EXTEND YOUR CRUISE WITH 2 NIGHTS ON THE ROAD TO SANTIAGO
Take a ride along the northern Portuguese coast; stop in Braga to visit the baroque pilgrimage church of Bom Jesus with its spectacular zigzag staircase. Cross into Spain and visit the Galician capital of Santiago de Compostela, whose unforgettable Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.ALL THIS IS INCLUDED:
- 2 nights in Santiago de Compostela: NH Collection Santiago de Compostela (or similar)
- 2 breakfasts
- Guided Walking Tour
- Fully escorted by your Viking Tour Director
- Hotel & ship transfers
Day 1 | Porto & Braga
After your final cruisetour breakfast, disembark and begin your journey along the northern Portuguese coast. Stop in Braga to see the baroque pilgrimage church of Bom Jesus with its spectacular zigzag staircase, traditionally negotiated on one’s knees—or ride the clever water-weighted funicular, one of the first of its kind in Europe. Have lunch in Braga before continuing your journey into the western part of Spain. You will reach Santiago de Compostela around dinnertime; check in to the centrally located NH Collection Santiago de Compostela (or similar) and enjoy a walk through the Old Town and perhaps a traditionally late Spanish dinner. Your Viking Tour Director is available to help you plan your time in Santiago de Compostela so you can make the most of your visit.
Day 2 | Santiago de Compostela
After breakfast, take a walking tour of Santiago’s city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin in the Plaza del Obradoiro, a wide city plaza that contains the striking medieval Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (also known as “Santiago”), one of the most famous sites for religious pilgrimages in Spain. Complete your tour with a visit to the Museum of Pilgrimages and Santiago, which will help you understand the history and emotional draw of the pilgrimage tradition, extremely popular among Europeans to this day. Enjoy a free afternoon in the charismatic Old Town—visit the Museum of the Galician People or just enjoy wandering the narrow streets, lingering by the fountains and people-watching at the sidewalk cafés. (B)
Day 3 | Santiago de Compostela
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* (B)
The following meals are included for all days as listed:
B = Breakfast
* Airport meet and greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking Cruises.
NOTE: Explore More pricing is based on extension hotel check-in date. Extension availability is limited and some restrictions apply with regard to departure date and cruise direction. Please call for details.