Best of Santiago de Compostela

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$129.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$90.99 / Child (ages 12 and under)
Vigo, Spain
Moderate Activity Level
No Minimum Age
Meal Included
7.0 hours
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Visit the shrine of St. James the Apostle, Spain's patron saint, on this full-day tour. The cathedral was a site for Christian pilgrimage during the middle Ages. Take a guided tour of the richly decorated interior of St. James Cathedral and its interesting Museum. The original church was a 12th century Romanesque building, but additions over the ages have altered the cathedral.


The ornate Obradoiro façade dates from the 18th century. So many hands have touched the Tree of Jesus at the base of the central pillar over the centuries that indentations have been worn into the stone. You’ll have free time to wander the squares to shop for souvenirs and religious articles from local vendors. Tapas Lunch will be served at the yards of the hotel Parador Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos, a former 15th century royal hospital, which provided shelter to numerous pilgrims.

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Notes

  • The drive between Vigo and Santiago de Compostela is approximately 75 minutes each way, subject to traffic conditions.
  • There are about 70-90 steps in the Cathedral and Museum.
  • This tour is entirely on foot, with an approximately 15-minute walk from city’s bus terminal to Cathedral and another 15-minute walk back.
  • The motorcoach will not park at the city’s bus terminal and will only stop long enough to disembark/embark all passengers.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.