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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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$1129.48 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: Salamanca Casco Historico, 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.

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8 Days Guided Tour from Santiago to Lisbon

ItineraryDay 1: 1st. Day (Thursday) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELAPass By: Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, Santiago de Compostela, Province of A Coruna, Galicia1st. Day (Thursday) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELAArrival to the hotel by your own. Dinner andaccommodations.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Santiago / Gran Hotel Santiago or similarDay 2: 2nd. Day (Friday) SANTIAGO-RIAS BAJAS-VIGO (90 kms)Pass By: Casco Vello Vigo, Vigo, Province of Pontevedra, Galicia2nd. Day (Friday) SANTIAGO-RIAS BAJAS-VIGO(90 kms)Breakfast and departure for the area of the SpanishFjords (Rias Bajas), through splendid landscapes: LaToja Island, ría de Arosa and Pontevedra. Optional excursionto Santa Tecla and Valença do Miño across thePortuguese border. Continuation to Vigo. Dinner andaccommodations.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Vigo/ Hesperia Vigo or similarDay 3: 3rd. Day (Saturday) VIGO-VIANA DO CASTELOBRAGA- PORTO (220 kms)Pass By: Porto Cathedral3rd. Day (Saturday) VIGO-VIANA DO CASTELOBRAGA-PORTO (220 kms)Breakfast. Crossing the Portuguese border we arriveto Viana do Castelo, city located between the mouth ofthe river Miño and Porto. Free time to visit the old townwith cobbled streets and emblazoned buildings. Wecontinue to Braga known as the city of the archbishopsand the third most populated city in Portugal. Free time.Departure to Porto. Accommodation.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Porto/Eurostar Porto or similarDay 4: 4th. Day (Sunday) PORTOPass By: Pelourinho Se Catedral Porto, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal4th. Day (Sunday) PORTOBreakfast. Porto is considered as World Heritage city.Panoramic tour to admire the Cathedral, the StockExchange building, St. Clara church... we will finalize ata local winecellar to enjoy a tasting of the famous “Portwine”. Accommodation.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Porto/Eurostar Porto or similarDay 5: 5th. Day (Monday) PORTO-COIMBRA (120 kms)Pass By: University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Coimbra District, Central Portugal5th. Day (Monday) PORTO-COIMBRA (120 kms)Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra, site of one of theoldest universities in Europe and birthplace of the Fado,the music of Portugal. Time at leisure. Dinner andaccommodation.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Coimbra/ Tryp Coimbra or similarDay 6: 6th. Day (Tuesday) COIMBRA-FATIMA-LISBON (222 kms)Pass By: Lisbon Cathedral6th. Day (Tuesday) COIMBRA-FATIMA-LISBON(222 kms)Breakfast. Departure to Fatima, important pilgrimagecentre. Free time to visit the Shrine and afterwardscontinuation to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a showof Fado, typical Portuguese songs and music.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Lisbon/ Olissippo Marquês de Sá or similarDay 7: 7th. Day (Wednesday) LISBONPass By: Ponte 25 de Abril7th. Day (Wednesday) LISBONBreakfast and accommodations. Morning citysightseeing tour: old Alfama Quarter, Tower of Belem,Monastery of Los Jeronimos, etc. Afternoon at leisure.Optional tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Lisbon/ Olissippo Marquês de Sá or similarDay 8: 8th. Day (Thursday) LISBONPass By: Lisbon Cathedral8th. Day (Thursday) LISBONBreakfast. End of our services.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$922.02 Day Trips & Excursions

