Points of Interest
- St. James Cathedral
- Santiago de Compostela
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
Visit the shrine of St. James the Apostle, Spain's patron saint, on this half-day tour. The cathedral was a site for Christian pilgrimage during the Middle Ages. Enjoy a guided walking tour around the majestic squares of Platerías and Obradoiro, the focal point for pilgrims arriving to Santiago. You will be given free time to visit the interior of the Cathedral at your own pace. 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. You'll have free time to wander the squares to shop for souvenirs and religious articles from local vendors.
Special Notes:On Sundays, most stores close and shopping will be limited.
The drive between Vigo and Santiago de Compostela is approximately 75 minutes each way, subject to traffic conditions.
Tour guides will provide commentary outside of the Cathedral, in the interior the visit will be non-guided. Passengers will be given free time to visit the interior independently. Modest dress is required inside the cathedral. During Mass services, visits and photography are not permitted. In addition visitors may not enter with backpacks or other bags.
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.
Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.
Child Price:12 & under reduced
Medical Restriction:This tour involves a very considerable amount of walking over infirm/uneven ground, including many steps at the Cathedral and Squares, and thus it is not recommended for those passengers requiring any sort of mobility assistance.
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.