Do you want to explore that main places of interest in the land of Albariño wine and be captivated by the architecture on La Toja Island? This day trip from Santiago de Compostela is the perfect opportunity!
Rias Baixas and La Toja Island Day Trip
We’ll pick you up from your hotel in Santiago de Compostela at 9 am and then we’ll start our journey to some of the most magical places in Galicia.
In less than an hour, we’ll reach Cambados, the home of albariño wine. Its cobbled streets and squares are a clear example of how important this town was in the 19th century. To really understand the wine tradition in this region, we’ll make a stop at a local winery. Plus, we’ll go from theory to practice and enjoy a wine tasting of Rías Baixas Denomination of Origin wines.
After finding out more about albariño wine, we’ll head to O Grove and La Toja Island. Did you know that this island is known for its medicinal and thermal waters? Once there, you’ll be able to see the unique architecture of the chapel known as the Chapel of the Shells, as it is covered in scallop shells.
Next, we’ll take a boat ride and explore the Ría de Arousa, the largest estuary in Galicia. On this relaxing cruise, you’ll enjoy the incredible biodiversity and you’ll also be able to witness how the mussels are collected. Afterwards, you’ll be able to try this delicious seafood, and, of course, you’ll be able to wash them down with a cold glass of albariño.
We’ll then make a stop at the La Lanzada Chapel to admire a fantastic view of the Salnés region. You’ll be able to make out the La Lanzada beach, with its over 1.2 miles (2 km) of fine sand. If there is one thing that Galicia is known for, it’s its legends, and of course, this chapel hides some of its own; you’ll find out all about them on this day trip.
The final stop of the day will be in Combarro, one of the most cared for towns in Galicia. The waves crash off the rocks and the 18th-century stone houses provide a perfect example of typical fishing town architecture. Here, you’ll have an hour of free time to discover Combarro at your own leisure or, if you’re hungry, you could always enjoy some delicious Galician cuisine.
We’ll return to your hotel in Santiago de Compostela at around 6:30 pm.
- The minimum age to participate in the wine tasting is 18 years old.
- Under 18s can take part in all the other aspects of this day trip, but they will not be served alcoholic drinks.
|Adults||Children between 3 and 12 years old||Children under 3 years old|
Children between 3 and 12 years oldUS$ 25
Children under 3 years oldFree
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Transport in an air conditioned minibus or coach.
Boat ride in the Ría de Arousa estuary with a mussel tasting.
Visit to a winery with a wine tasting.
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.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of 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).
Plaza de Galicia, opposite Hotel Universal.