Guided tour

Guided tour Cathedral, Museum and Old town tickets included

Activity provider: OptimusTours
Guided tour

Guided tour Cathedral, Museum and Old town tickets included

Activity provider: OptimusTours

From US$ 19.40 per person

Discover Santiago on a guided walking tour and visit to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. Learn about the Cathedral's history in its museum and explore the historic city center with your guide.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Discover the beautiful city of Santiago on a walking tour of the historic center
  • Learn about Santiago's intriguing and centuries-long history from a local guide
  • Explore the Cathedral Museum's stunning artwork with a skip-the-line ticket
  • See the Cathedral's crypt, the facade of the Obradoiro, and the Botafumeiro
Full description

Experience everything Santiago has to offer on this combination guided walking tour. Explore the historic center, learn about the city's fascinating history, and visit the iconic Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.

Begin your tour of Santiago with a guided tour of the city center. From Praza do Obradoiro, follow your guide throughout the city, seeing the top sights and learning about the area's fascinating history.

Enjoy a short break and the second part of the tour will begin, visiting the Cathedral Museum and the interior of the Santiago Cathedral.

Learn about its Romanesque past and see works of art dating from the 13th century. Underneath the cathedral, see archeological excavations of an ancient Roman city.

  • Cathedral museum ticket
  • Official local guide
  • Guided tour of the Cathedral
  • Guided tour of the Museum
  • Guided tour of the Old City
  • Pórtico de la Gloria ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Backpacks
  • Walking sticks

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

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based on 30 reviews

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Great guide. Spoke English well and told us where to get the Tarte De Santiago from the nuns at the monastery, which has to be the best . Also best café con leche with omelette tapas for €1.20. This is the third Camino I’ve done and learnt more from the guide (Diego) than just reading up on the Santiago de Compostela sites

March 27, 2023

Diego was just a hoot to have as a guide hahahaha he has a very easy-going personality and makes sure everyone can hear him at all times, makes sure the group is always accounted for (we had kids and umm...some elders) so that's good hahaha I thought it would be a serious walking tour where the Old Town was explicitly discussed but well, what we had wasn't too bad. The first half was about the main plaza in front of the cathedral and of course, the history behind all that there is to see from there. We then went around the cathedral discussing how the city was more or less built around it and how it has grown to the size it is today. The last part of the tour was for inside the Cathedral so the museum and the main Cathedral itself. I'm not normally a fan of tour groups since a lot of information can get overlooked but at the same time, I have to give it credit for presenting the information in the way that they do- humor, debunking myths, and all. :)

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March 27, 2023

La experiencia ha sido maravillosa. La visita ha superado nuestras expectativas. Éramos un grupo compuesto por 3 gallegos y 4 argentinos y puedo decir que todos la disfrutamos muchísimo y aprendimos un montón de cosas. Se hizo muy amena y todo lo que nos explicó Silvia (esta chica vale oro), nuestra guía, nos aportó mucho. Merece ( mucho ) la pena. Repetiremos seguro!

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March 27, 2023

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