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From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte Excursion

1. 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, Finisterre. From atop of this picturesque lighthouse, 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.

Rías Baixas: Full-Day Trip with Boat Ride, Mussels, and Wine

2. Rías Baixas: Full-Day Trip with Boat Ride, Mussels, and Wine

The first stop is the Natural Park “A Barosa,” an oasis of peace perfect for relaxing, spending time in tranquillity, and experiencing the sensations of the real and genuine Galicia: rural, calm, and away from aggressive tourism. Take a walk through the vineyards of the very prestigious Albariño. You will have the opportunity to learn about the production of this excellent wine as well as engage in a tasting of three wines of the denomination Rias Baixas in good company. The next stop is the shrine of “la Lanzada.” Get a full overview of this mystical place, established in the 9th century, and take a beautiful walk. Its importance is not only related to its history, but also to its location, on the shores of one of the most beloved beaches in Galicia. This temple welcomes and offers a ritual most popular in the light of the moon, which makes it even more unique in its genre. Combarro is a picturesque village, among the most beautiful in Spain, located on the banks of the Pontevedra estuary. Cross part of the bay of Poio. All this beauty is contained on a giant rock upon which it is built, by the granaries by which it is surrounded, by the houses overlooking the sea, and by several stone crosses typical of Galicia, called Cruceiros, which are on the site. Touring the characteristic streets and squares of this place, you have the possibility of taking a real and authentic journey through time, as well as visiting an area of great ecological value. The next stop is the island of Toja, famous for the production of soap and for its hot springs, located in an area called Red Natura 2000. Discover a small museum of the old soap factory and a chapel completely covered with shells. End with a tour of the sea, during which you will admire and face directly the production of mussels, oysters, and scallops, making different stops to contemplate the watering holes. Taste steamed mussels in great quantity accompanied by one of the best local Albariño wines (Condes de Albarei) and shots of Crema de Orujo. Pickup by bus at 9:15 AM Arrive in Santiago at 7:00 PM

Rías Baixas: Guided Day Tour from Santiago with Boat Ride

3. Rías Baixas: Guided Day Tour from Santiago with Boat Ride

You’ll depart Santiago de Compostela at 09:15 AM by bus for a 9-hour excursion to Rias Baixas, returning at around 07:00 PM. Detailed Itinerary Pontevedra: Visit the old town of Pontevedra and discover one of the best-preserved historic centers in Galicia. Founded in Roman times it was the main engine of the region for centuries. See the ruins of Santo Domingo, the Church of the Peregrina, and other monuments on a tour of the most interesting parts of the monumental area. Combarro: Stop to admire this picturesque town that’s the perfect example of popular architecture, and features an abundance of granaries and stone crosses. Take a river boat ride with a visit to the mussel rafts and the island of Tambo. Enjoy mussels and wine onboard. Afterwards, you’ll have free time for lunch. A Lanzada Beach: This is one of the most famous beaches in Galicia. Its fine sand, 2.5 kilometers (about 1.5 miles) of open water, amenities, and cleanliness make it worthy of the Blue Flag year after year. Cambados: Visit the Plaza de Fefiñanes, a charming space that’s home to the 17th-century manor giving the square its name. See the arch bridge, the Church of San Benito, and a group of houses built in the popular architectural style.

From Santiago: Rías Baixas Galicia Seafood & Wine Day Tour

4. From Santiago: Rías Baixas Galicia Seafood & Wine Day Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Santiago de Compostela getting to know the best of the Rías Baixas. Immerse yourself in Albariño wine and Galician seafood. Enjoy an optional cruise along the estuary. At the first stop, take a walk and sample strains of Albariño. Learn about the production of this wonderful white wine from experts. After the visit, enjoy a tasting of 3 of its varieties. Move onward to one of the most spectacular beaches in Galicia, the beach of La Lanzada. Travel back in time to the 10th century to get acquainted with its history and legends. Next, the island of La Toja waits for you with its thermal history and interesting industrial past in making Spain's best soap. Later, get introduced to the world of shellfish breeding on an optional cruise. Sail on a route passing through countless "bateas" from where the best mussels, oysters and scallops come from. Savor all this accompanied by Albariño wine and liqueurs. Then make your way to the beautiful village of Combarro, built on a giant rock and dotted with "horreos", fishermen's houses and lots of stone crosses. Take a walk through tiny streets, squares, and an area of high ecological value. Next, it's time to breathe in one of the only places of the Low Estuaries where we can find the native Galician forest. Enjoy the native nature of Galicia by a tiny river flowing through granite rocks and full of mills and small waterfalls.

