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  • Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte

    1. Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte

    Begin the tour with a visit to Ponte Maceira, a charming little town that is an obligatory stop for pilgrims who travel on their journey towards the “end of the world”. Admire its 14th-century bridge over the Tambre river and see the picturesque sets of medieval mills. Next, head towards the coast and enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the coast of Carnota. Drive by the beautiful coastal landmarks of Lira, Carnota Beach, Boca do Río, Mount Pindo, and Cape Fisterra. After, arrive at Ézaro, where the river Xallas falls into the sea forming a waterfall, the Ézaro waterfall, probably the most famous in Galicia and unique in Continental Europe. Continue to Cape Fisterra (Finisterre) once believed to be the westernmost point in Europe, where the lighthouse and kilometer zero (Km 0) of the Camino de Santiago is located. Here, eat lunch and get free time to walk around the town and its ...

    Some lovely stops included on the Costa de Morte, could have done with slightly less time at Finisterre and more time in Muxia as I felt I could have explored more there and it was quieter then finisterre

  • Rías Baixas: Guided Day Tour from Santiago with Boat Ride

    2. Rías Baixas: Guided Day Tour from Santiago with Boat Ride

    You’ll depart Santiago de Compostela at 09:15 AM by bus for a 9-hour excursion to Rias Baixas, returning at around 07:00 PM. Detailed Itinerary Pontevedra: Visit the old town of Pontevedra and discover one of the best-preserved historic centers in Galicia. Founded in Roman times it was the main engine of the region for centuries. See the ruins of Santo Domingo, the Church of the Peregrina, and other monuments on a tour of the most interesting parts of the monumental area. Combarro: Stop to admire this picturesque town that’s the perfect example of popular architecture, and features an abundance of granaries and stone crosses. Take a river boat ride with a visit to the mussel rafts and the island of Tambo. Enjoy mussels and wine onboard. Afterwards, you’ll have free time for lunch. A Lanzada Beach: This is one of the most famous beaches in Galicia. Its fine sand, 2.5 k...

    The boat ride was the highlight of the trip. Lots of mussels and wine. The tour guides were great. It was a wonderful trip.

  • From Santiago de Compostela: Lugo and Cathedrals Beach

    3. From Santiago de Compostela: Lugo and Cathedrals Beach

    From Santiago de Compostela, you will head to the wonderful city of Lugo, a city recognized by its incredible Roman wall that surrounds it. A 1.5-hour guided tour will take you around the historic center, giving to the chance to discover the famous wall, a practically intact Roman wall, the cathedral, as well as simply wander around and get lost in this old city. Afterwards, you will head to the beach of Aguas Santas, or as it is popularly known, Playa de las Catedrales (Cathedrals Beach), due to the large rock formations that evoke the flying buttresses of the Gothic cathedrals. Take advantage of the low tide to enjoy the rock formations made by the erosion of the sea. This is one of the most beautiful enclaves of Galicia!

    A well organised tour with very knowlegdegable and friendly guides. The covid sanitization measures were well thought out. Could have spent a little more time on the beach and skipped the town we went to for lunch. Though I dont know what was available as food on the beach!

  • Costa da Morte, Finisterre, and Muxía: Guided Coastal Tour

    4. Costa da Morte, Finisterre, and Muxía: Guided Coastal Tour

    Start by taking a short walk along the medieval bridge of Pontemaceira, where pilgrims cross on their way to Finisterre. Continue to the sea and your second stop at Muxía. See the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Barca and the Holy Stones. Enjoy hearing legends and stories about this place from your guide.

    Move on to the famous Lighthouse of Finisterre. Have free time to enjoy the spectacular views, enter the lighthouse, or take a photo at kilometer 0 of the Camino de Santiago. Visit the village of Finisterre and get some restaurant recommendations from your guide.

    After your meal, stop and enjoy the waterfall of Ézaro, famous for being the only waterfall in Europe that flows directly into the sea. Stop at the Hórreo de Carnota, one of the 5 largest traditional granaries in Galicia. Learn about the importance of these structures from your guide. Enjoy a final...

  • Excursion to Ribeira Sacra from Santiago de Compostela

    5. 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 buildin...

  • Santiago de Compostela: Massage Treatment

    6. Santiago de Compostela: Massage Treatment

    Enjoy a massage treatment as a great way to experience the healing power of touch and to maintain good health. You can choose a stimulating massage using special oils and creams to work on the full body. Alternatively, choose an unloading massage performed through slow and deep exercises to help improve muscle recovery, or a relaxing massage to help relieve tension and improve your mental state.  A foot reflexology session is also available. This uses a therapeutic technique based on the stimulation of certain points on the feet. This can be perfect if you have spent many days trekking the Camino de Santiago.

