Trip departure following the pilgrims route: O Cebreiro, singular village famous for its unique ‘pallozas’, pre-Roman thatched buildings. Visit the Church of Santa María la Real, some pallozas and a Galician cuisine tasting. In the afternoon, stop at the Monastery of San Xulián de Samos. Accommodation in Sarria, village linked to the Camino de Santiago since its medieval origin.
Departure to Lugo. Walk along the best preserved battlements of all Roman military fortifications, a World Heritage Site. Continue through the old town and visit to the Cathedral. Free time for “tapas” tasting. Continuation to the coast: Ferrol, only intact military port in Europe and the largest naval base of the Illustration period. Boarding and boat trip along the bay.
Serra da Capelada
Departure to the Serra da Capelada. Stop at the fishing village of Cariño and ascent to A Vixía de Herbeira, one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Continue to the village of San Andrés de Teixido to make the descent on foot to the shrine and place a stone in milladoiros and complying other traditions. Cedeira, charming fishing village. By midafternoon, trip back along the coast to Ferrol and A Coruña.
Costa da Morte
Santiago de Compostela
Sightseeing tour of A Coruña, with a brief stop at the Tower of Hércules, a World Heritage Site, the oldest functioning lighthouse in the world. Continuation to Carballo to get at the Costa da Morte (Death Coast). Arrival to Muxia to visit the Sanctuary Virxe da Barca. Continuation to Cape Finisterre. Return to Santiago de Compostela.
Santiago de Compostela
and City of Culture
Walking tour of the historic center of Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour of the four monumental squares of the cathedral, the Pazo de Fonseca and finally the impressive Cathedral. Afternoon excursion to the City of Culture , designed by the architect Peter Eisenman. Back in the old town, stop at the park of San Domingos de Bonaval and the Alameda park with his belvedere.
Monte Santa Trega
Cíes Islands (National Park)
Departure to Tui stopping at the Castro de Santa Trega, the most visited in Galicia, to admire a spectacular view of the mouth of the Miño River, between Spain and Portugal. Continuation to Baiona, where depending of season will take place a visit to the Parador with tasting (winter) or a boat trip to the Cíes Islands (summer). Continuation to Vigo and walk along the Barrio de la Piedra and his famous ” Oysters Street”.
Departure to Ourense to discover the Ribeira Sacra, with the highest concentration of Romanesque religious buildings in Europe. Sailing trip on a catamaran into the Sil River. Afternoon visit to the Monastery of San Pedro de Rocas, one of Galicia’s oldest, digged in natural rock.
Travel back to place of origin.