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From Santiago: Rías Baixas Galicia Seafood & Wine Day Tour

1. From Santiago: Rías Baixas Galicia Seafood & Wine Day Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Santiago de Compostela and discover the best of Rías Baixas. Immerse yourself in Albariño wine and Galician seafood. Enjoy a boat cruise along the estuary and learn about mussel, oyster and scallop growing. Learn about each site from your guide and enjoy stops at each location. Meet at 10 AM at Plaza de Galicia and begin your tour from Santiago to the Rías Baixas. At the first stop, take a walk along local vines of Albariño grapes and learn about the production of this wonderful white wine from local guides of one of the most exclusive cellars in the region. After the visit, taste one of the most know Albariño wine which can't be found in normal markets or restaurants, wines which are sold at the best restaurants of Europe and the most exclusive markets of the world. Move onward to one of the most spectacular beaches in Galicia, the beach of La Lanzada. Travel back in time to the 10th century to get acquainted with its history and legends. Next, the island of La Toja waits for you with its thermal history and interesting industrial past in making Spain's best soap. Discover the world of shellfish breeding on a boat cruise. Sail on a route passing through countless "bateas" from where the best mussels, oysters and scallops come from. During the cruise, you will able to eat as many mussels as you wish, freshly picked from the water and boiled in albariño wine. All this is accompanied by as much white local wine as you want, soft drinks, water and liqueur shots. After the cruise, get dropped off at O Grove, the "seafood paradise" of Galicia. Spend 90 minutes enjoying lunch at a restaurant. Your guide will recommend you the best ones depending on what are you looking for. Experience the coast of the Arousa Estuary travelling south towards the estuary of Pontevedra. Cross the towns of Portonovo, Sanxenxo, and Raxó and visit the fishermen's village of Combarro, with its cobbled stone streets, small shops, and beautiful bars and restaurants. Finally, leave the Rías Baixas and return to Santiago de Compostela for drop off.

Rías Baixas: Boat Trip, Mussels, Wine, and Winery Visit Tour

2. Rías Baixas: Boat Trip, Mussels, Wine, and Winery Visit Tour

Stop at O Grove Town, the perfect village for spending time in tranquility, and experiencing the sensations of the real and genuine Galicia. Enjoy the rural atmosphere away from tourism and have a pleasant break and Galician meal. Take a walk through the vineyards of the very prestigious Albariño. 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.  Next, stop at the shrine of “la Lanzada.” Get a full overview of this mystical place, established in the 9th century, and take a beautiful walk. Cross part of the bay of Poio, and see beauty contained on a giant rock upon which it is built. See the granaries that surround it, the houses overlooking the sea, and the several stone crosses typical of Galicia, called Cruceiros, which are on the site. Tour the characteristic streets and squares of this place, and have the possibility to take a real and authentic journey through time, as well as visit an area of great ecological value.  Next stop at the island of Toja, famous for the production of soap and for its hot springs, located in an area called Red Natura 2000. Discover a small museum of the old soap factory and a chapel completely covered with shells. End with a tour of the sea, during which you will admire and face directly the production of mussels, oysters, and scallops, making different stops to contemplate the watering holes.  Taste steamed mussels in great quantity accompanied by one of the best local Albariño wines (Condes de Albarei) and shots of Crema de Orujo.

Santiago de Compostela: Gastronomic City Tour with Tastings

3. Santiago de Compostela: Gastronomic City Tour with Tastings

We'll start at 8 pm next to the fountain of Cervantes square with a brief introduction. Before going to the first bar we'll make a short with some explanations, legends, stopping in Plaza da Quintana.. I have a list of bar and i'm picking two of them depending of my client preferences and if the bar is open or not. Then we'll go to the first bar , staying there for while , eating, having a conversation. After we'll go to the last bar and finishing the tour in Plaza Obradoiro, i also can drop you off at you hotel if it's in the old town. The duration of the tour is 2 hours and half.

From Santiago: Ribeira Sacra Tour & Boat Trip

4. From Santiago: Ribeira Sacra Tour & Boat Trip

After being picked up by the bus at the meeting point in Santiago, you will head with our guide to the southern part of Galicia, mainly to the province of Ourense. As a big start for this tour, you will explore deeper Ribeira Sacra zone, by enjoying a boat trip and ride, through the famous Sil river. Through this boat trip, you can clearly observe the known as "heroic viticulture" which means the vineyards that surround the Sil River pass. You will continue the tour, visiting one of the most incredible sight view in the area, from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the Sil river and its long shores, full of vineyards. With all those moments and views, you continue the tour, reaching one of the most known villages of Ribeira Sacra, called Allariz. This is the wright place and time to enjoy and experience the authentic gastronomy of Ribeira Sacra at some of its available restaurants. After lunch and rest, it will be the time to explore and discover, the impressive monastery of San Pedro de Rocas including all its surroundings and landscapes. With all that, it will definitely be your best experience visiting Ribeira Sacra and you best tour you do to this zone.

