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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.

Granbazán Winery: Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

2. Granbazán Winery: Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

Explore the Granbazán Winery on a guided tour that includes a tasting of its fine wines paired with typical Galician foods and the opportunity to unwind as you stroll throughout the vineyard.  Discover the origins of viticulture in the Rias Baixas as your guide leads you around the complex. See the winery and vineyards and taste the wines accompanied by a traditional Galician aperitif. Enjoy a relaxing hike through the forest, past the rivers and mill routes, as well as numerous nearby points with great architectural and cultural value. Admire the beautiful landscapes that make this winery even more special.

Vigo: Private Walking Tour with local guide

3. Vigo: Private Walking Tour with local guide

Meet your guide at the “El Sireno” statue at the Puerta del Sol square. Your guide will lead you through a scenic and informative walking tour of Vigo, showing you over 10 of the city's most beloved sights. Hear about Vigo’s fascinating role in Spanish, Roman, Viking, and French history. Learn about the many famous historical figures who have spent time in Vigo including Julio Verne, Isaac Newton, and Francis Drake.  Stroll through the “Casco Vello,” the historic district of Vigo. Take a walk down “la Calle del Príncipe,” Vigo’s best street for shopping. See the La Alameda park, which hides a stone zoo of animal sculptures. Walk by the gorgeous Neo-Baroque theater Teatro Garcia Barbón. Admire the La Farola de Urzaíz, a beautiful street lamp designed by Jenaro de la Fuente which is also an iconic meeting point in Vigo. Stop at Los Galeones de Rande, a monument to the dozens of ships sunk during the 1702 Battle of Rande. Your tour continues as you visit other famous sights of Vigo such as El Cruce de Los Bancos, El Teatro Fraga, El Marco, La Puerta del Sol, El Monumento a Los Galeones de Rande, El Olivo, La Plaza de la Constitución, and La Colegiata. Your tour ends with a visit to the statue of Jules Verne located at Vigo’s port.

From Santiago de Compostela: Vigo and Baiona Day Tour

4. From Santiago de Compostela: Vigo and Baiona Day Tour

Start your tour with a visit to the maritime port of Vigo. Learn about its economic importance to the area and discover the most well-known and curious sculptures of the city that preside over it. Continue with a walk through the old town where you can stroll through its main streets and traditional houses. Next, head to the impressive park of Monte do Castro, a park with a fortress at the center of the city where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Vigo estuary. Continue your route to the beautiful town of Baiona, crowned by its impressive castle, now converted into a Parador. Explore the town's beautiful streets and experience its lively atmosphere. Enjoy some free time to sample the region's local gastronomy and chill at the beach before returning to Santiago.

Vigo: Bay of San Simón Mussel Farming Tour

5. Vigo: Bay of San Simón Mussel Farming Tour

Learn about mussel farming in the Vigo estuary on board a small boat with a local skipper. Sail through the Bay of San Simón to discover some of the approximately 800 farming rafts that cultivate this precious staple of Galician cuisine. Depart from the small fishing port of Cesantes, Redondela located just north of Vigo. Journey through the Bay San Simón, a space with a high ecological value and the great biodiversity of flora and fauna. Learn about the entire process of mussel cultivation, from the collection of the offspring, the unfolding, to the packaging and marketing process. On the route discover fishing techniques that are used locally, such as shellfishing afloat or the potting of famous Galician octopus and crab. Hear about significant historical events that took place in the area, such as the Battle of Rande in 1702. Pass under the majestic Rande bridge and disembark outside the old German canning factory, currently the Meirande Museum, where you will have a short guided visit.

Vigo: Vigo Estuary Private 1-Night Romantic Sailboat Trip

6. Vigo: Vigo Estuary Private 1-Night Romantic Sailboat Trip

Hop aboard a beautiful sailing yacht with your loved one and see the Vigo Estuary from the water at sunset. Then, dock the boat and tuck into a delicious, tête-à-tête dinner onboard followed by a private overnight stay in the boat's comfortable cabin and a refreshing breakfast in the morning. Let yourself be cradled by the waves, the sunset, and the intimacy of the moment on a private sailing experience. Sit back and relax as the skipper sails in the estuary, feeling the wind in your hair. Once the boat is docked in the port, enjoy a delicious meal for two aboard without any distractions, as the skipper will leave the ship. Spend the night in the exclusive and comfortable cabin on board, and tuck into a refreshing breakfast when you wake up.

Vigo: Private Transfer to/from Vigo Airport (VGO)

7. Vigo: Private Transfer to/from Vigo Airport (VGO)

Ensure your trip to Vigo is hassle-free with a convenient private transfer to or from Vigo Airport (VGO). Choose from 2 suitable vehicle options that all give you the comfort and space your transfer needs. For groups of 4 passengers or fewer, choose from a Sedan vehicle that can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage. For groups of up to 6 passengers, choose the minivan option that can fit 6 standard-sized pieces of luggage. On the day of travel, enjoy a friendly meet and greet service from an English-speaking professional driver at the airport's arrivals hall. Have assistance with your luggage, then board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you are taken to your destination.

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What people are saying about Vigo

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 15 reviews

What an interesting a lovely tour! Pablo was a great guide who explained the area’s long history with seafood and protecting its coast. The boat ride was a lot of fun for us and the kids! It was very helpful to see the mussel farms in action, and seeing the underwater Jules Verne monument was a big bonus! Pablo even guided us to a place in Redondela for lunch after the tour, and helped us order. A great tour and helpful guide :)

Total value. The knowledge of our guide Olally was amazing and she really made our walk around Vigo entertaining