Camino de Santiago Day Tours

 

Get the most out of your trip, and take some time to visit exciting nearby cities, cultural highlights, and historical hotspots. See our optional day tours below.

Porto – Half Day Tour:

Porto Half Day Tour map

Visit the historical centre of the Best European city in 2014. Portugal’s second-largest metropolis is waiting for you to explore its cobbled streets and colourful old town! Visit the coastal city and sample the local delicacies and famous Port Wine. A three hour walking tour through the historical centre of one of the most important cities of Portugal. In this walking tour you will be able to see a bit of the daily life of the Porto citizens and their habits as well as visiting:

  • Overview on Porto Half Day Tour

    Torres dos Clérigos – a beautiful baroque church dating from the 18th century.

    Livraria Lello e Irmao – one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world. This bookshop is an amazing place for booklovers.

    Avenida dos Aliados – the main Avenue of Porto is also an area full of history as well as cafes and monuments.

    Estação de São Bento – inaugurated in 1906, it once was a convent.  This train station has magnificent tiles to telling you about the history of transport as well as panels of King John I and Queen Phillipa de Lancaster.

    Ponte Luis I – a 19th century bridge showing the strength of iron in Douro River.

    Catedral da Sé – the oldest cathedral in the city, a Roman Church from 13th century.

    Bairro da Sé – the oldest and most colourful area of Porto.

    Ribeira – a historical square in the Port of the city, with medieval streets that fascinates everyone.

    Meeting Point:10:00am : University of Porto (See voucher with a map)
    Torre dos Clérigos, Livraria Lello e Irmao, Avenida dos Aliados, Estaçao de S. Bento, Ponte Luís I, Sé Catedral, Bairro da Sé, Ribeira

    Availability:
    Every day : 10:00am
    Duration: 2 hours
    Minimum of 2 people
    Language: English
    Price: €49

    Included

    • Guide during all tour
    • Technical proof of three Portuguese olive oils
    • Brief presentation of the olive oil sector in Portugal

    Not Included

    • Flights
    • Travel Insurance
    • Drinks and meals not specified
    • Entrances other than mentioned
    • Telephone and personal expenses

Finisterre and Costa Da Morte – Full Day Tour:

One day trip to Finisterre-Costa Da Morte map

Finisterre is the traditional final stop on the Camino de Santiago and was once thought to be the most western point of Europe (hence the dramatic name!). From here, travel by bus along the infamous Costa de Morte, stopping in fishing towns Muxia, Muros and the dramatic 155-metre tall waterfall, Cascada de Ezaro. A day tour to the place where the Romans believed it was the end of the world.

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    Muros – a fisherman coastal town with a great harbour.

    Cascada do Ézaro – An amazing waterfall 155 meters high and is the only waterfall in Europe that flows straight to the ocean.

    Fisterra – a rocky coast that romans believed was the end of the earth, home to the lighthouse, Monte Facho.

    Muxia – a coastal town, the final destination of the pilgrims from The Camino. A sacred place full of legends and beauty.

    Availability:
    March: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th (Every Saturday)
    April : 6th, 7th, 11th, 13th, everyday from 15th except Monday 22nd and Monday 29th
    May to October: Available every day, except on Monday (Available on the following Mondays: 13th and 20th May; 24th June; 1st July and 7th October)
    November: 1st, 2nd and 3rd
    December: 5th and 7th

    Depart Santiago: 9:00am from Calle Senra, no 14 (at the bus stop)next to the bakery ‘Miguez’.

    Duration: Full-day tour –  Arrival back to Santiago approx 18:30h

    Language: Galician, Spanish and English (others languages on request)

    Price: €49

    Included

    • Transport in coach.
    • The service of a professional guide, able to guide visits in Galician, Spanish and English (others languages on request: CONSULT MINIMUM NUMBER OF PERSONS).
    • Stops for meals in places with a variety of eating establishments, to that our customers can freely choose their own menus and prices (meals not included).
    • In order to ensure a satisfactory visit, the tourist guide in charge may make any necessary changes if needed.

