Day trip

Santiago de Compostela: Full-Day Tour

4.7 / 5

3 reviews

Activity provider: Your Tours

Santiago de Compostela: Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Your Tours

From US$ 315.17 per person

This full-day tour by comfortable minivan is led by a certified guide, who will personalize your journey through Santiago de Compostela, one of the most famous pilgrimages in the world. Afterwards, you will explore the fortress of Valença do Minho.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
• Your guide will pick you up at your accommodations in Oporto, Braga, or Guimarães • Porto Airport pickup is available for tours on the same day of arrival, if flight time allows • Pickup also available at the Porto, Braga, and Guimarães Main Train Stations (in Porto both S. Bento and Campanhã)

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the scenic route over the border between Portugal and Spain
  • Discover the Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Center
  • Visit the gorgeous 11th-century cathedral and attend the famous pilgrim mass
  • Explore the fortress city of Valença do Minho
  • Taste local traditional delicacies
Full description
After being picked up at your accommodation, this full-day tour commences with a scenic journey over the border between Portugal and Spain, crossing the magnificent landscape of Minho and winding to Spain's Galicia Province. You will arrive at Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Center famous for its pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago (the Way of Saint James). In Santiago de Compostela you will have the opportunity to visit the gorgeous 11th-century cathedral, dedicated to the apostle James. Should you wish, you will also be able to attend the pilgrim mass. After taking a pause for lunch (not included), you can walk around and explore local shops and arts and crafts stalls. After visiting Santiago, you will begin your journey back home, stopping along the way in the Portuguese fortress city of Valença do Minho. Inside this lovely medieval town, you will venture inside its fortress where you’ll be served a local traditional delicacy, accompanied with a glass of the unique vinho verde.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop off at your accommodation
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Certified tour guide
  • Crossing of the Portuguese-Spanish border
  • Photostop in San Simón
  • Accompaniment to the Historic Center of Santiago de Compostela
  • Tasting of traditional delicacies in Valença do Minho
  • Insurances and taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Lunch and tips are not included in the cost of this tour
  • Infant seats are available upon request
  • Please advise us of any dietary requirements
  • A small amount of walking is involved on this tour
  • This tour is subject to local traffic, visiting schedules and other external factors
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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It went really well.

It was very good, unfortunately the day was raining. But apart from the rain setback, it was really cool. The guides were very attentive and provided a lot of information of relevance to the tour.

April 7, 2019

Travel willingly, uneventful, however with rain during the period. Joana Guide with vast knowledge of the local culture.

October 30, 2019

It was all good. We just wanted to experience more and not waste so much time at lunch, unfortunately we ended up sitting for 1 1/2 hours.

May 19, 2022

Product ID: 186477