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From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte Excursion

From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte Excursion

After getting picked up from your hotel in Santiago de Compostela, begin your journey along the Galician coast. Your first stop will be at a traditional Galician village. Here, head to the top of a Roman bridge where you can admire breathtaking views of the river. Next, head to Muxia Lighthouse, where you can visit the famous sanctuary and head to the top of the lighthouse for a unique coastal experience. Continue your tour with a visit to the region's most important lighthouse and cape, Finisterre. From atop of this picturesque cape, admire panoramic views of what was considered by the Roman's to be the end of the earth. Break for lunch in the town of Finisterre before heading to the Ezaro Waterfall, the only waterfall that arrives directly into the ocean. Later, head to Carnota, where you can see the largest horréo, an old granary suspended by pillars, in existence. Finally, head to the village of Muros, a traditional coastal village. Enjoy some free time for a coffee or stroll around the main square before heading back to Santiago.

Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte

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. Travel along the beautiful coast of the Muros e Noia estuary to the historic town of Muros. Stop here for a short visit to admire your surroundings. 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, is 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 of the Camino de Santiago is located. Here, eat lunch and take 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.

From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia, & Costa da Morte Day Trip

From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia, & Costa da Morte Day Trip

Buckle up for a whirlwind of wonder as we embark on the ultimate Galician escapade! Picture this: it’s the crack of dawn, and you’re setting off from the vibrant Plaza Galicia, primed for a day stuffed with history, mystery, and mouthwatering munchies. First stop? Pontemaceira! Imagine crossing a picturesque medieval bridge, the gateway to the awe-inspiring Cabo Finisterre. This isn’t just a bridge—it’s your portal to the past, teetering on cobbled glory. Next up, brace yourself for Muxia, where the mighty Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Boat stands tall, its stones whispering centuries-old secrets as waves crash dramatically nearby. Feel the legends seep into your soul, stirring tales of ancient pilgrims. And just when you think it can’t get any better, we’re off to Cape Finisterre—the ‘End of the Earth’ for those ancient Romans who had a flair for the dramatic. Here, catch your breath with a 180-degree panorama of the endless ocean, feeling the spiritual vibe that’s soaked this rocky haven for ages. Post-lunch, your senses will get another treat at the stunning Ézaro waterfall, a spectacle where the Xallas River dances directly into the sea. Prepare for the enchanting splash and spray—it’s a rare European gem you won’t want to miss! Still buzzing? There’s more! We’ll explore the mammoth Hórreo de Carnota, challenging you to unravel why it's so grand. Then, wander through Muros with its historic nooks and charismatic crannies, where the essence of the seafaring past lingers. Join us for not just a trip, but a full-blown festival of the senses! Discover Pontemaceira’s charms, the sanctity of Muxia, the dramatic ends at Finisterre, and beyond. Our expert guides are itching to share irresistible stories and legends that will plunge you deeper into the Celtic and Roman vibes of the region. And oh, the seafood! Prepare your taste buds for a symphony of flavors that only Galicia can offer. Grab your spot now for this not-to-be-missed Galician gala! It’s more than a journey; it’s an explosion of culture, history, and beauty waiting to be discovered. Let’s make memories that will twinkle in your mind forever. Are you in?

From Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre and Muxía Day Trip

From Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre and Muxía Day Trip

The guided day tour to Finisterre, Muxía and the Coast of Death runs along the west side of Galicia and it has 7 visits, which are discovered in 9 hours. The bus tour will start at the time you choose from the tour start options available to you at the already stipulated starting point. The Finisterre and Costa da Morte tour from Santiago de Compostela will begin with a visit to the wonderful village of Pontemaceira which, day after day, sees how pilgrims pass by who are amazed by its visual appeal full of stone and with a natural environment out of a movie. Its river, its small waterfall and its bridge of Gothic origin will transport us back in time. After enjoying Pontemaceira, it is time for Muxía. There are many reasons why we love to visit this beautiful area. From the mysticism emanating from the Sanctuary of La Barca to the visual magic of Cabo Touriñán, the westernmost point of the province of La Coruña. Back to the bus and southwest direction. Finisterre has something you will never forget. A beautiful fishing town with great local products but, above all, with views that leave their mark. Its horizon, known as Finis Terrae in the ancient world, will be one of the images you can never get out of your head. The unmistakable Finisterre lighthouse, the closest to America, was built in 1853, it has witnessed shipwrecks and stories that you should know. The tour of Finisterre and Costa da Morte from Santiago de Compostela heads to the incredible Ézaro waterfall. Coming to the light of tourists with the cycling tour of Spain, this wonder will surprise you when you see its enormous waterfall that comes from the Xallas River. If this Finisterre excursion has something, it is that the history and secrets that our guides will tell you are complemented by some places of interest to understand all the Galician traditions. The Carnota granery will lead you to understand the reason for this peculiar but functional construction. This giant granery, endowed from the 18th century, is one of the main exponents of religious power of the moment. We will get on the bus to reach the last stop of this beautiful excursion through Finisterre and Costa da Morte from Santiago de Compostela, the beautiful fishing village of Muros that, day after day, sees tourists passing by enjoying its gastronomy. You can watch the unloading of fish or go to one of the stalls. Without a doubt, a wonderful place to end an excursion that you will not forget. We will return to the bus to end our tour that will take us back to the Galician capital. If you still have doubts about taking the excursion to Finisterre and Costa da Morte from Santiago de Compostela and need more details, we will be happy to help you.

