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Cape Finisterre & Costa da Morte Day Tour from Santiago

1. Cape Finisterre & Costa da Morte Day Tour from Santiago

Take a day to get to know the Costa da Morte and the most rugged Atlantic coast facade in Galicia. Discover places of unique and stately beauty, such as Ponte Maceira and Muros, which has the privilege of owning an authentic marine quarter. Muros, with its beautifully restored old town, maintained its original image and now is its own sign of identity against the excesses of the coastline. The next stop is Ézaro in the extreme south of the Coast of Death. The waterfall of Ézaro is the only waterfall in Europe where fresh water pours directly into ocean. See Cape Finisterre Lighthouse, the westernmost area of Europe. Since ancient times, this place was considered by the Romans to be the end of the earth. Here you can enjoy stunning views of the cliffs, brave the waters of the Atlantic, and also take some free time for lunch in the town of Finisterre. Finally, discover another essential point, Muxía, a typical fishing village well known for its Virxe da Barca sanctuary, a baroque building built in the 11th-century chapel with a balcony facing towards the sea. Do not miss the opportunity to discover one of the most unique areas of Galicia.

Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte

2. Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte

Begin the tour with a visit to Ponte Maceira, a charming little town that is an obligatory stop for pilgrims who travel on their journey towards the “end of the world”. Admire its 14th-century bridge over the Tambre river and see the picturesque sets of medieval mills. Next, head towards the coast and enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the coast of Carnota. Drive by the beautiful coastal landmarks of Lira, Carnota Beach, Boca do Río, Mount Pindo, and Cape Fisterra. After, arrive at Ézaro, where the river Xallas falls into the sea forming a waterfall, the Ézaro waterfall, probably the most famous in Galicia and unique in Continental Europe. Continue to Cape Fisterra (Finisterre) once believed to be the westernmost point in Europe, where the lighthouse and kilometer zero (Km 0) of the Camino de Santiago is located. Here, eat lunch and get free time to walk around the town and its fishing port. Resume the itinerary and head to Muxia where you will be met here with a beautiful Sanctuary at the foot of the Atlantic and with three stones considered sacred by the Galicians. On the way back to Santiago, explore one of the largest barns on the Costa da Morte. The “Hórreo” of San Martiño de Ozón dates from the 16th century and is located next to a 12th-century Romanesque church and a small monastery now converted into a hostel for pilgrims.

Finisterre, Muxía and Coast of Death: Full-Day Cultural Tour

3. Finisterre, Muxía and Coast of Death: Full-Day Cultural Tour

Departing from Plaza Galicia at 9:00 AM, head to Pontemaceira, a medieval bridge on the way to Finisterre. Arrive at Cape Finisterre, the end of the Camino de Santiago. Enjoy lunch in the town of Finisterre, known for its delicious seafood and visit the Finisterre Lighthouse. After lunch, continue to Ézaro Village to see its beautiful waterfall and river Xallas before going to Carnota. In this small town, learn from your guide about the horreo, a typical construction in the area. On the Coast of Death, discover leftover shipwrecks while hearing about the land of legends, inhabited by Celts who left countless stories wrapped in mystery. End the tour at 06:30 pm back at the starting point.

Full-Day Tour & Boat Trip to Rías Baixas from Santiago

4. Full-Day Tour & Boat Trip to Rías Baixas from Santiago

Travel from Santiago de Compostela to the Rías Baixas on a full-day tour through the Galician region of Spain. Marked by the long seafaring traditions, get to know the Rías Baixas and O Salnés regions and understand a little more about the culture and customs of these towns bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the monumental city of Pontevedra and continue along the Pontevedra estuary towards Combarro, a picturesque town full of granaries and houses almost hanging over the sea. After getting lost in the streets of this fishing village, continue to O Grove, the seafood capital where a pleasant catamaran ride along the Arousa estuary combined with a mussels and Albariño wine tasting awaits. Learn about mussel production in the area and how the river is used as a hatchery. To end this pleasant trip you will arrive in Cambados, world famous for its Albariño wine, before arriving back in Santiago.

Santiago de Compostela: Land of Legends & Meigas Night Tour

5. Santiago de Compostela: Land of Legends & Meigas Night Tour

Face your fears on a night tour through the ancient streets of Santiago de Compostela. Learn from your guide about the city’s Catholic history in Obradoiro Square, hear tales of supernatural forces in Azabachería Square, and watch out for apparitions in Quintana Square. Begin in the Platerías Square with an introduction to the many legends about Santiago and its history that spans centuries. Admire the Romanesque buildings and uncover some well-kept secrets.  Walk to Obradoiro Square and pause to see the rectory, the city hall, and Xelmírez palace, a home to bishops and hotel to clergymen since the 12th century. Follow the path of pilgrims in the middle ages by finding their designated doorway to the cathedral in Azabachería Square. Here is where you’ll also learn the history of meigas, or witches, and the amulets that protect you from them, and of the Knight's Templar who inspired the Game of the Goose. Finish in Quintana Square, where a ghost is said to appear when night falls. Hear about the legend of Santa Compaña and practice the ritual of Queimada to ward off any evil spirits.

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What people are saying about Santiago de Compostela

What a good day trip this turned out to be. The Guide, Oscar was brilliant. His commentary was knowledgeable and funny, able to keep everyone entertaoned and engaged. The driver was very good! The stops were long enough and everyone kept to the time schedule. Lunch in Muxia was delicious and the discount voucher very welcome. The coach was clean and comfortable. Glad I went! Well worth it. Thanks for a great trip!

The experience was very nice. The guide and the transportation exceeded my expectations. I really recommend it. The only point that I think they could improve is the time spent in some stops. I think Muxia and Finisterre stop could be longer. Besides this, everything was amazing

We've been very satisfied with the trip - a great guide (told us much information not only about the places but also about culture etc.). We saw a lot of places, the trip was well organized and there was enough time to see everything we wanted and to have lunch.

Our guide was excellent. She told a lot of interesting stories about Galicia, and was funny. We enjoyed our tour with her and we had seen a lot of places in a day.

It was a nice trip with many stations, we hadn't expected it. Many Thanks