Santiago de Compostela
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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.

    Well organized and accurate reception at the beginning, and a guide with deep knowledge of the visit contents. Also, the way to explain was adapted to ages and conditions of the group members.

  • 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...

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

  • Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

    3. 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.

    Elena was an awesome guide! We were so impressed with her knowledge of architecture, her obvious love of her city and it’s history, and the fact that she herself was a pilgrim. Please ask her for as a guide when you book this tour, if you can.

  • Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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.

  • Santiago de Compostela: Hostal de los Reyes Católicos Tour

    7. Santiago de Compostela: Hostal de los Reyes Católicos Tour

    Meet your art historian guide outside the main entrance and discover the Parador of Santiago de Compostela, one of the most historic and important buildings in the city. Explore the building which now functions as the 5-star Hostal dos Reis Católicos hotel, but was built in 1499 by the Catholic monarchs to serve as a pilgrim's hospital and hostel. Discover the building’s most notable features including the royal halls, the four cloisters, four courtyards, the observatory, and the Royal Chapel. Admire one of the best-preserved examples of Spanish Plateresque architecture. Learn more about the stories associated with the pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela. With the help of your expert guide, experience the history of the city in one of its most important buildings.

  • Santiago de Compostela: Pilgrim For a Day

    8. Santiago de Compostela: Pilgrim For a Day

    Your guide will pick you up to go to the starting point of el Camino. At the beginning your local guide will explain everything related to the Camino and how to be a good pilgrim. After being driven by car to the starting point, walk like a real pilgrim to see the cathedral. Take pictures and visit the most important monuments. Continue the walk by yourself to the final point, Obradoiro Square. The guide will be waiting at the last point to receive you and celebrate with you arrival. At the end of the journey, you can decide to go to the Pilgrim's Mass or go to a bar for a drink. Your guide will also provide you with the tickets to visit the museum and the cathedral.

  • Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo Tour

    9. Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo Tour

    Portugal and Spain are well represented on this tour to Santiago. After pick-up in a luxury vehicle, visit Viana do Castelo and its historic center which is rich in culture and tradition. See the Santa Luzia Sanctuary with your driver/guide. After Viana do Castelo, carry on to Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia and one of the most important Christian pilgrimage destinations in the world. Here you will visit the historic center, declared a World Heritage Site and the famous St. James Cathedral, which marks the end of pilgrimage on the Way of St. James.

  • Private Tour: Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo

    10. Private Tour: Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo

    Enjoy a full-day tour with a private driver and a private guide that will make everything to give you a great experience! We pick you up and drop off at your accommodation for your best comfort. You will star by visiting Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia and one of the most important pilgrimage destinations of the world. Here you will visit the historic center, classified as a World Heritage Site and the famous Cathedral of Santiago. After that, you have the precious time(1h/1.5) for lunch and walk the streets of Santiago. After Santiago, you will travel to Viana do Castelo, where you'll see Santa Luzia Sanctuary and the historically rich city center.

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What people are saying about Santiago de Compostela

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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.

Our guided tour by Marta was fantastic, she helped us to learn more about the history of the Cathedral of Santiago and the museum. Recommendable.

We have been fortunate to have an excellent guide, thank you Marta. A very good way to get to know the Cathedral and its museum a little more.

Marta has explained everything to us very well with very entertaining anecdotes.

A wonderful guide who made our visit super enjoyable.