Follow in the footsteps of the apostle Saint James the Great with this trip to Santiago de Compostela from Guimaraes. Tour the main monuments of Santiago and explore Valença, the famous border town, on your way back to Portugal.
Santiago de Compostela Tour
In the morning, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Guimaraes to pick you up and set off on our trip to Santiago de Compostela.
During the two and a half hour journey, we'll enjoy the beautiful landscapes of northern Portugal and Galicia, where the green of the forests and the blue of the ocean blend together in a spectacular symphony of colours. What's more, we'll also admire three of the most important estuaries in Galicia: Vigo, Pontevedra and Arousa.
When you arrive in Santiago, you'll have some free time to visit the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, dedicated to the apostle Saint James the Great and one of the three most important Christian pilgrimage destinations in the world along with Rome and Jerusalem.
If you want, you can even listen to the Pilgrim Mass, where hundreds of people congregate every day in their final stage of the Camino de Santiago.
After visiting the cathedral you'll have some free time to explore the historic centre of the city. The Plaza de Platerías, Rua do Franco and Plaza de Cervantes are just some of the places you can't miss.
You can also use your free time to enjoy some Galician cuisine and try some of its most famous dishes (not included): Padrón peppers, a feira octopus, the empanada, Galician soup, and much more.
After lunch, we'll hop back on the minibus to make our way back to Portugal. After crossing the Minho river, we'll stop in the Portuguese border town of Valença.
Accompanied by our guide, we'll visit the largest medieval fortress in Alto Minho and marvel at its 5 km walled perimeter. You'll then have some free time to explore the city, take in its atmosphere and roam its medieval-style streets. Lastly, we'll enjoy some green wine tasting, the famous local product.
At the end of the trip we'll make our way back to Guimaraes and drop you off at your hotel.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 8 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
|Adults||Children between 4 and 12 years old||Children under 4 years old|
Children between 4 and 12 years oldUS$ 57.70
Children under 4 years oldFree
9 hours 30 minutes.
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English speaking guide.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport in air conditioned minibus.
Guided tour of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.
Pilgrim Mass (optional).
Guided tour of the Valença fortress.
Green wine tasting.
Food and drink.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (9:00 am local time) if there are still places available.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).