Join Your Tours Portugal for a unique day trip across the border to the holy Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela.
The tour will begin with our team collecting you from your place of accommodation. As we leave the city and cross the green region of Alto-Minho, our expert guides will share with you the fascinating story of Santiago (St James) and the city that bears his name.
On arrival at the historical centre of Santiago de Compostela (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), you will have free time to visit the beautiful 11th-century cathedral dedicated to Saint James. Here you can attend the famous “Pilgrim’s Mass” and, if travelling on festive days, witness the ritual of the “Bota-Fumeiro”.
Then, we’ll take a stroll through the medieval streets of the historical Old Town. Full of tradition and local handicrafts, this is one of Spain’s most enchanting town centres.
After working up an appetite on our walk, we’ll stop at a restaurant to indulge in the incomparable tastes of Galicia.
Leaving Spain, we’ll cross the border back into Portugal and explore a frontier town hidden behind imposing medieval walls.
We’ll walk together around the town centre, soaking up the old-world atmosphere, before sitting down to sample some delicious local delicacies and relax with a drink.
Having explored some of the most picturesque and historically significant parts of both Portugal and Spain, we’ll take you back to your accommodation.
When you travel with Your Tours Portugal, you can be assured of expertly crafted tours that cover all the key sites at a suitably relaxed pace. Our skilled guides are with you all the way to guarantee a no-fuss trip focused on what’s important – an unforgettable experience.
If you have any questions about this private trip to Santiago de Compostela, please get in touch with us.
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