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$85.63 Day Trips & Excursions

Porto to Santiago de Compostela, Viana do Castelo Private Tour

Enjoy a full day tour with a private driver and a private guide that will make everything to give you a great experience! We pick you up and drop off at your accommodation for your best comfort. You will star by visiting Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia and one of the most important pilgrimage destinations of the world. Here you will visit the historic center, classified as a World Heritage Site and the famous Cathedral of Santiago. After that, you have the precious time(1h/1:30h) for lunch and walk the streets of Santiago. After Santiago, you will travel to Viana do Castelo, where you'll see Santa Luzia Sanctuary and the historically rich city center.

$125.59 Cultural & Theme Tours

Santiago de Compostela, Viana do Castelo Small-Group Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Province of A Coruna, Galicia Free time for religious activities and lunch.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Santuario de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo District, Northern PortugalVisit.Duration: 1 hour

$87.39 Day Trips & Excursions

Porto to Minho Full-Day Trip with Admission Ticket and Lunch

After pickup from your Porto hotel, travel north by air-conditioned minivan and listen as your expert guide gives an interesting overview of the history, culture and flavor of the Minho region. Bordered by two rivers, the Douro and Minho, and with a third river, the Lima, running through it, the Minho province boasts a well-watered and extremely fertile terrain. Admire the lush landscapes as you cruise up the coast.Stop in Barcelos, a medieval walled market town that is the birthplace of a Portuguese national symbol: the rooster. Legend has it that an innocent pilgrim passed through Barcelos and was wrongly accused of a crime, only to have dead rooster miraculously save his life. Discover more about the rooster myth at an open-air archaeological museum, which features a 16th-century cross that's engraved with images depicting the famous legend.After working your way through Barcelos historical center, continue onto Ponte de Lima, a pretty rural village populated with antique buildings and set along the banks of the Lima River. Admire its striking stone arch bridge, then call into a local restaurant, where you’ll be treated to typical regional delicacies, such as Arroz de Sarrabulho (rice stewed with pork meat and blood), as well as local wine.Following lunch, hit the road again for a short journey to Viana do Castelo, a seaside resort town hemmed in by forest-covered mountains and the Atlantic coast. Make your way to the hilltop Basilica of Santa Luzia and look down upon breathtaking views of the town below.Next, take in educational exhibits at the nearby Costume Museum, which focuses on traditional Portuguese clothing and culture, before indulging in a delectable princesinha do lima (a regional egg-and-sugar confection).Come evening, you’ll be chauffeured back to your accommodation in Porto, where your tour concludes.

