SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 46ºF - 55ºF - CASTRO BORNEIRO - CAMELLE - CAMARIÑAS 54ºF - 55ºF - ENGLISH CEMETERY - MUGIA 54ºF - 55ºF - FISTERRA 54ºF - 55ºF
Welcome to your Europamundo Trip Style!!! The information about the meeting place and start time of your circuit can be found on your voucher.We leave Santiago towards A CORUÑA, where we will visit its port, with its famous roman lighthouse still in operation, the so-called Tower of Hercules, the Paseo do Orzán (Orzán Seafront) or the old town with María Pita Square, remembering an ancient heroin. We continue to two archaeological sites, CASTRO BORNEIRO (Borneiro Celtic settlement) and DOMBATE DOLMEN (important Celtic and Neolithic culture examples). Afterwards, stop at CAMELLE in order to know Manfred Gnadinger’s house-museum, famous and peculiar German hermit artist who lived in this area. We head to CAMARIÑAS, a world-famous fishing village for its famous palilleiras and their bobbin laces; time to stroll through its port and visit Cape Vilán, where we find its emblematic lighthouse in a paradisiacal environment. After lunch we will visit the English Cemetery area, one of the most fateful places in the Death Coast (Costa da Morte) due to its numerous shipwrecks. We continue to MUXIA, located in an impressive landscape, with its Our Lady of the Boat Sanctuary (Santuario da Virxe da Barca), and its legendary environment that our guide will explain to us. Later we will arrive at a magical site: FINISTERRE, the "Finis Terrae" for the Romans, where the world ended. We´ll walk to its lighthouse on Finisterre Cape. You can climb to the top of Facho Hill (Monte do Facho), with incredible views of rugged landscapes and stunning beaches. We return to the village where we will have time for walk or taste the local seafood. Accommodation.
FISTERRA 54ºF - 55ºF - EZARO WATERFALL - DUNES OF CORRUBEDO - PAZO BAYONA WINERY - CAMBADOS 54ºF - 55ºF - PONTEVEDRA 54ºF - 55ºF
We leave Finisterre and after a few kilometers we are in front of the EZARO FALLS, the only one in Europe of a river that flows into the sea. We continue our journey through the Outes Mountains until we reach CORRUBEDO DUNES Natural Park, large mobile dune by the sea in a protected natural area; if you wish, we can go for a 30-minute walk. At the end of the morning, we will have a wine experience, visiting a wine cellar and tasting the local Albariño wine, D.O Rías Baixas, at Bodegas Conde de Albarei in PAZO BAION (Baion Palace). We arrive in CAMBADOS, capital of the wine we have just tasted. We can have lunch in one of the taverns in the old town, monumental historical-artistic complex, and visit the beautiful gothic-style Santa Mariña Dozo Church ruins. Later we will head to the AROUSA ISLAND, crossing by an almost two km long bridge. From the viewpoint called O Con do Forno, the highest point in the Illa where the Punta Cabalo Lighthouse is located, we will discover one of the most beautiful sunsets in the estuary. We finish the day arriving at PONTEVEDRA. Time for dinner and accommodation.
PONTEVEDRA 54ºF - 55ºF
Breakfast and departure to O GROVE, where we will take a boat ride between “bateas” (mussels farms) with mussels and albariño wine tasting.After this experience, we will pass through a century-old bridge to the A TOXA ISLAND with its famous Spa, Grand Hotel or the Shells Chapel, completely covered with scallop shells. Then we will visit COMBARRO, a fishermen and shellfish gatherers village, famous for its multiple hórreos (granaries) and cruceiros (stone path crucifixes’) in its old area. After lunch, we return to PONTEVEDRA, a friendly city that invites you to get lost in its medieval old town, its boardwalks and the river, an international reference for urban quality and sustainability. Time for dinner and accommodation.
PONTEVEDRA 54ºF - 55ºF - BAYONA 54ºF - 54ºF - LAGUARDIA 37ºF - 46ºF - VALENCIA DO MINHO - SIL CANYON - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 46ºF - 55ºF
We leave Pontevedra and reach BAIONA. We will discover its wonderful old quarter and its fish and seafood fish market. La Pinta Caravel arrived here in 1493 with the discovery of America news. We can also visit an exact replica of the Caravel, in which it is represented as daily life was at the great navigation times. We continue our journey to A GUARDA, one of the most important tourist sites in Galicia. We will visit another magical place, the Castro de Santa Tegra or Santa Tecla Celtic settlement, belonging to the Castrexa culture (Celtic culture), located on the mountain of the same name and privileged place from which you can see the river Minho mouth. From A Guarda we will take a ferry that will take us to Caminha, Northern Portugal, and once there we will head to VALENÇA, village-fortress strategically located on the border. Free time to walk and have lunch in its lively streets. We take our path to reach the Holy Bank area (Ribeira Sacra), land marked by the rivers Minho and Sil that, as it passes between mountains, shape this beautiful landscape. We will make a short stop at Santo Estevo Monastery, today turned into Parador Nacional, before sailing through the SIL RIVER CANYON by catamaran. In a landscape that leaves no one indifferent, and after admiring its stunning views and vertical slopes in which the grapevines are grown, we will make a visit and tasting to the Regina Viarium winery or similar. We will make a short stop at Santo Estevo Monastery, today turned into Parador Nacional, before sailing through the SIL RIVER CANYON by catamaran. In a landscape that leaves no one indifferent, and after admiring its stunning views and vertical slopes in which the grapevines are grown, we will make a visit and tasting to the Regina Viarium winery or similar. Arrival in SANTIAGO in the evening. End of services. Our guide will drop you off at the agreed point.We hope you have enjoyed your circuit with Europamundo.
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