If the port of Ferrol is one of the destinations of your cruise you can use it as a gateway to Santiago de Compostela, a destination for pilgrims since the Middle Ages and one of the most important Christian pilgrimages together with Rome and Jerusalem. Hundred of thousands of pilgrims visit the city every year during the whole year. Both the cathedral, well known for being one of the largest and most beautiful in the whole of Europe, and the Old Town were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 in view of its urban beauty and monumental integrity, as well as the profound echoes of its spiritual significance.
TOURS 4 CRUISERS excursion to Santiago de Compostela is the best option to visit this city because of the short port time and the inconvenient public transportation schedules.
I. Excursion description
We will cross Ferrol village to take the motorway. Santiago de Compostela is 75 minutes far from Ferrol. During these 75 minutes the guide will talk you about traditions, history, the way… , will give you essential tips to loose nothing important and will show you some documentaries.
Once in Santiago de Compostela the bus will drop you off in the Juan XXIII private parking lot (5 min walk from the cathedral, the nearest place to park). The guide will give you maps which perfectly show the key places. The guide will lead you down Avenida Juan XXIII and San Francisco street into Obradoiro Square. As you walk along, storekeepers will tout their local specialty (almond cake, cookies, chocolates…)You will be given three hours to explore the place by yourself before jumping back on the bus an heading to your dock. Admission to the Cathedral itself is free. In case you need something you can find the guide in Obradoiro Square, meeting point from where she will lead you through the old town to the Alameda Park – from where you can find unique views of the Cathedral- The guide will inform you about meeting time in the bus.
II. Find us
You will be met at the port by a Tours4cruisers multilingual speaking local guide. You can find us at the other side of the port fence door (beginning of the maritime promenade. Muelle Curuxeiras s/n, 15401) or at the bus stop in city center where the free shuttle buses drop you off. Our staff will be there since the very moment you arrive in Ferrol. TOURS 4 CRUISERS® local guides are easily recognizable thanks to their identification card and the regional costume they wear. They will solve any doubt and will show you the concrete place from where we leave.
We don’t ask for money in advance, you pay at the end of the tour and only if you’ve enjoyed it. Pay to the guide in a local currency on the day of the private tour but only with cash.
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30€ Adults – 15€ Children (4 to 16 years old) – Free (0 to 3 years old). And you will be given a free souvenir
IV. How can you book?
– you can pre-purchase here via this website register at least two days before the date. You only have to pay 1€ in advance and then print your booking voucher.
– or you can book as soon as you first face our staff in Ferrol, they will give you a free ticket to ensure your seat is reserved.
V. How it works?
Tours4cruisers Santiago de Compostela excursion is a private excursion. We leave and come back all together. It includes transportation to and from Santiago with very informative commentary along the way. You visit Santiago on your own. The guide will make you know when you have to be back in the parking lot. Take always with you the booking ticket where the guide’s cell number is written on.
TOURS 4 CRUISERS® has modern closed buses that allow us to regulate temperature.