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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

Finisterre, Muxía and Coast of Death: Full-Day Cultural Tour

2. Finisterre, Muxía and Coast of Death: Full-Day Cultural Tour

Departing from Plaza Galicia at 9:00 AM, head to Pontemaceira, a medieval bridge on the way to Finisterre. Arrive at Cape Finisterre, the end of the Camino de Santiago. Enjoy lunch in the town of Finisterre, known for its delicious seafood and visit the Finisterre Lighthouse. After lunch, continue to Ézaro Village to see its beautiful waterfall and river Xallas before going to Carnota. In this small town, learn from your guide about the horreo, a typical construction in the area. On the Coast of Death, discover leftover shipwrecks while hearing about the land of legends, inhabited by Celts who left countless stories wrapped in mystery. End the tour at 06:30 pm back at the starting point.

Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

3. Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

Discover 2 beautiful cities of southern Europe on a full-day sightseeing tour from Porto, crossing the border into Spain to explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, and returning via Valença do Minho. One of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the world, Santiago is best known for the Caminhos de Santiago (St. James Way) pilgrim trail following the cult of St. James. Upon arrival, you will visit the magnificent 11th-centuty cathedral, dedicated to the apostle. Originally built in a Romanesque style, today the cathedral is an amalgam of harmonious influences. You will have the opportunity to attend mass if you wish, and there will be free time for lunch and a stroll in the UNESCO World Heritage city center. In the afternoon, drive back to Porto, stopping at Valença do Minho, an historical village in the north of Portugal, located right on the border between Portugal and Spain. Valença was important during the middle ages, with a privileged view to the line boarder it was several times harassed by Spain. Being also part of "Caminhos de Santiago". The city is dominated by the fortress of two tours and a double wall projected in Vouban Style - a well known Engineer and French military architect. Enjoy your return by visiting this amazing historical village!

From Santiago: Rías Baixas Galicia Seafood & Wine Day Tour

4. 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.

Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Downtown Private Tour

5. Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Downtown Private Tour

On this walking tour of the city of Santiago, discover the most important monuments and places in the city. This tour is free-form, so your tour guide will adapt each individual tour to the participants' moods and desires. The first part of the tour is focused in the main squares surrounding the Santiago Cathedral, your guide will fill you in on their histories and tell you fascinating stories that will help you to understand the significance of what you're seeing. Understand the meaning of the shells, the origin of the Botafumeiro, why the city is called Compostela, and more. The second part of the tour escapes the most touristic parts of the city to enter into the downtown area from the eyes of a local. Discover the local market, hidden squares and narrow streets while your guide gives you the best recommendations for some tapas, lunch, dinner and nightlife. Finish off the tour where it started, and let your guide help you figure out what else you'd like to do in Santiago or any other part of Galicia.

From Santiago de Compostela: Day Trip with Wine and Cruise

6. From Santiago de Compostela: Day Trip with Wine and Cruise

Fill a day with wine, art, gastronomy, and natural beauty. Visit exclusive wine cellars for a tasting and a medieval village on this guided day tour of Ribeira Sacra. Enjoy a boat ride along the Sil River between the hills where grapes are grown. Discover Galician cuisine and culture. Start your tour from the Plaza de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela. Local guides join you in the air-conditioned minibuses. Learn about the region on the way to the Church of Santo Estevo. From the church, snap a photo of the commanding view over the river and vineyards. Drive down Sil River for a leisurely cruise. More vineyards cover the slopes along the river. Learn about Ribeira Sacra’s wine production from your guide. After the cruise, tour an exclusive local wine cellar. 5 of the varietals grown in the region will be on hand to sample. Find your favorite. On the way to Castro Caldelas, ask your guide for a tip on where to eat. They’ll help with reservations, too. Discover the town’s medieval charms and history. Stone streets ring the village’s church and castle. Take time to wander and grab a bite for lunch.   Make a stop at the Balcones de Madrid. The cliffs provide a sweeping panorama. Take a selfie to remember the trip. Before returning to Santiago de Compostela, visit the Monastery of San Pedro de Rocas. Walk through its weathered ruins. The tour will end with a return to the Plaza de Galicia.

