A Coruna City and the Wild Rocky Coast of the Rias Altas in Galicia

 
 
20170704091131_hercules-tower01.jpg Hercules Tower - Photo credit: Diego_Delso
20170427045559_san-anton-castle-museum.jpg San Anton Castle - Photo Credit: xindilo
maria-pita-square.jpg Maria Pita Square - Photo Credit: amaianos
BocaNegra3.jpg Gastro Bar in A Coruña - Photo Credit: BocaNegra
BocaNegra4.jpg Padron Pepper and Sardines - Photo Credit: BocaNegra
alborada-michelin-star02.jpg Michelin-starred Restaurant - Photo Credit: Alborada
alborada-michelin-star01.jpg Hake fish - Photo Credit: Alborada
hercules-tower02.jpg Tower of Hercules at sunset - Photo Credit: Turgalicia
VIP Tour

Full Day (Duration: 08h00 approx.)

A Coruña

Price from: 440,00 euros

 
On this day excursion you visit A Coruña´s important monuments like: the tower of Hercules and the San Anton Castle. Lunch based on innovative tapas or indulge...
 
Highlights
 
  •  Qualified official guide for detailed visit of A Coruña city
  • Fully-equipped vehicle changing type depending on size of group (eg. Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car, Mercedes Benz V Class Minivan, etc...)
  • Inclusive of entrance fees when with guide no worry to pay any monuments
  • Innovative tapas or Michelin-starred tasting menu by our foodie specialists that know all the hot spots to the culinary scene
  • An excellent option for a private shore excursion to visit a bit of the city and the spectacular wild rocky coastline.
  • Travel at your own pace
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: A Coruña
Duration: Full Day (Duration: 08h00 approx.)
Type:
Theme:
Group Size: 1 to 6 People
Price from: 440,00€
 

Introduction

 On this day excursion you will visit A Coruña´s important monuments and the Rias Altas wild rocky coastline. Starting by climbing the stairs to the top of the tower of Hercules. The tower is in fact the oldest lighthouse in the world, originally built in the 1st century during the time of the Emperor Trajano. Over the centuries it has been repeatedly modernized and the lighthouse is in working order. It was built by the Lusitanian Cayo Sergio Lupo, restored in 1682 and again between 1788 and 1790 by the architect Giammini. It is the only Roman lighthouse in working order and its image appears on the city´s coat of arms. The tower has been named as a National Heritage monument. 

Then after this we will visit another important landmark of the city is the Castillo de San Antón (San Anton Castle), this 16th century castle is a fortress restored and rebuilt over the centuries. It is located on a small island and is artificially connected to the mainland. The present castle dates back to 1779. Together with the Castillo de San Diego which is situated on the opposite side of the bay they protected the entrance to the harbour. The Archaeological Museum is housed here. 

For lunch we will enjoy some tapas at a gastro-bar or near the Maria Pita Square offering very interesting innovative tapas from creative young local chefs. Or we could indulge in a Gourmet tasting menu at a 1 Michelin-starred restaurant

Leaving the city  we now we follow around the Ria of Betanzos and admire the small fishing villages of the Rias Altas (High Estuaries). We will stop to visit Pontedueme and Betanzos, as well as the Military Castle of San Felipe just next to Ferrol.

Day by day itinerary

 DAY 1:

A CORUÑA - PONTEDEUME - FERROL - BETANZOS - A CORUÑA

  • Pick up from the Airport, train station, cruise ship port or a city centre hotel
  • With our private local guide you will visit A Coruña´s important monuments: Tower of Hercules and the San Anton Castle Museum.
  • Then we take a walk around the Maria Pita square and stop at a gastro-bar for lunch based on a selection of tasty signature tapas from young chefs. Or indulge in a gourmet tasting menu at a 1 Michelin-starred restaurant.
  • After lunch leave the city and make our way driving up the Rias Altas (High Estuaries) stopping to visit the medieval fishing village of Pontedeume.
  • Continuing up further we stop in Ferrol an import industrial & Military port in Galicia. Here you will see views of the 17th century Castle of San Felipe.
  • Making our way back to A Coruña we stop to visit the village of Betanzos, a seaside town with a long beach and sandy hills and wonderful view to the Betanzos-Estuary. Betanzos is a pretty town, with interesting Romanesque and Gothic monuments including Santa Mary´s Church of Azogue, and Santiago and San Francisco Church.
  • Return back to A Coruña by highway
  • Drop off at the Airport, train station, cruise ship port or a city centre hotel

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Prices and Dates

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From
440,00€
(Price per group)
 
 

Included

  • Transportation in fully-equipped vehicle changing type depending on size of group (eg. Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car, Mercedes Benz V Class Minivan, etc...)
  • Uniformed Chauffeur familiar with all roads
  • Option of having an English Speaking Qualified Official Guide for half-day city visit
  • Option of adding (L) Lunch based on innovate signature tapas or a Michelin-starred Tasting menu.
  • Entrance fees to sites when with guide
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Tip and Gratuities to your guide and driver (not mandatory but given if you have a good time!)

Pick up

  • A Coruña Airport
  • A Coruña Train Station
  • Hotels in city centre of the city
  • Cruise Ship port right at your ship with access into the port terminal
  • Pick up can be arrange from other surrounding towns and villages please inquire for additional cost

Drop off

  • A Coruña Airport
  • A Coruña Train Station
  • Hotels in city centre of the city
  • Cruise Ship port right at your ship with access into the port terminal
  • Drop off can be arrange from other surrounding towns and villages please inquire for additional cost

Cancellation policy

  • Payment is due in full at the time of booking online
  • Cancellations more than 2 days before departure will receive a full refund.  Cancellations within this period attract a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Only on cases of ship not being able to arrive at port due to weather, etc.. can we offer a 100% refund and all cancellation must be done in writing no less than 48hrs in advance of the start date.
  • We highly suggestion you purchase cancellation insurance just in case of any last min. changes.
  • When you book a tour/holiday with us you agree to the above and any other terms in our general terms & conditions not mentioned above, and as well to our waiver notice.

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