Pontevedra

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  • Rías Baixas: Full-Day Trip with Boat Ride, Mussels, and Wine

    1. Rías Baixas: Full-Day Trip with Boat Ride, Mussels, and Wine

    The first stop is the Natural Park “A Barosa,” an oasis of peace perfect for relaxing, spending time in tranquillity, 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. You will 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. The next stop is the shrine of “la Lanzada.” Get a full overview of this mystical place, established in the 9th century, and take a beautiful walk. Its importance is not only related to its history, but also to its location, on the shores of one of the most beloved beaches in Galicia. This temple welcomes and offers a ritual most popular in the light of the moon, which makes it even more unique in its genre. Combarro ...

    this tour today was a fantastic day out from start to finish . our driver and tour guide couldn't have been professional and friendly . the experience of seeing parts of Galicia will always be with me. highly recommend going on the tour. beautiful wine at the Albarino winery, the boat trip with mussels and more wine was a real treat the crew kept bringing more. seeing how the grow the shellfish was an eye opener, very entertaining crew. you will not be disappointed that's for sure. The small € paid for a full day with all the extras was a great package. The tour guide explained everything to me in English as well. fantastic

  • Rías Baixas: Guided Day Tour from Santiago with Boat Ride

    2. 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 k...

    The boat ride was the highlight of the trip. Lots of mussels and wine. The tour guides were great. It was a wonderful trip.

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

    3. 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 San...

    We absolutely recommend this excursion. Well executed, presented exactly as described, actually even better. And our guide, Olella, was perfect! She spoke excellent English for us to understand and was very knowledgeable and we had lively conversations.

  • Granbazán Winery: Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

    4. Granbazán Winery: Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

    Explore the Granbazán Winery on a guided tour that includes a tasting of its fine wines paired with typical Galician foods and the opportunity to unwind as you stroll throughout the vineyard.  Discover the origins of viticulture in the Rias Baixas as your guide leads you around the complex. See the winery and vineyards and taste the wines accompanied by a traditional Galician aperitif. Enjoy a relaxing hike through the forest, past the rivers and mill routes, as well as numerous nearby points with great architectural and cultural value. Admire the beautiful landscapes that make this winery even more special.

  • Rias Baixas Tour from Santiago de Compostela

    5. 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. Enjoy the views from Ria of Pontevedra, and learn about bateas – a popular dish in Galicia. Savor this delicacy on a boat ride. Continue to Cambados, which was designated European City of Wine 2017. Learn about its history and visit its winery and vineyards.

  • Pontevedra: Private Walking Tour

    6. Pontevedra: Private Walking Tour

    Experience the wonders of the charming Pontevedra on this 2-hour private walking tour. Immerse yourself in the architecture, art history and discover the hidden gems of the city. Meet your expert tour guide in the center of Pontevedra at Praza da Ferrería or add an optional pickup at your hotel. Explore this ancient city, known as the good city. Learn how it has changed over the last two millennia from Roman times to the present day. Stroll through the streets to the enchanting old town and discover one of the best-preserved historic centers in Galicia. See the ruins of Santo Domingo, the Church of the Peregrina, and other intriguing monumental along the walk.

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What people are saying about Pontevedra

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 250 reviews

this tour today was a fantastic day out from start to finish . our driver and tour guide couldn't have been professional and friendly . the experience of seeing parts of Galicia will always be with me. highly recommend going on the tour. beautiful wine at the Albarino winery, the boat trip with mussels and more wine was a real treat the crew kept bringing more. seeing how the grow the shellfish was an eye opener, very entertaining crew. you will not be disappointed that's for sure. The small € paid for a full day with all the extras was a great package. The tour guide explained everything to me in English as well. fantastic

The unique experience and the best guide! I have loved all the information that you gave us with data and details that you do not know about your account, as well as many curiosities ... the trip was very short

The boat is very nice, with music and lots of mosselen and drank. The guide Sonia is friendly and explain goo English. Every places we visited are interesting.

The boat ride was the highlight of the trip. Lots of mussels and wine. The tour guides were great. It was a wonderful trip.

Well organized and well explained, I really liked it. The super friendly guide.