Day Excursion to Cape Finisterre and Costa da Morte from Santiago de Compostela

 
 
costa-morte-tour.jpg Finisterre Lighthouse
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Group Tour

Full Day (Duration: 9hr approx)

Santiago de Compostela

Price from: 35.00 euros

 
On this excursion from Santiago de Compostela you will enjoy a full day tour to Cape Finisterre and Costa da Morte (Ezaro, Muxia, Muros...)
 
Highlights
 
  • Discover all the secrets and legends of Costa da Morte
  • English-Speaking Official Local Guide
  • Explore and learn about Galician Coastal Towns
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Santiago de Compostela
Duration: Full Day (Duration: 9hr approx)
Type: Full Day Tour Scheduled Group
Theme: Scheduled Coach Sightseeing Tour
Group Size: 1 or more
Price from: 35.00€
Transport: (More details)
 

Introduction

The first stop is Pontemaceira, famous for its medieval bridge over the Río Tambre  the 14th century. Millions of pilgrims have crossed over this very bridge . Before reaching Muros, we pass thru Paxareiras, a privileged viewpoint that allows us to admire the entire coast. 

The next stop is the coastal town of Muros,  designated a Historic-Artistic Monumental Site in 1970. The original architecture in Muros is notable for the sea arcades that are typical of the houses, under which the fishing tackles were fixed and the fish was salted. With its beautifully restored old town, maintained its original image and now is its own sign of identity against the excesses of the coastline. 

The next stop is Ezaro. The 40m waterfall of Ezaro is the only one in Europe that flows directly into the sea. it is hard to believe that until 2010, this waterfall was not allowed to flow unless there was an excess of waterflow on the Rio Xallas. This was because a hydroelectric plant that was built in the middle of the 20th century pretty much cut off the flow of the falls.

The next stop on the road comes at Finisterre, the end of the ancient world, where while  visiting the lighthouse we will explain some legends and tragedies that occurred in this area. The Costa Da Morte was given this name because of the large number of shipwrecks along its rocky shore.

After lunch, the journey reaches its last stop: Muxia. This village, known as ground zero of the Prestige disaster(a   tanker accident spilled 70,000 gallons of oil into the Atlantic Ocean in 2002), summarizes and combines the elements that make this area: stone and water. 

Another famous church in the area is the Santuario da Virxe da Barca which stands on a rocky ridge above the surf.  Also, we will be visiting Muxia`s rocking stone, the Pedra de Abalar, a large stone that are balanced on a point, so that they can be moved back and forth easily, and it is purported to be able to heal most diseases, induce fertility, or determine guilt vs. innocence . There are also other important rocks such as Pedra dos Cadris or kidney stone. It is said that if you pass underneath this rock nine times, you will be healed of kidney diseases and/or back and head pain.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
SANTIAGO - PONTEMACEIRAS - MUROS - EZARO - FISTERRA - MUXIA SANTIAGO

  • 08:40AM-09:00AM approx.: Pick up from various locations in the city (See Pick up info.)
  • Departure from Santiago de Compostela
  • The first stop is Pontemaceiras, where we will see its famous medieval bridge.
  • We travel by road until reaching Muros, a typical Galician harbour town.
  • The next stop will be the waterfalls of Ezaro, that are fed by the River Xallas the largest river feeding waterfalls that empty into the Atlantic Ocean
  •  After that we will take a short trip by road to Fisterra and Cape Fisterra  where you will have free time to lunch.
  • Then we will reach our last stop, Muxia, the ground zero of the Prestige disaster
  • Return to Santiago de Compostela by road.
  • 06:30PM-07:00PM approx.: Drop off back at the same as the pick up location. (See Drop off info.)

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Prices and Dates

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35.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • Transfer by coach or a van-type wagon depending on the number of people confirmed.
  • English Speaking Official Local Guide during the entire tour.
  • Explanation in each of the stops detailed in the itinerary.
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Tip and Gratuities to guide.
  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary.
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals. 
  • Meals not specified in itinerary. 
  • Passport & Visa fees.   
  • Personal & Travel Insurance.

Pick up

  • 08:40AM: Palacio de Congresos and exposiciones of Galicia (front of the main gate where are the flags). This stop will be on the outskirts of the city, specifically in the area of: San Lázaro. 
  • 08:45AM: People hosted in Seminario Menor Albergue, right next to the workshop "Midas".
  • 09:00AM: City Centre of Santiago de Compostela: Street Senra, nº14 (next to the bakery "Miguez") 
ADDITIONAL STOPS ON REQUEST
  • Possibility to pick up to hotels, if they are far away from the stop. On request.

Drop off

  • Palacio de Congresos and exposiciones of Galicia (front of the main gate where are the flags). This stop will be on the outskirts of the city, specifically in the area of: San Lázaro. 
  • People hosted in Seminario Menor Albergue, right next to the workshop "Midas".
  • City Centre of Santiago de Compostela: Street Senra, nº14 (next to the bakery "Miguez") 
ADDITIONAL STOPS ON REQUEST
  • Possibility to drop off at hotels if  are far away from the stop. On request.

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

Lodging

Transport

  • Transfer by coach or a van-type wagon depending on the number of people confirmed.

Map

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