The third most important place of pilgrimage after Jerusalem and Rome.
Upon arrival to Santiago Compostela , you will be immediately struck by the sense of history in this old city, with its main plaza, narrow winding streets, ancient buildings and the grand Cathedral, featuring one of the world's most impressive Romanesque facades.
Inside the Cathedral, you will see the silver crypt containing the ashes of St. James, the dramatic barrel-vaulted ceiling, the magnificent organ, appreciating the church's sheer size, one of the largest in Europe!
While the church is the star attraction of Santiago de Compostela, the town is full of other architectural gems. The Old Quarter was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
Feast upon the historic setting of Palacio de Rajoy and the deluxe hotel, Parador dos Reis Catolicos. This building is one of the world's oldest hotels, having served visitors as far back as 1499 when it offered lodging to pilgrims who travelled to the city.
Enjoy a panoramic drive through Vigo, Galicia's beautiful port city before returning to the ship.
Pick up at the port.
Drive to Santiago Compostela.
Tour Santiago Compostela (the centre on foot).
Stop for lunch.
Return to Vigo for a panoramic drive through.
Return to the ship.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pickup at the port in Vigo where the cruise ship is docked. Guide will have a sign with the party's name.
End location: Delivery to the port in Vigo where the cruise ship is docked.
Duration: 5 hours
Tour can be customized based on guests' requests. Tour subject to change based on weather and traffic conditions. The order of sites visited may vary based on guide's discretion. This excursion involves some walking, it is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable shoes.
Guests will be driven in a private spacious air conditioned vehicle.
Professional guiding services.
Private transportation in modern spacious air conditioned Mercedes tour vehicle.
All mandatory insurance required by the Tourism of Portugal Organization for travel in Spain.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 € - For lunch.
The cathedral entry is free. There is a fee to rent a audio guide (6€/person)
Lunch and any personal expenses (souvenirs, snacks, etc).
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miguel was so accommodating to our needs, he tried to give us as much information as he could but our private group of 8 just wanted to attend mass and time to take pictures. he adapted to our different needs. we all had a great time with him.