From Santiago: Finisterre Lighthouse Sunset Tour

From Santiago: Finisterre Lighthouse Sunset Tour

Experience a guided tour from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre and enjoy the most spectacular sunset at the west corner of Europe. This is an amazing tour with four stops which ends at the lighthouse of the end of the world and which also visits other three magical places. Our guide will pick up you at the meeting point and we´ll start a relaxing and amazing tour, with a lot of time to enjoy the most beatiful places of the "Costa da Morte". At our first stop we´ll discover one of the most beautiful villages of Spain, the medieval one of Pontemaceira. An amazing and hidden place known because its spectacular gothic bridge and because of being part of the Camino. The town of Muxía is one of the most spectacular places of Galician coast. It´s one of the places where thousand of pilgrims end their Camino, in front of the Atlantic Ocean and just beside the sactuary of "Virxe da Barca". This is a magical place where Vigin Mary appeared to Santiago on a stone boat. After an amazing visit we´ll arrive to the town of Finisterre, where we´ll have free time for taking a drink, a dish or for buying something to carry to the lighthouse. We will move to our last stop of the day, one of the most known places of Europe, the lighthouse of Finisterre. From there we will be able to enjoy the most spectacular sunset of Spain, the sun going down from the west corner of Spain, sharing the moment with lots of pilgrims who have finnished their Camino at the end of the world. After enjoying the sunset we´ll start our travel back to Santiago, where we´ll be dropped-off at the same place we began our tour a few hours before

From A Coruña: Costa da Morte & Cape Finisterre Day Tour

From A Coruña: Costa da Morte & Cape Finisterre Day Tour

Tour Costa da Morte and Cape Finisterre on this day trip from Coruña. Follow a route storied with lighthouses, shipwrecks, and legends. Learn about the region's history and be charmed by the Galician coast. Depart from A Coruña and head to one of the most special places on Costa da Morte, Cabo Vilan. Listen to your guide as they talk about the lighthouse's mystical traits characterized by its steep cape and the shipwrecks that have taken place there. Afterward, head to the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Barca in Muxía. This sanctuary is intimately linked with Galician culture, the sailors and people of the sea, as well as the Celts. Spend time getting to know the sanctuary as you tour its grounds. From Virgen de la Barca continue on to Finisterre, also referred to as the end of the world. See why the Celts, Romans, and pilgrims came to this place for thousands of years. Hear its legends, stories, and naval battles before breaking for lunch. Go into the town of Finisterre to enjoy the local cuisine at one of its various restaurants. After lunch, head to Ézaro Waterfall, a place of natural, scenic beauty. As your last stop on this day trip, visit one of the most characteristic monuments of Galicia, the Horreo de Carnota, and learn more about Galician culture.

From Santiago de Compostela: La Coruña and Betanzos

From Santiago de Compostela: La Coruña and Betanzos

Get ready to live an unforgettable adventure in beautiful Galicia! Our excursion starts at Plaza de Galicia, in the heart of Santiago de Compostela. From there, we'll head to the beautiful coastal city of La Coruña, where incredible views and a fascinating history await us. Our first stop will be the Tower of Hercules, the oldest Roman lighthouse in the world, offering stunning views of the majestic Atlantic Ocean! You can climb up to its viewpoint and feel like a true Roman explorer. Next, we'll embark on an exciting walking tour through La Coruña, discovering its most iconic monuments and charming streets. The Church of San Jorge, the Church of Santiago, the Mirador, the Jardin de San Carlos, and the Riazor Beach are just some of the places we'll visit on this thrilling adventure. But the fun doesn't end here! We'll head towards Betanzos, an impressive medieval city, known as the "Betanzos of the Knights". It was one of the seven provincial capitals of the former Kingdom of Galicia, and its old town is declared a Historic-Artistic Site. The city is famous for its Gothic architecture and for being the birthplace of "The Best Spanish Omelet". It's a unique opportunity to taste this delicious dish, which is contested every year in a competition featuring expert chefs from all over Spain. Don't miss the chance to experience a unique adventure in Galicia. Book now and discover the beauty, history, and delicious cuisine of these two impressive cities!

