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Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho from Porto

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    What to Expect
    Start your tour around 8am, where you will cross the border to Spain to explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia.

    Santiago is the capital of the autonomous region. The city was born by the discover of the tomb of the Apostle Santiago, people believe that in the city remains the tomb of Santiago and after that, it began a pilgrimage that led to the world-famous “Caminho de Santiago” (St. James Way).

    In this magnificent visit to Santiago de Compostela, you will have time to visit the gorgeous 11th century cathedral, dedicated to the Apostle. Originally built in a Romanesque style, today, the Cathedral is a set of harmonious influences.

    Have the opportunity to attend mass if you wish, enjoy free time for lunch and make sure you take a walk around the local shops and handicrafts.

    After visiting Santiago, the tour starts the way back to Porto, stopping at Valença do Minho.

    Valença do Minho is a lovely city with a unique fortress in Vauban style. There will time of a nice walk and to see the local buzz of the small northern portuguese cities!

    The full day tour ends with the hotel drop off around 6:30pm
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    Departure Point
    Porto, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off for option with hotel pick up and drop off included
    • Lunch - Only for option with lunch
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Usually our tours run in one language but there are cases of one extras language or more.
    • Tours run in samll groups between 8 and 30 people
    • Duration: the hours of duration are approximate hours, The Tour is subject to local traffic, visit schedules, etc
    • Pick up: Free of charge in central Oporto and Vila Nova de Gaia hotels. For private and other types of accommodation the meeting point is at LIVING TOURS PORTO (Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352/354 Porto) - next to São Bento train station, Porto
    • Reservation is mandatory and requires na emai request/confirmation. Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours befor the date of the servisse. Cancellations within 48 hours or less will be fully charged.
    • All tours depart from Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia
    • The services included in the tours/wine estate visits, restaurants, etc) are subject to 3rd party availability and may change without prior notice.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Took this tour to Santiago de Compostela from Porto. Our guide was Nuno. We were a group of 6 (originally 8 but 2 people were no-show). The guide does not come with you to the Cathedral because of local-guide regulations, but Nuno answered all questions...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This day trip excursion is a must if you have an extra day during Porto trip. We went to visit the Northern city of Valenca before entering Spain and UNESCO site of Santiago de Compostela. Visited the narrowest street of Spain and Portugal. That was...More

    Thank christinec471
    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mrs. Cristine, Thank you very much for your feedback about Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho Tour. Best regards Living Tours Team

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I went there with my friend and we enjoyed it a lot. He gave us a lot of knowledge of Santiago de Compostela, Portugal and Garcia. Japan has historic connection with Portugal thus we could exchange some common words and history. It gave me more...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Sawako Y
    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mr. Sawako, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. We ar very pleased to know that you have enjoyed it. Warmest regards Living Tours Team

    Reviewed 28 May 2019

    Andre picked me up at my hotel and we were off on a full day adventure to Santiago and Valenca. Andre was so very attentive and knowledgeable. He made the tour extra special. It was a longtime dream to see Santiago, and he made it...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Linda B
    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mrs. Linda Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We are very pleased to know that you´ve enjoyed the day in Santiago and Valença do Minho with our guide André. Warmest regards Living Tours Team

    Reviewed 23 May 2019

    Six people on this trip spoke Portuguese and two of us didn't. Hearing both languages was irritating and communication with fellow passengers was near impossible. A companion tour had availability as Only English was spoken on that tour. The music coming back was absolutely dreadful....More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2019

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mr. Rock, First of all we would like to thank you your time giving us your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that the tour didn´t go trought your expectations, althought we will take your review into account...More

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    Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
    I did a private tour with the guide by myself. I was back about 1830. You can email them and ask. It's a trip really worthwhile if you have any interest in the Camino and in the history of Santiago. It would be worth... More
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    I could attend half of it. It depends on traffic and how long you’ll stay in Valenca. You might be able to request to visit Valenca on the way back to Porto.
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