Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

From $118.44 per person

Explore one of the most important pilgrim sites in Europe on a 10-hour tour to Santiago de Compostela from Porto. On your return enjoy a visit to Valença do Minho.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Pickup from hotels in Porto and Gaia city center. Exact time to be confirmed after booking.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela at the end of the Caminhos de Santiago
  • Learn about the cult of St. James of the Greater Saracens
  • Attend the mass at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, or wander the historic UNESCO World Heritage streets
  • Visit the Historical center of Valença do Minho - also known by the "Caminhos de Santiago"
  • Explore its great wall - in Vouban Style
Full description
Discover 2 beautiful cities of southern Europe on a full-day sightseeing tour from Porto, crossing the border into Spain to explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, and returning via Valença do Minho. One of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the world, Santiago is best known for the Caminhos de Santiago (St. James Way) pilgrim trail following the cult of St. James. Upon arrival, you will visit the magnificent 11th-centuty cathedral, dedicated to the apostle. Originally built in a Romanesque style, today the cathedral is an amalgam of harmonious influences. You will have the opportunity to attend mass if you wish, and there will be free time for lunch and a stroll in the UNESCO World Heritage city center. In the afternoon, drive back to Porto, stopping at Valença do Minho, an historical village in the north of Portugal, located right on the border between Portugal and Spain. Valença was important during the middle ages, with a privileged view to the line boarder it was several times harassed by Spain. Being also part of "Caminhos de Santiago". The city is dominated by the fortress of two tours and a double wall projected in Vouban Style - a well known Engineer and French military architect. Enjoy your return by visiting this amazing historical village!
Includes
  • Guide
  • Monument fees included in the tour
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels in Gaia and Porto, if option selected
  • Tips and personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Pickup from Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 350, Porto, at Living Tours/Tourist Service - 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 27 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 and Vila Nova de Gaia 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

    4.6 /5

    based on 146 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5
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    It was a good experience overall. Pedro, the guide gave us information and history all the way to Santiago. Santiago is worth visiting. Pity it was a short stay and the cathedral is restoration. Lunch was very good, too. The visit to Valença de Minho too was good. Loved the fortified city.

    October 15, 2019

    If you want to go to Santiago de compostella just a one day, this one would be the best choice. The guide(Her name was Sophiea) told us history of Portugal and Santiago de compostella during the way. It was interesting and helpful to understand the Portugal and Saint James. She was kind and thoughtful, so we can spend our time very happy. Moreover, the lunch that is included in the trip was good and make us full!!! The weather was not so good but I satisfy with this trip.

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    November 4, 2018

    Could be better

    The tour felt like a direct semi-private transfer from Porto to Santiago de Compostela. The stop at Valenca do Minho before crossing the border to Spain was relatively futile in terms of sight-seeing or experience since there was really nothing to it. Ponte de Lima should have been a more reasonable and feasible site to add, as it is on the same route from Porto to Santiago, and it appears more photogenic and interesting.

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    March 11, 2018

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