Silversea Expedition Cruises To VIGO (Galicia)

VIGO (Galicia)

Located in in Galicia, in the northwest of Spain on the Portuguese border, Vigo is perhaps the country’s most underrated destination. Considered by many as “just’ an industrial fishing port (meaning the seafood rarely travels further than a mile to your plate), Vigo seduces everyone with its cuisine, landscape and warm Spanish welcomes. Like many of Galicia’s coastal towns, life in Vigo has been dictated by the ocean. View more

The city dates back to Roman times and Romanesque architecture such as the churches of Santa María de Castrelos, Santiago de Bembrive, San Salvador de Coruxo can be found all over the city. From the 16th-18th centuries it became alive with commercial trade and buccaneers looking for sunken treasure. The town still enjoys its status as having sunken treasure in its waters, and debates about who would own this if ever discovered periodically colour local conversations. The old town and fishermen’s quarter are worth exploring, although unfortunately with the port’s rapid expansion in the 20th century, many of the original fishermen’s houses were demolished. However, remnants of the city’s Medieval past are still visible and a trip along the Spanish-Portuguese border will reward you with the beautiful walled Medieval city of Tui and the Velansa Fortress. The 13th century fortress offers a splendid view of the fortified Cathedral of Tui on the opposite side of the River Miño. Mount Castro, a castle fortress actually in the city, commands a magnificent view of Vigo and the bay.

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LISBON To LONDON (Tower Bridge)
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    May 05 2021
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    12 Days
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    Silver Cloud
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LONDON (Tower Bridge) To DAKAR
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    Sep 29 2021
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LONDON (Tower Bridge) To LISBON
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    Sep 29 2021
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    Silver Wind
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Excursions in VIGO (Galicia)

Silver Shore Privato - Vigo by Private Car with Guide - Half Day

Explore Vigo at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Vigo by Private Van with Guide - Half Day

Explore Vigo at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Southern Fortresses

Explore the Medieval past along the Spanish-Portuguese border during this half-day excursion to the Cathedral of Tui and the Valensa Fortress.

Cathedral of Tui

Depart the pier for the approximate 30-minute drive to the beautiful walled Medieval city of Tui, located on a hill next to the Portuguese border near the River Miño. Upon arrival, visit the imposing Cathedral. Built in the 12th century, the Cathedral was later converted into a fortress studded with battlements due to frequent invasions. Its tower forms a magnificent balcony over the River Miño, and offers a scenic view of the fortified city of Valensa on the other side.


Valensa Fortress

Next, re-board your coach and cross into Portugal. Upon arrival at the village of Valensa do Minho, a visit is made to the city's fortress. Although part of the city is situated outside of the fortress, the nicest part of the city is located inside. Originally known as 'Contrasta' due to its similarity to the city of Tui, Valensa has been known by its current name since the 13th century. The fortress offers a splendid view of the fortified Cathedral of Tui on the opposite side of the River Miño.


Following your guided tour of the fortress, some free time is made available for independent exploration. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximate one-hour drive back to the pier in Vigo.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about one kilometre), with cobblestones and inclines at the fortresses, a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 15 steps at the sites visited. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Vigo & Baiona

Discover the scenic beauty and history of coastal Galicia during this memorable sightseeing tour of Vigo and Baiona.


Mount Castro and the Virgin of the Rock

Depart the pier for the scenic drive up to Mount Castro. Upon arrival, a photo stop is made for panoramic views overlooking the city, the estuary and the ship. Afterward, re-board your coach and proceed to Baiona. En route, a photo stop is made at the Virgin of the Rock, built from granite on San Roque Hill.


Baiona

Baiona is among the most important coastal towns in Galicia due to its harbour and fishing fleet. On the approach to the centre of the village, your guide informs you about the town's history and landmarks. Baiona was originally situated within the domain of Monte Real Castle, whose remaining walls date from the 16th century and are visible from the village. Christopher Columbus' fabled ship, the Pinta, first arrived in Baiona upon returning from his discovery of America.


The centre of Baiona features narrow streets lined with stone houses, and has been declared a Historically and Artistically Interesting Area. During your visit, some free time is made available for a stroll along the promenade, a visit to the replica of the Pinta, or an opportunity to relax with a coffee and admire your surroundings. Following your visit, re-board your coach for the approximate one-hour drive back to the pier in Vigo. En route, pass by the Bridge of La Ramallosa, one of the most beautiful Medieval-style bridges still standing in Galicia.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking for approximately 273 yards (about 250 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.