4 Day Food & Wine Tour of Galicia

ItineraryDay 1: From Santiago to CambadosStop At: Bodegas del Palacio de Fefinanes, Cambados, Province of Pontevedra, GaliciaWe will visit Cambados, Europan Wine Capital 2017, and one of its main and most prestigious wine cellars in the Pazo de FefiñanesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Bodegas Granbazan, Vilanova de Arousa, Province of Pontevedra, GaliciaVisit this very nice chateau style cellar where you will be able to taste their very reputed wines.Duration: 50 minutesMeals included: • Lunch: Seafood lunch at the Island of Arosa • Dinner: We will visit a typical furancho. Furanchos are private homes in a typical rural environment that serve homemade wine.Accommodation included: Parador del Albariño, CambadosDay 2: Pontevedra - Vigo - Tuy - ValençaStop At: Casco antiguo de Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Province of Pontevedra, GaliciaVisit Pontevedra, the most monumental city of Galicia after Santiago, from there we will go to Vigo, where we'll visit the famous mercado de la piedra and its oyster selling open-air posts, enjoy them as well as other Galician seafood delicacies.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Mercado de la Piedra, Vigo • Dinner: Dinner a typical Portuguese meal in Valença inside the walled city.Accommodation included: Pousada de Valença, a historical building turned into a state-run hotel chain hotelDay 3: Orense - Ribera Sacra - ValdeorrasStop At: Juderia de Ribadavia, Ribadavia, Province of Ourense, GaliciaWe will pass by this quaint town where the Ribeiro wines are produced, visiting one of the cellarsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Ourense Thermal Springs, Ourense, Province of Ourense, GaliciaOrense, capital of the same province and the holder of 4 of the 5 appellations of origin of Galician wines. We will visit its thermal water springs, and magnificent cathedral. Duration: 50 minutesStop At: Sil Canyon, Sober, Province of Lugo, GaliciaVisit the canyos of the Sil river on a catamaran, that will show us this spectacular landscape, after we will have lunch and visit a wine cellar of the area, then we will go to some of the viewpoints where you will be able to see why the Ribeira Sacra wines are considered heroic wines.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurants with local food and wines • Dinner: Dinner at the Parador of Monforte de LemosAccommodation included: Parador de Monforte de Lemos, high on a hilltop on a historic monumental fortified monastery.Day 4: Valdeorras wine regionStop At: Museo Casas de Munecas Monforte, Monforte de Lemos, Province of Lugo, GaliciaThe last day of our trip will take us to the Valdeorras wine region, famous for its excellent Godello and Mencia wines, we will pass by Montefurado an old Roman tunnel to divert the Sil river and obtain its gold. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

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Tour Rías Baixas

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Parque Natural Ria Barosa, Barro, Province of Pontevedra, GaliciaVisita por Rías Baixas desde Santiago pasando por los principales lugares de interés. Además existe la opción paseo en barco con mariscos y vino Albariño incluidos.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Adega Eidos, Sanxenxo, Province of Pontevedra, GaliciaTour into the cellar with three exclusive wine tastingDuration: 1 hourStop At: Playa A Lanzada, O Grove, Province of Pontevedra, GaliciaMedieval chapel, viewpoint and beachDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Tienda Museo La Toja, Isla de la Toja, O Grove, Province of Pontevedra, GaliciaIsland of La Toja, museum and shell-covered chapellDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Barco Isla de Ons - Cruceros Rias Baixas, Sanxenxo, Province of Pontevedra, GaliciaCruise along the Arousa Estuary. Visiting mussel, oyster and scallop farms. Lunch (prawns, mussels, albariño wine, soft drinks and liquor shots)Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At: Los Horreos de Combarro, Combarro, Province of Pontevedra, GaliciaFishermen Village of CombarroDuration: 1 hour 15 minutes

