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

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77 reviews

Activity provider: Galicia Travels

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

Activity provider: Galicia Travels
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From US$ 51.44 per person

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Discover the places where the famous Albariño wine has its roots. Explore wonderful sea sites, among the most characteristic of the Ria de Arousa.

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Duration 10 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Galician


  • Explore the south Galician rivers with an incredible boat trip
  • Enjoy mussels and wine for free onboard
  • Visit old Galician villages famous for their wine
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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 AM

Arrive in Santiago at 7:00 PM

  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (request in advance)
  • Boat trip tickets & tour guide
  • Live tour guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Winery entrance
  • Insurance
  • Unlimited wine drinks
  • Unlimited fresh mussels
  • Meals
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • - This tour will take place rain or shine.
  • - Includes 50-60 minute boat trip, walking tours, and bus transportation
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4.8 /5

based on 77 reviews

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Highly recommended experience. It allows you to get to know several places on the Galician coast, get to know a winery where Albariño is made, a wonderful enclave. You will get to know the exclusive island of La Toja. A mini cruise to highlight the tasting of the fresh, fresh mussel... I had not tried anything like it (unlimitedly) accompanied by albariño and at the same time you can buy coffee liqueur to take home. Combarro and his collection of hórreos and his postcard frame. Finally the visit to a natural waterfall. An excursion in which you can take the opportunity to meet people and enjoy this experience with them in which you only have to worry about enjoying yourself.

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June 11, 2022

It was a great experience and a nice way to learn more about Galicia! It was a little over 9h but it was short for us! Asraf, our guide, was great, he explained everything to us perfectly and was very attentive to everyone! The boat experience was incredible, open bar of wine and mussels, guaranteed fun while learning a little more about the rias!

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April 18, 2022

this tour today was a fantastic day out from start to finish . our driver and tour guide couldn't have been professional and friendly . the experience of seeing parts of Galicia will always be with me. highly recommend going on the tour. beautiful wine at the Albarino winery, the boat trip with mussels and more wine was a real treat the crew kept bringing more. seeing how the grow the shellfish was an eye opener, very entertaining crew. you will not be disappointed that's for sure. The small € paid for a full day with all the extras was a great package. The tour guide explained everything to me in English as well. fantastic

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August 1, 2021

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