Finisterre Day Trip from Santiago de Compostela

Day Trips & Excursions in Santiago de Compostela

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Travel along the Costa da Morte on a full-day tour from Santiago de Compostela. Visit the most beautiful points of the Coast of Death, an excursion that combines breathtaking landscapes, gastronomy of the area and tours to get to know authentic fishing villages. Visit Cape Finisterre, and the villages of Muros and Muxía, and see the waterfall in Ézaro. Along the way, you learn about the history and culture of the Galician regions.
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.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Highlights

  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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