Enjoy our Tuy and Baiona shore excursion from Vigo, where you will discover two of the most historical villages in the region of Rias Baixas, in Galicia.
We will start our accessible tour in Tuy, listed as an Asset of Cultural Interest. We will visit from outside the Tui Cathedral, a late-Romanesque and Gothic-style Roman Catholic church. We will take a tour of the old town visiting its medieval buildings and charming alleys, such as Santo Domingo convent, Wild horse monument and Clarisas convent.
Our drive will continue through Pontevedra, we will pass by the marsh of the Miño river, the father of the Galician rivers, bathes with its fertile waters an important part of our municipality, formerly a natural border with Portugal, as it is a waterway uniting Spain with our neighbouring country. Also, we will pass by the Ladeira beach, Santa Marta beach, its fishing port and the promenade.
The next stop will be Baiona, which stands out for its charming old village declared an Historic and Artistic Site. Home of the historical Parador de Baiona set in the Monterreal peninsula, facing the Vigo estuary, is reputed to be one of the most beautiful fortresses in Spain. We will enjoy a short walk through the lower part of the Monterreal fortress, which starts at A Cuncheira beach and ends at the Clock Tower. We will enjoy partially this beautiful pathway along the ocean, at a section that offers flat floor access. Also, we will see from the promenade a replica in real size of the caravel “La Pinta” which was the fastest of the three Spanish ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first transatlantic voyage in 1492. “La Pinta” arrived to Baiona on the 1st of March in 1493, being the first port in Europe that received the notice of the existences of a new unknown continent.
At the end of this fantastic Tuy and Baiona shore excursion from Vigo, we will discover the pedestrian area where we will enjoy the promenade and the views of Baiona and provide you with free time to enjoy a galiciand food tasting together with your local guide, before we return to the cruise terminal at the Port of Vigo.