In this accessible tour you will visit Vigo, a city that expanded greatly during the last century due to the importance of its active commercial port. Vigo has been a major Spanish port for centuries and it is where great Spanish galleons returned from the New World loaded with treasures and riches.
You will enjoy spectacular views from the coach of the Cies Islands, declared a National Park. Standing amidst the forest and leisure areas are the remains of the hill-forts that constituted the early settlement. The ruins of the 10th-century O Penso Castle were used for the construction of the 17th-century Fortaleza do Castro where you’ll pause for a panoramic view of the city.
Continuing through the city, you will admire the elegant facades as you pass by Plaza de España and Plaza de America. Upon arrival at 17th century Castrelos park you will have free time to wander through the stunning french style gardens, located within the grounds is the palace built in 1620 and recently restored to become Quiñones de Leon Municipal Museum.
Finally you will enjoy a walking tour through the atmospheric old town (O Berbés neighborhood) to see and smell the daily fish market and stop at Praza da Pedra and be introduced to probably the world most renowned oysters tasting bars and some of the best tapas places in Vigo where you can stop for a lunch break along with a chilled glass of the locally produced Albariño white wine. That will be a perfect time to enjoy the company of your tour guide and hear tales of the Celtic civilization legacy, mysteries and culture of Vigo and the rest of Galicia.
This tour does not require a high amount of walking or wheeling, and it can also be completely tailor-made based on each person preferences. The itinerary also avoids steps and it follows a mostly flat path along the Tour.
Meeting point: Hotel or Cruise Pick-up or Other
Starting time: Flexible
Duration: 4 Hours
Return: We recommend allowing time for a Lunch break to sample typical local cuisine and wine at one of our suggested Restaurants, equipped with an adapted toilet
No penalty if cancelling at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
50 percent fee if you cancel between 7 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
100 percent fee if you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure