Day trip

Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

Activity provider:LIVING TOURS
Day trip

Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

Activity provider:LIVING TOURS
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From US$ 91.22 per person

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Explore the Spanish villages of Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho on this day trip in an airconditioned vehicle from Porto. Enjoy a mouth-watering lunch with a drink along the way.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup optional
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Private or small groups available


  • Explore the old streets of the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela
  • Learn about the cult of St. James of the Greater Saracens
  • Attend the mass at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
  • Visit the Historical center of Valença do Minho
  • Explore wall fortifications of Valença do Minho
Full description

Discover 2 charming southern Europe on a full-day sightseeing tour from Porto. Cross the border into Spain to explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia and stop to see Valença do Minho on the way back to Porto. 

Board a comfortable van or bus and embark on a journey to one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the world, Santiago. See the Caminhos de Santiago (St. James Way) pilgrim trail and visit a magnificent 11th-centuty cathedral.

Admire the architecture that was originally built in a Romanesque style, today the cathedral is an amalgam of harmonious influences. Have the opportunity to attend mass and enjoy free time to go for a stroll in the UNESCO World Heritage city center.

Begin the drive back to Porto, stopping at Valença do Minho, a historical village in the north of Portugal, located right on the border between Portugal and Spain. Valença was important during the middle ages and it was part of "Caminhos de Santiago". 

See how the city is dominated by a fortress of two towers and a double wall before returning to your meeting point in Porto. 

  • Guide
  • Transportation in a minibus
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Pickup and drop-off at hotels in Porto city center (if option selected)
  • Visit to Valença Fortress
  • 1 bottle of water per person
  • Tips and personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at the Living Tours/Tourist Service office, next to São Bento train station, Porto.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Usually tours run in one language but there are cases where one extra language or more can be used
  • The group size will be from 8 to 29 people
  • This tour requires a minimum of 4 people to operate. If the minimum is not met, customers will be asked to reschedule or cancel for a full refund
  • The tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
  • If pickup selected it is from central Porto Hotels
  • For private accommodation and hotels in other areas, customers must go to the meeting point
  • Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours before the date of the service
  • Children from 4 to 12 years pay half price. Children aged 0 to 3 are free of charge
  • The services included in the tour are subject to third party availability and may change without notice
  • The cathedral of Santiago is currently undergoing interior and exterior renovations. Some areas of the cathedral cannot be visited
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 286 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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I was expecting to get more information about the town when we got there. As it was we were left on our own to figure where everything was in the medieval maze of streets. Also I was expecting to get deeper story about pilgrimage origin and different paths that pilgrims take toward Santiago de Compostela.

May 13, 2023

We enjoyed the trip very much. Both the travel itself to Santiago and the destination were awesome experiences. A very special mention to our guide person, Alex Lima (LivingTours). Very well documented guy, not only about topics concerning the trip, but also in various others. We were pleased to find out we share some common interests, like hiking and trekking, and also to discover he likes and knows pretty much about our country of origin - Romania :-) Overall, the whole experience added much value to us, and we are simply grateful for everything.

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May 10, 2023

This is a great option for those who’ve always wanted to see Santiago. It’s much easier than taking a train on one’s own. With the added bonus of visiting Valenca on the way back. I recommend taking the tour on the weekend to get a glimpse of local weekend life.

March 21, 2023

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