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  • Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte

    1. 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 ...

    Some lovely stops included on the Costa de Morte, could have done with slightly less time at Finisterre and more time in Muxia as I felt I could have explored more there and it was quieter then finisterre

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

    2. 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 ...

    this tour today was a fantastic day out from start to finish . our driver and tour guide couldn't have been professional and friendly . the experience of seeing parts of Galicia will always be with me. highly recommend going on the tour. beautiful wine at the Albarino winery, the boat trip with mussels and more wine was a real treat the crew kept bringing more. seeing how the grow the shellfish was an eye opener, very entertaining crew. you will not be disappointed that's for sure. The small € paid for a full day with all the extras was a great package. The tour guide explained everything to me in English as well. fantastic

  • From Santiago de Compostela: Costa da Morte Day Trip

    3. 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...

    Thanks to Ashraf knew a lot of Galician culture. Excursion planned with a personal touch. Highly recommend.

  • Rías Baixas: Guided Day Tour from Santiago with Boat Ride

    4. Rías Baixas: Guided Day Tour from Santiago with Boat Ride

    You’ll depart Santiago de Compostela at 09:15 AM by bus for a 9-hour excursion to Rias Baixas, returning at around 07:00 PM. Detailed Itinerary Pontevedra: Visit the old town of Pontevedra and discover one of the best-preserved historic centers in Galicia. Founded in Roman times it was the main engine of the region for centuries. See the ruins of Santo Domingo, the Church of the Peregrina, and other monuments on a tour of the most interesting parts of the monumental area. Combarro: Stop to admire this picturesque town that’s the perfect example of popular architecture, and features an abundance of granaries and stone crosses. Take a river boat ride with a visit to the mussel rafts and the island of Tambo. Enjoy mussels and wine onboard. Afterwards, you’ll have free time for lunch. A Lanzada Beach: This is one of the most famous beaches in Galicia. Its fine sand, 2.5 k...

    The boat ride was the highlight of the trip. Lots of mussels and wine. The tour guides were great. It was a wonderful trip.

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

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

    Start this tour at 09:30 am in Santiago de Compostela before going to Muxía to visit the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Boat where the legend speaks about the arrival of the apostle Santiago.  Next, head to 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.

    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!!

  • 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 tradi...

    We covered a lot of ground. Our tour guide was very good, the bus was comfortable., the only downside was that Muxta was fogged in, but then that made for some interesting lighting effects if you're a photographer. Ezara Falls was less than exciting due to the adjoining power plant and resultant inability to get close, but nevertheless worthwhile. Ponte Maceira was better than anticipated and the bus driver proved his skill crossing the narrow bridge in the face of a stalled vehicle. Fog or no, good trip, recommended.

  • From Santiago de Compostela: Lugo and Cathedrals Beach

    7. From Santiago de Compostela: Lugo and Cathedrals Beach

    From Santiago de Compostela, you will head to the wonderful city of Lugo, a city recognized by its incredible Roman wall that surrounds it. A 1.5-hour guided tour will take you around the historic center, giving to the chance to discover the famous wall, a practically intact Roman wall, the cathedral, as well as simply wander around and get lost in this old city. Afterwards, you will head to the beach of Aguas Santas, or as it is popularly known, Playa de las Catedrales (Cathedrals Beach), due to the large rock formations that evoke the flying buttresses of the Gothic cathedrals. Take advantage of the low tide to enjoy the rock formations made by the erosion of the sea. This is one of the most beautiful enclaves of Galicia!

    A well organised tour with very knowlegdegable and friendly guides. The covid sanitization measures were well thought out. Could have spent a little more time on the beach and skipped the town we went to for lunch. Though I dont know what was available as food on the beach!

  • Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

    8. 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 betw...

    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.

  • Excursion to Ribeira Sacra from Santiago de Compostela

    9. Excursion to Ribeira Sacra from Santiago de Compostela

    Depart Santiago by bus at 8:30 AM and head north to the province of Orense, where your guided tour through the Ribeira Sacra will begin. Discover how the name of this region, which means Sacred Riverbank, comes from the Middle Ages when many monasteries were scattered across the slopes of these rugged landscapes. Upon arrival, board a catamaran that will take you through the River Sil canyons. For 1.5 hours, enjoy the characteristic landscape of the area, and see the enormous walls that rise up to almost 500 meters high. During the cruise, have the opportunity to sample some traditional wine. Then, disembark and continue towards some of the viewpoints in the northern part of the Ribeira Sacra. After admiring these views, visit the San Esteban de Ribas de Sil monastery. The monument is currently used as a Parador Nacional de Turismo, known as a luxury hotel located in a historic buildin...

  • Cape Finisterre & Costa da Morte Day Tour from Santiago

    10. 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...

    Everything about the trip was wonderful...convenience of boarding location, our guide (Antonio), the length of time at each stop, the incredible scenery. The only thing that marred it was the talkative passengers around us in the bus...we could not always hear the guide when he was speaking English. We pointed this out to our guide, early in the day, but nothing changed. I know it was probably a difficult situation to handle, but we felt 'unheard' and consequently missed a lot of the interesting history and sights that he pointed out along the bus ride.

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What people are saying about Santiago de Compostela

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 996 reviews

The walk is fine, you can see several points of interest in a short period of time that otherwise you will also miss them. The Guide, Ana, who accompanied us was at all times attentive to our questions and with kindness she taught us things that arose at the time of the trip

Some lovely stops included on the Costa de Morte, could have done with slightly less time at Finisterre and more time in Muxia as I felt I could have explored more there and it was quieter then finisterre

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.

The boat ride was the highlight of the trip. Lots of mussels and wine. The tour guides were great. It was a wonderful trip.

A trip that deserves to be made, to get to know better the landscape and the stories and history associated with them.