Santiago de Compostela
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  • From Santiago de Compostela: Costa da Morte Day Trip

    1. 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.

  • Private Santiago de Compostela Downtown Tour

    2. 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...

    Meri was very informative,not a moment wasted. Tour made the visit to the city much more interesting and meaningful.

  • Cape Finisterre & Costa da Morte Day Tour from Santiago

    3. 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 Private Guided Tour

    4. 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.

    What a great introduction to this fabulous city. We learnt more in 2 hours than we did from our guide book in two weeks

  • Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour

    5. 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.

  • Braga/Guimarães/Oporto: Santiago de Compostela Private Tour

    6. Braga/Guimarães/Oporto: Santiago de Compostela Private Tour

    After being picked up at your accommodation, this full-day tour commences with a scenic journey over the border between Portugal and Spain, crossing the magnificent landscape of Minho and winding to Spain's Galicia Province. You will arrive at Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Center famous for its pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago (the Way of Saint James). In Santiago de Compostela you will have the opportunity to visit the gorgeous 11th-century cathedral, dedicated to the apostle James. Should you wish, you will also be able to attend the pilgrim mass. After taking a pause for lunch (not included), you can walk around and explore local shops and arts and crafts stalls. After visiting Santiago, you will begin your journey back home, stopping along the way in the Portuguese fortress city of Valença do Minho. Inside this lovely medieval town, you will venture inside...

  • Welcome to Santiago de Compostela: Private Tour with a Local

    7. Welcome to Santiago de Compostela: Private Tour with a Local

    Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Santiago de Compostela from a local resident eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Get familiar with the neighborhood where you are staying and learn about the best places to buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Hear about the top things to see and do, customized to your interests so that by the time you say goodbye you will feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need.

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What people are saying about Santiago de Compostela

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 6 reviews

The excursion is very complete. The sites visited are worth it. Maybe there should be more stops before lunch and leave the afternoon relaxed because it got heavy at the end. The last stop to see the meat horreo was only 19 min and, although the hórreo is very good, it could be eliminated because we were very tired

The guide shares a lot of super interesting information and speaks very good English. The tour is very entertaining, well organized with time to enjoy the points of interest individually. The driver very flexible with the pick-up point, safe and friendly. Highly recommended for all ages and tastes!

A very balanced circuit, nature, fishing village, landscapes, a lot of gastronomic offer and the guide and the driver are very friendly and very professional.

Meri was very informative,not a moment wasted. Tour made the visit to the city much more interesting and meaningful.

The great visit, 7 stops in very beautiful places.