Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

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Explore the Spanish villages of Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho on this day trip in an air-conditioned vehicle from Porto. Enjoy a mouth-watering lunch with a drink along the way.

Highlights

  • Explore the old streets of the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela
  • Learn about the cult of St. James of the Greater Saracens
  • Attend the mass at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
  • Visit the Historical center of Valença do Minho
  • Explore wall fortifications of Valença do Minho

Description

Discover 2 charming southern Europe on a full-day sightseeing tour from Porto. Cross the border into Spain to explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia and stop to see Valença do Minho on the way back to Porto.  Board a comfortable van or bus and embark on a journey to one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the world, Santiago. See the Caminhos de Santiago (St. James Way) pilgrim trail and visit a magnificent 11th-centuty cathedral. Admire the architecture that was originally built in a Romanesque style, today the cathedral is an amalgam of harmonious influences. Have the opportunity to attend mass and enjoy free time to go for a stroll in the UNESCO World Heritage city center. Begin the drive back to Porto, stopping at Valença do Minho, a historical village in the north of Portugal, located right on the border between Portugal and Spain. Valença was important during the middle ages and it was part of 'Caminhos de Santiago'.  See how the city is dominated by a fortress of two towers and a double wall before returning to your meeting point in Porto. 

Includes

Transportation by minibus Tour guide Lunch with drinks (depending on the option selected) Free time in Santiago de Compostela Guided visit to Valença do Minho Porto city walking tour (available from the day after your experience)

Important Information

  • Vegetarian and gluten-free meal options are available if requested before the day of the booking
  • Usually tours run in one language but there are cases where one extra language or more can be used
  • The group size will be from 8 to 27 people
  • This tour requires a minimum of 4 people to operate. If the minimum is not met, customers will be asked to reschedule or cancel for a full refund
  • The services included in the tour are subject to third party availability and may change without notice
  • The cathedral of Santiago is currently undergoing interior and exterior renovations. Some areas of the cathedral cannot be visited
  • Discover Porto in a unique way with a Free Walking Tour with Living Tours, available to all customers who book this activity. Free Walking Tour departs daily in English and Spanish at 9:30 a.m. from Cordoaria (Campo dos Mártires da Pátria 31, Porto) and 4:30 p.m. from Batalha (Rua Alexandre Herculano 412, Porto).

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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