• Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
From USD $112.95

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Cross the border into Spain and retrace part of St James Way – a sacred route followed by centuries of pilgrims – on a visit to Santiago de Compostela from Porto. On this memorable day trip, explore Compostela's famous cathedral and the city's UNESCO World-Heritage-listed Old Town. Back in Portugal, pay a visit to the town of Viana do Castelo during the return ride to Porto.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Travel from Porto, Portugal, over the border to northwestern Spain to walk in the footsteps of pilgrims and discover the Gothic and Baroque glory of the world-renowned cathedral in the city of Santiago de Compostela. One of the world's most important pilgrimage routes since the early Middle Ages, St James Way leads to the cathedral, where the remains of the apostle St James lie interred.

Your guided visit reveals why this is one of the world's most famous cathedrals, filled with Romanesque sculptures, multi-tiered bell towers, porticoes, cloisters and portals. See and experience the highlights of the cathedral's breathtaking interior, including the lofty barrel-vaulted nave, the air thick with heady incense, the golden altar and the crypt housing St James’ remains.

Have free time to have a traditional lunch of octopus or seafood in Santiago (own expense) and explore Santiago's UNESCO World-Heritage-listed old town.

After your visit to Santiago de Compostela, get back in your air-conditioned coach and travel to the town of Viana do Castelo in northern Portugal. The town's pre-Roman citadel atop Mt Santa Luzia dates back to the Mesolithic era. Here, pay a visit to the Basilica of St Luzia, whose design was inspired by Montmartre's Sacre Coeur in Paris.

Take a drive through the city center before returning to Porto, where your day trip concludes.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Your Porto or Vila nova de Gaia hotel
Departure Time:
8am
Duration:
11 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30pm

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Pricing information

Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo Day Trip from Porto

Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo Day Trip from Porto

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Ann K, August 2016

My friend and I took this tour yesterday. We were collected from our apartment in a sparklingly clean minibus and then collected others from their hotels. The guide, Tiago, was fantastic. He was unfailingly polite, helpful we are getting on a bit and not so agile getting in and out of transport, cheerful and amusing. His commentaries, in both Portuguese and English, were very informative and we learned a good deal...very useful for first-time visitors to Portugal. The party had a very good tapas lunch together following free time in Santiago de Compostela. We highly recommend this trip and especially Tiago Santos as guide.

Reviewed by: Agnello F, July 2016

If you take the tour from Porto you can enjoy the awesome countryside. Very informative. Santiago de Compostela was simply fantastic. The guide Mr. Pedro was superb and very friendly with awesome knowledge. My sincere suggestion to future clients if you are taking this tour from Porto please request Mr. Pedro as your tour guide.