Explore Vigo & Rias Baixas Short Break

Self Guided Tour
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    • Duration4 Days / 3 Nights
    • Group size 2-6 people
    • Tour ThemeCulinary and Cooking Holidays, Short Stay City Breaks, Food, Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures

    On this self-drive flavourful short break you will savour the seafood, wines on Galicia’s Southern  Rias Baixas coast. This  food, wine and walking journey starts in the urban coastal city of Vigo, Europe´s largest fishing port and second in the world behind Tokyo.

    This trip starts with a special show cooking dinner of innovative Galician cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and a cocktail at the skyline bar of our hotel with amazing night views of the bay, a great way to begin a memorable trip.

    The first few days youll explore the Rias Baixas, where you can take a boat ride to a fishing village for a walk around the market to learn about the different varieties of fish and seafood caught locally in the bay. 

    We like to make things a bit flexible, so you will have a choice on one of the days when in Vigo to explore the city as you please, take a sailing trip over to the golden beaches of the Cies Islands or walk part of the Camino Portuguese coastal way visiting a winery in the sub-zone of O Rosal. If you haven´t been to Santiago de Compostela then you could spend the day there to visit the Cathedral and the old quarter with our expert local guide.

    On this trip, you will see the contrasts of the blue Atlantic coast and green river valleys of Galicia’s wine country. Walking coastal trails, explore fishing villages, etc… An abundance of seafood and fish on the coast like; Pulpo (Octopus), Vieiras (Scallops, Lubina (Sea Bass), Merluza (Hake), just to name a few!

    For those who will like to extend their trip, we have add-ons down to Porto, Lisbon over to Seville and could end up in Madrid the capital city of Spain. Let us know and we can suggest the best way to combine the add-on either pre-tour of post-tour just ask one of our tour specialists.

    NOTE:  We have also a Small Group Version of this tour, with chauffeur transportation and some more activities and excursions. If you are more interested in a tour of this sort please check …Southern Galicia Coastal & Wine Country Walking Trails.

    Highlights

    • DinnerAt a Michelin Starred Restaurant paired with Galician wines
    • Self-drive tour Enjoy the tour at your own pace
    • ExploreThe spectacular coast of Rias Baixas
    • Discover VigoEurope's largest fishing port and second in the world behind Tokyo.

    Pick up/Drop off

    • Vigo Airport Other points available upon request
    • Vigo AirportOther ending points available upon request

    Price Includes

    • 3 Nights accommodations Double or Single Occupancy based on hotels specified in the Lodging section
    • BreakfastDaily except day of arrival
    • DinnerIn a Michelin-starred restaurant based on the tasting menus of expert chefs. Wine will be included at all meals selected to be paired with each meal.
    • Spa Access 1h each day
    • 4 Days Rental Car or Minivan
    • Entry FeesEntrances when with local guides are included in the cost.
    • 1 Welcome Cocktail Champagne at your hotel
    • Local Taxes

    Price Excludes

    • Transportation not specified
    • Meals not specified
    • Porterage
    • City taxes in some location like in Barcelona and PortoTo be paid directly at hotels when we check out if there is any of these taxes
    • Any entrance fees when not with guide
    • Tips & Gratuities to Tour Leader, driver and local guides Not mandatory but given if you enjoy the services
    • Trip Cancellation and Medical Insurance Highly recommended
    • Any other items not specified in Price Includes

    Accommodation

    Gran Hotel Nagari Boutique & Spa

    * or similar class hotels

    Transport

    Car Rental Details: (2 – 3 people)

    Rental Type:
    VW Touran Aut., Peugeot 5008 Aut. or similar (Premium-Minivan | IVAR)

    Pickup: 
    Vigo  Airport

    Return:
    Vigo  Airport

    Rental Period:
    4 days
     
    Vehicle Features:
    • Air conditioning
    • Automatic transmission
    • 4 Doors
    • Capacity: 5 Passengers 2 Suitcases + 1 Bags
    • Minimum Driver`s Age: 21 years
    • Driver´s License Ownership: 2 year(s)
    Rental Rate Includes:
    • Unlimited kilometers
    • Loss damage waiver (including theft protection) with minimum excess
    • Third-party insurance
    • Additional driver
    • Premium location fee
    • Local Taxes

    Car Rental Details: (4 – 6 people) 

    Rental Type:
    Peugeot Traveller, VW Caravelle, Citroen SpaceTourer or similar Minivan | FVMR)

