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Rías Baixas: Boat Trip, Mussels, Wine, and Winery Visit Tour

1. Rías Baixas: Boat Trip, Mussels, Wine, and Winery Visit Tour

Stop at the Natural Park “A Barosa,” an oasis of peace perfect for relaxing, spending time in tranquility, 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. 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.  Next, stop at the shrine of “la Lanzada.” Get a full overview of this mystical place, established in the 9th century, and take a beautiful walk. Cross part of the bay of Poio, and see beauty contained on a giant rock upon which it is built. See the granaries that surround it, the houses overlooking the sea, and the several stone crosses typical of Galicia, called Cruceiros, which are on the site. Tour the characteristic streets and squares of this place, and have the possibility to take a real and authentic journey through time, as well as visit an area of great ecological value.  Next stop at 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 AMArrive 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 and discover the best of Rías Baixas. Immerse yourself in Albariño wine and Galician seafood. Enjoy a scenic boat cruise along the estuary and learn about mussel, oyster and scallop growing at the best place of Europe for that. At the first stop, take a walk along local vines of Albariño grapes and learn about the production of this wonderful white wine from local guides of one of the most exclusive cellars in the region. After the visit, taste 3 amazing varieties of Albariño wine which can´t be found in normal markets or restaurants, wines which are sold at the best restaurants of Europe and the most exclusive markets of the world. 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. Discover the world of shellfish breeding on a cruise. Sail on a route passing through countless "bateas" from where the best mussels, oysters and scallops come from. Eat as many mussels as you wish, freshly picked from the water and boiled in albariño wine. All this is accompanied by as much white local wine as you want, soft drinks, water and liqueur shots. 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. Centuries of history along stone streets, small shops and lots of beautiful bars and restaurants. 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.

Pontevedra: Galician Cooking Class with Chef Instructor

3. 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

From Pontevedra: Rías Baixas Walk, Wine, & Food Tasting

4. From Pontevedra: Rías Baixas Walk, Wine, & Food Tasting

This tour is prepared for those travelers who stay in the Rías Baixas and decide to get to know this beautiful area together with an official guide in a high-quality tour and without worrying about the car. This area is known for being a very popular place in summer, where all visitors visit its beaches, its wineries and take boat trips. They will do all this and much more in this itinerary designed to fully discover the secrets that this area hides. Pontevedra is undoubtedly one of the must-see places in the Rías Baixas, and an exemplary city thanks to its pedestrianization. In this visit the guide will take us to the Church of the Pilgrim Virgin, Ruins of San Domingos, and other places of relevance. From here we head to Combarro. What would a visit to the Rías Baixas be like, without knowing Combarro, a fishing village par excellence, with its beautiful granaries near the sea, its small cobbled streets and its beautiful facades, details that make Combarro an idyllic place. Leaving Combarro, we go to Illa da Toxa, one of the best-known enclaves within national tourism, where its Chapel of the Shells and its soap factory stand out, as well as the great beauty of its natural landscapes. In this place, after taking a guided tour, we will take a boat trip along the Ría de Arousa to see, among other things, the mussel rafts, something of great importance for the people of the area. On this boat we will enjoy a tasting of high quality wine and mussels. If the walk, the wine and the mussels have not been enough, we will make a stop in O Grove, where travelers will have the opportunity to try local dishes, and taste the rich gastronomy of the area, since we will have free time for lunch. With a full stomach and charged batteries, we will head to Cambados, the capital of Albariño, and one of the most important points of the Rias Baixas, knowing its origin, and touring this wonderful town. To finish and as the perfect end to this incredible day, we will visit an Albariño wine cellar where we will learn about the entire production, labeling and production process. We will also participate in the tasting of 3 of its varieties. After all this we will set out to return customers to their point of origin.

Rias Baixas Tour from Santiago de Compostela

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Pontevedra

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

A phenomenal excursion, the day is used with different visits to which one is better, from the winery where the girl who guides is a charm, through the mussel madness and visit the beautiful Cambarros and the waterfall for a refreshing finale.

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!

Excellent, very pleasant, the guide was very good, good communication and knowledge of the area. The experience on the catamaran was very good, the attention, food, drink, everything was very good.

Pleasant trip well explained, Lucia the very affectionate and attentive guide. The great catamaran ride. Albariño and mussels until you are full. Highly recommended.

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