island of Toja, famous for the production of soap and for its hot springs, located in an area called Red Natura 2000. Discover a small museum of the old soap factory and a chapel completely covered with shells. End with a tour of the sea, during which you will admire and face directly the production of mussels, oysters, and scallops, making different stops to contemplate the watering holes. Taste steamed mussels in great quantity accompanied by one of the best local Albariño wines (Condes de Albarei) and shots of Crema de Orujo. Pickup by bus at 9:15 AM Arrive in Santiago at 7:00 PM

From Santiago: Rías Baixas Galicia Seafood & Wine Day Tour

2. From Santiago: Rías Baixas Galicia Seafood & Wine Day Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Santiago de Compostela getting to know the best of the Rías Baixas. Immerse yourself in Albariño wine and Galician seafood. Enjoy an optional cruise along the estuary. At the first stop, take a walk and sample strains of Albariño. Learn about the production of this wonderful white wine from experts. After the visit, enjoy a tasting of 3 of its varieties. Move onward to one of the most spectacular beaches in Galicia, the beach of La Lanzada. Travel back in time to the 10th century to get acquainted with its history and legends. Next, the island of La Toja waits for you with its thermal history and interesting industrial past in making Spain's best soap. Later, get introduced to the world of shellfish breeding on an optional cruise. Sail on a route passing through countless "bateas" from where the best mussels, oysters and scallops come from. Savor all this accompanied by Albariño wine and liqueurs. Then make your way to the beautiful village of Combarro, built on a giant rock and dotted with "horreos", fishermen's houses and lots of stone crosses. Take a walk through tiny streets, squares, and an area of high ecological value. Next, it's time to breathe in one of the only places of the Low Estuaries where we can find the native Galician forest. Enjoy the native nature of Galicia by a tiny river flowing through granite rocks and full of mills and small waterfalls.

From A Coruña: Rías Baixas Day Trip

3. From A Coruña: Rías Baixas Day Trip

Visit the region of Rías Baixas on this day trip from A Coruña. Take a guided tour in the historic center of Pontevedra, visit the fishing village of Combarro, and see the natural landscapes of Illa da Toxa. Also, enjoy a boat trip with a tasting of mussels and wine. The first stop of your day trip is in Pontevedra, where you will have a walking tour of its historic center. Wander through the city's pedestrian-friendly streets and see the Church of the Pilgrim Virgin, the Ruins of San Domingo, and many more important sites. After your tour head to Combarro. Arrive at the fishing village of Combarro and be charmed as you tour its cobbled streets and see the facades of its buildings. After your tour, leave Combarro and head to Illa da Toxa. Illa da Toxa is a popular travel destination, known for the Chapel of the Shells, the soap factory, and its natural landscapes. Take another guided tour and then take a boat trip through the Ría de Arousa. During your boat trip see the mussel rafts and enjoy a tasting of local quality wine and mussels. Make a stop in O Grove and have the opportunity to taste local dishes during your free time for lunch. Afterward, head to Cambados, the capital of Albariño, and one of the most important points of the Rías Baixas. Finish your day with a visit to an Albariño wine cellar, where you will taste 3 different varieties of wine. Learn the entire process of wine elaboration, labeling, and production.

Pontevedra: Galician Cooking Class with Chef Instructor

4. Pontevedra: Galician Cooking Class with Chef Instructor

Enjoy a hands-on cooking class and cookery workshop at a local chef's kitchen in Pontevedra and savor the fruits of your labor over a 3-course lunch. Learn the secrets of local seafood recipes that the chef inherited from her grandmother. Meet your friendly chef in a beautiful quinta (Spanish estate) overlooking the sea. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with local cheese before starting the workshop. Select seasonal ingredients to prepare and cook an authentic Galician meal. Learn the history and curiosities of of the food produced. Prepare a starter, main dish and a dessert to enjoy at the end of your class. Enjoy a glass of Albariño wine while you prepare your delicious recipes. Finish your class by sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your hard work over lunch, served with plenty of wine. Typical menu: • Tuna pie • Clams with codium seaweed • Steamed mussels • Seafood soup rice • Santiago cake

Granbazán Winery: Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

5. Granbazán Winery: Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

Explore the Granbazán Winery on a guided tour that includes a tasting of its fine wines paired with typical Galician foods and the opportunity to unwind as you stroll throughout the vineyard.  Discover the origins of viticulture in the Rias Baixas as your guide leads you around the complex. See the winery and vineyards and taste the wines accompanied by a traditional Galician aperitif. Enjoy a relaxing hike through the forest, past the rivers and mill routes, as well as numerous nearby points with great architectural and cultural value. Admire the beautiful landscapes that make this winery even more special.

Rias Baixas Tour from Santiago de Compostela

6. Rias Baixas Tour from Santiago de Compostela

Visit Rias Baixas, known for its winemaking traditions and stunning natural landscapes. On this 9-hour excursion, enjoy the area's art, history, wine, and succulent seafood. Stop in Pontevedra, and explore this ancient town with an official guide. Visit Combarro, a picturesque place known for its unique architecture, Galician hórreos, and charming streets. Continue to Cambados, which was designated European City of Wine 2017.

Pontevedra: Bodegas Granbazán Winery Tour and Tasting

7. Pontevedra: Bodegas Granbazán Winery Tour and Tasting

Walk through the rolling vineyards at Bodegas Granbazán with this small group tour in Pontevedra. Try a carefully selected variety of wines with a guide who will help you to fully appreciate the range of flavors you are experiencing. Discover the origins of viticulture in the Rias Baixas, the history of albariño wines, and the relevance of Bodegas Granbazán winery as a pioneer in wine making. Stroll through the vineyards and see where the grapes ripen in the sea breeze. Let your guide help you to uncover hidden notes in the 4 wines you taste. Enjoy your wine with a fine Galician cheese and mussels.

Galicia: Group Winery Tour and Tasting

8. Galicia: Group Winery Tour and Tasting

Experience Albarino wines with this group tour in the southwest of the province of Pontevedra, in the lush O Rosal valley. Savor some distinct local wines and leave with a bottle from the winery and an official corkscrew. Tour a winery that produces white wines with noble varieties within the Denomination of Origin Rías Baixas and one of five offical D.O of Galicia. See how the winery combines and balances traditional methods with advanced scientific processes. Be welcomed by your sommelier and guide. Drive by van through the vineyards, and a visit the winery. Sip two of the the finest wines produced by the winery paired with breadcrumbs.

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What people are saying about Pontevedra

What a wonderful day , wine tasting, waterfalls and all you can eat mussels and wine on a beautiful catamaran! Still enough time for a lovely oceanfront lunch with great recommendation from the guide! Galicia you are so beautiful!

Amazing value for money. The all you can eat mussels and wine boat trip was worth it in its own right. Lovely guide. Great stops. Wonderful experience

Great day - good agenda, lots to do and not at all rushed. Excellent value for money too. Guide very good and driver very safety conscious.

Great trip which was excellent value for money including the boat trip with unlimited wine and mussels. I’d recommend it.

This was a wonderful tour and I am very grateful we got to make this stop while doing the camino de santiago