1. From Santiago: Ribeira Sacra History & Art Trip with Cruise
Fill a day with wine, art, gastronomy, and natural beauty. Visit an amazing monastery, magical viewpoint and a medieval town on this guided day tour of Ribeira Sacra. Enjoy a boat ride along the Sil River between the hills where grapes are grown , sometimes at vertical cliffs. Discover Galician cuisine and roman & celtic culture. Start your tour from the Plaza de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela. Local guides join you in the air-conditioned minibuses. First stop will take place at an small valley just beside the Sil River, where we´ll find an small dock between a huge oak forest and vineyards. Driveing down Sil River valley for a leisurely cruise. More vineyards cover the slopes along the river, sometimes at vertical cliffs. Thats the reason for the name "heroic viticulture", done along centuries at this valleys. The guide will explain a lot of interesting things about this special wine production systems. One of the most spectacular viewpoints of Galicia will be waiting at the south side of the Sil River. Amazing views of vineyards wich have been built at impossible places, and the Sil River, always quiet. Views of many kilometers of chessnut and oak forests, vines and very tiny villages. Discover the oldest monastery of Galicia!, first monks arrived there on VI th Century and lived into a cave. Now, the cave and the monastery of San Pedro de Rocas can be visited and there we´ll find an interesting museum with a lot of interesting history and stories about the area, the way of living of the monks and typical jobs of the Ribeira Sacral Lunch time at the most beautiful town of the province and one of the most spectacular ones of Spain: Allariz. There are lots of nice restaurants waiting for us and offering the best meals of this region. After lunch, guided visit to the old town of Allariz, where we´ll find tiny streets, beautiful squares and spectacular medieval buildings, all it crossed by a beautiful river with a medieval bridge. Allariz has lot of history and it has lot of interesting traditions. The town has been used many times for filming important movies because of the beauty of its streets, buildings and squares.