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Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

1. Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Skip the line and discover the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela with an expert guide. Explore the Cathedral and its museum and gain a greater insight into the final stop on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. Admire the beautiful interiors of the Cathedral, including the Chapel of the Relics, the Royal Pantheon, the Treasury, the Chapter Library, the Botafumeiro, the Goya tapestries, and the Obradoiro balcony. Learn more about the construction and destruction of the Cathedral throughout the centuries.

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Finisterre, Muxía and Coast of Death: Full-Day Cultural Tour

2. Finisterre, Muxía and Coast of Death: Full-Day Cultural Tour

Departing from Plaza Galicia at 9:00 AM, head to Pontemaceira, a medieval bridge on the way to Finisterre. Arrive at Cape Finisterre, the end of the Camino de Santiago. Enjoy lunch in the town of Finisterre, known for its delicious seafood and visit the Finisterre Lighthouse. After lunch, continue to Ézaro Village to see its beautiful waterfall and river Xallas before going to Carnota. In this small town, learn from your guide about the horreo, a typical construction in the area. On the Coast of Death, discover leftover shipwrecks while hearing about the land of legends, inhabited by Celts who left countless stories wrapped in mystery. End the tour at 06:30 pm back at the starting point.

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Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

3. 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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Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour

4. Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour

Discover Santiago de Compostela a private tour with an official guide. Start in Obradoiro, the city's main square. You will then visit three squares around the cathedral and then explore the main streets of Rúa do Franco, Rúa do Vilar and Rúa Nova. Explore the main buildings of the university, before finishing the tour at the Mercado de Abastos.  As you walk around, your tour guide will tell you all about the history of the city. They will also inform you about the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, and the customs and traditions of the Galicia region in general.

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Cape Finisterre & Costa da Morte Day Tour from Santiago

5. Cape Finisterre & Costa da Morte Day Tour from Santiago

Take a day to get to know the Costa da Morte and the most rugged Atlantic coast facade in Galicia. Discover places of unique and stately beauty, such as Ponte Maceira and Muros, which has the privilege of owning an authentic marine quarter. Muros, with its beautifully restored old town, maintained its original image and now is its own sign of identity against the excesses of the coastline. The next stop is Ézaro in the extreme south of the Coast of Death. The waterfall of Ézaro is the only waterfall in Europe where fresh water pours directly into ocean. See Cape Finisterre Lighthouse, the westernmost area of Europe. Since ancient times, this place was considered by the Romans to be the end of the earth. Here you can enjoy stunning views of the cliffs, brave the waters of the Atlantic, and also take some free time for lunch in the town of Finisterre. Finally, discover another essential point, Muxía, a typical fishing village well known for its Virxe da Barca sanctuary, a baroque building built in the 11th-century chapel with a balcony facing towards the sea. Do not miss the opportunity to discover one of the most unique areas of Galicia.

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Private Santiago de Compostela Downtown Tour

6. 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

7. 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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From A Coruña: Costa da Morte & Cape Finisterre Day Tour

8. From A Coruña: Costa da Morte & Cape Finisterre Day Tour

Tour Costa da Morte and Cape Finisterre on this day trip from Coruña. Follow a route storied with lighthouses, shipwrecks, and legends. Learn about the region's history and be charmed by the Galician coast. Depart from A Coruña and head to one of the most special places on Costa da Morte, Cabo Vilan. Listen to your guide as they talk about the lighthouse's mystical traits characterized by its steep cape and the shipwrecks that have taken place there. Afterward, head to the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Barca in Muxía. This sanctuary is intimately linked with Galician culture, the sailors and people of the sea, as well as the Celts. Spend time getting to know the sanctuary as you tour its grounds. From Virgen de la Barca continue on to Finisterre, also referred to as the end of the world. See why the Celts, Romans, and pilgrims came to this place for thousands of years. Hear its legends, stories, and naval battles before breaking for lunch. Go into the town of Finisterre to enjoy the local cuisine at one of its various restaurants. After lunch, head to Ézaro Waterfall, a place of natural, scenic beauty. As your last stop on this day trip, visit one of the most characteristic monuments of Galicia, the Horreo de Carnota, and learn more about Galician culture.

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Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

9. Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Explore the history and art 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 permanent collections are complemented by temporary exhibitions.

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Porto: Day Trip to Santiago de Compostela

10. Porto: Day Trip to Santiago de Compostela

Portugal and Spain are well represented on this excursion to Santiago. The pickups are made between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM, and, after this, the adventure will start. First, you discover the Capital of Galicia - a very special place. Santiago de Compostela is visited by millions of people, many of them pilgrims arriving through the Camino de Santiago. A center of the Catholic faith, it is considered a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. When all the group agrees, you will have some free time so that you can have lunch and enjoy the local gastronomy. After Santiago, you will travel to Viana do Castelo, where you can find the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia and the historically rich center of the city.

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What people are saying about Galicia

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 124 reviews

Entertaining, varied, the guide tried very hard to fulfill our wishes, he had a good feeling, good knowledge transfer. Alternation from driving the bus with something to go was ideal. A successful day

Great tour guide and driver, wonderful communication with company. The timing of the stops worked well and the bus was comfortable, too! A+!! Thanks so much!!

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

Una excursión muy interesante. Un 10 por Gonzalo, nuestro guía.

Very good tour and much easier than taking a public bus.