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Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

1. 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 Porto: Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Private Tour

2. From Porto: Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Private Tour

After a pick-up from your hotel in Porto, meet your private guide and sit aboard a comfortable vehicle. With exclusivity and complete privacy, go to the north of Portugal through the north of Portugal to Galicia. Enjoy the impressive views of the Minho region with a break mid-way in historic Valença do Minho. Arriving in Santiago de Compostela, let yourself be enveloped by a unique atmosphere as you tour the historic center and visit the Cathedral.

Santiago de Compostela: Full-Day Tour

3. Santiago de Compostela: Full-Day Tour

After being picked up at your accommodation, this full-day tour commences with a scenic journey over the border between Portugal and Spain, crossing the magnificent landscape of Minho and winding to Spain's Galicia Province. You will arrive at Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Center famous for its pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago (the Way of Saint James). In Santiago de Compostela you will have the opportunity to visit the gorgeous 11th-century cathedral, dedicated to the apostle James. Should you wish, you will also be able to attend the pilgrim mass. After taking a pause for lunch (not included), you can walk around and explore local shops and arts and crafts stalls. After visiting Santiago, you will begin your journey back home, stopping along the way in the Portuguese fortress city of Valença do Minho. Inside this lovely medieval town, you will venture inside its fortress where you’ll be served a local traditional delicacy, accompanied with a glass of the unique vinho verde.

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What people are saying about Valença do Minho

As a person who has English difficulty, I thought it might be a rather unstable choice. I participated in the tour because I had a dream of going on a pilgrimage to Santiago and I really wanted to visit Valença. A private tour involving a woman from Poland and only two people was as pleasant and good as it could be. Most of all, the guide, Daniel & Joana's careful consideration and wit, even in a moving car, It was enough to make everyone happy during lunch. From the stories and history of Portuguese culture and life... Unlike what I was worried about before I left, Daniel's accurate pronunciation and the speed of words that were considerate of me were perfect. Above all, I could feel Daniel's sincere consideration for me, so I could immerse myself in the tour. Just in case you're alone... not good at English... If you're worried or hesitant, Please participate without hesitation. From the expressions of pilgrims arriving at Santiago de Compostela, You feel passion and fulfillment.

A long day but a fantastic, amazing day tour with Daniel at the helm. His commentary, interest in assisting us any way possible and driving ability were all exemplary. Liked every aspect of the tour and enabled me to accomplish a long held desire to see the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. Very much enjoyed my exploring around this ancient, interesting town. The added stops were well worth the visit too. Marvellous day out. Highly recommended.

Our guide Norno (spelling?) was excellent. Very knowledgeable, personable and helpful - especially as we visited Santiago de Compostela on a Sunday when the queues for entering the cathedral were long. His passion for history and connection to place was infectious. A great command of English.

Our guide Paulo was very accommodating. We had a lovely day. It was wonderful having a personal driver and guide. We went at our own pace and learned so much about the region.

The trip was great, the guide Francisco has explained many things to us about the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Thanks.