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About Vigo

Spains busiest fishing port, Vigo sits on the rugged west coast of the province of Galicia. Over the centuries, this charming town and its resilient residents have been the target for many naval attacks including a couple from Sir Francis Drake.

In these more peaceful days, you will still find the best view of Vigo is from the fort (Castillo del Castro) built to defend it from the hill overlooking the harbour. From here, your Vigo cruise tour will lead you through the steep, narrow streets of the atmospheric old town (Barrio del Berbes) to see (and smell...) the daily fish market.

Try one of the oysters which are fresh from beds in Vigos 'ria' - one of the sunken sea-filled valleys for which Galicias coastline is renowned. And our Vigo cruises are also a chance to visit nearby Santiago de Compostela, the subject of pilgrimages since the Middle Ages.

 

Shore excursions in Vigo

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Leisurely Vigo Views

Activity lowRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

Relax on this leisurely visit to Vigo - enjoy views over the bay, admire Galician gardens and sample the Spanish tapas.

Winding your way through the city your coach will take you up to La Guia Hill, where you can enjoy panoramic views stretching out over the Galician countryside and down to the bay - peppered with numerous mussel farms.

Continuing through the city, admire the elegant facades as you pass by Plaza de Espana and Plaza de America, have your cameras at the ready as your guide will point out some of the most outstanding fountains, monuments and statues, including the bronze Fishermen and the Statue of the Wild Horses.

Upon arrival at 17th century Castrelos Park you will have free time to wander through the stunning French style gardens, located within the grounds is the palace built in 1620 and recently restored to become Quiñones de Leon Municipal Museum (exterior visit).

Before returning to the ship, a stop will be made at a 19th century Galician country manor, Pazo Los Escudos. The manor is now a 5 star exclusive hotel which houses a fabulous collection of family coats of arms of Galicia, dating between the 15th and 19th century. Sit back and enjoy a selection of typical Spanish Tapas with wine, coffee, tea and soft drinks and marvel at the magnificent views.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot and involves a limited amount of walking, the ground is flat and gravelled. There are a few steps in the gardens but passengers do not need to negotiate these in order to enjoy the sights.

Standup Paddle Boarding at Patos Beach

Activity high

Duration: 5 hours

Experience the serene waters of Vigo Bay and enjoy fabulous views of the coastline from your paddle board!

This tour is designed for the absolute beginner, getting you familiar and comfortable with the sport of standup paddleboarding.

After a short drive from the Port of Vigo, you’ll arrive at Patos Beach, a sheltered white-sandy beach awarded with the world-renowned Blue Flag thanks to the quality of its water, accessibility and safety. Upon arrival to the launch site, you’ll get all the necessary equipment for your activity, and your experienced instructor will provide you with a safety briefing and short lesson in paddle techniques.

Embark on your fun paddle boarding route around Playa de Patos for approximately 1½ hours, admiring views of the beautiful Cíes Islands and Monteferro peninsula.
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Afterwards, enjoy approximately 1½ hours of free time to relax on the beach. Sunbathe, take a dip in the sea or have a walk along the beach before the return drive to Vigo and your ship.

Essential information

This tour will operate by minivan and on foot. Minimum age is 8 years old. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. No experience is required, but passengers should be in good physical condition and must be capable swimmers. The standup paddle boarding will take approximately 1½ hours. Please wear sunscreen, swimwear, flat rubber shoes and remember to take a towel. A bottle of water and energy bar will be provided. Before booking this excursion you must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’ and ‘Beach/Water Related’ paragraphs under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.

Standup Paddle Boarding at Patos Beach
 

A selection of cruises to Vigo

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