Welcome to Galicia

But Galicia is much more than Santiago. The wild coastline is frayed up and down its 1200km length by majestic rías (coastal inlets), and strung with cliffs, beaches, islands and fishing ports – which bring in arguably the best seafood in Europe. Inland is a labyrinth of deep-green valleys, speckled with stone villages, medieval monasteries and age-old vineyards. And as you travel you'll repeatedly run into reminders of Galicia's unique cultural identity: the sound of bagpipes, the wayside cruceiros (carved-stone crosses), the castro fort-villages of Galicians' Celtic ancestors.

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Santiago de Compostela and Valenca do Minho Tour from Porto

Start your tour around 8am, where you will cross the border to Spain to explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia.Santiago is the capital of the autonomous region. The city was born by the discover of the tomb of the Apostle Santiago, people believe that in the city remains the tomb of Santiago and after that, it began a pilgrimage that led to the world-famous “Caminho de Santiago” (St. James Way).In this magnificent visit to Santiago de Compostela, you will have time to visit the gorgeous 11th century cathedral, dedicated to the Apostle. Originally built in a Romanesque style, today, the Cathedral is a set of harmonious influences.Have the opportunity to attend mass if you wish, enjoy free time for lunch and make sure you take a walk around the local shops and handicrafts. After visiting Santiago, the tour starts the way back to Porto, stopping at Valença do Minho. Valença do Minho is a lovely city with a unique fortress in Vauban style. There will time of a nice walk and to see the local buzz of the small northern portuguese cities!The full day tour ends with the hotel drop off around 6:30pm

$40.34 Day Trips & Excursions

Finisterre Day Trip from Santiago de Compostela

Take a trip along the Costa da Morte (Coast of Death) on a full-day journey from Santiago de Compostela. This excursion is a combination of breathtaking landscapes, local gastronomy, authentic village life, and historical immersion.The first stop is in Pontemaceira, nice village to see the Roman bridge on the river, then we continue to Muros, an old fishing town and harbor. Its old town has been restored and the historical center has been conserved, making it a beautiful and authentic look into the past.Continue to Ézaro, located in the extreme south. The waterfall there is particularly unique, as it is among only 7 waterfalls in Europe that flow into the ocean or sea.Afterward, make your way to Cape Finisterre, a rock-bound peninsula at the end of the ancient world. Head to the local lighthouse located on the mountain of Monte Facho, and enjoy the views out over the water. You will also learn more about how shipwrecks on the rocks gave this stretch of coastline its name.Stop for lunch in Finisterre, and then make your way to Muxía. This village, known as ground zero of the Prestige oil spill disaster in 2002, is known for its rocks and water.After lunch, the journey reaches its last stop: Muxía. This village, known as ground zero of the Prestige disaster, summarizes and combines the elements that make this area: stone and water. The granite is present, whether the rocks on which sits the venerable sanctuary of the Virgen de la Barca, or by the famous "pedra of abalar" or ”pedra dos cadrís ", remains of the ancient Galician idolatrous worship. Return to Compostela.

$86.44 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.

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Galicia's Death Coast Day Trip from Santiago

Meet your guide in the morning by the Pilar Church and depart Santiago by bus for the approximate hour and twenty-minute drive to Fisterra via Pontemaceira, a small town with lots of history. Its 14th century medieval bridge over the Tambre River and the surrounding vegetation create an atmospheric setting.The tour then continues to Muros for a walking tour of the old town and the fishing port, a reminder of Galician culture and tradition where the sea is the protagonist. Admire the porches, galleries, and quaint style of the homes. Muros, with its beautifully restored old town, has maintained its original image and kept its identity against the excesses of the coastline. After Muros, the next stop is Carnota. Surrounded by landscapes of mountains and marshes, and boasting 7 kilometers of beaches, Carnota is an appealing destination. Visit its famous granary, which at nearly 35 meters in length, is one of the largest in the world.The next stop on the road is the Ézaro Waterfall. Visit the spectacular waterfall of the Xallas River, which crosses Ézaro and cascades into the sea. From a vantage point that’s unique in Europe, you’ll have breathtaking views of the town and coast.The journey then continues to Fisterra. In the ancient world, pilgrims coming from Compostela encountered the vastness of the ocean here. Visit Faro, the most important location in the Costa da Morte area. You’ll have free time for lunch in the village (at own expense).After lunch, the last stop is Muxía. Visit this village to see Nosa Señora da Barca, one of the most traditional marine sanctuaries in Galicia. Tradition has it that the Virgin appeared to the apostle James here. The famous Pedra de Abalar, or 'rocking stones', are the remains of the ancient Galician idolatrous worship.After, head back to Santiago, arriving at approximately 7:00pm.

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North of Spain & Portugal, 8 days from Madrid

1st. 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. 2nd. 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. 3rd. Day (Tuesday) SANTANDER-SANTILLANA-COVADONGA-OVIEDO (235 kms) Breakfast. Departure to Santillana del Mar, medieval village considered as a National Monument. Through 4th. 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. 5th. 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. 6th. 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. 7th. 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”. Dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodations. 8th. 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.

$518.62 Day Trips & Excursions

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

DAY 1 - Porto. The city of Porto is known worldwide for its wine, its bridges and ancient and contemporary architecture, its historical center, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.We will visit: Café Majestic, Bolhão market, Clerigos Tower and Church, Lello bookshop, Aliados avenue, Cathedral, S. Bento station, , Ribeira, Boavista avenue, Serralves museum, House of Music, Foz do douro, Cristal palace, and the cellers of Port Wine. We offer you a coffee and a tipical pastry "nata". You will enjoy the 6 bridges cruise. DAY 2 -  Braga/Guimarães. This tour will begin by visiting the oldest city in Portugal. Braga is a city rich in culture and tradition, where the squares and the emblematic churches abound. After Braga follow the medieval city of Guimarães, which is regarded as "The Cradle of Portugal". Here we will walk through the streets of Old Town, a World Heritage site. We will see in this tour: Cathedral Braga Cathedral, Sanctuary Bom Jesus, Sanctuary of Sameiro, Palace of the Dukes, Castle of Guimarães, Chapel St. Michael, historic centerDAY 3 - Douro Vinhateiro - A nice, relaxing trip where you can admire the beauty of the Douro endless landscapes and the true treasure that there is produced: the best wines of Portugal. On this tour we will visit a reputable fifth producer of port, where you will have the opportunity to taste their delicious wines. We will visit: Monastery S. Gonçalo in Amarante, local wine farm with wine tasting in Régua, Shrine Our Lady of Remedies in Lamego, and Sparkling Cellars in lamego too (tour and tasting of sparkling wine) ** except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. **DAY 4 - In this tour towards Santiago, we will begin to visit Viana do Castelo and its historic center. After Viana do Castelo follow to Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia and one of the destinations of Christian pilgrimage more important in the world. Here we will visit the historic center, declared a World Heritage Site and the famous Cathedral of Santiago, which marks the end of the pilgrimage of the "Way of St. James."DAY 5 - Aveiro and Costa Nova - In this fascinating tour we will visit the city of Aveiro, which is considered the "Venice of Portugal" as well as the attractive region of Costa Nova, located on the seafront of the city of Ílhavo. An extraordinary tour where you can admire the canals running through the city of Aveiro, the numerous footbridges, buildings of Art Nouveau by the sea and the colorful boats Moliceiros, single symbol of the region. We will visit: Aveiro historical center, Fish Market, salt ponds (panoramic view), Costa Nova houses (panoramic view) and you will enjoy a Cruise in the traditional moliceiro boat.