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Ribeira Sacra Day Trip
9.20 / 10
Beautiful landscapes, super complete explanations and in general everything very well. Recommended!!
10 Laura Mase
  • The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages. English
  • 10 hours

Historic monasteries and castles, beautiful natural landscapes and delicious wines... discover the delights of the Ribeira Sacra on this day trip from Santiago de Compostela.

Ribeira Sacra Day Trip

We'll leave Santiago at 8:30 am and head north to the province of Orense, where our guided tour through the Ribeira Sacra will begin. The name of this region, which means Sacred Riverbank, comes from the Middle Ages when many monasteries were scattered across the slopes of these rugged landscapes.

On arrival, we'll board a catamaran that will take us through the River Sil canyons. For an hour and a half, we'll enjoy the characteristic landscape of the area, and see the enormous walls that rise up to almost 500 meters high. During the cruise, you'll have the opportunity to sample some traditional wine

Then we'll disembark the catamaran and continue towards some of the viewpoints in the northern part of the Ribeira Sacra. After admiring these views, we'll visit the San Esteban de Ribas de Sil monastery. The monument is currently used as a Parador Nacional de Turismo, known as a luxury hotel located in a historic building,  and still preserves several elements from the original building.

Our next stop will be Orense's historic centre, which holds importance in Galicia for its thermal baths. We'll walk through its cobbled streets and discover all the secrets of its famous bridges. 

the day will end returning to Santiago at around 6:30 pm.

Covid-19 Measures

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:

  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • 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 temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
  • 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.
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Price

Adults Children between 3 and 12 years old Children under 3 years old
US$ 71.70
US$ 29.90
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 71.70
  • Children between 3 and 12 years old

    US$ 29.90
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

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Duration

10 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.

Included

Transport by bus.

English speaking guide.

Catamaran cruise.

Tasting of wines from the Ribeira Sacra.

Insurance.

Not included

Lunch.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

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.

If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 71.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Capela do Pilar Church.