Traveling south, you will visit Vigo, which is the largest city in Galicia, and also has the most important fishing port in the region. Vigo is the most populated city in Galicia. From its ancient origin, it occupies a privileged location on the coast, not far from Portugal. Here you will visit Castrelos Park and the gardens of the Palace Quinones of Leon.
- Transportation by air-conditioned coach
- Professional guide
- 3 course lunch including coffee and beverages
- Hotel pick up and drop off (from selected hotels only)
- Conducted in English
The tour continues to Baiona, the oldest port in Galicia, where you will see a replica of the caravel “La Pinta”, commemorating this town being the first place in Europe to learn of the discovery of America.
You will then cross the border to arrive to Valenca do Minho, an 18th Century fortress city located in the north of Portugal. It is one of the most visited places by both tourists and the Galician locals themselves.
From the Bulwark, take some time to admire the impressive view over the Mino-River. There will be some free time for you to wander through the narrow streets with shops offering all kind of typical Portuguese products including pottery, lingerie, wine and gold.
Departure Point: No. 3 Fuenterrabia Square or selected Santiago De Compostela hotels
- Hotel Congreso – 8:30am
- Hotel Los Tilos – 8:35am
- Hotel Santiago Apostol – 8:50am
- Hotel Puerta del Camino – 8:55am
- Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos – 9:10am
- Hotel Gelmirez – 9:20am
- Funterrabia Square – 9:30am
- Hotel Peregrino – 9:35am
Return Details: Returns to original departure point
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This was a splendid day out, and included (not mentioned in itinerary) a visit to a hilltop Celtic village and Mount Tecla, spectacularly overlooking the mouth of the River Minho. It is a long day, so make sure you have a relaxing morning to follow. Lunch was taken in Portugal and very good, consisting of soup, a baked cod dish topped with beautiful crisp potatoes, a dessert, coffee, water and plenty of wine. There is a little bit of walking to do, and some hilly bits and steps, so may not suite a person of lesser mobility. Scenery was magnificent on the perfectly sunny day I was lucky to have. I was the only English speaking individual on a bus full of Spanish speaking people, who were nice polite folk. One or two had some words of English, so I enjoyed their company at the table for lunch.
Reviewed by: Martine B, Ireland