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Ribeira Sacra from Santiago: with wine tastings and Cruise

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Activity provider: Santiago Excursiones

Ribeira Sacra from Santiago: with wine tastings and Cruise

Activity provider: Santiago Excursiones

From US$ 66.81 per person

Discover the wines of Galicia on this guided tour through Spain’s Ribeira Sacra region. Stop off at winery with 5 wine tasting and historic castles. Includes cruise along the Sil River

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Sample 5 wine varietals from an exclusive cellar in Spain's Ribeira Sacra
  • Cruise along the Sil River for views of the surrounding hills and vineyards
  • Stroll the medieval streets of Castro Caldelas that have remained intact
  • Taste Galician cuisine at a 21 centuries-old town
  • Discover incredible churches and monasteries built into cliffs and precipices
Full description
Fill a day with wine, art, gastronomy, and natural beauty. Visit exclusive wine cellars for a tasting and a medieval towns 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 the medieval town of Castro Caldelas, one of the most beautiful ones of Spain. A huge medieval castle and quiet walks along small streets full of historical buildings. Fantastic views from the valleys of the Sil river can be enjoyed, and also time for a coffe break. It´s really recomendable trying the tipycal "bica" with the coffe, which is a really tasty cake. 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 spectacula viewpoints of Galicia will be waiting at the north 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. Lunch time at the main town of the area: Monforte de Lemos. There are lots of nice restaurants waiting for us and offering the best meals of this region. After lunch, guided visit to the "Mons Fortis", where the tower of Lemos and the Monastery of San Vicente are built. Learn about the region on the way to the Church of Santo Estevo. From the church, snap a photo of the commanding view over the river and vineyards. Exclusive local wine cellar visit. 5 of the varietals grown in the region will be on hand to sample. Find your favorite one!
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Local guide
  • Modern bus with air conditioning
  • Wine cellar entry
  • 5 wine varietal tasting
  • River cruise
  • Lunch at Monforte de Lemos
  • Tips
  • Castro Caldelas Castle entrance
  • Coffe at coffe break
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

Meet at the entry to the Hotel Universal at the Plaza de Galicia. Your guide will be wearing a yellow shirt and call you by name.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • In the event of dangerous weather or river conditions, the local partner reserves the right to cancel the tour and provide a full refund
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Excelente experiencia. Muy buena organización.

August 24, 2022

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Giro di due ore in catamarano e degustazione alla vinoteca, guida top.

August 23, 2022

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August 22, 2022

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Product ID: 414775