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

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

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icon10 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

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. After leaving Porto, enjoy a scenic drive over the Portugal-Spain border. Then arrive in Santiago, where you’ll spend the day traversing this UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its pilgrimage route, the Caminho de Santiago (St. James way).
  • A full-day guided sightseeing tour of Santiago de Compostela, departing from Porto
  • Immerse in the history of Santiago de Compostela with a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit the famous Caminho de Santiago pilgrimage route
  • See why Santiago de Compostela is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover the allure of the tomb of the apostle, Santiago
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Hotel pickup and drop-off for option with hotel pick up and drop off included
Lunch
Food and drinks, unless specified
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This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352 , R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal

We collect you from the Tourist Service/Living Tours located at Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 350, Porto - next to Porto - São Bento train station.

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7:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.We pick up from any hotel in Porto city or Vila Nova de Gaia city. In alternative, we can collect you from the Tourist Service/Living Tours located at Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 350, Porto - next to Porto - São Bento train station.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Usually our tours run in one language but there are cases of one extras language or more.
  • Tours run in small groups between 8 and 29 people
  • Duration: the hours of duration are approximate hours, the tour is subject to local traffic, visit schedules, etc.
  • Tour will only depart with the minimum of 4 confirmed passengers.
  • Reservation is mandatory and requires an email request/confirmation. Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours before the date of the service. Cancellations within 48 hours or less will be fully charged.
  • All tours depart from Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia
  • The services included in the tours/wine estate visits, restaurants, etc. are subject to 3rd party availability and may change without prior notice.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The cathedral of santiago is currently undergoing interior and exterior renovations. Some areas of the cathedral cannot be visited.
  • We support our communities. By taking a tour with us you are contributing to our cause: we offer a meal for the homeless and people in need.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Living Tours Viagens e Turismo Lda
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho from Porto?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho from Porto.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho from Porto?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho from Porto.
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What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho from Porto?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho from Porto.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho from Porto?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho from Porto.

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  • "At first the trip seemed like a no-go, because four people are required for this trip." See review