Masaje relajante con piedras volcanicas

Masaje relajante con piedras volcanicas

Masaje Relajante completo cabeza, brazos, piernas y espalda con aceite de almendra Relajante y piedras volcánicas, descontracturante, el masaje dura aproximadamente 1hora. Nuestras masajistas les proporcionara albornoz y toalla. Acompañado de infusión antiestrés, en instalaciones desinfectadas y cuidadas. Asesoramiento de nuestras masajistas, en todo momento les facilitaran la información necesaria. Nuestro salón de Masaje está ubicado en el Hotel Ancora. Disponen de una zona de ducha por si les apetece ducharse antes.

Fisterra: Private Guided Walking Tour

Fisterra: Private Guided Walking Tour

During this private visit we will visit the town of Finisterre and we will reveal stories of shipwrecks, sailors, how the boats are different and what has forged the character and history of this "recuncho" of Galicia. Of course there will also be time to talk about the Camino de Santiago. Did you know there is a Camino that does not reach Compostela, but starts from there towards Fisterra? After visiting the church of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso we will go to the Castle of San Carlos, but not before talking about the typical fishing villages of the Costa da Morte, the Coast of Death. You will find out why it has such a terrorific reputation and is known by this nickname. Have you ever seen a fish market where fish is auctioned after being discharged at port? The Playa da Ribeira is another point of interest located in the town's center where the old fortress of Castillo de San Carlos as a witness. We will recall famous shipwrecks known worldwide that occurred in the area and the ecological damage caused. At the end, last but not least, your guide will give you recommendations and suggestions to get the most out of your stay in Fisterra. There are still many places to go and many places to enjoy the famous Galician gastronomy and wines.

5-day Private Tour Northern Spain (from Bilbao or Santiago)

5-day Private Tour Northern Spain (from Bilbao or Santiago)

Day 1: Santiago de Compostela Your local guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on a 4-hour visit of Santiago de Compostela, including the cathedral. Enjoy free time for lunch before the driver will picks you up and leads you for a visit to the Costa da Morte on the Galician coast. Stay overnight at your hotel. Day 2: From Santiago to Oviedo Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Santiago de Compostela and drive you towards Oviedo. On your way, discover the coastal regions of Galicia and Asturias, including the As Catedrais beach, Ribadeo, Mirador La Regalina observation deck, and the Lighthouse Cabo Vidio. Enjoy a lunch break in Cudillero. After lunch, drive to Oviedo where you will meet with your local guide and enjoy a guided visit to its old town. Sleep in Oviedo Day 3: From Oviedo to Santander Your driver will pick up you up at your hotel in Oviedo and drive you towards Santander. On the way, stop to visit the Holy Cave of Covadonga and basilica followed by a lunch break in Llanes. Take a scenic drive through San Vicente de la Barquera and stop in Comillas to enjoy a guided visit to the El Capricho de Gaudí. Sleep in Santander. Day 4: Santander and Santillana del Mar Your guide will pick you up at your hotel to show you the nice city of Santander and its bay on a 3-hour tour. Take a lunch break in Santander, after which you will go to one of the nicest villages in Spain, Santillana del Mar. Enjoy some time to walk around and visit the Neo-Cave of Altamira in the Altamira Museum. Day 5: Santander to Bilbao Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Santander and drive you towards Bilbao. Meet with your local guide and enjoy a guided tour of the city and a 4-hour visit to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Take a lunch break in Bilbao and have free time to visit the so-called "Hanging Bridge" linking Portugalete and Las Arenas. The final drop-off will be at your hotel in Bilbao where the tour will end.

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4.7
(1,764 reviews)

Excellent tour. Ash, our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, and punctual. The tour brought us to places we had no previous knowledge of and which we really enjoyed. After walking the 800 km Camino Frances is was lovely to be taken to see all these additional sites. Ample time was given to look around and appreciate the different areas while at the same time not too much time in any one place. I would definitely recommend this tour.

We really enjoyed the trip. The only thing was that we booked the trip in German and the guide only spoke Spanish at first. But then she made an effort to at least translate the whole thing into English!

Very beautiful and interesting excursion; it was truly a full day, which gave us the opportunity to get to know this coastal part of Galicia. The friendly and prepared guide.

The guide is very good. Clear explanations and details that show that you like your job. If we remember correctly, ALexander was his name. Highly recommended. THANK YOU!

The Galicia Travels agency was really top and also gave us good advice for lunch and dinner