Santiago de Compostela & Valença Do Minho

Quick Details

Tour includes:

  • Transport in air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch and gratuity are not included

Porto to Santiago de Compostela

This day trip from Porto takes you through the beautiful Minho region and across the border to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, a can’t-miss location when visiting the area. Your guide picks you up in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan and takes you through northern Portugal to the Minho region, famous for its Vinho Verde wine and scenic green landscapes.

Enjoy this wonderful view until you cross the border to northwest Spain and arrive at Galícia. Learn about St. James Way, one of the most famous pilgrimage routes in the world, and watch pilgrims starting to fulfill their mission to reach Santiago de Compostela, a tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages.

Next, we arrive at Santiago’s old town district, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the city’s history and get a city map from your expert guide to explore the area on your own. Afterward, you have some free time to attend the pilgrimage mass, taking place at the historical cathedral, and stroll around the city’s narrow medieval streets.

Meet back with your guide for a typical Galician lunch in a charming local restaurant (at your own expense). On the way back, discover the city of Valença do Minho in the north of Portugal, located on the border between Portugal and Spain. Also known for its Camino de Santiago, Valença do Minho is dominated by a fortress with two towers and a double wall built in the 17th century. Enjoy exploring this fantastic city with all its historical essence!