Ribeira Sacra tour

Included: Visit to a Winery; Visit to San Pedro de Rocas and Santo Estevo Monasteries; Lunch; Visit to Viewpoints; Boat trip.

- Type: 1-day private tour.
- Total duration: approx. 10h
- Car travel time: approx. 3h30min
From: 105€ per person
(price for group of 8)
 

 

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.

Some details about our Ribeira Sacra tour

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 two of these monuments: Monastery of San Pedro de Rocas, Monastery of Santo Estevo, Castle of Castro Caldelas or Monastery of Xunqueira de Espadanedo
  • 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 (limited availability in low season)
  • 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-assistant from our staff
  • Photography service
  • Insurance and taxes

WARNING: from October 23rd to March 21st, the private boat stops sailing and the big boat has limited availability. If no boat ride is available, we will add an alternative activity.


Visits to monuments

The tour includes visits to 2 out of 4 monuments (depending on the final route and/or customer preferences): *Monastery of San Pedro de Rocas, *Monastery of Santo Estevo, *Castle of Castro Caldelas or Monastery of Xunqueira de Espadanedo.

*In order to do a guided tour in these monuments it is necessary to hire an oficial guide (subject to availability), with an additional cost. Otherwise, the person that will take you on the tour will accompany you to the interior of the monument only to take pictures of your group, as part of the photography service included in the tour package.


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
  • Car travel time: 4h00min

 

See our Terms & Conditions

 

Additional information

Municipalities that belong to the region of Ourense: Amoeiro, Barbadás, Coles, Esgos, Nogueira de Ramuín, Ourense, Pereiro de Aguiar, A Peroxa, San Ciprián de Viñas, Taboadela, Toén & Villamarín.

Municipalities that belong to the region of Terra de Caldelas: Castro Caldelas, Montederramo, Parada de Sil & A Teixeira.


F.A.Q.

You decide. These are private tours where you will only travel with the people you select at the time of booking / hiring. Ideal to enjoy with your partner, family or friends. You will not travel with anyone you do not know (with the exception of driver-guide). It may happen that in some cases, like on a boat, you do not go alone unless you ask for the entire boat reservation for you (it would imply additional costs).
Always from and to the accommodation where you are staying. Please note that there may be additional expenses with departures from other cities other than Ourense.
All that is mentioned in the section included, we try to provide everything so that you do not have to worry about anything, the prices mentioned will always be final prices per person or group. Normally is included the private transportation, lunch, visits, insurance and any other necessary service for the excursion.
Yes, it can be customized according to the client's requirements. Keep in mind that in case of substantial changes, the price may vary per person or group.
Yes, we as a travel agency can also arrange the accommodation in case you need it or want it.
Yes, although it is not recommended due distances. In any case, during the same day, full excursions could not be done, when combining them, we would have to dispense with parts of both.
Yes, by contacting us directly (subject to availability). Phone: +34 689 139 381
Online. In cash or with card the same day for reservations made in less than 48h. It is advisable to make the payment online.

ONLINE RESERVATION


Note: Online reservations have to be done at least 48h in advance, for shorter notice call us directly. Also, if the date you want is listed as already booked, contact us, and we will try to find a solution.

Total group size: 2 people




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Other options
Tours in groups

Since March 2018, if you prefer you have the option of reserving your Ribeira Sacra tour, in groups tours and with regular departures, through our website Excursion Ribeira Sacra.

These new tours have regular departures from Santiago de Compostela and Ourense, in groups up to 27 people.

Being group tours, they are not as exclusive as the private tours from Verdant Experiences, but they have the advantage of having more affordable prices.