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Santiago de Compostela Historical Walking Tour with transportation from Vigo Port


 

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ProductID: 1249

Type: Full Day Tour Private

Country: Spain

Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions

Region: Galicia

Group Size: 1 - 6 People

Start City: Vigo

Duration: 1 Day (Duration: 08h00 approx.)


 
Introduction:

Historic Santiago de Compostela Tour from the Port of Vigo Santiago de Compostela, World Heritage City and capital of Galicia, is the final landmark on the St. James pilgrimage route. Centuries of splendour and development have left us an urban layout in which the medieval Christian heritage is mixed with monumental Baroque buildings.

The centre of the city is the Plaza del Obradoiro, which has important monuments, including the Cathedral. Its current Baroque façade gives way to a Romanesque doorway from the original building, the Pórtico de la Gloria, created by Master Mateo in the 12th century. Inside, Romanesque and Gothic elements alternate with other Baroque style decoration. In the Cathedral you have to follow the tradition: bump your head on the figure of its creator to obtain prudence and wisdom. At the main altar, a bust of the Apostle Saint James awaits your embrace. Another tradition is the waving of a huge incense holder, "El Botafumeiro", in the main transept, which even reaches the vaults.


 
Day by Day Itinerary:
1 Day (Duration: 08h00 approx.)


DAY 1:
VIGO - SANTIAGO (WALKING TOUR IN THE HISTORIC QUARTER OF THE ANCIENT PILGRIMAGE CITY) - VIGO
- Your English-Speaking Chauffeur will meet your hotel or cruise ship port
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Departure from Vigo
- Meet your Private English-Speaking Official local guide in SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA  at the front entrance of the Hostal Reyes Catolicos.
- Morning visit of the Ethnographic museum of the Galician people, plaza de Abastos market, cathedral & old quarter
- After the tour you will have free time for lunch and to explore the city on your own
- Return to Vigo


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