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Celtic Forts: Settlements in Galicia

Celtic Forts: Settlements in Galicia

1490€ / per person
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We can presume that Spain has a wide legacy of the different cultures that have developed in our country throughout history. And on this trip we want to bring you closer to the culture of the Celtic people, those warriors who inhabited for centuries mainly in the north of Spain and who walled up their villages, turning them into what we know today as Castros.


On our tour we will pass through some of the best known as “El Castro de Coaña” which is the most important of our green Asturias, or “Castro de Baroña” in Muros, Costa da Morte, with excellent conservation. All this without leaving behind our doses of good gastronomy and unique experiences that we will live surrounded by nature and in the company of our hosts.





Tour Plan


Day 1 - Navia

Our meeting point will be the Hotel Palacio de Arias de Navia. Just 7 kilometers from the first castro that we will visit and the most important of the Asturian legacy, it is the Castro de Coaña, also called Castelón. After the visit to the interpretation center, we will visit the fortress area with 2 walled enclosures: the acropolis and the Barrio Norte, which houses up to 80 buildings. The conservation of this fort is almost complete. We will eat in the area and continue the visit in the Navia Historical Park, one of the most unspoilt places in Asturias where, in addition to marveling at its waterfalls and surroundings or strolling along the coastal path, we will enjoy the best gastronomy in the area. Return to hotel and leisure.

Day 2 - Grandas de Salime

After breakfast we will continue our route to the South towards Grandas de Salime, where the Castro de Chao Samartín is located, another of the great forts of Asturias, destroyed in the second century by a seismic movement. After a complete visit to the fort and its museum, we will continue through Negueira de Muñiz, divided by the Salime reservoir, the beauty of the place will leave us speechless but not without appetite. We will eat at an inn in the area and continue to the city of Lugo. Accommodation at the Hotel and free time.

Day 3 - Lugo

In the morning we will visit the Castro de Viladonga and its archaeological museum. It is located in the municipality of Castro del Rei, where the route that covers the last 100 kilometers of the Camino de Santiago passes. Return to Lugo and free lunch. In the afternoon we have a cultural appointment with the city of Lugo, a world heritage site and crossed by the Miño River. We will visit the Cathedral and its Virgen de los Ojos Grandes, we will walk along the wall and enjoy good tapas through the streets of the historic center.

Day 4 - Santiago de Compostela

Our route will continue to Santiago de Compostela. In the morning we will visit its Cathedral and historic center, Plaza del Obradoiro, and we will learn about the history of the city and anecdotes. Free lunch and free afternoon.

Day 5 - Ría de Muros e Noia

After breakfast a pleasant route awaits us through the estuary of muros y noia, until we reach Castro de Baroña, whose 20 houses with a circular or oval floor plan have been almost completely preserved. Feeling the waves of the Atlantic hitting the rocks will be one of the magical moments of our trip. Then we will return along the coast. We will stop in the beautiful town of Muros to eat and we will continue through Mount Louro until we return to Santiago.

Day 6 - Rías Baixas

After breakfast, our route will continue to the heart of the Rías Baixas. Once in O’Grove, and through a beautiful path we will arrive at the idyllic enclave of Punta Moreiras, where the Museum of Fishing and Salting is located. In the museum we will discover everything related to fishing and the way of life of the sailors and especially with the salting industry "salgadeira". Free food in the area. In the afternoon, we will get on board a catamaran to relax in the waters of the Ría de Arousa. We will approach some rafts where mussels are grown. A good tasting of mussels and albariño on board will be a good gastronomic experience. Return to O'Grove and free time.

Day 7 - The art of shellfish

After breakfast, we will meet the shellfish women of the area. If the tides allow it, we will share with them the art of shellfish trawling and we will also walk with them in the fishing district of Santo Tomé. Afterwards, we will visit a stately pazo converted today into a winery of good wines and marcs, which we will taste. We will eat in the area. Free afternoon to walk around the area and enjoy the summer weather or stroll around Isla de la Toja, which gives its name to a well-known soap. Lunch at the hotel and free afternoon.

Day 8 - Vigo

After breakfast, we will travel to the eighteenth century visiting an old peasant house where the tasks are still being carried out as in the past, you will see for yourself making bread in its oven, after grinding the cereal to turn it into flour and kneading the bread. With your bread "under your arm", we will continue our route to Vigo, precisely to the A Pedra market where we can taste freshly caught oysters in one of its taverns. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a guided tour of the icons of the city before continuing the route to Baiona.

Day 9 - Baiona

Baiona is the first city where the discovery of America was known, after the arrival of the Caravel La Pinta. We will visit its replica and stroll through the marina. For lunch, our friend Pedro has prepared a traditional menu for us in his Recuncho Mariñeiro. In the afternoon we will enjoy the auctions in the fish market and we will take a walk to the Monterreal fortress, from where we will have impressive views of the town and the Atlantic. Accommodation and free time.

Day 10 - A Guarda and Tui

In the morning, we will visit the most important fort in Galicia, the Castro de Santa Trega (or Tecla), where up to 5000 people lived. Then we will start our route to the North and we will stop at the Villa de Tui, which was the religious, economic, military and commercial center of the South of Galicia, the Cathedral or its diocesan museum will be obligatory visits. We will eat in one of the taverns and enjoy free time to take stock of our extraordinary trip before moving to the airport and heading back home.

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