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Highlights of Santiago de Compostela
La Coruna Cruise Tours - Highlights of Santiago de Compostela


This 5 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Meeting at the Port of La Corun
  • Private Local English Speaking Guide
  • Included Interior Visits- Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
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Type: Architecture, History, Scenic Views, Walking
Length: 5 Hours
Walking: Medium (cobblestones)
Mobility: NO wheelchair
Guide: Local Guide
Language: English

La Coruna Shore Excursion - This half day tour visits the famous pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela including its famous cathedral and some free time to enjoy lunch in a tapas restaurant.

After meeting your local guide at the port you see a few highlights of La Coruna before starting your journey over northern Spain's rolling hills until you reach Santiago de Compostela. You will be immediately struck by the sense of history in this old city, with its main plaza, narrow winding streets, dozens of ancient buildings and the grand Cathedral, featuring one of the world's most impressive Romanesque facades.

On arrival, you will walk for ten minutes until you reach the center of the city where you will find the famous cathedral at Plaza del Obradoiro. In the year 951, a bishop from France walked 500 miles to pay homage to the relics of Saint James which are housed here. This long journey quickly became a popular pilgrimage route known as the Camino de Santiago or Saint James' Way. Inside the Cathedral, you will see the silver crypt containing the ashes of St. James, view the dramatic barrel-vaulted ceiling, admire the magnificent organ and appreciate the church's sheer size, one of the largest in Europe.

While the church is the star attraction of Santiago de Compostela, the town is full of other architectural gems. The Old Quarter was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Nearby, you witness the historic setting of Palacio de Rajoy and the deluxe hotel, Parador dos Reis Catolicos. This building is probably one of the oldest hotels in the world, having served visitors as far back as 1499 when it offered lodging to pilgrims who made their way to the city.

There will be a break for lunch at a local tapas restaurant and a some time for shopping before returning back to La Coruna.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our La Coruna tours and La Coruna Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private La Coruna tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Meet guide and see Highlights of La Coruna – 30 Minutes
  • Drive to to Santiago de Compostela – 1 Hour
  • Santiago de Compostela Tour – 1.5 Hours
  • Free time for Lunch – 1 Hour
  • Return to La Coruna – 1 Hour

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