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Day Excursion to Lugo and the Saint James Way to Santiago de Compostela


 

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ProductID: 1297

Type: Full Day Tour Scheduled Group

Country: Spain

Theme: Scheduled Coach Sightseeing Tour

Region: Galicia

Group Size: 2 or more

Start City: Santiago de Compostela

Duration: 1 Day (Duration: 09h30 - 10h30)


 
Introduction:
Santiago Group Tour Excursion Stop ~ Lugo Roman Walls
On this excursion from Santiago de Compostela you will enjoy a full day tour to Lugo and take Saint James Way Trail on the way back.

Tour highlights include stops at LUGO; the capital of the roman Galicia. Walking tour of the old area visiting both its 12th.-century cathedral and 4th.-century roman walls which were declared World Heritage monument by UNESCO in the year 2000. PORTOMARIN; a historical town rescued, stone by stone, from its original site. Nowadays the waters of the Miño River close over it giving rise to an important dam. Lining the Miño River you will see the vineyards whose graps are used for producing the famous local rum aguardiente". LEBOREIRO; a small village, which still preserves its medieval aspect, with its fine restoration of houses and streets around a beautiful Romanesque church small village, which still preserves its medieval aspect, with its fine restoration of houses and streets around a beautiful Romanesque church.

Santiago Group Tour Excursion ~ Taking the St.James Way Ancient TrailThe way back to Santiago will be following the PILGRIMS WAY TO SANTIAGO since Middle Ages, which is, without doubt, the oldest most celebrated route of the old continent. The first pilgrims to Santiago came in the 11th. century, but after then, the influx began to grow forcefully until our times.

 
Day by Day Itinerary:
1 Day (Duration: 09h30 - 10h30)


DAY 1:
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - LUGO - PORTOMARIN - PALAS DE REI - LEBOREIRO - MELIDE - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
- Departure from Santiago
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The motorway will be taken to Lugo.
- Stopping at LUGO, the capital of the roman Galicia. Walking tour of the old area visiting both its 12th.-century cathedral and 4th.-century roman walls which were declared World Heritage monument by UNESCO in the year 2000.
- LUNCH
- Next stop PORTOMARIN, It is a historical town rescued, stone by stone, from its original site. Nowadays the waters of the Miño River close over it giving rise to an important dam. Lining the Miño River you will see the vineyards whose graps are used for producing the famous local rum aguardiente".
- The way back to Santiago will be following the PILGRIMS WAY TO SANTIAGO since Middle Ages, which is, without doubt, the oldest most celebrated route of the old continent. The first pilgrims to Santiago came in the 11th. century, but after then, the influx began to grow forcefully until our times
- PALAS DE REI, Its name makes reference to Alphonso the ninth, king of both Galica and León, who specially favoured this town Nevertheless, there is a popular legend which tells that its name comes from the visigothic king Witiza who had his palace here.
- The last stage passes through the lands of Melide and Arzua.
- Stopping at LEBOREIRO small village, which still preserves its medieval aspect, with its fine restoration of houses and streets around a beautiful Romanesque church(stop) small village, which still preserves its medieval aspect, with its fine restoration of houses and streets around a beautiful Romanesque church.
- MELIDE, It was already mentioned in the early 12th. century. Several churches and the oldest stone cross of Galicia are worth seeing.
- Return to Santiago
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