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Field Study Portugal
Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho from Porto
Address Porto, Portugal
Rate 101.71 USD
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

Your 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. 1 Santiago de Compostela 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 in itself, 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) won also 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. 1 hour • Admission Ticket Free 2 Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela 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! 1 hour • Admission Ticket Free 3 Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico IN CASE YOU CHOSE THE LUNCH INCLUDED OPTION, 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. 1 hour • Admission Ticket Free 4 Valenca 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. 45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free