After breakfast, enjoy the rest of the day while exploring this beautiful town. Stroll down the streets and enjoy buzzing streets, musicians, and vibes of this city or pre-book one of our suggested optional tour –
Add-On – Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho – CAD 220 Per person (Minimum 4 Pax)
Steep yourself in the history of Santiago de Compostela on this full-day guided sightseeing tour from Porto. Delve deep into the religious and cultural heritage of Galicia’s star city with the help of an expert guide. our expert guide will collect you from your hotel/accommodation or meeting point and will drive you to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. On your way to Santiago, the guide will give you insights regarding the Portuguese history, development and cultural facts of portuguese heritage. Crossing the border and entering in Spain, insights regarding the pilgrimage and the story and facts of Santiago will be given.
Once in Spain, you will arrive to our main destination. Santiago de Compostela is one of the most magical cities in Galicia, Spain. Santiago concentrates, culture, religion, people, academic life and tourism. And, because of its beauty, the city won the title of World Heritage. Its famous pilgrimage way, known as the “Caminho de Santiago” (St. James way) Also won the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visit this amazing City, exploring the one of the most important pilgrim sites in Europe. You will have free time to explore on your own the historical city center of Santiago and its famous Cathedral.
Once in Santiago, you guide will give you free time to explore this incredible site. You will be able to visit and explore the Cathedral!
The guide will escort to a traditional tapas restaurant at the historical city center so you can taste and drink some of the traditional food from Galicia! Drinks are included on your meal as well.
After lunch it’s time to return to Portugal, to your next stop: Valença do Minho! Standing on the border with Spain and overlooking the River Minho, Valença is surrounded by walls and displays all the characteristic features of a town that was fortified in the seventeenth century in the style of the French military architect, Vauban. Its first name was “Contrasta”, which referred to a village standing opposite another one and was clearly a reference to its position directly across the River Minho from the Galician town of Tui. Today, it is a city with a flourishing trade, in which some of the most popularly sought after items are the pieces produced by the local craftsmen. Your driver will return you to your hotel in Porto at the end of the day.
Add-on – Braga & Guimaraes Old Town Tour – CAD 210 Per person (Minimum 4 Pax)
Following breakfast, your guide and driver take you to Minho – the greenest region of Portugal, famous for its amazing landscapes, wonderful cultural heritage, and authentic handicrafts, which make Minho a region with a unique personality full of traditions. Upon arrival in the capital of the region – the ancient city of Braga, you visit its 11th century Braga Cathedral (entrance tickets are included) and admire the impressive the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus. You then take a trip to the cradle of Portugal – the medieval city of Guimaraes, where you explore its UNESCO-listed Old Town and visit its famous Palace of the Dukes (entrance tickets are included).