Parque Alameda, Santiago de Compostela

Best Day Trips from Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is the perfect base to discover Galicia. Firstly because it is the capital, and secondly because from here there are tours that take you to discover a lot of Galician places. In this article I will tell you about the best day trips from Santiago de Compostela.

Best day trips from Santiago de Compostela

📍 Rias Baixas Day Trip

Rías Baixas is one of the most popular areas in Galicia. It has it all: good beaches, good wines and good food. On this tour of the Rías Baixas you will have a first contact with this Galician area, and perhaps, encourage you to come back here the next time you visit Galicia.

The tour starts at 9:15 am in Santiago de Compostela. It takes in the historic centre of Pontevedra, the village of Combarro, La Lanzada (one of the most beautiful beaches in Galicia) and Cambados. It also includes a boat trip on the Pontevedra estuary with wine and mussel tasting on board.

🕝  Duration: 10 hours

✅ Services Included

  • Transport by bus
  • Boat trip in Pontevedra
  • Wine and mussels tasting
  • Entrance fees to monuments

📍Ribeira Sacra Day Trip

The Ribeira Sacra is located south of the province of Lugo and north of the province of Ourense. It is one of the essential places to visit if you travel to any of these Galician towns.

The tour departs from Santiago de Compostela in the direction of the Ribeira Sacra, where there is a guided tour. It includes a catamaran trip along the canyons of the river Sil, lasting an hour and a half, with a tasting of typical local wine. In addition, before returning to Santiago, there is a visit to the historic centre of Ourense.

🕝  Duration: 10 hours

✅   Services Included

  • Transport by bus
  • Catamaran trip
  • Wine tasting of Ribeira Sacra wines

📍 Finisterre and Costa da Morte Day trip

This is the most cheapest day tour available from Santiago de Compostela.

On the tour you will visit Pontemaceira, a place where pilgrims pass through; Muxía, Costa da Morte and Cabo de Fisterra. In Finisterre we stop for lunch before continuing the tour to the area of the Ézaro waterfall, the only European river that ends its course in a waterfall in the ocean, and Carnota.

🕝 Duration: 9 hours

✅   Services Included

  • Transport by bus or minibus

📍 Lugo, Ribadeo & Beach of the Cathedrals Trip

They say that Las Catedrales beach, or Aguas Santas beach, is one of the most spectacular places in Galicia.

On this tour, you will also visit the city of Lugo, where you will have a couple of hours free for lunch. The tour will leave you wanting to return to Las Catedrales beach because a couple of hours will be too short, but it is perfect for getting to know it.

🕝  Duration: 8 hours

✅  Services Included

  • Transport by minibus or coach
  • English speaking guide