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Ribeira Sacra from Santiago: with wine tastings and Cruise

1. Ribeira Sacra from Santiago: with wine tastings and Cruise

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!

Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

2. Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

Discover 2 beautiful cities of southern Europe on a full-day sightseeing tour from Porto, crossing the border into Spain to explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, and returning via Valença do Minho. One of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the world, Santiago is best known for the Caminhos de Santiago (St. James Way) pilgrim trail following the cult of St. James. Upon arrival, you will visit the magnificent 11th-centuty cathedral, dedicated to the apostle. Originally built in a Romanesque style, today the cathedral is an amalgam of harmonious influences. You will have the opportunity to attend mass if you wish, and there will be free time for lunch and a stroll in the UNESCO World Heritage city center. In the afternoon, drive back to Porto, stopping at Valença do Minho, an historical village in the north of Portugal, located right on the border between Portugal and Spain. Valença was important during the middle ages, with a privileged view to the line boarder it was several times harassed by Spain. Being also part of "Caminhos de Santiago". The city is dominated by the fortress of two tours and a double wall projected in Vouban Style - a well known Engineer and French military architect. Enjoy your return by visiting this amazing historical village!

Santiago de Compostela: Walking Tour of the Old Town

3. Santiago de Compostela: Walking Tour of the Old Town

See the most important monuments and places in Santiago de Compostela with a local guide ensuring that you miss nothing. Discover the secrets of the traditional market, hidden squares and narrow streets on this exciting walking tour.  Stroll to the main squares surrounding the imposing Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. Listen as your guide tells you fascinating stories that will help you to understand the significance of what you see.  Enjoy the bustle of a traditional market, and let your guide show you hidden squares and narrow streets. Listen as your guide fills you in on the best places to have tapas, shellfish, and octopus before finishing the tour at Fonseca's Palace, beside the Obradoiro square.

Porto: Day Trip to Santiago de Compostela

4. Porto: Day Trip to Santiago de Compostela

Portugal and Spain are well represented on this excursion to Santiago. The pickups are made between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM, and, after this, the adventure will start. First, you discover the Capital of Galicia - a very special place. Santiago de Compostela is visited by millions of people, many of them pilgrims arriving through the Camino de Santiago. A center of the Catholic faith, it is considered a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. When all the group agrees, you will have some free time so that you can have lunch and enjoy the local gastronomy. After Santiago, you will travel to Viana do Castelo, where you can find the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia and the historically rich center of the city.

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As a person who has English difficulty, I thought it might be a rather unstable choice. I participated in the tour because I had a dream of going on a pilgrimage to Santiago and I really wanted to visit Valença. A private tour involving a woman from Poland and only two people was as pleasant and good as it could be. Most of all, the guide, Daniel & Joana's careful consideration and wit, even in a moving car, It was enough to make everyone happy during lunch. From the stories and history of Portuguese culture and life... Unlike what I was worried about before I left, Daniel's accurate pronunciation and the speed of words that were considerate of me were perfect. Above all, I could feel Daniel's sincere consideration for me, so I could immerse myself in the tour. Just in case you're alone... not good at English... If you're worried or hesitant, Please participate without hesitation. From the expressions of pilgrims arriving at Santiago de Compostela, You feel passion and fulfillment.

A long day but a fantastic, amazing day tour with Daniel at the helm. His commentary, interest in assisting us any way possible and driving ability were all exemplary. Liked every aspect of the tour and enabled me to accomplish a long held desire to see the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. Very much enjoyed my exploring around this ancient, interesting town. The added stops were well worth the visit too. Marvellous day out. Highly recommended.

Our guide Norno (spelling?) was excellent. Very knowledgeable, personable and helpful - especially as we visited Santiago de Compostela on a Sunday when the queues for entering the cathedral were long. His passion for history and connection to place was infectious. A great command of English.

Fue una experiencia maravillosa, nuestro guía André Vidal conocía la historia y todos los datos importantes, siempre muy amable y alegre. Un tour 100 por ciento recomendado.

The trip was great, the guide Francisco has explained many things to us about the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Thanks.