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

1. 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

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!

A Coruña: 4-Hour Guided City Walking Tour with Food Tasting

3. A Coruña: 4-Hour Guided City Walking Tour with Food Tasting

Immerse yourself in Galician culture in A Coruña and enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour through the city. Visit famous landmarks and sample traditional cuisine along the way. Start your walking adventure in the heart of the city and visit highlights like the Marina, the Méndez Núñez Gardens, and the María Pita Square. Make a turn and enter the San Carlos Gardens. Stop here to capture amazing photos at the viewpoint. Pass the Santiago church, the San Agustín Market, Riazor, and hear the history from your local guide. Next, prepare for some food tasting. Stop in a traditional Galician restaurant to enjoy the authentic flavors of the region. Continue to the incredible Tower of Hercules, the only working Roman lighthouse in the world. Explore the tower and admire the spectacular ocean views from inside. After the tour, feel free to ask your local guide for recommendations on restaurants and attractions in the city.

Pontevedra: Galician Cooking Class with Chef Instructor

4. Pontevedra: Galician Cooking Class with Chef Instructor

Enjoy a hands-on cooking class and cookery workshop at a local chef's kitchen in Pontevedra and savor the fruits of your labor over a 3-course lunch. Learn the secrets of local seafood recipes that the chef inherited from her grandmother. Meet your friendly chef in a beautiful quinta (Spanish estate) overlooking the sea. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with local cheese before starting the workshop. Select seasonal ingredients to prepare and cook an authentic Galician meal. Learn the history and curiosities of of the food produced. Prepare a starter, main dish and a dessert to enjoy at the end of your class. Enjoy a glass of Albariño wine while you prepare your delicious recipes. Finish your class by sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your hard work over lunch, served with plenty of wine. Typical menu: • Tuna pie • Clams with codium seaweed • Steamed mussels • Seafood soup rice • Santiago cake

Rias Baixas Tour from Santiago de Compostela

5. 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.

Santiago: Gastronomic Day Tour

6. Santiago: Gastronomic Day Tour

Discover the secrets of Santiago de Compostela on this walking tour. This experience will take around 4-hours with different activities. Have a walking tour around the city and visit the historical town (Zona Vieja) and Alameda Park with the best views of the cathedral. Then, enjoy appetizers at a famous restaurant called A Moha, in Rúa Nova, where you will try the most delicious Spanish omelette in the city with Galician wine or beer (soft drinks are also available such as soda, juice and water). Lunch in a typical Galician restaurant with one of the most famous Galician dishes known as "Pulpo á feira" (Galician octopus). Visit inside the Cathedral of Santiago and see the saint’s grave, hug the main sculpture of Saint James and walk around its chapels. Afterwards, have coffee at the Airas Nunes, the best place in town for chocolate cake.

Coruña: Galician Tapas Walking Tour to La Pescadería

7. Coruña: Galician Tapas Walking Tour to La Pescadería

Located on the Atlantic coast, you can enjoy Galician cuisine with different and varied tapas. You will be able to visit the old neighborhood of La Pescadería, where the fishing port used to be and which has now become the leisure and culture center of the city. The tour consists of walking down Calle Galera y Barrera going to the most famous taverns and bars where the locals usually go to find some good tapas. NOTE: Not suitable for vegetarians or vegans (in Coruña it is very difficult to find a variety of tapas that do not include some type of meat, but you can write to us without problem so that we can recommend veggie places).

From Oviedo: Half-Day Camino de Santiago Hike

8. From Oviedo: Half-Day Camino de Santiago Hike

Experience part of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route on this half-day tour. Start your tour at the Cathedral of Oviedo, a very important visiting point for pilgrims where you will learn more about the roots of the Camino de Santiago and Primitivo and the role that the Asturian kings and Oviedo played. The first part of the route leads through Oviedo city center and its outskirts. Here, learn more about Asturian culture and gastronomy before entering the beautiful Asturian countryside. You can stamp your pilgrim passport (which you'll receive at the start of the tour) in chapels and bars along the way. Follow the road through small villages along the original, hilly route that hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have taken in previous centuries. Stop along the way to sample some delicious typical Asturian snacks. The tour guide will lead you and tell you about the Camino and Asturias, but there is ample opportunity to enjoy the landscape in silence and meet fellow pilgrims in order to get a real taste of the Camino.

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What people are saying about Galicia

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 10 reviews

It was great to be on the road as a small group (6 people in total). Antonio, our guide provided us with interesting details during the drive. Lunch at a local restaurant was also good and plentiful. There was enough time to soak up the atmosphere of this very special place.

Amazing value for money. The all you can eat mussels and wine boat trip was worth it in its own right. Lovely guide. Great stops. Wonderful experience

Elvio was outstanding. Apparently it is dry but it has its point of humor that makes the excursion more enjoyable.

Very good experience in everything. The guide Alexis was very helpful. I would repeat one more time.

Hotel pick-up was punctual. Extremely professional and efficient. All very pleasant.