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

1. 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

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

2. 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.

O Grove: Pescanova Biomarine Center Museum Tickets

3. O Grove: Pescanova Biomarine Center Museum Tickets

Dive into the world of aquaculture with this skip-the-line ticket to the Nueva Pescanova Biomarine Center Museum in O Grove. Experience interactive exhibits where you can hear what different underwater species sound like and view octopuses and turbot fish.  Learn about the main operations of the Nueva Pescanova Biomarine center. Board modern vessels to learn about the fishing, farming, processing, and marketing of seafood products. Find out how they guarantee sustainability on their vessels. Uncover the importance of marine ecosystems for life on earth and hear about the problems that the seas and oceans face in the future. See a self-contained and self-sufficient ecosystem invented by NASA. Walk thorugh the "Farming the Sea" exhibit to learn about the benefits of aquaculture and how to ensure a responsible and sustainable aquaculture practice. Step back in time as you find out the main milestones of more than 5,000 years of aquaculture history. Admire graphic murals that mix illustration with animation or an interactive aquarium that provides information on 580 farmed species. This interactive system even allows you to launch the fish into the water from the control station. Visit an underwater laboratory and be introduced to the different technologies used in aquaculture like hydrophones and aquatic drones. Select marine species that you want listen to. See how oxygen, temperature, and the PH balance of the water can be measured using different sensors. Answer your burning aquaculture questions as you find out how Artificial Intelligence and Big Data are used in aquaculture to ensure animal welfare. Enjoy a 360º virtual reality experience and head to the research center to see octopuses and turbot swim. Finally, delve into the health benefits of seafood consumption in an interactive way.

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What people are saying about O Grove

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 185 reviews

Amazing value for money. The all you can eat mussels and wine boat trip was worth it in its own right. Lovely guide. Great stops. Wonderful experience

Quality price what the hell. I will always repeat what comes. Excellent treatment, you do not lack anything. Thank the professionalism.

Elvio was outstanding. Apparently it is dry but it has its point of humor that makes the excursion more enjoyable.

Very good experience in everything. The guide Alexis was very helpful. I would repeat one more time.

A wonderful experience. Lovely boat staff. Recommended to spend a unique time.