GALICIA DAY TOURS
HISTORICAL AND NATURAL ROUTE: DOLMEN, CELTIC SETTLEMENT
AND SAND DUNES (8 hours)
This full day tour is perfect to explore one of the lesser-known
peninsulas along Galicia's coast and discover the history and natural beauty
of the region, visiting some of the best examples of Galicia's past –
from the Neolithic to the medieval.
Some of the highlights of this tour include:
- Walking tour of Noia. This coastal town
is perfect to soak in the details: their Galician corn flour and seafood
empanadas and countless pastries, the town was built up in the Middle
Ages as the port for Santiago de Compostela. This marine village tells
its story through its legends, including that the rainbow from Noahs ark
ended here, and Noah sent his granddaughter Noela to populate the region
after flood. The medieval part of the town houses jewels like the Santa
Maria A Nova (nowadays a museum), with more than 500 intricately carved
gravestones from between the 14th and 17th centuries – the most
in Europe), and the San Martiño church, built like a fort in the
typical gothic style of the region.
- We will then head into the heart of the Barbanza
Peninsula, a land of stark contrasts divided by the Sierra de
O Barbanza mountain rage, an enormous granite hulk that dives into the
sea separating the Rias Baixas of Muros-Noia from the Ria de Arousa. Within
a relatively small area, its natural environment includes beautiful natural
landscapes and archeological sites like:
- The Sand Dunes of the Corrubedo Natural Park. We
will take one of the nature hikes through the zone and along the massive
sand dune that passes along the beach.
- A Curota Mountain. A spectacular lookout from the
mountain top overlooks the Rias Baixas region.
- The Axeitos Dolmen megalithic site, including one
of the best preserved dolmens in Spain, dating back over 6000 years.
- We will finish off the day with a visit to one of the
local fishing villages.
The price includes private transportation and entrance
Starting from $112 per adult. (*)
(*) The price shown is based on a group of 6 people.
Prices vary for smaller or larger groups, seasons and according to your
preferences and needs. Contact us for more information.