    Optional

    • Children between 3 years and 12 years : 25 euros
    • Baby less than 3 years, free

Rias Baixas Boat Trip – Full Day Tour:

Rías Baixas (boat trip) map

Travel from Santiago de Compostela to the Rías Baixas on a full-day tour that goes through the Galician region of Spain. Hop a boat and visit the gorgeous harbour of Salnés before hitting Rías Baixas, Pontevedra and Islas Grandes.

  • Overview on Rias Baixas Boat Trip – Full Day Tour

    Starting off in the capital city of Pontevedra, you will discover the narrow side streets and vibrating life of the old historical centre. After you will continue to Combarro, a village known for its archaeological heritage and Hórreos (typical Galician granaries).

    From here you will then be taken to O Grove, where you will board a catamaran that will take you along the Ría de Arousa. Whilst on board enjoy the views and learn about the mussel production in the area and how the river is used as a hatchery. You will also have the opportunity to taste this delicacy, along with samples of Albariño wine.

    After your boat trip, stop and enjoy some free time to get lunch.

    Then continue to the capital of the Albariño, Cambados, for a another wine tasting before returning to Santiago de Compostela.

    Availability 2019:
    April 19th; May every Saturday (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th) additional tours on 22nd and 23rd; June every Saturday (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th) additional tour 25th; July every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, additional tour 24th July; August every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; September every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; October every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (last dates 8th, 10th and 12th)

    Meeting Point:
    9:00 h. from Calle Senra, no 14 (at the bus stop) next to the bakery “Miguez”.

    Arrival in Santiago:
    18:30 -19:00 h. approx

    Duration:
    Full-day tour

    Language:
    Galician, Spanish and English (others languages on request)

    Price:
    €50

    Included

    • Transport in coach.
    • The service of a professional guide, able to guide visits in Galician, Spanish and English (others languages on request: CONSULT MINIMUM NUMBER OF PERSONS).
    • Stops for meals in places with a variety of eating establishments, to that our customers can freely choose their own menus and prices (meals not included).
    • In order to ensure a satisfactory visit, the tourist guide in charge may make any necessary changes if needed.

    Optional

    • Children between 3 years and 12 years : 25 euros
    • Baby less than 3 years, free

    Not Included

    • Meal

Basque Coast – Half Day Tour:

BasqueCoast Half Day Tour map

The Basque Coast is a wild and natural place full of tradition and good gastronomy. Come and discover the Oldest Transporter Bridge in the world and the coastal village where you will enjoy the rough huge rock that holds on the top the old hermit of San Juan which is connected with a long stone-stair passage to the mainland.

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    Next you will continue to the fishing town of Bermeo. Here you will stop to visit the narrow streets, the Juradera Church, the Ercilla Tower, the old port and the Town Hall among other sites. Later you will pass through Mundaka, a beautiful site with magnificent views of the Urdaibai Biosphere, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

    Afterwards, you will arrive at the village of Gernika to visit the Casa de Juntas or old Law House and the Basque Sacred Tree. Finally you will return directly back to Bilbao to arrive at approximately 2:00pm.

    Vizcaya Bridge – the first bridge made with iron and twisted steel ropes that carries both people and cars.

    Bermeo – an old and charming village with a lot to do and see on foot.

    Urdaibai Bisophere – a quick view of this declared Unesco heritage site. An ecological landscape with beaches, cliffs and forests with pre historic sites.

    Gernika – Known worldwide due to Pablo Picasso’s painting. Guernika was bombed in 1937 by the German and Italian air forces. Just a few buildings from the time still remain, but this charming town has a lot to see, such as the Tree of Guernika.

    Basque Coast Half Day Tour Available every Saturday

    Oldest Transporter Bridge (Vizcaya Bridge), Bermeo, Mundaka, Urdaibai Bisophere (Wordl Heritage Site by UNESCO), Gernika

    Availability: Saturdays : 9.00am

    Meeting Point:
    08:45: Petit Palace Arana-Grand Bilbao-Tryp Arenal-Holiday in Bilbao
    08:55: Hesperia Bilbao-Nervion-Conde Duque-NH Deusto
    09:05: Abando-Carlton-Coliseo-Jardines de Albia-Lopez Haro-Silken Gran Domine-Miro-Melia Bilbao-Ercilla
    09:15: Hesperia Zubialde-NH Villa de Bilbao-Abba Parque-Silken Indautxu-Zenit

    Arrival in Bilbao:
    Return back to the hotel at : 14:00 approximately

    Duration:
    5 hours

    Language:
    Spanish, English

    Price:
    €75

    Included

    • Transport in coach.
    • The service of a professional guide, able to guide visits in Spanish and English.
    • In order to ensure a satisfactory visit, the tourist guide in charge may make any necessary changes if needed.

