Porto: Day Trip to Santiago de Compostela
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Skip the ticket line
per group up to 4
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My husband and I entered the Torre dos Clerigos tower and exchanged our vouchers for tickets. First you start to climb stairs up and back down for a bit as you go around the church and view it from different angles. We thought that we would then directly enter the tower, as there appeared to be no wait. However, once we finally reached the tower entrance there was about a 20 minute wait before they let more people up, as we had to wait for some people to first come down. As all reviews that I've read say the climb up and down is very narrow. It is only one path to go both ways and you have to alternate as you let people go down as you are climbing up. Unfortunately we were only able to make it to the first view point, half way up the climb, as we factored in the time it would take to get all the way up at this point and having to get back down, and we were already leaving Porto to catch a flight back home that evening.
Really good day activity! We were lucky to be the only people during this day, so it was more of a private tour. Patricia is an incredible tour guide, she's got a contagious great mood, and she knows what she's talking about. Sights are wonderful, even with a little rain you can definitely enjoy. Sometimes tour lunch can be a bit "cheap", but in this case it was a very nice restaurant with traditional Portuguese food, really enjoyable. All in all, very recommended. Thanks Patricia!
We had a lovely guide called Rua Joaodas Regras, but unfortunately Porto suddenly shut down many places of interest due to the Corona Virus. It was a bit disappointing but we still had a lovely tour. We were told we could get a refund for the Lello Bookshop tickets that our guide had only purchased the day before. We learnt a lot about Porto's history and found the tour very interesting.
The tower was just great, I was exhausted arriving at the top, but it was totally worth it. I was also impressed with the gigantic collection of images of Jesus Christ. I was not so impressed with the people walking against the prescribed route which made them pass me real close (approx. 10 centimetres). But all in all, a great experience which I can recommended to everyone.
The inside of the tower was absolutely beautiful and the view once at the top was beautiful as well! It’s a higher climb with the stairs being quite steep and tight at times. Once at the top the area outside is small so be prepared to be squished with others and to have to squeeze past people.