7 Days Circuit "your own way" through Galicia Mainland. Pazos & Boutique Accommodations
- NO CANCELLATION FEES up to 7 days before the start
- Circuit your own way - by car
- 7 days / 6 nights in Charming Pazos and Accommodations in the interior of Galicia
- 2 nights in Santiago de Compostela
- 2 nights in Ourense
- 1 night Monforte de Lemos
- 1 night in Lugo
- Free Cancellation Insurance (up to 30 coverage)
- Total price per person in double / triple room: € 779
- To formalize the reservation, a deposit of : € 60 / person will be required. Rest of payment, 15 days before the start.
- Optional: 5-seater rental vehicle throughout the experience
Circuit at your own pace by car or with a car rental for 7 days
We will visit places such as Santiago de Compostela, Monastery of Oseira, Allariz, Ourense, Ribadavia, the Sil canyon, Monforte de Lemos or Lugo.
If you choose the option of going by car "your own way", you have the option of making slight changes on the first and last day, such as going to Puebla de Sanabria, which is a highly recommended possibility.
Although the coasts of Galicia are spectacular, its interior is even just as fascinating. We will make a unique tour through very varied and charming areas between Santiago de Compostela, Ourense and Lugo.
Day 1. Starting point - Santiago de Compostela
On the first day, depending on the vehicle chosen (own vehicle or rental vehicle), we will go to the designated accommodation in Santiago de Compostela. If we opt for a rental vehicle, the vehicle will be collected at the indicated place. We chose Santiago because it has different stations that we can access easily and thus we take the opportunity to see this magnificent city. This day, after check-in at the hotel, we will visit the city on a guided tour. We will see different places in the city declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity such as its Cathedral, entering through its Pórtico de la Gloria, Plazas de Platerías, Plaza del Obradoiro or the Parador Reyes Católicos.
We will eat in the city to taste its exceptional gastronomy such as Galician broth, octopus, pork loin, cheeses and wines.
We will end the day sleeping in assigned accommodation.
Day 2: Pazo de Santa Cruz de Rivadulla - Monastery of Oseira - Allariz - Ourense
After a good rest in the accommodation in Santiago, we head towards Ourense making some very interesting stops. The first one is in the Pazo de Santa Cruz de Rivadulla where we will see its gardens, mill, its famous fountains and vineyards where Ulla wine is made.
The second visit will be the Monastery of Oseira, a monastery that was fully restores after being abandoned for over a century and a group of Cistercian monks was installed who worked very hard to return the town to its greatest splendor where it was added a remarkable library and a small local archive. A must see passing so close to this place.
Depending on the time that we have in our hands, there are two options that if we have the opportunity, it is advisable to do both. In Ourense we will do the check-in and we can visit the city and eat or we can go to a town called Allariz which is a charming place that received the European Prize for Urbanism for the rehabilitation of its historic center and enjoy its gastronomy and then visit Ourense .
After a fairly full day we will rest at the chosen accommodation in Ourense.
Day 3: - Pazo Casanova (Ribeiro Winery) - Viña Costeira Winery - Adega Cooperativa San Roque de Beade (Torre do Castelo) - Ribadavia - Castelo de Ribadavia - Termas de Outariz
Once we have had breakfast at our accommodation in Ourense, we will go to Ribadavia, passing by the Pazo Casanova where we can enjoy its vineyards and wineries.
Continuing towards Ribadavia we will visit other vineyards and enjoy a guided visit to a D.O. Ribeiro called La Viña Costeira, including a special wine tasting.
Once the visit to the vineyards is finished, we will see the town of Ribadavia, which is a fascinating place on the banks of the Avia river; it is a pleasure to walk through its beautiful streets. In the town we find several places to have tapas or eat. In the same town you will find the Castelo de Ribadavia very close to its main beach and thus we take the opportunity to make time to then go to the Outariz Hot Springs.
The Thermal Baths consist of a place of Zen relaxation where you will find all the comforts of oriental civilization with its most innovative Japanese-inspired techniques.
Finally, we will return to the accommodation and enjoy a good rest in Ourense.
Day 4: Ribeira Sacra - Catamaran Cruise through the Sil Canyon - Monforte de Lemos - Ocas Augas Spa
We start the day having breakfast at the accommodation in Ourense that we will leave, to go to the Monastery of Santa Cristina de Ribas de Sil, it was one of the most important monasteries of the Ribeira Sacra during the Middle Ages, but in the confiscation of 1835 it was definitively abandoned the place. Much of the monastery is preserved in good condition and is in a spectacular area with great views of the Canyon. To access it, you have to turn off at Parada de Sil.
Following the river near the Ribeira Sacra Viewpoint in Vilar de Cerrada, we find the Santo Estevo Pier where we will enjoy a Catamaran cruise through the Sil Canyon.
According to mythology, the Sil Canyon was the result of one of the feelings most closely linked to human beings, jealousy. Jupiter, father of the gods of Roman mythology, was totally in love with Galicia, Juno, his wife, seeing the love he professed for the community decided to create a wound that would make Jupiter disenchanted with the area, the Sil Canyon. Far from achieving his goal, he became extremely angry with Juno whom he eternally condemned to wander through the wound created.
