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From Santiago: Rías Baixas Galicia Seafood & Wine Day Tour

1. 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.

Rías Baixas: Guided Day Tour from Santiago with Boat Ride

2. Rías Baixas: Guided Day Tour from Santiago with Boat Ride

You’ll depart Santiago de Compostela at 09:00 AM by bus for a 9-hour excursion to Rias Baixas, returning at around 07:00 PM. Detailed Itinerary Pontevedra: Visit the old town of Pontevedra and discover one of the best-preserved historic centers in Galicia. Founded in Roman times it was the main engine of the region for centuries. See the ruins of Santo Domingo, the Church of the Peregrina, and other monuments on a tour of the most interesting parts of the monumental area. Combarro: Stop to admire this picturesque town that’s the perfect example of popular architecture, and features an abundance of granaries and stone crosses. Take a river boat ride with a visit to the mussel rafts and the island of Tambo. Enjoy mussels and wine onboard. Afterwards, you’ll have free time for lunch. Peninsula of A Lanzada: We will enjoy the beautiful lanscape of the estuary, the open sea and the Lanzada Beach, one of the most famous beaches in Galicia. Its fine sand, 2.5 kilometers (about 1.5 miles). We will also see the romanesque chapel of A Lanzada. Cambados: Visit the Plaza de Fefiñanes, a charming space that’s home to the 17th-century manor giving the square its name. See the arch bridge, the Church of San Benito, and a group of houses built in the popular architectural style. Return time about 7 pm.

Pontevedra: Finisterre and Death Coast Day Tour

3. Pontevedra: Finisterre and Death Coast Day Tour

See beautiful natural scenery and quaint coastal towns on this day trip through Galicia. Start your tour in the charming village of Pontemaceira perched on the Tambre River. Go to Muxía to visit the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Boat where, according to legends, St. James was seen. Next, head to Cape Finisterre, the end of the Camino de Santiago. Enjoy lunch in the town of Finisterre, known for its delicious seafood. Check out Finisterre Lighthouse while you're there. After lunch, continue to Ézaro Village to see its beautiful waterfall before going to Carnota. Learn about the horreo, a type of granary traditionally built in the area. Discover shipwrecks on the Coast of Death.

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4.6 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Our tour guide Anna was very dedicated and professional in sharing the facts about the various places of interest and it’s history, geography etc in various languages including English. The trip was very interesting & enjoyable especially the boat ride with mussel tasting & wine, we also tried the oysters which were very fresh! I would highly recommend this trip and hope you’ll get Anna as your guide.

It has been an unbeatable experience. I recommend it to anyone who wants to spend an unforgettable day with a guide, in our case, Martin, exceptional. Congratulations to the whole team for planning this activity. At the different stops they leave time for you to be free and you can walk where you want and with enough time. And the boat trip with seafood tasting was great.

It was a wonderful tour. The highlight was the boat ride on the Rías Baixas. Sonia, our tour guide was excellent at giving us a background on all the places we visited.

We had a great time and it was a lots of fun. It was worth it all the way. I highly recommend this tour

I would give more stars if I could! We had so much fun! Fantastic trip!