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Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

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Explore the Spanish villages of Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho on this day trip in an airconditioned vehicle from Porto. Enjoy a mouth-watering lunch with a drink along the way.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the old streets of the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela
  • Learn about the cult of St. James of the Greater Saracens
  • Attend the mass at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
  • Visit the Historical center of Valença do Minho
  • Explore wall fortifications of Valença do Minho
Full description

Discover 2 charming southern Europe on a full-day sightseeing tour from Porto. Cross the border into Spain to explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia and stop to see Valença do Minho on the way back to Porto. 

Board a comfortable van or bus and embark on a journey to one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the world, Santiago. See the Caminhos de Santiago (St. James Way) pilgrim trail and visit a magnificent 11th-centuty cathedral.

Admire the architecture that was originally built in a Romanesque style, today the cathedral is an amalgam of harmonious influences. Have the opportunity to attend mass and enjoy free time to go for a stroll in the UNESCO World Heritage city center.

Begin the drive back to Porto, stopping at Valença do Minho, a historical village in the north of Portugal, located right on the border between Portugal and Spain. Valença was important during the middle ages and it was part of "Caminhos de Santiago". 

See how the city is dominated by a fortress of two towers and a double wall before returning to your meeting point in Porto. 

Includes
  • Guide
  • Monument fees included in the tour
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels in Porto, if option selected
  • Tips and personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the Living Tours/Tourist Service office, next to São Bento train station, Porto.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Usually tours run in one language but there are cases where one extra language or more can be used
  • The group size will be from 8 to 27 people
  • This tour requires a minimum of 4 people to operate. If the minimum is not met, customers will be asked to reschedule or cancel for a full refund
  • The tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
  • If pickup selected it is from central Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia hotels
  • For private accommodation and hotels in other areas, customers must go to the meeting point
  • Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours before the date of the service
  • Children from 4 to 12 years pay half price. Children aged 0 to 3 are free of charge
  • The services included in the tour are subject to third party availability and may change without notice
  • The cathedral of Santiago is currently undergoing interior and exterior renovations. Some areas of the cathedral cannot be visited
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 192 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The trip was great but our guide did the bare minimum. From the reviews I read it sounded like we’d get at least some history and facts but we really just got dropped off and picked up. I thought we were paying for more than that, because if all we were getting was transportation I could have arranged that cheaper.

September 29, 2022

Pretty busy day, a lot of road but it was worth it. The included meal was delicious. Our guide Daniel was fantastic, he knew the history well and made it very interesting. Having a little more time on site would have been even better, but all in all, I highly recommend this excursion.

September 20, 2022

Great experience. The guide told us a lot of stuff on the way to Santiago and back. Very good organization, guide told us everything we need to know, we also got map of Santiago for easier orientation. We had a lot of free time and could see what ever we want. On the way back we also stopped in Valenca, beautiful city with great view on the border betwen Spain and Portugal.

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September 19, 2022

Product ID: 32572