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Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho from Porto

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    Start your tour around 8am, where you will cross the border to Spain to explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia.
    Santiago is the capital of the autonomous region. The city was born by the discover of the tomb of the Apostle Santiago, people believe that in the city remains the tomb of Santiago and after that, it began a pilgrimage that led to the world-famous “Caminho de Santiago” (St. James Way).
    In this magnificent visit to Santiago de Compostela, you will have time to visit the gorgeous 11th century cathedral, dedicated to the Apostle. Originally built in a Romanesque style, today, the Cathedral is a set of harmonious influences.
    Have the opportunity to attend mass if you wish, enjoy free time for lunch and make sure you take a walk around the local shops and handicrafts.
    After visiting Santiago, the tour starts the way back to Porto, stopping at Valença do Minho.
    Valença do Minho is a lovely city with a unique fortress in Vauban style. There will time of a nice walk and to see the local buzz of the small northern portuguese cities!
    The full day tour ends with the hotel drop off around 6:30pm
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    Reviewed May 28, 2019

    Andre picked me up at my hotel and we were off on a full day adventure to Santiago and Valenca. Andre was so very attentive and knowledgeable. He made the tour extra special. It was a longtime dream to see Santiago, and he made it...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Linda B
    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mrs. Linda Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We are very pleased to know that you´ve enjoyed the day in Santiago and Valença do Minho with our guide André. Warmest regards Living Tours Team

    Reviewed May 23, 2019

    Six people on this trip spoke Portuguese and two of us didn't. Hearing both languages was irritating and communication with fellow passengers was near impossible. A companion tour had availability as Only English was spoken on that tour. The music coming back was absolutely dreadful....More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2019

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mr. Rock, First of all we would like to thank you your time giving us your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that the tour didn´t go trought your expectations, althought we will take your review into account...More

    Reviewed May 23, 2019

    Santiago tour: It was a cold, windy, drizzly day but Andre made it so enjoyable. He's a great conversationalist and very knowledgeable. It's a long day but Andre ensured he made the right stops to see things on the way so one does not feel...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank 427mayac
    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2019

    Good afternoon from Living Tours We would like to thank you your time giving your feedback about the tour you´ve made. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed our tours and the guidance of our guides André and Ricardo. Best regards Living...More

    Reviewed May 5, 2019

    The trip was almost perfect. The weather was sunny and pleasant. Our guide Ana did a nice job. After 3 hour driving we arrived at Santiago. The crowd was okay and not so many. We were allotted 1.5 hours to leisure around. Unfortunately, there was...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2019

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, Thank you for sharing your opinion about Santiago Tour with us. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour and the service of our guide Ana. We will take into account your feedback about the time spent...More

    Reviewed May 3, 2019

    Our driver, Paula, picked us up at our hotel promptly at the designated time. The trip is about 2 1/2 hours by car, but the time went by very fast as Paula was a treasure of information about the areas along the way as well...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Peter B
    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2019

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mr. Peter, Thank you very much for the time you took giving us your feedback. We will share your nice words with Paula. Best regards Living Tours Team

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    Response from 218mayumii | Reviewed this property |
    I could attend half of it. It depends on traffic and how long you’ll stay in Valenca. You might be able to request to visit Valenca on the way back to Porto.
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    Response from vbaker64 | Reviewed this property |
    When we were there we did not get to see it but we were told that it is under a particular circumstance where they received enough donations and then it will happen so when you go you are taking a chance that you will not... More
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