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Things to do in O Grove, Spain

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Ría de Arousa: Boat Ride to Mussel Farm with Tasting

1. Ría de Arousa: Boat Ride to Mussel Farm with Tasting

Embark on a cruise in the Rías Baixas and learn how mussels are cultivated on this guided tour of a mussel farm with tastings. Disembark from the Port of O Grove and cruise along the picturesque Ría de Arousa. Visit the cultivation parks (also known as Bateas) with a guide, where you'll discover how mussels, oysters, and scallops are farmed. Back on board, enjoy a tasting of steamed mussels, accompanied by wine, water, or soft drink, all while you explore the bottom of the sea through the boat's underwater vision.

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

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

Stop at O Grove Town, the perfect village for spending time in tranquility, and experiencing the sensations of the real and genuine Galicia. Enjoy the rural atmosphere away from tourism and have a pleasant break and Galician meal. 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.

O Grove: Ría de Arousa Catamaran Tour with Seafood Lunch

3. O Grove: Ría de Arousa Catamaran Tour with Seafood Lunch

Explore the O Grove coast aboard a catamaran with a large deck. Savor fresh seafood paired with a glass of wine, water, and soft drinks. Stop at a pristine beach for a refreshing dip in the sea.  Board the spacious and modern boat in O Grove. Settle in and enjoy views of the city as you depart on the Ría de Arousa saline estuary. Keep an eye out for the large variety of seabirds that frequent this lush landscape.  Sit down to a lunch packed full of local flavors. Feast on steamed mussels, oysters with vinaigrette sauce, and shellfish rice. Savor a healthy dessert of seasonal fruits like juicy melon.  Anchor at the edge of a magnificent beach on the coast of O Grove. Admire the views or hop in the water for a swim in the sea. Return to your meeting point in O Grove at the end of your tour. 

From A Coruña: Rías Baixas Day Trip

4. 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.

O Grove: Illa da Toxa Tourist Train Tour

5. O Grove: Illa da Toxa Tourist Train Tour

Enjoy a relaxing tourist train ride starting at O Grove port. Drive through the main streets of this fishing town and learn about its history. Cross over to Illa da Toxa, an island that is renowned for its mineral waters with medicinal properties. See a chapel decorated with the shells of scallops. Hop onto the tourist train at the port of O Grove, sit back, and go for a ride around the town. Learn about the town's history and enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Finish up your tour of the main streets, then cross the bridge over to Illa da Toxa. Explore the interior of this island, famous for its many luxury hotels and thermal baths. Pass by San Caralampio Chapel, which is covered entirely with scallop shells. Finally, finish your tour of the island and return to O Grove.

O Grove: Mussel Boat Trip with Mussel Tasting

6. O Grove: Mussel Boat Trip with Mussel Tasting

The Ría de Arousa is a region rich in beautiful landscapes, but also very rich in terms of fishing, shellfishing and aquaculture. The maritime excursion through the Ría de Arousa, continuously helped by a guide, shows you the activity in the unique rafts, mussel, oyster and scallop farm parks. This boat trip of 1 h. and 15 minutes approx. It will introduce us to the different forms of traditional fishing that we have in the Rías Baixas, an underwater view of the mussel strings in the raft or the seabed of the Ría de Arousa. This trip on a catamaran or also the famous swallows, is better known as the "mussel boat", leaving from the Port of Ribeira, has its finishing touch with an abundant tasting of steamed mussels and local wine or soft drink.

From Pontevedra: Rías Baixas Walk, Wine, & Food Tasting

7. From Pontevedra: Rías Baixas Walk, Wine, & Food Tasting

This tour is prepared for those travelers who stay in the Rías Baixas and decide to get to know this beautiful area together with an official guide in a high-quality tour and without worrying about the car. This area is known for being a very popular place in summer, where all visitors visit its beaches, its wineries and take boat trips. They will do all this and much more in this itinerary designed to fully discover the secrets that this area hides. Pontevedra is undoubtedly one of the must-see places in the Rías Baixas, and an exemplary city thanks to its pedestrianization. In this visit the guide will take us to the Church of the Pilgrim Virgin, Ruins of San Domingos, and other places of relevance. From here we head to Combarro. What would a visit to the Rías Baixas be like, without knowing Combarro, a fishing village par excellence, with its beautiful granaries near the sea, its small cobbled streets and its beautiful facades, details that make Combarro an idyllic place. Leaving Combarro, we go to Illa da Toxa, one of the best-known enclaves within national tourism, where its Chapel of the Shells and its soap factory stand out, as well as the great beauty of its natural landscapes. In this place, after taking a guided tour, we will take a boat trip along the Ría de Arousa to see, among other things, the mussel rafts, something of great importance for the people of the area. On this boat we will enjoy a tasting of high quality wine and mussels. If the walk, the wine and the mussels have not been enough, we will make a stop in O Grove, where travelers will have the opportunity to try local dishes, and taste the rich gastronomy of the area, since we will have free time for lunch. With a full stomach and charged batteries, we will head to Cambados, the capital of Albariño, and one of the most important points of the Rias Baixas, knowing its origin, and touring this wonderful town. To finish and as the perfect end to this incredible day, we will visit an Albariño wine cellar where we will learn about the entire production, labeling and production process. We will also participate in the tasting of 3 of its varieties. After all this we will set out to return customers to their point of origin.

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What people are saying about O Grove, Spain

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 415 reviews

A spectacular experience. An unbeatable atmosphere, both by the other attendees and by the crew. The incredible walk and the class describing the environment of the estuary and the mussel breeding, great. Instructional for children and adults. By the way, the mussels are exquisite and to fill up. A 11/10

Great trip for the family! Unlimited fresh muscle on the boat, probably ate 2kg per person. It is a great opportunity to learn about Galician traditions.

Very well organized and the boat trip was a lot of fun. I recommend it

Tour maravilloso!!! Vale la pena hacerlo!!! La guía excelente!!!

This is a treasure and an experience worth having.