Rías Baixas Private Tour with Wine Tasing, Food, Mussels Boat and Pickup


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Overview

THE COMPLETE RÍAS BAIXAS EXPERIENCE

ONE DAY FULLY GUIDED TOUR FOR GROUPS

Collection from designated point  ⨀  Visit to a special bodega (winery), to include wine-tasting  ⨀  Boat trip from O Grove through the Ría de Arousa to see the bateas (mussel farms) and learn about mussel cultivation, enjoying all-you-can-eat mussels, wine, music and fun  ⨀  Lunch at a furancho (typical off-the-beaten-path private house) with homemade wine and freshly-prepared local dishes  ⨀  Visit to the island of La Toja ⨀  Visit to Cambados (European Capital of Wine 2017)  ⨀  Panoramic tour through Villagarcía de Arosa, Carril, and Catoira, stopping as the weather permits  ⨀  Visit to Imo to see the famous hórreos (typical granaries)  ⨀  Visit to historic Padrón  ⨀  Return to origin.
Juanjo leads this tour and can be adapted to your specific needs


What's Included

Bottled water

Mussel boat tickets

Photographic memento of your experience

Snacks

Transport by private vehicle

WiFi in the car

Wine tasting fees

What's Not Included

Lunch


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 75

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Ponte Da Illa de Arousa
We will visit the Island with a panoramic tour of it, stopping as requested in different parts of it.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Iglesia de Santiago
The church where it all began for the Camino.

Last stop in the Portuguese route.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Amazing
Ramon_A, 07-08-2022
Juanjo or tour guide is what made
It real special. His knowledge and attention to detail made the trip over the top.
Amazing Experience, Wonderful Guide!
MariaAraceli_C, 13-10-2021
Juanjo is an exceptional guide and this tour is amazing. Juanjo has a wealth of knowledge about the region’s history and wine industry. Our stop at the winery was delightful, boat ride was great with all you can eat mussels- mussel farm visit was fun. Seafood lunch was amazing and views of the sea from along the coast were beautiful. Juanjo is a professional and knows how to make this tour a memorable experience. It was a great capstone and change of pace to see the beautiful Galician coast after walking the inland Camino De Santiago French Way. Don’t miss this tour with Juanjo!!
Tours of Galicia and Juanjo Cuenca are terrific!
FJGonzalezG, 07-03-2020
After much research on the internet, we selected the “One day Rias Baixas private tour” offered by Tours of Galicia, and we could not have done better. Juanjo Cuenca is an expert tour guide, and more. He is a fount of knowledge, well-prepared, flexible, and knows how to read his clients. My wife and I have done winery tours in the United States, like Albariño, and we both speak Spanish. Our conversation with Juanjo shifted back and forth seamlessly between his excellent colloquial English and Spanish, as the situation required. We were picked up at our hotel in Santiago, on time, and proceeded to the Salnés valley for a tour of four wineries in Juan’s comfortable SUV, which had bottled water and rechargers for our phones.

We visited two small and two medium-sized wineries. We learned about the grape, the vineyards, the harvesting, and differences in wine production, and creative ways wineries in Galicia are making the most of the Albariño grape. All offered tastings with snacks. In one we bought a surprisingly good sparkling Albariño (who knew there was such a thing?!!!), cosmetics, and a wine reduction jam. In another, we bought a bottle of delicious Galician grappa called “Orujo.” In a third, we bought three bottles of phenomenal Albariño.

For lunch, Juanjo offered a couple of options, and we opted for a “furrancho,” an informal family-run eating establishment where the draw is the home-made Albariño. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was homey (a family came in all dressed as cowboys and girls, as it was carnival season), and the Albariño served in traditional saucers/cups was surprisingly good.

Along the way, we talked constantly about the history and culture of Galicia, the topography, land tenure, economics, etc. Juanjo would point out salient features and sites, and he offered a few stops that were great: the “lonxa” at Cambados, where we were able to see the fishermen’s catch before the daily auction and the church of St. James in Padrón (where St. James’ remains arrived in Spain).

We were very lucky, as the church of Santa María de Iria Flavia, where Nobel Price literature winner Camilo Jose Cela is buried, happened to be open. We were also lucky, as the weather was sunny and cool—not what you’d expect in late February. Having said that, it was Juanjo who made the day. We had high expectations, and they were exceeded in every way.




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