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Galicia - Facho de Donon: A Celtic Hill-Fort, Roman Ruins and Ancient Lighthouse

Facho de Donon: A Celtic Hill-Fort, Roman Ruins and Ancient Lighthouse

(45 reviews)
O Facho de Donon, Cangas do Morrazo, Galicia, Spain
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Did you know that Galicia, Spain is one of the 7 Celtic Nations (Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Wales, Brittany & Galicia)? In this region of North-western Spain, you will find remains of the Celtic past with many Castros (hill-forts) dotted in the mountains. On this tour come with Sean & Tiernan to explore a very remote, but amazing site on top of a hill at 158 meters high. Learn about the Celtic history of this area as well the Roman domination after that. There is also an ancient Guard Lookout made of granite stone to keep watch of invaders from all directions. In addition, it is thought to have been used as a Lighthouse to guide fisherman back home. From the hilltop, you will admire the best views of the tip of the peninsula of O Morrazo, Vigo Bay, and the Cies Islands! Don’t miss this chance to discover virtually an unknown part of North-western Spain with a strong Celtic Heritage much in common with the other Celtic Nations!


Meet your local guide

Sean

Far from just reading out of tour guide books, Sean O’Rourke has immersed himself in his adopted country (Galicia, Spain) and truly wants you to understand and enjoy its culture. He personally guides their specialized small group historic, gourmet food & wine tours in Galicia. Sean is well versed in the various topics covered on the tour such as Celtic Hill-forts and music, the religious pilgrimage to Santiago, Galician-Roman-Celtic history, wine making, wine tasting, Galician modern & traditional cuisine, etc. Sean’s travels have taken him throughout Europe and Britain extensively. His interest into the Spanish culture has given him the ability to speak fluently in Spanish. Sean would be glad to translate and help with some basic vocabulary while on your vacation in Galicia, Spain. One of Sean’s many pastimes is the study of Ancient Celtic history, Galicia and it’s connection to the other Celtic nations (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and Isle of Man) has been his latest project and would love to share with you all the legends and stories of Galicia. Sean is Canadian, but of Scottish & Irish roots and his wife Angie is Galician, their goal is to show visitors an insider’s point of view of “GALICIA, SPAIN’S HIDDEN CELTIC PARADISE” "

Sean has been guiding since Sep 1999


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Galicia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Galicia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Janet M.

20 March 2021

Fantastic trip

Janet W.

19 March 2021

Fantastic tour, beautiful scenery. Sean is very knowledgeable and also takes care to show the beauty of the place if you want to take photos. Really enjoyed it and will join more of his tours

Sarah M.

19 March 2021

Sean's a really good guide, it was a pleasure to see this beautiful place through his eyes.

pat m.

19 March 2021

Super !!!

S C.

18 March 2021

A clearly thought, planned tour of the site. Information about the various inhabitants/user of the site concisely and carefully explained and shown. Sean was particularly good at judging the way the conditions on the site might affect the reception for the audience but he needed have worried it was all superb and the weather played for too!


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