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Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

1. Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Skip the line and discover the Romanesque architecture of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela with an expert guide. Explore the Cathedral and its museum and get a better perspective of the last stop on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. Choose between the two options: 1) Guided tour of the cathedral and its museum: Admire the beautiful interiors of the Cathedral on four floors. See notable features of the Cathedral, such as the Chapel of Relics, the Royal Pantheon, the Treasury, the Chapter Library, the Botafumeiro, and the Obradoiro balcony. Learn more about the construction and destruction of the Cathedral throughout the centuries. 2) A guided visit to the roofs of the cathedral, the carraca tower, the interior of the cathedral and its museum, which is available only in Spanish. On this tour, you will get to know the Cathedral of Santiago in its entirety, touring its museum and enjoying the best views of the city from the roofs of the cathedral and the viewpoint of the Torre de la Carraca, more than 50 meters high.

Rías Baixas: Boat Trip, Mussels, Wine, and Winery Visit Tour

2. Rías Baixas: Boat Trip, Mussels, Wine, and Winery Visit Tour

Stop at the Natural Park “A Barosa,” an oasis of peace perfect for relaxing, spending time in tranquility, and experiencing the sensations of the real and genuine Galicia: rural, calm, and away from aggressive tourism. Take a walk through the vineyards of the very prestigious Albariño. Have the opportunity to learn about the production of this excellent wine as well as engage in a tasting of three wines of the denomination Rias Baixas in good company.  Next, stop at the shrine of “la Lanzada.” Get a full overview of this mystical place, established in the 9th century, and take a beautiful walk. Cross part of the bay of Poio, and see beauty contained on a giant rock upon which it is built. See the granaries that surround it, the houses overlooking the sea, and the several stone crosses typical of Galicia, called Cruceiros, which are on the site. Tour the characteristic streets and squares of this place, and have the possibility to take a real and authentic journey through time, as well as visit an area of great ecological value.  Next stop at the island of Toja, famous for the production of soap and for its hot springs, located in an area called Red Natura 2000. Discover a small museum of the old soap factory and a chapel completely covered with shells. End with a tour of the sea, during which you will admire and face directly the production of mussels, oysters, and scallops, making different stops to contemplate the watering holes.  Taste steamed mussels in great quantity accompanied by one of the best local Albariño wines (Condes de Albarei) and shots of Crema de Orujo. Pickup by bus at 9:15 AMArrive in Santiago at 7:00 PM

Portonovo: Ferry to Cies Islands & Rodas Beach

3. Portonovo: Ferry to Cies Islands & Rodas Beach

Discover the pristine shores of the protected Cíes Islands with this boat from Portonovo. Enjoy the crystal-clear waters and white sand of Rodas Beach. Admire views of the shore as you sail in a comfortable ship with plenty of space.  Meet at the activity provider's office and board the ship in Portonovo. Cut thorugh the water on a well-maintained boat with comfortable seats. Take in views of the Cíes Islands as your captain navigates you safely to shore.  Have the necessary authorization to access the islands taken care of before you reach your destination. End your trip at the Rodas beach where you can enjoy restaurants and self-service at the camping area, Bar Serafín, Bar Begoña and Restaurante Rodas. Return time from August 1st to August 15th scheduled at 6.50pm; returning time from August 16th to September 4th scheduled at 5.30pm.

Rías Baixas: Guided Day Tour from Santiago with Boat Ride

4. Rías Baixas: Guided Day Tour from Santiago with Boat Ride

You’ll depart Santiago de Compostela at 09:15 AM by bus for a 9-hour excursion to Rias Baixas, returning at around 07:00 PM. Detailed Itinerary Pontevedra: Visit the old town of Pontevedra and discover one of the best-preserved historic centers in Galicia. Founded in Roman times it was the main engine of the region for centuries. See the ruins of Santo Domingo, the Church of the Peregrina, and other monuments on a tour of the most interesting parts of the monumental area. Combarro: Stop to admire this picturesque town that’s the perfect example of popular architecture, and features an abundance of granaries and stone crosses. Take a river boat ride with a visit to the mussel rafts and the island of Tambo. Enjoy mussels and wine onboard. Afterwards, you’ll have free time for lunch. A Lanzada Beach: This is one of the most famous beaches in Galicia. Its fine sand, 2.5 kilometers (about 1.5 miles) of open water, amenities, and cleanliness make it worthy of the Blue Flag year after year. Cambados: Visit the Plaza de Fefiñanes, a charming space that’s home to the 17th-century manor giving the square its name. See the arch bridge, the Church of San Benito, and a group of houses built in the popular architectural style.

From A Coruña: Rías Baixas Day Trip

5. From A Coruña: Rías Baixas Day Trip

Visit the region of Rías Baixas on this day trip from A Coruña. Take a guided tour in the historic center of Pontevedra, visit the fishing village of Combarro, and see the natural landscapes of Illa da Toxa. Also, enjoy a boat trip with a tasting of mussels and wine. The first stop of your day trip is in Pontevedra, where you will have a walking tour of its historic center. Wander through the city's pedestrian-friendly streets and see the Church of the Pilgrim Virgin, the Ruins of San Domingo, and many more important sites. After your tour head to Combarro. Arrive at the fishing village of Combarro and be charmed as you tour its cobbled streets and see the facades of its buildings. After your tour, leave Combarro and head to Illa da Toxa. Illa da Toxa is a popular travel destination, known for the Chapel of the Shells, the soap factory, and its natural landscapes. Take another guided tour and then take a boat trip through the Ría de Arousa. During your boat trip see the mussel rafts and enjoy a tasting of local quality wine and mussels. Make a stop in O Grove and have the opportunity to taste local dishes during your free time for lunch. Afterward, head to Cambados, the capital of Albariño, and one of the most important points of the Rías Baixas. Finish your day with a visit to an Albariño wine cellar, where you will taste 3 different varieties of wine. Learn the entire process of wine elaboration, labeling, and production.

Full-Day Tour & Boat Trip to Rías Baixas from Santiago

6. Full-Day Tour & Boat Trip to Rías Baixas from Santiago

Travel from Santiago de Compostela to the Rías Baixas on a full-day tour through the Galician region of Spain. Marked by the long seafaring traditions, get to know the Rías Baixas and O Salnés regions and understand a little more about the culture and customs of these towns bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the monumental city of Pontevedra and continue along the Pontevedra estuary towards Combarro, a picturesque town full of granaries and houses almost hanging over the sea. After getting lost in the streets of this fishing village, continue to O Grove, the seafood capital where a pleasant catamaran ride along the Arousa estuary combined with a mussels and Albariño wine tasting awaits. Learn about mussel production in the area and how the river is used as a hatchery. To end this pleasant trip you will arrive in Cambados, world famous for its Albariño wine, before arriving back in Santiago.

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4.6 / 5

based on 42 reviews

The tour is great! And to highlight the cruise through the Ría de Arousa in a boat, to visit the Ría and see the rafts while eating steamed mussels and drinking Albariño wine (soft drinks / water) without limit!

We have a really lovely time, Lucia was great at translating into English and making us feel at ease throughout the whole trip! :) Lots of fun & we learnt a thing or two along the way also!!

Diego was a very competent guide. His English was very good. He was very clear in his instructions, informative and patient with demanding customers.

Our guide was interesting and spoke clearly. Thanks, Tiego for bringing history to life for us!

A very good experience, the tour is well worth it!