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Ribeira Sacra Tour - The Sil Canyon

One day tour to the Ribeira Sacra with departure from Ourense. e propose you a boat trip to admire the majesty of the Sil Canyon, cultural visits and a visit to a winery with a wine tasting from Ribeira Sacra Appellation.

Full program


Departure from Ourense train station after pickup up customers in the spa hotels Arnoia Caldaria and Laias Caldaria. After completing the check-in of all passengers, we will head to the Monastery of San Pedro de Rocas, the oldest monastery in Galicia (Spain), with most of its church carved directly in rock.


After visiting the monastery, we will head to the pier of Santo Estevo to start the boat trip on the Sil River. During the navigation you will cross the Sil Canyon (the most abrupt area of the Ribeira Sacra), where you will be able to see terraces of vineyards located in areas of great slope, being one of the most representative images of the viticultura heroica (harvest of heroes) in that region.


Once the boat trip is finished, we will go to a village called Parada de Sil, with several restaurants where we will have a 1-hour break for lunch, and regain strength before continuing our tour through the Ribeira Sacra. Note: lunch is not included in the tour price, unless you request it during the reservation process.


Right after we will visit the village of Castro Caldelas, listed as one of the most beaufitul villages in Spain. Over there, we will visit the Castle of the Condes de Lemos and we will have some spare timeto walk around the village and buy its famous cake called "bica".


After Castro Caldelas, we will head to the village of A Abeleda, where we will visit the winery "Adega Vella". In this winery the will explain us the whole wine making process, and also we will taste some of their wines.


At the end the day will visit the viewpoint called Mirador de Souto Chao, from where we can see the area of the Sil river canyon that is packed with vineyards.


After saying goodbye to the Ribeira Sacra, we will head back to Ourense and the spa hotels Arnoia and Laias Caldaria

Info: it might be possible that some tours are done in the opposite order of visits, for operational reasons.

 

Meeting Point and Schedule

Departure Time

  • Arnoia Caldaria Spa Hotel – 09:15 (main entrance)
  • Laias Caldaria Spa Hotel – 09:40 (main entrance)
  • Ourense – 10:30 (RENFE train station)

Arrival Time (approximate)

  • Ourense – 20:30 (RENFE train station)
  • Laias Caldaria Spa Hotel – 20:50 (main entrance)
  • Arnoia Caldaria Spa Hotel – 21:15 (main entrance)

Specific conditions

The tour will take place as long as we have  a group of 10 or more people, in other case the tour can be canceled by notifying with at least 5 days in advance.


If it gets cancelled we will offer the possibility of making the trip on another available date, or in other case the refund of the amounts that have been paid.

Services included

  • Transportation by Bus
  • Official Guide of Galicia (Languages: Spanish / Englísh. Other languages upon request)
  • Boat trip
  • Visits to Monuments
  • Visit to winery and wine tasting
  • Travel Insurance.

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