On this tour, you're going to head North of the Iberian Peninsula, and discover Santiago de Compostela and its Cathedral where the remains of Saint James, the Apostle, rest.
Our private driver-guide will pick you up at your accommodation and will drive you to one of the most important places for Catholics. This unique town is known to be the final stop of the famous trail Camino de Santiago - St. James Way, a lifetime goal for many pilgrims throughout the centuries. Wandering the streets of the old city center, you'll find beautiful medieval and baroque buildings, hidden corners, squares and impressive monuments. Everywhere, pilgrims, tourists and locals mingle with each other, creating a magical atmosphere.
The ultimate goal of this day is to visit the Cathedral of Santiago,the largest Romanesque Church in Spain, that suffered several transformations through the centuries, giving us the true gem that it is nowadays. Here, you can be part of the tradition by embracing St. James Statue and visit his toomb, like thousands of pilgrim have been doing for centuries.
You'll have free time on your own to explore the interior of this magnificent building famous and, if you like, to assist the Pilgrim's Mass and, maybe if you're lucky you can assist the famour ritual of the Bota Fumeiro, when a gigantic Incense Burner swings across the cathedral's ceilings.
On this day, you will also get the chance to visit Valença do Minho, the last Portuguese stronghold, and admire an amazing view over the Minho River and the Spanish Boarder.
Return to Porto where our driver will drop you off at your hotel.
Crossing the border. Two countries in a day!
Visit the imposing Cathedral of Santiago
Appreciate the beautiful landscape of the Minho river banks
Visit the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the largest Romanesque Church in Spain
Have free time to attend the Pilgrim's Mass (optional)
Wander around the historical center (UNESCO Site, since 1985)
Learn all about this ancient pilgrimage
Discover the small town of Valença do Minho, by the border
Minho and Galician landscape and architecture
About this tour
Duration: Up to 10 hours, usually between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. However the schedule can be adapted according to your needs.
Private: Our tours are always private, just you and our guide/driver, for your safety and health. We follow very strict COVID-19 protocol guidelines, instructed by Turismo de Portugal.
Lunch and visits are not private, but the partners that provide these services are also approved by the Portuguese Health Department.
Tailor made: The tour will be adjusted and scheduled according to your specific interests and needs.
Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot: Our driver will pick you up at any agreed previously spot, like your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or another meeting point.
Our Guarantee: Our driver/guide will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historical context. Since our driver is also the guide, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits inside of monuments. Find out why.
Up to 96 hours: no charge
From 96 to 48 hours: 50% penalty
Less than 48 hours or no-show: 100% penalty
The price includes:
Private and exclusive Driver / Guide
Modern and Comfortable luxury Mercedes vehicle
Pick-up and Drop-off at a designated spot
Hand sanitizer and protection masks
24h/7 Customer Service Assistance
The price does not include:
Entrances and activities not mentioned in the program
Other meals and drinks
Tailor this tour
Typical Galician Tapas Lunch - €60,00 / person