Private tour

Santiago de Compostela: Essential Old Town Private Tour

4.7 / 5

37 reviews

Activity provider: Walkin & Eatin Galicia

Santiago de Compostela: Essential Old Town Private Tour

Activity provider: Walkin & Eatin Galicia
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From US$ 60.96 per person

Likely to sell out

Join this 2-hour walking tour and learn all about the squares surrounding the Santiago Cathedral, and then explore the off-the-beaten-path parts of the downtown area with a funny and friendly guide.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Galician, Portuguese
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the secrets of the city of Santiago de Compostela
  • Admire stunning close-up views of the Cathedral
  • Learn about the history of the town and its main symbols: Camino, shells, Compostela...
  • Get to know the best places for lunch, drinks and tapas
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Walking tour
  • Local private guide
  • NO Access to monuments (if you want a guided visit inside the Cathedral's museum and Cathedral, you can book our other tour offered).
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
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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Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide in the center of the Obradoiro Square. They will be holding a blue umbrella.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The tour takes place rain or shine
  • Santiago may be rainy and cold, please check the weather forecast in case you need to bring a raincoat or umbrella
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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We had a great experience. Overall, Simon was our guide and he was great. His English is fluent, excellent (which is not so common for Spanish people). In the end of the tour, he gave us many Gastronomic tips in Santiago, which helped us to get along in the city.

February 7, 2020

Notre guide merichele nous a appris plein de choses intrressant sur st jacques de compostelle. Elle connait bien sa ville et son histoire. Elle a pu répondre a toutes nos questions. Je recommande vivement de faire cette visite de ville av un guide, car riche en histoire.

August 13, 2021

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Meri was very informative,not a moment wasted. Tour made the visit to the city much more interesting and meaningful.

September 16, 2021

Product ID: 159047