Day Tour to la Coruña and Betanzos from Santiago de Compostela
The opportunity to discover a part of real Galicia. Head 40min North of Santiago to one of the busiest towns in the area, La Coruña and Betanzos by the Atlantic Ocean. La Coruña is known as “City of Cristal” because of the sheer number of typical Coastal Northern Spanish buildings with large galleries. This important harbor city, home to the fashion giant Inditex / Zara, has always maintained close links with its rich Celtic and Roman heritage. Our first stop on the peninsula on which the Old City stands will prove it: the Tower of Hercules, the only working Roman lighthouse in the world, and the symbol of the city.
After some free time to enjoy the views from the lighthouse onto the rough Atlantic ocean and visit the Tower. We will board the bus for a panoramic tour of the city’s main attraction including its long promenade and the Riazor Beach. The guide will bring us on foot through the old town to the iconic the María Pita Square where we will find the Town Hall and the “Wine street”. This area is bustling with traditional bars and restaurants and is the perfect place for you to try the local gastronomy.
After lunch on your own in La Coruña, the tour brings us to another great Northern Galician city, the medieval town of Betanzos, named “Brigantium” by the Romans. The town sits on a hill where there used to be a hill-fort, at the end of the estuary, where sea mixes with the freshwaters of the Mandeo and Mendo rivers. It was one of the seven capitals of the Old Kingdom of Galicia and is a city of deep-rooted traditions known for its popular and gastronomic festivals. It conserves three medieval doors, stately palaces and tombs of noble warriors. Our guide will show us the city before returning to Santiago in time for Pilgrim Mass.
Only €40 per person!
THIS DAY TOUR INCLUDES
• Transfers in minivan or private bus from Santiago de Compostela and back
• An official bilingual Spanish / English guide (German, French, Italian & Japanese on request)
• Guided tours of each town visited
• Does not include lunch but free-time in the town center of La Coruña
price & dates
Private tours can be organized on request for any number of participants on the dates of your choice! Ask us for a detailed quote!
Adults: €40 per person
Children up to 12 years old get 50% off and under 2 years old go for free
• May: every Saturday
• June: every Saturday
• July: every Saturday
• August: every Thursday and Saturday
• September: every Thursday and Saturday
fact filePick-up Santiago de Compostela, Calle Senra, nº 14 at 9am (hotel pick-up on request)Return Santiago de Compostela between 6:30pm & 7pmDuration 9h30Stops A Coruña (Torre de Hércules, Orzán, Riazor, Mirador de San Pedro, Plaza de María Pita) and Betanzos
HighlightsSee the oldest lighthouse still in useOperated by either Viajes ViloriaGreat shopping opportunities in A CoruñaFull day excursion with a local certified guide
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