Day Trip: Santiago De Compostela And Valença Do Minho Day Trip With Lunch - Porto

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please contact the tour operator in order to confirm your pick up time and local till 24hours before
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Cross the border into Spain and retrace part of St James Way a sacred route followed by centuries of pilgrims on a visit to Santiago de Compostela from Porto. On this memorable day trip, explore Compostela's famous cathedral and the city's UNESCO World-Heritage-listed Old Town. Back in Portugal, pay a visit to Valena do Minho, dominated with a fortress of two towers and a double great wall projected in the Vouban style during the return ride to Porto.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

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Travel from Porto, Portugal, over the border to northwestern Spain to walk in the footsteps of pilgrims and discover the Gothic and Baroque glory of the world-renowned cathedral in the city of Santiago de Compostela.

Your guided visit reveals why this is one of the world's most famous cathedrals, filled with Romanesque sculptures, multi-tiered bell towers, porticoes, cloisters, and portals. See and experience the highlights of the cathedral's breathtaking interior, including the lofty barrel-vaulted nave, the air thick with heady incense, the golden altar and the crypt housing St James remains.

Have free time to have a traditional lunch of octopus or seafood in Santiago (own expense) and explore Santiago's UNESCO World-Heritage-listed old town.

After your visit to Santiago de Compostela, get back in your air-conditioned coach and travel to Valena do Minho, a historical village in the north of Portugal, located on the border between Portugal and Spain. 

Take time to explore this great city with its historical essence before returning to Porto, where your day trip concludes.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Lunch

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Porto city center

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

There is no bathroom on board the bus

Dress code is smart casual

The tours may be changed without prior notice

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Minimum passenger required to run - 4 persons

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Oct-2022

    Our tour guide Sylvia was excellent. She was very knowledgeable in the history of the area and was pleasant to talk to. The journey from Porto to Santiago was beautiful. The cathedral itself was amazingly beautiful and it’s enormity was enjoyable. Overall excellent experience due to Sylvia.

  • 12-Oct-2022

    Excellent guide David was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Very accommodating! Thank you. Keep it up.

  • 02-Oct-2022

    Daniel Moro is a fabulous host. He made the long drive to Campostela interesting and informative. He managed our time there so efficiently and connected all historically and culturally. Everything we could have wanted in a tour host and more!!! Get him if you can!

  • 15-Sep-2022

    Mario was a funny and interesting tour guide who kept us entertained on a long drive. Santiago de Compostela was wonderful with charm and history. Valenca is worth a day trip of its own.

  • 25-Jul-2022

    Marco was a good driver (as bikers generally are) and a great guide. I enjoyed talking motorcycles with him. We took a scenic route and crossed the border back into Portugal from Spain on the old bridge back from before the time of the EU. Marco added interesting commentary and went out of his way to enhance the experience with suggestions, commentary, water, and extra mussels at lunch!

  • 19-Jul-2022

    La visita alla Cattedrale, simpatica la guida che ci ha accompagnato Mario Pinto. Sempre disponibile e attento alle nostre esigenze

  • 14-Jul-2022

    A viagem foi bastante agradável. Gostamos muito do passeio todo: de conhecer a Igreja maravilhosa, sentir o clima de fé que acompanha os peregrinos; de conhecer a região do Minho; conhecer a cidade de Valença, cidade portuguesa limite com a Espanha, saber sua história. Mário, o guia que nos acompanhou foi competente nas informações, atento e dedicado ao bem estar do grupo.

  • 02-Jul-2022

    El guía Martin súper amable. Nos explico todo. Como sugerencia dejar más tiempo en Santiago, o ajustar horarios pues siento q está apretado la visita a la iglesia y el lunch. Afortunadamente yo pude entrar a la iglesia a misa, pero también estaría muy padre una visita local, eso le daría un plus.

  • 11-May-2022

    The Driver was nice , the lunch was great however there was no guide. We signed up for a guided tour, when we got to Santiago the driver gave us a map and said have fun. We got lost , wasted time and did not know what we were looking at, we went on Eight tours in Portugal this was the worst.

  • 07-May-2022

    The tour promptly started at the time and place agreed. Our tour guide Martin was very knowledgeable. During the drive to Santiago de Compostela he pointed out sites of interests and shared its history. En route we stopped at a resting area where we were able to buy something to eat and drink. Upon arrival in Santiago, we had about an hour to explore on our own however, a map was provided. Although the town is pretty small so it’s hard to get lost. Afterwards we met with the group for lunch at a tapas restaurant. I thought it was great! There were a variety of tapas such as mussels, croquetas, tortilla de patatas, and chicken to name a few. Of course, to drink we had the option or red or white wine, water and to finish off, dessert with coffee. Overall, this was a great experience. It is definitely worth it!

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