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

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

Stop at the Natural Park “A Barosa,” an oasis of peace perfect for relaxing, spending time in tranquility, and experiencing the sensations of the real and genuine Galicia: rural, calm, and away from aggressive tourism. 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. Pickup by bus at 9:15 AMArrive in Santiago at 7:00 PM

Santiago: Muros, Ezaro, Finisterre and Muxia Tour

2. Santiago: Muros, Ezaro, Finisterre and Muxia Tour

Depart Santiago de Compostela in the morning on an excursion to Finisterre and Muxia. First, take a walking tour of the old town Muros and the fishing port that is a reminder of Galician culture and tradition where the sea is the protagonist. Admire the porches, galleries, and quaint style of the homes. Visit the spectacular Ézaro Waterfall of the Xallas River, which crosses Ézaro and cascades into the sea. From a fantastic vantage point, enjoy breathtaking views of the town and coast. Discover the town of Fisterra, a popular stop on the pilgrim's route to Compostela. Visit Faro, the most important location in the Costa da Morte area. After, enjoy free time for lunch. Visit the quaint village of Muxia to see Nosa Señora da Barca, one of the most traditional marine sanctuaries in Galicia. It is said that the Virgin appeared to the Apostle James here. Next, visit the town of Ponte Maceira. Cross the medieval bridge over the Tambre River and admire the surrounding vegetation, creating an atmospheric setting. Afterward, return to Santiago de Compostela.

Santiago de Compostela: Old Town Private Tour

3. Santiago de Compostela: Old Town Private Tour

On this walking tour of the city of Santiago, discover the most important monuments and places in the city. This tour is free-form, so your tour guide will adapt each individual tour to the participants' moods and desires. The first part of the tour is focused in the main squares surrounding the Santiago Cathedral, your guide will fill you in on their histories and tell you fascinating stories that will help you to understand the significance of what you're seeing. Understand the meaning of the shells, the origin of the Botafumeiro, why the city is called Compostela, and more. The second part of the tour escapes the most touristic parts of the city to enter into the downtown area from the eyes of a local. Discover the local market, hidden squares and narrow streets while your guide gives you the best recommendations for some tapas, lunch, dinner and nightlife. Finish off the tour where it started, and let your guide help you figure out what else you'd like to do in Santiago or any other part of Galicia.

Santiago: Gastronomic Night Tour

4. Santiago: Gastronomic Night Tour

This Santiago night experience includes many activities to live the evening atmosphere in Santiago through restaurants, pubs and typical Queimada. You will be doing all of this with an expert local guide. The tour takes around 4-hours starting at 8:30 PM with a special tour to discover the city by night and hear about the legends and stories of spirits and witches.  At 10:00 PM, have dinner in a typical Galician restaurant tasting the most famous dishes. Dinner includes entrées, drinks and the choice of fish or meat as a main meal. At the end of the dinner, a surprise awaits you. You will experience one of the most mystical Galician experiences - Queimada, a burning drink that was, and still is, known because of its magical properties to take away the bad spirits.

From Santiago: Cape Finisterre and Muxía Full-Day Tour

5. From Santiago: Cape Finisterre and Muxía Full-Day Tour

Departing from Santiago, the first stop will be Muros, a traditional coastal village clearly influenced by the Galician culture and tradition. Explore the fascinating and picturesque old town, brimming with authentic restaurants and cafes. In Ézaro, catch the spectacle of the Xallas River waterfall, the only one in Europe that runs straight into the sea. Continue to Cape Finisterre, and stop by the lighthouse, the most important landmark on the Coast of Death. Its light has guided ships along this dangerous coast. Enjoy some free time for lunch. Stop in Muxía by the Sanctuary of Nosa Señora da Barca, beautifully located on the seafront. According to tradition, Our Lady appeared to the apostle St. James at this place. Enjoy the grand scenery in front of the rough Atlantic Ocean. Finisterre is the end of the ancient world: the place where pilgrims who come to Compostela meet the immensity of the ocean. The last stop before heading back to Santiago will be at Ponte Maceira, a transit point for those pilgrims that head towards Fisterra.

