Welcome to Pontevedra


Back in the 16th century, Pontevedra was Galicia's biggest city and an important port. Columbus' flagship, the Santa María, was built here, and indeed some locals are convinced that Columbus himself was not Genoese as is commonly believed, but was really a Pontevedra nobleman called Pedro Madruga, who for obscure reasons faked his own death and took on a new identity.


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$1106.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

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 (100 kms) Breakfast. Free time. At mid morning departure to Bilbao, capital of the province of Vizcaya. Short panoramic tour to admire the Guggenheim Museum building. Rest of the time free to walk through its old town or to taste its gastronomy. Dinner and accommodation. 3rd. Day (Tuesday) BILBAO-SANTANDERSANTILLANA-COVADONGA-OVIEDO (320 kms) Breakfast. Departure to Santander. Free time. Continue 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. 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 CASTELOBRAGA-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.

$982.02 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Days Guided Tour from Santiago to Lisbon

1st. Day (Thursday) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Arrival to the hotel by your own. Dinner and accommodations. 2nd. 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. 3rd. Day (Saturday) VIGO-VIANA DO CASTELOBRAGA-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. Dinner and accommodation. 4th. Day (Sunday) PORTO Breakfast. Porto is considered as World Heritage city. Panoramic tour to admire the Cathedral, the Stock Exchange building, St. Clara church... we will finalize at a local winecellar to enjoy a tasting of the famous “Port wine”. Dinner and accommodation. 5th. Day (Monday) PORTO-COIMBRA (120 kms) Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra, site of one of the oldest universities in Europe and birthplace of the Fado, the music of Portugal. Time at leisure. Dinner and accommodation. 6th. Day (Tuesday) COIMBRA-FATIMA-LISBON (222 kms) Breakfast. Departure to Fatima, important pilgrimage centre. Free time to visit the Shrine and afterwards continuation to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.  Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese songs and music. 7th. Day (Wednesday) LISBON Breakfast and accommodations. Morning city sightseeing tour: old Alfama Quarter, Tower of Belem, Monastery of Los Jeronimos, etc. Afternoon at leisure.  Optional tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. 8th. Day (Thursday) LISBON Breakfast. End of our services.

$2845.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

ALL SPAIN Small group English only

Day 1. MADRID - CORDOBA - SEVILLE (Monday) Departure through La Mancha to Cordoba. Sightseeing tour, visiting its famous Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter. After the visit continue to Sevilla. Dinner and accommodations. Optional tour to attend a flamenco show.  Day 2. SEVILLE (Tuesday) Half board in the hotel. Morning city tour. Optional artistic tour including the Royal Alcazar Palace. Afternoon at leisure to continue discovering the city.  Day 3. SEVILLE - GRANADA (Wednesday) Breakfast. Departure to Granada. Sightseeing tour visiting the Alhambra Day 4. GRANADA - VALENCIA (Thursday) Breakfast. Departure via Guadix, Baza and Puerto Lumbreras towards the Mediterranean coast and arrival to Valencia. Accommodations.  Day 5. VALENCIA - BARCELONA (Friday) Breakfast. Free time. At mid morning departure to Barcelona. Arrival and accommodations.  Day 6. BARCELONA (Saturday) Breakfast and accommodations. Morning city sightseeing tour.  Day 7. BARCELONA - ZARAGOZA - SAN SEBASTIAN (Sunday) Breakfast. Departure to Zaragoza. Short stop. Continuation to San Sebastian. Dinner and accommodations.  Day 8. SAN SEBASTIAN - BILBAO - SANTILLANA - SANTANDER (Monday) Breakfast. Departure to Bilbao. Short panoramic tour. Continuation to Santillana del Mar, city considered as a National Monument. Short stop and continue to Santander. Dinner and accommodations.  Day 9. SANTANDER - COVADONGA - OVIEDO (Tuesday) Breakfast. Departure through Picos de Europa mountains. Arrival to Covadonga with free time to visit the Shrine and continuation to Oviedo. Dinner and accommodations  Day 10. OVIEDO - GIJON - LUGO (Wednesday) Breakfast. Departure to Gijon the second capital of The region of Asturias. Short panoramic tour and continuation to Galicia. Dinner and accommodations.  Day 11. LUGO - LA CORUÑA (Thursday) Breakfast. Departure 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.  Day 12. LA CORUÑA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (Friday) Breakfast. Departure to Santiago de Compostela. City tour of this legendary pilgrimage town, Plaza del Obradoiro, Cathedral, etc. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodations.  Day 13. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA -  RIAS BAJAS - VIGO (Saturday) 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. Day 14. VIGO - MADRID (Sunday) Breakfast. We will begin our journey through the Galician Mountains to return to Madrid crossing the Castilian region. Arrival in Madrid and end of our services.

