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Excursion to Ribeira Sacra from Santiago de Compostela

1. Excursion to Ribeira Sacra from Santiago de Compostela

Depart Santiago by bus at 8:30 AM and head north to the province of Orense, where your guided tour through the Ribeira Sacra will begin. Discover how the name of this region, which means Sacred Riverbank, comes from the Middle Ages when many monasteries were scattered across the slopes of these rugged landscapes. Upon arrival, board a catamaran that will take you through the River Sil canyons. For 1.5 hours, enjoy the characteristic landscape of the area, and see the enormous walls that rise up to almost 500 meters high. During the cruise, have the opportunity to sample some traditional wine. Then, disembark and continue towards some of the viewpoints in the northern part of the Ribeira Sacra. After admiring these views, visit the San Esteban de Ribas de Sil monastery. The monument is currently used as a Parador Nacional de Turismo, known as a luxury hotel located in a historic building, and still preserves several elements from the original building. Take some free time for lunch in Luintra. Next, stop in Orense's historic center, which holds importance in Galicia for its thermal baths. Walk through its cobbled streets and discover the secrets of its famous bridges. Finally, end the day with return transport to Santiago by around 6:30 PM.

Ourense: Guided Tour and Ticket to Ourense Cathedral

2. Ourense: Guided Tour and Ticket to Ourense Cathedral

Explore the secrets of the Ourense Cathedral with this ticket and tour with an official guide. Hear about the legends and stories surrounding this majestic Cathedral and view the museum of relics. Watch as your guide points out facinating details in the interior.  Meet your guide at the Cathedral of San Martiño and delve into the history of the site where the church was built while admiring its complete exterior. Appreciate the full range of architectural styles that make up the final product and snap some pictures.  Head inside and take the time to see little details while listening to myths and tales about the church. Head to the museum of relics to see items like the Treasure of San Rosendo. Take a look at the archway Pórtico del Paraíso and the Gothic dome.  Take in the flamboyant style of the high alter and visit the baroque chapel of the famous Santo Cristo. After your tour, have the chance to climb the bell tower and marvel at the views. 

Ourense: Private Walking Tour with Guide

3. Ourense: Private Walking Tour with Guide

Are you one of those who have their own marked itinerary? There is a specific area of the city that you are especially interested in knowing? Then a private tour is the perfect option for you. If you just want to get to know the city and its most important parts and HIstory and have no particular choice, no problem either, we have a route that gathers the most interesting details and places. You choose the day and the hour. You will have the opportunity to visit one of the only inclined main squares in all of Europe, lose yourself among the charming stalls of the Mercado de Abastos and visit one of the most famous monuments in the city to discover its numerous properties, Las Burgas. All this while you learn about the past of the city and its evolution to the present, one of the main cities of Galicia. And of course, you can also visit the Cathedral of Ourense and find out about all the legends and stories that surround it. We will lose ourselves in the streets of wines, famous for their restaurants and tapas bars where we can see first-hand the fame of Galician gastronomy. You will be guided by an officially licensed professional guide the resides in Ourense so for sure there is no missing out on anything.

Ourense: 2-Hour Private City Walking Tour

4. Ourense: 2-Hour Private City Walking Tour

Admire the most iconic monuments in Ourense and hear the fascinating history and city legends behind every turn from your expert guide. Start your walking adventure at the incredible Las Burgas. Marvel at the ancient Roman 'hot springs' where you can still bathe today. Explore the old town and the Plaza Mayor. Here, admire some of the most iconic buildings in Ourense, such as the Town Hall, the Episcopal Palace, and one of the first churches in the city: the Santa María Madre. Make a stop at the spectacular Cathedral of Ourense, famous for its dome and recognized as an outstanding example of Galician gothic architecture. Continue to the Mercado de Abastos to see local foods before heading to the Plaza del Padre Feijoo, home to several modernist buildings such as the Diputación. Finish your tour at the famous San Francisco Cemetery, and feel free to ask your guide for any recommendations.

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What people are saying about Ourense

Had an excellent trip to Ribeira de sacra while visiting Santiago de Compostela. Lots of different things to see and had an excellent guide called Roy who was extremely knowledgeable and made the trip so interesting.

Very beautiful and delightful excursion into the nature of the Ribeira Sacra, which went from one highlight to the next. Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide and a safer friendly bus driver.

A very nice, enjoyable and fun excursion, my most sincere congratulations especially for the attention of our guide Sonia who was super nice and with unusual knowledge. Thank you

magnificent. The route is beautiful. Sonia, the guide, is 10 points (professional, educated, affectionate and attentive). That's how I like to travel.

Change visit to Orense first thing in the morning. After lunch it's too hot to appreciate all there is to see