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.

  • 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.

  • Full-Day Finisterre & Muxia Guided Tour from Santiago

    4. 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.

  • Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

    5. 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.

  • Private Santiago de Compostela Downtown Tour

    6. 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.

  • From Santiago de Compostela: La Coruña and Betanzos

    7. From Santiago de Compostela: La Coruña and Betanzos

    At 9:30 AM you will depart from the Plaza de Galicia, in Santiago de Compostela. After an approximate journey of 60 minutes, you will arrive in the city of La Coruña. First, visit the Tower of Hercules, the oldest lighthouse of Roman origin in the world, and its surroundings. Those who want to can go up to its viewpoint and enjoy the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Later, you will go on a walking tour through La Coruña, discovering the monuments and streets that surround the central Plaza de María Pita, including the Church of San Jorge, the Church of Santiago, the Mirador, Jardin de San Carlos, and Riazor Beach. After your walking tour though La Coruña, visit Betanzos, a Medieval settlement. Here you'll enjoy a second walking tour and try the best Spanish omelet.

    Great tour, well organised. Two great towns/cities and the most amazing Spanish tortilla!

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

    8. 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 San...

    We absolutely recommend this excursion. Well executed, presented exactly as described, actually even better. And our guide, Olella, was perfect! She spoke excellent English for us to understand and was very knowledgeable and we had lively conversations.

  • Santiago de Compostela: Hostal de los Reyes Católicos Tour

    9. 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: Gastronomic Night Tour

    10. Santiago: Gastronomic Night Tour

    This Santiago night experience includes many activities to live the evening atmosphere in Santiago through restaurants, pubs and typical Queimada. You will be doing all of this with an expert local guide. The tour takes around 4-hours starting at 8:30 PM with a special tour to discover the city by night and hear about the legends and stories of spirits and witches.  At 10:00 PM, have dinner in a typical Galician restaurant tasting the most famous dishes. Dinner includes entrées, drinks and the choice of fish or meat as a main meal. At the end of the dinner, a surprise awaits you. You will experience one of the most mystical Galician experiences - Queimada, a burning drink that was, and still is, known because of its magical properties to take away the bad spirits. Afterwards, visit a typical pub in the historical town with live music and enjoy the nightlife in Santiago de Compostela (P...

    The tour on July 9, 2019 was wonderful. Our guide, Elena, was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and great fun. She presented everything in a very engaging way. We were very impressed. Elena picked a wonderful restaurant - the food was great and typical of Galicia. Afterwards, Elena prepared the queimada - a traditional Galician beverage involving magical incantations - like a true (good) witch. :) She's a great actress. Everything was perfect - a fantastic experience. Definitely to be recommended. Thank you, Elena.

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What people are saying about Santiago de Compostela

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 51 reviews

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.

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

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

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

A wonderful guide who made our visit super enjoyable.