2. From Santiago: Ribeira Sacra Tour, Boat Trip & Wine Tasting
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.
At the first stop, you will enjoy one of the most interesting middle-aged villages of whole Galicia and Spain, called Castro Caldelas. You will discover its fantastic castle and amazing defensive fans, that were considered historical episodes during the late centuries and the independence war. You will have the opportunity to walk through the old town and admire beautiful temples such as the church of Our Lady of Remedies from the 19th century and experience local Galician gastronomic Culture.
Furthermore, 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 Monforte de Lemos. 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 Vicente del Pino including all its surroundings and landscapes located on the top of one of the mountains of Monforte de Lemos.
Finally, it is time to visit a local fantastic winery, expert in producing Ribeiro wine, which is of the domination of most famous origins of Galicia. Not only, but also, you will have the chance to enjoy, experience and taste up to 5 different wines varieties, produced locally from the same area.
With all that, it will definitely be your best experience visiting Ribeira Sacra and you best tour you do to this zone.