    Pickup:
    Vigo Airport 

    Return:
    Vigo Airport 

    Rental Period:
    4 days
     
    Vehicle Features:
    • Air conditioning
    • Manual transmission
    • 5 Doors
    • Capacity: 9 Passengers 3 Suitcases + 1 Bags
    • Minimum Driver`s Age: 21 years
    • Driver´s License Ownership: 2 year(s)
    Rental Rate Includes:
    • Unlimited kilometers
    • Loss damage waiver (including theft protection) with minimum excess
    • Third party insurance
    • Additional driver
    • Premium location fee
    • Local Taxes
    Itinerary

    Day 1Vigo Airport - Vigo

    • This self-drive tour starts in the city of Vigo. 
    • If you need a transfer to Vigo or a pre-tour package see our Add-ons section of the tour.
    • Upon arrival to the airport, head to the car rental office to pick your rental car. 
    • Drive to your hotel in Vigo and check in (NOTE: You can check-in any time after 02:00PM, if you do arrive earlier you can ask to store luggage with reception and check in later)
    • Before dinner we would like to offer you a welcome drink on the terrace of the cocktail bar.
    • Then you will take a short stroll to thru the streets to the Michelin-starred restaurant Maruja Limon for a special tasting menu prepared by Chef Rafa Centeno and his team.
    • Walk back to our hotel just around the corner.
    • The night is not over! Optional if you still want more… there is an amazing rooftop Skyline bar of the whole to see the bay of Vigo and lights at night you could have that last night-cap.
    • Overnight in Vigo

    Day 2Vigo - O Morrazo Coastal Fishing Villages - Vigo

    • Breakfast
    • Today you can either opt for a guided morning half-day private tour with our local food guide or explore on your own as you please Vigo and surroundings.
    • If you decide to include a tour for today (See Add-ons section).. Galician Coastal Cooking Class and Boat Ride on Vigo Bay (ID: 3065)
    • Otherwise if you want to do your own thing you could enjoy a short small ferry ride over Vigo Bay (20 mins.) to the small fishing village of Cangas or drive all the way there.
    • Arriving in Cangas you can walk along the seaside promenade to the market and take a look at what has been caught that morning.
    • After visiting the market you could take a walk around the old part of Cangas and a little walk along the promenade.
    • You can have lunch at one of the amazing local restaurants in Cangas. 
    • If you decided to drive to Cangas, after lunch you can enjoy a coastal drive making a brief stop at the small village of Hio to see the Wayside Cross of Hio, the most famous in Galicia.
    • Then you can drive to Cabo Home – Costa da Vela to see the lighthouse and the fantastic views. 
    • Return to Vigo by highway.
    • Dinner on your own
    • Overnight in Vigo

    Day 3Vigo - Flexible day to explore the city or surroundings

    • Breakfast
    • For today we have selected some of our best tours in case you feel like taking a one-day trip. For those who just want to walk around the city and do your own thing, or even just take the ferry over to the Cies Islands for a nature beach dat you have the chance to do that today.
    • If you did want to do a guided tour we have the following suggested options that could be added. You can see all the details and prices in the Add-ons section…
      • OPTION 1:  VIP Rias Baixas Coast in the Salnes Valley Wine Country (ID: 3235)
      • OPTION 2: Albarino winery and Baiona Coastal Village Tour from Vigo (ID: 2938)
      • OPTION 3: Sailing Day Trip to the Cies Islands in a Luxurious Private Yacht (ID: 2714)
      • OPTION 4: Santiago de Compostela Historical Walking Tour with transportation from Vigo Port (ID: 3008) 
      • OPTION 5:  Traditional Tapas and Wine Tour in Vigo´s Old Quarter with a Food Expert (ID: 2862)
    • In the evening you could dine on your own out on the town, or have our food guide take you on an evening tapas tour (See Add-ons)…  Evening Gourmet Food Tour of Vigo`s old quarter (ID: 3191)
    • Walk back to your hotel which is nearby
    • Overnight in Vigo

    Day 4Vigo - Vigo Airport

    • Breakfast
    • Drive to Vigo Airport
    • Drop off your rental car 
    • If you did want to extend your trip down to Porto, Lisbon over to Seville and could end up in Madrid the capital city of Spain. Let us know and we can suggest the best way to combine the add-on either post-tour just ask one of our tour specialists.
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