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Albarino Wines and Celtic Sites of the Salnes Valley Rias Baixas


 

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ProductID: 1053

Type: Full Day Tour Private

Country: Spain

Theme: Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures

Region: Galicia

Group Size: 1 - 6 People

Start City: Santiago de Compostela

Duration: 1 Day (Duration: 10h00 approx.)


 
Introduction:

In this corner of North Western Spain can be found a rich cultural diversity with an important emphasis on the ancient Celtic ties of this land. Not forgetting to mention as well this region is famed for its fine seafood and wines, Albariño being one of the most popular and an excellent companion with seafood.

On this private chauffeur-guided day tour visitors will be able to sample a small taste of what this region has to offer. The tour departure for Santiago, but can also start from other city and villages in Galicia upon request. We follow down the Rias Baixas coastline passing through small fishing villages making a stop at the remains of a breathtaking Celtic Hill-fort standing on its own peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic sea. From here we will enjoy a gourmet seafood lunch with Albariño wines in a quaint restaurant overlooking the sea. Then we finally reaching the Heart of Albariño wine country, the valley of O Salnes, which is one of the sub-zones of the D.O. Rias Baixas wine region. Here we will make a special visiting to a winery located inside a Galician Pazo (Manor house).

After your day with us you will see that Galicia is more than just one region within Spain, but really a Nation of its own with so much to be discovered and savored!

 
Day by Day Itinerary:
1 Day (Duration: 10h00 approx.)


DAY 1:
SANTIAGO - NOIA - BAROÑA - CORRUBEDO - CATOIRA - CAMBADOS - SANTIAGO
- Departure from Santiago
- Follow down the UPPER RIAS BAIXAS coastline passing by many small fishing
- Visit the CELTIC HILL-FORT OF BAROÑA
- Visit the ancient DOLMEN OF AXEITOS
- Lunch in a restaurant in the village of CORRUBEDO with excellent views of the coast and delicious fresh seafood & Albariño white wines
- Visit the DUNES OF CORRUBEDO, a nature beach park with large sand dunes, wild flora & fauna
- Entering into the RIAS BAIXAS OF O SALNES, visit the remains of the 17th century defense towers in CATORIA
- Visit BODEGA PAZO DE SEÑORANS, an Albariño winery located in the O SALNES sub-zone of the DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN RIAS BAIXAS
- Then we visit CAMBADOS village, the heart of Albariño wine country
- Walk around the Plaza de Fefiñanes and quaint streets of this noble village and we visit the new wine musuem.
- Return to Santiago by highway
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