From A Coruña: Rías Baixas Day Trip

5. From A Coruña: Rías Baixas Day Trip

Visit the region of Rías Baixas on this day trip from A Coruña. Take a guided tour in the historic center of Pontevedra, visit the fishing village of Combarro, and see the natural landscapes of Illa da Toxa. Also, enjoy a boat trip with a tasting of mussels and wine. The first stop of your day trip is in Pontevedra, where you will have a walking tour of its historic center. Wander through the city's pedestrian-friendly streets and see the Church of the Pilgrim Virgin, the Ruins of San Domingo, and many more important sites. After your tour head to Combarro. Arrive at the fishing village of Combarro and be charmed as you tour its cobbled streets and see the facades of its buildings. After your tour, leave Combarro and head to Illa da Toxa. Illa da Toxa is a popular travel destination, known for the Chapel of the Shells, the soap factory, and its natural landscapes. Take another guided tour and then take a boat trip through the Ría de Arousa. During your boat trip see the mussel rafts and enjoy a tasting of local quality wine and mussels. Make a stop in O Grove and have the opportunity to taste local dishes during your free time for lunch. Afterward, head to Cambados, the capital of Albariño, and one of the most important points of the Rías Baixas. Finish your day with a visit to an Albariño wine cellar, where you will taste 3 different varieties of wine. Learn the entire process of wine elaboration, labeling, and production.

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

6. 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: Pilgrim For a Day

7. Santiago de Compostela: Pilgrim For a Day

Your guide will pick you up to go to the starting point of el Camino. At the beginning your local guide will explain everything related to the Camino and how to be a good pilgrim. After being driven by car to the starting point, walk like a real pilgrim to see the cathedral. Take pictures and visit the most important monuments. Continue the walk by yourself to the final point, Obradoiro Square. The guide will be waiting at the last point to receive you and celebrate with you arrival. At the end of the journey, you can decide to go to the Pilgrim's Mass or go to a bar for a drink.

Rias Baixas Tour from Santiago de Compostela

8. Rias Baixas Tour from Santiago de Compostela

Visit Rias Baixas, known for its winemaking traditions and stunning natural landscapes. On this 9-hour excursion, enjoy the area's art, history, wine, and succulent seafood. Stop in Pontevedra, and explore this ancient town with an official guide. Visit Combarro, a picturesque place known for its unique architecture, Galician hórreos, and charming streets. Continue to Cambados, which was designated European City of Wine 2017.

From Santiago de Compostela: Day Trip with Wine and Cruise

9. From Santiago de Compostela: Day Trip with Wine and Cruise

Fill a day with wine, art, gastronomy, and natural beauty. Visit exclusive wine cellars for a tasting and a medieval village on this guided day tour of Ribeira Sacra. Enjoy a boat ride along the Sil River between the hills where grapes are grown. Discover Galician cuisine and culture. Start your tour from the Plaza de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela. Local guides join you in the air-conditioned minibuses. 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. Drive down Sil River for a leisurely cruise. More vineyards cover the slopes along the river. Learn about Ribeira Sacra’s wine production from your guide. After the cruise, tour an exclusive local wine cellar. 5 of the varietals grown in the region will be on hand to sample. Find your favorite. On the way to Castro Caldelas, ask your guide for a tip on where to eat. They’ll help with reservations, too. Discover the town’s medieval charms and history. Stone streets ring the village’s church and castle. Take time to wander and grab a bite for lunch.   Make a stop at the Balcones de Madrid. The cliffs provide a sweeping panorama. Take a selfie to remember the trip. Before returning to Santiago de Compostela, visit the Monastery of San Pedro de Rocas. Walk through its weathered ruins. The tour will end with a return to the Plaza de Galicia.

Vigo: Bay of San Simón Mussel Farming Tour

10. Vigo: Bay of San Simón Mussel Farming Tour

Learn about mussel farming in the Vigo estuary on board a small boat with a local skipper. Sail through the Bay of San Simón to discover some of the approximately 800 farming rafts that cultivate this precious staple of Galician cuisine. Depart from the small fishing port of Cesantes, Redondela located just north of Vigo. Journey through the Bay San Simón, a space with a high ecological value and the great biodiversity of flora and fauna. Learn about the entire process of mussel cultivation, from the collection of the offspring, the unfolding, to the packaging and marketing process. On the route discover fishing techniques that are used locally, such as shellfishing afloat or the potting of famous Galician octopus and crab. Hear about significant historical events that took place in the area, such as the Battle of Rande in 1702. Pass under the majestic Rande bridge and disembark outside the old German canning factory, currently the Meirande Museum, where you will have a short guided visit.

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What people are saying about Galicia

What a wonderful day , wine tasting, waterfalls and all you can eat mussels and wine on a beautiful catamaran! Still enough time for a lovely oceanfront lunch with great recommendation from the guide! Galicia you are so beautiful!

Real nice excursion with a helpful and nice tour guide Elvio. I booked the excursion to Fisterre and Muxia, but we ended up seeing so much more places and a cascade. Wonderful experience, beautiful area. It's a must see!!!

The guide provided us with information on the walk and there was enough markers on the way to ensure it was a pleasant day. Very good tour if you wanted to experience the journey.

Perfect, wonderful English translation, pointed out many historic sites, made it doable for very elderly and novice peregrinos, mil gracias

Great trip which was excellent value for money including the boat trip with unlimited wine and mussels. I’d recommend it.