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

Activity provider: Galicia Travels

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

Activity provider: Galicia Travels

From US$ 49.99 per person

Discover the places where the famous Albariño wine has its roots. Explore wonderful sea sites, among the most characteristic of the Ria de Arousa.

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Duration 10 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Galician

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the south Galician rivers with an incredible boat trip
  • Enjoy mussels and wine for free onboard
  • Visit old Galician villages famous for their wine
Full description

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 AM

Arrive in Santiago at 7:00 PM

Includes
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (request in advance)
  • Boat trip tickets & tour guide
  • Live tour guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Winery entrance
  • Insurance
  • Unlimited wine drinks
  • Unlimited fresh mussels
  • Meals
  • Tips
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
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • - This tour will take place rain or shine.
  • - Includes 50-60 minute boat trip, walking tours, and bus transportation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 104 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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It was a great experience. I loved all the places where we were, the tour guide (Martin) was very friendly, helpful and we had a lot of laughs with him. A charm!! And the fantastic boat ride. We stuffed ourselves with mussels that were delicious and a little white wine that went to the finger. In short.... I had a great time. I would repeat again.

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August 23, 2022

Fantastic, especially the guide Martín, who knows perfectly how to make the trip enjoyable and interesting at the same time. He cares about everything with extraordinary professionalism. The trip very interesting and with many different stimuli. The only thing to improve would be to give more time at the food stop, especially in times of so much tourism with full bars.

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August 15, 2022

The truth is that quite well, the only thing that we could not see the chapel of the Shells very well, and we did not go in to see any soaps that it also put in the description of the excursion, I suppose because of the time of departure of the ship.

August 12, 2022

Product ID: 362475