Welcome to Santiago de Compostela: Private Tour with a Local

6. Welcome to Santiago de Compostela: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Santiago de Compostela from a local resident eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Get familiar with the neighborhood where you are staying and learn about the best places to buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Hear about the top things to see and do, customized to your interests so that by the time you say goodbye you will feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need.

Porto: Day Trip to Santiago de Compostela

7. Porto: Day Trip to Santiago de Compostela

Portugal and Spain are well represented on this excursion to Santiago. The pickups are made between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM, and, after this, the adventure will start. First, you discover the Capital of Galicia - a very special place. Santiago de Compostela is visited by millions of people, many of them pilgrims arriving through the Camino de Santiago. A center of the Catholic faith, it is considered a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. When all the group agrees, you will have some free time so that you can have lunch and enjoy the local gastronomy. After Santiago, you will travel to Viana do Castelo, where you can find the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia and the historically rich center of the city.

Santiago de Compostela: Walking Tour with Live Guide

8. Santiago de Compostela: Walking Tour with Live Guide

Embark on a walking tour around the charming Santiago de Compostela with a live guide. Learn about the rich history, culture, and magnificent architecture from your guide as you explore this city. Enjoy this incredible tour of Santiago to experience the city like a local. We will meet at the Plaza do Obradoiro where we will learn about the fascinating history of the city, the beautiful squares around the Cathedral ( Plaza de Platerías, Plaza de Quintana y Plaza de la Inmaculada), Plaza Cervantes and the Abastos Food Market, ending the tour walking through its ancient streets.

Santiago de Compostela: Custom Private Walking Tour

9. Santiago de Compostela: Custom Private Walking Tour

Explore historic Santiago de Compostela at your own pace on a 2-hour guided tour. Whether you're into art, culture, or local legends, this Galician city has something to offer everyone. Start in Platerías Square, where you’ll hear legends about the evolution of the city and the Cathedral of Santiago through the centuries. Next, take in the facade of the Cathedral, which mixes Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque styles. Later, take a stroll through the city market, meet a mysterious cruiser, and discover the Figa and jet and what they are used for while listening to entertaining stories from your guide. Walk down the city's most emblematic streets or explore the lesser known ones, depending on the side of Santiago you wish to discover. The tour ends in Quintana Square where you'll visit the Holy Door, the place where pilgrims enter the Cathedral after their long journeys. Those who wish to enter the Cathedral can do so by purchasing a museum ticket.

From Oviedo: Half-Day Camino de Santiago Hike

10. From Oviedo: Half-Day Camino de Santiago Hike

Experience part of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route on this half-day tour. Start your tour at the Cathedral of Oviedo, a very important visiting point for pilgrims where you will learn more about the roots of the Camino de Santiago and Primitivo and the role that the Asturian kings and Oviedo played. The first part of the route leads through Oviedo city center and its outskirts. Here, learn more about Asturian culture and gastronomy before entering the beautiful Asturian countryside. You can stamp your pilgrim passport (which you'll receive at the start of the tour) in chapels and bars along the way. Follow the road through small villages along the original, hilly route that hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have taken in previous centuries. Stop along the way to sample some delicious typical Asturian snacks. The tour guide will lead you and tell you about the Camino and Asturias, but there is ample opportunity to enjoy the landscape in silence and meet fellow pilgrims in order to get a real taste of the Camino.

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What people are saying about Santiago de Compostela

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 110 reviews

It was a great experience. I loved all the places where we were, the tour guide (Martin) was very friendly, helpful and we had a lot of laughs with him. A charm!! And the fantastic boat ride. We stuffed ourselves with mussels that were delicious and a little white wine that went to the finger. In short.... I had a great time. I would repeat again.

The very complete route, very beautiful places. To improve the route, I would remove the stop at Muro and leave a little more time to eat. I would even close the price with a bar or restaurant with a closed menu so as not to go looking for a place to eat and go directly. All the best.

Adrian was very knowledgeable on history. As a local he has a passion for Santiago d C. He added some light hearted moments and variation. Recommended.

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

It is an unforgettable and essential experience. Totally recommended.