- Santiago de compostela
- The natural park of Fragas do Eume
- Dune of Corrubedo
- Pontevedra’s treasures
- Ourense’s water spring
- World Heritage Site of Lugo
- Taste a great fish
- Private tour guide
TRIP AT A GLANCE
- (Day 1) Discovering Santiago de Compostela
- (Day 2) Wild Galicia-Fragas do Eume
- (Day 3) Exploring Pontevedra and Ourense’s water spring
- (Day 4) World Heritage SiteLugo-Santiago de Compostela
(Day 1) Discovering Santiago de Compostela
Galicia offers travellers an alternative Spanish experience. With its pilgrim route, wild beaches and the best seafood in Europe Celtic, this wonderful region in Spain’s northwest is a top destination where music is made of the sound of the wind and ocean waves crashing, the song of the gulls, the bagpipes.
Your tour stars at Santiago de Compostela a city plenty of extraordinary monuments. The squares and narrow streets of the Old Town contain Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassicist buildings. The result of this mixture is a city where the original Galician architecture, with its typical wooden galleries and traditional materials, like stone, wood, or iron, combines with great monuments that constitute a splendid tour across the history of European and universal art. Together with your private guide, you will enjoy the beauties of this town which is not only a harmonious and very well preserved historical city, but also a place deeply imbued with faith. Here fish dishes are cooked in an exceptional way, so you are invitated to indulge in Culinary Treats.
(Day 2) Wild Galicia- Fragas de Eume
This mornig, after a delicious breakfast, you will be driven in Fragas do Eume, a wonderful natural park famed for its valuable fauna and Atlantic forest. You’ll love its landscapes full of green wooded valleys, and its amazing beaches. This area is considered to be one of Spain’s crown jewels in terms of forestry and constitutes the most important example of the survival of the indigenous forest in the coastal area of Galicia. In the afternoon the attraction is given by the large shifting dune of Corrubedo. Situated between the estuaries of Arousa and Muros, the park covers about 1,000 hectares. It consists of the dunes, Corrubedo beach and the lagoons of Vixán. Visit the small villages around and learn about old traditions of this region.
(Day 3) Pontevedra’s treasures
In Pontevedra everything is just a step away and there is so much to see. Genuine treasures, such as the collection of gold and silver pieces, unique in Europe, with magnificent jewellery dating back 4,000 years. Visit other jewels, such as the, Ruins of Santo Domingo and the Church of San Bartolomé. Later you will discover Ourense, the city of Water, The waters spring at 65°C in the very centre of the city, in the thermal spring fountain of As Burgas, which, together with the Santo Cristo and the Roman Bridge, make up the city’s symbols.
(Day 4)Lugo-Santiago de CompostelaLugo-Santiago de Compostela
Lugo is a city with a splendorous Roman past, which is evidenced by its Wall which is a World Heritage Site. This walls, erected in the 3rd century AD, make a 2.2km loop around the old city, rise 15m high and are studded with 85 stout towers. Until well into the 19th century tolls were charged to bring goods into the walled city, and its gates were closed at night. Visit the Roman Baths and the bridge, the famous cathedral and its Virgen de los Ojos Grandes (Our Lady of the Large Eyes), a beautiful medieval polychrome stone sculpture. Enjoy typical tapas and a Mencía wine at one of the busy taverns in the historic quarter. Later you will reach Santiago de Compostela. End of tour.
Electa recommends the following guidelines for 4 days customized Spanish tour, excluding international flights and on a base of 4 attendees:
- 3-star: From Euros € 500 per person per day
- 4-star: Minimum Euros € 600 per person per day
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