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Rías Baixas: Boat Trip, Mussels, Wine, and Winery Visit Tour

1. Rías Baixas: Boat Trip, Mussels, Wine, and Winery Visit Tour

Stop at the Natural Park “A Barosa,” an oasis of peace perfect for relaxing, spending time in tranquility, 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. 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.  Next, stop at the shrine of “la Lanzada.” Get a full overview of this mystical place, established in the 9th century, and take a beautiful walk. Cross part of the bay of Poio, and see beauty contained on a giant rock upon which it is built. See the granaries that surround it, the houses overlooking the sea, and the several stone crosses typical of Galicia, called Cruceiros, which are on the site. Tour the characteristic streets and squares of this place, and have the possibility to take a real and authentic journey through time, as well as visit an area of great ecological value.  Next stop at 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 AMArrive in Santiago at 7:00 PM

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

2. 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.

O Grove: Pescanova Biomarine Center Museum Tickets

3. O Grove: Pescanova Biomarine Center Museum Tickets

Dive into the world of aquaculture with this skip-the-line ticket to the Nueva Pescanova Biomarine Center Museum in O Grove. Experience interactive exhibits where you can hear what different underwater species sound like and view octopuses and turbot fish.  Learn about the main operations of the Nueva Pescanova Biomarine center. Board modern vessels to learn about the fishing, farming, processing, and marketing of seafood products. Find out how they guarantee sustainability on their vessels. Uncover the importance of marine ecosystems for life on earth and hear about the problems that the seas and oceans face in the future. See a self-contained and self-sufficient ecosystem invented by NASA. Walk thorugh the "Farming the Sea" exhibit to learn about the benefits of aquaculture and how to ensure a responsible and sustainable aquaculture practice. Step back in time as you find out the main milestones of more than 5,000 years of aquaculture history. Admire graphic murals that mix illustration with animation or an interactive aquarium that provides information on 580 farmed species. This interactive system even allows you to launch the fish into the water from the control station. Visit an underwater laboratory and be introduced to the different technologies used in aquaculture like hydrophones and aquatic drones. Select marine species that you want listen to. See how oxygen, temperature, and the PH balance of the water can be measured using different sensors. Answer your burning aquaculture questions as you find out how Artificial Intelligence and Big Data are used in aquaculture to ensure animal welfare. Enjoy a 360º virtual reality experience and head to the research center to see octopuses and turbot swim. Finally, delve into the health benefits of seafood consumption in an interactive way.

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What people are saying about O Grove

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 209 reviews

The fantastic trip, punctual and comfortable. We were 4 people and they gave us 2 bottles of wine and 3 trays of mussels. The explanation about the punt has been extremely funny. The content of the guide is super useful and allows you to know how its estuaries work, especially the Arousa estuary.

A phenomenal excursion, the day is used with different visits to which one is better, from the winery where the girl who guides is a charm, through the mussel madness and visit the beautiful Cambarros and the waterfall for a refreshing finale.

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!

Excellent, very pleasant, the guide was very good, good communication and knowledge of the area. The experience on the catamaran was very good, the attention, food, drink, everything was very good.

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