Private excursion to Finisterre and Costa da Morte (Lands End Tour)

 
 
tour-private-costa-morte.jpg Virxe da Barca - Muxia
tour-private-costa-morte2.jpg Cape Finisterre
tour-private-costa-morte22.jpg Pontemaceiras Medieval Bridge

1 Day (Duration: 10h00 approx.)

Santiago de Compostela

Price from: 480.00 euros

 
On this private excursion from Santiago de Compostela you will enjoy a full day tour in Finisterre and Costa da Morte (Ezaro, Muxia, Muros...)
 
Highlights
 
  • Discover the origin of the term, the stories and myths that surround 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: 1 Day (Duration: 10h00 approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 1 - 7 People
Price from: 480.00€
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Introduction

The first stop is Pontemaceira, famous having a medieval bridge from the 14th centuty. Millions of pilgrims cross over this bridge every year. We will quickly stop at the top of Paxareiras, a fantastic viewpoint that allows us to contemplate the Galician coast. 

The next stop Muros,  a coastal city that has been declared a Historic-Artistic Monumental Site in 1970. Its original architecture Muros is notable for the sea arcades of the houses, under which the fishing tackles were fixed and the fish was salted. It has a beautifully restored old town that keeps its original image.
The next stop is the 40m-tall waterfall of Ezaro, the only one in Europe that empties directly into the ocean. Until 2010, this waterfall was not allowed to flow unless there was an excess of waterflow on the Rio Xallas. This was due to a hydroelectric plant that was built in the middle of the 20th century that pretty much cut off the flow of the falls.

The next stop on the road comes at Finisterre, also known as “the end of the world”, where we will explain some legends and tragedies that happened in this area. The Costa Da Morte was given this name because of the large number of shipwrecks along its rocky and dangerous shore.

After lunch, we will visit our last stop: Muxia. This village was ground zero of the Prestige disaster (a oil-transporting vehicle accident that spilled 70,000 gallons of oil into the Atlantic Ocean in 2002). A monument called " A ferida" (The wound) was build in order to remember all those volunteers from all over the world that came help cleaning the Galician coasts.

Muxia’s main church is the Santuario da Virxe da Barca which stands on a rocky ridge right next to the sea. Also, we will be visiting Muxia`s rocking stone, the Pedra de Abalar, a large stone that are balanced on a point, so that it can be moved back and forth easily, and it is meant to be able to heal most diseases, induce fertility, or determine guilt vs. innocence. There are also other famous rocks such as Pedra dos Cadris or kidney stone. It is said that if you pass underneath this rock nine times, your kidney and/or back and head pains will go away.

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, a famous spot due to its medieval bridge
  • We travel by road until reaching Muros, notable for the sea arcades of the houses
  • The next stop will be the waterfalls of Ezaro, the only one in Europe that flows directly into the 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,  where will visit the Santuario da Virxe da Barca which stands on a rocky ridge above the surf.
  • 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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From
480.00€
(Price per group)
 
 

Included

  • Transportation in fully-equipped vehicle  (See Transportation section)
  • OPTION 1: driver/guide or OPTION 2: driver and guide separate
  • Local Taxes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Departure and return from/ to Santiago up to a maximum of 450km

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

  • Santiago city hotels
  • Santiago airport
  • Santiago train station
  • Other locations for pick up available on request

Drop off

  • Santiago city hotels
  • Santiago airport
  • Santiago train station
  • Other locations for pick up available on request

Cancellation policy

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

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Transport

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