Explore one of the most important pilgrim sites in Europe on a 10-hour tour to Santiago de Compostela from Porto. On your return enjoy a visit to Valença do Minho.
What to Expect
Discover 2 beautiful cities of southern Europe on a full-day sightseeing tour from Porto, crossing the border into Spain to explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, and returning via Valença do Minho.
One of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the world, Santiago is best known for the Caminhos de Santiago (St. James Way) pilgrim trail following the cult of St. James. Upon arrival, you will visit the magnificent 11th-centuty cathedral, dedicated to the apostle.
Originally built in a Romanesque style, today the cathedral is an amalgam of harmonious influences. You will have the opportunity to attend mass if you wish, and there will be free time for lunch and a stroll in the UNESCO World Heritage city center.
In the afternoon, drive back to Porto, stopping at Valença do Minho, an historical village in the north of Portugal, located right on the border between Portugal and Spain.
Valença was important during the middle ages, with a privileged view to the line boarder it was several times harassed by Spain. Being also part of "Caminhos de Santiago". The city is dominated by the fortress of two tours and a double wall projected in Vouban Style - a well known Engineer and French military architect.
Enjoy your return by visiting this amazing historical village!
- Hotel pick-up and drop off from hotels in Gaia and Porto
- Monument fees included in the tour
What's Not Included
- Tips and personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• Please contact vendor for any changes to tour. Changes are subject to availability and must be arranged more than 48 hours prior to tour.