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Guided Tour of Santiago de Compostela with Valença Fortress Visit

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Visit two countries in one day, Portugal and Spain, on this full-day guided tour. Discover the sacred Cathedral and route, and savor these moments forever.

Highlights

  • Discover one of the world’s largest pilgrimage sites, Santiago de Compostela.

  • Walk its sacred route, St. James Way.

  • Get captivated by the Historic Centre and its majestic Cathedral.

  • Make your way back to Portugal, from Spain, and stop at the Valença de Minho, projected in Vauban style.

  • Surround yourself with the magnificent fortress of two towers and a double great wall, displaying Vauban architecture.

Inclusions

  • Expert tour guide

  • Monument entry fees

  • Comfortable minibus with A/C

  • 1 water bottle per person

  • Lunch (if option selected)

Exclusions

  • Audio guide

  • Hotel transfers

  • Tips & personal expenses

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Explore two majestic countries in one day

Cross the border between Portugal and Spain, as you reach the city of Santiago de Compostela. Make your way through one of the most famous pilgrimage routes in the world, for centuries, the sacred St. James Way. This site was created as an affirmation of Catholic faith and devotion. This sacred route connects several points of Europe in Spain. The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia, serves as an amazing network for pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle, Saint James the Great.

Attain your ultimate goal by appreciating the stunning Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, for its Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque architectural styles. This Cathedral is not only a true landmark in Galicia but also in Spain. Appreciate a delicious tapas lunch at a traditional restaurant if you choose this option, in the old town of Santiago de Compostela. This neighborhood is full of history and traditions and is considered to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Goodbye Spain, Hello Portugal

Head towards the iconic city in northern Portugal, Valença de Minho, known for its singular and well-respected work of art, the Heart of Viana. This Portuguese filigree Coração de Viana, is the true medal of Portugal. This golden heart will amaze you with its strong importance in the Minho Region.

Make your way to the biggest tourist attraction in the city, known as the Fortress, which was built to protect the village from Spanish attacks. This stunning medieval structure has two strong towers and a double great wall, projected in Vauban Style by a medieval architect. Savor these spots and retain these highlights before safely returning to the meeting point.

Important Information

  • The Cathedral is currently undergoing some interior and exterior renovations. Hence, some areas cannot be visited.

  • This tour is offered in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

  • Outside food and drinks, and photography are allowed on this tour.

  • The itinerary may be subject to change without prior notice due to local circumstances or events.

Timings

  • Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun: 7:30am onwards
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Living Tours.

  • Address: R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352 354, 4050-418 Porto, Portugal.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is S.Bento. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board bus 500 to get you there.

By Metro

  • The closest metro station is São Bento. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board metro D to get you there.

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