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Essence of Galicia

Experience the natural and cultural heritage of Galicia. This tour takes you to some of the most impressive places in the region – amazing mountainous landscapes, wild beaches, excellent gastronomy and friendly people. A pleasure for the senses.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
Ribeira Sacra & Sil Canyons: This area is home to the largest concentration of Romanesque churches and monasteries in Europe. Spectacular landscape.
Ourense: One of the largest hot spring cities in Europe.
Rias Baixas: Its coastline combines views of the sea and green backdrops with the seafaring traditions of Galicia.
Santiago de Compostela: Enjoy a walking tour of the old town with a visit to the spellbinding Gothic cathedral.

per adult from

$1,425

AUD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Transportation for the departure transfer on a shared basis,
    • from the car rental company offices to Santiago de Compostela Airport.
    • Applicable local taxes (VAT)
    • Unlimited mileage
    • Emergency Contact service
    • Replacement car in case of accident
    • Full-Full petrol rate
    • All-inclusive insurance: Wheel and windscreen (CGT), Road assistance 24 hour telephone service
    • Vehicle theft (TP); Personal accident insurance (P.A.I) .
    • Meet & Greet on day 1
    • 7 nights' accommodation
    What's excluded :
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, laundry
    • drinks and meals not stated explicitly in the programme
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the included section
    • National or International flights
    • All types of insurance except of mentioned rent-a-car insurance.
    • Entry visas to Spain and Gibraltar (if applicable)
    • Entrance tickets to any venue, museum or activity
    • Damage to a third party or to the hire vehicle due to negligence or inappropriate driving.
    • Loss or damage to aerials, jack, safety triangles and vests, windscreen wipers, petrol cap, luggage
    • covers, or any other fixed or mobile component of the vehicle.
    • Damage to the engine through negligence.
    • Damage caused to the vehicle or to persons through driving under the Influence of alcohol or drugs.
    • Fines due to breaking traffic laws and regulations during
    • Fines due to breaking traffic laws and regulations during
    • the hire period are the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle.
    • In the event of a fine being received there will be an administration charge.
    • If the car is left outside of rent a car designated area on drop off
    • customers will be responsible for any costs generated and for any damage to the vehicle
    • due to it being parked outside of the Rent a Car installations.
    • Each additional driver fee
    • Any extra equipment (GPS, baby seat etc)
    • No insurance cover in Gibraltar.

  • Day 1: Day 1 : ARRIVAL SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - FERROL (95km - 1h)

    Stop At: Santiago de Compostela Airport, Lavacolla S/N, 15820 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
    Collect your car upon arrival at the airport by heading to the hall and meeting an OK Rent a Car representative. Then climb into what will be your mode of transportation for this holiday and drive to your first hotel accommodation in Ferrol.
    Overnight in Ferrol
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Parador Ferrol or similar 3*

    Day 2: Day 2 : FERROL – RIAS ALTAS – FERROL (150km – 3h)

    Stop At: Parador de Ferrol, Praza do Contralmirante Azarola Gresillón, 15401 Ferrol, La Coruña, Spain
    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading out to start this full-day tour that takes to the Rias Altas, a breath-taking series of estuaries in northern Galicia, namely Cedeira, Teixido, Cariño, Cap Ortegal and Ortigueira. Spectacular cliffs, beaches, fishing villages, lighthouses and a generous amount of legends are the main 'ingredients' of this wonderful coastline.

    Overnight in Ferrol
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Parador Ferrol or similar 3*

    Day 3: Day 3 : FERROL - A CORUÑA – MONFORTE DE LEMOS (220km – 2h30)

    Stop At: Monforte de Lemos, Monforte de Lemos, Province of Lugo, Galicia
    Bid farewell to Ferrol after breakfast at the hotel, then drive to A Coruña, a city that sits calmly by the Atlantic Ocean. This is a historical city whose history is always closely connected to its old fishing and commercial port. The peninsula on which the Old City stands also contains the Tower of Hercules, one of its most iconic monuments. The Old City is an interesting mix of Romanesque streets, squares and mediaeval churches. Once you’ve soaked in the atmosphere, continue your trip towards the famous wine region of Ribeira Sacra, stopping to spend the night in Monforte de Lemos.
    Overnight in Monforte de Lemos
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Parador Monforte or similar 4*

    Day 4: Day 4 : MONFORTE DE LEMOS – RIBEIRA SACRA - MONFORTE DE LEMOS (95 Km - 2 hrs)

