Discover Green Galicia


  • Spain and Portugal

  • Active pace

Tour : 6880

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Taste Galicia's renowned shellfish on a fishing trip in the Atlantic Ocean, discover Roman lighthouses and thermal baths, and enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery of west Portugal and Spain. Wander the pretty streets of Porto and get lost in the atmospheric old town of Santiago de Compostela on this relaxing tour.

Highlights

  • Porto Explore the pretty waterfront city on a guided walking tour.
  • Santiago de Compostela Explore the city’s UNESCO-listed old quarters.
  • O Grove Enjoy a scenic boat trip and sample oysters, mussels and other local delicacies.
  • Atlantic Coast Scenic Drive Enjoy magnificent coastal scenery as you journey to Finisterre.
  • Ourense See the 12th-century cathedral and the Roman thermal baths on a sightseeing trip.
  • Cañon de Sil Admire the breathtaking views from the canyon.

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners

Porto

Day
1

Your tour starts today.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Porto - Vigo - Rías Baixas

Day
2

After breakfast, start the day with a walking tour of Porto's city centre. This is the second largest city in Portugal, located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The ''Cidade Invicta'' or the city from where the country originally expanded, is nowadays famed not only for the Port wine cellars, one of which you will visit today, but also for several monuments, museums, churches, bridges, markets, fairs, green spaces and popular dynamics. Continue to the Rías Baixas (lower bays) area, stop to enjoy the fantastic natural setting of the city of Vigo, before arriving at your accommodation for the next five nights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rías Baixas - Santiago de Compostela - Rías Baixas

Day
3

After breakfast depart to visit Santiago de Compostela: the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. The old city quarters have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site they are also home to St James' Cathedral, the destination of the Camino de Santiago (the pilgrimage route of St James'). Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

O Grove - La Toja - Combarro - Poio - Pontevedra

Day
4

Discover the Rías Baixas region heading north to the charming fishing village of O Grove for a delightful included boat trip to taste some of the local delicacies such as oysters and mussels. Cross the O Grove bridge to the island of La Toja and admire the tranquil, pretty gardens and spectacular coastal scenery. From here, head back to Combarro, enjoying the unique ambience of this traditional fishing village, before continuing to Poio for a visit to the Monastery, which in 1548 became a college of theology and now houses the largest library in Galicia. The day ends in Pontevedra, a city rich in historical and religious heritage, where the included sightseeing tour will introduce you to the city's fascinating monuments before returning to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rías Baixas - La Coruña - Rías Baixas

Day
5

Today journey to La Coruña, the 'Balcony over the Atlantic'. The city has its origins in sea trade and its icon is the Tower of Hercules, a roman lighthouse still guiding seamen to this day. La Coruña is full of contrasts, with elements of the shipping trade that have remained unchanged for years set side-by-side with a modern, vibrant metropolis city laden with shops, galleries, cafés and restaurants. The included city tour with a local guide will acquaint you with the highlights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rías Baixas - Atlantic Coast scenic drive to Finisterre - Rías Baixas

Day
6

Enjoy a scenic drive along the Atlantic Coast to Finisterre, often called 'the end of the earth' because of its position as one of the westernmost points on the European mainland. This route offers up some truly stunning coastal scenery - a blend of cliffs and rocks, white sandy beaches and lush marshlands.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rías Baixas - Ourense - Cañon de Sil - Porto

Day
7

Check out from the hotel in Rías Baixas today and head first to Ourense, a tranquil city made up of narrow streets, pretty squares and pleasant gardens. A local guide will show you many interesting religious buildings of varying styles with the pinnacle being the 12th-century cathedral and the thermal springs dating back to Roman times. Continue to Cañon de Sil, an impressive canyon that is hundreds of metres deep, affording incredible views. Explore the villages and monasteries that lie on its ridges before continuing to Porto for the night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Porto

Day
8

Your tour ends today. For customers that are extending their holiday with a cruise, a transfer will be provided to the port.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

 

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners

UK - Oporto

Day
1

Fly to Oporto where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for one nights.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Oporto - Vigo - Rias Bajas

Day
2

After breakfast, start the day by visiting Oporto, the second largest city in Portugal, located along the Douro River estuary in northern Portugal, registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The ''Ciade Invicta'' or the city from where the country originally expanded is nowadays famed not only for the Port wine cellars, but also for several monuments, museums, churches, bridges, markets, fairs, green space and popular dynamics. Continue to Rias Bajas to enjoy the fantastic natural setting of the city of Vigo.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rias Bajas - Santiago de Compostela - Rias Bajas

Day
3

After breakfast depart to visit Santiago de Compostela: the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. The old city quarters have been designated UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and also home to the Cathedral and your destination for today.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

O Grove - La Toja - Combarro - Poio - Pontevedra

Day
4

Head north to the charming fishing village of O Grove for a delightful boat trip to taste some of the local delicacies such as oysters and mussels. Cross the O Grove bridge to the island of La Toja and admire the tranquil, pretty gardens and spectacular coastal scenery. From here, head back to Combarro, with a stop en route atop Siradella Mountain for breathtaking views of the region. Spend some time in Combarro enjoying the unique ambience of this traditional fishing village, before continuing to Poio for a visit to the Monastery, which in 1548 became a college of theology and now houses the largest library in Galicia. The day ends in Pontevedra, a city rich in historical and religious heritage, where the included sightseeing tour will introduce you to the city's fascinating monuments.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rias Bajas - La Coruña - Rias Bajas

Day
5

Today journey to La Coruña, the 'Balcony over the Atlantic'. The city has its origins in sea trade and its icon is the Tower of Hercules, a roman lighthouse still guiding seamen to this day. La Coruña is a city of contrasts, with elements of the shipping trade that have remained unchanged for years set side by side with a modern, vibrant metropolis laden with shops, galleries, cafés and restaurants. The included sightseeing trip will acquaint you with the highlights and you will have plenty of time to explore at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rias Bajas - Atlantic Coast scenic drive to Finisterre - Rias Bajas

Day
6

Enjoy a scenic drive along the Atlantic Coast to Finisterre, often called 'the end of the earth' because of its position as one of the westernmost points on the European mainland. This route offers up some truly stunning coastal scenery; a blend of cliffs and rocks, white sandy beaches and lush marshlands.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rias Bajas - Cañon de Sil - Oporto

Day
7

Head to Ourense, a tranquil city made up of narrow streets, pretty squares and pleasant gardens. It is home to many interesting religious buildings of varying styles with the pinnacle being the 12th century Cathedral. Whilst in Ourense visit the Burgas, unusual thermal springs which reach 70 degrees and date back to Roman times. Next, head to Cañon de Sil, an impressive canyon which is hundreds of metres deep. You have a chance to explore the villages and monasteries that lie on its ridges before continuing to Oporto for the night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Oporto - UK

Day
8

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay with a Douro river cruise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

 

What's included

Tour only

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Service charges
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Service charges
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
  • All airport and port taxes

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