Day Excursion to Roman Lugo and the Celtic Hillfort of Viladonga

lugo-viladonga-tour2.jpg Lugo Roman Walls
lugo-viladonga-tour1.jpg Lugo Cathedral
lugo-viladonga-tour.jpg Castro Viladonga
Private Tour

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 to Lugo and the archaeological complex of Viladonga
  • Private driver/guide and  fully equipped van
  • Discover Lugo, the capital of the roman Galicia, a whole city surrounded by Roman walls
  • Explore the Castro de Viladonga to learn about the Galaico-Roman age.



General Overview

Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Santiago de Compostela
Duration: Full Day (Duration: 9hrs - 10hrs. approx)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 1 -7 people
Price from: 480.00€
Transport: (More details)


On this private excursion from Santiago de Compostela you will enjoy a full day tour to Roman Lugo and the the archaeological complex of Viladonga. An excellent way to see 2 important ancient cultures of Galicia.

The grand Roman walls encircling old Lugo are considered the best preserved of their kind in the world and are the number-one reason visitors land here. Within the fortress there are beautifully preserved streets and squares, most of them traffic-free and ideal for a walk, with plenty of interesting things to see. The historic quarter also houses some of the best restaurants in Galicia, where it is possible to sample the excellent fresh meats and fish which have earned Lugo's gastronomy recognized acclaim. Lucus Augusti was a major town of Roman Gallaecia and modern Lugo is a quiet but engaging city, with a good number of other Roman remains besides the walls.

Inside the walls, the city conserves quiet pedestrian streets, wide squares and spacious gardens, where buildings such as the Cathedral, the Archiepiscopal Palace, and the City Hall stand out

The archaeological importance and the historical interest of the Castro de Viladonga were showcased after excavations initiated in 1971. The site is a remarkable example of settlement, especially between the 2nd and 5th centuries AD, very important for the knowledge, study and understanding of the castro world after the Roman conquer. The archaeological works of excavation and cleaning and consolidation are still taking place in the castro.

The museum main aim pivots around the interpretation and explanation of the site and the host and exhibition of materials from the successive excavations.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:

  • Departure from Santiago
  • 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.
  • Then we will stop at Castro de Viladonga, a truly formal standard of characteristic hillfort from northwest that had a long settlement or occupation that was especially important between II and V centuries, what makes it a key place to know, study and understand the evolution of the world of hillforts and the rural environment in Galaico-Roman age.


Prices and Dates

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(Price per group)


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


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


  • 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



Transportation in a fully-equipped Van


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