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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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From Santiago de Compostela: Costa da Morte Day Trip

2. From Santiago de Compostela: Costa da Morte Day Trip

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.

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Rías Baixas: Full-Day Trip with Boat Ride, Mussels, and Wine

3. Rías Baixas: Full-Day Trip with Boat Ride, Mussels, and Wine

The first stop is the Natural Park “A Barosa,” an oasis of peace perfect for relaxing, spending time in tranquillity, and experiencing the sensations of the real and genuine Galicia: rural, calm, and away from aggressive tourism. Take a walk through the vineyards of the very prestigious Albariño. You will 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. The next stop is the shrine of “la Lanzada.” Get a full overview of this mystical place, established in the 9th century, and take a beautiful walk. Its importance is not only related to its history, but also to its location, on the shores of one of the most beloved beaches in Galicia. This temple welcomes and offers a ritual most popular in the light of the moon, which makes it even more unique in its genre. Combarro is a picturesque village, among the most beautiful in Spain, located on the banks of the Pontevedra estuary. Cross part of the bay of Poio. All this beauty is contained on a giant rock upon which it is built, by the granaries by which it is surrounded, by the houses overlooking the sea, and by several stone crosses typical of Galicia, called Cruceiros, which are on the site. Touring the characteristic streets and squares of this place, you have the possibility of taking a real and authentic journey through time, as well as visiting an area of great ecological value. The next stop is 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. Pickup by bus at 9:15 AM Arrive in Santiago at 7:00 PM

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Full-Day Tour & Boat Trip to Rías Baixas from Santiago

4. Full-Day Tour & Boat Trip to Rías Baixas from Santiago

Travel from Santiago de Compostela to the Rías Baixas on a full-day tour through the Galician region of Spain. Marked by the long seafaring traditions, get to know the Rías Baixas and O Salnés regions and understand a little more about the culture and customs of these towns bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the monumental city of Pontevedra and continue along the Pontevedra estuary towards Combarro, a picturesque town full of granaries and houses almost hanging over the sea. After getting lost in the streets of this fishing village, continue to O Grove, the seafood capital where a pleasant catamaran ride along the Arousa estuary combined with a mussels and Albariño wine tasting awaits. Learn about mussel production in the area and how the river is used as a hatchery. To end this pleasant trip you will arrive in Cambados, world famous for its Albariño wine, before arriving back in Santiago.

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La Coruña: Guided Tour at MEGA - Mundo Estrella Galicia

5. La Coruña: Guided Tour at MEGA - Mundo Estrella Galicia

Embark on an adventure and visit MEGA - Mundo Estrella Galicia, the First Beer Museum in Spain. Dive into the world of beer and enjoy a Beer Museum placed into an Active Brewery. Discover the way of brewing beers in our company since 1906. Explore more than 3.000 square meters of fun and interaction, always with the beer world as the main Experience. Receive a Welcome Experience Kit before starting the guided tour). This Welcome Experience Kit includes a backpack with hops and malts to be tasted, a tactile pointer, an Atlantic glass of Estrella Galicia, and a coaster for tasting. Be part of a master class after the 75-minute visit where you will learn about beer service. Choose between a pack of 5 small beers in 12 cl glasses or a draft extra beer, eat crisps an appetizer.  At the end of this activity, enjoy some free time in the Official MEGA Store, where visitors may receive a Beer Museum Gift, which is a 1906 Black Coupage Dark Beer, and a Wooden MEGA Opener.

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Full-Day Finisterre & Muxia Guided Tour from Santiago

6. Full-Day Finisterre & Muxia Guided Tour from Santiago

You’ll depart Santiago de Compostela at 9:15 AM by bus for a 9-hour excursion to Finisterre and Muxia, returning at around 5:30 PM. Detailed Itinerary • Muxia: Visit this village to see Nosa Señora da Barca, one of the most traditional marine sanctuaries in Galicia. Tradition has it that the Virgin appeared to the Apostle James here. • Fisterra: In the ancient world, pilgrims coming from Compostela encountered the vastness of the ocean here. Visit Faro, the most important location in the Costa da Morte area. After, enjoy free time for lunch. • Ézaro Waterfall: Visit the spectacular waterfall of the Xallas River, which crosses Ézaro and cascades into the sea. From a vantage point that’s unique in Europe, you’ll have breathtaking views of the town and coast. • Muros: Go on a walking tour of the old town and the fishing port that is a reminder of Galician culture and tradition where the sea is the protagonist. Admire the porches, galleries, and quaint style of the homes. • Ponte Maceira: Instead of passing pilgrims, head towards Fisterra via Ponte Maceira, a small town with lots of history. Its medieval bridge over the Tambre River and the surrounding vegetation create an atmospheric setting. • Return to Santiago de Compostela at 6:30 PM Upgrade your tour to explore the coast and its breathtaking views via boat and visit some of the region's most beautiful landscapes with a boat trip in Fisterra.

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Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour

7. 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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Santiago de Compostela Private Guided Tour

8. Santiago de Compostela Private Guided Tour

Take in the major sights of Santiago de Compostela on a 2-hour guided walk. Visit the city’s best-known squares, the Cathedral, the City Hall and the Hostel of the Catholic Monarchs. Learn about the history of the Camino de Santiago and the legend of St. James. See the many symbols of the city, including the shell, the arrow and the azabache, all of which are important elements to understanding the secrets of Santiago. In addition, you’ll see the market, the university and Cervantes Square. The tour ends at the operator’s office, where you’ll be introduced to typical products from Galicia. Receive free maps, souvenirs and information about other activities.

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Private Santiago de Compostela Downtown Tour

9. 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 Santiago de Compostela: La Coruña and Betanzos

10. From Santiago de Compostela: La Coruña and Betanzos

At 9:30 AM you will depart from the Plaza de Galicia, in Santiago de Compostela. After an approximate journey of 60 minutes, you will arrive in the city of La Coruña. First, visit the Tower of Hercules, the oldest lighthouse of Roman origin in the world, and its surroundings. Those who want to can go up to its viewpoint and enjoy the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Later, you will go on a walking tour through La Coruña, discovering the monuments and streets that surround the central Plaza de María Pita, including the Church of San Jorge, the Church of Santiago, the Mirador, Jardin de San Carlos, and Riazor Beach. After your walking tour though La Coruña, visit Betanzos, a Medieval settlement. Here you'll enjoy a second walking tour and try the best Spanish omelet.

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What people are saying about Galicia

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Pick up and drop off were very convenient. Guide was not only knowledgeable but seemed to have a real interest in the topics and places we visited. She gave the tour in two languages and was able to keep the entire group engaged. Outstanding value.

great well organized excursion. Mussels tasting on the boat, copious with good white wine.Good atmosphere.Beautiful discovery of the region. What to do if you are in St Jacques de Compostela

Faboulous tour, our guide Jose was very informative. It was a nice way to get to know Marbella, to cycle through narrow old town streets. I would highly recommend to everyone!

A good experience wineries, beach, nature, we liked a lot especially the boat trip with the mussels and the Albariño

Good company, good food and wine, altogether enjoyable..