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Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

1. Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

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!

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Private Santiago de Compostela Downtown Tour

2. Private Santiago de Compostela Downtown Tour

On this walking tour of the city of Santiago, discover the most important monuments and places in the city. This tour is free-form, so your tour guide will adapt each individual tour to the participants' moods and desires. The first part of the tour is focused in the main squares surrounding the Santiago Cathedral, your guide will fill you in on their histories and tell you fascinating stories that will help you to understand the significance of what you're seeing. Understand the meaning of the shells, the origin of the Botafumeiro, why the city is called Compostela, and more. The second part of the tour escapes the most touristic parts of the city to enter into the downtown area from the eyes of a local. Discover the local market, hidden squares and narrow streets while your guide gives you the best recommendations for some tapas, lunch, dinner and nightlife. Finish off the tour where it started, and let your guide help you figure out what else you'd like to do in Santiago or any other part of Galicia.

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From Porto: Santiago de Compostela Full Day Tour

3. From Porto: Santiago de Compostela Full Day Tour

Relax as you are personally collected from your hotel in Porto at 7:30 AM and depart immediately for Santiago de Compostela. At 11:00 AM you will experience the famous Pilgrim Mass. This special mass is held each day to recognize the pilgrims who have travelled along the Way of St. James to arrive at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. You will have the chance to be a part of a historical ceremony that has been taking place since the 9th Century. At the beginning of the mass it is traditional for the home country and starting point of all the pilgrims to be announced. Following the mass you will get a chance to learn more about the historic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela which is dedicated to St James, one of Jesus’ apostles, and is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

We had a great experience. Overall, Simon was our guide and he was great. His English is fluent, excellent (which is not so common for Spanish people). In the end of the tour, he gave us many Gastronomic tips in Santiago, which helped us to get along in the city.

A guide was great! A kind and a detailed explanation about our spots. If there were someone who wants to experience indirectly of Santiago pilgrimage. it could be a suitable option.

Although the Cathedral is under renovation, the tour is worth a lot. The architectural ensemble and the stories of Santiago are beautiful and interesting. Very good

Meri was very informative,not a moment wasted. Tour made the visit to the city much more interesting and meaningful.

The excursion was very pleasant, with a very knowledgeable and kind guide. The restaurant had a lot of quality.