Full Day (Duration: 9hrs - 10hrs. approx.)
Santiago de Compostela
Price from: 480.00 euros
On this excursion from Santiago de Compostela you will enjoy a full day tour discovering some of the most important places of the Rias Altas.
Before arriving to our first stop, Cedeira, we will see some beautiful beaches like Vilarrube, Pantin (The most popular surf spot in Galicia, home to an annual pro contest) and Valdovino, where we can find the Lagoon of Valdovino. Cedeira is a traditional sailor village, with a unique old town composed of small and beautiful houses, narrow streets, etc.
After Cedeira, we will go to San Andres de Teixido, one of most important places of cult and pilgrimage in Galicia. Here, strange rituals and the. annual festival of the dead take place. This tiny sanctuary is perched on the dramatic cliff tops of northern Galicia amidst stunning scenery and wild landscapes, resulting in spectacular views.
San Andres (St Andrew) was supposed to have many powers such as curing diseases or protecting cattle and crops.
There’s a brilliant old saying in the village – ‘If you don’t visit San Andres de Teixido when you’re alive, you’ll go dead’. Bottom line, a visit to the village can save your soul and, best of all, you could be reincarnated as a lizard, snake, bird or toad. As a result all animals in the village are never harmed.
Then we will visit Ferrol. Ferrol is a surprise for the traveler: from our wonderful beaches, surf paradise, to the unique heritage of Ferrol of the Enlightenment, which aspires to be a World Heritage Site, passing through the best Holy Week in Galicia, declared of Tourist Interest International. In Ferrol we do not forget our first visitors: pilgrims from northern Europe and the British Isles, who arrived in the Middle Ages by sea to the port of Ferrol to carry out the English Way to Santiago de Compostela. The city has also been a major naval shipbuilding centre for most of its history, being the capital of the Spanish Navy's Maritime Department of the North since the time of the early Bourbons.
San Felipe Castle is a magnificent example of military architecture. It stands very close to the narrowest area in the Ferrol’s estuary. In front of it lies the Castle of La Palma situated on the narrowest area in the Ferrol’s estuary
Our last stop will be A Coruna. Its city center extends over a peninsula linked to the mainland by a narrow isthmus and therefore has two different sides: the port and the other open to the sea, towards the Orzán cove, over which the main urban beaches extend (Riazor and Orzan).
The main landmark of A Coruna is the tower of Hercules. The Tower of Hercules is the oldest Roman lighthouse in the world and the only one that remains in service. It was most likely built in the second half of the 1st century by an architect from Coimbra named Gaius Saevius Lupus. Its light has always been a reference point for travellers. The Tower was declared an area of cultural interest in 1931 and a world heritage site in 2009. The Tower of Hercules has always been linked to the Celtic culture and it has been source of myths and legends, tales that have been transmitted from generation to generation over the centuries and it’s closely related to the origins of the city.
A Coruna also has the longest beach promenade in Europe with more than 13 kilometres in length that surrounds the city.
We can also find very interesting and interactive museums such as Science Museums (DOMUS, Casa de las Ciencias), Aquarium, MUNCYT…
DAY 1: SANTIAGO - SAN ANDRES DE TEIXIDO - FERROL -A CORUNA - SANTIAGO
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