Santiago de Compostela and Valença - Private Tour with Tapas Lunch Included

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Introduction

On this full-day private tour, find out one of the largest pilgrimage sites in the world, Santiago de Compostela and its sacred route, St. James way.

Have the opportunity to explore the famous Cathedral of Santiago that hosts the Santiago Maior tomb. Discover the small Portuguese town of Valença do Minho known for its impressive medieval Fortress. 

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   Daily    9 hours
Highlights

Visit Portugal and Spain in just one day: explore Santiago and Valença!


Discover the importance of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and the sacred St James Way, visited by pilgrims for centuries.


Get to know the small Portuguese town of Valença do Minho that holds the spectacular Fortress.


Have free time for the Pilgrim Mass (optional) and to see the Bota Fumeiro (Smoke Expeller) 

Key details

Please select the exact number of people, including children, babies, and seniors.

LANGUAGES

Portuguese, English, Spanish or French. 

DURATION

09 Hours 

PICK UP AND DROP OFF LOCAL

Your accommodation in the center of Porto or Gaia

SCHEDULE

Daily: at 08 AM

Full description

Your private tour begins with the pick up at your accommodation. Enter this comfortable minibus to cross the border between Portugal and Spain and finally reach the beautiful city of Santiago de Compostela.

Get to know one of the most famous pilgrimage routes in the world for centuries, the sacred Saint James way. Created as a sort of affirmation of the Catholic faith and devotion, this road connects several points of Europe with this Spanish city.

You cannot skip this city without know the overwhelming 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. 

Feel the energy surrounded you as pilgrims arrive at the heart of the old town. According to tradition, this majestic building hosts the tomb of the apostle Santiago Maior, the patron saint of Spain.

Enjoy a delightful traditional lunch right in the city historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Feel this city as you prefer, having some free time to explore its best corners!

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 private full-day tour!

Explore a small town full of history, 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. Appreciate one of the most pleasant places in Northern Portugal, an unspoiled breathtaking landscape to the Minho river.

Find the majestic Fortress of Valença, strategically built to protect the city from the Spanish attacks. Come with us and let yourself be amazed by the stunning historical value of this structure. A Fortress made of two towers and a double great wall projected in the Vauban Style, a military architect. Enjoy the free time to explore this monument as you wish.

It is time to return comfortably to Porto, more exactly, at your hotel door

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Included

  • Private tour to Santiago De Compostela and Valença Do Minho.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Transportation on a comfortable minibus.
  • Traditional lunch in Santiago De Compostela.
  • Personalized service.
  • Free time for the Pilgrim Mass (optional) and to see the Bota Fumeiro (Smoke Expeller).

Excluded

  • Other meals and drinks.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional).

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Additional info

Nearest town

Nearest Airport

Reviews

Thank you very much for your service
My wife and I joined your one day tour service on July 16th, Tuesday, which is from Porto to Santiago de Compostera. Our Guide and Driver was Mr. Daniel Hota. We were so lucky and happy, thanks to Daniel. His guidance by english was very clear and easy to understand, and his driving technique was excellent. Thanks to Daniel, we could have enjoyable tour and lunchtime. Thank you very much giving us good memories.
Nobu I.
We had a wonderfull vacation in Porto and a splendid trip to Santiago do Compostella
Anabele, we want to thank you for your lovely way to be our guide. Your explications among the road and your way of listening and guiding were very agreable. It created also a good atmosphere with the other companions. As we said at the moment of leaving the van, we want to thank you and wish you moments of deep happiness in your life, whereever it brings you! Also the rest of the journey was very agreable for us, we had no problems, a good arrival at home and are very greatfull.
Guido and Marleen from Belgium

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