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A Festive Galician Fairytale – Christmas in Vigo

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  • Vigo, Galicia, Spain - Oyster street (Rúa das Ostras)

    Vigo, Galicia, Spain - Oyster street (Rúa das Ostras)
4 day tour
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In Galicia, North-West Spain, there is a magical place where, at Christmas time, Vigo, the largest port city in Spain, transforms into the ultimate festive extravaganza. Home to a massive fishing port plus ancient Roman ruins, neoclassical churches, and an authentic Galician old town.  Every day, at 6 p.m., more than 10 million of LED lights and around 500 Christmas trees, makes the night come alive in around 350 of the 1700 streets of the city. The city also features a 110-foot tall electronic Christmas tree that displays a variety of interesting light patterns and designs in the Porta do Sol area. It is truly a spectacle to behold.

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Vigo; Culture, History & Gastronomy

Situated at the heart of the Rías Baixas, Vigo is known as “The Atlantic Gate”. The old town is a stunning, lively area of streets and paths that meander towards the sea. From the impressive Praza da Constitución square to the banks of the Berbés or Rúa da Pescadería , where you can taste the city’s famous oysters, the “casco vello” is truly worth a visit, and also the perfect place for wine and tapas. Also, why not take a stroll to Castro Fotress to see beautiful gardens, ornate water features and enjoy city-scape views. Furthermore, throughout the city, there will be plenty of Christmas market stands featuring artificial snow cannons and artisanal crafts will help revellers get into the holiday spirit. Also those with a sweet tooth be sure to enjoy  an colourful assortment of dried fruit and nuts coated in chocolate as well as a  traditional hot chocolate and some delightful churros.

The Cíes Islands & The Atlantic Gate

As well as this, you will get the chance to visit the Cíes Islands; an amazing national marine-terrestrial park and one of the country’s most beautiful places, which is why the Romans named them the islands of the gods. Here, you will experience beach paradise with crystalline waters, in a natural environment that makes it a unique wildlife observatory. The Cíes archipelago is made up of three islands: Monte Agudo, O Faro and San Martiño. The first two are connected by a long strip of sand: Rodas Beach, considered one of the best beaches in the world.

Vigo’s western location means that it is easy enough to also visit the Portuguese city of Porto as well as Spanish pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela.


Dates

December 2021


Suggested itinerary by air

Day 1

Travel to Vigo

Upon arrival at Vigo airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel in the centre of Vigo. If you are travelling to Porto or Santiago de Compostela airport, enjoy a guided tour of the city before travelling to Vigo.

Day 2

The Cíes Islands

Today why not enjoy an optional private boat tour from the port of Vigo to the Cíes Islands (half or full day excursion). The Cíes Islands have always dazzled, which is why the Romans named them “the islands of the Gods”. A unique ecosystem, teeming with marine and terrestrial life has been created in this place, where fresh and salt water converge. Endless beaches with fine sand and almost-clear blue water will draw you into this paradise on earth known as the Atlantic Islands.

Day 3

Vigo Christmas Lights

At night, we will do a guided tour of the city, to admire and enjoy the worldfamous “Christmas Lights”. Vigo’s “Christmas Lights” are among the most important ever seen in any city. More than 10 million of LED lights and around 500 Christmas trees will turn the night into day in around 350 of the 1700 streets of the city. But Vigo has many other charms to offer: culture, history, gastronomy and shopping. Situated at the heart of the Rías Baixas, Vigo is known as “The Atlantic Gate”. The old town is a stunning, lively area of streets and paths that meander towards the sea. From the impressive Praza da Constitución square to the banks of the Berbés or Rúa da Pescadería , where you can taste the city’s famous oysters, the “casco vello” is truly worth a visit, and also the perfect place for wine and tapas.

Day 4

Return to the UK

It is time to say goodbye to Vigo, transfer to your preferred airport and travel back to the UK.

 


We have a selection of excellent 3 and 4 star hotels available.


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Date Half Twin Single Supplement
Late November – December Price on request Price on request
All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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