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Camino de Santiago: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

2. Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Explore the history and art of Santiago de Compostela on a guided tour of the cathedral and its museum. One of the 3 most important centers for Catholic pilgrims in the Christian world, Santiago de Compostela Cathedral has historically been a place of pilgrimage on the "Way of St. James" (Camino de Santiago) since the early Middle Ages. Enter the magnificent monument to discover why, as your guide takes you to see the tomb of Saint James and much more. Look at the resplendent main altar and the intricate chapels surrounding it, and learn about the rituals and traditions. Hear about the historical and architectural importance of the cathedral, and further your knowledge in the museum where permanent collections are complemented by temporary exhibitions.

Santiago de Compostela Private Guided Tour

3. Santiago de Compostela Private Guided Tour

Take in the major sights of Santiago de Compostela on a 2-hour guided walk. Visit the city’s best-known squares, the Cathedral, the City Hall and the Hostel of the Catholic Monarchs. Learn about the history of the Camino de Santiago and the legend of St. James. See the many symbols of the city, including the shell, the arrow and the azabache, all of which are important elements to understanding the secrets of Santiago. In addition, you’ll see the market, the university and Cervantes Square. The tour ends at the operator’s office, where you’ll be introduced to typical products from Galicia. Receive free maps, souvenirs and information about other activities.

Santiago de Compostela: Pilgrim For a Day

4. Santiago de Compostela: Pilgrim For a Day

Your guide will pick you up to go to the starting point of el Camino. At the beginning your local guide will explain everything related to the Camino and how to be a good pilgrim. After being driven by car to the starting point, walk like a real pilgrim to see the cathedral. Take pictures and visit the most important monuments. Continue the walk by yourself to the final point, Obradoiro Square. The guide will be waiting at the last point to receive you and celebrate with you arrival. At the end of the journey, you can decide to go to the Pilgrim's Mass or go to a bar for a drink.

Santiago de Compostela: Private Guided Tour

5. Santiago de Compostela: Private Guided Tour

Discover Santiago de Compostela a tour with an official guide. Start in Obradoiro, the city's main square. You will then visit three squares around the cathedral and then explore the main streets of Rúa do Franco, Rúa do Vilar and Rúa Nova. Explore the main buildings of the university, before finishing the tour at the Mercado de Abastos. As you walk around, your tour guide will tell you all about the history of the city. They will also inform you about the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, and the customs and traditions of the Galicia region in general.

Costa da Morte, Finisterre, and Muxía: Guided Coastal Tour

6. Costa da Morte, Finisterre, and Muxía: Guided Coastal Tour

Start by taking a short walk along the medieval bridge of Pontemaceira, where pilgrims cross on their way to Finisterre. Continue to the sea and your second stop at Muxía. See the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Barca and the Holy Stones. Enjoy hearing legends and stories about this place from your guide. Move on to the famous Lighthouse of Finisterre. Have free time to enjoy the spectacular views, enter the lighthouse, or take a photo at kilometer 0 of the Camino de Santiago. Visit the village of Finisterre and get some restaurant recommendations from your guide. After your meal, stop and enjoy the waterfall of Ézaro, famous for being the only waterfall in Europe that flows directly into the sea. Stop at the Hórreo de Carnota, one of the 5 largest traditional granaries in Galicia. Learn about the importance of these structures from your guide. Enjoy a final stop at the picturesque fishing village of Muros.

Rias Baixas Tour from Santiago de Compostela

7. Rias Baixas Tour from Santiago de Compostela

Visit Rias Baixas, known for its winemaking traditions and stunning natural landscapes. On this 9-hour excursion, enjoy the area's art, history, wine, and succulent seafood. Stop in Pontevedra, and explore this ancient town with an official guide. Visit Combarro, a picturesque place known for its unique architecture, Galician hórreos, and charming streets. Continue to Cambados, which was designated European City of Wine 2017.

From Santiago de Compostela: La Coruña and Betanzos

8. From Santiago de Compostela: La Coruña and Betanzos

At 9:30 AM you will depart from the Plaza de Galicia, in Santiago de Compostela. After an approximate journey of 60 minutes, you will arrive in the city of La Coruña. First, visit the Tower of Hercules, the oldest lighthouse of Roman origin in the world, and its surroundings. Those who want to can go up to its viewpoint and enjoy the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Later, you will go on a walking tour through La Coruña, discovering the monuments and streets that surround the central Plaza de María Pita, including the Church of San Jorge, the Church of Santiago, the Mirador, Jardin de San Carlos, and Riazor Beach. After your walking tour though La Coruña, visit Betanzos, a Medieval settlement. Here you'll enjoy a second walking tour and try the best Spanish omelet.

From Oviedo: Half-Day Camino de Santiago Hike

9. From Oviedo: Half-Day Camino de Santiago Hike

Experience part of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route on this half-day tour. Start your tour at the Cathedral of Oviedo, a very important visiting point for pilgrims where you will learn more about the roots of the Camino de Santiago and Primitivo and the role that the Asturian kings and Oviedo played. The first part of the route leads through Oviedo city center and its outskirts. Here, learn more about Asturian culture and gastronomy before entering the beautiful Asturian countryside. You can stamp your pilgrim passport (which you'll receive at the start of the tour) in chapels and bars along the way. Follow the road through small villages along the original, hilly route that hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have taken in previous centuries. Stop along the way to sample some delicious typical Asturian snacks. The tour guide will lead you and tell you about the Camino and Asturias, but there is ample opportunity to enjoy the landscape in silence and meet fellow pilgrims in order to get a real taste of the Camino.

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What people are saying about Camino de Santiago

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Diego was an excellent guide; he gave us lots of information without it being overwhelming. He was courteous and patient and made the tour a real pleasure. I'd definitely recommend it.

Very nice tour that gave us some knowledge about the area around the cathedral. We planed the rest of our stay accordingly with the information received during the tour

Was a great experience even if was a little problem that was resolved. Our guide was Paula and she was excellent and very knowledge on the subjects she presented.

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!