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star-5
Excellent Tour Director
Barbara_H
, Jul 2022
The tour guide was kind and professional to all in the group. His narrative was informative. People are left to shape their own experiences after arriving at the destination. Onsite there is a train available for six Euros to take people around the entire town if they choose. This tour provides easy access to the sepulcher and to the cathedral which was very helpful since it was crowded the day we went. The lunch that the tour provides easily accommodates various dietary needs and all the food is natural and prepared well. The return featured a stop in Valenca do Minho, a place of historic significance that the tour guide describe in very helpful detail. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Good morning from Living Tours, Dear Barbara, We would like to thank you your time in sharing your feedback about our tour to Santiago de Compostela. Warmest regards, Living Tours Team
star-5
Worth visiting, excellent guide, nice lunch…
Hannah_Y
, Jul 2022
Very nice experience with our guide Tiago. He was pleasant, caring person and diligently gave us detailed information regarding but not limited to our day trip. Santiago was definitely worth visiting. I opted for lunch and pickup. Foods were very good and pickup and dropoff were smooth and easy as promised Again, many thanks to Tiago!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Good morning from Living Tours, Dear Hannah, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed everything including our guide Tiago. Warmest regards Livingtours Team
star-5
Great trip to Santiago
Timothy_M
, Jun 2022
Christian provided a great tour. He was knowledgeable and provided great orientation for getting around Santiago. The lunch was excellent and the scenery on the drive amazing. I would recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Greeting from Living Tours, Dear Timothy, We would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are very glad to know that everything went well. Best regards, Living Tours team
star-5
Magnificent
Allen_G
, Jun 2022
Fantastic service from the tour company all day. Very recommended tour and company to travel with. Wonderful experience.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good morning from Living Tours, Dear Allen, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback about our tour to the Douro Valley with our guide Joana. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed. Best regards Livingtours Team
star-4
Great Experience
Donae_W
, May 2022
Great day trip! Our guide was knowledgeable and very accommodating. We got to attend Sunday morning Mass at the Cathedral, thanks to her tips on how best to get in. Lunch was great, with different options, based on dietary restrictions or food allergies. The only thing that would have made this better was more time in each location to explore and shop.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Good morning from Living Tours, Dear Donae, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your words about our tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valenca do Minho. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed. Best regards, Living Tours team
star-5
Amazing tour!
Eda_D
, May 2022
Due to a wonderful job done by our guide Francesco, every detail, minute, and views of this tour will be memorable forever. The tour was in English and Portuguese. I can't evaluate the information in Portuguese, yet the information in English was not only just interesting, it was perfect!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Good morning from Living Tours, Dear Eda, We would like to thank you your time in sharing your experience about our Santiago de Compostela and Valenca do Minho with our guide Francisco, we will share your nice thoughts with him. Warmest regards Living Tours Team
star-5
Santiago Compastella Excellence
Don_F
, May 2022
Nunu did it SUPER. We were 3 languages on the tour but it was so smooth. Very detailed info and also attention to all areas. Loved the free time. Lunch with the group was a major win. Do this tour!!!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Good morning from Living Tours, Dear Don, Thank you so much for your kind review about our tour to Santiago Compostela with our guide Nuno. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed. Best regards Livingtours Team
star-5
A wonderful day including...
Gerard_I
, May 2022
A wonderful day including a great lunch, way better then we expected. Our guide was excellent. The trip was everything we expected.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Good morning from Living Tours, We would like to thank you for taking the time sharing your opinion. We have really appreciate it. Best regards Livingtours Team
star-5
A Grand Day Out!!
Mags_H
, May 2022
Our guide Francisco was very helpful and knowledgeable. He told us lots of interesting stories. Great driver. Lunch was good.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Good morning from Livingtours, We would like to thank you your time in sharing your feedback about our Santiago Tour with Francisco, we will share your nice words with him. Warmest regards Livingtours Team
star-3
Basic trip to Santiago
Marcela_S
, Apr 2022
Even though Santiago de Compostela is a very important place for pilgrims we were basically chaufferred there. No highligts, no historic information, just the basics. The day before we took another tour and the guy really informed us about the places we visited, the food, etc, he even took pictures of each of us, he really went the extra mile to make it a great trip. Unfortunatelly I can’t say the same about Antonio. When we stopped at Valença on the way back, I asked him about the walled town and he just said that it was protection during the war, something even a child could guess. I said that I’ll have to google it later and he just add that it was against the moors. Basic tour with a boring guide
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Good afternoon from Living Tours, 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 through your expectations. We will take all your opinion into account and we will talk with the guide so we can improve the service. Best regards Living Tours Team
star-5
A special pilgrimage to Santiago de Campostella
Kristen_K
, Apr 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Santiago de Campostela with Nuno! I was picked up at my hotel in a very comfortable Mercedes van and treated quite kindly by our tour guide. It was a very scenic drive to Santiago with many points of interest narrated by the guide (in 3 languages I might add). Santiago is quite picturesque and of interest to me because of the Cathedral's history with The apostle James and the Camino de Santiago. We had a very lovely lunch organised by the guide. The trip was very well organised and the Nuno was very kind, accommodating and well informed. I traveled alone and meet many nice fellow travellers on the trip. I would highly recommend this tour with Nuno! Enjoy!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Good afternoon from Livingtours, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed everything including our guide Nuno. We are looking forward to seeing you, maybe once again in Porto. Warmest regards Livingtours Team
star-5
The sacred cathedral of...
Clarinda_M
, Mar 2022
The sacred cathedral of Santiago was beautiful . It was a humbling experience. We feel truly blessed . We saw several pilgrims , some on their journey and some who had finished their walk. Our guide Antonio was great , he made sure we were safe and colored our experience with history.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Good morning from Livingtours, We would like to thank you your time in sharing your feedback about our Santiago de Compostela Tour with Antonio, we will share your nice words with her. Warmest regards Livingtours Team
star-3
A comfortable ride to Santiago
Judith_T
, Mar 2022
The best of the tour was Anabella, the guide and the fabulous lunch at the selected restaurant . The average to poor rating for the tour was based in the short time in Santiago, not making clear that no guided tour in Santiago because of Spanish law, long wasted time in Valenca, which was interesting to see but just a shopping mecca stop. The tour is basically a comfortable mini bus ride to the location and not much more.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Mrs. Judith, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us about our tour to Santiago. We will take into account all your opinions. Best regards Living Tours Team
star-5
Living Tours is Outstanding!!! 10/10
William_K
, Jul 2021
After having seen most of the sights around Porto, my wife and I thought that a trip to medieval Santiago de Compostela in Spain would be exciting. At first the trip seemed like a no-go, because four people are required for this trip. However, after finding out that we REALLY wanted to go, Living Tours made an exception and took us anyways. We really want to thank Living Tours for bending over backwards to make us happy. Needless to say, the trip was fantastic and our guide Francisco F. was outstanding. Francisco was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and took us to a fabulous restaurant for lunch. As for Santiago de Compostela, make sure you go, it’s living history. On the way back, we stopped in the small border town of Valença, again a winner! In sum, we had an unforgettable day thanks to Living Tours and Francisco.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mr. William, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased to know that you have enjoyed everything, our service, the tour and our guide Francisco. We are looking forward to seeing you maybe a next time in Porto Warmest Regards Living Tours Team
star-5
Amazing!
Anzelle D
, Nov 2019
Santiago de Compostela didn't disappoint! I wish we had more time to explore the Galician capital. Not even the rain could ruin the beauty and the strong emotions that you feel when you see the pilgrims celebrate the success of their journey.
star-5
A wonderful day!
Marjorie M
, Sep 2019
We thoroughly enjoy our tour to both Santiago de Compostela & Valenca do Minho. Our tour guide was great and took us to a wonderful restaurant where we had course after course of absolutely delicious food! We went to mass at San Francisco church & toured the main Cathedral even though it is being renovated. Valenca had several churches to visit and great linens & towels in the shops. A wonderful day!
star-5
Better than expected
marciano_a
, Sep 2019
An SMS was sent the day before as a reminder. Pick-up time was on the dot. There were only five of us in the van. Very roomy travel. The high praise to our guide Ricardo. He is very knowledgeable and accomodating. He mentioned and showed us other places that might be of interest to us. This tour is highly recommended.
star-5
Santiago de Compostela
Peter B
, Apr 2019
Our guide, Paula, was courteous and very well informed. She gave us an overview of the various areas we drove through as well as a very detailed description of Santiago de Compostela.
star-5
Great tour! highly recommended. Lunch...
Jingmei_X
, Jun 2018
Great tour! highly recommended. Lunch is included with seafood tapas.
star-5
Manuel was phenomenal, his knowledge...
Joy_W
, Mar 2018
Manuel was phenomenal, his knowledge was top class and he made our day fantastic. This is a must do tour. Lunch was awesome, our free time was sufficient and the trip to Minho was a lovely way to break the return trip. A lovely day.
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