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Ribeira Sacra Private Tour - 1 Day

The Ribeira Sacra tour is a great choice to discover the Ribeira Sacra region, one of the best kept secrets of Spain. It is a peaceful region, with secluded monasteries surrounded by enchanted forests that could easily belong to a fairy tale. Its cliffs form a stunning view, which becomes even more impressive when you see that in many of those cliffs the locals grow and harvest wine grapes; being such a risky business in this area that it has its own term: la viticultura heroica (the heroic viticulture). The Sil river flows through the Sil Canyon, the heart of the Ribeira Sacra. This canyon is the natural border between the provinces of Ourense and Lugo, both part of Galicia.

Full program

A tour around a magic place with so much history, visible through its ancient monasteries that were built there in search of a secluded and peaceful environment; perfect for those that need to get away from the noisy city lifestyle. The Ribeira Sacra tour stops at the best viewpoints above the Sil Canyon, and includes a boat trip to enjoy the magnificence of the Canyon from all angles. And last but not least, a visit to a local winery to taste some of the best wines of the Ribeira Sacra Appellation of origin.


What is included in the Ribeira Sacra tour

  • Visit to the monasteries of San Pedro de Rocas, Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil and Santa Cristina
  • Visit to a local winery from the D.O. Ribeira Sacra with wine tasting
  • Lunch in a local restaurant with traditional Galician dishes
  • Boat trip in a private boat with wine tasting included
  • Visit to several viewpoints (including the famous Mirador de Cabezoás and Balcones de Madrid)
  • Private transportation from and to your accommodation or meeting point
  • A driver-guide from our staff
  • Photography service
  • Insurance and taxes



Custom tour

The tour described above corresponds to our most common tour, but it can be personalized by the customer. For example, if you would like to visit more wineries, visit a different monastery, do a hiking trail, etc... It can be arranged. Just let us know in the comments section of your reservation, or give us a call first and we will tailor the tour based on your requests.

Note: There are additional activities and visits that can be arranged on demand, but they are not included in the base price.


Departure from Ourense city, at the location requested by the customer. Recommended departure is at 10am. One of our employees will drive you and accompany you all along the tour, assisting you in whatever you need.

 

Approximate duration

  • Tour: 10 hours 30 minutes

 Group Size

  • 1 to 8 people (other group sizes upon request)



Note

If you want to departure from another place other than Ourense city, an additional charge might apply.

How can you get to Ourense? From Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña and Madrid, it is recommended to use the train with destination Ourense
(www.renfe.com), we will pick you up at the station and take you back. If you need more information about how to get to Ourense, do not hesitate to contact us.


An example:

From Santiago de Compostela you can reach Ourense in 38 min (vehicle 1h 15min). The cost per person and journey is approximately 13 euros.

  • 1 Day

    Standard Itinerary:


    • 09:00 - Departure from Ourense
    • Visit to Viewpoints / Monuments
    • Boat trip
    • Lunch
    • Visit to Viewpoints / Monuments
    • Visit to a Winery
    • 20:00 - Arrival Ourense


    * Keep in mind that both the route and the hours may vary depending on the time of year, the availability of suppliers, the hours of light and the pcik-up location agreed with you.

Specific conditions

  • Some times along the year, we might have promotions that can be applied to prices, but only through our website.
  • The schedule shown is subject to change depending on the availability of the providers at the time of booking.
  • The boat trip is guaranteed during the high season. It is not guaranteed from November 1, 2018 until March, 2019, from Monday to Thursday. On holidays and from Friday to Sunday, it will be held if there is enough demand.
  • In case of not being able to realize the boat trip, another activity will be realized in the Ribeira Sacra.
  • Departures from another location that is not Orense city, it will involve an additional charge not included in the curent price.

Services included

*Incluided in a standard tour:

  • Visit to the monasteries of San Pedro de Rocas, Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil and Santa Cristina
  • Visit to a local winery from the D.O. Ribeira Sacra with wine tasting
  • Lunch in a local restaurant with traditional Galician dishes
  • Boat trip in a private boat with wine tasting included
  • Visit to several viewpoints (including the famous Mirador de Cabezoás and Balcones de Madrid)
  • Private transportation from and to your accommodation or meeting point
  • A driver-guide from our staff
  • Photography service
  • Insurance and taxes

* According to your preferences the tour can be adapted as it is not possible to visit all the resources of the area in 1 day (we would need 3). By default we make the standard, but it can be made more cultural, or more scenic, if you do not want the catamaran or the winery, you can incorporate another attraction instead (if the difference in cost is important, the price may vary). We also try to incorporate some surprise element.

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