From Santiago: Ribeira Sacra History & Art Trip with Cruise

5. From Santiago: Ribeira Sacra History & Art Trip with Cruise

Fill a day with wine, art, gastronomy, and natural beauty. Visit an amazing monastery, magical viewpoint and a medieval town on this guided day tour of Ribeira Sacra. Enjoy a boat ride along the Sil River between the hills where grapes are grown , sometimes at vertical cliffs. Discover Galician cuisine and roman & celtic culture. Start your tour from the Plaza de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela. Local guides join you in the air-conditioned minibuses. First stop will take place at an small valley just beside the Sil River, where we´ll find an small dock between a huge oak forest and vineyards. Driveing down Sil River valley for a leisurely cruise. More vineyards cover the slopes along the river, sometimes at vertical cliffs. Thats the reason for the name "heroic viticulture", done along centuries at this valleys. The guide will explain a lot of interesting things about this special wine production systems. One of the most spectacular viewpoints of Galicia will be waiting at the south side of the Sil River. Amazing views of vineyards wich have been built at impossible places, and the Sil River, always quiet. Views of many kilometers of chessnut and oak forests, vines and very tiny villages. Discover the oldest monastery of Galicia!, first monks arrived there on VI th Century and lived into a cave. Now, the cave and the monastery of San Pedro de Rocas can be visited and there we´ll find an interesting museum with a lot of interesting history and stories about the area, the way of living of the monks and typical jobs of the Ribeira Sacral Lunch time at the most beautiful town of the province and one of the most spectacular ones of Spain: Allariz. There are lots of nice restaurants waiting for us and offering the best meals of this region. After lunch, guided visit to the old town of Allariz, where we´ll find tiny streets, beautiful squares and spectacular medieval buildings, all it crossed by a beautiful river with a medieval bridge. Allariz has lot of history and it has lot of interesting traditions. The town has been used many times for filming important movies because of the beauty of its streets, buildings and squares.

From Santiago: Finisterre Lighthouse Sunset Tour

6. From Santiago: Finisterre Lighthouse Sunset Tour

Experience a guided tour from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre and enjoy the most spectacular sunset at the west corner of Europe. This is an amazing tour with four stops which ends at the lighthouse of the end of the world and which also visits other three magical places. Our guide will pick up you at the meeting point and we´ll start a relaxing and amazing tour, with a lot of time to enjoy the most beatiful places of the "Costa da Morte". At our first stop we´ll discover one of the most beautiful villages of Spain, the medieval one of Pontemaceira. An amazing and hidden place known because its spectacular gothic bridge and because of being part of the Camino. The beach of Langosteira will appear in front of us and we´ll be able to walk along it, enjoy its white sand and ice-cold water. Do you know that it´s the best place for catching one of the most typical dishes of Galician gastronomy? After a relaxing walk along the beach we´ll arrive to the town of Finisterre, where we´ll have free time for taking a drink, a dish or for buying something to carry to the lighthouse. We will move to our last stop of the day, one of the most known places of Europe, the lighthouse of Finisterre. From there we will be able to enjoy the most spectacular sunset of Spain, the sun going down from the west corner of Spain, sharing the moment with lots of pilgrims who have finnished their Camino at the end of the world. After enjoying the sunset we´ll start our travel back to Santiago, where we´ll be dropped-off at the same place we began our tour a few hours before

Santiago: Gastronomic Day Tour

7. Santiago: Gastronomic Day Tour

Discover the secrets of Santiago de Compostela on this walking tour. This experience will take around 4-hours with different activities. Have a walking tour around the city and visit the historical town (Zona Vieja) and Alameda Park with the best views of the cathedral. Then, enjoy appetizers at a famous restaurant called A Moha, in Rúa Nova, where you will try the most delicious Spanish omelette in the city with Galician wine or beer (soft drinks are also available such as soda, juice and water). Lunch in a typical Galician restaurant with one of the most famous Galician dishes known as "Pulpo á feira" (Galician octopus). Visit inside the Cathedral of Santiago and see the saint’s grave, hug the main sculpture of Saint James and walk around its chapels. Afterwards, have coffee at the Airas Nunes, the best place in town for chocolate cake.

