Santiago de Compostela Full Day Tour

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Highlights:

Experience the traditional Pilgrim Mass at Santiago de Compostela which has been held since the Middle Ages

Marvel at the historical and achitectural beauty the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral has to offer

Visit the Santiago de Compostela Historical Center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site

Also marvel at the Viana do Castelo Cathedral, built in the first half of the 15th Century

Explore Viana do Castelo downtown which is home to one of the main ports from which Portuguese explorers set sail to embark on their discoveries

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  • Santiago de Compostela Full Day Tour

    Live guide: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

    Duration: 10 hours

    Starts at meeting point, pick-up at hotel possible ( More details, Show on map)

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Overview:

Discover the historic city of Santiago de Compostela during this interesting and dynamic day trip from Porto. Experience the wonder of this traditional landmark for religious pilgrims, and visit the city's old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Description:

Relax as you are personally collected from your hotel in Porto at 8.00 am and depart immediately for Santiago de Compostela. At 11.00 am you will experience the famous Pilgrim Mass. This special mass is held each day to recognize the pilgrims who have travelled along the Way of St. James to arrive at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. You will have the chance to be a part of a historical ceremony that has been taking place since the 9th Century. At the beginning of the mass it is traditional for the home country and starting point of all the pilgrims to be announced.

Following the mass you will get a chance to learn more about the historic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela which is dedicated to St James, one of Jesus’ apostles, and is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site.

After immersing yourself in the history and architectural beauty of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela you will journey to Viana do Castelo which is set beautifully on the north bank of the Lima River estuary. Expect to see many fine historical buildings and renaissance architecture during your visit.

You will also have the opportunity to marvel at the Sé Cathedral, a large fortress constructed in 1150 A.D. by Afonso Henrigues, which is the burial place for Lisbon’s patron saint – St Anthony.

What's Included:

• Guided tour
• Visit to Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
• Visit to Viana do castelo Sé Cathedral

What's Not Included:

• Lunch
• Meals and drinks
• Personal expenses
• Tips and gratuities
• Optional activity costs

Good to Know:

• Tour can be cancelled due to technical reasons, weather conditions, maintenance and other.
• This tour must have at least 2 people to be able to go ahead.

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  • Rating: 4 “Our guide, Maria was very nice.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Kyoto, Japan on November 23, 2012 If we could have a little bit more company showing us around the city giving us more information , it would be great.
    However, the way back was great!


  • Rating: 4 “Good tour , wonderful tour guide”

    Reviewed by John from Summit, United States on November 5, 2012 Thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Santiago de Compostela and the visit to Vaina do Costello on the way back. Our tour guide Claudia was a pleasure to have.My only complaint was we could have used an hour more in Santiago.


  • Rating: 5 “splendido tour guida eccezionale!”

    Reviewed by AGATA from SANT ALFIO, Italy on August 21, 2013 giornata eccezionale, ´splendido tour guida eccellente! Consiglio a tutti di fare questo tour com questa splendida agenzia

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