Self-driven Paradores and Wineries Tour on the Rias Baixas of Galicia

 
 
santiago-san-francisco-convent.jpg San Francisco Church in Santiago
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paradores-northern-spain-tour8.jpg Pazo Baion Winery
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paradores-northern-spain-tour3.jpg Cambados
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paradores-northern-spain-tour23.jpg Rodas Beach (Cies Islands)
paradores-northern-spain-tour.jpg Wine Tasting at Terras Gauda
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08 Days / 07 Nights

Santiago de Compostela

Price from: 1820.00 euros

 
Following down the picturesque Rias Baixas of Northwestern Spain is a seafood delight! Stay in historic Paradores while savoring wines and fruits of the Sea. Starting the journey...
 
Highlights
 
  • Car Rental for the duration of the tour
  • Big variety of Restaurants with Galician wines
  • Selected Wine tastings in the D.O. Rias Baixas
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Santiago de Compostela
Duration: 08 Days / 07 Nights
Type: Chauffeur Driven Tour
Theme: Route of Paradors, Pousadas, and Charming Manors
Group Size: 2 - 6 People
Price from: 1820.00€
Transport: (More details)
 

Introduction

Following down the picturesque Rias Baixas of Northwestern Spain is a seafood delight! Stay in historic Paradores while savoring local wines and local seafood

Starting the journey in the Pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela treating yourself by staying in the old pilgrimage hospital built by the Catholic Kings now a 5* Grand Luxury Parador.

Having a rental car for you will give will make this trip more independent,  giving you the freedom to plan your free time and the stops the way you think it's more convenient for you and your group. 

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA AIRPORT - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

  • Arrival to Santiago de Compostela the end of the Pilgrims` way
  • Pick up your car rental at the rental office booth at the airport (See transportation section) ( please advise if you would like to pick it up or drop it off at a different location). 
  • Drive to your  hotel, you can check in anytime after 2:00pm
  • Free time to rest
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Santiago

DAY 2:
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

  • Breakfast
  • Meet your Private English-Speaking Official local guide in Santiago de Compostela  at the front entrance of your hotel
  • Morning or afternoon walking through the old quarter stopping at various monuments to see from the outside and of course the cathedral (inside).
  • The tour will end at the Plaza de Abastos market area.
  • Optional Add-on: We can offer you a guided tour of some of Santiago´s finest tapas bars with commented tastings and explanation of the different tapas savored. (See addons section) 
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Santiago

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DAY 3:
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - BARONA - CORRUBEDO - CAMBADOS

  • Breakfast
  • Follow down the Upper Rias Baixas  coastline passing by many small fishing
  • Visit the Celtic Hill-Fort of Baroña 
  • Visit the ancient Dolmen of Axeitos 
  • Lunch in a restaurant in the village of Corrubedo with excellent views of the coast and delicious fresh seafood & Albariño white wines
  • Visit the Dunes of Corrubedo, a nature beach park with large sand dunes, wild flora & fauna
  • Visit Bodega Pazo Baion  winery located in the O Salnes sub-zone of the Denomination of Origin Rias Baixas
  • Check into your hotel in Cambados
  • Then visit Cambados village, the heart of Albariño wine country
  • Walk around the Plaza de Fefiñanes and quaint streets of this noble village
  • Free time for dinner
  • Overnight in Cambados 

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DAY 4:
CAMBADOS - O GROVE - COMBARRO - PONTEVEDRA

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Pazo de Señorans for a visit of the vineyard and winery with tasting
  • Then drive to O Grove and take a walk along the promenade before lunchtime. 
  • Lunch at the Michelin-starred restaurant  Culler de Pau in O Grove. Enjoy a tasting menu paired with Galician wines
  • Next stop will be Combarro, Galicia's most beautiful fishing village.
  • Drive to Pontevedra
  • Check in to your hotel in Pontevedra
  • Free time and free dinner
  • Overnight in Pontevedra

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DAY 5:
PONTEVEDRA - BUEU - DONON - CANGAS - VIGO - BAIONA

  • Breakfast
  • In the morning meet your Guide for a tour of the city of Pontevedra (Duration: 4hrs. approx.)
  • You will have time to visit the Church of La Peregrina and Santa Maria la Mayor Basilica and the Main Market.
  • Lunch will be special as we will visit the local market to buy nice fresh, locally caught fish/shellfish with the owner of O Bioco restaurant where we will go after to enjoy it!
  • After lunch, drive through Bueu to Donon
  • Walk around what is known as Cabo Home (Man´s Cape) here you will see a few lighthouses (including an Ancient Celtic Lighthouse at the top of Monte Facho) all with an excellent view of the Cies Island in front. 
  • From here walk in the direction of the Beach of Melide whereas you reach another lighthouse of this Cape, which faces to the Ria of Vigo offering a spectacular view over the Ria. 
  •  Stop in the small village of Hio to visit the Wayside Cross of Hio the most famous in Galicia and built from on solid block of granite. Beside the cross is the Romanesque Church of San Andres (St. Andrews), take a peek inside before leaving. 
  • Then make your way around the other side of the Peninsula passing through small fishing villages like Cangas and enjoying views of the Rande Bridge and Vigo across the Ria
  • Then drive to Vigo, where you can take a walk thru the port and the old quarter
  • Drive to Baiona and check in to your hotel
  • Overnight in Baiona