  • Santiago: Gastronomic Night Tour

    7. Santiago: Gastronomic Night Tour

    This Santiago night experience includes many activities to live the evening atmosphere in Santiago through restaurants, pubs and typical Queimada. You will be doing all of this with an expert local guide. The tour takes around 4-hours starting at 8:30 PM with a special tour to discover the city by night and hear about the legends and stories of spirits and witches.  At 10:00 PM, have dinner in a typical Galician restaurant tasting the most famous dishes. Dinner includes entrées, drinks and the choice of fish or meat as a main meal. At the end of the dinner, a surprise awaits you. You will experience one of the most mystical Galician experiences - Queimada, a burning drink that was, and still is, known because of its magical properties to take away the bad spirits. Afterwards, visit a typical pub in the historical town with live music and enjoy the nightlife in Santiago de Compostela (P...

    The tour on July 9, 2019 was wonderful. Our guide, Elena, was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and great fun. She presented everything in a very engaging way. We were very impressed. Elena picked a wonderful restaurant - the food was great and typical of Galicia. Afterwards, Elena prepared the queimada - a traditional Galician beverage involving magical incantations - like a true (good) witch. :) She's a great actress. Everything was perfect - a fantastic experience. Definitely to be recommended. Thank you, Elena.

  • Santiago de Compostela: Pilgrim For a Day

    8. Santiago de Compostela: Pilgrim For a Day

    Your guide will pick you up to go to the starting point of el Camino. At the beginning your local guide will explain everything related to the Camino and how to be a good pilgrim. After being driven by car to the starting point, walk like a real pilgrim to see the cathedral. Take pictures and visit the most important monuments. Continue the walk by yourself to the final point, Obradoiro Square. The guide will be waiting at the last point to receive you and celebrate with you arrival. At the end of the journey, you can decide to go to the Pilgrim's Mass or go to a bar for a drink. Your guide will also provide you with the tickets to visit the museum and the cathedral.

  • Private Tour: Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo

    9. Private Tour: Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo

    Enjoy a full-day tour with a private driver and a private guide that will make everything to give you a great experience! We pick you up and drop off at your accommodation for your best comfort. You will star by visiting Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia and one of the most important pilgrimage destinations of the world. Here you will visit the historic center, classified as a World Heritage Site and the famous Cathedral of Santiago. After that, you have the precious time(1h/1.5) for lunch and walk the streets of Santiago. After Santiago, you will travel to Viana do Castelo, where you'll see Santa Luzia Sanctuary and the historically rich city center.

  • From Santiago: 5-Day Private Tour of Northern Spain

    10. From Santiago: 5-Day Private Tour of Northern Spain

    Day 1: Santiago de Compostela Your local guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on a 4-hour visit of Santiago de Compostela, including the cathedral. Enjoy free time for lunch before the driver will picks you up and leads you for a visit to the Costa da Morte on the Galician coast. Stay overnight at your hotel. Day 2: From Santiago to Oviedo Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Santiago de Compostela and drive you towards Oviedo. On your way, discover the coastal regions of Galicia and Asturias, including the As Catedrais beach, Ribadeo, Mirador La Regalina observation deck, and the Lighthouse Cabo Vidio. Enjoy a lunch break in Cudillero. After lunch, drive to Oviedo where you will meet with your local guide and enjoy a guided visit to its old town. Sleep in Oviedo Day 3: From Oviedo to Santander Your driver will pick up you up at your hotel in Oviedo and drive y...

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What people are saying about Santiago de Compostela

The walk is fine, you can see several points of interest in a short period of time that otherwise you will also miss them. The Guide, Ana, who accompanied us was at all times attentive to our questions and with kindness she taught us things that arose at the time of the trip

An impressive excursion, I did not expect so much, and Rubén our very friendly guide explained everything in detail as well as the history of each place and corner that we visited. Without a doubt I will hire another excursion with them the day I return to Galicia.

Some lovely stops included on the Costa de Morte, could have done with slightly less time at Finisterre and more time in Muxia as I felt I could have explored more there and it was quieter then finisterre

The boat ride was the highlight of the trip. Lots of mussels and wine. The tour guides were great. It was a wonderful trip.

Excellent tour, Ruben the guide and Pepe the driver excellent, I will recommend it without any doubt