This tour shows you the beauty of the Galicia's Southern Estuaries. You will have the opportunity to visit the Soutomaior Castle Gardens and Qui˝ones de Leon Gardens and enjoy a panoramic drive along the Ria de Vigo. Note: must walk approx 1200 yards (roughly 600 yards at each location) over various uneven, gravel, paved and cobblestone surfaces with inclines and steps.
This tour shows the beauty of the Galicia´s Southern Estuaries. Begin your exploration of Vigo with a panoramic drive along. Your coach will continue its drive to the Soutomaior Castle to visit its gardens. Located south and slightly inland from Pontevedra City, the magnificent Soutomaior Castle is about a 30-minute drive, enjoying a scenic route that takes you through a large number of villages, the largest of which is Vilaboa. You will start your ascent of the hills, but there are no steep slopes or sheer cliffs and the journey is very enjoyable with the castle frequently in view as you draw near to the destination. The Soutomaior Castle is without a doubt one of the best of the many castles you'll visit in Galicia and gets the highest score on each level. If there was a castle you had to choose to visit in Galicia, that should be the Soutomaior Castle. The gardens are very pleasant to stroll within and contain a large number of unusual horticultural species.Your coach continues the drive to Quinones de Leon Palace for a visit of the gardens. The English garden is known as "Meadow of Tea" as the original British owners had tea there at the lowest level of the gardens. The garden has numerous varieties of ornamental and exotic plants. Species are observed as the French CAMELIO garden, whose age is around two hundred years, the exotic tulip from Virginia and old magnolias on the prairie among which is the largest in Galicia. You will end with a panoramic tour passing Samil Beach and Bouzas Quarter.
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1200 yards (roughly 600 yards at each location) over various uneven, gravel, paved and cobblestone surfaces with inclines and steps. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Tour sequence may vary between groups in order to avoid congestion at the venues.