Santiago de Compostela Historical Walking Tour with transportation from Vigo Port

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Private Tour

Full Day (Duration: 08h approx.)


Price from: 95.00 euros

On this full-day excursion from Vigo you will enjoy a guided tour of Historical Santiago. You will explore the old part of the city (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the stunning cathedral of the Pilgrimage Capital of Galicia as well as many other buildings, anecdotes and legends.
  • Discover the city of Santiago de Compostela,  the final destination of the Way of St. James
  • Learn about the cult of Apostol Santiago, attend the mass and learn what a “botafumeiro” is
  • Wander the streets of the old city



General Overview

Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Vigo
Duration: Full Day (Duration: 08h approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 1 - 18 People
Price from: 95.00€
Transport: (More details)


Enjoy this walking tour through the main streets and squares of Santiago de Compostela, UNESCO World Heritage City and capital of Galicia. it is also one of the most important pilgrim sites in Europe, since it’s the final landmark on the St. James pilgrimage route. Centuries of splendor and development have left us an urban layout in which the medieval Christian heritage is mixed with monumental Baroque buildings.

The heart of the city is the Plaza del Obradoiro, which has important monuments, including Santiago’s main landmark, its Cathedral, the reputed burial place of Saint James, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ. There are only 3 churches in the world built over the tomb of an apostle of Jesus, being St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City and St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, Chennai in India the other two. 

Inside, Romanesque and Gothic elements alternate with other Baroque style decoration. The Portico of Glory, a masterpiece of Spanish art by Master Mateo indicates the transition to Gothic. In the Cathedral you have to follow the tradition: bump your head on the figure of its creator to obtain prudence and wisdom. At the main altar, a bust of the Apostle Saint James awaits your embrace. Another tradition is the waving of a huge incense holder, "El Botafumeiro", in the main transept, which even reaches the vaults.

On this tour, you can discover a local view of this city full of anecdotes, architectural jewels, legends, myths and the culinary wonders of this area. 

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:

  • Your English-Speaking Chauffeur will meet your hotel or cruise ship port
  • Departure from Vigo
  • Meet your Private English-Speaking Official local guide in Santiago de Compostela t the front entrance of the Hostal Reyes Catolicos.
  • Morning visit of the cathedral, old quarter and plaza de Abastos market
  • After the tour you will have free time for lunch and to explore the city on your own (NOTE: If you would like to do a tapas and wine tour for Lunch you could add on our Santiago Food Tour see Add-ons for details)
  • Return to Vigo


Prices and Dates

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(Price per person)


  • Transportation in a fully-equipped vehicle which changes depending on group size (See Transportation section)
  •  Private Chauffeur/Driver (NOTE: The chauffeur is not an official guide and can`t guide within monuments this is why an official guide is included for the visit in Santiago.)
  • English-Speaking Official Local Guide for half-day tour in Santiago
  • Entrance fees to sites when with guide
  • Local Taxes


  • There is not a guide from the port when it is 1 to 7 people, only chauffeur and then then you will meet your local guide in Santiago for a 3hr tour. When it is Minibus you will have a Guide for the whole time.


  • Transfers not specified in itinerary
  • Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities to Chauffeurs and Guides (not mandatory but given if you had a good time)

Pick up

  • Vigo city hotels
  • Vigo cruise ship port
  • Vigo airport
  • Vigo train station
  • Other locations for pick up available on request

Drop off

  • Vigo city hotels
  • Vigo cruise ship port
  • Vigo airport
  • Vigo train station
  • Other locations for drop off available on request

Cancellation policy

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



  • Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car (1 to 3 People)
  • Mercedes Benz Viano or Vito Minivan (1 to 7 People)
  • Minibus or Bus (8 to 20+ seater)

NOTE: Or similar type vehicles in the same class as mentioned above.



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