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From Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour of Cies Islands

1. From Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour of Cies Islands

Get out of the city and explore the stunning Cies Islands on a day trip from Santiago de Compostela. Visit the Playa de Rodas, go for a hike in the beautiful scenery, and learn about the island on a guided tour. Meet your guide in Santiago de Compostela and board a bus to Vigo. From there, hop on board a catamaran and sail to the Cies Islands. After arriving at the islands, join your guide for a 1-hour walking tour of the island. See the stunning beaches and learn about this sliver of paradise. Next, enjoy free time to explore the island. Relax on a beach, go for a swim, or explore one of the many hiking paths. Choose a local cafe or restaurant to enjoy a meal and a drink in before returning to the catamaran. Board the boat and head back to Vigo, where you'll disembark and board a bus to return to the starting point in Santiago.

From Santiago: Day Trip to Ribeira Sacra with Catamaran Ride

2. From Santiago: Day Trip to Ribeira Sacra with Catamaran Ride

The Ribeira Sacra, Galicia, between the south of the province of Lugo and the north of the province of Ourense, is a fairy tale landscape, crossed by the rivers Miño and Sil on whose shores we will discover the terraces of vineyards where different varieties of grape are cultivated to produce some of the best Galician wines. A humanized landscape, with a unique use of the land that transforms slopes of up to 70% in a succession of small terraces. The enologic resource together with the abundance of heritage, especially Romanesque churches and monasteries, as well as a spectacular landscape, justify the candidacy of the area for World Heritage Site. We will start our day navigating by catamaran through the spectacular Canyons of the Sil River, a 1 hour and a half ride with a drink included, in which we will contemplate the forests and vineyards so characteristic of this area of the Galician interior, an idyllic start of the trip without doubts. We will then move to one of the most special viewpoints of the Ribeira Sacra, to admire this incredible landscape from the heights. The next stop of our trip will be the monumental Monastery of San Pedro de Rocas, one of the architectonic symbols of the region. Located in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra, the legend says it was founded in the 6th century by a group of eremites. We will then continue to Ourense, the thermal city, where we will enjoy some leisure time for lunch on our own. In the afternoon, we will visit the historic center. This town, which in the past attracted the Romans for its gold and numerous thermal springs, will amaze you with its unique and carefully preserved artistic heritage. At the end of the day, we will be astonished by the number of sensations and places that we can find in this area of the Galician interior.

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What people are saying about Santiago de Compostela

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4.7 / 5

based on 169 reviews

Beautiful excursion. A lot of professionalism and kindness on the part of Sonia, the guide, and Pepe the driver. Highly recommended. Thank you very much for showing me this part of Galicia.

Everything is very well organized, if you have any questions they will solve it immediately, highly recommended excursion and the fantastic guide

Excellent activity, the chosen places, the guide Sonia, the driver, the cruise, the times. All very professional and very warm. Recommendable!

Roi who was our guide has explained everything to us great and is very kind and friendly. We liked a lot

The guide Teresa is good and the place is wonderful!