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Santiago: Cathedral & Museum Tour & Pórtico of Glory Option

1. Santiago: Cathedral & Museum Tour & Pórtico of Glory Option

Experience a journey into the past discovering the history of the Apostle Santiago and get to know the Cathedral Museum and the Cathedral in all its splendour with this tour, choosing the option that best suits your tastes: guided tour only Museum and Cathedral or the option that includes the Portico of Glory. Get to know every corner of our beautiful Cathedral, discover its Romanesque architecture, learn about the construction throughout the centuries and admire the Chapel of Relics, the Royal Pantheon, the Chapter Library and the famous Botafumeiro.

From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte Excursion

2. From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte Excursion

After getting picked up from your hotel in Santiago de Compostela, begin your journey along the Galician coast. Your first stop will be at a traditional Galician village. Here, head to the top of a Roman bridge where you can admire breathtaking views of the river. Next, head to Muxia Lighthouse, where you can visit the famous sanctuary and head to the top of the lighthouse for a unique coastal experience. Continue your tour with a visit to the region's most important lighthouse, Finisterre. From atop of this picturesque lighthouse, admire panoramic views of what was considered by the Roman's to be the end of the earth. Break for lunch in the town of Finisterre before heading to the Ezaro Waterfall, the only waterfall that arrives directly into the ocean. Later, head to Carnota, where you can see the largest horréo, an old granary suspended by pillars, in existence. Finally, head to the village of Muros, a traditional coastal village. Enjoy some free time for a coffee or stroll around the main square before heading back to Santiago.

Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

3. Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

Discover 2 charming southern Europe on a full-day sightseeing tour from Porto. Cross the border into Spain to explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia and stop to see Valença do Minho on the way back to Porto.  Board a comfortable van or bus and embark on a journey to one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the world, Santiago. See the Caminhos de Santiago (St. James Way) pilgrim trail and visit a magnificent 11th-centuty cathedral. Admire the architecture that was originally built in a Romanesque style, today the cathedral is an amalgam of harmonious influences. Have the opportunity to attend mass and enjoy free time to go for a stroll in the UNESCO World Heritage city center. Begin the drive back to Porto, stopping at Valença do Minho, a historical village in the north of Portugal, located right on the border between Portugal and Spain. Valença was important during the middle ages and it was part of "Caminhos de Santiago".  See how the city is dominated by a fortress of two towers and a double wall before returning to your meeting point in Porto. 

Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte

4. 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. Travel along the beautiful coast of the Muros e Noia estuary to the historic town of Muros. Stop here for a short visit to admire your surroundings. 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, is 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 of the Camino de Santiago is located. Here, eat lunch and take free time to walk around the town and its fishing port. Resume the itinerary and head to Muxia where you will be met here with a beautiful Sanctuary at the foot of the Atlantic and with three stones considered sacred by the Galicians.

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

5. Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Explore the history of Santiago de Compostela on a guided tour of the cathedral and its museum. One of the 3 most important centers for Catholic pilgrims in the Christian world. Santiago de Compostela Cathedral has historically been a place of pilgrimage on the "Way of St. James" (Camino de Santiago) since the early Middle Ages. Enter the magnificent monument to discover why, as your guide takes you to see the tomb of Saint James and much more. Look at the resplendent main altar and the intricate chapels surrounding it, and learn about the rituals and traditions. Hear about the historical and architectural importance of the cathedral, and further your knowledge in the museum where you can discover the treasure of the Cathedral, the library and all the important art works.

From Santiago: Tour to Rias Baixas with Boat, Seafood & Wine

6. From Santiago: Tour to Rias Baixas with Boat, Seafood & Wine

Stop at O Grove Town, the perfect village for spending time in tranquility, and experiencing the sensations of the real and genuine Galicia. Enjoy the rural atmosphere away from tourism and have a pleasant break and Galician meal. Take a walk through the vineyards of the very prestigious Albariño. Have the opportunity to learn about the production of this excellent wine as well as engage in a tasting of three wines of the denomination Rias Baixas in good company.  Next, stop at the shrine of “la Lanzada.” Get a full overview of this mystical place, established in the 9th century, and take a beautiful walk. Cross part of the bay of Poio, and see beauty contained on a giant rock upon which it is built. See the granaries that surround it, the houses overlooking the sea, and the several stone crosses typical of Galicia, called Cruceiros, which are on the site. Tour the characteristic streets and squares of this place, and have the possibility to take a real and authentic journey through time, as well as visit an area of great ecological value.  Next stop at the island of Toja, famous for the production of soap and for its hot springs, located in an area called Red Natura 2000. Discover a small museum of the old soap factory and a chapel completely covered with shells. End with a tour of the sea, during which you will admire and face directly the production of mussels, oysters, and scallops, making different stops to contemplate the watering holes.  Taste steamed mussels in great quantity accompanied by one of the best local Albariño wines (Condes de Albarei) and shots of Crema de Orujo.

Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral, Museum, and Old Town Tour

7. Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral, Museum, and Old Town Tour

Discover the city 100% by our tour that combines a walking tour through the city and a tour of the Museum and the Cathedral of Santiago: get to know its past and fall in love with its essence. We start the tour at Obradoiro Square where our guide will be there with an orange umbrella waiting for you: we will stroll through the millenary streets of the old town, you will enjoy a 40 minutes-break between the tours and you will continue with a guided tour to the Cathedral Museum and the interior of the Cathedral with our official guides.