Vitoria Coast – Full Day Tour:

Vitoria and Rioja Full Day Tour mapIf you’re in the region, a trip to Vitoria, the capital of the Basque region, is a must. You’ll get a tour of the medieval city, before visiting nearby vineyards and landmarks. Following the highway from Bilbao you will arrive at Vitoria, the capital city of the Basque Country, where you will have a panoramic tour into the city. It is considered to be one of the best cities in Spain for quality of life, and is the city in Europe with the most green square meters per inhabitant.

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    You will do a walking tour in the old part of the city where you will see such sights as the old Inn ‘el Portalon’ from the XV century, the Virgen Blanca square, the Machete square and the Cathedral of Santa Maria among others. After your walking tour, you will arrive finally into the land of Wine, to Rioja. You will stop at Laguardia, a unique medieval village that still keeps the real atmosphere of the old times, with the two churches, the walls, the house shields and the narrow medieval streets among others. You will visit in this village, a traditional underground Rioja wine cellar, carbonic maceration with open pools and do a wine tasting at the end of the visit. Afterwards, there will be free time for lunch and your guide will suggest a selection of recommended local restaurants. Finally you will return directly back to Bilbao to arrive at approximately 6:00pm.

    Vitoria – Panoramic tour into the medieval city centre, with buildings dating from 1500 and very well preserved.

    La Rioja – visit the land of wine with a guided visit to a traditional winery.

    Laguardia – a beautiful and charming town full of history. Walk in the medieval narrow streets and enjoy your lunch there.

    Meeting Point:
    08:45: Petit Palace Arana-Grand Bilbao-Tryp Arenal-Holiday in Bilbao
    08:55: Hesperia Bilbao-Nervion-Conde Duque-NH Deusto
    09:05: Abando-Carlton-Coliseo-Jardines de Albia-Lopez Haro-Silken Gran Domine-Miro-Melia Bilbao-Ercilla
    09:15: Hesperia Zubialde-NH Villa de Bilbao-Abba Parque-Silken Indautxu-Zenit

    Availability:
    Monday : 9.00am

    Price:
    €85

    Arrival in Bilbao:
    Return back to the hotel at : 18:00 approximately

    Included

    • Transport in coach.
    • The service of a professional guide, able to guide visits in Spanish and English.
    • In order to ensure a satisfactory visit, the tourist guide in charge may make any necessary changes if needed.

San Sebastian and Biarritz – Full Day Tour:

San Sebastian and Biarritz full Day Tour map

Take a day tour of the French Basque Country and visit the picturesque San Sebastian, Saint Jean de Luz, Hendaye and Biarritz.

Following the highway through stunning natural landscape, you will arrive in Biarritz. It was a magnet for famous and royalty such as Napoleon III, Gary Cooper and Frank Sinatra, and still nowadays it is a very important tourist destination. You will be able to enjoy the old port, the Virgin on the Rock, the streets and the beautiful figure that forms this village on the coast. Following the rugged coastal road you will continue to Saint Jean De Luz, a lovely small village located on the French Basque coast. The house of Louis XIV and the Church of Saint Jean Baptist are the highlights, surrounded by narrow streets.

  • Overview on San Sebastian and Biarritz – Full Day Tour

    Later on, transfer by boat from Hendaya to Hondarribia across the Txingudi (natural reserve) bay to visit this village full of history that holds a medieval fortress and a lovely area that in the past was a pirate and whaler port.

    There will be free time for lunch and your guide will suggest a selection of recommended local restaurants. Your last stop will be San Sebastian, the most beautiful city in the Basque Country to start a panoramic tour of the city. There are magnificent views up the mountain Igeldo, plus a walking tour into the old historical quarter. After your tour you will have free time to enjoy the city at leisure. Finally you will return directly back to Bilbao to arrive at approximately 7:00pm.

    Biarritz – a walking and panoramic tour in this French Basque country.