$1118.90 Multi-day & Extended Tours

North of Spain & Portugal, 8 days from Madrid

ItineraryDay 1: 1st. Day (Sunday) MADRID-ZARAGOZA-SAN SEBASTIAN (590 kms)Pass By: Hotel Silken Amara Plaza1st. Day (Sunday) MADRID-ZARAGOZA-SAN SEBASTIAN (590 kms)Departure from our bus terminal at 8:00 a.m. to Zaragoza. Short stop. Continuation to San Sebastian. Dinner and accommodations.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Silken Amara Plaza hotel or similar Day 2: 2nd. Day (Monday) SAN SEBASTIAN-BILBAO-SANTANDER (205 kms)Pass By: Cathedral Santander, Santander, Cantabria2nd. Day (Monday) SAN SEBASTIAN-BILBAO-SANTANDER (205 kms)Breakfast. Departure to Bilbao, capital of the province of Vizcaya. Short stop to admire the Guggenheim Museum building. Continuation to Santander. Free time. Dinner and accommodation.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Santemar hotel or similarDay 3: 3rd. Day (Tuesday) SANTANDER-SANTILLANA-COVADONGA-OVIEDO (235 kms)Pass By: Santuario de Covadonga3rd. Day (Tuesday) SANTANDER-SANTILLANA-COVADONGA-OVIEDO (235 kms)Breakfast. Departure to Santillana del Mar, medieval village considered as a National Monument. Through splendid landscapes we arrive to Covadonga with time at leisure to visit the Shrine and continuation to Oviedo. Dinner and accommodations.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Gran Hotel Regente or similarDay 4: 4th. Day (Wednesday) OVIEDO-LA CORUÑA (295 kms)Pass By: La Coruña4th. Day (Wednesday) OVIEDO-LA CORUÑA (295 kms)Breakfast. Departure to region of Galicia. Arrival to La Coruña. Short panoramic tour. In the afternoon optional excursion to the Rías Altas through typical villages as Pontedeume, Betanzos, etc. Dinner and accommodations.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Tryp Coruña hotel or similarDay 5: 5th. Day (Thursday) LA CORUÑA-SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (75 kms)Pass By: Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, Santiago de Compostela, Province of A Coruna, Galicia5th. Day (Thursday) LA CORUÑA-SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (75 kms)Breakfast. Departure to Santiago de Compostela. City tour of this legendary pilgrimage town, Plaza del Obradoiro, Cathedral, etc. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodations.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Gran Hotel Santiago hotel, or similarDay 6: 6th. Day (Friday) SANTIAGO-RIAS BAJAS-VIGO(90 kms)Pass By: Casco Vello Vigo, Vigo, Province of Pontevedra, Galicia6th. Day (Friday) SANTIAGO-RIAS BAJAS-VIGO(90 kms)Breakfast and departure for the area of the Spanish Fjords (Rias Bajas), through splendid landscapes: La Toja Island, ría de Arosa and Pontevedra. Optional excursion to Santa Tecla and Valença do Miño across the Portuguese border. Continuation to Vigo. Dinner and accommodations.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Hesperia Vigo hotel or similarDay 7: 7th. Day (Saturday) VIGO-VIANA DO CASTELO-BRAGA-PORTO (220 kms)Pass By: Mercure Porto Gaia Hotel7th. Day (Saturday) VIGO-VIANA DO CASTELO-BRAGA-PORTO (220 kms)Breakfast. Crossing the Portuguese border we arrive to Viana do Castelo, city located between the mouth of the river Miño and Porto. Free time to visit the old town with cobbled streets and emblazoned buildings. We continue to Braga known as the city of the archbishops and the third most populated city in Portugal. Free time. Departure to Porto, considered as World Heritage city. Panoramic tour to admire the cathedral, Stock Exchange building, St. Clara church... we will finalize at a local winecellar to enjoy a tasting of the famous “Port wine”. Accommodations.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Mercure Porto Gaia hotel, or similarDay 8: 8th. Day (Sunday) PORTO-SALAMANCA-MADRID (566 kms)Pass By: Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, Salamanca, Province of Salamanca, Castile and Leon8th. Day (Sunday) PORTO-SALAMANCA-MADRID (566 kms)Breakfast. Departure to the border with Spain and arrival to Salamanca. Free time to walk through this monumental city and its famous Plaza Mayor. Continue to Madrid. Arrival and end of our services.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$513.78 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Porto 5-Day Tour Including Braga, Douro, Aveiro and Costa Nova

ItineraryDay 1: Airport transfer Stop At: Porto Airport Transfer, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalTransfer from airport to your hotel in Porto city.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Porto city half day tourStop At: Livraria Lello, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalVisitDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Clerigos Tower, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalVisitDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Pelourinho Se Catedral Porto, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalVisitDuration: 1 hourPass By: Ribeira Square, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalVisitStop At: Burmester, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Northern PortugalVisit and wine tasting in cellars. Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Douro Valley full day tourStop At: D'Origem, Casal de Loivos, Vila Real District, Northern PortugalVisit and wine tasting Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pinhao Railways Station, Pinhao, Vila Real District, Northern PortugalVisitDuration: 30 minutesStop At: The Douro River, Northern PortugalRiver CruiseDuration: 1 hourStop At: The Douro Valley, Pinhao, Vila Real District, Northern PortugalWine tasting and lunchDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Casal de Loivos Viewpoint, Casal de Loivos, Vila Real District, Northern PortugalViewDuration: 15 minutesMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Aveiro and Costa Nova half-day tourStop At: Ria de Aveiro, Aveiro, Aveiro District, Northern PortugalCruise Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mercado Do Peixe Da Costa Nova, Costa Nova, Ilhavo, Aveiro District, Northern PortugalVisitDuration: 1 hourStop At: Aveiro, Aveiro, Aveiro District, Northern PortugalVisit centerDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Braga and Guimarães full-day tourStop At: Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga, Braga, Braga District, Northern PortugalVisitDuration: 1 hourStop At: Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga, Braga District, Northern PortugalVisitDuration: 1 hourStop At: Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro, Braga, Braga District, Northern PortugalVisitDuration: 1 hourStop At: Guimaraes Castle, Guimaraes, Braga District, Northern PortugalVisitDuration: 1 hourStop At: Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Guimaraes, Braga District, Northern PortugalVisitDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo full day tourStop At: Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Province of A Coruna, GaliciaVisitDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Santuario de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo District, Northern PortugalVisitDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Airport transferStop At: Porto Airport Transfer, Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalTransfer from accommodation in Porto to the airport. Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$127.87 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Minho and Vinho Verde Wine and Gastronomy Tour from Porto

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ponte de Lima, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo District, Northern PortugalOur first stop will be at Ponte de Lima. Here we will explore the historic center and walk into a pastry shop for some typical pastries tasting.Duration: 1 hour

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