My wife, 4-year old daughter and I took this tour in October 2015. Our guide was excellent and took time to remember our names and also give us information about Portugal, the culture and the sites that we saw. We liked that we were given the entire time in Santiago by ourselves. This gave us the opportunity to see the sites at our own pace, to eat lunch at our choice of restaurant and to also spend time shopping.
Our guide was also very friendly and welcoming to our young daughter. The trip was enjoyable and informational. We would recommend this tour.
My partner and I had such a wonderful tour. Pascal was better than perfect - highly intelligent, energetic, personable, devoted to our happiness, and so very knowledgeable. We've been bragging about the tour ever since. It could not have been better. We learned so much and were perfectly comfortable every step of the way. Thanks!
This trip was absolutely fantastic, and a must do for anyone interested in Northern Portugal and Santiago de Compostela. Very interesting indeed. The guide gave us lots of historical information and andwered all our questions throughout the trip. It was a whole day tour, and I thought we might get bored, but not the case-we had a wonderfully educational day filled with beautiful scenery!
Very comfortable vehicle, very helpful guide. Tour provides sufficient time to explore Santiago de Compostela and have lunch. Beautiful drive back theough Viana de Castelo, including a drive up a mountain with a great view. Highly recommend.
The trip was great. Our guide Pascal was wonderful. Our international team Lithuania, Brazil, Cyprus- London, Holland was impressed.
A memorable day trip provided by Living Tours. Our guide Elsa was brilliant extremely knowledgably and provided a comprehensive commentary as the tour progressed. The cathedral in Santiago de Compostela is a must to visit , we were lucky enough to arrive in time for the pilgrims mass and see the enormous thurible being swung. We then travelled on to Viana to see the Basilica of Santa Luzia Viana do Castelo before having the opportunity to go into the city centre. An extremely enjoyable and informative day even through there was lot of travelling involved.
Miguel did a wonderful job showing us Porto--we loved this scenic, interesting walking tour full of history related clearly with all questions answered thoroughly.
A highlight for us--the delicious seafood lunch cooked outside at an authentic Portugese restaurant! Fun and an outstanding experience!
The tour was outstanding (even in the rain)! Santiago de Compestela is beyond words and we had the best guide ever - Pasquale!
Wow! Everything was nice - Pascal was great, the itinerary - wonderful. Great tour.
we enjoyed a wonderful one day trip to Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo from Porto.
Fabulous tour, Santiago is a must to go and see. Only criticism I would make is not long enough in Santiago, I would have preferred just to go to Santiago and not go to Viana. Viana is lovely but does not compare to Santiago de Compostela. We were lucky enough to attend the mass and see the enormous incense swinger, incredible. If you only have one trip from Porto, go to Santiago!
Nicely organized tour to Santiago de Compostela. Convenient meeting points and well planned itinerary. Highly recommend it.
This was a truly memorable day trip - and as seasoned travelers, we have been on many, so we know how they tend to be. Our guide, Maria, picked us up at the hotel promptly at 8 and we were off to an amazing place with all the insider information one could hope for! Maria was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions thoughtfully and with a love for her city and her country that made us love it there, too! It truly felt like we were spending the day having a conversation with a friend instead of going around with a tour guide. Everything we needed to know to take in the sights and experiences that were important to us was covered by Maria's expertise - she even guided us through one of her favorite fortresses in the area, making time for some quick shopping for Portugal's wonderful textiles - and she graciously also served as our interpreter and negotiator! We could not have had a better experience - and most certainly could not have such an authentic experience trying to do this on our own in just a day's time! Highest recommendations to Maria and her company!!
Pauline M Australia
I had wanted to see Santiago de Compostela for years, and was not disappointed. Our tour arrived in time for the Pilgrim Mass, but as it was a Sunday, the cathedral was full to overflowing. Even pilgrims had to queue outside! I was lucky enough to reach the door just as the giant censer (the biggest in the world, at 80 kg!) started its swing. Then a tenor sang Schubert's Ave Maria. What atmosphere! My day was made!
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Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. It's difficult to go to Santiago from Porto on your own for a day. This is definitely the best option!
Good trip - excellent tour! Pickup was at the address provided - ontime. Had a small van with a tour guide - it was just two of us, still they took us on a tour and did not cancel! Loved it!
Tour is very good. There were just three of us and the driver/tour guide was wonderful. She made a couple of stop to show us some historical sites and gave us a comprehensive history of the area. We just missed the swinging of the incense burner at the Santiago Cathedral, which is unfortunate. I think the time spent in each location was sufficient to get a lay of the land and then to go back on your own. Would highly recommend the as a great day trip.