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DAY 6:
BAIONA - A GUARDA - O ROSAL - ARBO - BAIONA

  • Breakfast
  • Today continuing down the Lower rias Baixas until reaching La Guardia fishing village
  • Visit the Monte Santa Tecla Celtic Hill-Fort with reconstructed huts and the museum with artifacts
  • Visit Bodegas Terras Gauda, an Albariño winery located in the O Rosal sub-zone of the D.O. Rias Baixas
  • Lunch will be at a local traditional restaurant and in this area they prepare baby lamb, lamprey eel and many other dishes.
  • In the afternoon we will enjoy a but more walking thru the Miño valley wine country 
  • Then on to Arbo another quaint wine town along the mino river we will walk down to the river banks where you will learn how the locals catch the lamprey eel from the pesqueiras that are stone walls jutting out in to the river stream a method used since roman times. (Walking distance/time: 5kms approx., 1hr30mins approx.)
  • Visit Marques de Vizhoja winery
  • Then return back to Baiona by highway
  • Free time before dinner
  • Dinner on your own 
  • Overnight in Baiona

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DAY 7:
BAIONA - CIES ISLANDS - BAIONA

  • Breakfast
  • Make your way to the port of Baiona (only on summertime) or Vigo to board the ferry to Cies
  • Walk all the way to the lighthouse 
  • Time to relax and sunbathe at the beach
  • Take the ferry back to Vigo/Baiona
  • Overnight in Baiona

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DAY 8:
BAIONA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA AIRPORT

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Santiago airport
  • Drop off your rental car at the rental office booth in the airport ( please advise if you would like to pick it up or drop it off at a different location). 
  • Board your flight

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Prices and Dates

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From
1820.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • 07 nights in Double or Single rooms in Paradores (See Lodging section)
  • (B): Breakfast Daily except for day of arrival
  • (L): 04 Lunches
  • Car or Minivan rental for the duration of the tour (See Transportation section)
  •  Private tours with English-Speaking  Local Guides in Santiago & Pontevedra.
  • Entrance fees to sights when with guide
  • Selected winery tours & tastings specified in the itinerary
  • Ferry tickets to the Cies Islands (Round trip) 
  • Detailed final itinerary with recommendations, etc..
  • Local Taxes 

Excluded

  • Optional guided tours (See Add-On Section) 
  • Any Transportation not specified.
  • Meals not specified
  • Any other items not specified in the itinerary or What’s Included

Pick up

  •  Santiago de Compostela Airport

Drop off

  •  Santiago de Compostela Airport

Cancellation policy

  • Please refer to our General Terms & Conditions for full details as to cancellation penalties.

Lodging

5 star
Santiago de Compostela
2 Nights
4 star
Cambados
1 Night
4 star
Pontevedra
1 Night
4 star
Baiona
3 Nights

Transport

VW Touran Aut. (IVAR)

8 Days (2 - 3 People)

 

Car Rental Details: (2 - 3 people)


Rental Type:
VW Touran Aut., Peugeot 5008 Aut. or similar (Premium-Minivan | IVAR)

Pickup:
Santiago Compostela Airport

Return:
Santiago Compostela Airport

Rental Period:
8 days
 
Vehicle Features:
  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic transmission
  • 4 Doors
  • Capacity: 5 Passengers 2 Suitcases + 1 Bags
  • Minimum Driver`s Age: 21 years
  • Driver´s License Ownership: 2 year(s)
 
Rental Rate Includes:
  • Unlimited kilometers
  • Loss damage waiver (including theft protection) with minimum excess
  • Third-party insurance
  • Additional driver
  • Premium location fee
  • Local Taxes

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Car Rental Details: (4 - 6 people) 


Rental Type:
Peugeot Traveller, VW Caravelle, Citroën SpaceTourer or similar Minivan | FVMR)

Pickup:
Santiago Compostela Airport

Return:
Santiago Compostela Airport

Rental Period:
8 days
 
Vehicle Features:
  • Air conditioning
  • Manual transmission
  • 5 Doors
  • Capacity: 9 Passengers 3 Suitcases + 1 Bags
  • Minimum Driver`s Age: 21 years
  • Driver´s License Ownership: 2 year(s)
 
Rental Rate Includes:
  • Unlimited kilometers
  • Loss damage waiver (including theft protection) with minimum excess
  • Third party insurance
  • Additional driver
  • Premium location fee
  • Local Taxes

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