    Saint Jean de Luz – another coastal charming village with beautiful Basque architecture.

    Hendaye – take a boat and cross the border with Spain into a naturally preserved Bay.

    San Sebastian – a city tour in the old town of this majestic city on the Cantabrian Sea.

    Meeting Point:
    08:45: Petit Palace Arana-Grand Bilbao-Tryp Arenal-Holiday in Bilbao
    08:55: Hesperia Bilbao-Nervion-Conde Duque-NH Deusto
    09:05: Abando-Carlton-Coliseo-Jardines de Albia-Lopez Haro-Silken Gran Domine-Miro-Melia Bilbao-Ercilla
    09:15: Hesperia Zubialde-NH Villa de Bilbao-Abba Parque-Silken Indautxu-Zenit

    San Sebastian and Biarritz full Day Tour Available every Sunday

    Availability:
    Sunday : 9.00am

    Arrival in Bilbao:
    Return back to the hotel at : 19:00 approximately

    Duration:
    10 hours

    Language:
    Spanish, English

    Price:
    €85

    Included

    • Transport in coach.
    • The service of a professional guide, able to guide visits in Spanish and English.
    • In order to ensure a satisfactory visit, the tourist guide in charge may make any necessary changes if needed.

Lisbon to Fatima – Half Day Tour:

Half day Lisbon - Fatima map

Half day guided group tour to the Portugues town of Fatima, from the city of Lisbon. The town is significant, as it was the spot where it is believed that the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in 1917.

  • Overview on Lisbon to Fatima – Half Day Tour

    From Lisbon Itinerary:

    09:00 – Depart from Lisbon 
    10:30 to 11:10 – Guided visit of the 3 shepherds old houses
    11:20 – Arrival at Fátima Sanctuary (free time to attend mass, purchase souvenirs and explore the area) 
    13:00 – Return to Lisbon
    14:30 – Drop off at Marquês de Pombal or Rossio square

    Duration: 5hrs

    Price: €67

    Availability: All Year (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

    Half day tour

    This half day tour to Fatima will allow you to visit the beautiful Bascilica of Fatima which was built in honour of the Virgin Mary. You will also have time to attend Mass if you wish. Afterwards other related sites to the apparitions in the town will be visited, such as where the angel appeared and the site of the fourth apparition of Our Lady.

    Included

    • Guide/driver
    • Pickup from Praça de Espanha (Açores Hotel), Saldanha (Evolution Hotel), Marquês de Pombal (HF Fénix Hotel) or Restauradores
    • Drop-off in Lisbon’s downtown
    • Wi-Fi available inside the minivan

    Not Included

    • Lunch
    • Personal expenses
    • Hotel drop off
    Tours are subject to cancellation due to technical reasons, weather conditions, or maintenance.
    

Porto to Fatima – Full Day Tour:

Full day Porto - Fatima map

Full day guided group tour to Fatima from Porto to explore the site where the Blessed Virgin appeared to the shepherd children in 1917, meaning 2017 is the 100 years anniversary of the apparition. So, it is truly impelling time to visit Fatima.

  • Overview on Porto to Fatima – Ful Day Tour

    From Porto Itinerary:
    Porto, Coimbra, Fatima, Santa Clara Convent, Quinta das Lágrimas, Capela das Apariçoes (Chapel of Apparitions) and Azinheira Grande.

    All year round

    Full day tour

    On this guided tour you will get to visit Fatima, Portugal’s most important pilgrimage destination and Coimbra one of the oldest university cities in Europe.

    Fátima is known for its apparitions of the Virgin Mary to 3 shepherd children in 1917. Here you will visit the stunning Neoclassical Basilica and Sanctuary. You will also have the opportunity to attend mass should you wish as well as have some free time for lunch.

    After lunch the tour will continue to Coimbra, Portugal’s only University City until the early 20th century. Here the tour will take you through the city’s narrow streets, visiting the Sé Nova Cathedral, the only church in Portugal to survive the Reconquista almost intact. Finishing the day will be a tour of the former building of the medieval Royal Palace.

    Arrival back in Porto 5:30pm

    Price: €110

    Included

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Driver/ guide
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Multilingual guide
    • Entrance to monuments

    Not Included

    • Meals and drinks (unless specified)
    • Gratuities (optional)

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