Santiago and Valença do Minho Full Day Private Tour
On a 8 hours tour we offer you the opportunity to visit Santiago de Compostela, one of the most important places for pilgrimage in the world and Valença do Minho, historical village with its famous Great Wall.
Enjoy some free time in Santiago de Compostela to explore de Historical centre and to visit its impressive Carthedral.
Luch is also included so that you may appreciate the local gastronomy and before return to Porto, stop in Valença do Minho for a guided tour throught the old town.
Start you day early in the morning witht the pick up at your hotel around 08h30 on a comfortable air condicioned minivan. From Porto to Santiago is about 2h30 driving, through this time guide will tell you evertyhing that you need to know about Santiago. A stop will be providaded along the way so that you don't spend the entire time inside the vehícle.
Know that Santiago started to be a place of pilgrimage after the discover of the Tomb of the Aposlte Santiago at the beggining of the IX century. After that al Europe began to walk towards Santiago. Holy city of christianity, where everyone's yearn to receive the grace of complete absolution, many believers have pilgrimed in surch of forgi forgiveness for their sins. In 1985 Santiago was classified as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Also the well-known "Caminho de Santiago" (Santiago Way) was itself classified as a world Heritage site by UNESCO 8 years after, in 1993. Pay attention to your guide that will tell you everything about the history, important refereces and curiosities.
Once in Santiago, you'll be given free time to visit the city centre. Guide will give you a map and some indications for you to explore on yor won.
At the old town you'll find a georgeus historical centre, filled with an middle age essence!
Don't forget to visit its impressive Cathedral where stays the famous Tomb of the Apostle Santiago, appreciate the beauty , the preservantion, the rich, the archicheture and the outstandng work inside and outside the cathedral
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant where you'll be able to taste some of the local gastronomy!
Soon after we leave Santiago towards Valença do Minho, an historical village, representing one of the main palces for stay for pilgrimages on the way to Santiago.
The political disagreements leid to the reforcement of the village trought a complex and extensive walls sistem that is well known nowadays, making this city so unique with a very interesting historical component. Learn more about Valença do Minho as you follow your guide on a nice walk through the centre. The "Praça forte" (Strong Square) constitutes a remarcable example of modern military architeture with great strategic value. This and many other elements to discouver along the city centre.
At the end, guide will drop you off comfortably at your hotel.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Infant seats available"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 4 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
We collect all passengers from their accommodation.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.