From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia, & Costa da Morte Day Trip

8. From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia, & Costa da Morte Day Trip

Buckle up for a whirlwind of wonder as we embark on the ultimate Galician escapade! Picture this: it’s the crack of dawn, and you’re setting off from the vibrant Plaza Galicia, primed for a day stuffed with history, mystery, and mouthwatering munchies. First stop? Pontemaceira! Imagine crossing a picturesque medieval bridge, the gateway to the awe-inspiring Cabo Finisterre. This isn’t just a bridge—it’s your portal to the past, teetering on cobbled glory. Next up, brace yourself for Muxia, where the mighty Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Boat stands tall, its stones whispering centuries-old secrets as waves crash dramatically nearby. Feel the legends seep into your soul, stirring tales of ancient pilgrims. And just when you think it can’t get any better, we’re off to Cape Finisterre—the ‘End of the Earth’ for those ancient Romans who had a flair for the dramatic. Here, catch your breath with a 180-degree panorama of the endless ocean, feeling the spiritual vibe that’s soaked this rocky haven for ages. Post-lunch, your senses will get another treat at the stunning Ézaro waterfall, a spectacle where the Xallas River dances directly into the sea. Prepare for the enchanting splash and spray—it’s a rare European gem you won’t want to miss! Still buzzing? There’s more! We’ll explore the mammoth Hórreo de Carnota, challenging you to unravel why it's so grand. Then, wander through Muros with its historic nooks and charismatic crannies, where the essence of the seafaring past lingers. Join us for not just a trip, but a full-blown festival of the senses! Discover Pontemaceira’s charms, the sanctity of Muxia, the dramatic ends at Finisterre, and beyond. Our expert guides are itching to share irresistible stories and legends that will plunge you deeper into the Celtic and Roman vibes of the region. And oh, the seafood! Prepare your taste buds for a symphony of flavors that only Galicia can offer. Grab your spot now for this not-to-be-missed Galician gala! It’s more than a journey; it’s an explosion of culture, history, and beauty waiting to be discovered. Let’s make memories that will twinkle in your mind forever. Are you in?

From Santiago: Rías Baixas Galicia Seafood & Wine Day Tour

9. From Santiago: Rías Baixas Galicia Seafood & Wine Day Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Santiago de Compostela and discover the best of Rías Baixas. Immerse yourself in Albariño wine and Galician seafood. Enjoy a boat cruise along the estuary and learn about mussel, oyster and scallop growing. Learn about each site from your guide and enjoy stops at each location. Meet at 10 AM at Plaza de Galicia and begin your tour from Santiago to the Rías Baixas. At the first stop, take a walk along local vines of Albariño grapes and learn about the production of this wonderful white wine from local guides of one of the most exclusive cellars in the region. After the visit, taste one of the most know Albariño wine which can't be found in normal markets or restaurants, wines which are sold at the best restaurants of Europe and the most exclusive markets of the world. Move onward to one of the most spectacular beaches in Galicia, the beach of La Lanzada. Travel back in time to the 10th century to get acquainted with its history and legends. Next, the island of La Toja waits for you with its thermal history and interesting industrial past in making Spain's best soap. Discover the world of shellfish breeding on a boat cruise. Sail on a route passing through countless "bateas" from where the best mussels, oysters and scallops come from. During the cruise, you will able to eat as many mussels as you wish, freshly picked from the water and boiled in albariño wine. All this is accompanied by as much white local wine as you want, soft drinks, water and liqueur shots. After the cruise, get dropped off at O Grove, the "seafood paradise" of Galicia. Spend 90 minutes enjoying lunch at a restaurant. Your guide will recommend you the best ones depending on what are you looking for. Experience the coast of the Arousa Estuary travelling south towards the estuary of Pontevedra. Cross the towns of Portonovo, Sanxenxo, and Raxó and visit the fishermen's village of Combarro, with its cobbled stone streets, small shops, and beautiful bars and restaurants. Finally, leave the Rías Baixas and return to Santiago de Compostela for drop off.

Santiago de Compostela: Massage Treatment

10. 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 de Compostela

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What people are saying about Santiago de Compostela

The scenery of the little boats and colourful houses were great. I loved the lady making lace too. Elvis The King our guide had great information but I was sitting right up the back in front of the back bench seat where 2 women sat and were taking every time Elvis was speaking. I was on my own and most were in pairs. I did strike up a friendship with one lady but most people kept to themselves and I felt alone.

We loved the information, humour and interaction that Ash provided during the day. We thoroughly enjoyed the various sights, views and food. We would highly recommend this tour. The temperature in the bus got quite hot despite using the air vents to try and cool down. This would be the only suggestion for improvement.

Our guide Alex, a very nice guy, was very knowledgeable about food, wine and Santiago de Compostela. We had a very good time :)

Amazing tour, we learned a lot about the city, we ate good, we really enjoyed everything.

Maria was awesome. So much knowledge. No rushing or crowds pushing so easy with her.