One of the must-sees when you arrive in Galicia, is the city of Santiago de Compostela, resting place of the remains of the Apostle Santiago and the end point for many of the pilgrims who year after year travel this famous spiritual path.
If your cruise stops at the Port of A Coruña, we at Tour Travel & More, offer you the possibility of knowing this magnificent tourist and Christian center in a very short time. Actually it´s a 6-hour excursion, which will take you to the heart of Santiago de Compostela by the hand of a personal guide and onboard a private luxury vehicle, which will allow you to meet the goal of touring the most iconic points of this beautiful medieval city and still arrive long before your cruise sails again.
Most important sites & Monuments in this private tour
The tour will begin as soon as you board the private luxury car and meet your personal guide right in the cruise port of A Coruña. You can glimpse the beauty of the coastal landscape as you go along the road, until we delve into the center of the city of Santiago, just in front of the Cathedral of the same name where the remains of the famous apostle rest.
We´ll walk through the Obradoiro Square and we will enter the Museum of the Cathedral of Santiago, where we will discover its history, one that will take us to the 9th century to explain how it was gaining prominence until it became one of the major centers of interest and routes of Pilgrimage from all over the world. Here we will also know the case of the Calixtino Codex, a very valuable bibliographic work that was almost stolen once.
Finally we will enter the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, we´ll take a thorough tour of its interior until we reach the Main Altar, where anyone who wants to can do the traditional hug to the Apostle Santiago.
When we finally leave the Cathedral, we will head to the historic center of the city to be able to admire another large set of medieval buildings, which we know today that were related to the Knights Templar. These buildings are: The Monastery of San Paio de Antealtares, which was founded by the Benedictine orders; The Chapel of the Corticela and we will close this route in the Cervantes Square just in front of the church of Santa María do Camiño.
At this time you will surely want to have a snack, so we´ll go to Calle del Franco and its surroundings, where they sell the best tapas in all of Santiago, to taste a delicious lunch and have a cold beer or whatever you like. In this area you can make the long-awaited souvenir shopping and of course take photos at ease, because there is no use for a good stroll if you can´t show it on Instagram.
As last destinations before returning to the Port of A Coruña to board your ship again, we will walk through the bohemian neighborhood of San Pedro and visit the churches of the Virgin of Mount Carmel and Santa Clara.
The city: Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela is a city rich in history, so much so that it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, but it is also one of the most important apostolic sanctuaries in the Catholic Christian world. However, this city is much more than cathedrals and pilgrims, its culture reaches you at the bottom of the heart or gets you laughing more than once with its stories and legends.
One of the places that has a very special story is the Alameda Park and its peculiar sculpture of “The Two Marias”, a story that your guide will undoubtedly tell you if you ask who these famous women were and why they stayed perennially in the heart of the inhabitants of this town.
Our Private Tours & Experiences at Tour Travel & More
To choose our 6-hour excursion from the cruise port of A Coruña to Santiago, is to surrender to a unique and very complete experience that consists of touring the most important points of this beautiful medieval city in a short time, but at the same time flexible enough to enjoy it.
We put at your disposal bilingual guides that will help you understand the customs of the town by translating the most outstanding enigmas and stories to allow you to immerse yourself in the daily life of Galicia. It will also have a private luxury vehicle assigned exclusively for your ride, so you can travel great distances and enjoy the trip without worries, taking with you everything you buy in this adventure.
With Tour Travel & More, you will always get a ride designed for your entire satisfaction. Contact us, you will not regret it.