Santiago: Gastronomic Night Tour

7. Santiago: Gastronomic Night Tour

This Santiago night experience includes many activities to live the evening atmosphere in Santiago through restaurants, pubs and typical Queimada. You will be doing all of this with an expert local guide. The tour takes around 4-hours starting at 8:30 PM with a special tour to discover the city by night and hear about the legends and stories of spirits and witches.  At 10:00 PM, have dinner in a typical Galician restaurant tasting the most famous dishes. Dinner includes entrées, drinks and the choice of fish or meat as a main meal. At the end of the dinner, a surprise awaits you. You will experience one of the most mystical Galician experiences - Queimada, a burning drink that was, and still is, known because of its magical properties to take away the bad spirits.

From Porto: Santiago de Compostela Full Day Tour

8. From Porto: Santiago de Compostela Full Day Tour

Relax as you are personally collected from your hotel in Porto at 7:30 AM and depart immediately for Santiago de Compostela. At 11:00 AM you will experience the famous Pilgrim Mass. This special mass is held each day to recognize the pilgrims who have travelled along the Way of St. James to arrive at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. You will have the chance to be a part of a historical ceremony that has been taking place since the 9th Century. At the beginning of the mass it is traditional for the home country and starting point of all the pilgrims to be announced. Following the mass you will get a chance to learn more about the historic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela which is dedicated to St James, one of Jesus’ apostles, and is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site.

Santiago: Gastronomic Day Tour

9. Santiago: Gastronomic Day Tour

Discover the secrets of Santiago de Compostela on this walking tour. This experience will take around 4-hours with different activities. Have a walking tour around the city and visit the historical town (Zona Vieja) and Alameda Park with the best views of the cathedral. Then, enjoy appetizers at a famous restaurant called A Moha, in Rúa Nova, where you will try the most delicious Spanish omelette in the city with Galician wine or beer (soft drinks are also available such as soda, juice and water). Lunch in a typical Galician restaurant with one of the most famous Galician dishes known as "Pulpo á feira" (Galician octopus). Visit inside the Cathedral of Santiago and see the saint’s grave, hug the main sculpture of Saint James and walk around its chapels. Afterwards, have coffee at the Airas Nunes, the best place in town for chocolate cake.

From Santiago: Cape Finisterre and Muxía Full-Day Tour

10. From Santiago: Cape Finisterre and Muxía Full-Day Tour

Departing from Santiago, the first stop will be Muros, a traditional coastal village clearly influenced by the Galician culture and tradition. Explore the fascinating and picturesque old town, brimming with authentic restaurants and cafes. In Ézaro, catch the spectacle of the Xallas River waterfall, the only one in Europe that runs straight into the sea. Continue to Cape Finisterre, and stop by the lighthouse, the most important landmark on the Coast of Death. Its light has guided ships along this dangerous coast. Enjoy some free time for lunch. Stop in Muxía by the Sanctuary of Nosa Señora da Barca, beautifully located on the seafront. According to tradition, Our Lady appeared to the apostle St. James at this place. Enjoy the grand scenery in front of the rough Atlantic Ocean. Finisterre is the end of the ancient world: the place where pilgrims who come to Compostela meet the immensity of the ocean. The last stop before heading back to Santiago will be at Ponte Maceira, a transit point for those pilgrims that head towards Fisterra.

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What people are saying about Santiago de Compostela

This was a fun way to learn about the history of the town, ending with some traditional dishes and a magical drink. Met some cool people too. Would recommend if you’re looking for a night time walking tour with a slightly different perspective than the average tour.

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.

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.

Cathedrale de St Jacques de Compostelle est magnifique, beaux paysages pour y aller, notre chauffeur André Vidal était parfait, bon repas varié

good trip, heard a lot of galician history, very nice tour guide, Sonia...good food and wine on catamaran...the best