Things to do in White Towns of Andalusia

Our most recommended things to do in White Towns of Andalusia

From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte Excursion

1. 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: Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

2. Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Skip the line and discover the Romanesque architecture of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela with a guide. Explore the Cathedral and its museum and see the last stop on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. Admire the beautiful interiors of the cathedral on 4 floors and learn about the construction and destruction of the cathedral throughout the centuries. See notable features of the cathedral, such as the Chapel of Relics, the Royal Pantheon, the Treasury, the Chapter Library, the Botafumeiro, and the Obradoiro balcony.

Salamanca: Entry Ticket to Exhibition "The Mystery Man”

3. Salamanca: Entry Ticket to Exhibition "The Mystery Man”

Get your entry ticket to The Mystery Man Exhibit in Salamanca to see a hyper-realistic representation of the Man in the Holy Shroud, a culmination of 15 years of painstaking research, brought to life through science and innovation. Go through 5 exhibit rooms covering the passion of Jesus of Nazareth. Step inside the Cathedral of Salamanca, one of the most imposing cathedral complexes in Europe, constructed between the 16th and 18th centuries in the distinctive styles of late Gothic and Baroque. Go on a journey through the relic’s history, from its discovery through to the fire of 1997. Find yourself surrounded by representations of the image of Christ corresponding to different historical periods – all influenced by the image of the Man in the Holy Shroud. Witness this edition of The Mystery Man exhibition in Salamanca that unveils the hyper-realistic and volumetric creation of the Man in the Shroud for the first time in history. Following Salamanca, this traveling exhibition is scheduled to tour 5 continents in the coming years.

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. 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, 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 (Km 0) of the Camino de Santiago is located. Here, eat lunch and get 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. On the way back to Santiago, explore one of the largest barns on the Costa da Morte. The “Hórreo” of San Martiño de Ozón dates from the 16th century and is located next to a 12th-century Romanesque church and a small monastery now converted into a hostel for pilgrims.

From Madrid: Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen

5. From Madrid: Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen

Embark on a guided tour to the Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial and enjoy skip-the-line entry. Explore the Basilica of the Valley of the Fallen and hear the history behind each turn from your guide. Leave Madrid in the morning and travel 50 minutes to San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Visit the baths upon arrival and then begin the tour of the San Lorenzo Monastery. Learn the long history of Spain, specifically the reign of Felipe II. See the building that best summarizes the ideological and cultural aspirations of the Spanish “Golden Age” and is named a World Heritage Site. See places like the Patio de Reyes, Cloister, Chapter Rooms, The Basilica (except on Sundays), The Pantheon of Kings and Infants, and the Royal Rooms. Travel to the Valley of the Fallen located in the Peña de Cuelga Muros after leaving San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Visit its surroundings and the basilica carved into the rock, and the burial place for 33,847 people who died in the Spanish Civil War. Be amazed by the great granite cross that is visible from kilometers away.

Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

6. Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert interpreter of the heritage of the city and fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's post-Roman districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín." Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada for lunch (own expense). Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas over the Alhambra fortress perched on its hill.  Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and get dropped off at your original starting point.

From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

7. From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

Drive through the Sevillian province and visit the picturesque of white villages. From Seville we will cross the andalusian countryside passing by the Aguzaderas castle. Later we will arrive into Zahara town, a marveolus whitewashed village to explore hidden on the mountains. Next, stop at an olive oil factory on your way to Grazalema. The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park is home to a range of beautiful landscapes that are perfect for enjoying a leisurely drive. Watch vultures in the mountains, home to the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain. Upon arriving in Grazalema, enjoy a nice meal, surrounded by the picturesque white houses adorned with colorful flowers. After lunch head to Ronda. Along the way, pass through a beautiful Mediterranean forest of cork trees and oaks, which serves as an important source of honey, cork, aromatic spices, and wood. See locals working with cattle, Iberian pigs, and goats. Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain, built on two separate cliffs which are connected by Spain's most famous bridge - New Bridge, built in the 18th century. The tour guide will show you around Ronda and you will have some free time to explore the town on your own as well.

Rías Baixas: Boat Trip, Mussels, Wine, and Winery Visit Tour

8. Rías Baixas: Boat Trip, Mussels, Wine, and Winery Visit Tour

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 Full-Day Tour From Porto

9. 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. 

Barcelona: Paella Class with Tapas, Sangria & Market Visit

10. Barcelona: Paella Class with Tapas, Sangria & Market Visit

An enjoyable and one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about and participate in some of Spain's most cherished cultural traditions while enjoying food and drink like tapas, paella, and sangria! First, your Chef will take you to La Boqueria Market it is the largest and oldest market in Catalonia, he will assist in selecting the best most falvourful items from there. You will then make your way out of the building via the rear exit, away from the bustle of La Rambla. Your Chef will guide you through the backstreets of Barcelona, pointing out some stops along the way. When you get to newly renovated kitchen and lounge or was we call it, The Gab Lab, you may kick back and relax with a drink of Sangria and some delicious seasonal Tapas. After that, it's time to roll up your sleeves for an interactive Paella Cooking class. He will show you all the techniques so you can learn to make this dish at home. If you are just beginning in the kitchen or even if you are a seasoned chef, everyone will find something to enjoy! The entire experience takes about 2.5 to 3 hours Chef speaks English and Spanish *** Please Note: La Boqueria Market is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Please see their Official Calendar for specific operating hours. On these days, your ingredients will still be sourced fresh and in advance by our Chef.

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Our guide, Rebecca, was awesome. She was friendly and easy to talk to as she gave us a tour of the Old Town. Rebecca suggested other places we should visit during our stay. She was also able to get us into the Diputación Provincial de Zaragoza for a free private tour of the casino library which was very special to see. We were very happy to have met Rebecca and had her as our guide. Two hours was just not long enough!!

David was so personable and shared so much great history on the Requena area. We highly recommend him as a tour guide! The wineries he took us to were fantastic!!!

The bus is modern and comfortable, the tour guide was friendly and efficient and spoke good English. The tour was well planned and enjoyable.

Nice experience and interesting information given by our guide David...Tasting of good wines included..

Great guide. He answered all questions and most of all was very knowledgeable! Nice guy.