Rias Baixas Tour; Arousa and Toxa islands, Combarro & boat

8. Rias Baixas Tour; Arousa and Toxa islands, Combarro & boat

We leave Santiago de Compostela at 9:30 The first stop is Padrón, a town closely related to the Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Way) and with the history of the arrival of the Apostle to Galicia. We visit the church of Santiago (where the "Pedrón" is located), the Alameda and there is time for a coffee. Then you reach the island by crossing one of the longest bridges over the sea in Europe. Once there you can choose between taking a walk through the natural park with the guide, having a drink sitting by the sea or taking a dip in one of the fantastic beaches on the island! After an hour and a half on the island, the next stop will be Cambados. Once there, you cross the town's main square, Fefiñans, with its impressive "Pazo" and the interesting church of San Bieito. In this town you will have free time to taste local products in one of the many restaurants and also to try the famous wine of the area, the Albariño. Before entering the Ría de Pontevedra, the route visit the island of A Toxa. This island was the first vacation resort in Europe back in the late nineteenth century, it is also known for the soaps that were made here with the mineral salts of the water springs. You will see the historic "Gran Hotel LaToja", the old soap factory and the curious "Capilla de las Conchas" (completely covered with scallop shells). Already in the next estuary, the inlet of Pontevedra, the route reaches the town of Combarro. This is a wonderful example of popular architecture. We will walk through its granite alleys between granaries and stone crosses. There is an option to try mussels and local wine on the ship that sails from Combarro. The Marina of Combarro is the place where this activity starts. You'll seeing the mussel farms, the towns of Combarro and Marín from the sea and the island of Tambo. The return is around 7:30 p.m.

Santiago de Compostela: Cheese and Wine Tasting Experience

9. Santiago de Compostela: Cheese and Wine Tasting Experience

After arriving at the meeting point, you will meet the guide and go together to an authentic and local restaurant located in the old town of Santiago de Compostela. You will have the chance to experience Local Galician wines and cheese. You will be served 3 different Local wines (red and white) and three different cheese portions, in a very decorative way, to enjoy a special Galician tasting experience. You will also be offered a detailed explanation regarding each product and its characteristics. Sure you will have the chance to meet local people also, enjoy a lovely experience, and explore Galician authentic restaurants. After the wine and cheese tasting is finished, you can enjoy your own time at the restaurant or even buy any products that you wish.

Rias Baixas Tour from Santiago de Compostela

10. Rias Baixas Tour from Santiago de Compostela

The itinerary through the Rías Baixas from Santiago de Compostela will begin with a guided visit to a traditional winery in the region, where you can taste the exquisite local wines. It will be a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the production of these magnificent wines and delight in the tasting experience. The next stage of this Rías Baixas excursion is a relaxing boat ride with the option to taste mussels. During this ride, you will uncover the secrets of mussel, oyster, and scallop farming in the "bateas." On board, you will have the opportunity to enjoy plenty of mussels, accompanied by local wine, refreshments, water, and a touch of orujo cream. Joining the boat ride is optional. After the boat experience, it will be time to explore O Grove. We will take a brief tour of the harbor and the initial part of the historic center. After the guided tour, you will have 1 hour and 30 minutes to savor the wonderful Galician cuisine and explore the place at your own pace. O Grove also holds curiosities, such as an impressive collection of sculptures that will surprise you during your stay in the village. Without rushing but without stopping, we will continue towards A Toxa. Being the most famous of the Galician Atlantic islands, this island went from being a grazing area to the discovery of its beneficial thermal muds. You will learn about its evolution and experience up close why it has become a dream destination. However, this is just a taste of the surprises that this small Galician island has prepared. There will also be the opportunity to contemplate the iconic La Toxa Bridge, built in the 19th century to connect the O Grove peninsula with the island, a milestone that marked a before and after in local history. Back on the bus, we will delve into the history of the A Lanzada hermitage, where wine, the sea, and secrets that will enrich your experience to the fullest converge. Did you know that the A Lanzada hermitage has a deep relationship with the fertility and fecundity ritual, linked to the bathing of the nine waves? We have reached the moment to introduce you to a destination that has become a true tourist icon in Galicia. Our journey through the Rías Baixas from Santiago de Compostela leads us to the charming village of Combarro, where granaries and picturesque streets mesmerize visitors. The image of the granaries overlooking the sea has contributed to raising the popularity of this small gem called Combarro. And so, this fascinating excursion culminates, returning to the Galician capital. If you have any doubts about joining the Rías Baixas excursion from Santiago de Compostela and require more information, we will be delighted to provide you with all the assistance you need.

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What people are saying about Santiago de Compostela

Our guide Laura was excellent. Lots of great information about the history of Santiago and some interesting tales. The food at the end of the tour was excellent, tasty local dishes. I would recommend this tour.

Great trip for the family! Unlimited fresh muscle on the boat, probably ate 2kg per person. It is a great opportunity to learn about Galician traditions.

Enjoyed the trip, especially the boat ride with mussels and drinks, it was so delicious! The view during the boat ride is beautiful!

We had a great time and it was a lots of fun. It was worth it all the way. I highly recommend this tour

Tour maravilloso!!! Vale la pena hacerlo!!! La guía excelente!!!