Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo Small-Group Day Trip from Porto
Absorb the sacred ambience of one of the world’s most significant pilgrimage sites on a full-day trip to Santiago de Compostela from Porto. Accompanied by an expert guide, discover the ecclesiastical majesty of Santiago de Compostela’s historical center; marvel at the grand architecture of Cathedral of Santiago, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, and gain valuable insight into the religious significance and cultural history of Galicia’s capital. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Porto hotel.Itinerary
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Santuario de Santa Luzia, Estrada de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo 4900-408 Portugal
The construction of this sanctuary dedicated to Santa Luzia and the Sacred Heart of Jesus was begun in 1904 and continued until 1959. Designed by architect Miguel Ventura Terra, who was succeeded by architect Miguel Nogueira after the death of his mentor in 1919.
The architectural style is inspired by Roman-Byzantine style, integrated into the revival style of architecture that characterised the turn of the century. Its impressive rose-windows are the largest on the Iberian Peninsular and the second largest in Europe.
You can climb the Santa Luzia Mount by cable car, car or the steps. This place overlooks an important swathe of the Vale do Lima valley and a large part of the waterfront, to the north and south of the river estuary, as well as the lush, green hills. This panorama was considered by National Geographic Magazine as the 3rd most lovely in the World.
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Museu Municipal de Viana do Castelo, Largo de Sao Domingos, Viana do Castelo 4900-330 Portugal
Viana do Castelo is one of the most beautiful cities in the north of Portugal. Its involvement in the Portuguese Discoveries and, later on, cod fishing shows its traditional connection to the sea.
Viana do Castelo is easily accessed from Porto, or from Valença for those coming from Spain. The special geographical situation of the city, next to the sea and to the mouth of the river Lima, can be seen from the Santa Luzia hill.
Viana is rich in palaces emblazoned with coats of arms, churches and monasteries, monumental fountains and water features that constitute a wealth of heritage worth visiting.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, Praza do Obradoiro S/N, 15704, Santiago de Compostela Spain
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela and is an integral component of the Santiago de Compostela World Heritage Site in Galicia, Spain. The cathedral is the reputed burial place of Saint James the Great, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ.
Duration: 3 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 9 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from your Hotel or Accommodation
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.