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Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho with Lunch from Porto

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  • A full-day guided sightseeing tour of Santiago de Compostela, departing from Porto
  • Immerse in the history of Santiago de Compostela with a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit the famous Caminho de Santiago pilgrimage route
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Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho with Lunch from Porto
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Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho with Lunch from Porto
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Overview
Steep yourself in the history of Santiago de Compostela on this full-day guided sightseeing tour from Porto. Delve deep into the religious and cultural heritage of Galicia’s star city with the help of an expert guide. After leaving Porto, enjoy a scenic drive over the Portugal-Spain border. Then arrive in Santiago, where you’ll spend the day traversing this UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its pilgrimage route, the Caminho de Santiago (St. James way).
What to Expect
Start your tour around 8am, where you will cross the border to Spain to explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia.

Santiago is the capital of the autonomous region. The city was born by the discover of the tomb of the Apostle Santiago, people believe that in the city remains the tomb of Santiago and after that, it began a pilgrimage that led to the world-famous “Caminho de Santiago” (St. James Way).

In this magnificent visit to Santiago de Compostela, you will have time to visit the gorgeous 11th century cathedral, dedicated to the Apostle. Originally built in a Romanesque style, today, the Cathedral is a set of harmonious influences.
Have the opportunity to attend mass if you wish, enjoy free time for lunch and make sure you take a walk around the local shops and handicrafts.

After visiting Santiago, the tour starts the way back to Porto, stopping at Valença do Minho.

Valença do Minho is a lovely city with a unique fortress in Vauban style. There will time of a nice walk and to see the local buzz of the small northern portuguese cities!

The full day tour ends with the hotel drop off around 6:30pm
Reviews (39)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2018
Bonus trip when staying in Porto

Hadn't realised Santiago de Compostela was within a day's range from Porto so a surprise opportunity and well worth it. Modern and comfortable minibus very well driven by Francisco who was also an excellent guide. Very nice lunch with !ocal food and wine and time...More

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LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Good afternoon from Living Tours, Thank you so much to take the time to share your experience. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed the day and that was a surprise for you the possibility of making Santiago Tour in one day. Our...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018
All good, worth the money

Book this tour a few days ago. All went well. New Mercedes van very comfy. Driver/guide Joao Nota speaks very good english and has good knowledge of history of the region. Once in Santiago, it is a self guided visit, no guide. About 2:30 hours...More

1  Thank jlp94515
LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon from Living Tours, We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed our tour to Santiago and that everything went well.Thank you very much to take the time to share your feedback. Warmest regards Living Tours Team

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Great tour for Santiago de Compostela

I participated with my sister in this tour. It's a long way to go to Santiago from Porto, but on the way we visited Valenca de Minho. On top of that, our guide, Tiago was a great guide with full of knowledge. It was really...More

Thank Flyer258124
LivingTours, Front Office Manager at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Good afternoon from Living Tours, Thank you so much for taking the time to share you experience on our Santiago Tour with our guide Tiago, we really appreciate that. We will share your review with Tiago as well. Our best regards Living Tours Team

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile
Best tour ever!!

Highly recommended! It was amazing experience to join this tour. Miguel was great! He drove to all the way to Santiago via Valenca, and I never felt bored at all with his thoughtful and charming stories about history of Santiago, where to visit and eat...More

1  Thank Mayumi I
LivingTours, Front Office Manager at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Good Afternoon from Living Tours, Thank you very much for your review, we are very pleased that you have enjoyed our Santiago Tour with Miguel. Best Regards Cátia Castro

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile
Miguel Guided us to Our Best Tour So Far

From the Booking, to the Confirmation, and On Time Pickup at our Porto Hotel — We knew we made a good choice. Miguel was knowledgeable, attentive, and entertaining. The van had a microphone for him to speak into, which made it easy for everyone to...More

Thank vbaker64
LivingTours, Front Office Manager at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Good afternoon from Living Tours Thank you very much for giving us such a detailed and positive review in all aspects. We really apreciate. Our best regards Cátia Castro

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Response from Mayumi I | Reviewed this property |
I could attend half of it. It depends on traffic and how long you’ll stay in Valenca. You might be able to request to visit Valenca on the way back to Porto.
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When we were there we did not get to see it but we were told that it is under a particular circumstance where they received enough donations and then it will happen so when you go you are taking a chance that you will not... More
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