On this catamaran ride along the river, you will be able to admire the falls that reach 500 meters in various areas, the slopes of more than 70% inclination or the canyon walls with lower slopes where the centenary vineyards of the Denomination of Ribeira Sacra Origin can be found.
For lunch we can go to Monforte de Lemos where we can make a stop on the way at the Monastery of Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil, a Baroque and Romanesque monastery dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries. After eating in Monforte de Lemos we can visit the Monastery of San Vicente do Pino, which is a monumental complex guarded by the remains of the Castle of San Vicente, which is preserved by the Torre del Homenaje and its walls.
When we finish, we will go to the Hotel Oca Augas Santas Spa where we will have the opportunity to enjoy a great "relax" moment.
We will sleep in Monferte de Lemos in the selected accommodation.
Day 5: Monasteries of Samos - Sarria - Lugo
After breakfast and check-out from the accommodation in Monforte de Lemos, we will go to the Monastery of Samos.
The Monastery of San Julián and Santa Basilica de Samos, has an early medieval origin, specifically from the time of the Visigothic Kingdom in the 7th century, its foundation being attributed to San Martín Dumiense and renovated by San Fructuoso.
Unfortunately, two great fires star in the most outstanding events in the recent history of the abbey, which currently shows no trace of them and which is the headquarters of the Benedictine Order.
With the visit concluded, we have the option of eating in Samos or Sarria, or directly heading to Lugo to eat. Once we are in Lugo we will visit the city, where undoubtedly what stands out most of the city are the Roman walls of the ancient city Lucus Augusti. We can see in its old town its provincial museum, the Casa dos Mosaicos and its cathedral.
We will spend the night in the assigned accommodation.
Day 6: Castelo de Pambre - Monte do Gozo - Santiago
We have breakfast at the hotel in Lugo, leaving it and we will go to Santiago de Compostela through the municipalities of the Camino de Santiago Frances. On the way we will stop at the Castelo de Pambre. A 14th century castle in Palas de Rey that was owned by the Counts of Monterrei where it served as custodian of the Camino de Santiago for the protection of its pilgrims.
We recommend stopping in Melide and enjoying its exquisite cuisine, a famous town where you can taste the best "Pulpo a Feira" in all of Spain.
Arriving in Santiago de Compostela, we can make a stop at Monte do Gozo to see the picture that leaves every pilgrim in their minds when they arrive in Santiago.
Finally, we check-in at the assigned accommodation in Santiago de Compostela and we will dedicate the rest of the day to walking around and enjoying the city that started this adventure.
Day 7: Breakfast and End of Services
The next day, in the morning we will have breakfast and check-out at the accommodation. If we have chosen to rent a vehicle, we will deliver it to the indicated place (train station or airport).
We wish you a safe trip back and that you have enjoyed these days in Galicia
- If you have chosen a rental vehicle, the meeting point will be the train station or the Santiago de Compostela airport.
- In case of traveling with your own car, the meeting point will be at the first accommodation in Santiago.
- There is the option of modifying this itinerary if you wish to spend the night in Puebla de Sanabria in the event that you come with your own car
- Check-in time: From 12:00 a.m., at your choice
- It is advisable to always wear comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes at all times during the experience.
- Some of the routes are longer than others and it would be a good idea to plan departure times well in advance.
- Be careful on the road, the trip and visits are more enjoyed with plenty time and relax!!
- NO CANCELLATION FEES up to 7 days before the start
- 7 days / 6 nights accommodation + breakfast in Pazos, Paradores and Charming Accommodations
- Guided tour in Santiago de Compostela
- Guided tour of a Winery, vineyards, elaboration and special tasting
- Catamaran route through the Sil River Canyon in the Ribeira Sacra
- Complete route itinerary
- Basic Travel Insurance
- Free Cancellation Insurance (up to 30 coverage)
- Telephone assistance service en route
It doesn't include
- Visit to the Oseira Monastery. Reservations are not allowed. Donation price: €3.5 to be paid in cash
- Visit to the Samos Monastery. Reservations are not allowed. Donation price: €5 to be paid in cash
- Tickets to the Outariz thermal baths. Reservation is not allowed. Entrance price Adults: € 5.7. Children: € 4.85
- Half board supplement: € 280 / Person
- Single room supplement: € 340 / Person
- 5-seater rental vehicle for the entire route
For a better management by our travel agency, it is advisable to make the reservation at least 15 days in advance. However, if it were less in advance, it would also be done, but it is always advisable to do it with more time.
To formalize the reservation, they must make a payment of € 60 as a deposit and management fees per person.
Once your reservation is formalized, our team will contact you as soon as possible to specify all the details.
Once the reservation is completed, all the information will be sent to you for your approval.
Once all services have been confirmed, 15 days before the start of the same, the client must pay the rest of the reservation payment, that is, the total amount of the reservation amount, subtracting the previously paid deposit.
If the reservation is formalized less than 15 days before the start, the client must pay the total amount of the trip.
In case you wish to cancel this reservation, you will not incur any type of cancellation cost if you do so 7 days before the start of the trip, reimbursing the amounts you have paid.
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