    Stop At: 27400 Monforte de Lemos, Lugo, Spain
    Have breakfast at the hotel before going out to explore Monforte de Lemos and the Ribeira Sacra region. Landscape of natural forests, deep river canyons, traditional villages and an abundance of Romanesque monuments and terraced vineyards paint the backdrop of this bucolic location. Here you can see countless vineyards cultivating the Mencia grape, which is used to make a number of wines. Admire some spectacular views thanks to the wonderful viewpoints that are scattered throughout the area.
    Overnight in Monforte de Lemos
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Parador Monforte or similar 4*

    Day 5: Day 5 : MONFORTE DE LEMOS – OURENSE – PONTEVEDRA (165km – 2h)

    Stop At: Parador de Pontevedra, Rúa do Barón, 19, 36002 Pontevedra, Spain
    Depart from Monforte de Lemos after breakfast at the hotel and move west, via Ourense, towards the Rias Bajas (‘Lower Bays’). Stop in Ourense, which has an important monumental heritage and is also known for its thermal water pools along the Miño River. The old city preserves major historical sites, outstanding among which is the cathedral. Continue to Pontevedra, historically famous, culturally rich and containing a significant number of historical buildings, churches and attractive plazas. It has a very well-preserved mediaeval town centre with lots of charm and a great atmosphere.
    Overnight in Pontevedra
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Parador Pontevedra or similar 4*

    Day 6: Day 6 : PONTEVEDRA – COMBARRO – O GROVE – LA TOJA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (130km – 2hrs)

    Stop At: Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
    Wake up to breakfast at the hotel before exploring the ‘Rias Baixas’. Today, we suggest: make a stop at the village of Combarro, which has been declared a ‘property of cultural interest’. It is representative of several traditional architectural elements in Galicia: ‘horreos’, traditional fishermen’s houses, and crosses. Continue to O Grove, the population of which makes a living from farming of mussels, oysters and scallops on wooden platforms out in the water. Afterwards stop at the La Toja, known for its medicinal mineral waters, before continuing to Santiago de Compostela to check in at your hotel.

    Overnight in Santiago de Compostela
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Day 7 : SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – FINISTERRE – SANTIAGO (170km – 3hrs)

    Stop At: Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Province of A Coruna, Galicia
    After breakfast at your hotel, go explore the site known as ‘finis terrae’ (‘the end of the world’). This area is known as the Costa da Morte, which contains some of the most impressive landscapes and wild beaches and perhaps even the most violent waves you have ever seen. The Cabo da Finisterre, the westernmost point of the European Continent, is well worth a visit to stand at what was once the edge of the known world and look out over the Atlantic.
    Overnight in Santiago de Compostela
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Compostela or similar 4*

    Day 8: Day 8 : DEPART SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

    Stop At: Santiago de Compostela Airport, Lavacolla S/N, 15820 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
    Bid farewell to this beautiful city after breakfast at the hotel and drive back to Santiago de Compostela airport to drop off the car. You'll be told the return procedure and exact designated area by OK Rent a Car when you pick up the car on arrival day. The OK Rent a Car shuttle service will transfer you to the terminal for you to catch your departure flight back home.

    Breakfast included.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Collect your car upon arrival at the airport by heading to the hall and meeting a Rent a Car representative. Airports
    • Santiago De Compostela Airport, Santiago de Compostela Spain
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Superior Car B 11/1/2020 - 12/4/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/5/2020 - 12/9/2020
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Wednesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/10/2020 - 12/20/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    2/17/2021 - 6/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    7/1/2021 - 8/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    9/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Superior Car D 11/1/2020 - 12/4/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/5/2020 - 12/9/2020
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Wednesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/10/2020 - 12/20/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    2/17/2021 - 6/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    7/1/2021 - 8/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    9/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Drivers age from 26 to 75 years old (must have had their driver´s licence for a minimum of one year)
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Pick-up hours are Monday to Sunday, 08:00 to 22:00 hrs. Pick-up outside of these times are subject to a surcharge.
    • Drivers who are not citizens of the European Union must present an international driver’s licence together with the original from their country of origin.
    • If the customer returns the vehicle earlier than the agreed upon drop-off date stated in the rental contract, the rental company will not refund the customer for any unused days
    • Deposit credit card Visa or MasterCard only
    • Accident/theft reporting must be notified within 48hours of incident
    • In cases where, following the return of the vehicle, additional cleaning is required due to the car being dirty beyond the level expected from normal vehicle use, an additional charge shall apply, against evidence of the cost of the service provided
    • Instructions for car collection. Day 1: On arrival at the airport head to the hall to meet with a OK-rent-a-car representative Day 8: Return procedure and exact designated area will be adviced by rent a car company when you pick up the car on arrival day.
    • What do I need to bring? Comfortable clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Spain. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent in summer can be very useful during your stay
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Covid-19 risk assessment of the activities completed (routes, visit of sights, possible crowds, number of people in the group, reduced services).
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

3

Organised by Destination Services Spain

Activity ID: V-128452P29

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