Ausflüge in Pontevedra: Ride a ferry ride across Vigo Bay and get a 360-degree view of pure coastal bliss Trek a beachside trail and take in views of the bay and the Cies Islands Stroll through a traditional fishing village and discover local life beyond the city Taste a selection of local tapas and wines at a trendy tavern near the village port Wine, wine, wine! You’ll learn about all the wines! Albariño, Ribeiro, Mencia… we’ll talk about wine history, wine pairings, and everything in between.
A boat ride on Vigo Bay, a beachside nature trek, and a plate of Galician tapas with wine — could you have any better of a day on the coast of Spain? We didn’t think so. Leave the city behind and head across the water to the small fishing village of Cangas for an evening escapade of pure perfection.
Spend a late afternoon exploring a more remote coastal area of Vigo Bay outside the hustle and bustle of the city! This Vigo tour takes you beyond the city and across Vigo Bay on a local ferry boat, to reach the small fishing village of Cangas. During the 20-minute ride your guide will explain the view and history of the area — as well as how the fishermen catch all that delicious fish and seafood! Upon arrival at the Port of Cangas, we’ll take a short taxi ride to the starting point for our coastal walk along a four-kilometre trail. The scenery will be of Insta-worthy golden-sand beach coves, dotted between a ruggedly handsome coastline. From the trail you’ll also see the Cies Islands Nature Park. Don’t worry — we’ll have lots of stops for photos (#localsknow, remember) and to soak in the atmosphere!
Once we get back into town, you’ll see all the charming small fishing boats at the port, and we’ll stop at a trendy local tavern to enjoy some Galician tapas and wines. We’ll try four different kinds: pulpo (octopus), Tetilla cheese, croquetas, and pepper, and of course we’re pairing those with local wines like the famed Albariño and Godello whites, and the Mencia red. They’re all young wines, but with plenty of personality (just like us!). You’ll also learn about the different wines of the Galicia region. Our Vigo tour will end at the Port of Cangas, where the ferry departs back for Vigo. From there, it’s up to you! If you decide you want to stay awhile in the village, you can do so (just note that the last ferry leaves at 10pm). Otherwise, hop on board and head back to the city to see more of Vigo.
Meeting/pick-up point: 22 Canovas de Castillo, Vigo, at the wrought-iron statue with a big head called "La Bañista", right in front of the Estación Marítima.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 3:45pm.
End/closing time: At 8:45pm.
End point: Port of Cangas, where you’ll take the ferry back over to Vigo (it takes about 20 minutes, boats depart every half-hour and the last boat leaves at 10pm).
Included: Tour guide, transportation (ferry ticket and taxi fare), 4 tapas and 4 drinks, local taxes.
Not included: Additional food and drinks, any personal expenses or souvenirs, tips/gratuities for the guide (optional).
Others: In case of extreme weather (such as heavy rain), the trail walk will be substituted with a visit to the market and a walk around the port.
Please note that you have to present the voucher to your guide at the beginning of the tour.