$1411.85 Cultural & Theme Tours

Camino de Santiago - Portuguese Way - 205 km - Guimarães

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1: Guimarães to Ponte de Lima (53 km / 33 miles)Pass By: Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Guimaraes, Braga District, Northern PortugalWe start from Praça da Oliveira and we will cross the historical center of Guimarães, pass through the little Roman bridge of Roldes and continue to Braga, along rural paths that will give us the first view of the Minho Region landscapes.We will cross the historic center and stop in front of the Cathedral of the XI Century. After the village of Prado, there we will cross the Cávado river through the beautiful Roman bridge, and then we will reach the oldest village of Portugal, Ponte de Lima.Taking the rest of the day, we will walk around the historic center and enjoy the Portuguese gastronomy so well represented in this village.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Accommodation included all daysDay 2: Day 2: Ponte de Lima to Tui (42km / 26 miles)Pass By: Igreja Matriz de Ponte de Lima, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo District, Northern PortugalWe leave Ponte de Lima crossing the Lima river through the magnificent bridge, also from the Roman period, to the dreaded Serra da Labruja. Having overcome this odyssey, we will pass Rubiães and the beautiful city of Valença before leaving Portugal. After crossing the international bridge over the Minho river we arrive at Tui, the first Spanish city, where we will ascend "el montesito" with its historical streets and its cathedral. This will be the first Spanish city where we sleep so we will have dinner in the historic center for the first contact with Galician gastronomy.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Accommodation included all daysDay 3: Day 3: Tui to Caldas de Reys (67 km / 41 miles)Pass By: Tui Cathedral, Tui, Province of Pontevedra, GaliciaIt is now the shells that guide us to Redondela, the estuary of Vigo and finally reach the capital of Galicia, Pontevedra. We move away from the Galician estuaries to venture in the rural countryside passing through picturesque villages whose countless churches every pilgrim makes a point of visiting. We head now to Caldas de Reys with its thermal baths and resorts that go back to the Roman occupation of the peninsula and take advantage of the sulfurous waters to provide healthy baths. We stayed at this place to recover strength for the last day of the trip.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Accommodation included all daysDay 4: Day 4: Caldas de Reys to Santiago de Compostela (43km / 26 miles)Pass By: Carballeira de Caldas de Reis, Caldas de Reis, Province of Pontevedra, GaliciaSantiago is getting closer. We now take the direction of Padrón, known for its famous peppers, fairs, and festivals. We finally are at our destiny - Obradroiro Square -where we will pose for the always exciting and inevitable final photo with the cathedral in the background.Ok, everything end´s, but we still have time for a deserved bath in the hotel followed by a goodbye lunch. The rest of the day? Well that is up to you, finally you will get rid of us and you can enjoy the rest of the day knowing better the historic city of Santiago.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Accommodation included all daysDay 5: Day 5: Santiago de Compostela (0 km / 0 miles)Pass By: Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, Santiago de Compostela, Province of A Coruna, GaliciaToday you are ruling your own time there are no bikes, no trails left and no yellow arrows to follow.Santiago is a beautiful city, full of monuments and picturesque streets, this is an opportunity to know it better, enjoy and relax, at the scheduled time, your transfer will be there to bring you back.Pass By: Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), Porto, Porto District, Northern PortugalWe do transfer from and to Porto.Please ask for informations.Pass By: Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga, Braga, Braga District, Northern PortugalWe do transfer from and to Braga.Please ask for informations - info@mtbinportugal.ptPass By: MTB in PortugalGuimarães é o melhor compromisso entre um passeio de BTT e umas férias numa cidade histórica com sua família. Estamos sediados em Guimarães, uma pequena cidade no norte de Portugal que é Património Mundial da UNESCO. A cidade é também o berço da nacionalidade portuguesa e onde nasceu e viveu o 1º Rei de Portugal D. Afonso Henriques. Combinando a nossa paixão e experiência acumulada criamos uma oferta especializada de passeios de bicicleta de montanha guiados para 3 a 6 pessoas.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Accommodation included all days

$14.98 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Adult Entry

Visit: Acuario do Grove, O Grove, Province of Pontevedra, GaliciaThe Aquarium of O Grove has more than 500,000 liters divided into 24 aquariums with more than 100 different species as the bull shark, lemon fish, eggs of dogfish, rays, octopus, moray eels or sea horses.In your journey through the depths of the sea you can understand and interpret the atmosphere and culture of the seafaring tradition of Galicia. It is a thematic space that tries to teach, preferably to children, the importance of marine ecosystems.In it, the marine ecosystems of the Rías Baixas and the Atlantic Islands National Park are represented, such as the rocky infralitoral, sandy infralitoral, community of marshes, cliff coast and protected marine spaces