Discover one of the largest pilgrimage sites in the world, Santiago de Compostela, and its sacred route, St James way.
Let yourself be captivated by Santiago de Compostela Historical Centre and its majestic Cathedral.
On your way back to Portugal, discover Valença do Minho, surrounded by a magnificent fortress of two towers and a double great wall projected in Vauban style.
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Explore Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho, two cities full of History. Two countries in one day!
Discover the importance of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and the sacred St James way, visited by pilgrims for centuries.
Appreciate the historic old town of Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Have free time for the Pilgrim Mass (optional) and to see the Bota Fumeiro (Smoke Expeller).
Know the famous Valença’s Fortress, in Vauban style.
Portuguese, English, Spanish or French.
Daily: at 08 AM
PICK UP AND DROP OFF LOCAL (choose your option)• With Hotel Pickup/Drop-Off: hotels in the city center of Porto or Gaia - other types of accommodation are not included; you will be picked up in the most nearby hotel
• Without Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off: at Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352 - in front of the São Bento train station
Begin your full day tour as soon as your guide collects you from your hotel (optional) on a comfortable air-conditioned minibus.
Cross the border between Portugal and Spain to reach the city of Santiago de Compostela.
Get to know one of the most famous pilgrimage routes in the world for centuries: the sacred St James way. Created as an affirmation of the Catholic faith and devotion, this road connects several points of Europe in Spain. An amazing network serving pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia.
Finally, we can appreciate the stunning Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela - the ultimate goal! - for many pilgrims from all over the world. In Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque architectural styles, this Cathedral is a true landmark, not only in Galicia but also in Spain.
After, this stop, it is time to appreciate a delicious tapas lunch at a traditional restaurant (optional) in the old town of Santiago de Compostela. This typical neighborhood, full of history and traditions is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
You have just lived a great experience in Santiago. Now say goodbye to Spain, and come back to Portugal: there are still many sites to discover on this full-day tour!
We will go towards Valença do Minho, an iconic city in the North of Portugal of a singular and respected work of art: the Heart of Viana, in Portuguese filigree. This "Coração de Viana", in Portuguese, is the true medal of Portugal and has a strong importance in the Minho Region. A golden heart that will amaze you.
Find out the biggest tourist attraction in the city: The Fortress, built to protect the village from the Spanish attacks. A stunning medieval structure with two strong towers and a double great wall projected in the Vauban Style, a military architect. You will have enough time to explore the incredible Fortress before you safely return to Porto. Take as many pictures as you wish and save this tour forever in your mind!
No cancellation fee if you cancel until 48 hours prior to the activity date.
Cancellations less than 48 hours or no show, a fee of 100% will be charge.