$875.54 Cultural & Theme Tours

North of Spain

Day 1. MADRID - ZARAGOZA- SAN SEBASTIAN (Sunday) Departure from our bus Terminal at 8:00 a.m.to Zaragoza. Short stop. Continuation to San Sebastian. Dinner and accommodation Day 2. SAN SEBASTIAN - BILBAO -SANTILLANA - SANTANDER (Monday) Breakfast. Departure to Bilbao. Short panoramic  tour to admire the Guggenheim Museum building. Continuation to Santillana del Mar, city considered as a National Monument. Short stop and continue to Santander. Dinner and accommodations. Day 3. SANTANDER - COVADONGA -OVIEDO (Tuesday) Breakfast. Departure through Picos de Europa mountains through splendid landscapes.Arrival to Covadonga with free time to visit the Shrine and continuation to Oviedo. Dinner and accommodations. Day 4. OVIEDO - GIJON - LUGO (Wednesday) Breakfast. Departure to Gijon, the second capital of the region of Asturias. Short panoramic tour and continuation through the areas of Luarca, Ribadeo and Lugo in the Region of Galicia. Dinner and accommodations. Day 5. LUGO - LA CORUÑA (Thursday) Breakfast. Departure to La Coruña. Short panoramic tour. In the afternoon, optionalexcursion to the Rías Altas through typical villages as Pontedeume, Betanzos, etc. Dinner and accommodations. Day 6. LA CORUÑA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (Friday) Breakfast. Departure to Santiago de Compostela. City tour of this legendary pilgrimage town, Plaza del Obradoiro, Cathedral, etc. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodations. Day 7. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - RIAS BAJAS - VIGO (Saturday) Breakfast and departure to the area of the Spanish Fjords (Rias Bajas), through splendidlandscapes: 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. Day 8. VIGO - MADRID (Sunday) Breakfast. We will begin our journey through the Galician Mountains to return to Madrid crossing the Castilian region. Arrival and end of the services.

$769.05 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Galicia & North of Portugal, 6 days from Madrid

1st. Day (Tuesday) MADRID-LEON-OVIEDO (446 kms) Departure from our bus terminal at 8:00 a.m. towards Leon. Time at leisure to visit some of the most representatives buildings as the Gothic Cathedral with its beautiful stained glass windows, San Isidoro Church or the facade of San Marcos Hostal Plateresque style. Continue to Oviedo. Dinner and accommodations. 2nd. Day (Wednesday) OVIEDO-LA CORUÑA (295 kms) Breakfast. Departure to region of Galicia. Arrival to La Coruña. Short panoramic tour. In the afternoon optional tour to the Rías Altas through typical villages as Pontedeume, Betanzos, etc. Dinner and accommodations. 3rd. Day (Thursday) LA CORUÑASANTIAGO 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. 4th. 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. 5th. Day (Saturday) VIGO-VIANA DO CASTELOBRAGA-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 for 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. 6th. 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.

$1106.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

North of Spain & Portugal, 8 days from Barcelona

1st. Day (Sunday) BARCELONA-ZARAGOZASAN SEBASTIAN (575 kms) Departure from Barcelona at 8:00 a.m. to Zaragoza. Short stop. Continuation to San Sebastian. Dinner and accommodations. 2nd. Day (Monday) SAN SEBASTIAN-BILBAO (100 kms) Breakfast. Free time. At mid morning departure to Bilbao, capital of the province of Vizcaya. Short panoramic tour to admire the Guggenheim Museum building. Rest of the time free to walk through its old town or to taste its gastronomy. Dinner and accommodation. 3rd. Day (Tuesday) BILBAO-SANTANDER-SANTILLANACOVADONGA-OVIEDO (320 kms) Breakfast. Departure to Santander. Free time. Continue 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. 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 tour 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-BRAGAPORTO (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 for 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 (562 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.