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Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

1. Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Skip the line and discover the Romanesque architecture of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela with an expert guide. Explore the Cathedral and its museum and get a better perspective of the last stop on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. Choose between the two options: 1) Guided tour of the cathedral and its museum: Admire the beautiful interiors of the Cathedral on four floors. See notable features of the Cathedral, such as the Chapel of Relics, the Royal Pantheon, the Treasury, the Chapter Library, the Botafumeiro, and the Obradoiro balcony. Learn more about the construction and destruction of the Cathedral throughout the centuries. 2) A guided visit to the roofs of the cathedral, the carraca tower, the interior of the cathedral and its museum, which is available only in Spanish. On this tour, you will get to know the Cathedral of Santiago in its entirety, touring its museum and enjoying the best views of the city from the roofs of the cathedral and the viewpoint of the Torre de la Carraca, more than 50 meters high.

From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte Excursion

2. 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.

Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral & Museum Private Tour

3. Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral & Museum Private Tour

The tour begins at the Cathedral's Museum which, along its four floors, has some of the most curious and beautiful pieces of art that can be found in these lands. The ground floor of the Museum has four rooms in which we will see remains that were found in the different archaeological excavations, the map that will help us understand the different constructions that have existed where the cathedral complex stands today, or the spectacular stone choir of Master Mateo. On the first floor we have various examples of religious iconography such as busts, statues or wooden carvings, both of the Apostle Santiago in his three versions (pilgrim, soldier and Saint), which we will tell you about, as well as different biblical characters. Upon reaching the second floor, we will leave the cloister aside to focus on the Library, with the famous Codex Calixtinus and the Chapter House. Later we will arrive at the third and last of the floors, completely dedicated to different tapestries from both the Flanders school, as well as the so-called Goya Tapestries made in the Royal Tapestry Factory of Madrid. From the balcony you can enjoy one of the best views from above of the Plaza do Obradoiro. Afterwards we will go back to the second floor to visit the cloister and from where we will directly access the Cathedral without having to wait on line. (Exception made if a special event is taking place as can be a Royal Visit of the King and Queen of Spain). We go to the temple to enjoy its different chapels, as well as the main altar, the tomb of the apostle, the Botafumeiro or the Holy Door. We make the tour according to your needs and we adapt to your preferences.

From Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour of Cies Islands

4. From Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour of Cies Islands

Get out of the city and explore the stunning Cies Islands on a day trip from Santiago de Compostela. Visit the Playa de Rodas, go for a hike in the beautiful scenery, and learn about the island on a guided tour. Meet your guide in Santiago de Compostela and board a bus to Vigo. From there, hop on board a catamaran and sail to the Cies Islands. After arriving at the islands, join your guide for a 1-hour walking tour of the island. See the stunning beaches and learn about this sliver of paradise. Next, enjoy free time to explore the island. Relax on a beach, go for a swim, or explore one of the many hiking paths. Choose a local cafe or restaurant to enjoy a meal and a drink in before returning to the catamaran. Board the boat and head back to Vigo, where you'll disembark and board a bus to return to the starting point in Santiago.

A Coruña: MEGA Beer Museum Tour with Beer and Cheese Tasting

5. A Coruña: MEGA Beer Museum Tour with Beer and Cheese Tasting

Visit the museum and active brewery Mundo Estrella Galicia (MEGA) for a guided tour. Stroll through 3,000 square meters of interactive exhibits. Learn to pour the perfect draft beer and sample a variety of beers and cheeses. Get a welcome pack and a free glass. Follow your guide through all 8 sections of the beer museum to discover the origins of beer and find out what raw materials are used to craft it. Uncover the secrets of the brewing and bottling process. Hear about how it is distributed and delve into the world of beer advertising. Learn how to pour the perfect draft beer. Finally, head over to the beer tasting area to try a flight of 5 beers that are expertly complimented with 5 cheeses.

Santiago Vip Full Experience

6. Santiago Vip Full Experience

The vip experience starts at 10:00 from Plaza de Obradoiro, where our guide will wait for you to show you all the beauty of the historic center of Santiago de Compostela; we will know its history, its squares, the wonderful gastronimic market and much more. At the end of the guided tour of the ancient city, you will have a short break and the second part of the tour will begin, visiting the Cathedral Museum and the interior of the Santiago Cathedral. A 3-hour experience in which you will get to know the city of Santiago in depth with a specialized guide.

Santiago de Compostela Private Guided Tour

7. Santiago de Compostela Private Guided Tour

Take in the major sights of Santiago de Compostela on a 2-hour guided walk. Visit the city’s best-known squares, the Cathedral, the City Hall and the Hostel of the Catholic Monarchs. Learn about the history of the Camino de Santiago and the legend of St. James. See the many symbols of the city, including the shell, the arrow and the azabache, all of which are important elements to understanding the secrets of Santiago. In addition, you’ll see the market, the university and Cervantes Square. The tour ends at the operator’s office, where you’ll be introduced to typical products from Galicia. Receive free maps, souvenirs and information about other activities.

From A Coruña: Rías Baixas Day Trip

8. 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.

Santiago de Compostela: Land of Legends & Meigas Night Tour

9. Santiago de Compostela: Land of Legends & Meigas Night Tour

Face your fears on a night tour through the ancient streets of Santiago de Compostela. Learn from your guide about the city’s Catholic history in Obradoiro Square, hear tales of supernatural forces in Azabachería Square, and watch out for apparitions in Quintana Square. Begin in the Platerías Square with an introduction to the many legends about Santiago and its history that spans centuries. Admire the Romanesque buildings and uncover some well-kept secrets.  Walk to Obradoiro Square and pause to see the rectory, the city hall, and Xelmírez palace, a home to bishops and hotel to clergymen since the 12th century. Follow the path of pilgrims in the middle ages by finding their designated doorway to the cathedral in Azabachería Square. Here is where you’ll also learn the history of meigas, or witches, and the amulets that protect you from them, and of the Knight's Templar who inspired the Game of the Goose. Finish in Quintana Square, where a ghost is said to appear when night falls. Hear about the legend of Santa Compaña and practice the ritual of Queimada to ward off any evil spirits.

Granbazán Winery: Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

10. Granbazán Winery: Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

Explore the Granbazán Winery on a guided tour that includes a tasting of its fine wines paired with typical Galician foods and the opportunity to unwind as you stroll throughout the vineyard.  Discover the origins of viticulture in the Rias Baixas as your guide leads you around the complex. See the winery and vineyards and taste the wines accompanied by a traditional Galician aperitif. Enjoy a relaxing hike through the forest, past the rivers and mill routes, as well as numerous nearby points with great architectural and cultural value. Admire the beautiful landscapes that make this winery even more special.

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What people are saying about Galicia

Diego was very informative and delight guy. He helped alot and introduced well about santiago with history and culture. He told us good spot to enjoy and it was worth to visit the spots! Thank you Diego! You are the BEST

Diego was a very competent guide. His English was very good. He was very clear in his instructions, informative and patient with demanding customers.

Fantastic, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide able to converse in English and Spanish. Tour visited all the highlights with enough free time.

Diego was an amazing guide! He explained Santiago’s history so diligently and in such a captivating manner! Thank you :)

Our guide was interesting and spoke clearly. Thanks, Tiego for bringing history to life for us!