Santiago de Compostela is a destination for pilgrims since the Middle Ages and one of the most important Christian pilgrimages. TOURS 4 CRUISERS excursion is your best option to visit this city because of the short port time.
If the port of Vigo is one of the destinations of your cruise you can use it as a gateway to Santiago de Compostela, a destination for pilgrims since the Middle Ages and one of the most important Christian pilgrimages together with Rome and Jerusalem. Hundred of thousands of pilgrims visit the city every year during the whole year. Both the Cathedral, well known for being one of the largest and most beautiful in the whole of Europe, and the Old Town were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 in view of its urban beauty and monumental integrity, as well as the profound echoes of its spiritual significance. We will cross Vigo city to take the motorway. Santiago de Compostela is 60 minutes far from Vigo. During the trip the guide will talk you about traditions, history, the way... , will give you essential tips to loose nothing important and will show you some documentaries.
Once in Santiago de Compostela the bus will drop you off in the Juan XXIII private parking lot (5 min walk from the cathedral, the nearest place to park). The guide will give you maps which perfectly show the key places. The guide will lead you down avenue Juan XXIII and San Francisco street into Obradoiro Square. As you walk along, storekeepers will tout their local specialty (Santiago's cake, cookies, chocolates...). You will be given three hours to explore the place by yourself before jumping back on the bus an heading to your dock. Admission to the Cathedral itself is free. In case you need something you can find the guide in Obradoiro Square, meeting point from where she will lead you through the old town to the Alameda Park, from where you can find unique views of the Cathedral. The guide will inform you about meeting time in the bus.
HOW TO FIND US
We leave from the bus stop in front of the black shopping mall, in the main road just a few steps from the Cruise Terminal. The Cruise Terminal front door opens up directly into a short promenade and at the end of it you will find us. Our staff will be there since the very moment you arrive in Vigo. TOURS 4 CRUISERS local guides are easily recognizable thanks to their red t-shirts and jackets with our logo. They will solve any doubt and will show you the concrete place from where we leave.
HOW IT WORKS
Tours4cruisers Santiago de Compostela excursion is a private excursion. TOURS 4 CRUSIERS has modern closed buses that allow us to regulate temperature. We leave and come back all together. It includes transportation to and from Santiago with very informative commentary along the way. You visit Santiago on your own. The guide will make you know when you have to be back in the parking lot. Take always with you the booking ticket where the guide's cell number is written on.
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